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Mandarin (Putonghua) Vocabulary (Pinyin)

Basic beginner's vocabulary flash cards for Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua). The words are in Pinyin (romanization) only - there are no characters (Hanzi).
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I, me
you
nín
you (formal)
he/she, him/her
nĭmen
you all
tāmen
they, them
hăo
good
hăo jiŭ bú jián
long time no see
hěn
very
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
also
zàijiàn
goodbye
zŏu
to go, to leave
zuìjìn
recently, lately
not
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
shū
book
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