HSK 4 Word List

HSK 4 contains 600 words. Click on the word you want to explore. Each word page contains an associated picture, native audio, the English definition, Simplified and Traditional characters, pinyin, classifiers (measure words) when applicable, a link to all the words the characters will form in other HSK levels, stoke order pictures, character components and sample sentences.

DEAR READER:  The Vocabulary Chart below contains links to the completed Vocabulary pages.  The remaining pages of HSK 4 are still Under Construction.  Completed pages will be released weekly. 
If you accidentally navigate to a Vocabulary page that is not complete, you will see UNDER CONSTRUCTION at the top of the page.
Audio for all the words is available below.  Completed Vocabulary pages also contain audio for individual words.  Once all vocabulary pages have been completed, single audio for each word will be added to this page.

Audio for All Words & Help

SIMPLIFIED

PINYIN

TRADITIONAL

ENGLISH & CLASSIFIERS

爱情

ài qíng

愛情

romance; love (romantic); CL: |(gè)

安排

ān pái

安排

to arrange; to plan; to set up

安全

ān quán

安全

safe; secure; safety; security

按时

àn shí

按時

on time; before deadline; on schedule

按照

àn zhào

按照

according to; in accordance with; in the light of; on the basis of

百分之

bǎi fēn zhī 

百分之

percent

bàng

a stick; club or cudgel; smart; capable; strong; wonderful; classifier for legs of a relay race

bào

to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug or embrace; surround; cherish

保护

bǎo hù

保護

to protect; to defend; to safeguard; protection; CL: |(zhǒng)

报名

bào míng

報名

to sign up; to enter one's name; to apply; to register; to enroll; to enlist

抱歉

bào qiàn

抱歉

sorry; We apologize!; to feel apologetic; to regret

保证

bǎo zhèng

保證

guarantee; to guarantee; to ensure; to safeguard; to pledge; |

包子

bāo zi

包子

steamed stuffed bun; CL: |(gè)

bèi

(two, three, etc.) -fold; times (multiplier); double; to increase or multiply

bèn

stupid; foolish; silly; slow-witted; clumsy

本来

běn lái

本來

original; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course

比如

bǐ rú

比如

for example; for instance; such as

毕业

bì yè

畢業

to graduate; graduation; to finish school

biàn

a time; everywhere; turn; all over; one time

表格

biǎo gé

表格

form; table; CL: (zhāng), (fèn)

表示

biǎo shì

表示

to express; to show; to say; to state; to indicate; to mean

表演

biǎo yǎn

表演

play; show; performance; exhibition; to perform; to act; to demonstrate; CL: (chǎng)

表扬

biǎo yáng

表揚

to praise; to commend

标准

biāo zhǔn

標準

(an official) standard; norm; criterion; CL: |(gè)

饼干

bǐng gān

餅乾

biscuit; cracker; cookie; CL: (piàn), (kuài)

并且

bìng qiě

並且

moreover; furthermore; in addition; besides; and

博士

bó shì

博士

doctor; court academician (in feudal China); Ph.D.

不得不

bù dé bù

不得不

have no choice or option but to; cannot but; have to; can't help it; can't avoid

部分

bù fen

部分

part; share; section; piece; CL: |(gè)

不管

bù guǎn

不管

no matter (what, how); regardless of; no matter

不过

bú guò

不過

only; merely; no more than; but; however; anyway (to get back to a previous topic)

不仅

bù jǐn

不僅

not only (this one); not just (...) but also

to wipe; to erase; rubbing (brush stroke in painting); to clean; to polish

cāi

to guess

材料

cái liào

材料

material; data; makings; stuff; CL: |(gè), |(zhǒng)

参观

cān guān

參觀

to look around; to inspect; visit and observe

餐厅

cān tīng

餐廳

dining-hall; dining-room; restaurant; CL: |(jiān), (jiā)

厕所

cè suǒ

廁所

toilet; lavatory; CL: |(jiān), (chù)

差不多

chà bu duō

差不多

almost; nearly; more or less

cháng

to try (to taste); to experience; flavor; (past tense marker); already; formerly; ever; once; test

chǎng

large place used for a specific purpose; stage; scene (of a play); threshing floor; classifier for sporting or recreational activities; classifier for number of exams

长城

cháng chéng

長城

the Great Wall

长江

cháng jiāng

長江

Changjiang river; Yangtze river

超过

chāo guò

超過

to surpass; to exceed; to outstrip

乘坐

chéng zuò

乘坐

to ride (in a vehicle)

成功

chéng gōng

成功

success; to succeed; CL: (cì), |

诚实

chéng shí

誠實

honest; honesty; honorable; truthful

成为

chéng wéi

成為

to become; to turn into

吃惊

chī jīng

吃驚

to be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed

重新

chóng xīn

重新

again; once more; re-

抽烟

chōu yān

抽煙

to smoke (a cigarette, tobacco)

出差

chū chāi

出差

to go on an official or business trip

出发

chū fā

出發

to start out; to set off

厨房

chú fáng

廚房

kitchen; CL: |( jiān)

出生

chū shēng

出生

to be born

出现

chū xiàn

出現

to appear; to arise; to emerge; to show up

传真

chuán zhēn

傳真

fax; facsimile

窗户

chuāng hu

窗戶

window; CL: |(gè), (shàn)

词语

cí yǔ

詞語

word (general term including monosyllables through to short phrases); term (e.g. technical term); expression

从来

cóng lái

從來

always; at all times; never (if used in negative sentence)

粗心

cū xīn

粗心

careless; thoughtless

cún

exist; deposit; store; keep; survive

错误

cuò wù

錯誤

error; mistake; mistaken; CL: |(gè)

答案

dá àn

答案

answer; solution; CL: |(gè)

打扮

dǎ ban

打扮

to decorate; to dress; to make up; to adorn; manner of dressing; style of dress

大概

dà gài

大概

roughly; probably; rough; approximate; about

打扰

dǎ rǎo

打擾

to disturb; to bother; to trouble

大使馆

dà shǐ guǎn

大使館

embassy; CL: (zuò), |

打印

dǎ yìn

打印

to print; to seal; to stamp

大约

dà yuē

大約

approximately; about

打招呼

dǎ zhāo hu

打招呼

to greet somebody by word or action; to give prior notice

打折

dǎ zhé

打折

to give a discount

打针

dǎ zhēn

打針

to give or have an injection

大夫

dài fu

大夫

doctor; minister of state (in pre-Han states); CL: |(gè), (wèi)

dài

to put on or wear (glasses, hat, gloves, etc.); to respect; to bear; to support

dāng

to be; manage; withstand; when; during; ought; should; match equally; equal; same; obstruct; just at (a time or place); on the spot; right; just at

当时

dāng shí

當時

then; at that time; while

dāo

knife; CL: (bǎ)

dào

to move backwards; converse

到处

dào chù

到處

in all places; everywhere

到底

dào dǐ

到底

finally; in the end; when all is said and done; after all; to the end; to the last

道歉

dào qiàn

道歉

to apologize; to make an apology

导游

dǎo yóu

導遊

tour guide; to conduct a tour; a guidebook

to have to, to need to (particle used to express capability, possibility, degree, effect...); must; ought to; to need to

得意

dé yì

得意

proud of oneself; pleased with oneself; complacent

登机牌

dēng jī pái

登機牌

boarding pass

děng

etc. (indicating the end of an enumeration)

low; beneath; to lower (one's head); to let droop; to hang down; to incline

background; bottom; base; the end of a period of time; towards the end of (last month)

地点

dì diǎn 

地點

place; site; location; venue; CL: |(gè); 

地球

dì qiú

地球

the Earth; planet; CL: |(gè)

地址

dì zhǐ

地址

address; CL: |(gè)

diào

to fall; to drop; to lag behind; to lose; to go missing; to reduce; fall (in prices); to lose (value, weight, etc.); to wag; to swing; to turn; to change; to exchange; to swap; to show off; to shed (hair)

调查

diào chá

調查

investigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll; CL: (xiàng), |

diū

to lose; to put aside; to throw

动作

dòng zuò

動作

movement; motion; action; CL: |(gè)

堵车

dǔ chē

堵車

traffic jam; choking

肚子

dù zi

肚子

belly; abdomen; stomach; CL: |(gè)

短信

duǎn xìn

短信

text message; SMS

对话

duì huà

對話

dialog; CL: |(gè)

对面

duì miàn

對面

opposite

对于

duì yú

對於

regarding; as far as something is concerned; with regards to

ér

yet (not); and; as well as; and so; but (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)

儿童

ér tóng

兒童

child; CL: |(gè)

法律

fǎ lǜ

法律

law; CL: (tiáo),  (tào),  |

发生

fā shēng

發生

to happen; to occur; to take place; to break out

发展

fā zhǎn

發展

development; growth; to develop; to grow; to expand

反对

fǎn duì

反對

to fight against; to oppose; to be opposed to; opposition

烦恼

fán nǎo

煩惱

agonize; agony; annoyance; upset; vexation; worries

翻译

fān yì

翻譯

to translate; to interpret; translator; interpreter; translation; interpretation; CL: |(gè), (wèi), (míng)

房东

fáng dōng

房東

landlord

方法

fāng fǎ

方法

method; way; means; CL: |(gè)

方面

fāng miàn

方面

respect; aspect; field; side; CL: |(gè)

放弃

fàng qì

放棄

to renounce; to abandon; to give up

放暑假

fàng shǔ jià

放暑假

take summer vacation

放松

fàng sōng

放鬆

to loosen; to relax

方向

fāng xiàng

方向

direction; orientation; path to follow; CL: |(gè)

fèn

part; share; portion; copy; classifier for gifts, newspaper, magazine, papers, reports, contracts, etc.

丰富

fēng fù

豐富

rich; plentiful; abundant

否则

fǒu zé

否則

if not; otherwise; else; or else

rich; surname Fu

符合

fú hé

符合

in keeping with; in accordance with; tallying with; in line with; to agree with; to accord with; to conform to; to correspond with; to manage; to handle

付款

fù kuǎn

付款

pay; payment

父亲

fù qīn

父親

father; also pr. with light tone (fù qin); CL: |(gè)

复印

fù yìn

複印

to photocopy; to duplicate a document

复杂

fù zá

複雜

complicated; complex

负责

fù zé

負責

to be in charge of; to take responsibility for; to be to blame; conscientious

改变

gǎi biàn

改變

to change; to alter; to transform

gǎn

to dare; daring; (polite) may I venture

gǎn 

to overtake; to catch up with; to hurry; to rush; to try to catch (the bus, etc.); to drive (cattle, etc.) forward; to drive (somebody) away; to avail oneself of (an opportunity); until

gàn

to do (some work); to manage; to work

干杯

gān bēi

乾杯

to drink a toast; Cheers! (proposing a toast); Here's to you!; Bottoms up!; literally dry cup

感动

gǎn dòng

感動

to move (somebody); to touch (somebody emotionally); moving

感觉

gǎn jué

感覺

to feel; to become aware of; feeling; sense; perception; CL: |(gè)

感情

gǎn qíng

感情

feeling; emotion; sensation; likes and dislikes; deep affection for somebody or something; relationship (i.e. love affair); CL: |(gè), |(zhǒng)

感谢

gǎn xiè

感謝

(express) thanks; gratitude; grateful; thankful; thanks

gāng

just; barely; exactly; hard; firm; strong

高速公路

gāo sù gōng lù

高速公路

expressway; highway; freeway

each; every

胳膊

gē bo

胳膊

arm; CL: (zhī), (tiáo), (shuāng)

功夫

gōng fu

功夫

skill; art; kung fu; labor; effort

公里

gōng lǐ

公里

kilometer

共同

gòng tóng

共同

common; joint; jointly; together; collaborative

工资

gōng zī

工資

wages; pay; CL: |(gè), (fèn), (yuè)

gòu

to reach; to be enough

购物

gòu wù

購物

shopping

估计

gū jì

估計

to estimate; to reckon; CL: |(gè)

顾客

gù kè

顧客

client; customer; CL: (wèi)

鼓励

gǔ lì

鼓勵

to encourage

故意

gù yì

故意

deliberately; on purpose

guà

to hang or suspend (from a hook, etc.); (of a telephone call) to hang up; to be worried or concerned; to make a phone call (topolect); to register or record; to hitch; classifier for sets or clusters of objects

关键

guān jiàn

關鍵

crucial point; crux; CL: |(gè); key; crucial; pivotal

观众

guān zhòng

觀眾

spectators; audience; visitors (to an exhibition, etc.)

管理

guǎn lǐ

管理

to supervise; to manage; to administer; management; administration; CL: |(gè)

guāng

light (ray); light; ray; CL: (dào); bright; only; merely; to use up

guàng

to stroll; to visit

广播

guǎng bō

廣播

broadcast; widely spread; CL: |(gè)

广告

guǎng gào

廣告

to advertise; a commercial; advertisement; CL: (xiàng)

规定

guī dìng

規定

to stipulate; to fix; to set; to formulate; to provide; regulation; rule; CL: |(gè)

国籍

guó jí

國籍

nationality

国际

guó jì

國際

international

果汁

guǒ zhī

果汁

fruit juice

过程

guò chéng

過程

course of events; process; CL: |(gè)

海洋

hǎi yáng

海洋

ocean; CL: |(gè)

害羞

hài xiū

害羞

blush; shy

hàn

perspiration; sweat; Khan (Persian or Mongol king or emperor); Khan (name); to be speechless (out of helplessness, embarrassment, etc.) (Internet slang used as an interjection); CL: (dī), (tóu), (shēn)

寒假

hán jià

寒假

winter vacation

航班

háng bān

航班

scheduled flight; flight number; plane; scheduled sailing; sailing number; passenger ship

好处

hǎo chu

好處

benefit; advantage; gain; profit; also pronounced hǎo chù; CL: |(gè)

号码

hào mǎ

號碼

number; CL: (duī), |

好像

hǎo xiàng

好像

as if; to seem like

合格

hé gé

合格

qualified; meeting a standard; eligible (voter)

合适

hé shì

合適

suitable; fitting; decent; to fit

盒子

hé zi

盒子

box

hòu

thick; deep or profound; kind; generous; rich or strong in flavor; to favor; to stress

后悔

hòu huǐ

後悔

to regret; to repent

互联网

hù lián wǎng

互聯網

the Internet

护士

hù shi

護士

nurse; CL: |(gè)

互相

hù xiāng

互相

each other; mutually; mutual

怀疑

huái yí

懷疑

to suspect; to doubt; doubt; suspicion; skeptical

回忆

huí yì

回憶

to recall; recollection; CL: |(gè)

huǒ

fire; CL: (bǎ)

获得

huò dé

獲得

to obtain; to receive; to get

活动

huó dòng

活動

to exercise; to move about; to operate; activity; loose; shaky; active; movable; maneuver; to use connections; CL: (xiàng), |

活泼

huó po

活潑

lively; vivacious; brisk; active

to live (in a house); to lodge; to mail; to send; to entrust; to depend

基础

jī chǔ

基礎

base; foundation; basis; underlying; CL: |(gè)

激动

jī dòng

激動

to excite; to agitate; exciting

计划

jì huà

計劃

plan; project; program; to plan; to map out; CL: |(gè), (xiàng)

积极

jī jí

積極

active; energetic; vigorous; positive (outlook); proactive

积累

jī lěi

積累

to accumulate; accumulation; cumulative; cumulatively

既然

jì rán

既然

since; as; this being the case

即使

jí shǐ

即使

even if; even though; given that

及时

jí shí

及時

in time; promptly; without delay; timely

技术

jì shù

技術

technology; technique; skill; CL: |(mén), |(zhǒng), (xiàng)

继续

jì xù

繼續

to continue; to proceed with; to go on with

记者

jì zhě

記者

reporter; journalist; CL: |(gè)

jiǎ

fake; false; artificial; to borrow; if; suppose

加班

jiā bān

加班

to work overtime

价格

jià gé

價格

price; CL: |(gè)

家具

jiā jù

家具

furniture; CL: (jiàn), (tào)

加油站

jiā yóu zhàn

加油站

gas station

坚持

jiān chí

堅持

to continue upholding; to remain committed to; persistence; to persist; to uphold; to insist on; persevere

减肥

jiǎn féi

減肥

to lose weight

减少

jiǎn shǎo

減少

to lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower

建议

jiàn yì

建議

to propose; to suggest; to recommend; proposal; suggestion; recommendation; CL: |(gè), (diǎn)

降低

jiàng dī

降低

to reduce; to lower; to bring down

奖金

jiǎng jīn

獎金

award money; premium; a bonus

将来

jiāng lái

將來

in the future; future; the future; CL: |(gè)

降落

jiàng luò

降落

to descend; to land

jiāo

to hand over; to deliver; to pay (money); to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines)

骄傲

jiāo ào

驕傲

arrogant; full of oneself; conceited; proud of something; CL: |(gè)

交流

jiāo liú

交流

exchange; give-and-take; to exchange; to alternate; communication; alternating current (electricity)

郊区

jiāo qū

郊區

suburban district; outskirts; suburbs; CL: |(gè)

教授

jiào shòu

教授

professor; to instruct; to lecture on; CL: |(gè), (wèi)

交通

jiāo tōng

交通

traffic; communications; liaison; to be connected

教育

jiào yù

教育

to educate; to teach; education

饺子

jiǎo zi

餃子

dumpling; pot-sticker; CL: |(gè), (zhī)

jié

festival; holiday; node; joint; section; segment; part; to economize; to save; to abridge; moral integrity; classifier for segments, e.g. lessons, train wagons, biblical verses; CL: |(gè)

结果

jié guǒ

結果

result; outcome; effect; in the event; so that

解释

jiě shì

解釋

explanation; to explain; to interpret; to resolve; CL: |(gè)

接受

jiē shòu

接受

to accept; to receive

节约

jié yuē

節約

to economize; to conserve (resources); economy; frugal

接着

jiē zhe

接著

to catch and hold on; to continue; to go on to do something; to follow; to carry on; then; after that; subsequently; to proceed; to ensue; in turn; in one's turn

尽管

jǐn guǎn

儘管

despite; although; even though; in spite of; unhesitatingly; do not hesitate (to ask, complain, etc.); (go ahead and do it) without hesitating

进行

jìn xíng

進行

to advance; to conduct; underway; in progress; to do; to carry out; to carry on; to execute

紧张

jǐn zhāng

緊張

nervous; keyed up; intense; tense; strained; in short supply; scarce; CL: |(zhèn)

禁止

jìn zhǐ

禁止

to prohibit; to forbid; to ban

精彩

jīng cǎi

精彩

splendid; brilliant

警察

jǐng chá

警察

police; policeman; policewoman; CL: |(gè)

经济

jīng jì

經濟

economy; economic

京剧

jīng jù

京劇

Beijing opera; CL: (chǎng), (chū)

经历

jīng lì

經歷

experience; to experience; to go through; CL: |(gè), (cì)

竟然

jìng rán

竟然

unexpectedly; to one's surprise; in spite of everything; in that crazy way; actually; to go as far as to

景色

jǐng sè

景色

scenery; scene; landscape; view

经验

jīng yàn

經驗

to experience; experience

竞争

jìng zhēng

競爭

to compete; competition

镜子

jìng zi

鏡子

mirror; CL: (miàn), |

究竟

jiū jìng

究竟

after all (when all is said and done); actually; outcome; result

to lift; to hold up; to cite; to enumerate; to act; to raise; to choose; to elect

举办

jǔ bàn

舉辦

to conduct; to hold

聚会

jù huì

聚會

party; gathering; to meet; to get together

拒绝

jù jué

拒絕

to refuse; to decline; to reject

距离

jù lí

距離

distance; to be apart; CL: |(gè)

举行

jǔ xíng

舉行

to hold (a meeting, ceremony, etc.)

开玩笑

kāi wán xiào

開玩笑

to play a joke; to make fun of; to joke

开心

kāi xīn

開心

to feel happy; to rejoice; to have a great time; to make fun of somebody

看法

kàn fǎ

看法

way of looking at a thing; view; opinion; CL: |(gè)

烤鸭

kǎo yā

烤鴨

roast duck

考虑

kǎo lǜ

考慮

to think over; to consider; consideration

classifier for trees, cabbages, plants, etc.

可怜

kě lián

可憐

pitiful; pathetic

可是

kě shì

可是

but; however

咳嗽

ké sou

咳嗽

to cough; CL: |(zhèn)

客厅

kè tīng

客廳

drawing room (room for arriving guests); living room; CL: |( jiān)

可惜

kě xī

可惜

it is a pity; what a pity; (it's) too bad

科学

kē xué

科學

science; scientific knowledge; scientific; CL: |(mén), |, |(zhǒng)

肯定

kěn dìng

肯定

to be sure; to be certain; sure; certain; definite; to confirm; to affirm; affirmative

kōng 

to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time; 

恐怕

kǒng pà

恐怕

to fear; to dread; I'm afraid that...; perhaps; maybe

空气

kōng qì

空氣

air; atmosphere

bitter; hardship; pain; to suffer; painstaking

矿泉水

kuàng quán shuǐ

礦泉水

mineral spring water; CL: (píng), (bēi)

kùn

to be trapped; to surround; to be hard-pressed; stranded; destitute

困难

kùn nan

困難

(financial, etc.) difficulty; problem; issue; CL: |(gè)

垃圾桶

lā jī tǒng

垃圾桶

rubbish bin

to pull; to play (string instruments); to drag; to draw

hot (spicy); pungent

来不及

lái bu jí

來不及

there's not enough time (to do something); it's too late (to do something)

来得及

lái de jí

來得及

there's still time; able to do something in time

来自

lái zì

來自

to come from (a place); From: (in email header)

lǎn

lazy

浪费

làng fèi

浪費

to waste; to squander

浪漫

làng màn

浪漫

romantic

老虎

lǎo hǔ

老虎

tiger; CL: (zhī)

冷静

lěng jìng

冷靜

calm; cool-headed

礼拜天

lǐ bài tiān

禮拜天

Sunday

理发

lǐ fà

理髮

a barber; hairdressing

厉害

lì hai

厲害

difficult to deal with; difficult to endure; ferocious; radical; serious; terrible; violent; tremendous; awesome

理解

lǐ jiě

理解

to comprehend; to understand; comprehension; understanding

礼貌

lǐ mào

禮貌

courtesy; manners

力气

lì qi

力氣

strength; CL: (bǎ)

例如

lì rú

例如

for example; for instance; such as

理想

lǐ xiǎng

理想

a dream; an ideal; perfection; ideal; perfect; desirable; CL: |(gè)

liǎ

two (colloquial equivalent of

|两个); both; some

联系

lián xì

聯繫

connection; contact; relation; in touch with; to integrate; to link; to touch

lián

to link; to join; to connect; continuously; in succession; including; (used with , , etc.) even; company (military)

凉快

liáng kuai

涼快

nice and cold; pleasantly cool

零钱

líng qián

零錢

change (of money); small change; pocket money

另外

lìng wài

另外

additional; in addition; besides; separate; other; moreover; furthermore

liú

to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve; to leave (eg a message)

流利

liú lì

流利

fluent

流行

liú xíng

流行

to spread; to rage (of contagious disease); popular; fashionable; prevalent; (math.) manifold

律师

lǜ shī

律師

lawyer

旅行

lǚ xíng 

旅行

to travel; journey; trip; CL: (tàng), (cì), |(gè)

luàn

in confusion or disorder; in a confused state of mind; disorder; upheaval; riot; illicit sexual relations; to throw into disorder; to mix up; indiscriminate; random; arbitrary

麻烦

má fan

麻煩

inconvenient; troublesome; to trouble or bother somebody; to put somebody to trouble

马虎

mǎ hu

馬虎

careless; sloppy; negligent; skimpy

mǎn

滿

full; filled; packed; fully; completely; quite; to reach the limit; to satisfy; satisfied; contented; to fill; abbr. for Manchurian

máo

hair; feather; down

毛巾

máo jīn

毛巾

towel; CL: (tiáo)

美丽

měi lì

美麗

beautiful

mèng

dream; CL: (cháng), |(gè)

迷路

mí lù

迷路

to lose the way; lost; labyrinth; labyrinthus vestibularis (of the inner ear)

密码

mì mǎ

密碼

code; secret code; password; pin number

免费

miǎn fèi

免費

free (of charge)

miǎo

second (of time); unit of angle or arc equivalent to one sixtieth of a degree

民族

mín zú

民族

nationality; ethnic group; CL: |(gè)

目的

mù dì

目的

purpose; aim; goal; target; objective; CL: |(gè)

母亲

mǔ qīn

母親

mother; also pr. with light tone (mǔ qin); CL: |(gè)

耐心

nài xīn

耐心

to be patient; patient (adjective)

难道

nán dào

難道

don't tell me...; could it be that...?

难受

nán shòu

難受

to feel unwell; to suffer pain; to be difficult to bear

nèi

inside; inner; internal; within; interior

内容

nèi róng

內容

content; substance; details; CL: |(gè), (xiàng)

能力

néng lì

能力

capability; capable; able; ability; CL: |(gè)

年龄

nián líng

年齡

(a person's) age; CL: (bǎ), |

nòng

to do (to manage); to manage; to handle; to play with; to fool with; to mess with; to fix; to toy with

暖和

nuǎn huo

暖和

warm (weather); nice and warm

偶尔

ǒu ěr

偶爾

occasionally; once in a while; sometimes

排队

pái duì

排隊

to line up; queue up; form a line

排列

pái liè

排列

to arrange; arrangement; array; permutation (i.e. ordered choice of n elements out of m)

判断

pàn duàn

判斷

to decide; to determine; CL: |(gè)

péi

to accompany; to keep somebody company

批评

pī píng

批評

to criticize; criticism; CL: |(gè)

皮肤

pí fū

皮膚

skin; CL: |(zhǒng)

脾气

pí qi

脾氣

temperament; disposition; temper; CL: |(gè)

piān

piece of writing; sheet; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article

piàn

to cheat; to swindle; to deceive; to fool; to hoodwink; to trick

乒乓球

pīng pāng qiú

乒乓球

table tennis; ping-pong; ping pong; table tennis ball; CL: |(gè)

平时

píng shí

平時

in normal times; in peacetime

broken; damaged; worn out; to break, split or cleave; to get rid of; to destroy; to break with; to defeat; to capture (a city, etc.); to expose the truth of

普遍

pǔ biàn

普遍

universal; general; widespread; common

葡萄

pú tao

葡萄

grape

普通话

pǔ tōng huà

普通話

Mandarin (common language); Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language); ordinary speech

其次

qí cì

其次

next; secondly

气候

qì hòu

氣候

climate; atmosphere; situation; CL: |(zhǒng)

其中

qí zhōng

其中

among; in; included among these

千万

qiān wàn

千萬

ten million; countless; many; one must by all means

签证

qiān zhèng

簽證

visa; certificate; to certify; CL: |(gè)

qiāo

extort; knock; to strike; to knock (at a door); to hit

qiáo

bridge; CL: (zuò)

巧克力

qiǎo kè lì

巧克力

chocolate (loanword); CL: (kuài)

亲戚

qīn qi

親戚

a relative (i.e. family relation); CL: |(mén), |, (wèi)

qīng

light (not heavy); light; easy; gentle; soft; reckless; unimportant; frivolous; small in number; unstressed; neutral

轻松

qīng sōng

輕鬆

gentle; relaxed

情况

qíng kuàng

情況

circumstances; state of affairs; situation; CL: |(gè), |(zhǒng)

qióng

exhausted; poor

区别

qū bié

區別

difference; to distinguish; to discriminate; to make a distinction; CL: |(gè)

to take; to get; to choose; to fetch

全部

quán bù

全部

whole; entire; complete

què

but; yet; however; while; to go back; to decline; to retreat; nevertheless; even though

缺点

quē diǎn

缺點

weak point; fault; shortcoming; CL: |(gè)

缺少

quē shǎo

缺少

lack; shortage of; shortfall; to be short (of); to lack

确实

què shí

確實

indeed; really; reliable; real; true

然而

rán ér

然而

however; yet; but

热闹

rè nao

熱鬧

bustling with noise and excitement; lively

任何

rèn hé

任何

any; whatever; whichever; whatsoever

任务

rèn wu

任務

mission; assignment; task; duty; role; CL: (xiàng), |

rēng

to throw; to throw away

仍然

réng rán

仍然

still; yet

日记

rì jì

日記

diary; CL: (zé), (běn), (piān)

入口

rù kǒu

入口

entrance

散步

sàn bù

散步

to take a walk; to go for a walk

森林

sēn lín

森林

forest; CL: (piàn)

沙发

shā fā

沙發

sofa; CL: (tiáo), (zhāng)

商量

shāng liang

商量

to consult; to talk over; to discuss

伤心

shāng xīn

傷心

to grieve; to be broken-hearted; to feel deeply hurt; sad

稍微

shāo wēi

稍微

a little bit

勺子

sháo zi

勺子

scoop; ladle; CL: (bǎ)

社会

shè huì

社會

society; CL: |(gè)

shēn

deep; late; profound; dark (of color, water, etc.); deep

申请

shēn qǐng

申請

to apply for something; application (form, etc.); CL: (fèn)

甚至

shèn zhì

甚至

so much so that; even

shěng

to do without; to economize; to save; to omit; to leave out; province; CL: |(gè)

shèng

to remain; to be left; to have as remainder

生活

shēng huó

生活

life; activity; to live; livelihood

生命

shēng mìng

生命

life; living; biological; CL: |(gè)

生意

shēng yì 

生意

life force; vitality; 

使

shǐ

使

to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to make; to send; to instruct somebody to do something; envoy; messenger

失败

shī bài

失敗

to be defeated; to lose; to fail (e.g. experiments); failure; defeat; CL: (cì)

十分

shí fēn

十分

to divide into ten equal parts; very; hundred percent; completely; extremely; utterly; absolutely

是否

shì fǒu

是否

whether (or not); if; is or isn't

师傅

shī fu

師傅

master; qualified worker; respectful form of address for older men; CL: |(gè), (wèi), (míng)

适合

shì hé

適合

to fit; to suit

实际

shí jì

實際

actual; reality; practice

世纪

shì jì

世紀

century; CL: |(gè)

失望

shī wàng

失望

disappointed; to lose hope; to despair

适应

shì yìng

適應

to suit; to fit; to be suitable; to adapt; to get used to something

使用

shǐ yòng

使用

to use; to employ; to apply; to make use of

实在

shí zài

實在

in reality; honestly; really; verily; concrete

shōu

to receive; to accept; to collect; in care of (used on address line after name)

受不了

shòu bù liǎo

受不了

unbearable; unable to endure; can't stand

受到

shòu dào

受到

to suffer; obtained; given; to receive

首都

shǒu dū

首都

capital (city); CL: |(gè)

售货员

shòu huò yuán

售貨員

salesperson; CL: |(gè)

说明

shuō míng

說明

to explain; to illustrate; explanation; directions; caption; CL: |(gè)

收入

shōu rù

收入

to take in; income; revenue; CL: (bǐ), |

收拾

shōu shi

收拾

to put in order; to tidy up; to pack; to repair; to punish (colloquial); to manage

硕士

shuò shì

碩士

master's degree; learned person

首先

shǒu xiān

首先

first (of all); in the first place

shū

to transport; to lose; to donate; to enter (a password)

数量

shù liàng

數量

quantity; amount; CL: |(gè)

熟悉

shú xī

熟悉

to be familiar with; to know well

数字

shù zì

數字

numeral; digit; number; figure; amount; digital (electronics, etc.); CL: |(gè)

shuài

handsome; graceful; smart; commander in chief

顺便

shùn biàn

順便

conveniently; in passing; without much extra effort

顺利

shùn lì

順利

smoothly; without a hitch

顺序

shùn xù

順序

sequence; order

to die; impassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid; extremely

速度

sù dù

速度

speed; rate; velocity; CL: |(gè)

塑料袋

sù liào dài

塑料袋

plastic bag

suān

sour; tart; sick at heart; grieved; sore; aching; acid

随便

suí biàn

隨便

as one wishes; as one pleases; at random; negligent; casual; wanton

随着

suí zhe

隨著

along with; in the wake of; following

孙子

sūn zi

孫子

grandson (paternal)

所有

suǒ yǒu

所有

all; to possess; to have; to own

tái

desk; platform; stage; terrace; stand; support; station; broadcasting station; desk; classifier for vehicles or machines; Taiwan (abbr.)

tái

to lift; to raise; (of two or more persons) to carry

态度

tài du

態度

manner; bearing; attitude; approach; CL: |(gè)

弹钢琴

tán gāng qín

彈鋼琴

play the piano

tán

to discuss; to chat; to converse; to talk; to speak

tāng

soup; broth; hot water

táng

sugar; sweets; candy; CL: (kē), (kuài)

tǎng

to recline; to lie down

tàng

quantifier for the number of trips or runs made

讨论

tǎo lùn

討論

to talk over; to discuss; CL: |(gè)

讨厌

tǎo yàn

討厭

to dislike; to loathe; disagreeable; troublesome; annoying; nasty; to hate doing something

特点

tè diǎn

特點

characteristic (feature); trait; feature; CL: |(gè)

to carry; to lift; to raise

提供

tí gōng

提供

to supply; to provide; to furnish; to offer

填空

tián kòng

填空

to fill a job vacancy; to fill in a blank (e.g. on questionnaire or exam paper)

提前

tí qián

提前

to shift to an earlier date; to bring forward; to advance; in advance

提醒

tí xǐng

提醒

to call attention to; to warn of; to remind

条件

tiáo jiàn

條件

circumstances; condition; term; factor; requirement; prerequisite; qualification; CL: |(gè)

tíng 

to halt; to stop; to park (a car); 

tǐng

to (physically) straighten up; to stick out; to endure or hold out; straight; stiff; outstanding; extraordinary; rather; quite; very; classifier for machine guns

通过

tōng guò

通過

to pass through; to get through; by means of; through; via; to adopt; to pass (a bill); to switch over

同情

tóng qíng

同情

compassion; relent; sympathize; sympathy

同时

tóng shí

同時

at the same time; simultaneously

通知

tōng zhī

通知

to notify; to inform; notice; notification; CL: |(gè)

tuī

to push; to cut; to refuse; to reject; to decline; to shirk (responsibility); to put off; to delay; to push forward; to nominate; to elect

推迟

tuī chí

推遲

to postpone; to put off; to defer

tuō

to shed; to take off; to escape; to get away from

袜子

wà zi

襪子

socks; stockings; CL: (zhī), (duì), (shuāng)

完全

wán quán

完全

complete; whole; totally; entirely

往往

wǎng wǎng

往往

often; frequently

网球

wǎng qiú

網球

tennis; CL: |(gè)

网站

wǎng zhàn

網站

website; network station; node

味道

wèi dào

味道

flavor; smell; hint of

卫生间

wèi shēng jiān

衛生間

bathroom; toilet; WC; CL: |( jiān)

危险

wēi xiǎn

危險

danger; dangerous

温度

wēn dù

溫度

temperature; CL: |(gè)

文章

wén zhāng

文章

article; essay; literary works; writings; hidden meaning; CL: (piān), (duàn), (yè)

un-; to lack; -less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack 

误会

wù huì

誤會

to misunderstand; to mistake; misunderstanding; CL: |(gè)

无聊

wú liáo

無聊

nonsense; bored

无论

wú lùn

無論

no matter what or how; regardless of whether...

污染

wū rǎn

污染

pollution; contamination; CL: |(gè)

西红柿

xī hóng shì

西紅柿

tomato; CL: (zhī)

吸引

xī yǐn

吸引

to attract (interest, investment, etc.); CL: |(gè)

xián

salty

现金

xiàn jīn

現金

cash

羡慕

xiàn mù

羨慕

envious; envy; to admire

xiāng

fragrant; sweet smelling; aromatic; savory or appetizing; (to eat) with relish; (of sleep) sound; perfume or spice; joss or incense stick; CL: (gēn)

xiǎng

to make a sound; to sound; to ring; loud; classifier for noises

相反

xiāng fǎn

相反

opposite; contrary

橡皮

xiàng pí

橡皮

rubber; an eraser; CL: (kuài)

相同

xiāng tóng

相同

identical; same

详细

xiáng xì

詳細

detailed; in detail; minute

小吃

xiǎo chī

小吃

snack; refreshments; CL: (jiā)

效果

xiào guǒ

效果

result; effect; quality; CL: |(gè)

笑话

xiào huà

笑話

joke; jest; CL: |(gè)

小伙子

xiǎo huǒ zi

小伙子

lad; young fellow; young man; young guy; youngster; CL: |(gè)

小说

xiǎo shuō

小說

novel; fiction; CL: (běn), (bù)

消息

xiāo xi

消息

news; information; CL: (tiáo)

信封

xìn fēng

信封

envelope; CL: |(gè)

辛苦

xīn kǔ

辛苦

hard; exhausting; with much toil; thanks for your trouble

心情

xīn qíng

心情

mood; frame of mind; CL: |(gè)

信息

xìn xī

信息

information; news; message

信心

xìn xīn

信心

confidence; faith (in somebody or something); CL: |(gè)

xíng

to walk; to go; to travel; a visit; temporary; makeshift; current; in circulation; to do; to perform; capable; competent; effective; all right; OK!; will do

xǐng

to wake up; to awaken; to be awake

性别

xìng bié

性別

gender; sex; distinguishing between the sexes

兴奋

xīng fèn

興奮

excited; excitement

幸福

xìng fú

幸福

happiness; happy; blessed; well-being

性格

xìng gé

性格

nature (temperament); nature; disposition; temperament; character; CL: |(gè)

修理

xiū lǐ

修理

to repair; to perform maintenance; to overhaul; to fix; to prune; to trim

许多

xǔ duō

許多

a great deal of; many; a lot of; much

学期

xué qī

學期

school term; semester; CL: |(gè)

ya

(particle equivalent to after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)

压力

yā lì

壓力

pressure

牙膏

yá gāo

牙膏

toothpaste; CL: (guǎn)

亚洲

yà zhōu

亞洲

Asia; Asian

yán

salt; CL: (lì)

演出

yǎn chū

演出

to act (in a play); to perform; to put on (a performance); performance; concert; show; CL: (cháng), (cì)

严格

yán gé

嚴格

strict; stringent; tight; rigorous

眼镜

yǎn jìng

眼鏡

spectacles; eyeglasses; CL: (fù)

研究

yán jiū 

研究

research; a study; CL: |(xiàng); 

演员

yǎn yuán

演員

actor or actress; performer; CL: |(gè), (wèi), (míng)

严重

yán zhòng

嚴重

serious; severe; critical; grave

养成

yǎng chéng

養成

to cultivate; to raise; to form (a habit); to acquire

阳光

yáng guāng

陽光

sunlight; sunshine; transparent (open to public scrutinity); CL: 线(xiàn)

样子

yàng zi

樣子

manner; air; looks; aspect

邀请

yāo qǐng

邀請

to invite; invitation; CL: |(gè)

要是

yào shi

要是

if

钥匙

yào shi

鑰匙

key; CL: (bǎ)

page; leaf

也许

yě xǔ

也許

perhaps; maybe; probably

叶子

yè zi

葉子

foliage; leaf; CL: (piàn)

to use as; according to; because of

意见

yì jiàn

意見

opinion; suggestion; idea; objection; complaint; CL: (diǎn), (tiáo)

一切

yī qiè

一切

everything; every; all

艺术

yì shù

藝術

art; CL: |(zhǒng)

以为

yǐ wéi

以為

to believe; to think; to consider; to be under the impression

因此

yīn cǐ

因此

consequently; as a result; thus

引起

yǐn qǐ

引起

to give rise to; to lead to; to cause; to arouse

印象

yìn xiàng

印象

impression; reflection; perception; CL: |(gè)

yíng

to win; to beat; to profit

应聘

yìng pìn

應聘

to accept a job offer; to apply for an advertised position

勇敢

yǒng gǎn

勇敢

brave; courageous

永远

yǒng yuǎn

永遠

forever; eternal

yóu

to follow; from; it is for...to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)

优点

yōu diǎn

優點

merit; benefit; strong point; advantage; CL: |(gè)

友好

yǒu hǎo

友好

friendly; amicable

邮局

yóu jú

郵局

post office; CL: (jiā), |

幽默

yōu mò

幽默

humor; humorous

尤其

yóu qí

尤其

especially; particularly

有趣

yǒu qù

有趣

interesting; fascinating; amusing

优秀

yōu xiù

優秀

outstanding; excellent

友谊

yǒu yì

友誼

companionship; fellowship; friendship

由于

yóu yú

由於

due to; as a result of; thanks to; owing to; since; because

to give; to help; to get along with; and; with

语法

yǔ fǎ

語法

grammar

愉快

yú kuài

愉快

cheerful; cheerily; delightful; pleasant; pleasantly; pleasing; happy; delighted

羽毛球

yǔ máo qiú

羽毛球

badminton; shuttlecock; CL: |(gè)

于是

yú shì

於是

thereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence

预习

yù xí

預習

to prepare a lesson

语言

yǔ yán

語言

language; CL: |(mén), |(zhǒng)

原来

yuán lái

原來

original; former; originally; formerly; at first; so... actually

原谅

yuán liàng

原諒

to excuse; to forgive; to pardon

原因

yuán yīn

原因

cause; origin; root cause; reason; CL: |(gè)

阅读

yuè dú

閱讀

to read; reading

约会

yuē huì

約會

appointment; engagement; date; CL: (cì), |

yún

cloud; CL: (duǒ)

允许

yǔn xǔ

允許

to permit; to allow

杂志

zá zhì

雜誌

magazine; CL: (běn), (fèn), (qī)

咱们

zán men

咱們

we or us (including both the speaker and the person(s) spoken to); I or me; you

暂时

zàn shí

暫時

temporary; provisional; for the time being

zāng

dirty

责任

zé rèn

責任

responsibility; blame; duty; CL: |(gè)

增加

zēng jiā

增加

to raise; to increase

占线

zhàn xiàn

佔線

busy (telephone)

zhào 

according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one's reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before; 

招聘

zhāo pìn

招聘

recruitment; to invite applications for a job

真正

zhēn zhèng

真正

genuine; real; true; genuinely

正常

zhèng cháng

正常