Mandarin Adjectives / Adverbs

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xiaǒ

small

shaǒ

few, little

cháng

long (length)

duǎn

short (length)

pàng

heavy, fat (person)

shoù

thin (somebody)

hoù

thick (object)

baó

thin (object)

zhòng / chéng

heavy (object)

qīng

light (weight, object)

lǎo, dà

old

niánqīng / xiǎo

young

róng yì

easy

nán

difficult

hǎo kàn

good looking

nán kàn

bad looking, ugly

piaò liang

pretty

kě aì

cute, loveable

jiǎn dān

simple

fùzá

complicated

guì

expensive

pián yì

cheap

hóng sè

red (colour)

hǎo kàn

good looking

hǎo tīng

good sounding

hǎo chī

tasty (food)

hǎo hē

tasty (drink)

má fan

troublesome/ problematic

qīng chǔ

clear/distinct

gòu

enough

zhí

value

tián

sweet

chéng sè

orange (colour)

hēi sè

black (colour)

zǐ sè

purple (colour)

bitter

zōng sè

coffee/brown (colour)

bīng

iced

měi

beautiful

xióng wěi

magnificent

yǒu qù

interesting

qí gùai

strange

shùn

favourable, easy

zǎo

early

lěng

cold

tòng kuài

enjoyable

yǒu yì si

interesting (lit. has meaning)

cháo shī

humid

bù hǎo yì si

to be embarrassed/ ashamed (lit. not good meaning)

thirsty

lèi

tired

máng

busy

mí lù

lost

líang kuài

cool

wǒ hǎo yì diar le

I feel a little better (lit. I good a little in the past)

wǒ hǎo dūo le

I feel much better (lit. I good a lot in the past)

hǎo le

it's fixed/recovered

xīn xiān

fresh

yìng

hard

ruǎn

soft

pú tōng

common (e.g. common language)

láng sè

blue (colour)

húang sè

yellow (colour)

huí sè

grey (colour)

shū fu

comfortable/ well/ unhurt

jìn

close

téng

aching/ sore

huái (le)

broken/ bad/ spoiled

gāo xìng

happy

shāng xīn

sad

fāng biàn

convenient

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