Chinese Verbs

How to Say “Write” in Chinese? 写 Xie in Mandarin



Chinese Verbs – Write | 写 Xie in Mandarin

Write in Chinese is Xiě. With the previous post about the Chinese verb – Read in Chinese, it came as no surprise that Write has to be the next in line, especially for Chinese beginner.

Xiě is a generic word and you can add character before or after it to form another meaning related to writing.

How to Write My Name in Chinese?

I can see that many foreigners wanting to learn Mandarin would ask to have their name translated into Chinese characters so they could learn to write and have a Chinese name. How cool is that! Here a few sentences to ask someone to teach and tell you how to write your name in Chinese.

How to write my name in Chinese?

如何用中文写我的名字?/我的名字用中文怎么写?
Rú hé yòng zhōng wén xiě wǒ de míng zì? / Wǒ de míng zì yòng zhōng wén zěn me xiě?


Can you teach me how to write my name?

你可以教我写我的名字吗?
Nǐ kě yǐ jiào wǒ xiě wǒ de míng zì ma?


How to write this word?

这个字怎么写?/怎么写这个字?
Zhè ge zì zěn me xiě? / Zěn me xiě zhè ge zì?

 

If you want to learn to say “How to read your name in Mandarin“, check out the post on How to Read in Chinese?




① How to Write in Chinese – 写 Xie

Let’s move on to a few more examples, so you learn how to use the word Write in Chinese – Xiě.

  • 学写 Xué xiě means to learn and write
  • refers to character or word
  • 写字 Xiězì also means Write in Chinese
  • 华文 Huáwén is another way to say Chinese which is equivalent to 中文 Zhōngwén

You write the Chinese characters well. Keep up the good work!

你的中文字写的很好。加油!
Nǐ de zhōng wén zì xiě de hěn hǎo. Jiā yóu!


I think that my Chinese characters are not well written. Please advise.

我觉得我的中文字写得不是很好。请多多指教。
Wǒ jué dé wǒ de zhōng wén zì xiě dé bù shì hěn hǎo. Qǐng duō duō zhǐ jiào.


Do you usually learn to write Chinese characters?

你平时有学写中文字吗?
Nǐ píng shí yǒu xué xiě zhōng wén zì ma?


I make an effort to learn and write Chinese characters.

我很用心学写华文字。
Wǒ hěn yòng xīn xué xiě huá wén zì.


I do not know how to write Chinese words. I only know how to speak but not write.

我不会写中文字。我只会说,不会写。
Wǒ bù huì xiě zhōng wén zì. Wǒ zhǐ huì shuō, bù huì xiě.


Teach me how to write. Can you teach me how to write some Chinese words?

教我怎么写。你可以教我写一些中文字吗?
Jiào wǒ zěn me xiě. Nǐ kě yǐ jiào wǒ xiě yī xiē zhōng wén zì ma?


You write the words very small. Can you write them bigger?

你的字写得很小。可以写大一点吗?
Nǐ de zì xiě dé hěn xiǎo. Kě yǐ xiě dà yī diǎn ma?


Your composition is very vivid.

你的作文写得很生动。
Nǐ de zuò wén xiě dé hěn shēng dòng.


Do you write letters home?

你有写信回家吗?
Nǐ yǒu xiě xìn huí jiā ma?


I want to write some postcards and mail to my friends.

我要写一些明信片寄给我朋友们。
Wǒ yào xiě yī xiē míng xìn piàn jì gěi wǒ péng yǒu men.


Do not write with a pencil, write with a pen.

不要用铅笔写字,用钢笔写。
Bù yào yòng qiān bǐ xiě zì, yòng gāng bǐ xiě.


You have written it wrong. Write one more time.

你写错了。再写一遍。
Nǐ xiě cuò le. Zài xiě yī biàn.


Can your child write?

你的小孩会写字吗?
Nǐ de xiǎo hái huì xiě zì ma?


Write Down in Chinese – 写下 Xie Xia

Write down quickly!

快写下来!
Kuài xiě xià lái!


Can you write down your telephone number?

你可以写下你的电话号码吗?
Nǐ kě yǐ xiě xià nǐ de diàn huà hào mǎ ma?


Give me a piece of paper. I want to write down your address.

给我一张纸。我要写下你的地址。
Gěi wǒ yī zhāng zhǐ. Wǒ yào xiě xià nǐ dì dì zhǐ.


In black and white. I want you to write down what you have just said.

白纸黑字。我要你把刚才所说的写下来。
Bái zhǐ hēi zì. Wǒ yào nǐ bǎ gāng cái suǒ shuō de xiě xià lái.



Fill In/Write in Chinese – 填写 Tianxie

Tián means fill. Therefore, 填写 Tiánxiě means to fill in and to write. This verb usually occurs when you are asked to fill in your particulars, details or information on a form. The form is called 表格 Biǎogé.

Fill in your detail on this form.

在这张表格上填写你的资料。
Zài zhè zhāng biǎo gé shàng tián xiě nǐ de zī liào.


Please fill in the resume/CV.

请你填写这份履历表。
Qǐng nǐ tián xiě zhè fèn lǚ lì biǎo.


Enrolling for this course requires to filling in/write several forms.

报名这项课程需要填写许多表格。
Bào míng zhè xiàng kè chéng xū yào tián xiě xǔ duō biǎo gé.


Copy/Write in Chinese – 抄写 Chaoxie

Here, although 抄写 Chāoxiě means copy in English, it does not imply plagiarising. Rewriting out or copying out a Chinese essay is conventional among some Chinese teaching methods to memorise the Chinese characters.

Copying out of Chinese characters is the best method to practice writing Chinese characters.

抄写是学习汉字最好的方式。
Zài zhè zhāng biǎo gé shàng tián xiě nǐ de zī liào.


My words are written untidily. I want to copy out one more time.

我的字写的很乱。我要抄写多一遍。
Bào míng zhè xiàng kè chéng xū yào tián xiě xǔ duō biǎo gé.

 

Take a look at the Chinese Verbs list and learn more Chinese verbs!

 

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