五 (wu): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 14, 2018

五 (Chinese PinYin: [wǔ]; traditional Chinese: 五) may mean: (1) measure word. five, e.g. 五个苹果 (five apples); (2) noun. five o’clock, e.g. 早上五点 (five o’clock in the morning); (3) adj. number five, e.g. 第五页 (page number five). It is one of the basic Chinese words used in everyday conversations. Some example phrases and expressions are: 五一 (May Day), 五月 (May), 五边形 (pentagon), 五彩 (colourful), 五彩缤纷 (full of bright colours), 五千元 (five thousand yuan), 五十 (fifty), 五百年 (five hundred years).

1. How to pronounce 五?

Chinese Pinyin: [wǔ]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 五

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3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 五.

Fixed expression: 五点 (five o’clock), 五一 (May Day), 五月 (May), 五边形 (pentagon), 五彩 (colourful), 五彩缤纷 (full of bright colours), 五斗柜 (chest of drawers), 五谷 (five cereals, i.e. rice, millet, broomcorn millet, wheat and beans]), 五官 (facial features), 五金 (hardware), 五行 (theory of the five elements), 五指 (five fingers), 五四运动 (the historical May 4th Movement),

Collocation: 第五次 (the 5th time), 五千元 (five thousand yuan), 五十 (fifty), 五百年 (five hundred years), 三皇五帝 (legendary rulers of China in ancient times),

Idioms: 五雷轰顶 (be thunderstruck), 五体投地 (be awestruck with admiration), 五花八门 (of a wide variety), 五马分尸 (a form of death sentence in ancient times), 三纲五常 (three cardinal guides and five constant virtues as specified in the Confucian ethical code), 五大三粗 (big and tall), 五光十色 (multicoloured), 五彩斑斓 (riot of colour), 五谷丰登 (bumper grain harvest),

Terminologies: 五倍子 (Chinese gall), 五步蛇 (long-nosed pit viper),

4. How to use 五 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 五.

4.1 我们五个人就够了

Translation: The five of us are enough.

4.2 从今年开始, “五一”假期从7天缩短为3天

Translation: Starting this year, the May Day holiday is reduced to 3 days from 7 days.

4.3 这个中学大约有五千学生。

Translation: There are about five thousand students in this middle school.

4.4 我和我的老同学约了下午五点在地铁站的咖啡馆等.

Translation: I had an appointment with my old classmates at a coffee shop in the subway station at 5pm.

4.5 特拉华州只有三个县:纽卡斯尔县、肯特县以及苏塞克斯县,为美国五十州中县份最少的州。

Translation: Delaware has only three counties: New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County. Delaware has the least amount of counties among the 50 counties in the United States.

4.6 作为最早的13个殖民地之一和新英格兰六个州之一的马萨诸塞州以五月花号和清教徒的登陆地而闻名。

Translation: One of the original 13 colonies and one of the six New England states, Massachusetts is known for being the landing-place of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.

4.7 我已经第五次参加中国驾考了, 还是没有通过.

Translation: I’ve taken Chinese driving test for the 5th time yet could not pass.

4.8 中国文明网宣布了第五届全国文明城市的名单。

Translation: China civilization network announced the fifth national civilized city list.

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