Chinese Pinyin English
Activities
做饭 zuò fàn to cook
吃饭 chī fàn to eat/have a meal
看电视 kàn diànshì to watch television
跑步 pǎobù to run, to jog
踢(足球) tī (zúqiú) to play (football)
足球 zúqiú football
看电影 kàn diànyǐng see a film
运动 yùndòng to exercise; sport
用电脑 yòng diànnǎo to use the computer
上网 shàng wǎng surf the net
比赛 bǐsài to compete; competition
打乒乓球 dǎ pīngpāngqiú to play ping pong
打网球 dǎ wǎngqiú to play tennis
游泳 yóuyǒng to swim
打篮球 dǎ lánqiú to play basketball
骑马 qí mǎ to ride a horse
     Adjectives
big
好喝 hǎohē delicious/good to drink
好吃 hǎochī delicious/good to eat
好玩 hǎowán fun
hǎo good
xīn new
xiǎo small
有意思 yǒu yìsi interesting
lǎo old
美丽 / 漂亮 měilì/piàoliang beautiful
无聊 wúliáo boring
便宜 piányi cheap
聪明 cōngmíng clever
guì expensive
pàng fat
高兴 gāoxìng happy
悲伤 bēishāng sad
ǎi short
gāo tall
shòu thin
lèi tired
zài to be in/located in
bù/bú no; not
hěn very
非常 fēicháng very
gēn with
also
and
比较 bǐjiào quite
但是 dànshì but
shǒu hand
胳膊 gēbo arm
耳朵 ěrduo ear
眼睛 yǎnjīng eyes
jiǎo foot
tuǐ leg
嘴巴 zuǐba mouth
鼻子 bízi nose
中国 Zhōngguó China
北京 Běijīng Beijing
长城 Cháng Chéng The Great Wall
汉语 Hànyǔ Chinese
中文 Zhōngwén Chinese
美国 Měiguó America
英国 Yīngguó Britain
法国 Fǎguó France
上海 Shànghǎi Shanghai
英语 Yīngyǔ English
香港 Xiāng Gǎng Hong Kong
伦敦 Lúndūn London
故宫 Gùgōng The Forbidden City
天安门 Tiānānmén Tiananmen Square
黄河 Huáng Hé Yellow River
美国人 Měiguórén American person
中国人 Zhōngguórén Chinese person
英国人 Yīngguórén English person
法国人 Fǎguórén French person
帽子 màozi hat
毛衣 máoyī jumper
夹克 jiákè jacket
衬衫 chènshān shirt
鞋子 xiézi shoes
裙子 qúnzi skirt
T 恤衫 tìxùshān T shirt
袜子 wàzi socks
裤子 kùzi trousers
衣服 yīfu clothing
hēi black
lán blue
绿 green
hóng red
bái white
huáng yellow
上面 shàngmian above/on
后面 hòumian behind
下面 xiàmian below/under
前面 qiánmian in front (of)
左边 zuǒbian left
右边 yòubian right
牛肉 niúròu beef
鸡肉 jīròu chicken meat
汽水 qìshuǐ fizzy drink
牛奶 niúnǎi milk
shuǐ water
汉堡包 hànbǎobāo hamburger
早饭 zǎofàn breakfast
dāo knife
面包 miànbāo bread
鸡蛋 jīdàn chicken egg
咖啡 kāfēi coffee
可乐 kělè Coke
面条 miàntiáo noodles
(米)饭 (mǐ)fàn rice
chá tea
午饭 wǔfàn lunch
晚饭 wǎnfàn dinner
薯条 shǔtiáo chips
巧克力 qiǎokèlì chocolate
苹果汁 píngguǒzhī apple juice
橙汁 chéngzhī orange juice
筷子 kuàizi chopsticks
  chāzi fork
勺子 sháozi spoon
饺子 jiǎozi dumplings
荔枝 lìzhī lychee
菜单 càidān menu
餐馆 cānguǎn restaurant
xián salty
spicy
tián sweet
春卷 chūnjuǎn spring rolls
服务员 fúwùyuán waiter
蛋糕 dàngāo cake

Greetings and Introduction

你好 nǐ hǎo hello
再见 zàijiàn goodbye
谢谢 xièxie thank you
你好吗? Nǐ hǎo ma? How are you?
我很好 Wǒ hěn hǎo. I am well.
你叫什么? Nǐ jiǎo shénme? What are you called?
我叫… Wǒ jiào…. I am called…
你几岁? Nǐ jǐ suì? How old are you?
我…岁 Wǒ ….suì. I am …. years old.
你住在哪里? Nǐ zhù zài nǎlǐ? Where do you live?
我住在… Wǒ zhù zài… I live in…
你是谁? Nǐ shì shéi? Who are you?
我是… Wǒ shì… I am…

Holidays and special occasions

假期 jiàqī holiday
hǎi the sea
饭店 fàndiàn hotel/restaurant
海滩 hǎitān beach
生日 shēngrì birthday
卡片 kǎpiàn card
聚会 jùhuì party
礼物 lǐwù present

Home and Family

妈妈 māma mum
爸爸 bàba dad
哥哥 gēge elder brother
姐姐 jiějie elder sister
弟弟 dìdi younger brother
妹妹 mèimei younger sister
jiā home
客厅 kètīng living room
沙发 shāfā sofa
浴室 yùshì bathroom/shower room
卧室 wòshì bedroom
厨房 chúfáng kitchen
chuáng bed
桌子 zhuōzi table/desk
椅子 yǐzi chair
手机 shǒujī mobile phone
朋友 péngyou friend
gǒu dog
动物 dòngwù animals
玩具 wánjù toy
东西 dōngxi thing

Numbers and Days

1
èr 2
sān 3
4
5
liù 6
7
8
jiǔ 9
shí 10
十一…九十九 shí yī … jiǔshíjiǔ 11…99
一百 yī bǎi 100
liǎng 2 (before a measure word)
diǎn o’clock
几点了? jǐ diǎn le What time is it?
几点钟? jǐ diǎn zhōng? What time is it?
星期 xīngqī week
星期几? xīngqī jǐ? What day of the week is it?
星期一 xīngqī yī Monday
星期二 xīngqī èr Tuesday
星期三 xīngqī sān Wednesday
星期四 xīngqī sì Thursday
星期五 xīngqī wǔ Friday
星期六 xīngqī liù Saturday
星期天 xīngqī tiān Sunday
星期日 xīngqī rì Sunday
tiān day/sky
yuè month/moon
几月? jǐ yuè? What month is it?
一月 yī yuè January
二月 èr yuè February
三月 sān yuè March
四月 sì yuè April
五月 wǔ yuè May
六月 liù yuè June
七月 qī yuè July
八月 bā yuè August
九月 jiǔ yuè September
十月 shí yuè October
十一月 shíyī yuè November
十二月 shí’èr yuè December
Yuán Yuan/Chinese currency
(measure word for things and people)
jiàn (measure word for clothing)
zhī (measure word for some animals)

Places

公园 gōngyuán park
商店 shāngdiàn shop
超市 chāoshì supermarket
邮局 yóujú post office
Pronoun
I; me
you
he; him
she; her
我们 wǒmen we; us
我的 wǒ de my
你的 nǐ de your
他的/她的 tā de his/hers
我们的 wǒmen de ours
你们的 nǐmen de your (plural)
他们的/她们的 tāmen de their (male/female)
这里 zhè lǐ here
那里 nà lǐ there
inside
that
zhè this
你们 nǐmen you (plural)
他们 / 她们 tāmen/tāmen they (m/f); them

Questions

ma question particle
jǐ? how many?
什么 shénme? what?
哪里/儿 nǎlǐ/ nǎr? where?
shéi? who?
多少 duōshǎo qián? how much?
哪个 nǎ gè? which?
怎么 zěnme? how?

Words related to school

bāo bag
shū book
上学 shàngxué go to school
lesson
pen
chǐ ruler
课本 kèběn textbook
学生 xuésheng student
老师 lǎoshī teacher
放学 fàngxué to finish school
作业 zuòyè homework
数学 shùxué maths
体育 tǐyù PE
科学 kēxué science
考试 kǎoshì test/to test
学校 xuéxiào school
书桌 shūzhuō desk
图片 túpiàn picture
白板 báibǎn whiteboard

Transport

汽车 qìchē car
火车 huǒchē train
飞机 fēijī plane
开车 kāi chē to drive
坐火车 zuò huǒchē to go by train
坐飞机 zuò fēijī to go by plane
chuán boat
坐船 zuò chuán to go by boat
骑车 qí chē to ride a bicycle
走路 zǒu lù to walk

Verbs

to go
yǒu have/has; there is/there are
没有 méiyǒu do not/does not have; there is not/are not
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
不喜欢 bù xǐhuan do not/does not like
yào to want
不要 bú yào do not/does not want
mǎi to buy
zuò to do/make
to drink
chī to eat
起床 qǐchuáng to get up
kàn to watch
穿 chuān to wear
shì to be
jiào to be called
睡觉 shuìjiào to sleep
zhù to live
yòng to use
huì to be able to/can
不会 bú huì to not be able to/can’t
shuō to speak
gěi to give
唱歌 chàng gē to sing
跳舞 tiào wǔ to dance
想要 xiǎng yào would like

Weather

fēng wind
lěng cold
hot
里边 lǐbian inside
rain
xuě snow
外边 wàibian outside
太阳 tàiyáng sun
天气 tiānqì weather

Additional Words

happy/ happiness
lucky/ good fortune
horse
female

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