English – Chinese Dictionary

Nicolae Coman

(20.08.2019)

 

CHINESE DICTIONARY

 

 

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Links

* Mandarin Chinese Word of the Day

* Chinese Input (PinYin to Chinese)

* Qhanzi.com (Handwritten Chinese Input)

* ArchChinese (Handwriting Practice, e.g. , Find a Character, e.g. )

* Purple Culture (sentences with the word )

* LearnChineseEveryday.com

 

 

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  • address 地址 dìzhǐ

我忘了他的地址。Wǒ wàngle tā de dìzhǐ.

I forgot his address.

 

  • after, later 以后 yǐhòu

饭以后我去学校。Wǔfàn yǐhòu wǒ qù xuéxiào.

I will go to school after lunch.

 

  • afternoon 下午 xiàwǔ

下午我要游泳。Xiàwǔ wǒ yào yóuyǒng.

I’ll go swimming this afternoon.

 

  • ago, before 以前 yǐqián

十年以前我去了法国。Shínián yǐqián wǒ qùle fǎguó.

I went to France ten years ago.

 

  • airplane飞机 fēijī

我乘飞机去中国。Wǒ chéng fēijī qù zhōngguó.

I take an airplane to go to China.

 

  • to allow, to let ràng

爸爸不让我喝啤酒。Bàba bú ràng wǒ hē píjiǔ.

Dad does not allow me to drink beer.

 

  • also, too
  1. 我也是美国人。Wǒ yěshì měiguórén.

I am also an American.

  1. 轻人也要锻炼。Niánqīngrén yě yào duànliàn.

Young people also need to exercise.

  1. 小学生也有作业。Xiǎoxuéshēng yěyǒu zuòyè.

Primary school students also have homework.

 

  • American 美国 měiguó
  1. 我喜欢美国文化。Wǒ xǐhuān měiguó wénhuà.

I like American culture.

  1. 美国的大学教育很好。Měiguó dàxué jiàoyù hěnhao.

American higher education is good.

  1. 现在美国队入场。Xiànzài měiguó duì rù chǎng.

The American team is now entering the field.

 

  • American people美国人 měiguórén

我也是美国人。Wǒ yěshì měiguórén.

I am also an American.

 

  • and

哥哥和弟弟都学汉语。Gēge hé dìdi dōu xué hànyǔ.

My older and younger brothers both study Chinese.

 

  • apple 苹果 píngguǒ

我一天吃一个苹果。Wǒ yī tiān chī yí gè píngguǒ.

I eat an apple a day.

 

  • to arrive dào

车到了。Huǒchē dào le.

The train has arrived.

 

  • to ask wèn

我要问一个问题。Wǒ yào wèn yígè wèntí.

I’d like to ask a question.

 

  • atzài
  1. 公司的主任在开会。Gōngsī de zhǔrèn zài kāihuì.

The directors of this company are having a meeting.

  1. 诞节在十二月。Shèngdànjié zài shíèr yuè.

Christmas is in December.

  1. 你的书在这儿。Nǐ de shū zài zhèr.

Your book is here.

  1. 们家在纽约。Wǒmén jiā zài niǔyuē.

My family lives in New York.

  1. 我去坐在树下。Wǒ qù zuò zài shùxia.

I am going to sit under the tree.

 

  • athlete动员 yùndòngyuán

美国运动员好。Měiguó yùndòngyuán hǎo.

The American athletes are good.

 

  • audience观众 guānzhòng

观众很高兴。Guānzhòng hěn gāoxìng.

The audience is very happy.

 

  • autumn 秋天 qiūtiān

中国秋天很美。Zhōngguó qiūtiān hěn měi.

Autumn is beautiful in China.

 

 

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  • banana 香蕉 xiāngjiāo

香蕉不贵。Xiāngjiāo bú guì.

Bananas are not expensive.

 

  • bank 银行 yínháng

银行几点开门?Yíngháng jǐdiǎn kāimén?

What time does the bank open?

 

  • to be shì
  1. 纽约是大城市。Niǔyuē shì dà chéngshì.

New York is a large city.

  1. 这只小猫是黑的。Zhè zhī xiǎomāo shì hēide.

This little cat is black.

  1. 他是数学教授。Tā shì shùxué jiaòshòu.

He is a mathematics professor.

  1. 妈妈是医生。Tā māma shì yīshēng.

Her mother is a doctor.

 

  • beautiful
  1. 漂亮 piàoliang
  2. 花园真漂亮。Huāyuán zhēn piàoliang.

The garden is really beautiful.

  1. 生日蛋糕很漂亮。Shēngrì dàngāo hěn piaòliang.

The birthday cake is very beautiful.

  1. měi
  2. 中国秋天很美。Zhōngguó qiūtiān hěn měi.

Autumn is beautiful in China.

  1. 他家的房子很美。Tā jiā de fángzi hěn měi.

His family’s house is very beautiful.

  1. 美国国歌很美。Měiguó guógē hěn měi.

The American national anthem is beautiful.

 

  • beer 啤酒píjiǔ
  1. 们喝了三瓶啤酒。Wǒmen hē le sānpíng píjiǔ.

We drank three bottles of beer.

  1. 爸爸不让我喝啤酒。Bàba bú ràng wǒ hē píjiǔ.

Dad does not allow me to drink beer.

 

  • big , large
  1. 上海有很多大楼房。Shànghǎi yǒu hěn duō dà lóufáng.

Shanghai has many big buildings.

  1. 加拿大很大。Jiānádà hěn dà.

Canada is big.

  1. 纽约是大城市。Niǔyuē shì dà chéngshì.

New York is a large city.

  1. 我的公司不大。Wǒ de gōngsī bú dà.

My company is not big.

  1. 们的客厅很大。Wǒmén de kètīng hěn dà.

Our living room is very large.

 

  • birthday 生日 shēngrì
  1. 你的生日是哪天? Nǐ de shēngrì shì nǎtiān?

When is your birthday?

  1. 生日蛋糕很漂亮。Shēngrì dàngāo hěn piaòliang.

The birthday cake is very beautiful.

  1. 请你参加我的生日聚会。Wǒ qǐng nǐ cānjiā wǒ de shēngrì jùhuì.

I am inviting you to my birthday party.

  1. 祝你生日快乐!Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!

Wishing you a happy birthday!

 

  • black hēi
  1. 教室有黑板。Jiàoshì yǒu hēibǎn.

There is a blackboard in the classroom.

  1. 这只小猫是黑的。Zhè zhī xiǎomāo shì hēide.

This little cat is black.

 

  • blackboard 黑板 hēibǎn

教室有黑板。Jiàoshì yǒu hēibǎn.

There is a blackboard in the classroom.

 

  • city block
  1. 楼房 lóufáng

上海有很多大楼房。Shànghǎi yǒu hěn duō dà lóufáng.

Shanghai has many big blocks.

  1. 大楼 dàlóu

们新建了一座大楼。Tāmen xīn jiàn le yīzuò dàlóu.

They recently constructed a building (a block).

 

  • blue lán

今天天真蓝。Jīntiān tiān zhēn lán.

The sky is really blue today.

 

  • boat, ship chuán

河上有一只小船。Héshàng yǒu yī zhī xiǎo chuán.

There is a little boat on the river.

 

  • body 身体 shēntǐ (à health)

他每天锻炼身体。Tā měitiān duànliàn shēntǐ.

He exercises his body every day.

 

  • book shū
  1. 每个学生都有书。Měi gè xuésheng dōu yǒu shū.

Every student has a book.

  1. 我要借书。Wǒ yào jiè shū.

I want to borrow some books.

  1. 你可以借五本书。Nǐ kěyǐ jiè wǔ běn shū.

You may borrow five books.

  1. 他的书很有名。Tāde shū hěn yǒumíng.

His book is famous.

  1. 他送我一本书。Tā sòng wǒ yī běn shū.

He gave me a book.

  1. 你的书在这儿。Nǐ de shū zài zhèr.

Your book is here.

  1. 这本书很有意思。Zhè běn shū hěn yǒuyìsi.

This book is very interesting.

  1. 这个书店是新的。Zhè ge shūdiàn shì xīnde.

This bookstore is new.

 

  • to borrow jiè
  1. 我要借书。Wǒ yào jiè shū.

I want to borrow some books.

  1. 你可以借五本书。Nǐ kěyǐ jiè wǔ běn shū.

You may borrow five books.

 

  • both dōu

哥哥和弟弟都学汉语。Gēge hé dìdi dōu xué hànyǔ.

My older and younger brothers both study Chinese.

 

  • bottle
  1. píng

们喝了三瓶啤酒。Wǒmen hē le sānpíng píjiǔ.

We drank three bottles of beer.

  1. 瓶子 píngzi

们有三个空瓶子。Wǒmen yǒu sǎn gè kōng píngzi.

We have three empty bottles.

 

  • bread, roll 面包 miànbāo

我每天都吃面包。Wǒ měitiān dōu chī miànbāo.

I eat bread every day.

 

  • to bring dài

请别带照相机。Qǐng bié dài zhàoxiàngjī.

Please don’t bring a camera.

 

  • to take the bus zuòchē

他坐车常看书。Tā zuòchē cháng kànshū.

He often reads while taking the bus.

 

  • business 生意 shēng yi

一些人有自己的生意yīxiē rén yǒu zìjǐ de shēngyì

Some people had their own business.

 

  • business card 名片 míngpiàn

这是我的名片。Zhè shì wǒ de míngpiàn.

This is my business card.

 

  • busy máng
  1. 们都非常忙。Tāmen dōu fēicháng máng.

They are all extremely busy.

  1. 我很好,可是太忙。Wǒ hěnhǎo, kěshì tài máng.

I am well, but too busy.

  1. 星期一我最忙。Xīngqīyī wǒ zuì máng.

I am busiest on Monday.

 

  • but 可是 kěshì

我很好,可是太忙。Wǒ hěnhǎo, kěshì tài máng.

I am well, but too busy.

 

  • to buy mǎi
  1. 我要去买药。Wǒ yào qù mǎi yào.

I need to buy some medicine.

  1. 王先生要买什么?Wáng xiānsheng yào mǎi shénme?

What does Mr. Wang want to buy?

  1. 我周末去商场买东西。Wǒ zhōumò qù shāngchǎng mǎi dōngxi.

On the weekend I go to the shopping mall to buy things.

  1. 我要买很多东西。Wǒ yào mǎi hěnduō dōngxi.

I want to buy a lot of things.

 

 

 

 

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  • cake 蛋糕 dàngāo

生日蛋糕很漂亮。Shēngrì dàngāo hěn piaòliang.

The birthday cake is very beautiful.

 

  • to calculate 计算 jìsuàn

他要计算一下他的收入。Tā yào jìsuàn yíxià tā de shǒurù.

He wants to calculate his income.

 

  • to be called jiào

他叫小明。Tā jiào xiǎomíng.

His name is Xiaoming.

 

  • camera 照相机 zhàoxiàngjī.

请别带照相机。Qǐng bié dài zhàoxiàngjī.

Please don’t bring a camera.

 

  • can, to be able to huì
  1. 我会说汉语。Wǒ huì shuō hànyǔ.

I can speak Chinese.

  1. 我会开车。Wǒ huì kāi chē.

I know how to drive.

 

  • Canada 加拿大 jiānádà

加拿大很大。Jiānádà hěn dà.

Canada is big.

 

  • car () (qì)chē
  1. 你有车吗?Nǐ yǒu chē ma?

Do you have a car?

  1. 说了再见就上车了。Tā shuōle zàijiàn jiù shàng chē le.

She said goodbye then got into the car.

  1. 车很多。Qìchē hěn duō.

There are many buses.

 

  • to take care, to deal with, to manage bàn

我有很多事要办。Wǒ yǒu hěnduō shì yào bàn.

I have a lot to take care of.

 

  • catmāo
  1. 猫喜欢吃鱼。Māo xǐhuan chī yú.

Cats like to eat fish.

  1. 这只小猫是黑的。Zhè zhī xiǎomāo shì hēide.

This little cat is black.

 

  • to change huàn

我要换衣服。Wǒ yào huàn yīfu.

I need to change my clothes.

 

  • character
  1. 认识一百个字。Wǒ rènshi yībǎi gè zì.

I recognize one hundred characters.

  1. 这个字不难写。Zhè ge zì bù nán xiě.

This character is not difficult to write.

 

  • cheap 便宜 piányi

这件衣服又便宜又好。Zhè jiàn yīfu yòu piányi yòu hǎo.

This outfit is good and inexpensive.

 

  • to cheer 加油 jiāyóu

加油!Jiā yóu!

Cheers!

 

  • child 孩子 háizi
  1. 他的孩子还小。Tā de háizi hái xiǎo.

His child is still young.

  1. 孩子感冒了。Háizi gǎnmào le.

The child has caught a cold.

  1. 这些孩子很可爱。Zhèxiē háizi hěn kěài.

These children are very lovely.

  1. 让孩子自己做。Ràng háizi zìjǐ zuò.

Let the children do it themselves.

  1. 孩子在唱歌。Háizi zài chànggē.

The child is singing.

  1. 孩子喜欢穿新衣。Háizi xǐhuān chuān xīnyī.

Children like to wear new clothes.

  1. 这孩子像他爸爸。Zhè háizi xiàng tā bàba.

This child resembles his father.

 

  • China 中国 zhōngguó
  1. 中国历史很长。Zhōngguó lìshǐ hěn cháng.

China has a long history.

  1. 中国发展得很快。Zhōngguó fāzhǎn de hěnkuài.

China is developing fast.

  1. 我乘飞机去中国。Wǒ chéng fēijī qù zhōngguó.

I take an airplane to go to China.

  1. 中国秋天很美。Zhōngguó qiūtiān hěn měi.

Autumn is beautiful in China.

  1. 中国人不太喜欢咖啡。Zhōngguó rén bù tài xǐhuān kāfēi.

The Chinese do not like coffee very much.

  1. 中国的春热闹。Zhōngguó de chūnjié zhēn rènao.

China’s Spring Festival is very lively.

  1. 中国有很多大山。Zhōngguó yǒu hěnduō dà shān.

There are many big mountains in China.

  1. 明年我要回中国。Míngnián wǒ yào huí zhōngguó.

I’ll go back to China next year.

  1. 北京在中国北方。Běijīng zài zhōngguó běifān.

Beijing is in northern China.

  1. 中国橘子很甜。Zhōngguó júzi hěn tián.

Chinese oranges are very sweet.

  1. 她去了中国很多地方。Tā qùle zhōngguó hěnduō dìfang.

She has been to many places in China.

  1. 中国队很多人。Zhōngguó duì hěnduō rén.

The Chinese team is large.

 

  • Chinese

汉语 hànyǔ

  1. 汉语不难学。Hànyǔ bù nán xué.

Chinese is not difficult to study.

  1. 汉语语法不太难。Hànyǔ yǔfǎ bú tài nán.

Chinese grammar is not very difficult.

  1. 我会说汉语。Wǒ huì shuō hànyǔ.

I can speak Chinese.

  1. 哥哥和弟弟都学汉语。Gēge hé dìdi dōu xué hànyǔ.

My older and younger brothers both study Chinese.

  1. 说的汉语很流利。Tā shuō de hànyǔ hěn liúlì.

His spoken Chinese is fluent.

  1. 你的汉语怎么样?Nǐ de hànyǔ zěnmeyàng?

How is your Chinese?

  1. 我用词典学汉语。Wǒ yòng cídiǎn xué hànyǔ.

I use the dictionary to study Chinese.

 

  • Chinese food 中餐 zhōngcān

我喜欢中餐。Wǒ xǐhuān zhōngcān.

I like Chinese food.

 

  • Christmas诞节 shèngdànjié
  1. 诞节我要回家。Shèngdànjié wǒ yào huíjiā.

I will go home for Christmas.

  1. 诞节在十二月。Shèngdànjié zài shíèr yuè.

Christmas is in December.

  1. 你的圣诞礼物是什么?Nǐ de shèngdàn lǐwù shì shénme?

What is your Christmas gift?

 

  • city 城市 chéngshì

纽约是大城市。Niǔyuē shì dà chéngshì.

New York is a large city.

 

  • classroom教室 jiàoshì

教室有黑板。Jiàoshì yǒu hēibǎn.

There is a blackboard in the classroom.

 

  • clean gānjìng

他的房间很干净。Tā de fángjiān hěn gānjìng.

His room is very clean.

 

  • to clean dǎsǎo

他每天打扫房间。Tā měitiān dǎsǎo fángjiān.

He cleans the room everyday.

 

  • clever, intelligent聪明 cōngming

你的建议很聪明。Nǐ de jiànyì hěn cōngming.

Your suggestion is very clever.

 

  • clothing, clothes, outfit 衣服 yīfu
  1. 他穿一件黑衣服。Tā chuānle yī jiàn hēi yīfu.

He wore one piece of black clothing.

  1. 我要换衣服。Wǒ yào huàn yīfu.

I need to change my clothes.

这件衣服又便宜又好。Zhè jiàn yīfu yòu piányi yòu hǎo.

  1. This outfit is good and inexpensive.
  2. 我的衣服很旧。Wǒde yīfu hěn jiù.

My clothes are very old.

  1. 孩子喜欢穿新衣。Háizi xǐhuān chuān xīnyī.

Children like to wear new clothes.

 

  • coffee 咖啡 kāfēi

中国人不太喜欢咖啡。Zhōngguó rén bù tài xǐhuān kāfēi.

The Chinese do not like coffee very much.

 

  • coldlěng

这儿冬天很冷。Zhèr dōngtiān hěn lěng.

Winter here is cold.

 

  • to have a cold, to catch a cold 感冒 gǎnmào

孩子感冒了。Háizi gǎnmào le.

The child has caught a cold.

 

  • to comelái
  1. 今天我来晚了。Jīntiān wǒ lái wǎnle.

Today I came late.

  1. 请常来玩儿。Qǐng cháng lái wáner.

Please come often to play.

  1. 三小时后她来。Sān xiǎoshí hòu tā lái.

She will come three hours from now.

  1. 刚才来找过你。Tā gāngcái lái zhǎoguò nǐ.

He has just come to look for you.

  1. 明天我朋友来美国。Míngtiān wǒ péngyou lái měiguó.

My friend will come to America tomorrow.

 

  • comfortable, feeling well 舒服 shūfu

我今天不舒服Wǒ jīntiān bù shūfu.

I am not feeling well today.

 

  • company 公司 gōngsī
  1. 我的公司不大。Wǒ de gōngsī bú dà.

My company is not big.

  1. 公司的主任在开会。Gōngsī de zhǔrèn zài kāihuì.

The directors of this company are having a meeting.

 

  • computer电脑 diànnǎo

我弟弟喜欢玩电脑。Wǒ dìdi xǐhuān wán diànnǎo.

My younger brother likes to play on the computer.

 

  • congratulate zhùhè

朋友们祝贺我了。Péngyoumen zhùhè wǒ le.

My friends all congratulated me.

 

  • convenient 方便 fāngbiàn

这儿买东西很方便。Zhèr mǎi dōngxi hěn fāngbiàn.

It is convenient to go shopping here.

 

  • to cook zuòfàn

妈妈做饭做得真好。Māma zuòfàn zuò de zhēnhǎo.

Mom cooks very well.

 

  • cool 凉快 liàngkuài

北部夏天很凉快。Běibù xiàtiān hěn liángkuài.

It is cool in the north in summer.

 

  • country, state 国家 guójiā

有很多国家参赛。Yǒu hěnduō guójiā cānsài.

There are many countries participating in the games.

 

  • credit card 信用卡 xìnyòngkǎ

现在大家都用信用卡。Xiànzài dàjiā dōu yòng xìnyòngkǎ.

Everyone uses a credit card now.

 

  • culture 文化 wénhuà

我喜欢美国文化。Wǒ xǐhuān měiguó wénhuà.

I like American culture.

 

 

 

 

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  • to dance跳舞 tiàowǔ

她跳舞跳得很好。Tā tiàowǔ tiào de hěnhao.

She dances very well.

 

  • daughter女儿 nǚer

我女儿还很小。Wǒ nǚér hái hěn xiǎo.

My daughter is still young.

 

  • day tiān

我一天吃一个苹果。Wǒ yī tiān chī yí gè píngguǒ.

I eat an apple a day.

 

  • December十二月 shíèryuè

诞节在十二月。Shèngdànjié zài shíèr yuè.

Christmas is in December.

 

  • to develop 发展 fāzhǎn

中国发展得很快。Zhōngguó fāzhǎn de hěnkuài.

China is developing fast.

 

  • dictionary词典 cídiǎn
  1. 我用词典学汉语。Wǒ yòng cídiǎn xué hànyǔ.

I use the dictionary to study Chinese.

  1. 我要找一本汉英词典。Wǒ yào zhǎo yī běn hànyīng cídiǎn.

I want to find a Chinese-English dictionary.

 

  • difficult nán
  1. 这个字不难写。Zhè ge zì bù nán xiě.

This character is not difficult to write.

  1. 汉语不难学。Hànyǔ bù nán xué.

Chinese is not difficult to study.

  1. 汉语语法不太难。Hànyǔ yǔfǎ bú tài nán.

Chinese grammar is not very difficult.

 

  • dinner wǎnfàn

饭我们吃什么?Wǎnfàn wǒmen chī shénme?

What will we have for dinner?

 

  • director主任 zhǔrèn

公司的主任在开会。Gōngsī de zhǔrèn zài kāihuì.

The directors of this company are having a meeting.

 

  • to do zuò

我有很多事要做。Wǒ yǒu hěnduō shì yào zuò.

I have many things to do.

 

  • doctor医生 yīshēng
  1. 妈妈是医生。Tā māma shì yīshēng.

Her mother is a doctor.

  1. 我爸爸是医生。Wǒ bàba shì yīshēng.

My father is a doctor.

 

  • dog gǒu

他家有一条狗。Tā jiā yǒu yìtiáo gǒu.

His family has a dog.

 

  • dollar (American ~)美元 měiyuán

我有一百块美元。Wǒ yǒu yībǎi kuài měiyuán.

I have one hundred dollars.

 

  • don’t bié
  1. 请别吸烟。Qǐng bié xīyān.

Please don’t smoke.

  1. 请别带照相机。Qǐng bié dài zhàoxiàngjī.

Please don’t bring a camera.

 

  • to drink
  1. 你要喝什么?Nǐ yào hē shénme?

What do you want to drink?

  1. 爸爸不让我喝啤酒。Bàba bú ràng wǒ hē píjiǔ.

Dad does not allow me to drink beer.

  1. 们喝了三瓶啤酒。Wǒmen hē le sānpíng píjiǔ.

We drank three bottles of beer.

  1. 我只喝葡萄酒。Wǒ zhǐ hē pútaojiǔ.

I only drink grape wine.

  1. 喝茶对身体好。Hēchá duì shēntǐ hǎo.

Drinking tea is good for your health.

 

  • to drive kāi chē

我会开车。Wǒ huì kāi chē.

I know how to drive.

 

  • duck

爱吃烤鸭。Wǒ ài chī kǎoyā.

I love to eat roast duck.

 

 

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  • early zǎo
  1. 明天我要早去。Míngtiān wǒ yào zǎo qù.

Tomorrow I’ll go early.

  1. 他起床起得不早。Tā qǐchuáng qǐ de bù zǎo.

He does not get up early.

 

  • east东边 dōngbiān

太阳从东边升起。Tàiyang cóng dōngbiān shēngqǐ.

The sun rises from the east.

 

  • easy容易 róngyì

成功不容易。Chénggōng bù róngyì.

To succeed is not easy.

 

  • to eat chī
  1. 爱吃烤鸭。Wǒ ài chī kǎoyā.

I love to eat roast duck.

  1. 我一天吃一个苹果。Wǒ yī tiān chī yí gè píngguǒ.

I eat an apple a day.

  1. 我每天都吃面包。Wǒ měitiān dōu chī miànbāo.

I eat bread every day.

 

  • education教育 jiàoyù

美国的大学教育很好。Měiguó dàxué jiàoyù hěnhao.

American higher education is good.

 

  • elevator, escalator电梯 diàntī

我坐电梯上楼。Wǒ zuò diàntī shànglóu.

I am taking the elevator to go upstairs.

 

  • engineer工程 gōngchéngshī

我哥哥是工程师。Wǒ gěge shì gōngchéngshī.

My older brother is an engineer.

 

  • English yīngyǔ
  1. 他不说英语。Tā bù shuō yīngyǔ.

He does not speak English.

  1. 应该学英语。Nǐ yīnggāi xué yīngyǔ.

You should study English.

  1. 抱歉,我不说英语。Bàoqiàn, wǒ bù shuō yīngyǔ.

I am sorry I don’t speak English.

  1. 说英语吗?Nǐ shuō yīngyǔ ma?

Do you speak English?

 

  • to enter jìn

车进站了。Huǒchē jìn zhàn le.

The train has entered the station.

 

  • to enter the field rùchǎng

现在美国队入场。Xiànzài měiguó duì rù chǎng.

The American team is now entering the field.

 

  • enthusiastic热心 rèxīn

他很热心地帮助我。Tā hěn rèxīn de bāngzhù wǒ.

He helps me enthusiastically.

 

  • Europe欧洲 Ōuzhōu

德国在欧洲。Déguó zài ōuzhōu.

Germany is in Europe.

 

  • evening晚上 wǎnshang

晚上我去看电影。Wǎnshang wǒ qù kàn diànyǐng.

In the evening, I am going to see a movie.

 

  • every měi

每个学生都有书。Měi gè xuésheng dōu yǒu shū.

Every student has a book.

 

  • every day每天 měitiān
  1. 他每天锻炼身体。Tā měitiān duànliàn shēntǐ.

He exercises his body every day.

  1. 他每天打扫房间。Tā měitiān dǎsǎo fángjiān.

He cleans the room everyday.

  1. 我每天都吃面包。Wǒ měitiān dōu chī miànbāo.

I eat bread every day.

 

  • everyone大家 dàjiā

现在大家都用信用卡。Xiànzài dàjiā dōu yòng xìnyòngkǎ.

Everyone uses a credit card now.

 

  • to exercise锻炼 duànliàn
  1. 他每天锻炼身体。Tā měitiān duànliàn shēntǐ.

He exercises his body every day.

  1. 轻人也要锻炼。Niánqīngrén yě yào duànliàn.

Young people also need to exercise.

 

  • expensive guì
  1. 香蕉不贵。Xiāngjiāo bú guì.

Bananas are not expensive.

  1. 这条裤子很贵。Zhè tiáo kùzi hěnguì.

This pair of pants is quite expensive.

 

  • extremely非常 fēicháng
  1. 今天非常热。Jīntiān fēicháng rè.

It’s extremely hot today.

  1. 们都非常忙。Tāmen dōu fēicháng máng.

They are all extremely busy.

 

 

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  • family, homejiā
  1. 们家在纽约。Wǒmén jiā zài niǔyuē.

My family lives in New York.

  1. 他家有一条狗。Tā jiā yǒu yìtiáo gǒu.

His family has a dog.

  1. 他家的房子很美。Tā jiā de fángzi hěn měi.

His family’s house is very beautiful.

  1. 这是我家的照片。Zhè shì wǒjiā de zhàopiàn.

This is the picture of my family.

 

  • famous有名 yǒumíng

他的书很有名。Tāde shū hěn yǒumíng.

His book is famous.

 

  • father爸爸 bàba
  1. 我爸爸是医生。Wǒ bàba shì yīshēng.

My father is a doctor.

  1. 这孩子像他爸爸。Zhè háizi xiàng tā bàba.

This child resembles his father.

  1. 爸爸不让我喝啤酒。Bàba bú ràng wǒ hē píjiǔ.

Dad does not allow me to drink beer.

  1. 们吃完饭爸爸就付款。Wǒmén chīwán fàn bàba jiù fùkuǎn.

Dad will pay the bill after we finish eating.

  1. 爸爸要冰。Bàba yào bīng.

Dad wants ice.

 

  • feeling well, comfortable舒服 shūfu
  1. 我今天不舒服。Wǒ jīntiān bù shūfu.

I am not feeling well today.

  1. 我的胃不舒服。Wǒ de wèi bù shūfu.

My stomach doesn’t feel well.

 

  • festival jié

中国的春热闹。Zhōngguó de chūnjié zhēn rènao.

China’s Spring Festival is very lively.

 

  • to have a fever发烧 fāshāo

我有点儿发烧。Wǒ yǒu diǎn r fāshāo.

I have a bit of a fever.

 

  • few, little shǎo

商店不少。Shāngdiàn bù shǎo

There are quite a few shops.

 

  • to finish wán
  1. 们吃完饭爸爸就付款。Wǒmén chīwán fàn bàba jiù fùkuǎn.

Dad will pay the bill after we finish eating.

  1. 你今天做不完没关系。Nǐ jīntiān zuòbùwán méi guānxi.

You don’t have to finish today.

 

  • fish

猫喜欢吃鱼。Māo xǐhuan chī yú.

Cats like to eat fish.

 

  • national flag国旗 guóqí

看中国国旗!Kàn zhōngguó guóqí.

Look at the Chinese flag!

 

  • flower huā
  1. 这红花很美。Zhè hónghuā hěnměi.

This red flower is very pretty.

  1. 春天花都开了。Chūntiān huā dōu kāi le.

The spring flowers are all blossoming.

 

  • fluent流利 liúlì

说的汉语很流利。Tā shuō de hànyǔ hěn liúlì.

His spoken Chinese is fluent.

 

  • foreign language wàiyǔ

很多学生学外语。Hěnduō xuéshēng xué wàiyǔ.

Many students study foreign languages.

 

  • to forget wàng

我忘了他的地址。Wǒ wàngle tā de dìzhǐ.

I forgot his address.

 

  • France法国 fǎ guó

十年以前我去了法国。Shínián yǐqián wǒ qùle fǎguó.

I went to France ten years ago.

 

  • free time时间 shíjiān

今天我没有时间。Jīntiān wǒ méiyǒu shíjiān.

I don’t have time today.

 

  • friend朋友 péngyou
  1. 我在和朋友打球。Wǒ zài hé péngyou dǎqiú.

I am playing ball with my friend.

  1. 朋友们祝贺我了。Péngyoumen zhùhè wǒ le.

My friends all congratulated me.

  1. 我常朋友打电话。Wǒ cháng gěi péngyou dǎdiànhuà.

I often call my friends on the telephone.

  1. 明天我朋友来美国。Míngtiān wǒ péngyou lái měiguó.

My friend will come to America tomorrow.

 

  • fromcóng

太阳从东边升起。Tàiyang cóng dōngbiān shēngqǐ.

The sun rises from the east.

 

 

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  • game, competition bǐsài

看比赛!Kàn bǐsài!

Watch the game!

 

  • garden花园 huāyuán

花园真漂亮。Huāyuán zhēn piàoliang.

The garden is really beautiful.

 

  • gathering, get-together聚会 jùhuì

请你参加我的生日聚会。Wǒ qǐng nǐ cānjiā wǒ de shēngrì jùhuì.

I am inviting you to my birthday party.

 

  • Germany德国 déguó

德国在欧洲。Déguó zài ōuzhōu.

Germany is in Europe.

 

  • to get up起床 qǐchuáng

他起床起得不早。Tā qǐchuáng qǐ de bù zǎo.

He does not get up early.

 

  • gift礼物 lǐwù
  1. 你的圣诞礼物是什么?Nǐ de shèngdàn lǐwù shì shénme?

What is your Christmas gift?

  1. 给妈妈寄了礼物。Wǒ gěi māma jìle lǐwù.

I have mailed the gift to mom.

 

  • to givesòng

他送我一本书。Tā sòng wǒ yī běn shū.

He gave me a book.

 

  • good hǎo
  1. 美国运动员好。Měiguó yùndòngyuán hǎo.

The American athletes are good.

  1. 美国的大学教育很好。Měiguó dàxué jiàoyù hěnhao.

American higher education is good.

  1. 这件衣服又便宜又好。Zhè jiàn yīfu yòu piányi yòu hǎo.

This outfit is good and inexpensive.

  1. 牛奶对你的身体好。Niúnǎi duì nǐde shēntǐ hǎo.

Milk is good for your health.

  1. 我的数学很好。Wǒ de shùxué hěnhǎo.

I am good at mathematics.

  1. 奥运村很好。Àoyùncūn hěn hǎo.

The Olympic pavilion is good.

  1. 这支笔好写。Zhè zhī bǐ hǎoxiě.

This pen is good to write with.

  1. 这家商店服务很好。Zhè jiā shāngdiàn fúwù hěn hǎo.

This store’s service is very good.

  1. 今天天气很好。Jīntiān tiānqì hěnhǎo.

The weather is good today.

  1. 我的汉语口语不太好。Wǒ de hànyǔ kǒuyǔ bú tài hǎo.

My spoken Chinese is not very good.

  1. 喝茶对身体好。Hēchá duì shēntǐ hǎo.

Drinking tea is good for your health.

 

  • goodbye zàijiàn

说了再见就上车了。Tā shuōle zàijiàn jiù shàng chē le.

She said goodbye then got into the car.

 

  • to go (to a place)
  1. 饭以后我去学校。Wǔfàn yǐhòu wǒ qù xuéxiào.

I will go to school after lunch.

  1. 十年以前我去了法国。Shínián yǐqián wǒ qùle fǎguó.

I went to France ten years ago.

  1. 明天我要早去。Míngtiān wǒ yào zǎo qù.

Tomorrow I’ll go early.

  1. 晚上我去看电影。Wǎnshang wǒ qù kàn diànyǐng.

In the evening, I am going to see a movie.

 

  • to go outchū

们出去走走吧。Wǒmen chūqù zǒuzou ba.

Let’s go out to take a walk.

 

  • to go upstairs上楼 shànglóu

我坐电梯上楼。Wǒ zuò diàntī shànglóu.

I am taking the elevator to go upstairs.

 

  • grammar语法 yǔfǎ

汉语语法不太难。Hànyǔ yǔfǎ bú tài nán.

Chinese grammar is not very difficult.

 

  • grape wine葡萄酒 pútáojiǔ

我只喝葡萄酒。Wǒ zhǐ hē pútaojiǔ.

I only drink grape wine.

 

  • grass cǎo

绿草很嫩。Lǜ cǎo hěn nèn.

Green grass is tender.

 

  • green绿

绿草很嫩。Lǜ cǎo hěn nèn.

Green grass is tender.

 

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  • happy
  1. gāoxìng

工作让我很高兴。Gōngzuò ràng wǒ hěn gāoxìng.

Working makes me happy.

观众很高兴。Guānzhòng hěn gāoxìng.

The audience is very happy.

  1. kuàilè

祝你生日快乐!Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!

Wishing you a happy birthday!

 

  • to haveyǒu
  1. 你有车吗?Nǐ yǒu chē ma?

Do you have a car?

  1. 上海有很多大楼房。Shànghǎi yǒu hěn duō dà lóufáng.

Shanghai has many big buildings (blocks).

  1. 我没有妹妹。Wǒ méiyǒu mèimei.

I don’t have a younger sister.

  1. 今天我有很多事儿。Jīntiān wǒ yǒu hěnduō shìr.

I have a lot to do today.

  1. 们有三个空瓶子。Wǒmen yǒu sǎn gè kōng píngzi.

We have three empty bottles.

 

  • headtóu

头疼。Wǒ tóuténg.

I have a headache.

 

  • health身体 shēntǐ (à body)

牛奶对你的身体好。Niúnǎi duì nǐde shēntǐ hǎo.

Milk is good for your health.

 

  • to hear (of, about) tīngshuō

说她工作得很晚。Tīngshūo tā gōngzuò de hěn wǎn.

I hear she works very late.

 

  • to help帮助 bāngzhù
  1. 我可以帮助你吗?Wǒ kěyǐ bāngzhù nǐ ma?

May I help you?

  1. 他很热心地帮助我。Tā hěn rèxīn de bāngzhù wǒ.

He helps me enthusiastically.

  1. 你得谢谢他帮助你找工作。Nǐ děi xièxie tā bāngzhù nǐ zhǎo gōngzuò.

You must thank him for helping you find work.

 

  • here这儿 zhèr
  1. 你的书在这儿。Nǐ de shū zài zhèr.

Your book is here.

  1. 这儿冬天很冷。Zhèr dōngtiān hěn lěng.

Winter here is cold.

  1. 这儿买东西很方便。Zhèr mǎi dōngxi hěn fāngbiàn.

It is convenient to go shopping here.

 

  • history历史 lìshǐ

中国历史很长。Zhōngguó lìshǐ hěn cháng.

China has a long history.

 

  • hospital 医院 yīyuàn

我要去医院 Wǒ yào qù yīyuàn.

I need to go to the hospital

 

  • hot

今天非常热。Jīntiān fēicháng rè.

It’s extremely hot today.

 

  • hourxiǎoshí

三小时后她来。Sān xiǎoshí hòu tā lái.

She will come three hours from now.

 

  • house房子 fángzi

他家的房子很美。Tā jiā de fángzi hěn měi.

His family’s house is very beautiful.

 

  • how怎么 zěnmeyàng

你的汉语怎么样?Nǐ de hànyǔ zěnmeyàng?

How is your Chinese?

 

  • hundredbǎi
  1. 一百个人要参加聚会。Yī bǎi gè rén yào cānjiā jùhuì.

One hundred people will participate in the meeting.

  1. 我有一百块美元。Wǒ yǒu yībǎi kuài měiyuán.

I have one hundred dollars.

 

 

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  • ice bīng

爸爸要冰。Bàba yào bīng.

Dad wants ice.

 

  • important重要 zhòngyào

一个重要的计算机系统出现了故障 yīgè zhòngyào de jìsuànjī xìtǒng chūxiàn le gùzhàng

An important computer system had failed.

 

  • income, revenu 收入 shǒurù

他要计算一下他的收入。Tā yào jìsuàn yíxià tā de shǒurù.

He wants to calculate his income.

 

  • interesting 有意思 yǒuyìsi

这本书很有意思。Zhè běn shū hěn yǒuyìsi.

This book is very interesting.

 

  • to invite qǐng

请你参加我的生日聚会。Wǒ qǐng nǐ cānjiā wǒ de shēngrì jùhuì.

I am inviting you to my birthday party.

 

 

 

 

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  • January一月 yīyuè

一月一号是新年。Yīyuè yīhào shì xīnnián.

January the first is New Year’s Day.

 

  • just now刚才 gāngcái

刚才来找过你。Tā gāngcái lái zhǎoguò nǐ.

He has just come to look for you.

 

 

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  • kitchen厨房 chúfáng

这间厨房太小。Zhè jiān chúfáng tài xiǎo.

This kitchen is too small.

 

  • to know
  1. 认识 rènshi

认识很多留学生。Wǒ rènshi hěnduō liúxuéshēng.

I know many foreign students.

  1. 知道 zhīdào

我知道他的名字。Wǒ zhīdào tāde míngzì.

I know his name.

 

 

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  • last year去年 qùnián

去年我毕业了。Qùnián wǒ bīyè le.

I graduated last year.

 

  • latewǎn
  1. 今天我来晚了。Jīntiān wǒ lái wǎnle.

Today I came late.

  1. 说她工作得很晚。Tīngshūo tā gōngzuò de hěn wǎn.

I hear she works very late.

  1. 我很晚睡觉。Wǒ hěn wǎn shuìjiào.

I sleep very late.

  1. 对不起,我来晚了。Duìbùqǐ, wǒ lái wǎnle.

Sorry, I’m late.

 

  • lawyer lǜshī

我想当律师。Wǒ xiǎng dāng lǜshī.

I want to be a lawyer.

 

  • library图书馆 túshūguǎn

上午我要去图书馆。Shàngwǔ wǒ yào qù túshūguǎn.

I need to go to the library this morning.

 

  • to like xǐhuān
  1. 猫喜欢吃鱼。Māo xǐhuan chī yú.

Cats like to eat fish.

  1. 中国人不太喜欢咖啡。Zhōngguó rén bù tài xǐhuān kāfēi.

The Chinese do not like coffee very much.

  1. 我弟弟喜欢玩电脑。Wǒ dìdi xǐhuān wán diànnǎo.

My younger brother likes to play on the computer.

  1. 我喜欢美国文化。Wǒ xǐhuān měiguó wénhuà.

I like American culture.

  1. 我喜欢西方音乐。Wǒ xǐhuān xīfāng yīnyuè.

I like western music.

  1. 孩子喜欢穿新衣。Háizi xǐhuān chuān xīnyī.

Children like to wear new clothes.

  1. 弟弟喜欢游泳。Dìdi xǐhuān yóuyǒng.

The younger brother likes to swim.

  1. 我喜欢紫色。Wǒ xǐhuan zǐ sè.

I like purple.

 

  • little, small xiǎo

这只小猫是黑的。Zhè zhī xiǎomāo shì hēide.

This little cat is black.

 

  • to livezhù

你住在哪儿?Nǐ zhù zài nǎr?

Where do you live?

 

  • lively热闹 rènào

中国的春热闹。Zhōngguó de chūnjié zhēn rènao.

China’s Spring Festival is very lively.

 

  • living room kètīng

们的客厅很大。Wǒmén de kètīng hěn dà.

Our living room is very large.

 

  • long cháng

密西西比河很长。Mìxīxībǐhé hěn cháng.

The Mississippi River is very long.

 

  • to look (at)kàn
  1. 看中国国旗!Kàn zhōngguó guóqí.

Look at the Chinese flag!

  1. 看比赛!Kàn bǐsài!

Watch the game!

 

  • to look forzhǎo
  1. 我要找一本汉英词典。Wǒ yào zhǎo yī běn hànyīng cídiǎn.

I want to find a Chinese-English dictionary.

  1. 刚才来找过你。Tā gāngcái lái zhǎoguò nǐ.

He has just come to look for you.

 

  • to love ài
  1. 爱我妈妈。Wǒ ài wǒ māma.

I love my mom.

  1. 爱吃烤鸭。Wǒ ài chī kǎoyā.

I love to eat roast duck.

 

  • lovely, cute kěài

这些孩子很可爱。Zhèxiē háizi hěn kěài.

These children are very lovely.

 

  • lunch wǔ fàn
  1. 饭以后我去学校。Wǔfàn yǐhòu wǒ qù xuéxiào.

I will go to school after lunch.

  1. 妈妈要准备午饭。Māma yào zhǔnbèi wǔfàn.

Mother has to prepare lunch.

 

 

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  • to mail

给妈妈寄了礼物。Wǒ gěi māma jìle lǐwù.

I have mailed the gift to mom.

 

  • major专业 zhuānyè

你的专业是什么?Nǐ de zhuānyè shì shénme?

What is your major?

 

  • manager经理 jīnglǐ

今天经理有会。Jīntiān jīnglǐ yǒu huì.

The manager has a meeting today.

 

  • many, muchduō
  1. 车很多。Qìchē hěn duō.

There are many buses.

  1. 上海有很多大楼房。Shànghǎi yǒu hěn duō dà lóufáng.

Shanghai has many big buildings.

 

  • mathematics数学 shùxué
  1. 我的数学很好。Wǒ de shùxué hěnhǎo.

I am good at mathematics.

  1. 妈妈教数学。Wǒ māma jiāo shùxué.

My mother teaches mathematics.

  1. 他是数学教授。Tā shì shùxué jiaòshòu.

He is a mathematics professor.

 

  • may可以 kěyǐ

你可以借五本书。Nǐ kěyǐ jiè wǔ běn shū.

You may borrow five books.

 

  • maybe可能 kěnèng

明天可能下雨。Míngtiān kěnéng xiàyǔ.

It might rain tomorrow.

 

  • meal, foodcān

我喜欢中餐。Wǒ xǐhuān zhōngcān.

I like Chinese food.

 

  • medicine yào

我要去买药。Wǒ yào qù mǎi yào.

I need to buy some medicine.

 

  • meeting — (聚)会 (jù)huì
  1. 一百个人要参加聚会。Yī bǎi gè rén yào cānjiā jùhuì.

One hundred people will participate in the meeting.

  1. 今天经理有会。Jīntiān jīnglǐ yǒu huì.

The manager has a meeting today.

  1. 公司的主任在开会。Gōngsī de zhǔrèn zài kāihuì.

The directors of this company are having a meeting.

  1. 请告诉他一点开会。Qǐng gàosù tā yīdiǎn kāihuì.

Please tell him the meeting is at one o’clock.

 

  • to memorize, to remember记住 jìzhù

请记住这些生词。Qǐng jìzhù zhè xiē shēngcí.

Please memorize these new words.

 

  • middle school中学 zhōngxué

我弟弟上中学。Wǒ dìdi shàng zhōngxué.

My younger brother is in middle school.

 

  • milk牛奶 niúnǎi

牛奶对你的身体好。Niúnǎi duì nǐde shēntǐ hǎo.

Milk is good for your health.

 

  • to miss, to thinkxiǎng

我想我妈妈。Wǒ xiǎng wǒ māma.

I miss my mother.

 

  • mister先生 xiānsheng

王先生要买什么?Wáng xiānsheng yào mǎi shénme?

What does Mr. Wang want to buy?

 

  • Monday星期一 xīngqīyī

星期一我最忙。Xīngqīyī wǒ zuì máng.

I am busiest on Monday.

 

  • monthyuè
  1. 一年有十二个月。Yì nián yǒu shíèr gè yuè.

There are twelve months in a year.

  1. 我每月交房租。Wǒ měi yuè jiāo fángzū.

I pay the rent every month.

 

  • morning上午 shàngwǔ

上午我要去图书馆。Shàngwǔ wǒ yào qù túshūguǎn.

I need to go to the library this morning.

 

  • mother妈妈 māma
  1. 我想我妈妈。Wǒ xiǎng wǒ māma.

I miss my mother.

  1. 妈妈教数学。Wǒ māma jiāo shùxué.

My mother teaches mathematics.

  1. 妈妈做饭做得真好。Māma zuòfàn zuò de zhēnhǎo.

Mom cooks very well.

  1. 妈妈是医生。Tā māma shì yīshēng.

Her mother is a doctor.

  1. 妈妈要准备午饭。Māma yào zhǔnbèi wǔfàn.

Mother has to prepare lunch.

 

  • mountainshān

中国有很多大山。Zhōngguó yǒu hěnduō dà shān.

There are many big mountains in China.

 

  • movie电影 diànyǐng
  1. 们去看电影吧。Wǒmen qù kàn diànyǐng ba.

Let’s go see a movie.

  1. 晚上我去看电影。Wǎnshang wǒ qù kàn diànyǐng.

In the evening, I am going to see a movie.

  1. 电影开始了。Diànyǐng kāishǐ le.

The movie has started.

 

  • music yīnyuè
  1. 我常听古典音乐。Wǒ cháng tīng gǔdiǎn yīnyuè. – I often listen to classical music.
  2. 我喜欢西方音乐。Wǒ xǐhuān xīfāng yīnyuè. – I like western music.

 

 

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  • name名字 míngzì
  1. 我知道他的名字。Wǒ zhīdào tāde míngzì.

I know his name.

  1. 你叫什么名字?Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?

What’s your name?

 

  • national anthem国歌 guógē

美国国歌很美。Měiguó guógē hěn měi.

The American national anthem is beautiful.

 

  • to needyào
  1. 上午我要去图书馆。Shàngwǔ wǒ yào qù túshūguǎn.

I need to go to the library this morning.

  1. 我要换衣服。Wǒ yào huàn yīfu.

I need to change my clothes.

  1. 轻人也要锻炼。Niánqīngrén yě yào duànliàn.

Young people also need to exercise.

 

  • newxīn
  1. 这个书店是新的。Zhè ge shūdiàn shì xīnde.

This bookstore is new.

  1. 一月一号是新年。Yīyuè yīhào shì xīnnián.

January the first is New Year’s Day.

 

  • new word生词 shēngcí
  1. 请记住这些生词。Qǐng jìzhù zhè xiē shēngcí.

Please memorize these new words.

  1. 请念生词。Qǐng niàn shēngcí.

Please read the new words aloud.

 

  • newspaper报纸 bào zhǐ

我要看今天的报纸。Wǒ yào kàn jīntiān de bào zhǐ.

I want to read today’s newspaper.

 

  • New York纽约 Niǔyuē
  1. 们家在纽约。Wǒmén jiā zài niǔyuē.

My family lives in New York.

  1. 纽约是大城市。Niǔyuē shì dà chéngshì.

New York is a large city.

  1. 纽约在波士顿南边。Niǔyuē zài bōshìdùn nánbiān.

New York is to the south of Boston.

 

  • next year明年 míngnián

明年我要回中国。Míngnián wǒ yào huí zhōngguó.

I’ll go back to China next year.

 

  • no, not
  1. 爸爸不让我喝啤酒。Bàba bú ràng wǒ hē píjiǔ.

Dad does not allow me to drink beer.

  1. 香蕉不贵。Xiāngjiāo bú guì.

Bananas are not expensive.

 

  • noon中午 zhōngwǔ

中午我要见教授。Zhōngwǔ wǒ yào jiàn jiàoshòu.

At noon, I will see my professor.

 

  • it was nothing, you are welcome, don’t be so polite不客气 búkèqi

这点儿小事儿,不客气。Zhè diǎner xiǎo shìr, búkèqi.

This trivial matter, it was nothing.

 

  • north(ern)北方 běifān

北京在中国北方。Běijīng zài zhōngguó běifān.

Beijing is in northern China.

 

  • now现在 xiànzài
  1. 现在去,好不好?Xiànzài qù, hǎobùhǎo?

Let’s go now, okay?

  1. 现在美国队入场。Xiànzài měiguó duì rù chǎng.

The American team is now entering the field.

  1. 现在大家都用信用卡。Xiànzài dàjiā dōu yòng xìnyòngkǎ.

Everyone uses a credit card now.

  1. 现在习惯吃西餐了。Wǒ xiànzài xíguàn le chī xīcān le.

I am used to eating western food now.

 

  • numberhào

我没有你的电话号。Wǒ méiyǒu nǐde diànhuà hào.

I do not have your phone number.

 

  • nurse护士 hùshi

我姐姐是护士。Wǒ jiějie shì hùshi.

My older sister is a nurse.

 

 

 

 

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  • office办公室 bàngōngshì

办公室在哪儿?Bàngōngshì zài nǎr?

Where is the office?

 

  • often cháng
  1. 他坐车常看书。Tā zuòchē cháng kànshū.

He often reads while taking the bus.

  1. 请常来玩儿。Qǐng cháng lái wáner.

Please come often to play.

  1. 我不常生病。Wǒ bù cháng shēngbìng.

I do not get sick often.

  1. 我常朋友打电话。Wǒ cháng gěi péngyou dǎdiànhuà.

I often call my friends on the telephone.

  1. 我常听古典音乐。Wǒ cháng tīng gǔdiǎn yīnyuè.

I often listen to classical music.

  1. 他吃饭后常常散步。Tā chīfàn hòu chángcháng sànbù.

He often takes a walk after meals.

 

  • to be OK, to suitxíng

明天去,行吗?Míngtiān qù, xíngma?

Let’s go tomorrow, okay?

 

  • oldjiù

我的衣服很旧。Wǒde yīfu hěn jiù.

My clothes are very old.

 

  • older brother哥哥 gēge
  1. 哥哥学习很好。Gēge xuéxí hěnhǎo.

The older brother studies well.

  1. 我哥哥是工程师。Wǒ gěge shì gōngchéngshī.

My older brother is an engineer.

  1. 哥哥和弟弟都学汉语。Gēge hé dìdi dōu xué hànyǔ.

My older and younger brothers both study Chinese.

 

  • older sister姐姐 jiějie
  1. 我有一个姐姐。Wǒ yǒu yí gè jiějie.

I have an older sister.

  1. 我姐姐是护士。Wǒ jiějie shì hùshi.

My older sister is a nurse.

 

  • Olympic games奥运会 àoyùnhuì

我喜欢看奥运会。Wǒ xǐhuān kàn àoyùnhuì.

I like to watch the Olympic games.

 

  • to open, commence, begin
  1. 开幕 kāimù

奥运会开幕了。Àoyùnhuì kāimù le.

The Olympic games are opening.

  1. 开门 kāimén

银行几点开门?Yíngháng jǐdiǎn kāimén?

What time does the bank open?

 

  • orange橘子 júzi

中国橘子很甜。Zhōngguó júzi hěn tián.

Chinese oranges are very sweet.

 

 

 

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  • pants裤子 kùzi

这条裤子很贵。Zhè tiáo kùzi hěnguì.

This pair of pants is quite expensive.

 

  • to participate参加 cānjiā

请参加我们的晚会。Qǐng cānjiā wǒmen de wǎnhuì.

Please join our party.

 

  • party聚会 jùhuì

请你参加我的生日聚会。Wǒ qǐng nǐ cānjiā wǒ de shēngrì jùhuì.

I am inviting you to my birthday party.

 

  • pavilion, villagecūn

奥运村很好。Àoyùncūn hěn hǎo.

The Olympic pavilion is good.

 

  • to pay, to submitjiāo

我每月交房租。Wǒ měi yuè jiāo fángzū.

I pay the rent every month.

 

  • to pay bills付款 fùkuǎn

们吃完饭爸爸就付款。Wǒmén chīwán fàn bàba jiù fùkuǎn.

Dad will pay the bill after we finish eating.

 

  • pen

这支笔好写。Zhè zhī bǐ hǎoxiě.

This pen is good to write with.

 

 

  • philosophy哲学 zhéxué

我学习古代哲学。Wǒ xuéxí gǔdài zhéxué.

I study classical philosophy.

 

  • physics物理 wùlǐ

我在中学学了物理。Wǒ zài zhōngxué xué le wùlǐ.

I studied physics in middle school.

 

  • picture照片 zhàopiàn

这是我家的照片。Zhè shì wǒjiā de zhàopiàn.

This is the picture of my family.

 

  • place地方 dìfang

她去了中国很多地方。Tā qùle zhōngguó hěnduō dìfang.

She has been to many places in China.

 

  • to play ball打球 dǎqiú

我在和朋友打球。Wǒ zài hé péngyou dǎqiú.

I am playing ball with my friend.

 

  • please qǐng
  1. 请让她先走。Qǐng ràng tā xiān zǒu .

Please let her go first.

  1. 请常来玩儿。Qǐng cháng lái wáner.

Please come often to play.

  1. 请别吸烟。Qǐng bié xīyān.

Please don’t smoke.

  1. 请记住这些生词。Qǐng jìzhù zhè xiē shēngcí.

Please memorize these new words.

  1. 请翻译这句话。Qǐng fānyì zhèjù huà.

Please translate this sentence.

  1. 请坐在这把大椅子上。Qǐng zuò zài zhè bǎ dà yǐzi shàng.

Please sit in this large chair.

  1. 请念生词。Qǐng niàn shēngcí.

Please read the new words aloud.

  1. 请参加我们的晚会。Qǐng cānjiā wǒmen de wǎnhuì.

Please join our party.

 

  • to prepare zhǔnbèi

妈妈要准备午饭。Māma yào zhǔnbèi wǔfàn.

Mother has to prepare lunch.

 

  • primary school小学 xiǎoxué

小学生也有作业。Xiǎoxuéshēng yěyǒu zuòyè.

Primary school students also have homework.

 

  • no problem没关系 méiguānxi

你今天做不完没关系。Nǐ jīntiān zuòbùwán méi guānxi.

You don’t have to finish today.

 

  • profession职业 zhíyè

他的职业是教师。Tā de zhíyè shì jiàoshī.

Teaching is his profession.

 

  • professor教授 jiàoshòu
  1. 他是数学教授。Tā shì shùxué jiaòshòu.

He is a mathematics professor.

  1. 中午我要见教授。Zhōngwǔ wǒ yào jiàn jiàoshòu.

At noon, I will see my professor.

 

  • purple

我喜欢紫色。Wǒ xǐhuan zǐ sè.

I like purple.

 

 

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我要问一个问题。Wǒ yào wèn yígè wèntí.

I’d like to ask a question.

 

 

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  • to rain 下雨 xiàyǔ

明天可能下雨。Míngtiān kěnéng xiàyǔ.

It might rain tomorrow.

 

  • to read看(书) kàn(shū)
  1. 他坐车常看书。Tā zuòchē cháng kànshū.

He often reads while taking the bus.

  1. 我要看今天的报纸。Wǒ yào kàn jīntiān de bào zhǐ.

I want to read today’s newspaper.

 

  • to read aloudniàn

请念生词。Qǐng niàn shēngcí.

Please read the new words aloud.

 

  • reallyzhēn
  1. 今天真热。Jīntiān zhēn rè.

It is really hot today.

  1. 花园真漂亮。Huāyuán zhēn piàoliang.

The garden is really beautiful.

  1. 今天天真蓝。Jīntiān tiān zhēn lán.

The sky is really blue today.

 

  • to recognize, to know认识 rènshi

认识一百个字。Wǒ rènshi yībǎi gè zì.

I recognize one hundred characters.

 

  • red hóng

这红花很美。Zhè hónghuā hěnměi.

This red flower is very pretty.

 

  • to rent

他想租一间房。Tā xiǎng zū yī jiān fáng.

He wants to rent a room.

 

  • to resemblexiàng

这孩子像他爸爸。Zhè háizi xiàng tā bàba.

This child resembles his father.

 

  • to rest休息 xiūxi
  1. 们休息五分钟。Wǒmen xiūxi wǔ fēnzhōng.

Let’s have a five-minute break.

  1. 星期天我休息。Xīngqītiān wǒ xiūxi.

I rest on Sunday.

 

  • to returnhuí
  1. 他已经回家了。Tā yǐjīng huíjiā le.

He has already gone home.

  1. 诞节我要回家。Shèngdànjié wǒ yào huíjiā.

I will go home for Christmas.

  1. 明年我要回中国。Míngnián wǒ yào huí zhōngguó.

I’ll go back to China next year.

 

 

  • river
  1. 黄河在中国。Huánghé zài zhōngguó.

The Yellow River is in China.

  1. 河上有一只小船。Héshàng yǒu yī zhī xiǎo chuán.

There is a little boat on the river.

  1. 密西西比河很长。Mìxīxībǐhé hěn cháng.

The Mississippi River is very long.

 

  • room fángjiān
  1. 他的房间很干净。Tā de fángjiān hěn gānjìng.

His room is very clean.

  1. 他每天打扫房间。Tā měitiān dǎsǎo fángjiān.

He cleans the room everyday.

  1. 他想租一间房。Tā xiǎng zū yī jiān fáng.

He wants to rent a room.

 

 

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  • school学校 xué xiào
  1. 饭以后我去学校。Wǔfàn yǐhòu wǒ qù xuéxiào.

I will go to school after lunch.

  1. 这个学校很小。Zhè gè xuéxiào hěn xiǎo.

This school is small.

 

  • to see kàn
  1. 们去看电影吧。Wǒmen qù kàn diànyǐng ba.

Let’s go see a movie.

  1. 晚上我去看电影。Wǎnshang wǒ qù kàn diànyǐng.

In the evening, I am going to see a movie.

 

  • self自己 zìjǐ

让孩子自己做。Ràng háizi zìjǐ zuò.

Let the children do it themselves.

 

  • service fúwù
  1. 这家商店服务很好。Zhè jiā shāngdiàn fúwù hěn hǎo.

This store’s service is very good.

  1. 中国的服务员不习惯收小费。Zhōngguó de fúwùyuán bù xíguàn shōu xiǎofèi.

Chinese service people are not used to receiving tips.

 

  • shoe鞋子 xíezi

这双鞋子很合适。Zhèshuāng xiézi hěn héshì.

These shoes fit me well.

 

  • shopping mall shāngchǎng

我周末去商场买东西。Wǒ zhōumò qù shāngchǎng mǎi dōngxi.

On the weekend I go to the shopping mall to buy things.

 

  • shortduǎn
  1. 这条裙子太短。Zhè tiáo qúnzi tài duǎn.

This skirt is too short.

  1. 今年春天很短。Jīnnián chūntiān hěn duǎn.

This year spring is short.

 

  • should应该 yīnggāi

应该学英语。Nǐ yīnggāi xué yīngyǔ.

You should study English.

 

  • to take a shower/bath洗澡 xǐzǎo

我每天洗澡。Wǒ měitiān xǐzǎo.

I take a shower every day.

 

  • to get sick, to fall ill生病 shēngbìng

我不常生病。Wǒ bù cháng shēngbìng.

I do not get sick often.

 

  • to sing唱歌 chànggē

孩子在唱歌。Háizi zài chànggē.

The child is singing.

 

  • to sitzuò

请坐在这把大椅子上。Qǐng zuò zài zhè bǎ dà yǐzi shàng.

Please sit in this large chair.

 

  • sky tiān

今天天真蓝。Jīntiān tiān zhēn lán.

The sky is really blue today.

 

  • to sleep shuìjiào

我很晚睡觉。Wǒ hěn wǎn shuìjiào.

I sleep very late.

 

  • smallxiǎo
  1. 这个学校很小。Zhè gè xuéxiào hěn xiǎo.

This school is small.

  1. 他的孩子还小。Tā de háizi hái xiǎo.

His child is still young.

  1. 这间厨房太小。Zhè jiān chúfáng tài xiǎo.

This kitchen is too small.

 

  • smoke吸烟 xīyān

请别吸烟。Qǐng bié xīyān.

Please don’t smoke.

 

  • sorry
  1. 对不起 duìbùqǐ

对不起,我来晚了。Duìbùqǐ, wǒ lái wǎnle.

Sorry, I’m late.

  1. 抱歉 bàoqiàn

抱歉,我不说英语。Bàoqiàn, wǒ bù shuō yīngyǔ.

I am sorry I don’t speak English.

 

  • south nánbiān

纽约在波士顿南边。Niǔyuē zài bōshìdùn nánbiān.

New York is to the south of Boston.

 

  • to speak, to say shuō
  1. 说英语吗?Nǐ shuō yīngyǔ ma?

Do you speak English?

  1. 我会说汉语。Wǒ huì shuō hànyǔ.
  2. I can speak Chinese.

他不说英语。Tā bù shuō yīngyǔ.

He does not speak English.

  1. 说的汉语很流利。Tā shuō de hànyǔ hěn liúlì.

His spoken Chinese is fluent.

 

  • spoken language kǒuyǔ

我的汉语口语不太好。Wǒ de hànyǔ kǒuyǔ bú tài hǎo.

My spoken Chinese is not very good.

 

  • spring春(天) chūn(tiān)
  1. 春天花都开了。Chūntiān huā dōu kāi le.

The spring flowers are all blossoming.

  1. 中国的春热闹。Zhōngguó de chūnjié zhēn rènao.

China’s Spring Festival is very lively.

  1. 今年春天很短。Jīnnián chūntiān hěn duǎn.

This year spring is short.

 

  • to start, to begin开始 kāishǐ

电影开始了。Diànyǐng kāishǐ le.

The movie has started.

 

  • station zhàn

车进站了。Huǒchē jìn zhàn le.

The train has entered the station.

 

  • still, yet hái
  1. 他的孩子还小。Tā de háizi hái xiǎo.

His child is still young.

  1. 我女儿还很小。Wǒ nǚér hái hěn xiǎo.

My daughter is still young.

 

  • stomachwèi

我的胃不舒服。Wǒ de wèi bù shūfu.

My stomach doesn’t feel well.

 

  • store, shop商店 shāngdiàn
  1. 这儿有很多商店。Zhèr yǒu hěn duō shāngdiàn.

There are many stores here.

  1. 商店不少。Shāngdiàn bù shǎo

There are quite a few shops.

  1. 这家商店服务很好。Zhè jiā shāngdiàn fúwù hěn hǎo.

This store’s service is very good.

 

  • street马路 mǎlù

北京的马路很宽。Běijīng de mǎlù hěn kuān.

Beijing’s streets are wide.

 

  • student学生 xuésheng
  1. 们都是学生。Tāmen dōu shì xuésheng.

They are all students.

  1. 每个学生都有书。Měi gè xuésheng dōu yǒu shū.

Every student has a book.

  1. 认识很多留学生。Wǒ rènshi hěnduō liúxuéshēng.

I know many foreign students.

  1. 很多学生学外语。Hěnduō xuéshēng xué wàiyǔ.

Many students study foreign languages.

 

  • to study学(习) xué(xí)
  1. 他学习汉语。Tā xuéxí hànyǔ.

He studies Chinese.

  1. 应该学英语。Nǐ yīnggāi xué yīngyǔ.

You should study English.

  1. 汉语不难学。Hànyǔ bù nán xué.

Chinese is not difficult to study.

  1. 很多学生学外语。Hěnduō xuéshēng xué wàiyǔ.

Many students study foreign languages.

  1. 哥哥和弟弟都学汉语。Gēge hé dìdi dōu xué hànyǔ.

My older and younger brothers both study Chinese.

  1. 我用词典学汉语。Wǒ yòng cídiǎn xué hànyǔ.

I use the dictionary to study Chinese.

  1. 我学习古代哲学。Wǒ xuéxí gǔdài zhéxué.

I study classical philosophy.

 

  • subway dìtiě

我乘地铁去医院。Wǒ chéng dìtiě qù yīyuàn.

I’ll take the subway to the hospital.

 

  • success成功 chénggōng

成功不容易。Chénggōng bù róngyì.

To succeed is not easy.

 

  • suggestion jiànyì

你的建议很聪明。Nǐ de jiànyì hěn cōngming.

Your suggestion is very clever.

 

  • summer夏天 xiàtiān
  1. 北京夏天不热。Běijīng xiàtiān bú rè.

It is not hot in summer in Beijing.

  1. 北部夏天很凉快。Běibù xiàtiān hěn liángkuài.

It is cool in the north in summer.

  1. 夏天我穿白衬衫。Xiàtiān wǒ chuān bái chènshān.

I wear white shirts in the summer.

 

  • sun太阳 tàiyang

太阳从东边升起。Tàiyang cóng dōngbiān shēngqǐ.

The sun rises from the east.

 

  • Sunday 星期天 xīngqītiān

星期天我休息。Xīngqītiān wǒ xiūxi.

I rest on Sunday.

 

  • your surname is…? 贵姓 guìxìng

贵姓?Nín guìxìng?

What is your last name?

 

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  • to take (a bus, airplane) zuò
  1. 我坐电梯上楼。Wǒ zuò diàntī shànglóu.

I am taking the elevator to go upstairs.

  1. 你可以坐火车去。Nǐ kěyǐ zuò huǒchē qù.

You may take the train to go there.

 

  • tea chá

喝茶对身体好。Hēchá duì shēntǐ hǎo.

Drinking tea is good for your health.

 

  • teacher lǎoshī

我的老师都很好。Wǒ de lǎoshī dōu hěn hǎo.

My teachers are all very good.

 

  • team duì
  1. 中国队很多人。Zhōngguó duì hěnduō rén.

The Chinese team is large.

  1. 现在美国队入场。Xiànzài měiguó duì rù chǎng.

The American team is now entering the field.

 

  • telephone 电话 diànhuà
  1. 我常朋友打电话。Wǒ cháng gěi péngyou dǎdiànhuà.

I often call my friends on the telephone.

  1. 我没有你的电话号。Wǒ méiyǒu nǐde diànhuà hào.

I do not have your phone number.

 

  • to tell gàosu

请告诉他一点开会。Qǐng gàosù tā yīdiǎn kāihuì.

Please tell him the meeting is at one o’clock.

 

  • to thank 谢谢 xièxie

你得谢谢他帮助你找工作。Nǐ děi xièxie tā bāngzhù nǐ zhǎo gōngzuò.

You must thank him for helping you find work.

 

  • Thanksgiving感恩 gǎnēnjié

感恩节我们吃火鸡。Gǎnēnjié wǒmén chī huǒjī.

We eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

 

  • they tāmen
  1. 们新建了一座大楼。Tāmen xīn jiàn le yīzuò dàlóu.

They recently constructed a building.

  1. 们都非常忙。Tāmen dōu fēicháng máng.

They are all extremely busy.

  1. 们都要咖啡。Tāmen dōu yào kāfēi.

They all want coffee.

 

  • thing, object
  1. 东西 dōngxi
  2. 我要买很多东西。Wǒ yào mǎi hěnduō dōngxi.

I want to buy a lot of things.

  1. 我周末去商场买东西。Wǒ zhōumò qù shāngchǎng mǎi dōngxi.

On the weekend I go to the shopping mall to buy things.

  1. shì
  2. 我有很多事要做。Wǒ yǒu hěnduō shì yào zuò.

I have many things to do.

  1. 我有很多事要办。Wǒ yǒu hěnduō shì yào bàn.

I have a lot to take care of.

  1. 今天我有很多事儿。Jīntiān wǒ yǒu hěnduō shìr.

I have a lot to do today.

  1. 我不了解这件事。Wǒ bù liǎojiě zhèjiàn shì.

I don’t understand this matter.

  1. 这个故事你懂吗?Zhège gùshi nǐ dǒng ma?

Do you understand this story?

 

  • this year今年 jīnnián

今年春天很短。Jīnnián chūntiān hěn duǎn.

This year spring is short.

 

  • time (what ~)
  1. 时候 shíhòu

你什么时候睡觉? Nǐ shénme shíhòu shuìjiào?

What time do you go to bed?

  1. 几点 jǐdiǎn

银行几点开门?Yíngháng jǐdiǎn kāimén?

What time does the bank open?

  1. 时间 shíjiān

今天我没有时间。Jīntiān wǒ méiyǒu shíjiān.

I don’t have time today.

 

  • tip, gratuity xiǎofèi

中国的服务员不习惯收小费。Zhōngguó de fúwùyuán bù xíguàn shōu xiǎofèi.

Chinese service people are not used to receiving tips.

 

  • today今天 jīntiān
  1. 今天我来晚了。Jīntiān wǒ lái wǎnle.

Today I came late.

  1. 今天我有很多事儿。Jīntiān wǒ yǒu hěnduō shìr.

I have a lot to do today.

  1. 我今天不舒服Wǒ jīntiān bù shūfu.

I am not feeling well today.

  1. 今天很暖和。Jīntiān hěn nuǎnhuo.

It’s warm today.

  1. 今天天真蓝。Jīntiān tiān zhēn lán.

The sky is really blue today.

  1. 今天非常热。Jīntiān fēicháng rè.

It’s extremely hot today.

  1. 今天我没有时间。Jīntiān wǒ méiyǒu shíjiān.

I don’t have time today.

  1. 今天经理有会。Jīntiān jīnglǐ yǒu huì.

The manager has a meeting today.

  1. 我要看今天的报纸。Wǒ yào kàn jīntiān de bào zhǐ.

I want to read today’s newspaper.

 

  • tomorrow明天 míngtiān
  1. 明天我朋友来美国。Míngtiān wǒ péngyou lái měiguó.

My friend will come to America tomorrow.

  1. 明天我要早去。Míngtiān wǒ yào zǎo qù.

Tomorrow I’ll go early.

  1. 明天可能下雨。Míngtiān kěnéng xiàyǔ.

It might rain tomorrow.

  1. 明天去,行吗?Míngtiān qù, xíngma?

Let’s go tomorrow, okay?

 

  • tootài

我很好,可是太忙。Wǒ hěnhǎo, kěshì tài máng.

I am well, but too busy.

 

  • tooth

我牙疼。Wǒ yá téng.

I have a toothache.

 

  • torch火炬 huǒjù

看奥运火炬!Kàn àoyùn huǒjù!

Look at the Olympic torch!

 

  • train huǒchē
  1. 车到了。Huǒchē dào le.

The train has arrived.

  1. 车进站了。Huǒchē jìn zhàn le.

The train has entered the station.

  1. 你可以坐火车去。Nǐ kěyǐ zuò huǒchē qù.

You may take the train to go there.

 

  • to translate fānyì

请翻译这句话。Qǐng fānyì zhèjù huà.

Please translate this sentence.

 

  • to travel旅行 lǚxíng

我想去西部旅行。Wǒ xiǎng qù xībù lǚxíng.

I’d like to travel in the west.

 

  • tree shù

我去坐在树下。Wǒ qù zuò zài shùxia.

I am going to sit under the tree.

 

  • to turn off, to close guān

请关灯。Qǐng guāndēng.

Please turn off the light.

 

 

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  • to understand
  1. dǒng

这个故事你懂吗?Zhège gùshi nǐ dǒng ma?

Do you understand this story?

  1. 了解 liǎojiě

我不了解这件事。Wǒ bù liǎojiě zhèjiàn shì.

I don’t understand this matter.

 

  • to useyòng
  1. 现在大家都用信用卡。Xiànzài dàjiā dōu yòng xìnyòngkǎ.

Everyone uses a credit card now.

  1. 我用词典学汉语。Wǒ yòng cídiǎn xué hànyǔ.

I use the dictionary to study Chinese.

 

  • to get used to习惯 xíguàn
  1. 现在习惯吃西餐了。Wǒ xiànzài xíguàn le chī xīcān le.

I am used to eating western food now.

  1. 中国的服务员不习惯收小费。Zhōngguó de fúwùyuán bù xíguàn shōu xiǎofèi.

Chinese service people are not used to receiving tips.

 

 

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  • vacuum cleaner吸尘器 xī chén qì

一些人以为我是卖吸尘器的 yīxiē rén yǐwéi wǒ shì mài xīchénqì de

Some people thought I was selling vacuum cleaners.

  • very
  1. hěn
  2. 密西西比河很长。Mìxīxībǐhé hěn cháng.

The Mississippi River is very long.

  1. 观众很高兴。Guānzhòng hěn gāoxìng.

The audience is very happy.

  1. 生日蛋糕很漂亮。Shēngrì dàngāo hěn piaòliang.

The birthday cake is very beautiful.

  1. 我要买很多东西。Wǒ yào mǎi hěnduō dōngxi.

I want to buy a lot of things.

  1. 我有很多事要做。Wǒ yǒu hěnduō shì yào zuò.

I have many things to do.

  1. tài

汉语语法不太难。Hànyǔ yǔfǎ bú tài nán.

Chinese grammar is not very difficult.

 

  • to visit cānguān

我参观了博物馆。Wǒ cānguān le bówùguàn.

I visited the museum.

 

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  • to wait děng

我等了很久。Wǒ děng le hěn jiǔ.

I waited for a long time.

 

  • to walk zǒu
  1. 她走路去上班。Tā zǒulù qù shàngbān.

She walks to work.

  1. 们出去走走吧。Wǒmen chūqù zǒuzou ba.

Let’s go out to take a walk.

 

 

  • to take a walk散步 sànbù

他吃饭后常常散步。Tā chīfàn hòu chángcháng sànbù.

He often takes a walk after meals.

 

  • to want
  1. yào
  2. 们都要咖啡。Tāmen dōu yào kāfēi.

They all want coffee.

  1. 爸爸要冰。Bàba yào bīng.

Dad wants ice.

  1. 王先生要买什么?Wáng xiānsheng yào mǎi shénme?

What does Mr. Wang want to buy?

  1. 他要计算一下他的收入。Tā yào jìsuàn yíxià tā de shǒurù.

He wants to calculate his income.

  1. 你要喝什么?Nǐ yào hē shénme?

What do you want to drink?

  1. 我要看今天的报纸。Wǒ yào kàn jīntiān de bào zhǐ.

I want to read today’s newspaper.

  1. xiǎng

我想当律师。Wǒ xiǎng dāng lǜshī.

I want to be a lawyer.

 

  • warm暖和 nuǎnhuo

今天很暖和。Jīntiān hěn nuǎnhuo.

It’s warm today.

 

  • to wash

请把车洗一洗。Qǐng bǎ chē xǐyixǐ.

Please wash the car.

 

  • watch biǎo

你的表有一点儿快。Nǐ de biǎo yǒu yīdiǎněr kuài.

Your watch is a little bit fast.

 

  • to watch kàn
  1. 我喜欢看奥运会。Wǒ xǐhuān kàn àoyùnhuì.

I like to watch the Olympic games.

  1. 看比赛!Kàn bǐsài!

Watch the game!

 

  • we wǒmen
  1. 们喝了三瓶啤酒。Wǒmen hē le sānpíng píjiǔ.

We drank three bottles of beer.

  1. 们吃完饭爸爸就付款。Wǒmén chīwán fàn bàba jiù fùkuǎn.

Dad will pay the bill after we finish eating.

  1. 感恩节我们吃火鸡。Gǎnēnjié wǒmén chī huǒjī.

We eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

 

  • to wear穿 chuān
  1. 孩子喜欢穿新衣。Háizi xǐhuān chuān xīnyī.

Children like to wear new clothes.

  1. 他穿了一件黑衣服。Tā chuānle yī jiàn hēi yīfu.

He wore one piece of black clothing.

  1. 夏天我穿白衬衫。Xiàtiān wǒ chuān bái chènshān.

I wear white shirts in the summer.

 

  • weather天气 tiānqì

今天天气很好。Jīntiān tiānqì hěnhǎo.

The weather is good today.

 

  • week 星期 xīngqī

一个星期有几天?Yí gè xīngqī yǒu jǐ tiān?

How many days are there in a week?

 

  • well hǎo
  1. 妈妈做饭做得真好。Māma zuòfàn zuò de zhēnhǎo.

Mom cooks very well.

  1. 我很好,可是太忙。Wǒ hěnhǎo, kěshì tài máng.

I am well, but too busy.

  1. 哥哥学习很好。Gēge xuéxí hěnhǎo.

The older brother studies well.

  1. 她跳舞跳得很好。Tā tiàowǔ tiào de hěnhao.

She dances very well.

 

  • western 西方 xīfāng
  1. 我喜欢西方音乐。Wǒ xǐhuān xīfāng yīnyuè.

I like western music.

  1. 现在习惯吃西餐了。Wǒ xiànzài xíguàn le chī xīcān le.

I am used to eating western food now.

 

  • western food 西餐 xīcān

西餐很方便。Xīcān hěn fāngbiàn.

Western food is very convenient.

 

  • what 什么 shénme
  1. 今天我们做什么?Jīntiān wǒmen zuò shénme?

What are we doing today?

  1. 饭我们吃什么?Wǎnfàn wǒmen chī shénme?

What will we have for dinner?

  1. 你要喝什么?Nǐ yào hē shénme?

What do you want to drink?

  1. 你的圣诞礼物是什么?Nǐ de shèngdàn lǐwù shì shénme?

What is your Christmas gift?

  1. 你的专业是什么?Nǐ de zhuānyè shì shénme?

What is your major?

 

  • where 哪儿 nǎr
  1. 你住在哪儿?Nǐ zhù zài nǎr?

Where do you live?

  1. 办公室在哪儿?Bàngōngshì zài nǎr?

Where is the office?

 

  • white bái

夏天我穿白衬衫。Xiàtiān wǒ chuān bái chènshān.

I wear white shirts in the summer.

 

  • why 为什么 wèishénme

为什么不学开车?Nǐ wèishénme bùxué kāichē?

Why don’t you learn to drive?

 

  • wine jiǔ

我只喝葡萄酒。Wǒ zhǐ hē pútaojiǔ.

I only drink grape wine.

 

  • winter冬天 dōngtiān
  1. 这儿冬天有雪吗?Zhèr dōngtiān yǒu xuě ma?

Is there snow in winter here?

  1. 这儿冬天很冷。Zhèr dōngtiān hěn lěng.

Winter here is cold.

 

  • to work工作 gōngzuò
  1. 我高高兴兴地工作。Wǒ gāogāoxìngxìng de gōngzuò.

I work happily.

  1. 工作让我很高兴。Gōngzuò ràng wǒ hěn gāoxìng.

Working makes me happy.

说她工作得很晚。Tīngshūo tā gōngzuò de hěn wǎn.

  1. I hear she works very late.
  2. 你得谢谢他帮助你找工作。Nǐ děi xièxie tā bāngzhù nǐ zhǎo gōngzuò.

You must thank him for helping you find work.

 

  • to write xiě
  1. 这个字不难写。Zhè ge zì bù nán xiě.

This character is not difficult to write.

  1. 我不会写汉字。Wǒ búhuì xiě hànzì.

I can not write Chinese characters.

  1. 这支笔好写。Zhè zhī bǐ hǎoxiě.

This pen is good to write with.

 

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  • year nián
  1. 十年以前我去了法国。Shínián yǐqián wǒ qùle fǎguó.

I went to France ten years ago.

  1. 去年我毕业了。Qùnián wǒ bīyè le.

I graduated last year.

  1. 一月一号是新年。Yīyuè yīhào shì xīnnián.

January the first is New Year’s Day.

  1. 一年有十二个月。Yì nián yǒu shíèr gè yuè.

There are twelve months in a year.

 

  • yellow huáng

秋天草黄了。Qiūtiān cǎo huáng le.

Grass turns yellow in the fall.

 

  • yesterday昨天 zuótiān

昨天下了大雨。Zuótiān xiàle dàyǔ.

Yesterday it rained heavily.

 

  • young xiǎo

我女儿还很小。Wǒ nǚér hái hěn xiǎo.

My daughter is still young.

 

  • younger brother弟弟 dìdi
  1. 弟弟喜欢游泳。Dìdi xǐhuān yóuyǒng.

The younger brother likes to swim.

  1. 哥哥和弟弟都学汉语。Gēge hé dìdi dōu xué hànyǔ.

My older and younger brothers both study Chinese.

  1. 我弟弟喜欢玩电脑。Wǒ dìdi xǐhuān wán diànnǎo.

My younger brother likes to play on the computer.

 

  • younger sister妹妹 mèimei
  1. 我妹妹比我小三岁。Wǒ mèimei bǐ wǒ xiǎo sān suì.

My younger sister is three years younger than I.

  1. 我没有妹妹。Wǒ méiyǒu mèimei.

I don’t have a younger sister.

 

 

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