四 (si): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 4, 2018

四 (Chinese PinYin: [sì]; traditional Chinese:四; capital: 肆) may mean: (1) numeral. four; (2) adj. the fourth. It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 四月 (April), 四季 (four seasons), 四季豆 (French bean), 四边 (all around), 四边形 (quadrilateral ), 二十四小时 (twenty-four hours), 第四季 (the fourth season), 四岁 (four years old), 第四名 (ranked the fourth place), 四年内 (within four years).

1. How to pronounce 四?

Chinese Pinyin: [sì]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 四

Synonyms: 肆

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 四.

Fixed expression: 四月 (April), 四季 (four seasons), 四季豆 (French bean), 四边 (all around), 四边形 (quadrilateral ), 四处 (here and there), 四川 (Sichuan Province), 四川盆地 (Sichuan Basin), 四方 (the four directions), 四舍五入 (rounding off), 四肢 (four limbs), 四大发明 (four great Chinese inventions),

Collocation: 二十四小时 (twenty-four hours), 第四季 (the fourth season), 四岁 (four years old), 第四名 (ranked the fourth place), 四年内 (within four years),

Idioms: 四分五裂 (fall apart), 四通八达 (extend in all directions), 朝三暮四 (change one’s mind frequently), 家徒四壁 (be completely destitute), 四大皆空 (the physical world is illusory), 三从四德 (three obedience and four virtues for a woman according to Confucian ethics), 颠三倒四 (be topsy-turvy), 低三下四 (be obsequious), 四平八稳 (to play safe),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 四 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 四.

4.1 胡同把口儿有一个人正在四处张望。

Translation: A man is watching at the entrance of the hutong.

4.2 安琪儿才四岁。

Translation: Angel was just four years old.

4.3 古埃及是世界四大文明古国之一,是世界上最早的王国。

Translation: Ancient Egypt is one of the world’s four ancient civilizations, it is also the world’s first kingdom.

4.4 全国人民沉痛哀悼在四川大地震中遇难的同胞。

Translation: The whole country mourned the Sichuan earthquake dead.

4.5 “啊”有四声是中古汉语声调的四种分类以表示音节的高低变化,包括平声、上声、去声和入声.

English: Ah has 4 tones to show the syllable changes, including level tone, rising tone, falling tone and entering tone.

4.6 当我在模考上只取得第四名时,我觉得自己失败了。

Translation: When I came fourth in the mock exam, I had the feeling that I had failed.

4.7 我想重点说说这四点。

Translation: I want to focus on these four points.

4.8 四年前我已经去过上海了.

Translation: I had been in Shanghai four years ago.

5. Stroke Order

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