Meaning and pronunciation of 子

Simplified/traditional character
zi (zi)

Definition:

(noun suffix); child; small thing

HSK levels:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Components:

  • 子 (zi): child

Sentences examples with 子:

  • 大杯子是我的。
    Dà bēizi shì wǒ de.
  • 你有几个儿子?
    Nǐ yǒu jǐgè erzi?
  • 老师看见我在桌子上写东西。
    Lǎoshī kànjiàn wǒ zài zhuōzi shàng xiě dōngxī.
  • 我要买六七个椅子。
    Wǒ yāo mǎi liùqī gè yǐzi.
  • 我还是孩子。
    Wǒ háishì háizi.

Words containing 子, by HSK level:

HSK level 1 words

  • (bēizi) : cup; glass; CL:个[ge4] ,支[zhi1]
  • (érzi) : son
  • (yǐzi) : chair; CL:把[ba3] ,套[tao4]
  • (zhuōzi) : table; desk; CL:张[zhang1] ,套[tao4]

HSK level 2 words

  • (háizi) : child
  • (qīzi) : wife; CL:个

HSK level 3 words

  • (bízi) : nose; CL:个,只[zhi1]
  • (diànzǐyóujiàn) : electronic mail; email; CL:封[feng1]
  • (gèzi) : height; stature; build; size
  • (jùzi) : sentence; CL:个
  • (kùzi) : trousers; pants; CL:条[tiao2]
  • (kuàizi) : chopsticks; CL:对[dui4] ,根[gen1] ,把[ba3] ,双[shuang1]
  • (màozi) : hat; cap; CL:顶[ding3]
  • (pánzi) : plate; tray; dish
  • (píngzi) : bottle; CL:个
  • (qúnzi) : skirt; CL:条[tiao2]

HSK level 4 words

  • (bāozi) : steamed stuffed bun; CL:个
  • (dùzi) : belly; abdomen; stomach; CL:个
  • (hézi) : case
  • (jiǎozi) : dumpling; pot-sticker; CL:个,只[zhi1]
  • (jìngzi) : mirror; CL:面[mian4] ,个
  • (sháozi) : scoop; ladle; CL:把[ba3]
  • (sūnzi) : grandson (paternal)
  • (wàzi) : socks; stockings; CL:只[zhi1] ,对[dui4] ,双[shuang1]
  • (xiǎohuǒzi) : lad; young fellow; young man; young guy; youngster; CL:个
  • (yàngzi) : manner; air; looks; aspect
  • (yèzi) : foliage; leaf; CL:片[pian4]

HSK level 5 words

  • (bèizi) : quilt; CL:床[chuang2]
  • (bózi) : neck; CL:个
  • (chāzi) : fork; CL:把[ba3]
  • (chǐzi) : rule; ruler (measuring instrument); CL:把[ba3]
  • (guǎnzǐ) : tube; pipe; drinking straw; CL:根[gen1]
  • (hóuzi) : monkey; CL:只[zhi1]
  • (jiāzi) : clip; clamp; tongs; folder; wallet
  • (júzi) : tangerine; CL:个,瓣[ban4]
  • (rìzi) : a given day (calendar); days of one's life; time
  • (sǎngzi) : throat; voice; CL:把[ba3]
  • (shànzi) : fan; CL:把[ba3]
  • (shéngzi) : rope; string; cord; CL:条[tiao2]
  • (shīzi) : lion
  • (shūzi) : comb; CL:把[ba3]
  • (tùzi) : hare; rabbit; CL:只[zhi1]
  • (wángzǐ) : prince; son of a king
  • (wūzi) : house; room; CL:间[jian1]
  • (yíbèizi) : (for) a lifetime
  • (yǐngzi) : shadow; reflection; indication; influence; CL:个
  • (zhúzi) : bamboo; CL:棵[ke1] ,支[zhi1] ,根[gen1]

HSK level 6 words

  • (biànzi) : plait; braid; pigtail; a mistake or shortcoming that may be exploited by an opponent; handle; CL:根[gen1] ,条[tiao2]
  • (gēzi) : pigeon; dove; various birds of the species Columbidae
  • (gōuzi) : hook
  • (jūnzǐ) : nobleman; person of noble character;
  • (miànzi) : outer surface; outside; honor; reputation; face (as in 'losing face'); self-respect; feelings; (medicinal) powder
  • (qǔzi) : poem for singing; tune; music; CL:支[zhi1]
  • (sǎozi) : (informal) older brother's wife; sister-in-law; CL:个
  • (tíngzi) : pavilion
  • (zhízi) : brother's son; nephew;
  • (zhǒngzi) : seed; CL:颗[ke1] ,粒[li4]
  • (zǐdàn) : bullet; CL:粒[li4] ,颗[ke1] ,发[fa1]

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