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50 terms

Most Common Chinese Characters 1-50

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de - grammatical particle marking genitive as well as simple and composed adjectives
yī - one
shì - to be
bù - not
le - verb particle marking a new situation or a completed action
to know, to understand
rén - person
wǒ - I, me, my
zài - at
yǒu - have, there is
tā - he, him, his
zhè - this
zhōng - middle
dà - big
lái - come
shàng - above, on, over, top
guó - country
gè - general and non-specific classifier
dào - to, towards
shuō - explain, scold, refer to
men - pluralizing suffix
wèi - for, for the sake of, in order to
zǐ - child, son
hé - together, with
nǐ - you, your
dì - earth, ground, soil, place, position, distance
chū - go out, come out
dào - way, path, channel
yě - also, as well
shí - period, season
nián - year
de - adverbial particle: verb + (de) + descripion
jiù - just, simply, right away
nà - that
yào - want, will, shall
xià - below, under
yǐ - use, take
shēng - give birth, life
huì - can, able, meet, meeting
zì - from, since
zhe - particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like -ing ending
qù - go, leave, depart
zhī - subordinator similar to 的 de
guò - pass, cross, go by, exceed
jiā - home, house, family
xué - study, learn
duì - correct, answer, treat, agree
kě - able, may, can
tā - she, her
lǐ - neighbourhood, half kilometer
hòu - back; behind; rear; afterwards - queen