锤子 - Chuízi



Text Translation Below

The following text translation breaks down each word individually so you can follow along with the audio or use it as a quick reference.



Phrase Dictionary

  1. Hammer = 锤子 Chuízi
  2. 锤子用来敲打钉子。 (Chuízi yòng lái qiāo dǎ dīngzi.): The hammer is used to hit nails.
    • 锤子 (Chuízi): hammer
      • 锤 (chuí): hammer
      • 子 (zi): (suffix with no specific meaning, often used to form a noun)
    • 用来 (yòng lái): used to, for the purpose of
      • 用 (yòng): use
      • 来 (lái): come, to
    • 敲打 (qiāo dǎ): hit, strike
      • 敲 (qiāo): knock, strike
      • 打 (dǎ): hit, beat
    • 钉子 (dīngzi): nail
      • 钉 (dīng): nail, spike
      • 子 (zi): (suffix with no specific meaning, often used to form a noun)

Phrases and Translations

  1. 锤子用来敲打钉子。
    • English: The hammer is used to hit nails.
    • Pinyin: Chuízi yòng lái qiāo dǎ dīngzi.

Words of Interest

The phrase "用来 (yòng lái)" in Mandarin Chinese is used to indicate the purpose or function of something. Here's a breakdown of its components and usage:
  1. 用 (yòng): This character means "to use" or "for the purpose of." It is a versatile word that appears in various contexts related to usage, application, or utility.
  2. 来 (lái): This character means "to come" or "to arrive." However, when combined with "用" in the phrase "用来," its function is more grammatical, serving to link the verb "用" with the purpose or function that follows.
Together, "用来" can be translated as "used to," "for the purpose of," or "in order to." It is often followed by a verb or verb phrase that describes the action or purpose. For example:
  • 这个工具用来切割金属。 (Zhège gōngjù yòng lái qiēgē jīnshǔ.) - This tool is used to cut metal.
  • 用来学习的书。 (Yòng lái xuéxí de shū.) - Books for the purpose of studying.
In these examples, "用来" introduces the purpose or function of the tool and the books, respectively. It helps to clarify what the object is intended for or how it is meant to be used.
 

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