Meaning and pronunciation of 打

Simplified/traditional character
dǎ (da3)


to beat; to strike; to hit; to break; to type; to mix up; to build; to fight; to fetch; to make; to tie up; to issue; to shoot; to calculate; to play (a game); since; from;

HSK levels:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 丁 (dīng): fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; fourth in order; letter 'D' or roman 'IV' in list 'A, B, C', or 'I, II, III' etc; butyl; cubes (of food);

Sentences examples with 打:

  • 我想打电话。
    Wǒ xiǎng dǎdiànhuà.
  • 姐姐喜欢打篮球。
    Jiějiě xǐhuān dǎ lánqiú.
  • 他在打电话呢。
    Tā zài dǎ diànhuà ne.
  • 我每天下午都去打篮球。
    Wǒ měitiān xiàwǔ dōu qù dǎ lánqiú.
  • 我一到家就给他打电话。
    Wǒ yī dàojiā jiù gěi tā dǎ diànhuà.

Words containing 打, by HSK level:

HSK1 vocabulary list

  • (dǎdiànhuà) : to make a phone call

HSK2 vocabulary list

  • (dǎlánqiú) : play basketball

HSK3 vocabulary list

  • (dǎsǎo) : to clean; to sweep
  • (dǎsuàn) : to plan; to intend; to calculate; plan; intention; calculation; CL:个

HSK4 vocabulary list

  • (dǎban) : to decorate; to dress; to make up; to adorn; manner of dressing; style of dress
  • (dǎrǎo) : to disturb; to bother; to trouble
  • (dǎyìn) : to print; to seal; to stamp
  • (dǎzhāohu) : to greet sb by word or action; to give prior notice
  • (dǎzhé) : to give a discount
  • (dǎzhēn) : to give or have an injection

HSK5 vocabulary list

  • (dǎgōng) : to have a part time job; to do manual work
  • (dǎjiāodào) : to come into contact with; to have dealings
  • (dǎpēntì) : to sneeze
  • (dǎting) : to ask about; to inquire about

HSK6 vocabulary list

  • (dǎbāo) : to wrap; to pack; to ask for a doggy bag (at a restaurant)
  • (dǎguānsi) : to file a lawsuit; to sue; to dispute
  • (dǎjī) : to hit; to strike; to attack; to crack down on sth; a setback; a blow; percussion (music)
  • (dǎjià) : to fight; to scuffle; to come to blows; CL:场[chang2]
  • (dǎliang) : to size sb up; to take measure of; to suppose; to reckon
  • (dǎliè) : to go hunting
  • (dǎzhàng) : to fight a battle; to go to war
  • (jīngdǎxìsuàn) : (saying) meticulous planning and careful accounting
  • (ōudǎ) : to beat up; to come to blows; battery (law)
  • (wújīngdǎcǎi) : dispirited and downcast (idiom); listless; in low spirits; washed out

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