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你好
Hello (nǐ hǎo)
再见
Goodbye (zài jiàn)
I, me (wǒ)
you (nǐ)
she, her (tā)
he, him (tā)
it (tā)
她们
they, them (female) (tā men)
他们
they, them (male) (tā men)
one (yī)
two (èr)
three (sān)
four (sì)
five (wǔ)
six (liù)
seven (qī)
eight (bā)
nine (jiǔ)
ten (shí)
十二
twelve (shí èr)
二十二
twenty two (èr shí èr)
two, a couple of (liǎng)
zero (líng)
一百
one hundred (yī bǎi)
thousand (qiān)
电脑
computer (diànnǎo)
电视
TV (diànshì)
电影
movie (diànyǐng)
to be (shì)
中国
China (Zhōngguó)
中国人
Chinese person (zhōng guó rén)
英国
England (Yīngguó)
英国人
British person (Yīng guó rén)
years old (suì)
你多大?
How old are you? (nǐ duō dà?)
我 。。。 岁。
I am ... years old (wǒ ... suì)
Hey! (hāi)
早上好
good morning (zǎo shàng hǎo)
老师好
hello teacher (lǎo shī hǎo)
忙不忙?
are you busy? (máng bu máng?)
很忙
very busy (hěn máng)
老师再见
Goodbye Teacher (lǎo shī zài jiàn )
to be called, to call (jiào)
名字
name (míngzi)
我叫。。。
I am called (wǒ jiào)
你叫什么?
what is your name? (nǐ jiào shén me?)
北京
Beijing (Běijīng)
上海
Shanghai (Shànghǎi)
香港
Hong Kong (Xiānggǎng)
西安
Xī'ān (name of capital of Shaanxi Province)
昆明
Kunming (capital of Yunnan Province) (Kūnmíng)
water (shuǐ)
ma (question particle - yes/no questions)
horse (mǎ)
山区
mountain area (shānqū)
山水
scenery (shān shuǐ)
飞机
airplane (fēijī)
穿
to wear (chuān)
bed (chuáng)
果子
fruit (guǒ zi)
牛奶
milk (niúnǎi)
咖啡
coffee (kāfēi)
咖啡馆
coffee shop (kā fēi guǎn)
图书馆
library (túshūguǎn)
汉子
Chinese characters (Hànzì)
不忙
not busy (bù máng)
什么
what (shénme)
妈妈
mother (māma)
爸爸
father (bàba)
哥哥
older brother (gēge)
姐姐
older sister (jiějie)
妹妹
younger sister (mèimei)
弟弟
younger brother (dìdi)
and (hé)
to have (yǒu)
没有
don't have (méi yǒu)
measure word (gè)
family, home (jiā)
我家
my family, my house (wo jiā)
measure word for number of family members (kǒu)
person, people (rén)
我的家人
my family members, my family (wo de jiā rén)
small (xiǎo)
temple (miào)
cat (māo)
dog (gǒu)
bird (niǎo)
兔子
rabbit (tù zi)
fish (yú)
snake (shé)
measure word for animals (zhī)
(tiáo) measure word for pants and long, thin objects
big (dà)
宠物
pet (chǒngwù)
生日
birthday (shēng ri)
month, moon (yuè)
day, sun, date (rì)
一月一日
January 1st (yi yum yi ri)
possessive particle (de)
今天
today (jīntiān)
明天
tomorrow (míngtiān)
昨天
yesterday (zuótiān)
中国人的家
Chinese homes (zhong guo ren de jia)
奶奶
grandmother (paternal) (nǎinai)
爷爷
grandfather [paternal] (yéye)
姥姥
grandmother (maternal) (lao lao)
姥爷
grandfather (maternal) (lao ye)
堂哥
older male cousin (paternal) (táng gē)
堂弟
younger male cousin (paternal) (táng dì)
表哥
older male cousin (maternal) (biao gē)
表弟
younger male cousin (maternal) (biao dì)
堂姐
older female cousin (paternal) (táng jie)
堂妹
younger female cousin (paternal) (táng mei)
表姐
older female cousin (maternal) (biǎojiě)
表妹
younger female cousin (maternal) (biao mèi)
胡同
lane; alley (Hútòng)
四合院
courtyard house (sìhéyuàn)
wolf (láng)
lion (shī)
狐狸
fox (húli)
monkey (hóu)
看书
to read books (kàn shū)
听音乐
listen to music (tīng yīn yuè)
买东西
shopping (mǎi dōng xī)
上网
to surf the internet (shàng wǎng)
我们玩儿游戏吧!
Let's play games! (wo men wánr yóu xì ba)
beautiful (měi)
flower (huā)
bright (míng)
strong (qiáng)
dragon (lóng)
not, no (bù)
爱好
hobby (ài hào)
你的爱好是什么?
what is your hobby? (nǐ de ài hào shì shén me?)
喜欢
to like (xǐ huān)
看电影
watch movie (kàn diàn yǐng)
看电视
watch TV (kàn diàn shì)
玩电脑游戏
play computer games, (wán diàn nǎo yóu xì)
玩儿滑板
to skateboard (wánr huá bǎn)
你呢?
How about you? (nǐ ne)
不喜欢
dislike (bù xǐ huān)
also, too (yě)
谁喜欢。。。?
Who likes...?
踢足球
play soccer (tī zú qiú)
打篮球
play basketball (dǎ lán qiú)
打乒乓球
play table tennis (dǎ pīng pāng qiú)
打网球
play tennis (dǎ wǎng qiú)
跑步
running, jogging (pǎo bù)
游泳
swimming (yóu yǒng)
who, whom (shéi)
can, to be able to (huì)
打球
play ball (dǎ qiú)
运动
sports, exercise (yùndòng)
to hit (dǎ)
ball (qiú)
永远
forever (yǒngyuǎn)
中午
noon (zhōngwǔ)
工人
worker (gōngrén)
记事本
diary (jì shì ben)
星期一
Monday (xīng qī yī)
星期日/星期天
Sunday (xīng qī rì)
星期
week (xīngqī)
这个星期
this week (zhè ge xīng qī)
年轻人
young people (niánqīngrén)
网络
internet (wǎngluò)
卡拉OK
karaoke (kǎlā OK)
麦霸
a microphone hogger (mài bà)
出去玩人
going out (chū qù wánr)
出去吃饭
to eat out (chū qù chī)
古装戏
costume dramas (gu zhuāng xì)
奋斗
to struggle (Fèndòu)
我的青春谁做主
My Youth (wo de qīng chūn shéi zuò zhū)
do/make (zuò)
to sing (chàng)
look, see, watch, read (kàn)
hand (shǒu)
eye (mù)
electricity (diàn)
to mention, to lift, to carry (tí)
to hold (ba)
river (hé)
sweat (hàn)
to go (qù)
一起
together (yìqǐ)
学校
school (xué xiào)
中文
Chinese language (Zhōngwén)
very (hěn)
cool (kù)
to learn, to study (xué)
class, lesson (kè)
你喜欢什么课?
What lessons do you like? (ni xi human shén me kè?)
英文
English language (Yīngwén)
法文
French language (fǎwén)
德文
German language (dé wén)
科学
science (kē xué)
音乐
music (yīnyuè)
体育
PE (tǐ yù)
地理
geography (dìlǐ)
历史
history (lìshǐ)
数学
mathematics (shùxué)
饿
hungry (è)
vehicle (chē)
North (bei)
cold(lěng)
o'clock (diǎn)
minute (fēn)
half (bàn)
上午
morning (shàngwǔ)
早上
early morning (zǎo shàng)
几点?
What time is it? (ji dian?)
measure word for class periods
下午
afternoon (xiàwǔ)
晚上
evening (wǎnshàng)
how many (jǐ)
你家有几口人?
How many people are there in your family? (nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén)
今天星期几?
What day of the week is today? (jīn tiān xīng qī ji?)
你几点上课?
What time is your class? (ni ji dian shàng kè?)
上课
attend class (shàng kè)
课程表
School Timetable (kèchéng biǎo)
你们
you (plural) (nǐmen)
我们
we/us (wǒmen)
老师
teacher (lǎoshī)
学生
student (xuésheng)
放学
finish school (fàng xué)
to eat (chī)
午饭
lunch (wǔfàn)
早饭
breakfast (zǎofàn)
晚饭
dinner (wǎnfàn)
你们班打不打?
Is your class big (or not big)? (ni men bān dà bu dà?)
male (nán)
class (bān)
多少
how many, how much (duōshǎo)
female (nǚ)
on, in, at (zài)
学习
study, learn (xuéxí)
你们班有多少学生?
How many students do you have in your class? (ni men bān you duo shao xué sheng?)
你们班有多少 - 男 - 学生?
How many male students do you have in your class?
你们班有多少 - 中国 - 学生?
How many Chinese students do you have in your class?
你几点上学?
What time do you go to school?
(nǐ jǐ diǎn shàng xué?)
教育
education (jiàoyù)
小学
elementary school (xiǎoxué)
中学
middle school (zhōngxué)
大学
university (dàxué)
毕业
to graduate (bìyè)
初中
junior high school (chūzhōng)
高中
senior high school (gāozhōng)
高考
college entrance examination (gāokǎo)
军训
military training (jūn xùn)
to invite, please (qǐng)
晴天
sunny (qíng tiān)
feeling, love (qíng)
clear (liquid) (qīng)
部首
radicals (bù shou)
word, speak (yán)
to speak, to say (shuō)
word, speech (huà)
garden, park, orchard (yuán)
country (guó)
prisoner (qiú)
食品
food (shípǐn)
饮料
drinks (yǐn liào)
米饭
cooked rice (mǐfàn)
面包
bread (miànbāo)
面条
noodles (miàn tiáo)
鸡蛋
chicken egg (jī dàn)
比萨饼
pizza (bǐ sà bǐng)
果汁
fruit juice (guǒzhī)
水果
fruit (shuǐguǒ)
tea (chá)
to drink (hē)
你午饭吃什么?
What do you eat for lunch? (ni wu fàn chī shén me?)
炒面
fried noodles (chǎo miàn)
饺子
dumplings (jiǎozi)
炒饭
fried rice (chǎo fàn)
包子
steamed stuffed bun (bāo zi)
中国茶
Chinese tea (zhōng gúo chá)
茶经
The Classic of Tea (chá jīng)
绿茶
green tea (lǜchá)
红茶
black tea (hóngchá)
牛肉
beef (niúròu)
鸡肉
chicken meat (jī ròu)
羊肉
lamb, mutton (yángròu)
猪肉
pork (zhūròu)
可乐
coke (kě lè)
to want to; would like to; to think (xiǎng)
饭馆
restaurant (fànguǎn)
vegetable (cài)
to stir fry (chǎo)
擦桌子
to wipe the table (cā zhuō zi)
grass (cǎo)
蜘蛛
spider (zhī zhū)
weave, knit (zhī)
net, web (wang)
bowl (wǎn) (also a measure word)
cup, glass (bēi) (also a measure word)
巧克力
chocolate (qiǎokèlì)
冰淇淋
ice cream (bīng qí lín)
中国菜
Chinese food (zhōng guó cài)
筷子
chopsticks (kuàizi)
麦当劳
McDonald's (Màidāngláo)
四川
Sichuan Province (Sìchuān)
湖南
Hunan Province (Húnán)
江西
Jiangxi Province (jiāng xī)
肯德基
KFC (kěndéjī)
馄饨
wonton, dumpling soup (hún tun) (a breakfast food)
锅贴
pan-fried dumpling (guō tiē) (a breakfast food)
花卷
steamed twisted rolls (huā juan) (a breakfast food)
豆腐脑人
jellied bean curd (dòu fu naor) (a breakfast food)
八宝粥
eight-treasure porridge (bā bao zhōu) (a breakfast food)
油条
deep fried twisted dough sticks (yóutiáo) (a breakfast food)
早茶
dim sum (zao chá) (a breakfast food)
广东
Guangdong Province (Guǎngdōng) (a breakfast food)
to want (yào)
noodles (miàn)
meal, cooked rice (fàn)
meat (ròu)
degree (dù)
read (dú)
to write (xiě)
pig (zhū)
chicken (jī)
sheep, goat (yáng)
不好
not good (bù hǎo)
很好
very good, very well (hěn hǎo)
cow, ox, bull (niú)
男(学)生
male student (nán (xué) sheng)
女(学)生
female student (nu (xué) sheng)
玩电脑
to play computer (wán diàn nǎo)
滑板
skateboarding (huá bǎn)
busy (máng)
谢谢
thank you (xièxie)
假期
holiday, vacation (jià qī)
天气
weather (tiānqì)
天气预报
weather forecast (tiān qì yù bào)
wind (fēng)
rain (yu)
snow (xue)
cloud (yún)
fog (wù)
天安门广场
Tian'anmen Square (tiān ān mén guǎng chǎng)
长城
Great Wall of China (cháng chéng)
紫禁城
The Forbidden City (zǐ jìn chéng)
天坛
Temple of Heaven (tiāntán)
tall (gāo)
handsome (shuài)
short (ǎi)
漂亮
pretty (piàoliang)
好看
good-looking (hǎokàn)
美丽
beautiful (měilì)
fat (pàng)
thin (shòu)
照片
photo (zhàopiàn)
stupid (bèn)
等等
and so forth (děng děng)
聪明
clever, smart (cōngmíng)
to wait (děng)
住在
to live in, to live by (zhù zài)
卧室
bedroom (wòshì)
on, up (shàng)
down, below (xià)
inside, in (lǐ)
桌子
table, desk (zhuōzi)
椅子
chair (yǐzi)
柜子
cabinet, cupboard (guì zi)
light, lamp, lantern (dēng)
door, gate (mén)
书架
bookshelf (shūjià)
measure word for flat objects (zhāng)
以前
before, previous (yǐqián)
现在
now (xiànzài)
this, these (zhè)
shoes (xié)
裤子
pants (kùzi)
衬衣
shirt (chènyī)
裙子
skirt (qúnzi)
运动鞋
trainers (yùn dòng xié)
袜子
socks (wàzi)
上衣
jacket (shàng yī)
大衣
coat (dàyī)
black (hēi)
hundred (bǎi)
colour (sè)
blue (lán)
yellow (huáng)
red (hóng)
white (bái)
绿色
green (lǜ sè)
伦敦
London (lún dūn)
hot (rè)
青岛
Qingdao City (Qīngdǎo)
桂林
Guilin (a city in the south of China famous for scenery) (guìlín)
澳大利亚
Australia (ào dà lì yà)
法国
France (fǎ guó)
西班牙
Spain (xī bān yá)
美国
America (Měiguó)
巴基斯坦
Pakistan (bājīsītǎn)
日本
Japan (Rìběn)
德国
Germany (dé guó)
印度
India (Yìndù)
语/文
language (yu/wén)
印地语
Hindu (the language of India) (yìn dì yu)
你是哪国人?
What is your nationality? (Nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?)
which (nǎ)
世界各地
around the world (shì jiè gè dì)
朋友
friend (péngyou)
城市
city (chéngshì)
农村
countryside, village, rural area (nóngcūn)
海边
seaside (hǎibiān)
地方
place, region (dìfang)
marker of a completed action (le)
散步
to take a walk (sànbù)
和。。。 一起
together with someone (hé yì qi)
滑雪
to go skiing (huá xuě)
博物馆
museum (bówùguǎn)
那人
where (nar)
男朋友
boyfriend (nánpéngyou)
女朋友
girlfriend (nǚpéngyou)
火车
train (huǒchē)
汽车
car (qì chē)
公共汽车
bus (gōnggòng qìchē)
出租车
taxi (chū zū chē)
boat, ship (chuán)
自行车
bicycle (zìxíngchē)
to sit, to travel by (zuò)
to ride (qí)
你去哪人?
Where are you going? (ni qù nar?)
你怎么去?
How will you get there? (ni zen me qù?)
旗袍
qipao/cheongsam - a close-fitting dress with a high neck and a slit skirt (qí páo)
新年快乐
Happy New Year (xīn nián kuài lè)
灯笼
lantern (dēnglong)
鞭炮
firecracker (biānpào)
起床
to get up (qǐ chuáng)
吃早饭
eat breakfast (chī zǎo fàn)
上学
go to school (shàng xué)
做作业
do homework (zuò zuò yè)
吃晚饭
eat dinner (chī wǎn fàn)
回家
to go home (huí jiā)
吃午饭
eat lunch (chī wǔ fàn)
每天
everyday (měi tiān)
天天
everyday (tian tian)
both, all (dōu)
睡觉
to sleep (shuì jiào)
开始
to start, to begin (kāishǐ)
以后
after (yǐhòu)
上班
go to work (shàng bān)
下班
finish work (xià bān)
spinning (fang)
to sew, stitch (féng)
paper (zhǐ)
lined Chinese-style coat or jacket (ao)
松鼠
squirrel (sōngshǔ)
pine tree (sōng)
forest (lín)
sleeve (xiù)
board (ban)
好听
pleasant to hear (hǎotīng)
好吃
delicious (hǎo chī)
好玩人
fun, amusing, interesting (haowanr)
to listen (tīng)
玩人
to play (wanr)
明星
Star, celebrity (míngxīng)
to be like, to look like, to take after (xiàng)
fire (huo)
jiàn (measure word for shirts, dresses, jackets, coats, etc.)
公园
park (gōngyuán)
电影院
cinema (diàn yǐng yuàn)
商店
shop (shāngdiàn)
火车站
train station (huǒ chē zhàn)
因为
because (yīnwèi)
运动中心
sports centre (yùn dòng zhōng xīn)
我住的地方
Where I live (wo zhù de dì fang)
你家在那人?
Where do you live? (ni jiā zài nar?)
邮局
post office (yóujú)
银行
bank (yínháng)
在那人见面?
Where should we meet? (zài nar jiàn miàn?)
对面
opposite side (duìmiàn)
behind, back (hòu)
left (zuo)
in front of, front (qián)
right (yòu)
在左边
on the left (zài zuǒbiān)
旁边
next to, beside (páng bian)
不谢
you're welcome (búxiè)
不用谢
you're welcome (bú yòng xiè)
不客气
you're welcome (bú kè qi)
对不起
sorry (duìbuqǐ)
知道
to know (zhī dào - information, not people)
没关系
It doesn't matter (méiguānxi)
请问
may I ask
(qǐng wèn)
在右边
on the right (zài yòubiān)
见面
to meet up, to meet with (jiàn miàn)
大门
main entrance (dàmén)
from (cóng - time)
周末
weekend (zhōumò)
常常
often (chángcháng)
有意思
interesting (yǒu yìsi)
to come, to arrive, to come round, ever since, next (lái)
容易
easy (róngyì)
有用
useful (you yong)
上个。。。
last... (shàng ge - months and weeks)