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ai
(a sigh)
阿姨
āyí
mother's sister

bái
white
白饭
báifàn
plain rice
拜访
bàifăng
to visit
白宫
Báigōng
White House
百货商店
băihuò shāngdiàn
department store
白色
báisè
white color

bàn
half
半夜
bànyè
midnight

băo
to be full
报纸
bàozhǐ
newspaper
北京
Běijīng
the capital city of China

bĕn
[measure word for books, notebooks etc.]
便饭
biànfàn
a simple meal

biăo
watch
别客气
bié kèqi
don't be courteous
make yourself at home
冰箱
bīngxiāng
refridgerator
菠萝
bōluó
pineapple
不客气
bú kèqi
not being courteous
not at all
you are welcome
布里斯班
Bùlǐsībān
Brisbane
不用
búyòng
need not

cāi
to guess
菜单
càidān
menu
草莓
căoméi
strawberry
厕所
cèsuŏ
toilet
lavatory

chà
differ from

cháng
long

cháng
often
常常
chángchang
often
唱歌
chànggē
to sing
singing
炒饭
chăofàn
fried rice

chē
car
vehicle
车库
chēkù
garage
盛饭
chéngfàn
to serve rice
橙色
chéngsè
orange color
衬衫
chènshān
shirt
车子
chēzi
car
small vehicle

chī
to eat
迟到
chídào
to arrive late
吃饭
chīfàn
to have a meal
穿
chuān
to wear

chuàn
[measure word for a bunch or cluster]
穿起来
chuānqĭlai
to feel with the wearing
厨房
chúfáng
kitchen
出来
chūlai
to come out
春卷
chūnjuăn
spring rolls
春天
chūntiān
spring
出去
chūqu
to go out

cóng
to follow

cuò
wrong
incorrect

to play
to dial
大概
dàgài
probably

dài
bag
带去
dài qù
to take to
大家
dàjiā
everyone
蛋糕
dàngāo
cake
但是
dànshì
but
however

dào
to go to
to arrive
to
till
倒霉
dăoméi
to have bad luck
打扰
dărăo
to disturb
to trouble
大人
dàrén
adults

dĕng
to wait

diăn
hour
dot
电冰箱
diànbīngxiāng
refridgerator
点菜
diăncài
to order the food
对面
duìmian
opposite

duō
more
a lot
多热
duō rè
how hot?
多少
duōshăo
how much
how many
多云
duōyún
cloudy

fàng
to let off
to let go
to release
to put
饭馆
fànguăn
restaurant
放学
fàngxué
to finish classes
房子
fángzi
house
饭厅
fàntīng
dining room

féi
loose fitting (clothing)
fat
非常
fēicháng
extremely

fēn
[a unit of money] cent
minute

fèn
[measure word for newspapers and copies]

fēng
wind
风筝
fēngzhēng
kite
父亲
fùqin
father

gāi
should
改天
găitiān
some other day

gàn
to do
to work
刚好
gānghăo
just
happen to
告诉
gàosù
to tell
高兴
gāoxìng
happy

gĕi
to give

gèng
even more
功夫鞋
gōngfu xié
martial arts shoes
公斤
gōngjīn
kilogram
功课
gōngkè
school work
公寓
gōngyù
flats
units
工作
gōngzuò
work
to work

guā
to blow (wind)
刮风
guāfēng
windy
馆子
guănzi
restaurant

guì
expensive
dear
咕噜肉
gūlūròu
sweet and sour pork
过瘾
guòyĭn
to the heart's content
fully enjoyed
故事
gùshì
story

hái
also
still
还不错
hái búcuò
not bad
pretty good
还是
háishi
or
汉英字典
HànYīng zìdiăn
Chinese/English dictionary
汗衫
hànshān
undershirt
t-shirt

hào
date
number
好了
hăo le
that's enough
好看
hăokàn
good looking
号码
hàomă
number
好像
hăoxiàng
seem
be like

and
喝茶
hē chá
to have tea
黑色
hēisè
black color
合身
héshēn
well fitting (clothing)

hóng
red

hòu
after
back
behind
后面
hòumian
behind
后天
hòutiān
day after tomorrow

huài
broken down
bad
皇后
huánghòu
queen
黄金海岸
Huángjīn Hăi’àn
Gold Coast
黄色
huángsè
yellow color
欢迎
huānyíng
welcome
花园
huāyuán
garden

huì
will
can
be able to
回答
huídá
to answer
回家
huíjiā
to go home
回来
huílai
to return
to come back

season
几点钟
jĭ diăn zhōng
what time

jiān
[measure word for rooms]

jiàn
to see
to catch sight of

jiàn
[measure word for clothing and affairs]

jiăo
[formal 10 cent unit]

jiào
to call
to be called
教书
jiāoshū
to teach (at school)

jiē
to meet
to pick (someone) up

jiē
street
介绍
jièshào
to introduce
结账
jiézhàng
to settle accounts
季节
jìjié
seasons

jīn
[a unit of weight = 0.5 kilograms]
进来
jìnlai
to come in
进去
jìnqu
to go in
to enter
今天
jīntiān
today
几天
jĭ tiān
a few days

jiù
old (not living things)
worn
旧金山
Jiùjīnshān
San Francisco
桔子
júzi
orange
tangerine
咖啡色
kāfēisè
brown color

kàn
to look at
to see
to watch
to consider
看起来
kàn qĭlai
looks
看到
kàndào
to catch sight of
to see
看看
kànkan
to have a look

a quarter (of an hour)
客人
kèrén
guests
可是
kĕshì
but
however
客厅
kètīng
living room
可以
kĕyĭ
can
may

kòng
free time

kuài
nearly
fast
hurry

kuài
[monetary unit for dollars]
快乐
kuàilè
happy
裤子
kùzi
trousers
pants

la
(an exclamation)

lái
[to invited someone to do something]
to come

lán
blue

le
(completed action)
雷阵雨
léizhènyŭ
thunder shower

lěng
cold

plum
凉快
liángkuài
cool and pleasant
凉爽
liángshuăng
cool and pleasant
连衣裙
liányīqún
woman's dress
里面
lĭmian
inside

líng
zero

líng
(telephone ringing sound)
另外
lìngwài
in addition
besides

liú
to leave (a note)
to keep
荔枝
lìzhī
lychee
渌色
lùsè
green color
录像带
lùxiàngdài
video
videotape

ma
[word ending used to indicate an obvious situation]

măi
to buy

mài
to sell

màn
slow
慢走
màn zŏu
walk slowly
take care going home

máo
[monetary unit] ten cents
毛衣
máoyī
sweater
帽子
màozi
hat
cap
麻婆豆腐
mápó dòufu
hot and spicy beancurd dish
马上
măshàng
right away

měi
every
没问题
méi wèntí
no problems
门口
ménkŏu
doorway
棉袄
mián'ăo
cotton padded coat
明天
míngtiān
tomorrow
谜语
míyŭ
riddle
墨尔本
Mòĕrbĕn
Melbourne
母亲
mŭqin
mother

which
what

that
then
那天
nàtiān
that day
那位
nă wèi
which one (person)
那么
nàme
then
那么多
nàme duō
so many
that many
哪儿
năr
where

niàn
to read

nín
you (polite form)
牛排
niúpái
steak
纽约
Niǔyuē
New York
暖和
nuănhuo
warm

ō
oh

ò
(an exclamation to indicate understanding)

pán
[a measure word]
plate
旁边
pángbian
the side

pèi
to match
朋友
péngyou
friend

piān
[measure word for short writings]
便宜
piányí
cheap
漂亮
piàoliàng
pretty
平常
píngcháng
usually
苹果
píngguŏ
apple
皮鞋
píxié
leather shoes
葡萄
pútao
grapes

broken
torn

qiăn
light (color)
shallow

qián
money
前面
qiánmian
front
起床
qĭchuáng
to get up
to get out of bed

qĭng
to invite
please
请进
qĭngjìn
come in please
晴天
qíngtiān
sunny day
fine day
旗袍
qípáo
traditional Chinese dress
秋天
qiūtiān
autumn
气温
qìwēn
temperature

to go
裙子
qúnzi
skirt
dress

hot

day
sun
日常
rìcháng
day to day
daily
日记
rìjì
diary
沙发
shāfā
sofa

shàng
on top of
up
to go to
上班
shàngbān
to go to work
上面
shàngmian
above
on top of
上午
shàngwǔ
morning
上学
shàngxué
to go to school

shēn
dark
deep

shēng
to be born
give birth to
pupil
生活
shēnghuó
life
生气
shēngqì
to get angry
摄氏
shèshì
centigrade

shī
poem
市场
shìchăng
market
时候
shíhou
time
moment
时间
shíjiān
(concept of) time
时髦
shímáo
fashionable
fashion
狮子头
shīzitóu
meatballs cooked with Chinese cabbage

shòu
tight fitting (clothing)
thin

shŏu
[measure word for poems]

shuāng
[measure word for pairs]
双胞胎
shuāngbāotāi
twins
书店
shūdiàn
bookshop
书房
shūfáng
study
舒服
shūfu
comfortable

shuì
to sleep
水床
shuĭchuáng
water bed
水果
shuĭguŏ
fruit
睡觉
shuìjiào
to sleep

shuō
to say
说话
shuōhuà
to speak
叔叔
shūshu
father's younger brother

death
deathly
to die

sòng
to deliver
to send
送去
sòng qù
to send to
送来
sòng lái
to deliver here

suān
sour
酸辣汤
suānlàtāng
hot and sour soup
随便坐
suíbiàn zuò
sit anywhere
所以
suŏyĭ
therefore

tài
too (exceedingly)
太极拳
tàijíquán
taichi
太太
tàitai
Mrs.
wife

tán
to talk
to chat

tāng
soup
谈话
tánhuà
to have conversation
to talk
to chat

tào
set
suit
[measure word for clothing or furniture]
讨厌
tăoyàn
disgusting

tián
sweet

tiān
to add
天哪
tiān na
Good heavens!
天气
tiānqì
weather

tiáo
[measure word for trousers, rivers, belts, ropes etc.]
跳舞
tiàowǔ
to dance

tīng
to listen
to hear

tĭng
very

tíng
to stop

tóng
same
together
同学
tóngxué
schoolmate
外面
wàimian
outside
外套
wàitào
coat

wăn
late

wăn
[a measure word]
bowl
晚饭
wănfàn
dinner

wáng
king
玩儿
wánr
to play
to have fun
晚上
wănshang
evening
night

wèi
hello (on the telephone)
hey
味精
wèijīng
monosodium glutamate
为什么
wèishénme
why

wèn
to ask
我就是
wŏ jiù shì
it's me (on the telephone)
卧室
wòshì
bedroom
午饭
wŭfàn
lunch
午后
wŭhòu
afternoon
下面
xiàmian
under
below

xiăng
to feel like
to think
香蕉
xiāngjiāo
banana
先生
xiānsheng
Mr.
husband
现在
xiànzài
now
at present
小弟弟
xiăo dìdi
little boy
小妹妹
xiăo mèimei
little girl
笑话
xiàohuà
a joke
小姐
xiăojie
miss
young lady
小人儿书
xiăorénrshū
children's book
小时
xiăoshí
hour (time duration)
下棋
xiàqí
to play chess
夏天
xiàtiān
summer
下午
xiàwŭ
afternoon
下雪
xiàxuě
to snow
下雨
xiàyŭ
to rain

xiĕ
to write

xié
shoes
写下来
xiĕ xiàlai
to write down

xīn
new

xīn
heart
mind

xíng
all right
OK
星期
xīngqī
week
悉尼
Xīní
Sydney
修理
xiūlĭ
to repair
to fix
洗衣房
xĭyīfang
laundry
洗衣机
xĭyījī
washing machine
西装
xīzhuāng
Western style attire
suit
阳台
yángtái
balcony
veranda

yào
to be going to
to want
邀请
yāoqĭng
to invite

also
一点儿都不
yīdiănr dōu bù
not at all
衣服
yīfu
clothes
clothing
一共
yīgòng
all together
一会儿
yìhuĭr
a little while
已经
yĭjīng
already
饮茶
yĭnchá
yumcha (Cantonese meal of small snacks and tea)
银行
yínháng
bank
阴天
yīntiān
cloudy day
因为
yīnwèi
because
音乐
yīnyuè
music
一起
yìqĭ
together
医生
yīshēng
doctor
艺术
yìshù
arts
意思
yìsi
meaning
以为
yĭwéi
thought (mistakenly)
一下
yíxià
a short while
一些
yìxiē
a number of
some
医院
yīyuàn
hospital

yòu
again
右边
yòubian
right
游览
yóulăn
to go sight seeing
有时
yŏushí
sometimes
有时候
yŏushíhou
sometimes
游泳池
yóuyŏng chí
swimming pool
尤其
yóuqí
especially

yuán
[formal monetary unit for dollars]
预报
yùbào
forecast

yuè
month
moon
浴室
yùshì
bathroom
shower room

zài
[indicates an action in progress]
at
in
on

zài
again

zăo
early
早饭
zăofàn
breafast
糟糕
zāogāo
oh no
how terrible
早上
zăoshang
(early) morning
杂志
zázhì
magazine
怎么
zĕnme
how
怎么回事
zĕnme huí shì
What happened?
What's the matter?
怎么样
zĕnmeyàng
how about
what about

zhăo
to look for
to give change
招待
zhāodài
to receive
reception
找到了
zhăodào le
found
着急
zháojí
to worry
找找
zhăozhăo
to have a look for
这些
zhèxiē
these

zhī
[measure word for shoes, socks, and small animals]
只有
zhǐyŏu
only
中国城
Zhōngguó chéng
China Town
中午
zhōngwŭ
midday
noon
中学
zhōngxué
middle school

zhù
to wish

zhù
to live

character
word

purple
字典
zìdiăn
dictionary
自己
zìjĭ
self
自己来
zìjĭ lái
to help oneself

zŏu
to leave
to go
左右
zuŏyòu
around

zuì
the most
最低
zuìdī
lowest
最高
zuìgāo
highest
最好
zuìhăo
best
最后
zuìhòu
last

zuò
to do
to make
to cook

zuò
to sit
左边
zuŏbian
left
做客
zuòkè
to be a guest
昨天
zuótiān
yesterday