well received – Essential Chinese Vocabulary

This is a very common phrase in Chinese and you’ll see it used to describe anything from products, movies, music to even food, pretty much anything, which means it’s an essential phrase to learn.

受歡迎(受欢迎)

Pinyin: shòu huān yíng
English: to be well received; to be popular
notes: You’ll usually see this phrase modified with 很 for 很受歡迎(很受欢迎 hěn shòu huān yíng)”very well received”, or 最 for 最受歡迎(最受欢迎 zuì shòu huān yíng)”most well received”.

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Vocabularly

普及(普及)

Pinyin:
English: to be widespread

擁有(拥有)

Pinyin: yōng yǒu
English: to possess

個人(个人)

Pinyin: rén
English: personal; individual

令人稱羨(令人称羡)

Pinyin: lìng rén chēng xiàn
English: to make someone envious; to make some admire something

之一(之一)

Pinyin: zhī
English: one of the…

Example

Traditional
在PC還沒有普及的80年代,可以擁有一部個人電腦,可是一件令人稱羨的事。蘋果所出的Apple II雖然不是第一部PC(Personal Computer),但可以說是最受歡迎PC之一。

Simplified
在PC还没有普及的80年代,可以拥有一部个人电脑,可是一件令人称羡的事。苹果所出的Apple II虽然不是第一部PC(Personal Computer),但可以说是最受欢迎的PC之一。

Pinyin
zài PC háiméiyǒu pŭjí de 80 niándài, kěyǐ yōngyǒu yībù gèréndiànnǎo, kěshì yī jiàn lìng rén chēngxiàn de shì. píngguǒ suǒ chū de Apple II suīrán búshì dì yī bù PC (Personal Computer), dàn kěyǐ shuō shì zuì shòu huānyíng PC zhī yī.

English
In the 80s, when the PC still wasn’t widespread, to be able to own a personal computer could really make people envious. Even though the Apple II wasn’t the first PC (Personal Computer), you could say it was one of the most well received PCs.

Example source

  • Max

    I think you got the meaning of 拥有 wrong 🙂

    • Bah! Bitten by copy & paste again! Thanks for point it out!