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Learn Chinese Character--长[zhǎng]

2015-07-04 19:21 ChineseTime

长 [zhǎng] adj.

1. older; elder; senior

nián jì jiào dà
年纪较大

E.g.

bǐ tā nián zhǎng
比她年长
older than her;


tā bǐ wǒ zhǎng yí bèi 。
他比我长一辈。
He belongs to my father's generation.


2. eldest; oldest

pái háng zuì dà
排行最大

E.g.

长兄 [zhǎng xiōng]: eldest brother


长 [zhǎng]: v.


1. grow; develop
shēng zhǎng ;  chéng zhǎng
生长; 成长

e.g.

qīng nián shí qī shì zhǎng shēn tǐ de shí qī 。
青年时期是长身体的时期。
Youth is the time of physical growth.


tā zhǎng dé bǐ mǔ qīn dōu gāo yì diǎn le 。
她长得比母亲都高一点了。
She has grown so that she is even a little taller than her mother.


zhuāng jia zhǎng dé hěn wàng 。
庄稼长得很旺。
The crops are growing very well.


2. come into being; begin to grow; form

e.g.

zhè xiē shù èr yuè lǐ zhǎng yè zi 。
这些树二月里长叶子。
These trees come into leaf in February.

3.acquire; enhance; increase
zēng jìn ;  zēng jiā
增进; 增加

e.g.

zhǎng jiàn shí
长见识
increase one's knowledge; gain experience;

 

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