HSK Level 3 vocabulary

Use any vocabulary from the list below. Definitions provided are from the CC-CEDICT dictionary.

Simplified Traditional Pinyin Meaning
阿姨 阿姨 āyí maternal aunt / step-mother / childcare worker / nursemaid / woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child) / CL:個|个[ge4]
āinterjection of surprise / Ah! / Oh!
áinterjection expressing doubt or requiring answer / Eh? / what? / to show realization / to stress
ǎinterjection of surprise or doubt / Eh? / My! / what's up?
àinterjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
amodal particle ending sentence, showing affirmation, approval, or consent
ǎilow / short (in length)
àito love / affection / to be fond of / to like
爱好愛好àihàoto like / to take pleasure in / keen on / fond of / interest / hobby / appetite for / CL:個|个[ge4]
安静安靜ānjìngquiet / peaceful / calm
eight / 8
to hold / to contain / to grasp / to take hold of / handle / particle marking the following noun as a direct object / classifier for objects with handle / classifier for small objects: handful
handle
爸爸爸爸bàba(informal) father / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
bar (loanword) (serving drinks, or providing Internet access etc) / to puff (on a pipe etc) / (onom.) bang / abbr. for 貼吧|贴吧[tie1 ba1]
ba(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise) / ...right? / ...OK? / ...I presume.
Báisurname Bai
báiwhite / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera
Bǎisurname Bai
bǎihundred / numerous / all kinds of
Bānsurname Ban
bānteam / class / squad / work shift / ranking / CL:個|个[ge4] / classifier for groups
bānto move (i.e. relocate oneself) / to move (sth relatively heavy or bulky) / to shift / to copy indiscriminately
bànhalf / semi- / incomplete / (after a number) and a half
办法辦法bànfǎmeans / method / way (of doing sth) / CL:條|条[tiao2],個|个[ge4]
办公室辦公室bàngōngshìoffice / business premises / bureau / CL:間|间[jian1]
帮忙幫忙bāngmángto help / to lend a hand / to do a favor / to do a good turn
帮助幫助bāngzhùassistance / aid / to help / to assist
Bāosurname Bao
bāoto cover / to wrap / to hold / to include / to take charge of / to contract (to or for) / package / wrapper / container / bag / to hold or embrace / bundle / packet / CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1]
bǎoto eat till full / satisfied
报纸報紙bàozhǐnewspaper / newsprint / CL:份[fen4],期[qi1],張|张[zhang1]
杯子杯子bēizicup / glass / CL:個|个[ge4],支[zhi1],枝[zhi1]
北方北方běifāngnorth / the northern part a country / China north of the Yellow River
北京北京BěijīngBeijing, capital of People's Republic of China / Peking / PRC government
bèiquilt / by / (indicates passive-voice clauses) / (literary) to cover / to meet with
běnroots or stems of plants / origin / source / this / the current / root / foundation / basis / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc / originally
鼻子鼻子bízinose / CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1]
Belgium / Belgian / abbr. for 比利時|比利时[Bi3 li4 shi2]
(particle used for comparison and "-er than") / to compare / to contrast / to gesture (with hands) / ratio
to associate with / to be near
比较比較bǐjiàoto compare / to contrast / comparatively / relatively / quite / comparison
比赛比賽bǐsàicompetition (sports etc) / match / CL:場|场[chang3],次[ci4]
必须必須bìxūto have to / must / compulsory / necessarily
变化變化biànhuàchange / variation / to change / to vary / CL:個|个[ge4]
表示表示biǎoshìto express / to show / to say / to state / to indicate / to mean
表演表演biǎoyǎnplay / show / performance / exhibition / to perform / to act / to demonstrate / CL:場|场[chang3]
Biésurname Bie
biéto leave / to depart / to separate / to distinguish / to classify / other / another / do not / must not / to pin / to stick (sth) in
bièto make sb change their ways, opinions etc
别人別人biérenother people / others / other person
宾馆賓館bīnguǎnguesthouse / lodge / hotel / CL:個|个[ge4],家[jia1]
冰箱冰箱bīngxiāngicebox / freezer cabinet / refrigerator / CL:臺|台[tai2],個|个[ge4]
不客气不客氣bùkèqiyou're welcome / don't mention it / impolite / rude / blunt
(negative prefix) / not / no
cáiability / talent / sb of a certain type / a capable individual / only / only then / just now
cáia moment ago / just now / (preceded by a clause of condition or reason) not until / (followed by a numerical clause) only
càidish (type of food) / vegetable / cuisine / CL:盤|盘[pan2],道[dao4] / (coll.) (one's) type
菜单菜單càidānmenu / CL:份[fen4],張|张[zhang1]
参加參加cānjiāto participate / to take part / to join
cǎograss / straw / manuscript / draft (of a document) / careless / rough / CL:棵[ke1],撮[zuo3],株[zhu1],根[gen1]
càovariant of 肏[cao4]
cénglayer / stratum / laminated / floor (of a building) / storey / classifier for layers / repeated / sheaf (math.)
chátea / tea plant / CL:杯[bei1],壺|壶[hu2]
chādifference / discrepancy / to differ / error / to err / to make a mistake
chàto differ from / to fall short of / lacking / wrong / inferior
chāito send / to commission / messenger / mission
chánglength / long / forever / always / constantly
zhǎngchief / head / elder / to grow / to develop / to increase / to enhance
唱歌唱歌chànggēto sing a song
超市超市chāoshìsupermarket / abbr. for 超級市場|超级市场 / CL:家[jia1]
衬衫襯衫chènshānshirt / blouse / CL:件[jian4]
成绩成績chéngjìachievement / performance records / grades / CL:項|项[xiang4],個|个[ge4]
城市城市chéngshìcity / town / CL:座[zuo4]
chīto eat / to consume / to eat at (a cafeteria etc) / to eradicate / to destroy / to absorb / to suffer / to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
迟到遲到chídàoto arrive late
chūto go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to happen / classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
出现出現chūxiànto appear / to arise / to emerge / to show up
出租车出租車chūzūchētaxi / (Taiwan) rental car
厨房廚房chúfángkitchen / CL:間|间[jian1]
除了除了chúlebesides / apart from (... also...) / in addition to / except (for)
穿穿chuānto bore through / to pierce / to perforate / to penetrate / to pass through / to dress / to wear / to put on / to thread
chuánboat / vessel / ship / CL:條|条[tiao2],艘[sou1],隻|只[zhi1]
Chūnsurname Chun
chūnspring (time) / gay / joyful / youthful / love / lust / life
词语詞語cíyǔword (general term including monosyllables through to short phrases) / term (e.g. technical term) / expression
next in sequence / second / the second (day, time etc) / secondary / vice- / sub- / infra- / inferior quality / substandard / order / sequence / hypo- (chemistry) / classifier for enumerated events: time
聪明聰明cōngmingacute (of sight and hearing) / clever / intelligent / bright / smart
Cóngsurname Cong
cōnglax / yielding / unhurried
cóngfrom / via / passing through / through (a gap) / past / ever (followed by negative, meaning never) / (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to 縱|纵) to follow / to comply with / to obey / to join / to engage in / adopting some mode of action or attitude / follower / retainer / accessory / accomplice / related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
zòngsecond cousin
Cuòsurname Cuo
cuòmistake / wrong / bad / interlocking / complex / to grind / to polish / to alternate / to stagger / to miss / to let slip / to evade / to inlay with gold or silver
打电话打電話dǎdiànhuàto make a telephone call
dozen (loanword)
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 / to play (a game) / since / from
篮球籃球lánqiúbasketball / CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1]
打扫打掃dǎsǎoto clean / to sweep
打算打算dǎsuànto plan / to intend / to calculate / plan / intention / calculation / CL:個|个[ge4]
big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
dàisee 大夫[dai4 fu5]
大家大家dàjiāeveryone / influential family / great expert
dàiband / belt / girdle / ribbon / tire / area / zone / region / CL:條|条[tiao2] / to wear / to carry / to take along / to bear (i.e. to have) / to lead / to bring / to look after / to raise
担心擔心dānxīnanxious / worried / uneasy / to worry / to be anxious
蛋糕蛋糕dàngāocake / CL:塊|块[kuai4],個|个[ge4]
但是但是dànshìbut / however
当然當然dāngránonly natural / as it should be / certainly / of course / without doubt
dàoto (a place) / until (a time) / up to / to go / to arrive / (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)
de-ly / structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
earth / ground / field / place / land / CL:片[pian4]
deof / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
see 的士[di1 shi4]
really and truly
aim / clear
to obtain / to get / to gain / to catch (a disease) / proper / suitable / proud / contented / to allow / to permit / ready / finished
destructural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
děito have to / must / ought to / to need to
dēnglamp / light / lantern / CL:盞|盏[zhan3]
děngclass / rank / grade / equal to / same as / to wait for / to await / et cetera / and so on / et al. (and other authors) / after / as soon as / once
low / beneath / to lower (one's head) / to let droop / to hang down / to incline
弟弟弟弟dìdiyounger brother / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
地方地方dìfāngregion / regional (away from the central administration) / local
地方地方dìfangarea / place / space / room / territory / CL:處|处[chu4],個|个[ge4],塊|块[kuai4]
地铁地鐵dìtiěsubway / metro
地图地圖dìtúmap / CL:張|张[zhang1],本[ben3]
第一第一dìyīfirst / number one
diǎnpoint / dot / drop / speck / o'clock / point (in space or time) / to draw a dot / to check on a list / to choose / to order (food in a restaurant) / to touch briefly / to hint / to light / to ignite / to pour a liquid drop by drop / (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更[geng1] / dot stroke in Chinese characters / classifier for items
电脑電腦diànnǎocomputer / CL:臺|台[tai2]
电视電視diànshìtelevision / TV / CL:臺|台[tai2],個|个[ge4]
电梯電梯diàntīelevator / escalator / CL:臺|台[tai2],部[bu4]
电影電影diànyǐngmovie / film / CL:部[bu4],片[pian4],幕[mu4],場|场[chang3]
电子邮件電子郵件diànzǐyóujiànemail / CL:封[feng1],份[fen4]
Dōngsurname Dong
dōngeast / host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest) / landlord
东西東西dōngxīeast and west
东西東西dōngxithing / stuff / person / CL:個|个[ge4],件[jian4]
dōngwinter
Dōngsurname Dong
dōng(onom.) beating a drum / rat-a-tat
dǒngto understand / to comprehend
动物動物dòngwùanimal / CL:隻|只[zhi1],群[qun2],個|个[ge4]
surname Du
dōuall / both / entirely / (used for emphasis) even / already / (not) at all
capital city / metropolis
dòucomma / phrase marked by pause
to read / to study / reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音[pin1 yin1]
duǎnshort / brief / to lack / weak point / fault
Duànsurname Duan
duànparagraph / section / segment / stage (of a process) / classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc
锻炼鍛煉duànliànto engage in physical exercise / to work out / to toughen / to temper
duìright / correct / couple / pair / towards / at / for / to face / opposite / to treat (sb a certain way) / to match together / to adjust / to fit / to suit / to answer / to reply / classifier: couple
对不起對不起duìbuqǐunworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
duōmany / much / often / a lot of / numerous / more / in excess / how (to what extent) / multi- / Taiwan pr. [duo2] when it means "how"
多么多麼duōmehow (wonderful etc) / what (a great idea etc) / however (difficult it may be etc) / (in interrogative sentences) how (much etc) / to what extent
多少多少duōshǎonumber / amount / somewhat
多少多少duōshaohow much / how many / which (number) / as much as
饿èto be hungry / hungry
而且而且érqiě(not only ...) but also / moreover / in addition / furthermore
儿子兒子érzison
耳朵耳朵ěrduoear / CL:隻|只[zhi1],個|个[ge4],對|对[dui4] / handle (on a cup)
èrtwo / 2 / (Beijing dialect) stupid
发烧發燒fāshāoto have a high temperature (from illness) / to have a fever
发现發現fāxiànto find / to discover
饭馆飯館fànguǎnrestaurant / CL:家[jia1]
方便方便fāngbiànconvenient / to help out / to make things easy for people / convenience / suitable / having money to spare / (euphemism) to go to the toilet
房间房間fángjiānroom / CL:間|间[jian1],個|个[ge4]
fàngto release / to free / to let go / to put / to place / to let out / to set off (fireworks)
放心放心fàngxīnto feel relieved / to feel reassured / to be at ease
非常非常fēichángunusual / extraordinary / extreme / very / exceptional
飞机飛機fēijīairplane / CL:架[jia4]
fēnto divide / to separate / to distribute / to allocate / to distinguish (good and bad) / part or subdivision / fraction / one tenth (of certain units) / unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm / minute / a point (in sports or games) / 0.01 yuan (unit of money)
fènpart / share / ingredient / component
分钟分鐘fēnzhōngminute
服务员服務員fúwùyuánwaiter / waitress / attendant / customer service personnel / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
附近附近fùjìn(in the) vicinity / nearby / neighboring / next to
复习復習fùxíto revise / to review / revision / CL:次[ci4]
复习復習fùxívariant of 復習|复习[fu4 xi2]
干净乾淨gānjìngclean / neat
gǎnto dare / daring / (polite) may I venture
感冒感冒gǎnmàoto catch cold / (common) cold / CL:場|场[chang2],次[ci4] / (coll.) to be interested in (often used in the negative) / (Tw) to detest / can't stand
刚才剛才gāngcáijust now / a moment ago
Gāosurname Gao
gāohigh / tall / above average / loud / your (honorific)
高兴高興gāoxìnghappy / glad / willing (to do sth) / in a cheerful mood
告诉告訴gàosuto tell / to inform / to let know
哥哥哥哥gēgeolder brother / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
individual / this / that / size / classifier for people or objects in general
gěito / for / for the benefit of / to give / to allow / to do sth (for sb) / (passive particle)
gēnheel / to follow closely / to go with / to marry sb (of woman) / with / towards / as (compared to) / from (different from) / and (in addition to)
根据根據gēnjùaccording to / based on / basis / foundation / CL:個|个[ge4]
gēngto change or replace / to experience / one of the five two hour periods into which the night was formerly divided / watch (e.g. of a sentry or guard)
gèngmore / even more / further / still / still more
公共汽车公共汽車gōnggòngqìchēbus / CL:輛|辆[liang4],班[ban1]
公斤公斤gōngjīnkilogram (kg)
公司公司gōngsī(business) company / company / firm / corporation / incorporated / CL:家[jia1]
公园公園gōngyuánpark (for public recreation) / CL:個|个[ge4],座[zuo4]
工作工作gōngzuòto work / (of a machine) to operate / job / work / task / CL:個|个[ge4],份[fen4],項|项[xiang4]
gǒudog / CL:隻|只[zhi1],條|条[tiao2]
故事故事gùshìold practice / CL:個|个[ge4]
故事故事gùshinarrative / story / tale
刮风刮風guāfēngto be windy
guānmountain pass / to close / to shut / to turn off / to concern / to involve
关系關系guānxirelation / relationship / to concern / to affect / to have to do with / guanxi / CL:個|个[ge4]
关心關心guānxīnto care for sth / caring / concerned
关于關於guānyúpertaining to / concerning / with regard to / about / a matter of
guìexpensive / noble / your (name) / precious
国家國家guójiācountry / nation / state / CL:個|个[ge4]
果汁果汁guǒzhīfruit juice
过去過去guòqu(in the) past / former / previous / to go over / to pass by
Guòsurname Guo
guò(experienced action marker) / to cross / to go over / to pass (time) / to celebrate (a holiday) / to live / to get along / excessively / too-
Huánsurname Huan
háistill / still in progress / still more / yet / even more / in addition / fairly / passably (good) / as early as / even / also / else
huánto pay back / to return
还是還是háishior / still / nevertheless / had better
孩子孩子háizichild
害怕害怕hàipàto be afraid / to be scared
汉语漢語HànyǔChinese language / CL:門|门[men2]
hǎogood / well / proper / good to / easy to / very / so / (suffix indicating completion or readiness) / (of an unmarried couple) to be close / to be keen on each other
hàoto be fond of / to have a tendency to / to be prone to
好吃好吃hǎochītasty / delicious
好吃好吃hàochīto be fond of eating / to be gluttonous
hàoordinal number / day of a month / mark / sign / business establishment / size / ship suffix / horn (wind instrument) / bugle call / assumed name / to take a pulse / classifier used to indicate number of people
to drink / My goodness!
and / together with / with / sum / union / peace / harmony / Taiwan pr. [han4] when it means "and"
river / CL:條|条[tiao2],道[dao4]
Hēiabbr. for Heilongjiang province 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hei1 long2 jiang1]
hēiblack / dark / sinister / secret / shady / illegal / (loanword) to hack (computing)
黑板黑板hēibǎnblackboard / CL:塊|块[kuai4],個|个[ge4]
hěn(adverb of degree) / quite / very / awfully
Hóngsurname Hong
hóngred / popular / revolutionary / bonus
后面後面hòumianrear / back / behind / later / afterwards
护照護照hùzhàopassport / CL:本[ben3],個|个[ge4]
Huāsurname Hua
huāflower / blossom / CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4] / fancy pattern / florid / to spend (money, time)
花园花園huāyuángarden / CL:座[zuo4],個|个[ge4]
huàto draw / picture / painting / CL:幅[fu2],張|张[zhang1] / classifier for paintings etc / variant of 劃|划[hua4]
huàibad / spoiled / broken / to break down / (suffix) to the utmost
欢迎歡迎huānyíngto welcome / welcome
环境環境huánjìngenvironment / circumstances / surroundings / CL:個|个[ge4] / ambient
huànto change / to exchange
Huángsurname Huang or Hwang
huángyellow / pornographic / to fall through
huíto circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book)
huíto curve / to return / to revolve
回答回答huídáto reply / to answer / the answer / CL:個|个[ge4]
huìcan / to be possible / to be able to / will / to be likely to / to be sure to / to assemble / to meet / to gather / to see / union / group / association / CL:個|个[ge4] / a moment (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [hui3])
会议會議huìyìmeeting / conference / CL:場|场[chang3],屆|届[jie4]
火车站火車站huǒchēzhàntrain station
或者或者huòzhěor / possibly / maybe / perhaps
机场機場jīchǎngairport / airfield / CL:家[jia1],處|处[chu4]
鸡蛋雞蛋jīdàn(chicken) egg / hen's egg / CL:個|个[ge4],打[da2]
几乎幾乎jīhūalmost / nearly / practically
机会機會jīhuìopportunity / chance / occasion / CL:個|个[ge4]
extremely / pole (geography, physics) / utmost / top
how much / how many / several / a few
记得記得jìdeto remember
季节季節jìjiétime / season / period / CL:個|个[ge4]
Jiāsurname Jia
jiāhome / family / (polite) my (sister, uncle etc) / classifier for families or businesses / refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China / noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian / CL:個|个[ge4]
检查檢查jiǎncháinspection / to examine / to inspect / CL:次[ci4]
简单簡單jiǎndānsimple / not complicated
jiànitem / component / classifier for events, things, clothes etc
健康健康jiànkānghealth / healthy
见面見面jiànmiànto meet / to see each other / CL:次[ci4]
jiǎngto speak / to explain / to negotiate / to emphasise / to be particular about / as far as sth is concerned / speech / lecture
Jiàosurname Jiao
jiāoto teach
jiàoreligion / teaching / to make / to cause / to tell
jiǎofoot / leg (of an animal or an object) / base (of an object) / CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1] / classifier for kicks
Juésurname Jue
jiǎoangle / corner / horn / horn-shaped / unit of money equal to 0.1 yuan / CL:個|个[ge4]
juérole (theater) / to compete / ancient three legged wine vessel / third note of pentatonic scale
jiàoto shout / to call / to order / to ask / to be called / by (indicates agent in the passive mood)
教室教室jiàoshìclassroom / CL:間|间[jian1]
jiēto receive / to answer (the phone) / to meet or welcome sb / to connect / to catch / to join / to extend / to take one's turn on duty / to take over for sb
街道街道jiēdàostreet / CL:條|条[tiao2] / subdistrict / residential district
结婚結婚jiéhūnto marry / to get married / CL:次[ci4]
结束結束jiéshùtermination / to finish / to end / to conclude / to close
节目節目jiémùprogram / item (on a program) / CL:臺|台[tai2],個|个[ge4],套[tao4]
节日節日jiérìholiday / festival / CL:個|个[ge4]
姐姐姐姐jiějieolder sister / CL:個|个[ge4]
解决解決jiějuéto settle (a dispute) / to resolve / to solve / to dispose of / to dispatch
jièto lend / to borrow / by means of / to take (an opportunity)
介绍介紹jièshàoto introduce (sb to sb) / to give a presentation / to present (sb for a job etc) / introduction
今天今天jīntiāntoday / at the present / now
jìnto advance / to enter / to come (or go) into / to receive or admit / to eat or drink / to submit or present / (used after a verb) into, in / to score a goal
jìnnear / close to / approximately
经常經常jīngchángfrequently / constantly / regularly / often / day-to-day / everyday / daily
经过經過jīngguòto pass / to go through / process / course / CL:個|个[ge4]
经理經理jīnglǐmanager / director / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
jiǔnine / 9
jiǔ(long) time / (long) duration of time
jiùold / opposite: new 新 / former / worn (with age)
jiùat once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
举行舉行jǔxíngto hold (a meeting, ceremony etc)
句子句子jùzisentence / CL:個|个[ge4]
觉得覺得juédeto think / to feel
决定決定juédìngto decide (to do something) / to resolve / decision / CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4] / certainly
咖啡咖啡kāfēicoffee (loanword) / CL:杯[bei1]
kāito open / to start / to turn on / to boil / to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc) / to operate (vehicle) / abbr. for 開爾文|开尔文 degrees Kelvin
开始開始kāishǐto begin / beginning / to start / initial / CL:個|个[ge4]
kānto look after / to take care of / to watch / to guard
kànto see / to look at / to read / to watch / to visit / to call on / to consider / to regard as / to look after / to treat (an illness) / to depend on / to feel (that) / (after verb) to give it a try / Watch out! (for a danger)
看见看見kànjiànto see / to catch sight of
考试考試kǎoshìto take an exam / exam / CL:次[ci4]
thirsty
可爱可愛kě'àiadorable / cute / lovely
可能可能kěnéngmight (happen) / possible / probable / possibility / probability / maybe / perhaps / CL:個|个[ge4]
可以可以kěyǐcan / may / possible / able to
quarter (hour) / moment / to carve / to engrave / to cut / oppressive / classifier for short time intervals
subject / course / CL:門|门[men2] / class / lesson / CL:堂[tang2],節|节[jie2] / to levy / tax / form of divination
客人客人kèrénvisitor / guest / customer / client / CL:位[wei4]
空调空調kōngtiáoair conditioning / air conditioner (including units that have a heating mode) / CL:臺|台[tai2]
kǒumouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls
to cry / to weep
裤子褲子kùzitrousers / pants / CL:條|条[tiao2]
kuàilump (of earth) / chunk / piece / classifier for pieces of cloth, cake, soap etc / colloquial word for yuan (or other unit of currency such as Hong Kong or US dollar etc), usually as 塊錢|块钱
kuàirapid / quick / speed / rate / soon / almost / to make haste / clever / sharp (of knives or wits) / forthright / plain-spoken / gratified / pleased / pleasant
快乐快樂kuàilèhappy / merry
筷子筷子kuàizichopsticks / CL:對|对[dui4],根[gen1],把[ba3],雙|双[shuang1]
láito come / to arrive / to come round / ever since / next
Lánsurname Lan
lánblue / indigo plant
lǎoprefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity / old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough
老师老師lǎoshīteacher / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
le(modal particle intensifying preceding clause) / (completed action marker)
liǎoto finish / to achieve / to understand
lèitired / weary / to strain / to wear out / to work hard
Lěngsurname Leng
lěngcold
surname Li
to leave / to part from / to be away from / (in giving distances) from / without (sth) / independent of / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing fire / ☲
离开離開líkāito depart / to leave
lining / interior / inside / internal / also written 裏|里[li3]
Li (surname)
li (Chinese mile) / 500 meters (modern) / home / hometown / village / neighborhood / administrative unit
礼物禮物lǐwùgift / present / CL:件[jian4],個|个[ge4],份[fen4]
历史歷史lìshǐhistory / CL:門|门[men2],段[duan4]
liǎnface / CL:張|张[zhang1],個|个[ge4]
练习練習liànxíexercise / drill / practice / CL:個|个[ge4]
liǎngtwo / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty 斤[jin1] (old)
liàngclassifier for vehicles
了解了解liǎojiěto understand / to realize / to find out
邻居鄰居línjūneighbor / next door / CL:個|个[ge4]
língzero / nought / zero sign / fractional / fragmentary / odd (of numbers) / (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one) / fraction / (in mathematics) remainder (after division) / extra / to wither and fall / to wither
liùsix / 6
Lóusurname Lou
lóuhouse with more than 1 story / storied building / floor / CL:層|层[ceng2],座[zuo4],棟|栋[dong4]
surname Lu
road / CL:條|条[tiao2] / journey / route / line (bus etc) / sort / kind
旅游旅遊lǚyóutrip / journey / tourism / travel / tour / to travel
绿green
妈妈媽媽māmamama / mommy / mother / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
surname Ma / abbr. for Malaysia 馬來西亞|马来西亚[Ma3 lai2 xi1 ya4]
horse / CL:匹[pi3] / horse or cavalry piece in Chinese chess / knight in Western chess
马上馬上mǎshàngat once / right away / immediately / on horseback (i.e. by military force)
ma(question particle for "yes-no" questions)
mǎito buy / to purchase
màito sell / to betray / to spare no effort / to show off or flaunt
满意滿意mǎnyìsatisfied / pleased / to one's satisfaction
mànslow
mángbusy / hurriedly / to hurry / to rush
māocat / CL:隻|只[zhi1] / (dialect) to hide oneself / (coll.) modem
帽子帽子màozihat / cap / (fig.) label / bad name / CL:頂|顶[ding3]
méi(negative prefix for verbs) / have not / not
没关系沒關系méiguānxiit doesn't matter
měieach / every
妹妹妹妹mèimeiyounger sister / young woman / CL:個|个[ge4]
Ménsurname Men
méngate / door / CL:扇[shan4] / gateway / doorway / CL:個|个[ge4] / opening / valve / switch / way to do something / knack / family / house / (religious) sect / school (of thought) / class / category / phylum or division (taxonomy) / classifier for large guns / classifier for lessons, subjects, branches of technology
surname Mi
rice / CL:粒[li4] / meter (classifier)
米饭米飯mǐfàn(cooked) rice
面包麵包miànbāobread / CL:片[pian4],袋[dai4],塊|块[kuai4]
面条面條miàntiáonoodles
明白明白míngbaiclear / obvious / unequivocal / to understand / to realize
明天明天míngtiāntomorrow
名字名字míngziname (of a person or thing) / CL:個|个[ge4]
to hold / to seize / to catch / to apprehend / to take
how / which
na(particle equivalent to 啊 after noun ending in -n)
něiwhich? (interrogative, followed by classifier or numeral-classifier)
哪儿哪兒nǎrwhere? / wherever / anywhere
surname Na
Nuósurname Nuo
variant of 哪[na3]
that / those / then (in that case) / commonly pr. [nei4] before a classifier, esp. in Beijing
nuó(archaic) many / beautiful / how / old variant of 挪[nuo2]
那儿那兒nàrthere
奶奶奶奶nǎinai(informal) grandma (paternal grandmother) / (respectful) mistress of the house / CL:位[wei4] / (coll.) boobies / breasts
Nánsurname Nan
nánsouth
男人男人nánréna man / a male / men / CL:個|个[ge4]
nándifficult (to...) / problem / difficulty / difficult / not good
nàndisaster / distress / to scold
难过難過nánguòto feel sad / to feel unwell / (of life) to be difficult
neparticle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
woolen material
Néngsurname Neng
néngto be able to / to be capable of / ability / capability / able / capable / can possibly / (usually used in the negative) to have the possibility of
you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您[nin2])
Niánsurname Nian
niányear / CL:個|个[ge4]
niángrain / harvest (old) / variant of 年[nian2]
年级年級niánjígrade / year (in school, college etc) / CL:個|个[ge4]
年轻年輕niánqīngyoung
diǎovariant of 屌[diao3] / penis
niǎobird / CL:隻|只[zhi1],群[qun2] / (dialect) to pay attention to / (intensifier) damned / goddam
nínyou (courteous, as opposed to informal 你[ni3])
牛奶牛奶niúnǎicow's milk / CL:瓶[ping2],杯[bei1]
努力努力nǔlìgreat effort / to strive / to try hard
女儿女兒nǚ'érdaughter
女人女人nǚrénwoman
女人女人nǚrenwife
爬山爬山páshānto climb a mountain / to mountaineer / hiking / mountaineering
盘子盤子pánzitray / plate / dish / CL:個|个[ge4]
旁边旁邊pángbiānlateral / side / to the side / beside
pánhealthy / at ease
pàngfat / plump
跑步跑步pǎobùto run / to jog / (military) to march at the double
朋友朋友péngyoufriend / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
啤酒啤酒píjiǔbeer (loanword) / CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]
便宜便宜biànyíconvenient
便宜便宜piányismall advantages / to let sb off lightly / cheap / inexpensive
piàoticket / ballot / bank note / CL:張|张[zhang1] / person held for ransom / amateur performance of Chinese opera / classifier for shipments and business transactions (dialect)
漂亮漂亮piàoliangpretty / beautiful
苹果蘋果píngguǒapple / CL:個|个[ge4],顆|颗[ke1]
葡萄葡萄pútaogrape
普通话普通話pǔtōnghuàMandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
seven / 7
妻子妻子qīzǐwife and children
妻子妻子qīziwife / CL:個|个[ge4]
其实其實qíshíactually / in fact / really
其他其他qítāother / (sth or sb) else / the rest
(Taiwan) saddle horse / mounted soldier
to ride (an animal or bike) / to sit astride / classifier for saddle-horses
起床起床qǐchuángto get out of bed / to get up
qiānthousand
qiāna swing
铅笔鉛筆qiānbǐ(lead) pencil / CL:支[zhi1],枝[zhi1],桿|杆[gan3]
Qiánsurname Qian
qiáncoin / money / CL:筆|笔[bi3] / unit of weight, one tenth of a tael 兩|两[liang3]
前面前面qiánmiànahead / in front / preceding / above
清楚清楚qīngchuclear / distinct / to understand thoroughly / to be clear about
qíngclear / fine (weather)
qǐngto ask / to invite / please (do sth) / to treat (to a meal etc) / to request
Qiūsurname Qiu
qiūautumn / fall / harvest time / a swing
qiūold variant of 秋[qiu1]
qiūa swing
to go / to go to (a place) / to cause to go or send (sb) / to remove / to get rid of / (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do sth / to be apart from in space or time / (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker) / (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation) / (of a time or an event etc) just passed or elapsed
奇怪奇怪qíguàistrange / odd / to marvel / to be baffled
去年去年qùniánlast year
裙子裙子qúnziskirt / CL:條|条[tiao2]
然后然后ránhòuafter / then (afterwards) / after that / afterwards
ràngto yield / to permit / to let sb do sth / to have sb do sth / to make sb (feel sad etc)
to warm up / to heat up / hot (of weather) / heat / fervent
热情熱情rèqíngcordial / enthusiastic / passion / passionate / passionately
rénman / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
认识認識rènshito know / to recognize / to be familiar with / to get acquainted with sb / knowledge / understanding / awareness / cognition
认为認為rènwéito believe / to think / to consider / to feel
认真認真rènzhēnconscientious / earnest / serious / to take seriously / to take to heart
abbr. for 日本[Ri4 ben3], Japan
sun / day / date, day of the month
容易容易róngyìeasy / likely / liable (to)
如果如果rúguǒif / in case / in the event that
Sānsurname San
sānthree / 3
sǎnumbrella / parasol / CL:把[ba3]
sǎndamask silk / variant of 傘|伞[san3]
商店商店shāngdiànstore / shop / CL:家[jia1],個|个[ge4]
shǎngsee 上聲|上声[shang3 sheng1]
shàngon top / upon / above / upper / previous / first (of multiple parts) / to climb / to get onto / to go up / to attend (class or university)
上班上班shàngbānto go to work / to be on duty / to start work / to go to the office
上网上網shàngwǎngto be on the Internet / to stretch a net (in a sports game or for covering sth) / to be netted (of fish)
上午上午shàngwǔmorning / CL:個|个[ge4]
shǎofew / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom
shàoyoung
shéiwho / also pr. [shui2]
身体身體shēntǐ(human) body / health / CL:具[ju4],個|个[ge4]
什么什麼shénmewhat? / who? / something / anything
生病生病shēngbìngto fall ill
生气生氣shēngqìto get angry / to take offense / angry / vitality / liveliness
生日生日shēngrìbirthday / CL:個|个[ge4]
声音聲音shēngyīnvoice / sound / CL:個|个[ge4]
shíten / 10
时候時候shíhoutime / length of time / moment / period
时间時間shíjiāntime / period / CL:段[duan4]
使使shǐto make / to cause / to enable / to use / to employ / to send / to instruct sb to do sth / envoy / messenger
shìis / are / am / yes / to be
shìvariant of 是[shi4] / (used in given names)
世界世界shìjièworld / CL:個|个[ge4]
事情事情shìqingaffair / matter / thing / business / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
手表手表shǒubiǎowrist watch / CL:塊|块[kuai4],隻|只[zhi1],個|个[ge4]
手机手機shǒujīcell phone / mobile phone / CL:部[bu4],支[zhi1]
shòuthin / to lose weight / (of clothing) tight / (of meat) lean / (of land) unproductive
Shūabbr. for 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1]
shūbook / letter / document / CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4] / to write
舒服舒服shūfucomfortable / feeling well
叔叔叔叔shūshufather's younger brother / uncle / Taiwan pr. [shu2 shu5] / CL:個|个[ge4]
shùtree / CL:棵[ke1] / to cultivate / to set up
数学數學shùxuémathematics / mathematical
刷牙刷牙shuāyáto brush one's teeth
Shuāngsurname Shuang
shuāngtwo / double / pair / both
Shuǐsurname Shui
shuǐwater / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes
水果水果shuǐguǒfruit / CL:個|个[ge4]
水平水平shuǐpínglevel (of achievement etc) / standard / horizontal
睡觉睡覺shuìjiàoto go to bed / to sleep
说话說話shuōhuàto speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
司机司機sījīchauffeur / driver / CL:個|个[ge4]
four / 4
sòngto deliver / to carry / to give (as a present) / to present (with) / to see off / to send
虽然雖然suīránalthough / even though / even if
suìvariant of 歲|岁[sui4], year / years old
suìclassifier for years (of age) / year / year (of crop harvests)
所以所以suǒyǐtherefore / as a result / so / the reason why
he or him / (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant) / (used before sb's name for emphasis) / (used as a meaningless mock object) / other / another
she
it
tàihighest / greatest / too (much) / very / extremely
太阳太陽tàiyangsun / CL:個|个[ge4] / abbr. for 太陽穴|太阳穴[tai4 yang2 xue2]
tángsugar / sweets / candy / CL:顆|颗[ke1],塊|块[kuai4]
tángold variant of 糖[tang2]
特别特別tèbiéespecially / special / particular / unusual
téng(it) hurts / sore / to love dearly
to kick / to play (e.g. soccer)
足球足球zúqiúsoccer ball / a football / CL:個|个[ge4] / soccer / football
surname Ti
topic / problem for discussion / exam question / subject / to inscribe / to mention / CL:個|个[ge4],道[dao4]
提高提高tígāoto raise / to increase / to improve
体育體育tǐyùsports / physical education
天气天氣tiānqìweather
tiánsweet
tiáostrip / item / article / clause (of law or treaty) / classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc)
跳舞跳舞tiàowǔto dance
tīngto listen / to hear / to obey / a can (loanword from English "tin") / classifier for canned beverages
tìng(literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule / to sentence / to allow
同事同事tóngshìcolleague / co-worker / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
同学同學tóngxuéto study at the same school / fellow student / classmate / CL:位[wei4],個|个[ge4]
同意同意tóngyìto agree / to consent / to approve
头发頭發tóufahair (on the head)
突然突然tūránsudden / abrupt / unexpected
图书馆圖書館túshūguǎnlibrary / CL:家[jia1],個|个[ge4]
tuǐleg / CL:條|条[tiao2]
tuǐhip bone / old variant of 腿[tui3]
wàioutside / in addition / foreign / external
wánto finish / to be over / whole / complete / entire
完成完成wánchéngto complete / to accomplish
wántoy / sth used for amusement / curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wan4]) / to play / to have fun / to trifle with / to keep sth for entertainment
wánvariant of 玩[wan2] / Taiwan pr. [wan4]
wǎnvariant of 碗[wan3]
wǎnvariant of 碗[wan3]
wǎnvariant of 碗[wan3]
wǎnbowl / cup / CL:隻|只[zhi1],個|个[ge4]
晚上晚上wǎnshangevening / night / CL:個|个[ge4] / in the evening
see 万俟[Mo4 qi2]
Wànsurname Wan
wànten thousand / a great number
忘记忘記wàngjìto forget
wéihello (when answering the phone)
wèihey / to feed (an animal, baby, invalid etc)
wèivariant of 餵|喂[wei4]
wèito feed
wéias (in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do / by (in the passive voice)
wèibecause of / for / to
wéivariant of 為|为[wei2] / as (i.e. in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do
wèivariant of 為|为[wei4], because of / for / to
为了為了wèilein order to / for the purpose of / so as to
为什么為什麼wèishénmewhy? / for what reason?
wèiposition / location / place / seat / classifier for people (honorific) / classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)
文化文化wénhuàculture / civilization / cultural / CL:個|个[ge4],種|种[zhong3]
wènto ask
问题問題wèntíquestion / problem / issue / topic / CL:個|个[ge4]
I / me / my
我们我們wǒmenwe / us / ourselves / our
five / 5
西西the West / abbr. for Spain 西班牙[Xi1 ban1 ya2] / Spanish
西西west
西瓜西瓜xīguāwatermelon / CL:顆|颗[ke1],粒[li4],個|个[ge5]
希望希望xīwàngto wish for / to desire / hope / CL:個|个[ge4]
习惯習慣xíguànhabit / custom / usual practice / to be used to / CL:個|个[ge4]
to wash / to bathe / to develop (photo)
洗手间洗手間xǐshǒujiāntoilet / lavatory / washroom
洗澡洗澡xǐzǎoto bathe / to take a shower
喜欢喜歡xǐhuanto like / to be fond of
xiàdown / downwards / below / lower / later / next (week etc) / second (of two parts) / to decline / to go down / to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc) / measure word to show the frequency of an action
下午下午xiàwǔafternoon / CL:個|个[ge4] / p.m.
下雨下雨xiàyǔto rain / rainy
Xiàthe Xia or Hsia dynasty c. 2000 BC / Xia of the Sixteen Kingdoms (407-432) / surname Xia
xiàsummer
xiānearly / prior / former / in advance / first
先生先生XiānshengMister (Mr.)
先生先生xiānshengteacher / husband / doctor (dialect) / CL:位[wei4]
现在現在xiànzàinow / at present / at the moment / modern / current / nowadays
香蕉香蕉xiāngjiāobanana / CL:枝[zhi1],根[gen1],個|个[ge4],把[ba3]
相同相同xiāngtóngidentical / same
相信相信xiāngxìnto be convinced (that sth is true) / to believe / to accept sth as true
xiǎngto think / to believe / to suppose / to wish / to want / to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth)
Xiàngsurname Xiang
xiàngtowards / to face / to turn towards / direction / to support / to side with / shortly before / formerly / always / all along
xiàngto tend toward / to guide / variant of 向[xiang4]
xiàngvariant of 向[xiang4] / direction / orientation / to face / to turn toward / to / towards / shortly before / formerly
xiàngto resemble / to be like / to look as if / such as / appearance / image / portrait / image under a mapping (math.)
xiǎosmall / tiny / few / young
小姐小姐xiǎojieyoung lady / miss / (slang) prostitute / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
小时小時xiǎoshíhour / CL:個|个[ge4]
小心小心xiǎoxīnto be careful / to take care
xiàoold variant of 笑[xiao4]
xiàolaugh / smile / CL:個|个[ge4]
校长校長xiàozhǎng(college, university) president / headmaster / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
xiēsome / few / several / measure word indicating a small amount or small number (greater than 1)
xiéshoe / CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1]
xiévariant of 鞋[xie2]
xiěto write
谢谢謝謝xièxieto thank / thanks / thank you
Xīnabbr. for Xinjiang 新疆[Xin1 jiang1] or Singapore 新加坡[Xin1 jia1 po1] / surname Xin
xīnnew / newly / meso- (chemistry)
新闻新聞xīnwénnews / CL:條|条[tiao2],個|个[ge4]
新鲜新鮮xīnxiānfresh (experience, food etc) / freshness / novel / uncommon
xìnletter / mail / CL:封[feng1] / to trust / to believe / to profess faith in / truthful / confidence / trust / at will / at random
星期星期xīngqīweek / CL:個|个[ge4] / day of the week / Sunday
行李箱行李箱xínglixiāngsuitcase / baggage compartment / overhead bin / (car) trunk / boot
xìngfamily name / surname / CL:個|个[ge4] / to be surnamed
兴趣興趣xìngqùinterest (desire to know about sth) / interest (thing in which one is interested) / hobby / CL:個|个[ge4]
熊猫熊貓xióngmāopanda / CL:隻|只[zhi1]
休息休息xiūxirest / to rest
需要需要xūyàoto need / to want / to demand / to require / requirement / need
选择選擇xuǎnzéto select / to pick / choice / option / alternative
学生學生xuéshengstudent / schoolchild
学习學習xuéxíto learn / to study
学校學校xuéxiàoschool / CL:所[suo3]
Xuěsurname Xue
xuěsnow / snowfall / CL:場|场[chang2] / to have the appearance of snow / to wipe away, off or out / to clean
颜色顏色yánsècolor / countenance / appearance / facial expression / pigment / dyestuff
眼镜眼鏡yǎnjìngspectacles / eyeglasses / CL:副[fu4]
眼睛眼睛yǎnjingeye / CL:隻|只[zhi1],雙|双[shuang1]
羊肉羊肉yángròumutton / goat meat
要求要求yāoqiúto request / to require / to stake a claim / to ask / to demand / CL:點|点[dian3]
yàoleaf of the iris / variant of 藥|药[yao4]
yàomedicine / drug / substance used for a specific purpose (e.g. poisoning, explosion, fermenting) / CL:種|种[zhong3],服[fu4],味[wei4] / to poison
yāoto demand / to request / to coerce
yàoimportant / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if
爷爷爺爺yéye(coll.) father's father / paternal grandfather / CL:個|个[ge4]
surname Ye
also / too / (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
衣服衣服yīfuclothes / CL:件[jian4],套[tao4]
医生醫生yīshēngdoctor / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
医院醫院yīyuànhospital / CL:所[suo3],家[jia1],座[zuo4]
一定一定yīdìngsurely / certainly / necessarily / fixed / a certain (extent etc) / given / particular / must
一共一共yīgòngaltogether
一会儿一會兒yīhuìra moment / a while / in a moment / now...now... / also pr. [yi1 hui3 r5]
一样一樣yīyàngsame / like / equal to / the same as / just like
以后以后yǐhòuafter / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
以前以前yǐqiánbefore / formerly / previous / ago
以为以為yǐwéito believe / to think / to consider / to be under the impression
已经已經yǐjīngalready
椅子椅子yǐzichair / CL:把[ba3],套[tao4]
一般一般yībānsame / ordinary / so-so / common / general / generally / in general
一边一邊yībiānone side / either side / on the one hand / on the other hand / doing while
一起一起yīqǐin the same place / together / with / altogether (in total)
一直一直yīzhístraight (in a straight line) / continuously / always / from the beginning of ... up to ... / all along
意思意思yìsiidea / opinion / meaning / wish / desire / interest / fun / token of appreciation, affection etc / CL:個|个[ge4] / to give as a small token / to do sth as a gesture of goodwill etc
Yīnsurname Yin
yīnovercast (weather) / cloudy / shady / Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang) / negative (electric.) / feminine / moon / implicit / hidden / genitalia
yīnvariant of 陰|阴[yin1]
因为因為yīnwèibecause / owing to / on account of
音乐音樂yīnyuèmusic / CL:張|张[zhang1],曲[qu3],段[duan4]
银行銀行yínhángbank / CL:家[jia1],個|个[ge4]
应该應該yīnggāiought to / should / must
影响影響yǐngxiǎnginfluence / effect / to influence / to affect (usually adversely) / to disturb / CL:股[gu3]
yòngto use / to employ / to have to / to eat or drink / expense or outlay / usefulness / hence / therefore
游戏游戲yóuxìgame / CL:場|场[chang3] / to play
游泳游泳yóuyǒngswimming / to swim
yǒuto have / there is / there are / to exist / to be
有名有名yǒumíngfamous / well-known
yòu(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway
右边右邊yòubianright side / right, to the right
surname Yu
fish / CL:條|条[tiao2],尾[wei3]
遇到遇到yùdàoto meet / to run into / to come across
Yuánsurname Yuan / the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
yuánunit of money (in PRC: Chinese yuan, in USA: dollar, etc) / primary / first
yuǎnfar / distant / remote
yuànto distance oneself from (classical)
愿意願意yuànyìto wish / to want / ready / willing (to do sth)
yuèmoon / month / monthly / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2]
月亮月亮yuèliangthe moon
Yuègeneric word for peoples or states of south China or south Asia at different historical periods / abbr. for Vietnam 越南
yuèto exceed / to climb over / to surpass / the more... the more
yún(classical) to say
Yúnsurname Yun / abbr. for Yunnan Province 雲南省|云南省[Yun2 nan2 Sheng3]
yúncloud / CL:朵[duo3]
运动運動yùndòngto move / to exercise / sports / exercise / motion / movement / campaign / CL:場|场[chang3]
zài(located) at / (to be) in / to exist / in the middle of doing sth / (indicating an action in progress)
zàiagain / once more / re- / second / another / then (after sth, and not until then)
再见再見zàijiàngoodbye / see you again later
早上早上zǎoshangearly morning / CL:個|个[ge4]
怎么怎麼zěnmehow? / what? / why?
怎么怎麼zěnmevariant of 怎麼|怎么[zen3 me5]
怎么样怎麼樣zěnmeyànghow? / how about? / how was it? / how are things?
zhànstation / to stand / to halt / to stop / branch of a company or organization / website
Zhāngsurname Zhang
zhāngto open up / to spread / sheet of paper / classifier for flat objects, sheet / classifier for votes
chánglength / long / forever / always / constantly
zhǎngchief / head / elder / to grow / to develop / to increase / to enhance
丈夫丈夫zhàngfuhusband / CL:個|个[ge4]
着急著急zháojíto worry / to feel anxious / Taiwan pr. [zhao1 ji2]
zhǎoto try to find / to look for / to call on sb / to find / to seek / to return / to give change
照顾照顧zhàoguto take care of / to show consideration / to attend to / to look after
照片照片zhàopiànphotograph / picture / CL:張|张[zhang1],套[tao4],幅[fu2]
照相机照相機zhàoxiàngjīcamera / CL:個|个[ge4],架[jia4],部[bu4],台[tai2],隻|只[zhi1]
zhèthis / these / (commonly pr. [zhei4] before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)
这儿這兒zhèrhere
zhāo(chess) move / trick / all right! / (dialect) to add
zháoto touch / to come in contact with / to feel / to be affected by / to catch fire / to fall asleep / to burn
zheaspect particle indicating action in progress
zhuóto wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
zhēnreally / truly / indeed / real / true / genuine
正在正在zhèngzàiin the process of (doing something or happening) / while (doing)
知道知道zhīdàoto know / to become aware of / also pr. [zhi1 dao5]
zhǐonly / merely / just / but
zhǐbut / only
zhǐgrain that has begun to ripen / variant of 衹|只[zhi3]
zhǐvariant of 祇|只[zhi3]
zhīclassifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc
中国中國ZhōngguóChina
中间中間zhōngjiānbetween / intermediate / mid / middle
中午中午zhōngwǔnoon / midday / CL:個|个[ge4]
终于終於zhōngyúat last / in the end / finally / eventually
zhǒngseed / species / kind / type / classifier: type, kind, sort
zhòngto plant / to grow / to cultivate
重要重要zhòngyàoimportant / significant / major
周末周末zhōumòweekend
主要主要zhǔyàomain / principal / major / primary
zhùto live / to dwell / to stay / to reside / to stop / (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)
Zhùsurname Zhu
zhùto wish / to express good wishes / to pray / (old) wizard
注意注意zhùyìto take note of / to pay attention to
准备准備zhǔnbèipreparation / to prepare / to intend / to be about to / reserve (fund)
桌子桌子zhuōzitable / desk / CL:張|张[zhang1],套[tao4]
letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
字典字典zìdiǎndictionary / character dictionary / CL:本[ben3]
自己自己zìjǐoneself / one's own
自行车自行車zìxíngchēbicycle / bike / CL:輛|辆[liang4]
总是總是zǒngshìalways
zǒuto walk / to go / to run / to move (of vehicle) / to visit / to leave / to go away / to die (euph.) / from / through / away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走[che4 zou3]) / to change (shape, form, meaning)
zuìvariant of 最[zui4]
zuìold variant of 最[zui4]
zuìmost / the most / -est (superlative suffix)
最近最近zuìjìnrecent / recently / these days / latest / soon / nearest (of locations) / shortest (of routes)
昨天昨天zuótiānyesterday
左边左邊zuǒbianleft / the left side / to the left of
Zuòsurname Zuo
zuòto sit / to take a seat / to take (a bus, airplane etc) / to bear fruit / variant of 座[zuo4]
zuòto do / to make / to produce / to write / to compose / to act as / to engage in / to hold (a party) / to be / to become / to function (in some capacity) / to serve as / to be used for / to form (a bond or relationship) / to pretend / to feign / to act a part / to put on appearance
作业作業zuòyèschool assignment / homework / work / task / operation / CL:個|个[ge4] / to operate
作用作用zuòyòngto act on / to affect / action / function / activity / impact / result / effect / purpose / intent / to play a role / corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization / CL:個|个[ge4]