Friday, June 17, 2011

The 好 (hǎo) words of Chinese language

(hǎo) means good in Chinese language. You must have already seen it in 你好 (nǐ hǎo), which means Hello.

(nǐ) = you

你好 (nǐ hǎo) = you good = Hello

As shown above, (hǎo) can be combined with other characters to mean different things. One very common combination is (hǎo) + Verb. Below are some common (hǎo) + Verb words:

好吃(hǎo chī)

(chī) = eat

好吃(hǎo chī) = good eat = tasty; delicious


Wǒ māmā zuò de fàn hěn hào chī

The food my mom cooks in delicious.

好听(hǎo tīng)

(tīng) = listen; hear

好听(hǎotīng) = good listen = pleasant to listen


Zhège yīnyuè hěn hǎotīng

This music is very pleasant.

好看(hǎo kàn)

(kàn)= see; look at; watch

好看(hǎokàn) = good see = fine; nice; good looking


Wǒ de nǚ péngyǒu hěn hǎokàn

My girlfriend is very good looking.

But (hǎo) + Verb is not the only way (hǎo) can be used. Here are few other (hǎo) words:

好心(hǎo xīn): good intention

好像(hǎo xiàng): look like; seem like

好多(hǎo duō): many; plenty

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