Forum Rocket Chinese Chinese Vocab Adjective 好(hǎo) good+verb 看(kàn)to look at=好看(hǎokàn), what do you think 好看(hǎokàn) mean?

Adjective 好(hǎo) good+verb 看(kàn)to look at=好看(hǎokàn), what do you think 好看(hǎokàn) mean?

John-H8

John-H8

Adjective 好(hǎo) good+verb 看(kàn)to look at=好看(hǎokàn), what do you think 好看(hǎokàn) mean?
gabriela91

gabriela91

Would it mean: Good looking?
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

好(hǎo) attached to a <verb> make that verb good to <verb>. So 好看(hǎokàn) is good to see. So if we were to say 这个女人很好看 (Zhège nǚrén hěn hǎokàn) it more or less means "this woman is pretty".
John-H8

John-H8

Hi Gabriela and Robert, Thank you for your postings. Both of you are right. I think good-looking is a better translation.

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