下 (xia): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 3, 2018

下 (Chinese PinYin: [xià]; traditional Chinese:下) may mean: (1) noun. a low position or social status: 楼下 (downstairs); (2) noun. used to suggest circumstance or conditions: 在专家的指导下 (with the guidance of the expert); (3) noun. to indicate a certain time: 眼下 (at present); (4) adj. low: 下巴 (the lower jaw); (5) adj. next: 下一个项目 (the next project); (6) verb. go down: 下火车 (get out of a train); (7) verb. go to: 下工地 (go to the construction site); (8) verb. send out: 下达通知 (to send out notice); (9) verb. leave: 下去 (get out of here); (10) verb. fall: 下雨 (rain fall); (11) verb. to proceed with an action: 下手 (take action); (12) verb. put into: 下面条 (put noodles into boiling water); (13) verb. play: 下棋 (to play chess); (14) verb. discharge: 卸下 (disboard); (15) verb. give birth to:下崽 (whelping); (16) verb. draw: 下结论 (draw a conclusion); (17) verb. give in: 双方相持不下 (neither side would give in); (18) measure word. ability or skill: 两下子 (have a special skill); (19) measure word. repetition of an action: 打了一下 (give a blow). 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下?

Chinese Pinyin: [xià]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 下

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

Fixed expression: 下午 (afternoon), 眼下 (at present), 下巴 (the lower jaw), 下摆 (lower hem), 下班 (get off work), 下半场 (the second half), 下笔 (to start writing), 下边 (below), 下葬 (be buried),

Collocation: 下棋 (to play chess), 下半旗 (fly a flag at half-mast), 下半天 (afternoon), 下半夜 (the time after midnight), 下辈子 (the next life), 下工地 (go to the construction site), 下达通知 (to send out notice), 下去 (get out of here);

Idioms: 不在话下 (be easy), 承上启下 (form a connecting link between the preceding and the following), 催人泪下 (move sb to tears), 低三下四 (be obsequious), 低声下气 (speak humbly and under one’s breath),

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4. How to use 下 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 下.

4.1 在某些情况下, 这所谓的解决方案只会把水搅浑, 带来更多混淆

Translation: The so-called solution can only create more confusion in some cases.

4.2 年轻的中国人使用屌丝(意思是失败者)这个词语来嘲笑自己的地位低下。

Translation: The phrase diaosi meaning ‘loser’ is used by young Chinese to poke fun at their own low status.

4.3 活在当下意味着以你的全部感官来保持清醒和感受现在.

Translation: To live in the moment means being present, conscious and aware of the present with all of your senses.

4.4 今天下午我去美甲.

Translation: I am having a manicure this afternoon.

4.5 那么这场罢工会永远持续下去吗?

Translation: Will this strike last forever?

4.6 山下院中,爸爸编织着竹器

English: In a courtyard down the hill, my father is doing weaving using bamboo.

4.7 霸道总裁型的求婚时下很流行

Translation: The “bossy-boss” style is definitely one of the most popular types of proposal nowadays.

4.8 来自法国的米歇尔要讲个搞笑又大概有点悲剧的梗。那时她正在伦敦旅游,天气很冷还下着雨。

Translation: Michele from France had a funny and maybe somewhat painful story to tell. She was visiting London and the weather was very cold and rainy.

5. Stroke Order

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