Chinese Verbs

How to Say “Appear and Disappear” in Chinese? 出现 Chuxian and 消失 Xiaoshi in Mandarin



Chinese Verbs – Appear and Disappear | 出现 Chuxian and 消失 Xiaoshi in Mandarin

Appear in Chinese is 出现 Chūxiàn whereas Disappear in Chinese is 消失 Xiāoshī. If you arrive at this post looking for the other Chinese verb meaning of “Appear to be” or “Seem” in Chinese, check out the other post.

Appear in Chinese – 出现 Chuxian

We just mentioned you, and you appear.

刚刚我们才提到你,你就出现了。
Gāng gāng wǒ men cái tí dào nǐ, nǐ jiù chū xiàn le.


You appeared suddenly from the back. I was startled.

你在后面突然出现,吓了我一跳。
Nǐ zài hòu miàn tú rán chū xiàn, xià le wǒ yī tiào.


After waiting for so long, when will it appear?

等了那么久,它什么时候会出现?
Děng le nàme jiǔ, tā shén me shí hòu huì chū xiàn?


Recently, wrinkles appeared on my face. What to do?

最近,我脸上出现了皱纹。怎么办?
Zuì jìn, wǒ liǎn shàng chū xiàn le zhòu wén. Zěn me bàn?


He did not come to class for many days. Today, he finally appeared.

他已经好多天没来上课了。今天,终于出现了。
Tā yǐ jīng hǎo duō tiān méi lái shàng kè le. Jīn tiān, zhōng yú chū xiàn le.


After the rain, the sun appears again.

下完雨后,太阳又出现了。
Xià wán yǔ hòu, tài yáng yòu chū xiàn le.


At the front appeared a ray of light, let’s go and take a look.

前面出现一道光。我们过去看看。
Qián miàn chū xiàn yī dào guāng. Wǒ men guò qù kàn kàn.



 

Disappear in Chinese – 消失 Xiaoshi

Disappear in Chinese is literally 消失 Xiāoshī. Other than using the word 消失 Xiāoshī to describe a physical disappearance, when we use it on a person, we implied that we have not seen or hear from a person for a long time.

We also use 消失 Xiāoshī to order someone to leave immediately when we are angry emotionally. However, the situation of using 消失 Xiāoshī is usually the fiery woman asking her man to get out of her sight.

The stars disappeared suddenly. Maybe it will rain tonight.

星星突然消失了。有可能,今晚会下雨。
Xīng xīng tú rán xiāo shī le. Yǒu kě néng, jīn wǎn huì xià yǔ.


Recently, (we) have not seen David, he seemed to disappear.

最近没看到大卫。他好像消失了。
Zuì jìn méi kàn dào dà wèi. Tā hǎo xiàng xiāo shī le.


My friend has disappeared for a while. It has been a long time since I heard from her.

我的朋友消失了一段日子。很久没听到她的消息了。
Wǒ de péng yǒu xiāo shī le yī duàn rì zi. Hěn jiǔ méi tīng dào tā de xiāo xī le.


I do not want to see you now. I want you to disappear instantly! (Please leave now!)

我现在不想见到你。你给我马上消失!
Wǒ xiàn zài bù xiǎng jiàn dào nǐ. Nǐ gěi wǒ mǎ shàng xiāo shī!


Disappear in Chinese – 不见了 Bu Jian Le

不见了 Bùjiànle is another way to say Disappear in Chinese. Or rather, it denotes that someone or something has gone missing. Jiàn means “to see“. 不见 Bùjiàn has the opposite meaning of “do not see” someone or something has “vanished“.

My thing is missing. Do you know where it is?

我的东西不见了。你知道在哪里吗?
Wǒ de dōng xī bù jiàn le. Nǐ zhī dào zài nǎ lǐ ma?


The watch that was placed on the table has disappeared/gone missing. Who has taken it away?

桌子上放的手表不见了。谁把它拿走了?
Zhuō zi shàng fàng de shǒu biǎo bù jiàn le. Shéi bǎ tā ná zǒu le?


Heard that the neighbour’s child has disappeared/gone missing. Is that true?

听说隔壁邻居的小孩不见了。是真的吗?
Tīng shuō gé bì lín jū de xiǎo hái bù jiàn le. Shì zhēn de ma?


How does the magician make the thing disappear from the hand?

魔术师怎么把在手里的东西变不见的?
Mó shù shī zěn me bǎ zài shǒu lǐ de dōng xī biàn bù jiàn de?

 

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