Wang's Book: Reading and Writing Chinese - Ch. 1-10 - Vocab - Pinyin + English

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Reading and Writing Chinese Ch. 1-10 - Vocab - Pinyin + English

nín

you (polite form)

hǎo

good; nice; be in good health

ma

(modal particle making a question)

ne

(modal particle ending a question)

hěn

very; quite; awfully

xièxie

thank

not; no

cuò

wrong; faulty; mistake; error

jiào

call; greet; order; name; shout; cry

shénme

what; whatever; why; something

míng

name; (measure word for people)

word; character

míngzi

name

zhōng

center; middle; in; among; China

guó

country; state; nation

zhōngguó

China

duì

towards; treat; compare; aim at

duì

right; correct

I; me; our; ourselves

xìng

be surnamed; family name

měi

beautiful

měiguó

the United States

rén

person; man; people

dāngrán

of course; certainly

nǎ/něi

which; (used for rhetorical questions)

na

(modal particle ending a sentence)

also; too; either

xìnghuì

glad to meet

big; great; loud

ba

(modal particle ending a sentence)

jīn

bound element

tiān

day, sky, weather

jīntiān

today; present; now

tiān

sky; heaven; weather

gas; air; breath; weather; smell; spirits; manner; insult

tiānqì

weather

zài

again; not ... until; then and only then

jiàn

meet; see; be exposed to

zàijiàn

good-bye; see you again

zǎo

early; for a long time; as early as

nǐ zǎo

You had

nǐ hěn zǎo

You early

zhēn

true; real; genuine; clearly; really

lěng

cold

hot; popular; heat up; warm

shūfu

comfortable

zěnmeyàng

how; (a polite formula)

yǒu

have; possess; exist; there be

le

(modal particle ending a sentence)

men

(used after pronouns 我, 你, 他 or certain nouns to denote plural)

wǒmen

we; us

nǐmen

you (plural)

tāmen

they; them

class, lesson

shàng

ascend; go to

shàngkè

go to class (students and teachers)

měi

every; each

měitiān

everyday

dōu

both; all

xué

to learn; to study

zhōngwén

Chinese

kàn

to watch; to look at

xiàwǔ

afternoon

shíjiān

time

duìbuqǐ

I'm sorry

yǒu

to have

méiyǒu

not have; there is not; not

dànshì

but; whereas; yet

duō

many, much

duōxiè

many thanks!

language

hànyǔ

Chinese (language)

one; once; as soon as

general-use measure word

yīge

one of something

xuésheng

student

liúxué

study abroad

liúxuéshēng

student studying abroad; international student

zài

to be (here, there); to be (in, on at)

běi

north

běijīng

Beijing

jīng

city

de

(a possessive or modifying particle)

xuéxiào

school

xuéxí

to learn; to study

lǎoshī

teacher

wèn

to ask

shuō

to say; to speak

huídá

answer

tīng

listen

xiě

write

yīnggāi

should; ought to

read; study; attend school

suǒyǐ

(because...) therefore, so

máng

busy

nǎr

where

de

(used to form an adverbial adjunct)

dìzhǐ

address

qǐng

please --- Will you please; to invite someone to do something; to treat to a meal

kāi

to open; to start

màn

slow; slowly

kuài

fast; quick; rapid

yīdiǎnr

a bit; a few; a little

huǒchē

train

chē

vehicle

zhàn

stand

chēzhàn

bus stop

huǒchēzhàn

train station

(yí ge) péngyou

a friend

lái

to come

jiē

pick up (someone)

happy; delighted

xǐhuan

like, prefer

shāng

trade

diàn

shop; store

shāngdiàn

shop; store

in; inside, interior

half a kilometer

dōng

east

dōngxi

things; objects

shíhou

(a point in) time; moment; (a duration of) time, when..., while...

and, with

shǎo

few, less

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