NPCR II to P. 121

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New Practical Chinese Reader Book 2 vocab to page 121

de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc

zǎo early; morning; Good morning!

银行 [銀-]

yín háng bank; CL:家[jiā],个[gè]

shǎo few; little; lack

排队 [-隊]

pái duì to line up

pái a row; a line; to set in order; to arrange; to line up; to eliminate; to drain; to push open; platoon; raft; classifier for lines, rows etc

队 [隊]

duì squadron; team; group; CL:个[gè]

换 [換]

huàn to change; to exchange

英镑 [-鎊]

Yīng bàng pound sterling

人民币 [--幣]

rén mín bì Renminbi (RMB); Chinese Yuan (CNY)


rén mín the people; CL:个[gè]

děi to have to; must; ought to; to need to

yòng to use; to employ; to have to; to eat or drink; expense or outlay; usefulness; hence; therefore

刚 [剛]

gāng hard; firm; strong; just; barely; exactly

从 [從]

¹cóng* COV. from; since; through ◆ ADV. always; at all times (usu. in negative) ◆ B.F. ① follow gēncóng ② obey; comply with fúcóng ③ join; be engaged in cóngshì ④ adopt a certain attitude; follow a certain principle cóngyán ⑤ secondary; accessory zhǔ-cóng ⑥ cousin-level relationship cóngbó ⑦ follower; attendant cóngrén ◆ CONS. ① ∼ A chūfā departing from A ② ∼ A dào B from A to B ③ ∼ A qǐ starting from A ④ ∼ A kànlái viewed from A ⑤ ∼ A lái jiǎng/kàn/shuō speaking/viewing/speaking /from consideration of A ∼ zhè jiàn shì(r) lái kàn, qíngkuàng bù ²miào. ◆ N. Surname See also ¹⁰cōng ¹zòng


fēi cháng unusual; extraordinary; extreme; very; exceptional

cì next in sequence; second; the second (day, time etc); secondary; vice-; sub-; infra-; inferior quality; substandard; order; sequence; hypo- (chemistry); classifier for enumerated events: time

参观 [參觀]

cān guān to look around; to tour; to visit

兵马俑 [-馬-]

bīng mǎ yǒng figurines of warriors and horses buried with the dead; Terracotta Army (historic site)

bīng soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike; CL:个[gè]


míng xìn piàn postcard

xìn letter; mail; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random

该 [該]

gāi should; ought to; probably; must be; to deserve; to owe; to be sb's turn to do sth; that; the above-mentioned

工作人员 [---員]

gōng zuò rén yuán staff

人员 [-員]

rén yuán staff; crew; personnel; CL:个[gè]

qiān thousand

数 [數]

shǔ to count; to enumerate; to criticize (i.e. enumerate shortcomings)


Wáng fǔ jǐng Wangfujing neighborhood of central Beijing, famous for shopping


Xī ān Xi'an city, subprovincial city and capital of Shaanxi 陕西省[Shǎn xī shěng] in northwest China; see 西安区[Xī ān qū]

好久不见 [---見]

hǎo jiǔ bu jiàn Long time no see


hǎo jiǔ quite a while

见 [見]

jiàn to see; to meet; to appear (to be sth); to interview

发展 [發-]

fā zhǎn development; growth; to develop; to grow; to expand

kuài rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plain-spoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant

话 [話]

huà dialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what sb said; CL:种[zhǒng],席[xí],句[jù],口[kǒu],番[fān]

普通话 [--話]

pǔ tōng huà Mandarin (common language); Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language); ordinary speech

年轻 [-輕]

nián qīng young

轻 [輕]

qīng light; easy; gentle; soft; reckless; unimportant; frivolous; small in number; unstressed; neutral


liú lì fluent

dǒng to understand; to know

jiù at once; right away; only; just (emphasis); as early as; already; as soon as; then; in that case; as many as; even if; to approach; to move towards; to undertake; to engage in; to suffer; subjected to; to accomplish; to take advantage of; to go with (of foods); with regard to; concerning


Měi yuán American dollar; US dollar

欧元 [歐-]

Ōu yuán Euro (currency)

yuán Chinese monetary unit; dollar; primary; first

亚洲 [亞-]

Yà zhōu Asia; Asian

汇率 [匯-]

huì lǜ exchange rate

现金 [現-]

xiàn jīn cash


xìn yòng kǎ credit card


chéng shì city; town; CL:座[zuò]


dì fang area; place; space; room; territory; CL:处[chù],个[gè],块[kuài]

儿子 [兒-]

ér zi son

cài dish (type of food); vegetables; vegetable; cuisine; CL:盘[pán],道[dào]

bǎ to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of; a handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle

wàng to forget; to overlook; to neglect

图书馆 [圖書館]

tú shū guǎn library; CL:家[jiā],个[gè]

图书 [圖書]

tú shū books (in a library or bookstore); CL:本[běn],册[cè],部[bù]

馆 [館]

guǎn building; shop; term for certain service establishments; embassy or consulate; schoolroom (old); CL:家[jiā]

办公室 [辦--]

bàn gōng shì office; business premises; bureau; CL:间[jiān]

办公 [辦-]

bàn gōng to handle official business; to work (esp. in an office)

shì room; work unit; grave; scabbard; family or clan; one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy

shàng on; on top; upon; first (of multiple parts); previous; last; upper; higher; above; to climb; to go into; to go up; to attend (class or university)

xiān early; prior; former; in advance; first

借书证 [-書證]

jiè shū zhèng library card

jiè to lend; to borrow; excuse; pretext; by means of; to seize (an opportunity); to take (an opportunity)

证 [證]

zhèng certificate; proof; to prove; to demonstrate; to confirm

一会儿 [-會兒]

yī huì r a while; also pr. yi1 hui3 r5

xià down; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down

带 [帶]

dài band; belt; girdle; ribbon; tire; area; zone; region; CL:条[tiáo]; to wear; to carry; to take along; to bear (i.e. to have); to lead; to bring; to look after; to raise

tián to fill or stuff; (of a form etc) to fill in

biǎo exterior surface; family relationship via females; to show (one's opinion); a model; a table (listing information); a form; a meter (measuring sth)

ná to hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take

màn slow


bù xíng won't do; be out of the question; be no good; not work; not be capable


shēng huó life; activity; to live; livelihood


zì jǐ oneself; one's own


xìng míng name and surname; CL:个[gè]

性别 [-別]

xìng bié gender; sex; distinguishing between the sexes

职业 [職業]

zhí yè occupation; profession; vocation; professional

jiāo to hand over; to deliver; to pay (money); to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines)

长 [長]

cháng length; long; forever; always; constantly

考试 [-試]

kǎo shì exam; CL:次[cì]

kǎo to check; to verify; to test; to examine; to take an exam

不错 [-錯]

bù cuò correct; right; not bad; pretty good

翻译 [-譯]

fān yì to translate; to interpret; translator; interpreter; translation; interpretation; CL:个[gè],位[wèi],名[míng]

xīn new; newly; meso- (chemistry)

课本 [課-]

kè běn textbook; CL:本[běn]

chū to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc

还 [還]

huán to pay back; to return

过期 [過-]

guò qī to be overdue; to exceed the time limit; to expire (as in expiration date)

过 [過]

guò (experienced action marker); to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to celebrate (a holiday); to live; to get along; excessively; too-

qī a period of time; phase; stage; (used for issue of a periodical, courses of study); time; term; period; to hope; Taiwan pr. qi2

罚款 [罰-]

fá kuǎn (impose a) fine; penalty; fine (monetary)

罚 [罰]

fá to punish; to penalize

kuǎn section; paragraph; funds; CL:笔[bǐ],个[gè]; classifier for versions or models (e.g. a version of a device, software etc)

电脑 [電腦]

diàn nǎo computer; CL:台[tái]

电 [電]

diàn electric; electricity; electrical

脑 [腦]

nǎo brain

chá to research; to check; to investigate; to examine; to refer to; to search

实用 [實-]

shí yòng practical; functional; pragmatic; applied (science)

阅览室 [閱覽-]

yuè lǎn shì reading room; CL:间[jiān]

杂志 [雜誌]

zá zhì magazine; CL:本[běn],份[fèn],期[qī]

问答 [問-]

wèn dá question and answer

预订 [預訂]

yù dìng to place an order; to book ahead

房间 [-間]

fáng jiān room; CL:间[jiān]

国籍 [國-]

guó jí nationality

钥匙 [鑰-]

yào shi key; CL:把[bǎ]

目录 [-錄]

mù lù catalog; table of contents; directory (on computer hard drive); list; contents

续借 [續-]

xù jiè extended borrowing (e.g. library renewal)

年龄 [-齡]

nián líng (a person's) age; CL:把[bǎ],个[gè]

广东 [廣東]

Guǎng dōng Guangdong province (Kwangtung) in south China, abbr. 粤, capital Guangzhou 广州

茶楼 [-樓]

chá lóu tearoom; teahouse; dimsum restaurant (Hong Kong)


lǎo rén old man or woman; the elderly; one's aged parents or grandparents

开始 [開-]

kāi shǐ to begin; beginning; to start; initial; CL:个[gè]


hái zi child

热闹 [熱鬧]

rè nao bustling with noise and excitement; lively


qí páo Chinese-style dress; cheongsam

bǐ (particle used for comparison and "-er than"); to compare; to contrast; to gesture (with hands); ratio

卖 [賣]

mài to sell; to betray; to spare no effort; to show off or flaunt


zhōng shì Chinese style

shì type; form; pattern; style

已经 [-經]

yǐ jīng already


shāng diàn store; shop; CL:家[jiā],个[gè]

shāng commerce; to consult; quotient; 2nd note in pentatonic scale

diàn inn; shop; store; CL:家[jiā]

极了 [極-]

jí le extremely; exceedingly


yī dìng surely; certainly; necessarily; fixed; a certain (extent etc); given; particular; must

chà differ from; short of; to lack; poor

太极拳 [-極-]

tài jí quán shadowboxing or Taiji, T'aichi or T'aichichuan; traditional form of physical exercise or relaxation; a martial art

tào cover; sheath; to encase; a case; to overlap; to interleave; bend (of a river or mountain range, in place names); harness; classifier for sets, collections; tau (Greek letter Ττ)

帅 [帥]

shuài handsome; graceful; smart; commander in chief

颜色 [顏-]

yán sè color; CL:个[gè]

hēi black; dark; abbr. for Heilongjiang 黑龙江 province in northeast China

红 [紅]

hóng bonus; popular; red; revolutionary

bái white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera


pián yi small advantages; to let sb off lightly; cheap; inexpensive

没关系 [沒關係]

méi guān xi it doesn't matter

公园 [-園]

gōng yuán public park; CL:场[chǎng]

zǒu to walk; to go; to run; to move (of vehicle); to visit; to leave; to go away; to die (euph.); from; through; away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走); to change (shape, form, meaning)

小时 [-時]

xiǎo shí hour; CL:个[gè]

过去 [過-]

guò qu (in the) past; former; previous; to go over; to pass by

衬衫 [襯-]

chèn shān shirt; blouse; CL:件[jiàn]

绿 [綠]

lǜ green

样子 [樣-]

yàng zi manner; air; looks; aspect

售货员 [-貨員]

shòu huò yuán salesperson; CL:个[gè]

shòu to sell; to make or carry out (a plan or intrigue etc)

货 [貨]

huò goods; money; commodity; CL:个[gè]

试 [試]

shì to test; to try; experiment; examination; test

觉得 [覺-]

jué de to think; to feel

合适 [-適]

hé shì suitable; fitting; decent; to fit

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