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先生
mister
xiān sheng
请座
Please, sit down
Qǐng zuò
咖啡
Coffee
kāfēi
那么
So; In that case
nàme
中国
China; Chinese
zhōngguó
行不行?
Is that okay or not?
Xíng bu xíng?
那么,中国茶行不行?
Would chinese tea be alright then?
Nàme, Zhōngguó chá xíng bu xíng?
drink
tea
chá
喜欢
to like
xǐhuān
你喜欢不喜欢喝咖啡?
Would you like coffee?
n/a
他很不喜欢她
He *really* doesn't like her
n/a
那么咖啡行不行?
In that case, will coffee do?
n/a
我很喜欢你
I like you very much
n/a
他也不喜欢我
He doesn't like me either
n/a
介绍
introduce
jièshào
爱人
husband or wife
àirén
太太
Mrs.
tàitài
认识
recognize, to know
rènshí
高兴
happy
gāoxìng
桔子汁
orange juice
júzizhī
give
gěi
this
zhè
is, was, to be
shì
you (polite form)
nín
really
zhēn
alcoholic drink, wine, liquor
jiǔ
auxillary, used to suggest
ba
auxillary, used to include someone in a question (and you? ni ne?)
ne
can, be able to
huì
cup
bēi
1
2
èr
3
sān
4
5
6
liù
7
8
9
jiǔ
10
shí
香焦
banana
xiāng jiāo
奶酪
cheese
nǎi lào
草莓
strawberry
cǎo méi
葡萄
grape
pú tao
boat
chuán
回到
return to
huí dào
大声
loudly / loud
dà shēng
(subor. part. adverbial) / -ly
de
to cry / to weep
to rise / to raise / to get up
好半天
most of the day
hǎo bàn tiān
to stop / to halt
tíng
大概
roughly / approximate / about
dà gài
怪物
monster / freak
guài wu
shameful / ugly / disgraceful
chǒu
眼泪
tear (as in crying)
yǎn lèi
伤心
grieve
shāng xīn
从此
thereupon / henceforth
cóng cǐ
以后
after / later / afterwards / following
yǐ hòu
again / once more
zài
出现
to appear / to arise / to emerge
chū xiàn
渐渐
gradually
jiàn jiàn
to forget / to overlook / to neglect
wàng
夏天
summer
xià tiān
year
nián
太阳
sun
tài yáng
fire
huǒ
已经
already
yǐ jīng
好久
quite a while
hǎo jiǔ
土地
land / territory
tǔ dì
一块
piece
yī kuài
to work / to do / to manage
gàn
to wish / to want / to miss
xiǎng
我给你喝
I'll drink it for you
wǒ gěi nǐ hē
我给你介绍他
I'll introduce him to you
wǒ gěi nǐ jièshào tā
一下
Used to soften the abruptness of a sentence
yíxià
我给你介绍一下他
I'll introduce him to you (polite)
wǒ gěi nǐ jièshào yíxià tā
认识您, 我真高兴
I'm very happy to know you
rènshí nín, wǒ zhēn gāoxìng
"volume" - Measure word for printed matter (books, magazines, etc...)
běn
"sheet" - Measure word for rectangular objecst (paper, tables, beds, etc...)
zhāng
他会来
He will come
tā huì lái
他不会喝酒
He doesn't drink alcohol
n/a
从此以后他再也吃
After that, he eats again
cóng cǐ yǐ hòu tā zài yě chī
渐渐大家都忘了他
Gradually, everyone forgot about him
jiàn jiàn de dà jiā dōu wàng le tā
大家想起了他
Everyone missed him
dà jiā xiǎng qǐ le tā
rabbit
fierce / very
hěn
只要
if only / so long as
zhǐ yào
只要他一哭, ...
As long as he cries, ...
zhǐ yào tā yī kū
对呀!
Right!
duì ya!
来到
to come / to arrive
lái dào
你出来
Come out!
nǐ chūlai!
listen / hear
tīng
以为
consider (that) / believe
yǐ wéi
to try to find / to look for
zhǎo
他高兴地出来了
He happily came out
tā gāoxìng de chū lái le
To scold, curse, swear
一下子
in a short while / all at once / all of a sudden
yí xià zi
赶快
at once / immediately
gǎn kuài
回家
homeward
huí jiā
to return; to go back
huí
to go / to leave
你想去我那儿吃?
Do you want to eat at my place?
nǐ xiǎng qù wǒ nàr chī?
那么桔子汁好吧?
How about orange juice then?
nàme júzizhī hǎo ba?
我很喜欢喝酒
I adore drinking
wǒ hěn xǐhuan hē jiǔ
葡萄酒
wine
pú táo jiǔ
他认识她吗?
Does he know her?
tā rènshi tā ma?
我爱人吸烟,我很不高兴
When my wife smokes I get very upset.
wǒ àiren xī yān, wǒ hěn bù gāoxìng
英语
English
yīng yǔ
还是
or (question)
hái shì
fast / quick
kuài
男孩儿几岁?
How old is your son?
Nánháir jǐ suì?
我二十九岁
I'm 29 years old
wǒ èrshíjiǔ suì
结婚
To marry, to get married
jié hūn
你结婚了吗?
Are you married
nǐ jié hūn le ma?
对象
boyfriend / girlfriend
(lit. facing image)
duì xiàng
--是什么意思?
What does -- mean?
-- shì shénme yìsi?
朋友
friend
péng you
男朋友
boyfriend
nán péngyou
A是B的意思
A means B
A shì B de yìsi
她也在中国吗?
Is she in China too?
Tā yě zài Zhōngguó ma?
那汰好了!
That would be great!
Nà tài hǎo le!
too
tài
明天
tomorrow
míngtiān
晚上
evening / in the evening
wǎnshang
晚饭
dinner
wǎnfàn
午饭
lunch
wǔfàn
那汰谢谢你们了!
Thank you very much!
Nà tài xièxie nǐmen la!
几点钟去呢?
What time should we go?
Jǐ diǎn zhōng qù ne?
怎么样
How about it
zěnmeyàng
六点怎么样?
How would 6 o'clock suit you?
Liù diǎn zěnmeyàng?
行就六点吧
Fine, 6 o'clock then.
Xíng, jiù liù diǎn ba.
Then (as in a suggestion)
jiù
我们俩
Both of us
wǒmen liǎ
How many?
(usually when expecting less than ten)
多少
How much, how many?
duōshao
few; little
shǎo
(question word used to soften a question)
ne
你结婚了没有?
Are you married?
Nǐ jiéhūn le méi yǒu?
你结婚没结婚?
Are you married?
Nǐ jiéhūn méi jiéhūn?
我没有结婚
I'm not married
Wǒ méi yǒu jié hūn
我没结婚
I'm not married
Wǒ méi jié hūn
音乐
music
yīn yuè
歌手名
artist name
(lit. singer name)
gēshǒu míng
专辑名
album name
zhuān jí míng
说唱
rap
shuōchàng
song
歌词
song lyrics
gē cí
我的杯子
My cup
wǒ de bēizi
我朋友
My friend
wǒ péngyou
他妈妈
His mom
tā māma
Adverb placement
Generally precede the verb
e.g. - 我很喜欢她
Adverbial phrases of time: placement
Precede the verb.
Can also precede the subject/topic for emphasis
e.g. - 请你们明天来
e.g. - 明天我不来
Rules for 'le' (indicated action just completed)
- Use le after verb in positive
- Can use "mei you" to form negative (witout le).
- Can also use "mei you [verb]" or "mei [verb]" in negative
- Can use "ma" or "mei you" after le for question
- Or can use "[verb] mei [verb]" without le for question
Question word positioning
Appear in the sentence in the same place that the word that replaces them in the answer
Verb-Object constructions
Chinese like to add a "fill in" object to the verb when saying something like "He likes to eat" or "He is going to read", and there isn't already an object there.

"le" test - The difference between these constructions and a compound verb is that "le" can be inserted between the verb & object.
e.g. - 他喜欢吃饭 for "he likes to eat"
吃饭
To eat a meal
(lit. to eat cooked rice)
chī fàn
读书
To study
(lit. to read books)
dú shū
画画儿
To draw/paint
(lit. to draw drawings, to paint paintings)
huà huàr
教书
To teach
(lit. to teach books)
jiāo shū
开车
To drive
(lit. to drive a car)
kāi chē
看书
To read
(lit. to read books)
kàn shū
录音
To record (also n. recording)
(lit. to record sound)
lù yīn
请客
To invite to dinner
(lit. to invite guest)
qǐng kè
睡觉
To go to bed, to sleep
(lit. to sleep sleep)
shuì jiào
说话
To speak, talk
(lit. to speak speech)
shuō huà
谈话
To chat (also n. conversation)
(lit. to chat speech)
tán huà
吸烟
To smoke
(lit. to smoke tobacco/cigarrettes)
xī yān
走路
To walk
(lit. to walk road)
zǒu lù
坐车
To go (by some form of transport)
(lit. to sit car)
zuò chē
Minute (as in time)
fēn
四点十五分
4:15
sì diǎn shíwǔ fēn
四点一刻
4:15
sì diǎn yí kè
四点半
4:30
sì diǎn bàn
四点三刻
4:45
sì diǎn sān kè
差十分四点
3:50
chà sì fēn shí diǎn
only
(e.g. - I'm only 20 years old!)
cái
我才十五岁
I'm only 15 years old
Wǒ cái shíwǔ suì
因为
because
yīnwèi
她很不高兴因为我吸烟
She is very upset because I smoke
Tā hěn bù gāoxìng yīnwèi wǒ xīyān
measure word for long, thin things (strip, ribbon, etc...)
tiáo
绿
green
江苏
Jiangsu province
Jiāngsū
province
shěng
如皋
Rugao city, of Jiangsu province
Rúgāo
market / city
shì
苏州
Suzhou city in the province of Jiangsu
Sūzhōu
杭州
Hangzhou city, capital of Zhejiang province
Hángzhōu
浙江省
Zhejiang province
Zhèjiāng Shěng
上海
Shanghai
Shànghǎi
绍兴
City in northeastern Zhejiang province
Shàoxīng