The Chinese character 黑 (hēi) can be a noun, adjective and verb. When used as a noun, it refers to the color "black" or the "dark night". When used as an adjective, it means "black", "illegal" or "bad". When used as a verb, it means "to attack", "to destroy", "to hack" maliciously, or "to tan".
In this article, we'll focus on its use as a verb. Take a look at the following examples:
nǐ zhè shì zài hēi rén jiā a
You're being sarcastic.
hēi de piào liang
lǎo shī bù yīng gāi hēi xué shēng de nǔ lì
The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts.
dàn shì, zhōu liù wǎn shàng yāo qǐng hán fā bù hòu hái bú dào yì xiǎo shí, wǎng zhàn jiù bèi hēi le.
But within an hour after the invitation was posted on Saturday night, the website was hacked.
The followings are the use as an adjective complement:
dù jià de dì yì tiān wǒ jiù bèi kǎo hēi le
On the very first day of my holiday I was burnt to a crisp.
tā bèi miǎn diàn zhōng wǔ shí fēn de yán rè kǎo hēi le
He was browned by the midday heat of Burma.
tā men de liǎn bèi yān xūn hēi le
Their faces were blackened by the smoke.
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