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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. read. (v)
  2. attend school. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 10
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 15.9%
Common Words / Phrases:
lǎng dú
: read aloud
xì dú
: read carefully
dú wù
: reading material
dú zhě
: reader
dú shū
: study, read
yuè dú
: read
1. This novel is worth reading.
zhè xiǎo shuō zhí de
: this
: (measure word) used for books and films
小说 : novel
值得 : be worth
: used before a verb or an adjective, indicating the suddenness or thoroughness of an action or a change in the situation
: read
2. I read the newspaper to my grandmother every day.
měi tiān gěi nǎi nai bào
: I
每天 : everyday
: to
奶奶 : grandmother
: read
: newspaper
3. He worked his way through college.
kào zuò gōng wán xué
: he
: depend on, rely on
做工 : work
: study
: finish
大学 : university, college
4. She studies hard.
shū hěn yòng gōng
: she
读书 : read, study
: very
用功 : work hard, hardworking
5. He benefits considerably from the readers’ comments.
zhě de jiàn shǐ shǎo
读者 : reader
: (particle) used after an attribute
意见 : opinion
使 : make
: he
得益 : benefit, profit, pay off
不少 : a lot of
6. children’s book
ér tóng
儿童 : children
读物 : reading material
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4 thoughts on “读”

  1. thanks a lot for this website, its wonderful. Would it be possible to get a blank worksheet to make copies to practice the characters?

    thanks a lot anyway

    best regards

  2. Hi Min Min

    Can 读者 be taken to mean someone who reads
    your column and/or a text book?

    Why not say 读 instead of 阅读? What’s the difference?


  3. Hi Βωων Κυαν,
    Yes. 读 者 can be taken to mean someone who reads your column and/or a text book.

    In literature, we usually write:
    适 于 儿 童 阅 读 的 书 籍。 (books suitable for children)
    But we can say, in our daily conversation:
    适 合 儿 童 读 的 书。

    For these sentences, we have to use 阅 读 instead to 读 to mean reading:

    他 从 小 就 喜 爱 阅 读 。(He has liked reading since his childhood.)
    培 养 阅 读 的 习 惯。(Cultivate the habit of reading.)
    我 五 岁 时 就 能 阅 读 了。(I was able to read at the age of five.)
    阅 读 的 速 度。(the speed of reading.)

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