Meaning and pronunciation of 先

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

xiān

  • first
  • early
  • prior
  • former
  • in advance

HSK levels

Components

  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (tǔ): earth
  • (er): child

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : immortal;
  • : to lift (a lid); to rock; to convulse;
  • : fine; delicate; minute;
  • : fresh; bright (in color); delicious; tasty; delicacy; aquatic foods;

Sentences examples with 先

  • 习先生怎么样不这儿了?
    Xí xiānshēng zěnme yàng bù zhè'erle?
  • 先生,请问您什么时候开始点菜?
    Xiānshēng, qǐngwèn nín shénme shíhòu kāishǐ diǎn cài?
  • 他和王先生说话呢。
    Tā hé wáng xiānshēng shuōhuà ne.
  • 你也认识王先生?
    Nǐ yě rènshí wáng xiānshēng?
  • 你饿了吗?先吃块蛋糕吧。
    Nǐ èle ma? Xiān chī kuài dàngāo ba.

Words containing 先, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 3 vocabulary list

  • (xiān): early; prior; former; in advance; first

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list