Meaning and pronunciation of 认

Simplified character
Traditional character



  • to recognize
  • to know
  • to admit

HSK levels


  • (yán): speech
  • (rén): man

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to assign; to appoint; to take up a post; office; responsibility; to let; to allow; to give free rein to; no matter (how, what etc); classifier for the number of terms served in office, post, or rank;
  • : annealed; pliable but strong; tough; tenacious;
  • : cooked food; to cook (until ready);

Sentences examples with 认

  • 认识你我很高兴!
    Rènshí nǐ wǒ hěn gāoxìng!
  • 我不认识那(那儿)个人。
    Wǒ bù rènshí nà (nà'er) gèrén.
  • 你认识这个人吗?
    Nǐ rènshí zhège rén ma?
  • 认识你很高兴。
    Rènshí nǐ hěn gāoxìng.
  • 我认识她的妈妈。
    Wǒ rènshí tā de māmā.

Words containing 认, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • 认识 (rèn shi): to know; to recognize; to be familiar with; acquainted with sth; knowledge; understanding; awareness; cognition

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list