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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. thing; matter. (n)
  2. the outside world as distinct from oneself; other people. (n)
  3. content; substance. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 8
Traditional :
Usage : 51.4%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
物品
wù pǐn
: article; goods; stuff; thing; item
2.
动物
dòng wù
: animal
3.
植物
zhí wù
: plant
4.
食物
shí wù
: food
5.
事物
shì wù
: thing; object
6.
生物
shēng wù
: living things
7.
物体
wù tǐ
: body; substance; object
Sentences:
1. Fragile! Handle with care!
suì pǐn , xiǎo xīn qīng fàng !
: easy
: break, broken
物品 : thing, object
小心 : careful
: gently; softly
: release, let go
2. Every coin has two sides.
rèn shì dōu yǒu liǎng miàn xìng
任何 : any
事物 : thing
: all
: have
两面性 : dual nature; duplicity; ambivalence
: two
: side
3. When two objects are rubbed together they will produce heat.
liǎng huì shēng
: two
: measure word
物体 : object
摩擦 : rub
: will
: produce
: heat, hot
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2 thoughts on “物”

  1. Great site. I just started to try it to teach my kids Chinese. Thank you very much!

    One thing for discussion: about 事物, I feel “object” is countable so not a very good translation, “matter” may be better. But I am not an expert on either language, so I may be wrong.

    1. Hi Jinfang,
      Thanks for visiting my website.

      Regarding 事物, from wikipedia (http://zh.wiktionary.org/zh-hans/事物) :
      客观存在于自然界的一切物体或现象。

      My wild guess is 事物 = 事情 + 物体。

      And from Google dictionary,

      事物 and 事情

      I think “thing” is a more suitable word to describe “事物”, but “object” and “matter” are not wrong also.

      Thanks for your suggestion.

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