Mandarin (Putonghua) Vocabulary (Pinyin)

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Basic beginner's vocabulary flash cards for Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua). The words are in Pinyin (romanization) only - there are no characters (Hanzi).

nín

you (formal)

he/she, him/her

nĭmen

you all

tāmen

they, them

hăo jiŭ bú jián

long time no see

lăoshī

teacher

jiàn

to see

jiŭ

a long time

street

ma

question particle

máng

busy

ne

question particle

shì

to be

tàitai

wife

tóngxué

classmate

xiānsheng

Mr./husband

xiăojie

Miss, young woman

xièxie

thank you

zàijiàn

goodbye

zŏu

to go, to leave

zuìjìn

recently, lately

gāoxìng

happy

gōngsī

company, firm

gōngzuò

work, job

Hànzì

Chinese characters

jiào

to be named, first name

jiāo

to teach

jiāoshū

to teach in a school

Měiguó

America

Měiguórén

American person

qĭng

please, to invite

qĭngwèn

may I ask?

rènshi

to recognize, to know (a person)

shénme

what

wàiguó

foreign country

wàiguórén

foreign person

wănhuì

a party

wèn

to ask

xìng

to be named, last name

yŭyán

language

zuò

to do

shuō

to speak

zhuō zi

table, desk

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