上 (shàng): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 2, 2018

上 (Chinese PinYin: [shàng]; traditional Chinese:上) may mean: (1) noun. high place: 往上看 (look up); (2) noun. superior: 皇上 (emperor); (3) noun. last time: 上周 (last week); (4) noun. thing of higher rank: 上等的 (super); (5) verb. ascend: 上飞机 (board a plane); (6) verb. advance: 上项目 (proceed with a project); (7) verb. submit: 上交 (hand in); (8) verb. go to: 上班 (go to work); (9) verb. be up to: 成千上万 (tens of thousands of); (10) verb. add: 上货 (add stocks for sale); (11) verb. fix: 上螺丝 (fix a screw); (12) verb. tighten: 上发条 (wind a spring); (13) verb. apply: 上药 (apply medicine); (14) verb. come across: 上当 (catch up with sb); (15) verb. serve: 上菜 (to serve food); (16) verb. move upward: 登上山顶 (to reach to the top of a mountain); (17) verb. used after a verb indicating the result of an action: 考上大学 (be admitted to a university); (18) verb. used after a verb indicating the beginning and continuation of an action: 爱上他 (to fall in love with him); (19) adv. upward: 上涨 (rise). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 上?

Chinese Pinyin: [shàng]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 上

Synonyms: N/A

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 上.

Fixed expression: 上班 (go to work), 上海 (Shanghai), 上策 (best policy), 上当 (be fooled), 上吊 (hang oneself), 上火 (suffer from excessive internal heat; get angry), 上来 (begin; come up), 上台 (take to the stage), 上诉 (appeal), 上司 (boss; superior), 上回 (the last time),

Collocation: 实际上 (actually), 上班族 (wage earners), 上半场 (first half), 上半年 (first half of a year), 上岁数 (be advanced in years; old),

Idioms: 成千上万 (thousands upon thousands), 承上启下 (form a connecting link between the preceding and the following), 更上一层楼 (go up a storey still higher; strive for further improvement), 高高在上 (set oneself high above the masses), 上善若水 (as good and peaceful as water), 瞒上欺下 (deceive those above and bully those below),

Terminologies: 上呼吸道 (upper respiratory tract),

4. How to use 上 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 上.

4.1 看看这些精致小学生, 他们已经用上了SK II, 我不得不说贫穷又一次限制了我的想象力.

Translation: Look at these delicate primary school students, they are using SK II products already, I have to say that poverty has again limited my imagination.

4.2 我生于上海

Translation: I was born in Shanghai.

4.3 床上有一张被子和一个枕头.

Translation: There is a quilt and a pillow on the bed.

4.4 实际上对于韩国青少年来说,一年中的其他364天是很熬煎的。

Translation: In reality the other 364 days of the year are very tough for Korean youngsters.

4.5 丁狗族是“双收入,没有孩子, 养宠物狗”的缩写。 它指一对都在上班而无子女的夫妻。

Translation: “DINKWAD” is an acronym that stands for “dual income, no kids, with a dog”. It describes a childless couple in which both partners work.

4.6 事实上很多中国的大型企业也在搞创客空间,有许多这样的例子。

Translation: The truth is many large companies in China have established their own makers’ spaces. There are many such examples.

4.7 剁手族上海最多

Translation: The largest group of hands-chopping shoppers is found in Shanghai.

4.8 上海有许多高楼大厦正在拔地而起

Translation: Many skyscrapers are going up in Shanghai.

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