Contemporary Chinese Books 1 and 2 (Jesstival)

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192 terms · This set contains every word found in the Contemporary Chinese textbook "Words and Phrases" section as well as the "Words for Reference" at the end of each chapter.

nin2
You (formal)

hao3
good, well, fine

贵姓

gui4 xing4
What's (your) surname?

xing4
surname

wo3
I, me

ne
Attached to certain phrases (ex: 你呢? ni3 ne? And you?)

shi4
be

ma
used to make a question (ex: 你好吗? ni3 hao3 ma? Are you well / How are you?)

bu4
no, not

同学

tong2 xue2
classmate

men
to pluralize (typically related to people)

老师

lao3 shi1
teacher

jiao4
call

ni3
you

什么

shen2 me
what

名字

ming2 zi
name

哪国人

na3 guo2 ren2
what nationality

你叫什么名字?

ni3 jiao4 shen2 me ming2 zi
What's your name?

ye3
also, too

shuo1
say, speak

英语

Ying1 yu3
English language

还是

hai2 shi
or

法语

Fa3 yu3
French language

dou1
both, all

zhi3
only

汉语

Han4 yu3
Chinese language

ta1
he, him

ta1
she, her

加拿大

Jia1 na2 da4
Canada

中国

Zhong1 guo2
China

澳大利亚

Ao4 da4 li4 ya4
Australia

美国

Mei3 guo2
USA

中文

Zhong1 wen2
Chinese language

英文

Ying1 wen2
English language

法文

Fa3 wen2
French language

普通话

Pu3 tong1 hua4
Mandarin (literally "common speech")

英国

Ying1 guo2
The UK

俄国

E2 guo2
Russia

法国

Fa3 guo2
France

德国

De2 guo2
Germany

日本

Ri4 ben3
Japan

韩国

Han2 guo2
South Korea

华裔

hua2 yi4

ren2
person, people

认识

ren4 shi
know

hen3
very

高兴

gao1 xing4
glad

zai4
in, at

认识你很高兴

ren4 shi ni3 hen3 gao1 xing4
Nice to meet you.

进出口

jin4 chu1 kou3
import and export

进口

jin4 kou3
import

出口

chu1 kou3
export

公司

gong1 si1
company

工作

gong1 zuo4
work, job

大学

da4 xue2
university

xi4
department (of a university)

学习

xue2 xi2
study, learn...

可以

ke3 yi3
may, can...

gei3
to, for...

打电话

da3 dian4 hua4
make a phone call...

电话

dian4 hua4
telephone...

给... 打电话

gei3... da3 dian4 hua4
to call someone...

de
possessive...

我的

wo3 de
my, mine...

我们的

wo3 men de
our, ours...

号码

hao4 ma3
number...

ling2
zero...

fa1
send...

电子邮件

dian4 zi3 you2 jian4
email...

电子

dian4 zi3
electronic...

邮件

you2 jian4
mail...

zhe4
this...

nv3
female...

朋友

peng2 you
friend...

qing3
please...

jin4
enter...

zuo4
sit...

谢谢

xie4 xie
thanks...

he1
drink...

cha2
tea...

哪儿 (哪里)

nar3 (na3 li)
where...

学院

xue2 yuan4
college...

怎么样

zen3 me yang4
how...

da4
big...

漂亮

piao4 liang
beautiful...

喜欢

xi3 huan
like...

na4
that...

nan2
male...

xiao3
small...

中学

zhong1 xue2
middle school

小学

xiao3 xue2
elementary school

电脑

dian4 nao3
computer

饮料

yin3 liao4
beverage

shui3
water

惩治

cheng2 zhi1
orange juice

可口可乐

ke3 kou3 ke3 le4
Coca-Cola

咖啡

ka1 fei1
coffee

亚洲

Ya4 zhou1
Asia

欧洲

Ou1 zhou1
Europe

美洲

Mei3 zhou1
America

大洋洲

Da4 yang2 zhou1
Oceania

非洲

Fei1 zhou1
Africa

西方

Xi1 fang1
the West

地方

di4 fang
place

ge4
measure word for many things

这儿(这里)

zhe4 er (zhe4 li)
here

jia1
family, home

you3
have, there be

ji3
how many

kou3
measure word for people

爸爸

ba4 ba
father

妈妈

ma1 ma
mother

he2
and

太太

tai4 tai
wife, Mrs., madam

孩子

hai2 zi
child

男孩儿

nan2 hai2 er
boy

女孩儿

nv3 hai2 er
girl

多大

duo1 da4
how old

liang3
two (when followed by measure word)

sui4
year(s) old

可爱

ke3 ai4
lovely, cute

ba
particle to confirm something or make a suggestion

学校

xue2 xiao4
school

多少

duo1 shao
how many, how much

学生

xue2 sheng
student

xiang3
think, want to

大概

da4 gai4
maybe, about

wan4
ten thousand

没有

mei2 you3
not have

duo1
many, much

qian1
thousand

qu4
go

为什么

wei4 shen2 me
why

分公司

fen1 gong1 si1
branch of a company

老板

lao3 ban3
boss

rang4
let

那儿(那里)

na4 er (na4 li)
there

bai3
hundred

shao3
few, little

因为

yin1 wei4
because

地图

di4 tu2
map

zhang1
measure word for paper/map/ticket

中文

zhong1 wen2
Chinese language

英文

Ying1 wen2
English language

kan4
look

一下

yi2 xia4
a little

xing2
OK, all right

yao4
want, will be

gei3
give

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