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Chinese HSK A

Words for HSK A Chinese-English
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á an interjection / to express doubt or to question / to show realization / to stress
à oh (interjection)
ǎ (interj. for surprise)
ā (interj.) / ah
a (a modal particle showing affirmation, approval, or consent)
á an interjection / to express doubt or to question / to show realization / to stress
à oh (interjection)
ǎ (interj. for surprise)
ā (interj.) / ah
a (a modal particle showing affirmation, approval, or consent)
ǎi short (not tall)
ài to love / affection / to be fond of / to like
爱人
ài ren spouse / husband / wife / sweetheart
安静
ān jìng quiet / peaceful / calm
安排
ān pái to arrange / to plan / to set up
bā eight / 8
bà handle
bǎ (a measure word) / (marker for direct-object) / to hold / to contain / to grasp / to take hold of
bà handle
bǎ (a measure word) / (marker for direct-object) / to hold / to contain / to grasp / to take hold of
爸爸
bà ba (informal) father
ba (modal particle indicating polite suggestion) / ...right? / ...OK?
bā (onomat.) / dumb
bái white / snowy / empty / blank / bright / clear / plain / pure / gratuitous
bǎi hundred
bǎi pendulum / to place / to display / to swing / to oscillate / to show / to move / to exhibit
bān team / class / rank / squad / a work shift / a measure word / (a surname)
bān remove / transport / move / shift
bàn half / semi- / incomplete / (after a number) and a half / half
半天
bàn tiān half of the day / a long time / quite a while
bàn to do / to manage / to handle / to go about / to run / to set up / to deal with
办法
bàn fǎ means / method / way (to do something)
办公室
bàn gōng shì office
帮助
bāng zhù assistance / aid / to help / to assist
bǎo to eat till full / satisfied
bào to hold / to carry (in one's arms) / to hug or embrace / surround / cherish
bào to announce / to inform / report / newspaper / recompense / revenge
bēi cup / a measure word
杯子
bēi zi cup / glass
běi north
北边
běi biān (n) location to the north
bèi (two, three, etc) -fold / times (multiplier) / double / to increase or multiply
bèi by (indicates passive-voice sentences or clauses) / to cover / to wear
běn roots or stems of plants / origin / source / this / the current / root / foundation / basis / (a measure word for books, periodicals, files, etc.)
本子
běn zi book / notebook / edition
bì associate with / be near
bǐ "(particle used for comparison and ""-er than"") / to compare / to contrast / to gesture (with hands) / ratio"
比较
bǐ jiào compare / contrast / fairly / comparatively / relatively / quite / rather
比赛
bǐ sài [athletic or other] competition / match
bǐ pen / pencil / writing brush / to write or compose / the strokes of Chinese characters / measure word for sums of money, deals
必须
bì xū to have to / must
biān side / edge / margin / border / boundary
biàn to change / to become different / to transform / to vary / rebellion
变成
biàn chéng to change into / to turn into / to become
变化
biàn huà change / vary
biàn a time / everywhere / turn / all over / one time
biǎo surface / exterior / to watch / to show / express / an example / a list or table / a meter / a watch / chart / external
表示
biǎo shì to express / to show / to say / to state / to indicate
表现
biǎo xiàn expression / manifestation / show / display / manifest / to show (off) / to display / performance (at work etc.)
表演
biǎo yǎn perform / act / play / show / performance / exhibition / demonstrate
表扬
biǎo yáng to praise / to commend
biè contrary / difficult / awkward
bié leave / depart / separate / distinguish / classify / other / another / do not / must not / to pin
别的
bié de else / other
别人
bié rén other people / others / other person
bìng ailment / sickness / illness / disease / fall ill / sick / defect
不错
bù cuò correct / right / not bad / pretty good
不但
bù dàn not only (... but also...)
不要
bù yào don't! / must not
不用
bù yòng need not
bù (negative prefix) / not / no
不久
bù jiǔ not long (after) / before too long / soon / soon after
不如
bù rú not equal to / not as good as / inferior to / it would be better to
不同
bù tóng different / distinct / not the same / not alike
bù to declare / to announce / to spread / to make known / spread / (cotton) cloth
bù to declare / to announce / to spread / to make known / spread / (cotton) cloth
部分
bù fen part / share / section / piece
cā to wipe / to erase / rubbing (brush stroke in painting) / to clean / to polish
cái just / not until
cái ability / talent / endowment / gift / an expert / only (then) / only if / just
cài dish (type of food) / vegetables
参观
cān guān to look around / to inspect / visit and observe
参加
cān jiā to participate / to take part / to join
操场
cāo chǎng playground / sports field
cǎo grass / straw / draft (of a document) / careless / rough / manuscript / hasty
céng a measure word for layers / laminated / repeated / floor / story (of a building) / layer / (math.) sheaf
chá tea / tea plant
zhā (surname)
chá to research / to check / to investigate / to examine / to refer to / to search
chāi send / a messenger / a mission / to commission
chà differ from / short of / to lack / poor
chā difference / discrepancy / to differ / error / to err / to make a mistake
cī uneven
cháng always / ever / often / frequently / common / general / constant
常常
cháng cháng frequently / usually / often
zhǎng chief / head / elder / to grow / to develop
cháng length / long / forever / always / constantly
chǎng a courtyard / open space / place / field / a measure word for competitions or wars
chàng sing / to call loudly / to chant
cháo to face / towards / facing / direct / a dynasty / the imperial court / (abbr.) Korea, esp. N. Korea
zhāo morning
jū vehicle on land
chē car / a vehicle / machine / to shape with a lathe
车站
chē zhàn (bus) station
chéng city walls / city / town
城市
chéng shì city / town
chéng finish / complete / accomplish / become / turn into / win / succeed / one tenth
成绩
chéng jì achievement / performance records / grades
jí stammer
chī eat / eradicate / destroy / receive
chī eat
迟到
chí dào to arrive late
chōu to draw out / to smoke (cigarettes) / to pump
chū to go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to occur / to happen / (a measure word for dramas, plays, or operas)
出发
chū fā to start out / to set off
出来
chū lai to come out / to emerge
出去
chū qù (v) go out
出现
chū xiàn to appear / to arise / to emerge
出租汽车
chū zū qì chē taxi / cab
穿
chuān to bore through / pierce / perforate / penetrate / pass through / to dress / to wear / to put on / to thread
chuán a boat / vessel / ship
chuāng shutter / window
窗户
chuāng hu window
chuáng bed / couch / (a measure word)
chuáng bed / couch / sofa / bench / chassis / anything shaped like a bed / two sets of bedding / the ground under a body of water / riverbed
chuī to blow / blast / puff / boast / brag / end in failure
chūn spring (time) / gay / joyful / youthful / love / lust / life
春天
chūn tiān spring (season)
磁带
cí dài magnetic tape
cí works / phrases / classical Chinese poem / word / diction
词典
cí diǎn dictionary
cì nth / number (of times) / order / sequence / next / second(ary) / (measure word)
zòng second cousin
cōng lax / yielding / unhurried
cóng from / obey / observe / follow
从前
cóng qián previously / formerly
cuò mistake / error / blunder / fault / cross / uneven / wrong
错误
cuò wù error / mistake / mistaken
dá dozen
dǎ to beat / to strike / to hit / to break / to type / to mix up / to build / to fight / to fetch / to make / to tie up / to issue / to shoot / to calculate / since / from
打算
dǎ suàn to plan / to intend / to calculate / plan / intention / calculation
dà big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / oldest / eldest
dài doctor
大概
dà gài roughly / probably / rough / approximate / about
大家
dà jiā authority / everyone
大声
dà shēng loudly / loud
大学
dà xué university
大夫
dài fu doctor
dài to put on / to respect / to bear / to support / wear (glasses, hat, gloves)
dài band / belt / girdle / ribbon / tire / area / zone / region / to wear / to carry / to lead / to bring / to look after / to raise
代表
dài biǎo representative / delegate / to represent / to stand for
但是
dàn shì but / however
dàng at or in the very same... / to pawn / suitable / adequate / fitting / proper / replace / represent
dāng to be / to act as / manage / withstand / when / during / ought / should / match equally / equal / same / obstruct / just at (a time or place) / on the spot / right / just at
dāng to be / to act as / manage / withstand / when / during / ought / should / match equally / equal / same / obstruct / just at (a time or place) / on the spot / right / just at
dàng at or in the very same... / to pawn / suitable / adequate / fitting / proper / replace / represent
当然
dāng rán only natural / as it should be / certainly / of course / without doubt
dāo knife
dào upset / turn over / to tip / to pour / to go home / to the contrary / inverted
dǎo to fall / to collapse / to topple / to change trains or buses / to fail / bankrupt
dào to (a place) / until (a time) / up to / to go / to arrive
dào direction / way / method / road / path / principle / truth / reason / skill / method / Tao (of Taoism) / a measure word / to say / to speak / to talk
道理
dào lǐ reason / argument / sense / principle / basis / justification
dé obtain / get / gain / proper / suitable / proud / contented / allow / permit / ready / finished
de a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect / degree or possibility
děi to have to / must / ought to / to need to
得到
dé dào to get / to obtain / to receive
dì aim / clear
dí really and truly
de (possessive particle) / of
de (subor. part. adverbial) / -ly
dì earth / ground / field / place / land
děi to have to / must / ought to / to need to
dé obtain / get / gain / proper / suitable / proud / contented / allow / permit / ready / finished
de a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect / degree or possibility
得很
de hěn very (much, good etc.)
dé obtain / get / gain / proper / suitable / proud / contented / allow / permit / ready / finished
děi to have to / must / ought to / to need to
de a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect / degree or possibility
dēng lamp / light
děng class / rank / grade / equal to / same as / wait for / await / et cetera / and so on / after / as soon as / once
děng class / rank / grade / equal to / same as / wait for / await / et cetera / and so on / after / as soon as / once
dī to lower (one's head) / to let droop / to hang down / low / to incline / beneath / low
dì earth / ground / field / place / land
de (subor. part. adverbial) / -ly
地方
dì fang area / place / local
dì "(prefix before a number, for ordering numbers, e.g. ""first"", ""number two"", etc)"
弟弟
dì di younger brother
diǎn (downwards-right convex character stroke) / o'clock / (a measure word) / point / dot / (decimal) point) / to order (food in a restaurant)
diǎn (downwards-right convex character stroke) / o'clock / (a measure word) / point / dot / (decimal) point) / to order (food in a restaurant)
diǎn (downwards-right convex character stroke) / o'clock / (a measure word) / point / dot / (decimal) point) / to order (food in a restaurant)
点心
diǎn xīn light refreshments / pastry / Dim Sum (in Cantonese cooking) / dessert
点钟
diǎn zhōng (indicating time of day) o'clock
diàn electric / electricity / electrical
电车
diàn chē trolleybus
电灯
diàn dēng electric light
电话
diàn huà telephone / phone call
电视
diàn shì television / TV
电影
diàn yǐng movie / film
diào to drop / to fall
diū to lose / to put aside / to throw
dōng east
东边
dōng biān (n) eastern side
东西
dōng xī east and west
东西
dōng xi thing / person
dōng winter
冬天
dōng tiān winter
dǒng to understand / to know
dòng to use / to act / to move / to change
动物
dòng wù animal
dōu all / both (if two things are involved) / entirely (due to)each / even / already
dū (surname) / metropolis / capital city
dú to read / to study
dòu comma / phrase marked by pause
duǎn lack / short
锻炼
duàn liàn to engage in physical exercise / to toughen / to temper
duàn (surname) / paragraph / section / segment
duì couple / pair / to be opposite / to oppose / to face / for / to / correct (answer) / to answer / to reply / to direct (towards sth) / right
duì couple / pair / to be opposite / to oppose / to face / for / to / correct (answer) / to answer / to reply / to direct (towards sth) / right
对不起
duì bu qǐ I'm sorry / pardon me / forgive me
dùn a time / jerk / stop / meal / bout / spell / (measure for beating)
duō many / much / a lot of / numerous / multi-
duō many / much / a lot of / numerous / multi-
duō many / much / a lot of / numerous / multi-
多么
duō me how (wonderful, etc) / what (a great idea, etc) / however (difficult it may be, etc)
多少
duō shǎo number / amount / somewhat
多少
duō shao how much / how many / which (number) / as much as
饿
è to be hungry / hungry
而且
ér qiě not only ... but also .... / ... as well as ... / moreover / in addition
儿子
ér zi son
èr two / 2
fā "to send out / to show (one's feeling) / to issue / to develop / measure word for gunshots (""rounds"")"
fà hair
发烧
fā shāo have a high temperature (from illness) / have a fever
发生
fā shēng to happen / to occur / to take place
发现
fā xiàn to find / to discover
发展
fā zhǎn development / growth / to develop / to grow / to expand
法语
fǎ yǔ French (language)
fān flit about / translate / turn over
翻译
fān yì translate
反对
fǎn duì to fight against / to oppose / to be opposed to / opposition
fàn food / cuisine / cooked rice / meal
饭店
fàn diàn restaurant / hotel
方便
fāng biàn convenient
方法
fāng fǎ method / way / means
方面
fāng miàn respect / aspect / field / side
方向
fāng xiàng direction / orientation / path to follow
房间
fáng jiān room
访问
fǎng wèn pay a visit (to) / to access / to interview
fàng to release / to free / to let go / to put / to place / to let out
放假
fàng jià to have a holiday or vacation
非常
fēi cháng unusual / extraordinary / extreme / very / exceptional
fēi to fly
飞机
fēi jī airplane
fèn part
fēn to divide / minute / (a measure word) / (a unit of length = 0.33 centimeter)
fèn part
fēn to divide / minute / (a measure word) / (a unit of length = 0.33 centimeter)
分之
fēn zhī (indicating a fraction)
分钟
fēn zhōng minute
丰富
fēng fù rich / plentiful
fēng to confer / to grant / to seal / (a measure word)
fēng wind / news / style / custom / manner
夫人
fū ren lady / madam / Mrs.
服务
fú wù to serve / service
服务员
fú wù yuán waiter / waitress / server
辅导
fǔ dǎo to coach / to tutor / to give advise (in study)
复习
fù xí to revise / to review
复杂
fù zá complicated / complex
父亲
fù qīn father
负责
fù zé in charge of / to be responsible for (sth)
附近
fù jìn (in the) vicinity / nearby / neighboring / next to
gāi that / the above-mentioned / most likely / to deserve / should / ought to / owe
gǎi to change / to alter / to transform / to correct
改变
gǎi biàn to change / to alter / to transform
干净
gān jìng clean / neat
感到
gǎn dào to feel / to sense / to have the feeling that / think that / to move / to affect
感冒
gǎn mào to catch cold / (common) cold
感谢
gǎn xiè (express) thanks / gratitude / grateful / thankful / thanks
gǎn dare
gān dry / to concern / shield
gàn to work / to do / to manage
gàn manage / stem
干部
gàn bù a cadre (i.e. manager, staff, officer, etc.)
gāng hard / firm / strong / just / barely / exactly
刚才
gāng cái (just) a moment ago
钢笔
gāng bǐ fountain pen
Gāo surname
gāo high / tall
高兴
gāo xìng happy / glad / willing (to do sth) / in a cheerful mood
gǎo to do / to make / to go in for / to set up / to get hold of / to take care of
告诉
gào su to tell / to inform / to let know
哥哥
gē ge older brother
gē song
gè (a measure word) / individual
gè each / every
各种
gè zhǒng every kind of / all kinds of / various kinds
gěi to / for / for the benefit of / to give / to allow / to do sth (for sb) / (passive particle)
jǐ to supply / provide
gēn radical (chem.) / root / basis
gēn to follow / to go with / heel / with / and
gēng to change
gèng more / even more / further / still / still more
工厂
gōng chǎng factory
工人
gōng rén worker
工业
gōng yè industry
工作
gōng zuò job / work / construction / work / task
公共汽车
gōng gòng qì chē bus
公斤
gōng jīn kilogram
公里
gōng lǐ kilometer / axiom (logic)
公园
gōng yuán a public park
gòu to reach / to be enough
姑娘
gū niang girl
故事
gù shì narrative / story / tale
guā to scrape / to blow / to shave / to plunder / to extort
guā blow (of the wind)
guà to hang / to put up / to suspend
guà hang / suspend
guān (surname) / mountain pass / to close / to shut / to turn off / to concern / to involve
关系
guān xi relation / relationship / to concern / to affect / to have to do with / relations / guanxi
关系
guān xì relations
关心
guān xīn caring / concerned
guǎn house / establishment
广播
guǎng bō broadcast
guì expensive / noble / your (name) / precious
贵姓
guì xìng what is your name?
guó country / state / nation
国家
guó jiā country / nation
guò (experienced action marker) / to cross / to go over / to pass (time) / to celebrate (a holiday) / to live / to get along / (surname) / excessively / too-
guò (experienced action marker) / to cross / to go over / to pass (time) / to celebrate (a holiday) / to live / to get along / (surname) / excessively / too-
过来
guò lai to come over / to come up
过来
guò lái to manage / to handle / to be able to take care of
过去
guò qu (in the) past / former / previous / to go over / to pass by
过去
guò qu (in the) past / former / previous / to go over / to pass by
哈哈
hā hā (an onomatopoeia for laughing)
hái also / in addition / more / still / else / still / yet / (not) yet
huán (surname) / pay back / return
还是
hái shì or / still / nevertheless
孩子
hái zi child
hǎi ocean / sea
寒假
hán jià winter vacation
hǎn call / cry / to shout
汉语
hàn yǔ Chinese language
汉字
hàn zì Chinese character, kanji
hào to be fond of
hǎo good / well
hǎo good / well
hào to be fond of
好吃
hǎo chī tasty / delicious
好处
hǎo chu benefit / advantage
好看
hǎo kàn good-looking
好像
hǎo xiàng (v) as if; seem like
háo roar / cry
hào day of a month / (suffix used after) name of a ship / (ordinal) number
hè shout applause
hē my goodness / to drink
huò mix together / to blend
huó soft / warm
hú to complete a set in mahjong or playing cards
hé and / together with / with / peace / harmony / union
hè cap (a poem) / respond in singing
合适
hé shì suitable / fit / decent
hé river
hēi black / dark
黑板
hēi bǎn blackboard
hěn very / extremely
hóng bonus / popular / red / revolutionary
hòu empress / queen / surname
hòu back / behind / rear / afterwards / after / later
后边
hòu biān back / rear / behind
忽然
hū rán suddenly / all of a sudden
hú lake
互相
hù xiāng each other / mutually / mutual
huā flower / blossom / to spend (money, time) / fancy pattern
huā flower / blossom / to spend (money, time) / fancy pattern
huà draw / picture / painting
画儿
huar4 picture / drawing / painting
化学
huà xué chemistry / chemical
huà dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what someone said
huài bad
huài bad / spoiled / broken / to break down
欢迎
huān yíng to welcome / welcome
huán (surname) / pay back / return
hái also / in addition / more / still / else / still / yet / (not) yet
huàn change / exchange
huáng (surname) / sulfur / yellow
huí (a measure word for matters or actions) a time / to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Islam
huí (a measure word for matters or actions) a time / to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Islam
回答
huí dá reply / answer
回来
huí lai return / come back
回去
huí qu return / go back
kuài to balance an account / accounting
huì can / be possible / be able to / to assemble / to meet / to gather / to see / union / group / association
huì can / be possible / be able to / to assemble / to meet / to gather / to see / union / group / association
kuài to balance an account / accounting
会话
huì huà conversation
huó to live / alive / living / work / workmanship
huó to live / alive / living / work / workmanship
活动
huó dòng activity / exercise / behavior
火车
huǒ chē train
或者
huò zhě or / possibly / maybe / perhaps
基本
jī běn basic / fundamental / main
基础
jī chǔ base / foundation / basis
机场
jī chǎng airport / management / to manage / to administer
机会
jī huì opportunity / chance / occasion
机器
jī qì machine
jī fowl / chicken
jī chicken / variant of T:雞|S:鸡
鸡蛋
jī dàn (chicken) egg / hen's egg
极了
jí le extremely / exceedingly
集合
jí hé congregation / gather / set (set theory)
jí hurried / worried
jǐ crowded / to squeeze
jī small table
jǐ how much / how many / several / a few
jī almost
技术
jì shù technology / technique / skill
jì lodge at / to mail / to send / to entrust / to depend
计划
jì huà plan / project / program / to plan / to map out
jì to remember / to note / mark / sign / to record
继续
jì xù to continue / to proceed with / to go on with
jiā furniture / tool
jiā -ist / -er / -ian / home / family / a person engaged in a certain art or profession / measure word for firms or shops
家庭
jiā tíng family / household
jiā to add / plus
坚持
jiān chí to continue upholding / to remain committed to / persistence / to persist / to uphold / to insist on / persevere
jiàn interstice / separate
jiān between / among / space / (measure word)
检查
jiǎn chá inspection / examine
简单
jiǎn dān simple / not complicated
jiàn to see / to meet / to appear (to be sth) / to interview
xiàn appear
见面
jiàn miàn meet / see (someone)
jiàn M for things, clothes / item / component
健康
jiàn kāng health / healthy
建设
jiàn shè to build / to construct / construction / constructive
将来
jiāng lái (the) future
jiāng river
jiǎng to talk / speech / to speak / to tell / to explain
jiāo to deliver / to turn over / to make friends / to intersect (lines) / to pay (money)
jiào religion / teaching
jiāo teach
jiǎo a kick / foot / role
jué role
jué Chinese musical note / angle / horn
jiǎo angle / horn / horn-shaped / unit of money equal to 0.1 yuan
饺子
jiǎo zi dumpling
教室
jiào shì classroom
教育
jiào yù to educate / to teach / education
jiào to (be) call(ed)
jiào to (be) call(ed)
jiē to extend / to connect / to receive / to get / to join
接着
jiē zhe continue / went on to (do something) / to follow / to carry on / then / after that
jiē street
jié festival / section / segment / point / part / to economize / to save / temperate
节目
jié mù program / item (on a program)
节日
jié rì holiday / festival
结果
jié guǒ outcome / result
结束
jié shù termination / to finish / to end / to conclude / to close
解决
jiě jué to settle (a dispute) / to resolve / to solve
姐姐
jiě jie older sister
jiè to lend / to borrow / excuse / pretext / by means of / to seize (an opportunity) / to take (an opportunity)
介绍
jiè shào to present / introduction / to introduce
jīn catty / weight equal to 0.5 kg
今年
jīn nián this year
今天
jīn tiān today / at the present / now
jǐn tight / nervous / strict
紧张
jǐn zhāng nervous / keyed up / intense / tense / strained / in short supply / scarce
jìn advance / enter / to come in
进来
jìn lái (v) come in
进去
jìn qù (v) go in
进行
jìn xíng to advance / to conduct / underway / in progress / to do / to carry out / to carry on / to conduct / to execute
jìn near / close (to) / approximately
精彩
jīng cǎi brilliant / splendid
精神
jīng shén vigor / vitality / drive / spiritual / mental / psychological
经常
jīng cháng day to day / everyday / daily / frequently / constantly / regularly / often
经过
jīng guò to pass / to go through / process / course
经济
jīng jì economy / economic
经验
jīng yàn to experience / experience
jiǔ (long) time / (long) duration of time
jiǔ nine / 9
jiǔ wine / liquor / spirits / alcoholic beverage
jiù old (opposite of new) / former
jiù at once / then / right away / only / (emphasis) / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / already
橘子
jú zi orange
jǔ to lift / to hold up / to cite / to enumerate / to act / to raise / to choose / to elect
jù (a measure word, for sentences or lines of verse) / sentence
句子
jù zi sentence
觉得
jué de to think / to feel
决定
jué dìng to decide (to do something) / to determine / to resolve
咖啡
kā fēi coffee
卡车
kǎ chē truck
kāi open / operate (vehicle) / start / to prescribe (medicine)
开始
kāi shǐ begin / beginning / start / initial
开玩笑
kāi wán xiào to play a joke / to make fun of / to joke
开学
kāi xué school opens / new term begins
kān to look after / to take care of / to watch / to guard
kàn it depends / think / to see / to look at
看病
kàn bìng see a doctor / see a patient
看见
kàn jiàn to see / to catch sight of
考试
kǎo shì exam
kē M for plants
科学
kē xué science / scientific knowledge / scientific
咳嗽
ké sou to cough
可能
kě néng might (happen) / possible / probable / possibility / probability
可是
kě shì but / however
可以
kě yǐ can / may / possible / able to
kě thirsty
kè gram / subdue / to restrain / to overcome
kè subdue
kè quarter (hour) / (a measure word) / to carve / to engrave / to cut / oppressive
客气
kè qi polite
kè subject / class / lesson
课本
kè běn textbook
课文
kè wén text
空气
kōng qì air / atmosphere
kǒu mouth / (a measure word)
口语
kǒu yǔ colloquial speech / spoken language / vernacular language / slander / gossip
kū to cry / to weep
kǔ bitter / intensely / miserable / painful
kuài yuan (unit of currency) / fast (of a watch) / swift / rapid / happy / joyful / soon / quick / (a measure word, for cloth, cake, soap)
kuāi piece / chunk / lump / (measure word for chunks, lumps)
kuài fast / quick / swift
困难
kùn nan (financial, etc.) difficulty / problem / issue
lā to pull / to play (string instruments) / to drag / to draw
lā (onomat.) / (phonetic)
la (an auxiliary word performing the grammatical functions of mood) / fusion of le + a / follows after 比如 listed examples
lái to come
la kohlrabi
lán blue
篮球
lán qiú basketball
劳动
láo dòng (physical) labor
劳驾
láo jià excuse me
lǎo (a prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family to indicate affection or familiarity) / old (of people)
老师
lǎo shī teacher
liǎo clear
le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause) / (completed action marker)
liǎo to know / to understand / to know
liào look afar from a high place
léi cumbersome
lèi implicate / tired
lěi accumulate
lěng cold
lí to leave / to depart / to go away / from
离开
lí kāi to depart / to leave
lǐ inside / internal / interior / village / Chinese mile (approx. 0.5 km)
lǐ inside / internal / interior
lǐ Chinese mile (approx. 0.5 km) / neighborhood / Surname / hometown
lǐ inside / internal / interior / village / Chinese mile (approx. 0.5 km)
lǐ Chinese mile (approx. 0.5 km) / neighborhood / Surname / hometown
lǐ inside / internal / interior
里边
lǐ biān (n) inside
礼物
lǐ wù gift / present
历史
lì shǐ history
利用
lì yòng exploit / make use of / to use / to take advantage of / to utilize
例如
lì rú for example / for instance / such as
立刻
lì kè forthwith / immediate / prompt / promptly / straightway / thereupon / at once
liǎng craft / cunning
liǎ (a numeral-measure word) two / both
联系
lián xì connection / contact / relation / contact / (in) touch (with) / to integrate / to link
liǎn face
练习
liàn xí exercise / drill
凉快
liáng kuai nice and cold / pleasantly cool
liǎng both / two / ounce / some / a few / tael
liàng (a measure word for vehicles)
liàng light / bright
liào look afar from a high place
le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause) / (completed action marker)
liǎo clear
liǎo to know / to understand / to know
了解
liǎo jiě understand / come to understand / find out
líng remnant / zero
领导
lǐng dǎo lead / leading / to lead / leadership
liú leave (message) / to retain / to stay / to remain / to keep / to preserve
留念
liú niàn keep as a souvenir
留学生
liú xué shēng student studying abroad / (foreign) exchange student
liú to flow / to spread / to circulate / to move
liù six / 6
lóu house with more than 1 story / storied building / floor
lù (surname) / road / path / way
录音
lù yīn (sound) recording
旅行
lǚ xíng travel
绿
lǜ green / chlorine
luàn in confusion / disorderly
妈妈
mā ma mama / mommy / mother
麻烦
má fan trouble / troublesome
mǎ horse / horse chess piece
Mǎ (Surname) / abbr. for Malaysia T:馬來西亞|S:马来西亚
马上
mǎ shàng at once / right away / immediately
ma (a modal particle)
mǎ morphine
ma (question tag)
mǎi buy
mài to sell
mǎn Manchurian / to fill / to fulfill / filled / packed
满意
mǎn yì to be satisfied / to be pleased / satisfied / pleased
màn slow
máng busy
máo hair / pore / fur / surname / measure word for jiao (0.1 yuan) / dime
帽子
mào zi hat / cap
mò drowned / to end / to die / to inundate
méi (negative prefix for verbs) / have not / not
没关系
méi guān xi it doesn't matter
没意思
méi yì si (idiom) unable to put forward an opinion; have no idea / (adj) not interesting; boring / (adj) not worth talking about
没有
méi yǒu haven't / hasn't / doesn't exist / to not have / to not be
měi each / every
妹妹
mèi mei younger sister
mén opening / door / gate / doorway / gateway / valve / switch / way to do something / knack / family / house / (religious) sect / school (of thought) / class / category / phylum or division (taxonomy)
门口
mén kǒu doorway / gate
men (plural marker for pronouns and a few animate nouns)
mǐ (measure word) meter / rice
米饭
mǐ fàn (cooked) rice
面包
miàn bāo bread
面条儿
miàn tiáo er (n) noodles
民族
mín zú nationality / ethnic group
明年
míng nián next year
明天
míng tiān tomorrow
名字
míng zi (a person's) name
母亲
mǔ qīn mother (formal)
目前
mù qián at the present time / currently
ná to hold / to seize / to catch / to apprehend / to take
něi which (followed by M or Num)
nǎ how / which
na (final part. preceded by N)
哪里
nǎ li where / wherever
nǎ how / which
nèi that / those / (sometimes used before a measure word, especially in Beijing)
nà that / those
nà that / those
nèi that / those / (sometimes used before a measure word, especially in Beijing)
nǎ how / which
那个
nà ge that one
那个
nèi gè that one
那里
nà li there / that place
那么
nà me like that / in that way / or so / so / so very much / about / in that case
那么
nà me like that / in that way / or so / so / so very much / about / in that case
那些
nà xiē those
那样
nà yàng that kind / that sort
něi which (followed by M or Num)
nǎ how / which
na (final part. preceded by N)
ne (final part.)
nà battle cry
nán south
南边
nán biān (n) location to the south
nán male
nàn disaster / distress / to scold
nán difficult (to...) / problem / difficulty / difficult / not good
ní woolen material
ne (question particle for subjects already mentioned)
nèi inside / inner / internal / within / interior
内容
nèi róng content / substance / details
néng can / may / capable / energy / able
能够
néng gòu be capable of / can / is able
ng4 exclamation
ēn (a groaning sound)
èn "In Taiwan, a common grunting sound used when giving a positive response to a question - i.e., ""yes"""
nǐ you
你们
nǐ men you (plural)
nián year
年级
nián jí grade
年纪
nián jì age
年轻
nián qīng young
niàn to read aloud
nín you (formal)
niú ox / cow / bull
牛奶
niú nǎi cow's milk
农村
nóng cūn rural area / village
农民
nóng mín peasant
农业
nóng yè agriculture / farming
努力
nǔ lì great effort / strive / try hard
nǚ female / woman
女儿
nǚ ér daughter
暖和
nuǎn huó warm / nice and warm
暖和
nuǎn huo warm
pá crawl / climb
pà to be afraid / to fear
pāi to clap / to pat / to beat / to hit / to slap / to take (a picture)
排球
pái qiú volleyball
pài clique / school / group / faction / to dispatch
旁边
páng biān lateral / side
pǎo to run / to escape
跑步
pǎo bù to walk quickly / to march / to run
朋友
péng you friend
pèng to touch / to meet with / to bump
批评
pī píng to criticize / criticism
啤酒
pí jiǔ beer
piān sheet / piece of writing / (a measure word) / chapter / article
便宜
pián yi inexpensive
piān disc / sheet
piàn a slice / piece / flake / thin / slice
漂亮
piào liang pretty / beautiful
piào bank note / ticket
苹果
píng guǒ apple
píng bottle / (a measure word) / vase / pitcher
pò to break / to split / broken / damaged / worn out
qī seven / 7
qí to ride (an animal or bike) / to sit astride
qǐ to rise / to raise / to get up / measure word for cases or unpredictable events
起床
qǐ chuáng to get up
起来
qǐ lai beginning or continuing an action / upward movement / stand up
汽车
qì chē car / automobile
汽水
qì shuǐ soda / pop
铅笔
qiān bǐ (lead) pencil
qiān a swing
qiān thousand
qián (surname) / coin / money
qián before / in front / ago / former / previous / earlier / front
前边
qián biān (n) the area in front of sth
jiān sound of moving water
qiǎn shallow
qiáng wall
qiáo bridge
青年
qīng nián youth
qīng light / easy / gentle / soft / reckless / unimportant / frivolous / small in number / unstressed / neutral / soft
清楚
qīng chu clear / clearly understood / distinct
qíng clear / fine (weather)
情况
qíng kuàng circumstances / state of affairs / situation
qǐng to ask / to invite / please (do sth) / to treat (to a meal, etc) / to request
请假
qǐng jià ask for time off
请问
qǐng wèn may I ask...
qiū autumn / fall / harvest time / a swing
qiū a swing
秋天
qiū tiān autumn
qiú ball / sphere
取得
qǔ dé to acquire / to get / to obtain
qù to go / to leave / to remove
去年
qù nián last year
quán all / whole / entire / every / complete
全部
quán bù whole / entire / complete
全体
quán tǐ all / entire
确实
què shí indeed / really / reliable / real / true
然后
rán hòu after / then (afterwards) / after that / afterwards
ràng to ask / to let / permit / have (someone do something) / to yield / to allow
rè heat / to heat up / fervent / hot (of weather) / warm up
热情
rè qíng cordial / enthusiastic / passion / passionate / passionately
rén man / person / people
人们
rén men people
人民
rén mín (the) people
任何
rèn hé any / whatever / whichever / whatsoever
认识
rèn shi be acquainted with (a person) / to know / to be familiar with / to recognize
认为
rèn wéi to believe / to think / to consider / to feel
认真
rèn zhēn earnest / serious / take seriously / take to heart
rì Japan / day / sun / date / day of the month
日子
rì zi a (calendar) date / days of (someone's) life / day / date
容易
róng yì easy / likely / liable (to)
ròu meat / flesh
sān three / 3
散步
sàn bù to take a walk / to go for a walk
shān mountain / hill
商店
shāng diàn store / shop
shàng on / on top / upon / first (of two parts) / previous or last (week, etc.) / upper / higher / above / previous / to climb / to go into / above / to go up
shàng on / on top / upon / first (of two parts) / previous or last (week, etc.) / upper / higher / above / previous / to climb / to go into / above / to go up
上边
shàng bian upside
上课
shàng kè to attend class
上来
shàng lái (v) come up / (v) approach / used after verb to indicate success
上去
shàng qù (v) go upwards
上午
shàng wǔ morning
上学
shàng xué to go to school / to attend school
shǎo few / little / lack
shào young
社会
shè huì society
身体
shēn tǐ (human) body / health
shēn deep / profound
什么
shén me what? / who? / something / anything
shēng sound / voice / (a measure word, used for sounds) / tone / noise
声调
shēng diào tone / note
声音
shēng yīn voice / sound
生产
shēng chǎn to produce / manufacture
生词
shēng cí new word
生活
shēng huó life / activity / to live
生日
shēng rì birthday
xǐng comprehend / introspect / visit
shěng frugal / save / to omit / to leave out / to save (money) / province
shèng have as remainder
胜利
shèng lì victory
师傅
shī fu master / a qualified worker
shí ten / 10
十分
shí fēn fully / completely / very
时候
shí hou time / length of time / moment / period
时间
shí jiān time / period
食堂
shí táng dining hall
实践
shí jiàn to practice / to put into practice / to fulfill
实现
shí xiàn to achieve / to implement / to realize / to bring about
使用
shǐ yòng to use / to employ / to apply / to make use of
世界
shì jiè world
shì matter / thing / item / work / affair
事情
shì qing affair / matter / thing / business
shì is / are / am / yes / to be
shì market / city
shì to test / to try / experiment / examination / test
shōu to receive / to accept / to collect / in care of (used on address line after name)
收拾
shōu shi to put in order / to tidy up
shǒu hand / convenient
手表
shǒu biǎo wrist watch
首都
shǒu dū capital (city)
shū to transport / to lose
舒服
shū fu comfortable
shū book / letter
shú familiar / skilled / ripe / done / ripe / cooked
shǔ to count
shuò frequently / repeatedly
shù number / figure / to count / to calculate / several
shù tree
数学
shù xué mathematic / mathematics
shuāng two / double / pair / both
shuí who
shéi who
shuǐ water / river
水果
shuǐ guǒ fruit
水平
shuǐ píng level (of achievement, etc.) / standard / horizontal
shuì to sleep
睡觉
shuì jiào to go to bed / to go to sleep
shuì persuade (politically)
shuō to speak / to say
说明
shuō míng to explain / to illustrate / explanation / directions / caption
思想
sī xiǎng thought / thinking / idea
sǐ to die / inpassable / uncrossable / inflexible / rigid
sì four / 4
sòng to deliver / to carry / to give (as a present) / to present (with) / to see off / to send
宿舍
sù shè dormitory / living quarters / hostel
suān sour / sore / ache / acid
suàn regard as / to figure / to calculate / to compute
虽然
suī rán although / even though
suì year / years old / (a measure word)
所以
suǒ yǐ therefore / as a result / so
所有
suǒ yǒu all / to have / to possess / to own
tā he / him
他们
tā men they
tā it
它们
tā men they (for inanimate objects)
tā she
她们
tā men they / them (for females)
tái to lift / to raise / (of two or more persons) to carry
tài highest / greatest / too (much) / very / extremely
太阳
tài yáng sun
态度
tài du manner / bearing / attitude / approach
tán to speak / to talk / to converse / to chat / to discuss / (surname)
tāng (surname) / soup
táng sugar / sweets / candy
tǎng to recline / to lie down
讨论
tǎo lùn to discuss / to talk over
特别
tè bié especially / special / particular / unusual
téng (it) hurts / love fondly / ache / pain / sore
tī kick / play (football or soccer)
dī carry (suspended)
tí to carry / to lift / to put forward / (upwards character stroke) / lifting (brush stroke in painting) / to mention
提高
tí gāo raise / increase
体育
tǐ yù physical culture / physical training / sports
tiān day / sky / heaven
天气
tiān qì weather
tiáo measure word for long, thin things (i.e. ribbon, river, etc.) / a strip / item / article
条件
tiáo jiàn condition / prerequisite / factor
tiào jump / hop / skip (a grade) / to leap / to bounce / to beat
跳舞
tiào wǔ to dance
tīng listen / hear / obey
tìng let / allow
听见
tīng jiàn hear
听说
tīng shuō to hear told
听写
tīng xiě dictate / dictation
tíng to stop / to halt
tǐng be straight and stiff / rather (good) / quite / very
tōng go through / know well / to connect / to communicate / open
通过
tōng guò by means of / through / via / to adopt / to pass through / to get through / to switch over
通知
tōng zhī notify / inform / notice / notification
同时
tóng shí at the same time / simultaneously
同学
tóng xué (fellow) classmate
同意
tóng yì to agree / to consent / to approve
同志
tóng zhì comrade
痛快
tòng kuai jolly
tou suff. for nouns
tóu head
突然
tū rán sudden / abrupt / unexpected
图书馆
tú shū guǎn library
团结
tuán jié (hold a) rally / join forces
tuī push / refuse (responsibility) / shove
tuǐ leg
退
tuì retreat / to decline / to move back / to withdraw
tuō to shed / to take off / to escape / to get away from
袜子
wà zi socks / stockings
wài outside / in addition / foreign / external
外边
wài bian (n) outside / (n) exterior surface / (n) place other than one's home town
外国
wài guó foreign (country)
外语
wài yǔ foreign language
wán to finish / to be over / whole / complete / entire
完成
wán chéng complete / accomplish
完全
wán quán complete / whole / totally / entirely
玩儿
wán er to play
wǎn bowl / cup
wǎn evening / night / late
晚饭
wǎn fàn supper
晚会
wǎn huì evening party
晚上
wǎn shang in the evening
wàn Wan (surname) / ten thousand / a great number
wàng toward / (of a train) bound for
wǎng to go (in a direction) / past / previous / towards
wàng toward / (of a train) bound for
wǎng to go (in a direction) / past / previous / towards
wàng to forget / to overlook / to neglect
危险
wēi xiǎn danger / dangerous
wéi act as / take...to be / to be / to do / to serve as / to become
wéi variant of 為 / to take as / to serve as / to act as / to behave as
wèi because of / for / to
伟大
wěi dà great / mighty / large
wèi to feed
wèi (interjection) hello / to feed (someone or some animal) / hey / telephone greeting
wèi position / location / (measure word for persons) / place / seat
wéi variant of 為 / to take as / to serve as / to act as / to behave as
wéi act as / take...to be / to be / to do / to serve as / to become
wèi because of / for / to
为了
wèi le in order to / for the purpose of / so as to
为什么
wèi shén me why / for what reason
文化
wén huà culture / civilization / cultural
文学
wén xué literature
文学家
wén xué jiā writer / man of letters
文艺
wén yì literature and art
文章
wén zhāng article / essay
wèn to ask
问好
wèn hǎo say hello to / send one's regards to
问题
wèn tí question / problem / issue / topic
wǒ I / me / myself
我们
wǒ men we / us / ourselves
握手
wò shǒu to shake hands
屋子
wū zi house / room
wǔ five / 5
午饭
wǔ fàn lunch
物理
wù lǐ physics / physical
西
xī west
西边
xī biān (n) west side; to the west of
希望
xī wàng to wish for / to desire / to hope
习惯
xí guàn habit / custom / usual practice / to be used to
喜欢
xǐ huan to like / to be fond of
xǐ to wash / to bathe / to launder
洗澡
xǐ zǎo bathe / shower
xì trad variant of 系
xì be / connection / relation / tie up / bind
xì be / system / to tie / department / faculty
xì connect / to tie
xì fine / minutely / thin / slender
xià under / second (of two parts) / next (week, etc.) / lower / below / underneath / down(wards) / to decline / to go down / latter
xià under / second (of two parts) / next (week, etc.) / lower / below / underneath / down(wards) / to decline / to go down / latter
xià under / second (of two parts) / next (week, etc.) / lower / below / underneath / down(wards) / to decline / to go down / latter
下边
xià biān (n) under
下课
xià kè class is over
下来
xià lai to come down from a higher location / to be harvested (of crops) / to be over (of a period of time) / to go among the masses (said of leaders) / ((lit.&fig.) indicating a motion down toward)
下去
xià qu go down (descend) / go on (continue)
下午
xià wǔ afternoon
xià summer / Xia (proper name) / the Xia or Hsia dynasty c. 2000 BC
夏天
xià tiān summer
xiān early / prior / former / in advance / first
先生
xiān sheng sir / mister / teacher / (title of respect)
现代
xiàn dài modern times / modern age / modern era / Hyundai, South Korean company
现在
xiàn zài modern / current / present / at present / now / nowadays
相信
xiāng xìn be convinced (that something is true) / believe / to accept sth. as true
xiāng fragrant / incense / (of food) savory / appetizing / sweet / scented / popular
香蕉
xiāng jiāo banana
xiǎng to think / to believe / to suppose / to wish / to want / to miss
xiǎng to make a sound / to sound / to ring / (a measure word for sound) / loud
xiàng (look) like / similar (to) / appearance / to appear / to seem / image / portrait / resemble / seem
xiàng guide / opposite to
xiàng direction / part / side / towards / to / guide / opposite to
消息
xiāo xi news / information
xiǎo small / tiny / few / young
小姐
xiǎo jie young lady / miss
小时
xiǎo shí hour
xiào laugh / smile
xiē some / few / several / (a measure word)
xié shoe
xiě to write
谢谢
xiè xie to thank
辛苦
xīn kǔ hard / exhausting / with much toil
xīn meso- (chem.) / new / newly
新年
xīn nián New Year
新闻
xīn wén news
xīn heart / mind
xìn letter / true / to believe / sign / evidence
信封
xìn fēng envelope
星期
xīng qī week
星期日
xīng qī rì Sunday
háng a row / profession / professional
xìng behavior / conduct
xíng all right / capable / competent / OK / okay / to go / to do / to travel / temporary / to walk / to go / will do
幸福
xìng fú blessed / happiness / happy
xìng surname / family name / name
休息
xiū xi rest / to rest
需要
xū yào to need / to want / to demand / needs / to require
许多
xǔ duō many / a lot of / much
xué learn / study / science / -ology
学生
xué sheng student
学习
xué xí to learn / to study
学校
xué xiào school
学院
xué yuàn college / educational institute / school / faculty
xuě snow
ya (final part.)
ya (final part.)
研究
yán jiū research
颜色
yán sè color
眼睛
yǎn jing eye
演出
yǎn chū (acting) play / perform
宴会
yàn huì banquet
宴会
yàn huì banquet / feast / dinner party
yáng (surname) / sheep
样子
yàng zi manner / air / looks / aspect
要求
yāo qiú request / require / stake a claim (to something) / to ask / to demand
yào medicine / drug / cure
yāo demand / ask / request / coerce
yào important / vital / to want / to be going to / must
要是
yào shi if
yě also / too
也许
yě xǔ perhaps / maybe
yè page / leaf
yè night
yī one / 1 / single / a(n)
一定
yī dìng surely / certainly / necessarily / fixed / a certain (extent, etc.) / given / particular
一共
yí gòng altogether
一会儿
yī huì er a while
一块儿
yī kuài er (adv) together / (n) at the same location
一切
yī qiè everything
一切
yí qiè all / every / everything
一下儿
yí xiar4 a little bit / a little while
一样
yī yàng same / like / equal to / the same as / just like
一般
yī bān same / ordinary / common / general / generally / in general
一点儿
yī diǎn er a bit / a little
一起
yī qǐ together
一些
yì xiē some / a few / a little
一直
yì zhí continuously / always / from the beginning of ... up to ... / all along
一直
yī zhí always
医生
yī shēng doctor
医院
yī yuàn hospital
衣服
yī fu clothes
椅子
yǐ zi chair
已经
yǐ jīng already
以后
yǐ hòu after / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
以前
yǐ qián before / formerly / previous
以为
yǐ wéi to believe / to think / to consider erroneously
艺术
yì shù art
亿
yì a hundred million / calculate
意见
yì jiàn idea / opinion / suggestion / objection / complaint
意思
yì si idea / opinion / meaning
意义
yì yì meaning / significance
因为
yīn wèi because / owing to / on account of
音乐
yīn yuè music
yīn (of weather) overcast / Yin / feminine / moon / cloudy / negative (electric.) / shady
Yīn (Surname)
银行
yín háng bank
英语
yīng yǔ English (language)
应该
yīng gāi ought to / should / must
yíng to beat / to win / to profit
影响
yǐng xiǎng an influence / to influence / to affect (usually adversely) / to disturb
永远
yǒng yuǎn forever / eternal
yòng to use
尤其
yóu qí especially / particularly
邮局
yóu jú post office
邮票
yóu piào (postage) stamp
游泳
yóu yǒng swim
yǒu to have / there is / there are / to exist / to be
有的
yǒu de (there are) some (who are...) / some (exist)
有名
yǒu míng famous / well-known
有时候
yǒu shí hou sometimes
有些
yǒu xiē some / somewhat
有意思
yǒu yì si interesting
友好
yǒu hǎo friendly (relations)
友谊
yǒu yì companionship / fellowship / friendship
yòu right (-hand)
yòu (once) again / also / both... and... / again
yú fish
愉快
yú kuài cheerful / cheerily / delightful / pleasant / pleasantly / pleasing / happy / delighted
yǔ rain
语法
yǔ fǎ grammar
语言
yǔ yán (spoken) language
遇到
yù dào to meet / to run into / to come across
预习
yù xí to prepare a lesson
yuán Chinese monetary unit / dollar / primary / first / the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368 AD)
原来
yuán lái original / former / originally / formerly / at first / so... actually
原谅
yuán liàng to excuse / to forgive / to pardon
yuán yen (Japanese currency) / Japanese variant of T:圓|S:圆
yuán circle / round / circular / spherical / (of the moon) full / unit of Chinese currency (Yuan) / tactful / to justify
yuǎn far / distant / remote
愿意
yuàn yì to wish / to want / ready / willing (to do sth)
yuè moon / month
月亮
yuè liang moon
月球
yuè qiú (the) Moon
yún (classical) to say
yún cloud / (abbr.) for Yunnan / surname
运动
yùn dòng movement / campaign / sports
zài again / once more / re- / second / another
再见
zài jiàn good bye
zài (located) at / in / exist
zài (located) at / in / exist
zá we (incl.)
zán we (incl.)
咱们
zán men we (including the person spoken to)
zàng viscera / (anatomy) organ
zāng dirty / filthy
zǎo early / morning
早晨
zǎo chén early morning
早饭
zǎo fàn breakfast
怎么
zěn me how? / what? / why?
怎么样
zěn me yàng how? / how about? / how was it? / how are things?
怎样
zěn yàng how / why
增加
zēng jiā to raise / to increase
展览
zhǎn lǎn to put on display / to exhibit / exhibition / show
zhàn to occupy / to constitute / to make up / to account for
zhān to divine
zhàn station / to stand / to halt / to stop
zhàn station / to stand / to halt / to stop
zhāng (measure word for flat objects) / (surname) / open up / spread / sheet of paper
cháng length / long / forever / always / constantly
zhǎng chief / head / elder / to grow / to develop
掌握
zhǎng wò grasp
着急
zháo jí worry / feel anxious
zhǎo to try to find / to look for / to call on (sb) / to find / to seek / to return / to look for / to give change
照顾
zhào gu take (good) care of / show some consideration / to attend to / to look after
照相
zhào xiàng take a photograph
zhèi this / these / (sometimes used before a measure word, especially in Beijing)
zhè this / these
这个
zhè ge this / this one
这里
zhè lǐ here
这么
zhè me so much / this much / this way / like this
这些
zhè xiē these
这样
zhè yàng this (kind of, sort of) / this way / such / like this / such
zhāo catch / receive / suffer
zhe -ing part. (indicates an action in progress) / part. coverb-forming after some verbs
zhuó to wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
zhāo catch / receive / suffer
zháo part. indicates the successful result of a verb / to touch / to come in contact with / to feel / to be affected by / to catch fire / to fall asleep / to burn
zhù to make known / to show / to prove / to write / book / outstanding
zhe -ing part. (indicates an action in progress) / part. coverb-forming after some verbs
zhuó to wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
zhù to make known / to show / to prove / to write / book / outstanding
zháo part. indicates the successful result of a verb / to touch / to come in contact with / to feel / to be affected by / to catch fire / to fall asleep / to burn
zhēn real / true / genuine
真正
zhēn zhèng real / true / genuine
整齐
zhěng qí tidy / neat
zhèng just (right) / main / upright / straight / correct / principle
zhēng Chinese 1st month of year
正确
zhèng què correct / proper
正在
zhèng zài in the process of (doing something or happening) / while (doing)
政府
zhèng fǔ government
政治
zhèng zhì politics / political
zhǐ only / merely / just / but
zhī (a measure word, for birds and some animals, etc.) / single / only
zhǐ but / only
zhī M for one of a pair
zhī (a measure word) / to support / to sustain / to erect / to raise / branch / division / to draw money
知道
zhī dao know / be aware of
知识
zhī shi intellectual / knowledge-related / knowledge
之间
zhī jiān between / among / inter-
zhǐ finger / to point / to direct / to indicate
zhī M for one of a pair
zhǐ only / merely / just / but
zhǐ but / only
zhī (a measure word, for birds and some animals, etc.) / single / only
只好
zhǐ hǎo to have to / to be forced to
zhǐ paper
zhōng within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / China / Chinese
zhòng hit (the mark)
中间
zhōng jiān between / intermediate / mid / middle
中文
zhōng wén Chinese language
中午
zhōng wǔ noon / midday
中学
zhōng xué middle school
zhōng clock / time as measured in hours and minutes / bell
钟头
zhōng tóu hour
zhǒng kind / type / race / breed / seed / species (taxonomy)
zhòng to plant / to cultivate
chóng to double / to repeat / repetition / iteration / again / a layer
zhòng heavy / serious
重要
zhòng yào important / significant / major
zhōu (surname) / complete / encircle / circuit / lap / week / cycle / all / every / attentive / thoughtful / the Zhou dynasty from 1027 BC
zhōu cycle / week
zhōu bestow alms
周围
zhōu wéi surroundings / environment
周围
zhōu wéi encompass / surrounding
zhū hog / pig / swine
主要
zhǔ yào main / principal / major / primary
主意
zhǔ yi plan / idea / decision
zhù to live / to dwell / to reside / to stop
注意
zhù yì take note of / (pay) attention (to)
zhù invoke / pray to / wish / to express good wishes
zhuāng adornment / adorn / dress / clothing / costume (of an actor in a play) / to play a role / to pretend / to install / to fix
准备
zhǔn bèi preparation / prepare
桌子
zhuō zi table / desk
自己
zì jǐ self / (reflexive pronoun) / own
自行车
zì xíng chē bicycle
zì letter / symbol / character / word
总是
zǒng shì always
zǒu to walk / to go / to move
足球
zú qiú football / soccer
祖国
zǔ guó homeland / motherland
组织
zǔ zhī organization
zuǐ mouth
zuì (the) most / -est
最初
zuì chū first / primary / initial
最后
zuì hòu final / last / finally / ultimate
最近
zuì jìn recent / recently / soon
昨天
zuó tiān yesterday
zuǒ left
zuò to do / to make / to produce
zuò to regard as / to take (somebody) for / to do / to make
作业
zuò yè school assignment / homework / work / task / operation / to operate
zuò to sit / to take a seat / to take (a bus, airplane etc.)
zuò seat / base / stand / measure word for large, solid things