Meaning and pronunciation of 服

Simplified/traditional character


  • clothes
  • dress
  • garment
  • to serve (in the military, a prison sentence etc)
  • to obey
  • to convince
  • to admire
  • to acclimatize
  • to take (medicine)
  • mourning clothes
  • to wear mourning clothes

HSK levels


  • (yuè): moon
  • (jié): seal
  • (yòu): still / hand

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to lean over; to fall (go down); to hide (in ambush); to conceal oneself; to lie low; hottest days of summer; to submit; to concede defeat; to overcome; to subdue; volt;
  • : seemingly;
  • : to take prisoner; prisoner of war;
  • : width; roll; classifier for textiles or pictures;
  • : to support with the hand; to help sb up; to support oneself by holding onto something; to help;
  • : to float; superficial; floating; unstable; movable; provisional; temporary; transient; impetuous; hollow; inflated; to exceed; superfluous; excessive; surplus;
  • : head of evil (figurative)
  • : to fill
  • : good fortune; happiness; luck;
  • : mark; sign; talisman; to seal; to correspond to; tally; symbol; written charm; to coincide;
  • : bundle wrapped in cloth;
  • : spoke of a wheel;

Sentences examples with 服

  • 这个衣服多少钱?
    Zhège yīfú duōshǎo qián?
  • 小姐学习怎么做衣服。
    Xiǎojiě xuéxí zěnme zuò yīfú.
  • 穿红衣服的是服务员。
    Chuān hóng yīfú de shì fúwùyuán.
  • 我卖了一百件衣服
    Wǒ màile yībǎi jiàn yīfú
  • 你的衣服好漂亮啊!
    Nǐ de yīfú hǎo piàoliang a!

Words containing 服, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 2 vocabulary list

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list