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Academic Vocabulary

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
School学校xuéxiào
Classroom教室jiàoshì
Student学生xuéshēng
Teacher老师lǎoshī
Textbook课本kèběn
Homework作业zuòyè
Quiz测验cèyàn
Exam考试kǎoshì
History历史学lìshǐ xué
Geography地理学dì lǐ xué

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Chinese Vocabulary: Alcohol

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Beer啤酒píjiǔ
Baijiu白酒bái jiǔ
Wine葡萄酒pú táo jiǔ
Red Wine红酒hóngjiǔ
White Wine白葡萄酒bái pútáojiǔ
Sparkling Wine气泡酒qìpào jiǔ
Champagne香槟酒xiāng bīn jiǔ
Vodka伏特加fú tè jiā
Whiskey威士忌wēi shì jì
Gin劲酒jìn jiǔ

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Allergies in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Allergic过敏guò mǐn
Bless You一百岁yī bǎi suì
Hay Fever花粉症huāfěn zhèng
Pollen花粉huā fěn
Spring春天chūn tiān

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Animals in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Animal动物dòng wù
Doggǒu
Dragonlóng
Dolphin海豚hǎi tún
Snakeshé
Cowniú
Ratshǔ
Tiger
Rabbit兔子tù zǐ
Horse

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Chinese Vocabulary: Body Parts

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Body身体shēn tǐ
Headtóu
Faceliǎn
Mouthzuǐ
Chestxiōng
Backbèi
Arm胳膊gē bo
Handshǒu
Legtuǐ
Feet脚底jiǎodǐ

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Chess in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Chess (International)国际象棋guó jì xiàng qí
Chinese Chess象棋xiàngqí
Chess Piece棋子qízǐ
Chess Player棋手qí shǒu
Chess Board棋盘qí pán
White Piece白棋bái qí
Black Piece黑棋hēi qí
Pawn兵, 卒bīng, zú
Queenhòu
Kingwáng
Pawn in Chinese
King in Chinese

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Chinese Vocabulary: Clothes

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Trousers裤子kù zi
Jeans牛仔裤niú zǎi kù
Shorts短裤duǎn kù
Dress连衣裙liányīqún
Skirt裙子qún zi
T-shirtT恤T xù
Jumper毛衣máo yī
Suit西装xī zhuāng
Shoexié
Socks袜子wàzi
Dress-in-Chinese
Jeans-in-Chinese

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Coffee in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Coffee咖啡kāfēi
Latte拿铁nátiě
Cappuccino卡布基诺kǎbùjīnuò
Americano美式咖啡měishì Kāfēi
Espresso浓缩咖啡nóngsuō kāfēi
Hot热的rè de
Cold冰的bīng de
Milk牛奶niúnǎi
Sugartáng
Caramel焦糖jiāo táng

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Colours in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Black黑色hēi sè
White白色bái sè
Red红色hóng sè
Pink粉色fěn sè
Green绿色lǜ sè
Yellow黄色huáng sè
Blue蓝色lán sè
Purple紫色zǐ sè
Gray灰色huī sè
Gold金色jīn sè

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Chinese Vocabulary: Directions

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Left 左边zuǒ biān
Right 右边yòu biān
Go straight 直走zhí zǒu
Go backwards 向后走 xiàng hòu zǒu
Up 向上xiàng shàng
Down 向下xiàng xià
Over 通过guò
Through 通过tōng guò
Stop tíng
North běi

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Dog Breeds in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Doggǒu
Paw 爪 zhuǎzhuǎ
Snout 口鼻部 kǒu bí bù
Tail 尾巴 wěi ba
To Bite咬人 yǎo rén
To Sniff wén
To Bark fèi
Bulldog 牛头niú tóu
Poodle 贵宾guì bīn
Sheepdog 牧羊mù yáng
Dogs in Mandarin
Husky in Mandarin

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Easter in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Easter 复活节 fùhuó jié
Happy Easter复活节快乐fùhuó jié kuàilè
Easter Bunny 复活节兔子 fùhuó jié tùzǐ
Easter Egg 彩蛋cǎidàn
Easter Egg Hunt 寻找彩蛋 xúnzhǎo cǎidàn
Hot Cross Buns 十字餐包shízì cān bāo
chocolate 巧克力qiǎokèlì
decorations 装饰 zhuāngshì
lambs 羊羔 yánggāo
chicks 小鸡xiǎo jī

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Eggs in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Chicken 鸡蛋jī dàn
Duck 鸭子蛋 yā zi dàn
Emu 鸸鹋蛋ér miáo dàn
Baked Egg 烘蛋hōng dàn
Boiled Egg 水煮蛋shuǐ zhǔ dàn
Fried Egg 煎鸡蛋jiān jīdàn
Omelette 煎蛋卷jiān dàn juǎn
Poached egg 荷包蛋hébāodàn
Scrambled Egg炒蛋chǎo dàn
Yolk 蛋黄dàn huáng
Egg in Mandarin
Omelette in Mandarin

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Chinese Vocabulary: Elections

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Democratic Party 民主党mínzhǔdǎng
Republican Party 共和党 gònghédǎng
Libertarian Party 自由意志党 zìyóu yìzhì dǎng
Green Party 绿党 lǜdǎng
Constitution Party 宪法党 xiànfǎ dǎng
Politics 政治zhèngzhì
Democracy 民主 mínzhǔ
Presidential Debate 总统辩论 zǒngtǒng biànlùn
Voting 投票tóupiào
Nominate 提名tímíng

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Encouragement in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Congratulations to you!恭喜你gōng xǐ nǐ
I’m happy for you!我都替你高兴wǒ dōu tì nǐ gāo xìng
I am so happy for you!我真为你高兴wǒ zhēn wèi nǐ gāoxìng
Well done!干得好gàn dé hǎo
Excellent!太棒了tài bàng le
You are awesome!你真棒nǐ zhēn bàng
Amazing!了不起liǎo bù qǐ!
You are so great!你太厉害了tài lì hai le
Don’t give up!不要放弃bù yào fàng qì
You can do it!你可以的nǐ kěyǐ de

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Feelings in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Excited 兴奋 xīngfèn
Grateful 感激的gǎnjīde
Brave 勇敢yǒnggǎn
Carefree 无忧无虑wú yōu wú lǜ
Angry 生气 shēngqì
Annoyed 恼火nǎo huǒ
Anxious 焦虑jiāo lǜ
Bored 厌烦yàn fán
Competitive 有竞争力yǒu jìngzhēng lì
Hungry 饿è
Angry in Mandarin
Sad in Chinese

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Chinese Vocabulary: Fish

VocabularyCharachtersPinyin
Bream鳊鱼biān yú
Catfish鲶鱼nián yú
Crab螃蟹páng xiè
Flounder比目鱼bǐ mù yú
Jellyfish海蜇hǎi zhé
Lobster小龙虾xiǎo lóng xiā
Octopus章鱼zhāng yú
Piranha食人鱼shí rén yú
Salmon鲑鱼guī yú
Tuna金枪鱼jīn qiāng yú

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Chinese Vocabulary: Fruit

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Apple苹果píng guǒ
Avocado 牛油果niú yóu guǒ
Banana 香蕉xiāng jiāo
Blueberry 蓝莓lán méi
Coconut 椰子yē zi
Grape 葡萄pú táo
Grapefruit 柚子 yòu zi
Lemon 柠檬níng méng
Lime 酸橙suān chéng
Mango 芒果máng guǒ

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Furniture in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Table 桌子zhuō zi
Chair椅子yǐ zi
Bed chuáng
Couch 沙发shā fā
Mirror 镜子 jìng zi
Carpet 地毯dìtǎn
Fireplace 壁炉bì lú
Wallpaper 墙纸qiáng zhǐ
Blinds 百叶窗bǎi yè chuāng
Table lamp 台灯tái dēng
Rug in Mandarin
Bed in Mandarin

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Hello in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Hello (Standard)你好nǐ hǎo
Hello (Polite)您好nín hǎo
How are you?你好吗nǐ hǎo ma
How are you? (Polite) 您好吗nín hǎo ma
what’s up?你怎么样nǐ zěnmeyàng
nice to meet you幸会xìnghuì
(Very formal greeting)久仰jiǔyǎng
Morning!zǎo
Have you eaten?你吃了吗nǐ chī le ma
Hello (answering phone)wèi

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Chinese Vocabulary: The House

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
House jiā
Basement 地下室dìxià shì
Bathroom 洗手间xǐshou jiān
Dining Room 餐厅cāntīng
Bedroom 卧室wòshì
Kitchen 厨房chúfáng
Office 办公室bàngōngshì
Downstairs 楼下lóuxià
Upstairs 楼上lóushang
Toilet 卫生间wèishēng jiān

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Instruments in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Guitar吉他jítā
Cello 大提琴dàtíqín
Violin 小提琴xiǎotíqín
Harp 竖琴shùqín
Piano 钢琴gāngqín
Xylophone 木琴mùqín
Drums
Trumpet 喇叭lǎbā
Trombone 长号cháng hào
Flute 长笛chángdí

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Jewellery in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Ring 戒指jièzhi
Necklace 项链xiàngliàn
Bracelet 手链shǒuliàn
Earrings 耳环ěrhuán
Nose ring 鼻环bíhuán
Gold 黄金huángjīn
Silver yín
Diamond 钻石zuànshí
Tiffany & Co 蒂芙尼dìfúní
Pandora 潘多拉pānduōlā

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Chinese Vocabulary: Makeup

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Face liǎn
Forehead 额头é’tóu
Eyebrows 眉毛méimáo
Foundation 粉底fěndǐ
Bronzing powder 古铜粉 gǔ tóng fěn
Highlighter 高光gāoguāng
Contour 修容xiū róng
Concealer 遮瑕膏zhēxiá gāo
Blush 腮红sāihóng
Eye shadow 眼影yǎnyǐng

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Maths in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Number 数字shù zì
Odd 奇数的jī shù de
Even偶数的ǒu shù de
Plus/Add加法jiā fǎ
One Half (1/2) 二分之一èrfēn zhīyī
One Third (1/3) 三分之一sānfēn zhīyī
One Quarter (1/4) 四分之一sìfēn zhīyī
Arithmetic算术suàn shù
Algebra代数dài shù
Calculus微积分wēi jī fēn

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Chinese Vocabulary: Measure Words

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
generic
flat things (paper) zhāng
books běn
glasses or cups bēi
bottles píng
clothing, presents or problems jiàn
families or business jiā
animals zhī
vehicles with wheels liàng
A pair of (something) shuāng

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Measurements in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
gram
milligram 毫克háo kè
kilogram 公斤gōng jīn
ton dūn
length cháng
metre
centimetre 厘米lí mǐ
kilometre 公里gōng lǐ
litre shēng
hectare 公顷gōng qǐng

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Mobile Phone (settings) in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
SIM card SIM 卡sim kǎ
Battery 电池diàn chí
Button 按钮àn niǔ
Charger 充电器chōng diàn qì
Contacts 电话簿diàn huà bù
WiFi 无线wú xiàn
Notification 通知tōng zhī
Email 邮件yóu jiàn
WeChat 微信wēi xìn
Camera 相机xiàng jī
Video in Mandarin
Video in Mandarin

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Money in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
money qián
coin 硬币yìngbì
debt 债务zhài wù
bank 银行yín háng
credit card 信用卡 xìn yòng kǎ
price 价钱jià qian
to pay
give change 零钱líng qián
ATM 自动取款机zì dòng qǔ kuǎn jī
exchange rate 汇率huì lǜ

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Chinese Vocabulary: Numbers

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
0 líng
1
2 èr
3 sān
10 shí
99 九十九jiǔ shí jiǔ
100 一百yì bǎi
Year nián
monthyuè
Date

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Occupations in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Job 工作gōngzuò
Accountant 会计kuài jì
Designer 设计师shè jì shī
Lawyer 律师lǜ shī
Beautician 美容师měi róng shī
Doctor 医生yī shēng
Hairdresser 理发师lǐ fà shī
Artist 艺术家yì shù jiā
Farmer 农民nóngmín
Teacher 老师lǎo shī
Fireman in Mandarin

Occupations-in-Mandarin

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Olympics in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Olympic Games 奥运会 ào yùn huì
Olympic Torch 奥运会的圣火àoyùnhuì de shènghuǒ
The Olympic Flag 奥运会会旗àoyùnhuìhuìqí
Opening Ceremony 奥运会开幕式àoyùnhuì kāimù shì
Swimming游泳yóuyǒng
Athletics田径tiánjìng
Cycling自行车zìxíngchē
Gold medal金牌jīnpái
Athlete运动员yùndòngyuán
Paralympic Games残奥会cán ào huì
Olympics-in-Mandarin

Archery in Mandarin

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Chinese Vocabulary: Opposites

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Rich富有fù yǒu
Poor贫穷 pín qióng
Sick生病 shēng bìng
Healthy健康 jiàn kāng
Big
Smallxiǎo
Fastkuài
Slowmàn
Happy快乐 kuài lè
Sad伤心shāngxīn
Hot VS Cold
Hot VS Cold

First VS Last
First VS Last

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Places in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
France法国fà guó
America美国měi guó
Brazil巴西bā xī
Egypt埃及āi jí
South Africa南非nán fēi
Japan日本rì běn
India印度yìn dù
Phuket普吉岛pǔ jí dǎo
London伦敦lún dūn
New York纽约niǔ yuē

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Plants in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Daisy 雏菊花chújú huā
Cactus 仙人掌xiānrénzhǎng
Rose 玫瑰méiguī
Sunflower 向日葵xiàngrìkuí
Lavender 薰衣草xūnyīcǎo
Lotus 莲花liánhuā
Iris 鸢尾花yuānwěi huā
Orchid 兰花lánhuā
Lily 百合bǎihé
Bamboo 竹子zhúzi
Cactus in Mandarin

Daisy in Mandarin

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Chinese Vocabulary: Questions

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Who shéi
What 什么shén me
Why 为什么wèi shén me
Where 哪里nǎ lǐ
Which 哪个nǎ ge
When 什么时候shén me shí hou
How 怎么zěn me
What’s your name? 您叫什么名字nín jiào shénme míngzi?
Where do you live? 您住在哪里?nín zhù zài nǎ lǐ?
Do you like China? 您喜欢中国吗?nín xǐ huan zhōng guó ma?

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Days, Months and Seasons in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Monday 星期一 xīng qī yī
Sunday 星期天xīng qī tiān
January 一月yī yuè
December 十二月shí èr yuè
Summer 夏天xià tiān
Winter 冬天 dōng tiān
Morning 早晨 zǎo chén
Night 夜晚 yè wǎn
Today 今天 jīn tiān
Tomorrow 明天míng tiān

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Shapes in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Shape 形状xíng zhuàng
Triangle 三角形sān jiǎo xíng
Square 方形fāng xíng
Circle 圆形yuán xíng
Rectangle 矩形jǔ xíng
Pentagon 五角形 wǔjiǎoxíng
Octagon 八角形bā jiǎoxíng
Sphere 球形qiú xíng
Cone 锥体zhuī tǐ
Cube 立方体lì fāng tǐ

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Chinese Vocabulary: Shopping

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Appliances 家电jiādiàn
Home 居家jūjiā
Digital 数码shùmǎ
Cars 汽车qìchē
Toys 玩具wánjù
Entertainment 娱乐yúlè
Beauty 美妆měi zhuāng
Personal care 个护gè hù
Jewellery 饰品shìpǐn
Furniture 家具jiājù

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Shower in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
To bathe 洗澡xǐzǎo
To shower 淋浴línyù
Shampoo 洗发水xǐfàshuǐ
Conditioner 护发素hùfàsù
Body Wash 沐浴露mùyùlù
Hair dryer 吹风机chuīfēngjī
Towel 毛巾máojīn
Face wash 洗面奶xǐmiànnǎi
Moisturizer 护肤霜hùfūshuāng
Soap 肥皂féizào
Shower in Mandarin
Towel in Mandarin

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Space in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Sun 太阳tài yáng
Mercury 水星shuǐ xīng
Venus 金星jīn xīng
Earth 地球dì qiú
Space 太空tài kōng
Asteroid 小行星xiǎo xíng xīng
Black Hole 黑洞hēi dòng
Comet 彗星huì xīng
Galaxy 银河系yín hé xì
Moon 月亮yuè liang
space-in-Mandarin

Asteroid in Mandarin

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Chinese Vocabulary: Sports

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Fan 球迷qiú mí
Match 球赛qiú sài
Table Tennis 乒乓球pīngpāng qiú
Basketball 篮球lánqiú
Cricket 板球bǎn qiú
Football 足球zúqiú
Run 跑步pǎobù
Swim 游泳yóu yǒng
Skiing 滑雪huáxuě
Boxing 拳击quánjí

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Stationery in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Pen
Pencil 铅笔qiānbǐ
School Bag 书包shūbāo
Calculator 计算器 jìsuànqì
Eraser 橡皮xiàngpí
Pencil Sharpener 转笔刀zhuànbǐdāo
Scissors 剪刀jiǎndāo
Sticky Tape 胶带jiāodài
Paperclip 曲别针qūbiézhēn
Stapler 订书机dìngshūjī

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Subway (sandwiches) in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Subway 赛百味 sài bǎiwèi
Bread 面包 miàn bāo
6 Inch 6寸的 liù cùn de
Footlong 12寸的shíèr cùn de
Veggie Delight 缤纷蔬菜bīnfēn shūcài
Ham and Chinese 西式火腿 xīshì huǒtuǐ
Lettuce 生菜 shēng cài
Tomato 生菜shēng cài
Honey Mustard 蜜汁芥末酱mì zhī jiè mò jiàng
Mayonnaise 蛋黄酱dàn huáng jiàng

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Chinese Vocabulary: Superheroes

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Superhero 超级英雄chāo jí yīng xióng
Spiderman 蜘蛛侠zhīzhū xiá
Superman 超人chāorén
Batman 蝙蝠侠biānfúxiá
Joker 小丑xiǎochǒu
Wonder Woman 神奇女侠shénqí nǚxiá
Green Lantern绿灯侠 lǜdēng xiá
Thor 雷神托尔léi shén tuō ěr
Captain America 美国队长měiguó duì zhǎng
Iron Man 钢铁侠gāngtiě xiá

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Therapy in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Therapy 治疗zhìliáo
Therapist 治疗师zhìliáo shī
Psychology 心理学xīnlǐ xué
Speech Therapy 言语干预yán yǔ gān yù
Occupational Therapy 职能辅导 zhí néng fǔ dǎo
Behavioural Therapy 行为辅导xíng wéi fǔ dǎo
Physiotherapy 物理疗法wùlǐ liáofǎ
Therapy Dog 治疗狗zhìliáo gǒu
Assessment 评估píng gū
Behaviour 行为xíng wéi
Therapy-in-Mandarin
Psychology-in-Mandarin

Learn more about therapy in Chinese.

Time in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Clock 时钟shí zhōng
1 O’Clock一点yī diǎn
Hour小时xiǎo shí
Minute分钟fēn zhōng
Secondmiǎo
Morning早上zǎo shang
Today今天jīntiān
Yesterday昨天zuótiān
Tomorrow明天míngtiān
Wednesday星期三 xīngqī sān

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Chinese Vocabulary: Transport

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Transport 交通运输jiāotōng yùnshū
Ambulance 救护车jiùhù chē
Bicycle 自行车zìxíng chē
Bus 公共汽车gōnggòng qìchē
Car chē
Motorbike 摩托车mótuō chē
Taxi 出租车chūzū chē
Tram 电车diànchē
Van 面包车miànbāo chē
Helicopter 直升机zhíshēng jī

Discover more ways to talk about transportation in Chinese.

Vegetables in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Asparagus 芦笋 lú sǔn
Broccoli 西兰花xī lán hu
Cabbage 卷心菜juǎnxīncài
Carrot 胡萝卜hú luó bo
Cauliflower 菜花cài huā
Celery 芹菜qín cài
Cucumber 黄瓜huáng guā
Eggplant 茄子qié zi
Garlic 大蒜dà suàn
Mushrooms 蘑菇mó gu

Find more vegetables in Chinese.

Verbs in Chinese

VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Agree 同意tóng yì
Answer 回答huí dá
Cook 做饭zuò fàn
Cry
Dig
Find 找到zhǎo dào
Give gěi
Have yǒu
Hear 听见tīng jiàn
Laugh xiào

Learn all the verbs in Chinese.

Viruses in Chinese

Chinese VocabularyCharactersPinyin
Hospital 医院yīyuàn
Doctor 医生yīshēng
Nurse 护士hùshì
Pharmacy 药店yàodiàn
Pharmacist 药剂师 yàojì shī
Medicine yào
Symptom 症状zhèngzhuàng
Unwell 不舒服 bù shūfu
Fever 发烧 fā shāo zhuangzheng
Headache头疼tóuténg

Find out how to talk about viruses in Chinese.

Chinese Vocabulary Quiz

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Chinese Vocabulary – FAQ’s

How can I improve my Chinese vocabulary?

Some ways to improve your Chinese vocabulary is to use personal images while studying the new vocab.

For example, learn dog (狗 gǒu) while looking at an image of your dog.

Next recall what you have previously learnt (not review), recalling information will help kick your brain into gear.

Finally, try using a spaced repetition system to review words right at the moment you’re about to forget them!

What are the basic Chinese words?

The fundamentals of basic Chinese words can all be found in HSK 1 and 2.

After passing HSK 2 you would be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks.

This would include very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment and more. Discover all the levels of the HSK levels and the Chinese words in each category.

How do you say vocabulary in Chinese?

Vocabulary in Chinese is: 词汇 cíhuì

Can I learn Chinese online?

Absolutely!

There are plenty of resources to learn Chinese online. However one of the best ways to ensure you are pronouncing the Chinese tones correctly is to get immediate feedback from an online Chinese tutor.

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