HSK 5 Word List

The HSK 5 Vocabulary List contains 1300 words.

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SIMPLIFIED

TRADITIONAL

PINYIN

ENGLISH DEFINITION & CLASSIFIERS

āi 

hey!; (interjection used to attract attention or to express surprise or disapprobation)

āi

(interjection to express agreement or recognition); to sigh

爱护

愛護

ài hù

to take care of; to treasure; to cherish; to love and protect

爱惜

愛惜

ài xī

to cherish; to treasure; to use sparingly

爱心

愛心

ài xīn

compassion; CL: (piàn)

安慰

安慰

ān wèi

to comfort; to console; CL: |(gè)

安装

安裝

ān zhuāng

to install; to erect; to fix; to mount; installation

àn

shore; bank; beach; coast; CL: |(gè)

àn

dark; gloomy; hidden; secret; muddled; obscure; in the dark

熬夜

熬夜

áo yè 

to stay up late or all night; 

把握

把握

bǎ wò

to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)

bǎi

to arrange; to exhibit; to move to and fro; a pendulum

办理

辦理

bàn lǐ

to handle; to transact; to conduct

傍晚

傍晚

bàng wǎn

in the evening; when night falls; towards evening; at night fall; at dusk

包裹

包裹

bāo guǒ

wrap up; bind up; bundle; parcel; package; CL: |(gè)

包含

包含

bāo hán

to contain; to embody; to include

包括

包括

bāo kuò

to comprise; to include; to involve; to incorporate; to consist of

báo

thin; cold in manner; indifferent; weak; light; infertile

保持

保持

bǎo chí

to keep; to maintain; to hold; to preserve

保存

保存

bǎo cún

to conserve; to preserve; to keep; to save (a file, etc.) (computing)

保留

保留

bǎo liú

to preserve; to maintain; to retain; to continue to have; to reserve; reservations; to hold back (approval or acceptance)

保险

保險

bǎo xiǎn

insurance; to insure; safe; secure; be sure; be bound to; CL: (fèn)

宝贝

寶貝

bǎo bèi

treasured object; treasure; darling; baby; cowry; good-for-nothing or queer character

宝贵

寶貴

bǎo guì

valuable; precious; value; treasure; set store by

报到

報到

bào dào

to check in; to report for duty; to register

报道

報導

bào dào

report; to report (new); CL: (piān), (fèn)

报告

報告

bào gào

to inform; report; make known; speech; talk; lecture; CL: (piān), (fèn), |(gè), (tòng)

报社

報社

bào shè

general office of a newspaper; newspaper office; CL: (jiā)

抱怨

抱怨

bào yuàn

to complain; to grumble

悲观

悲觀

bēi guān

pessimistic

bèi

the back of a body or object; to turn one's back; to hide something from; to learn by heart; to recite from memory

背景

背景

bèi jǐng

background; backdrop; context; CL: (zhǒng)

被子

被子

bèi zi

quilt; CL: (chuáng)

本科

本科

běn kē

undergraduate course; undergraduate (adjective)

本领

本領

běn lǐng

skill; ability; capability; CL: (xiàn), |(gè)

本质

本質

běn zhì

essence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality

彼此

彼此

bǐ cǐ

each other; one another

比例

比例

bǐ lì

proportion; scale

必然

必然

bì rán

inevitable; certain; necessity

必要

必要

bì yào

necessary; essential; indispensable; required

毕竟

畢竟

bì jìng

after all; all in all; when all is said and done; in the final analysis

避免

避免

bì miǎn

to avert; to prevent; to avoid; to refrain from

编辑

編輯

biān jí

to edit; to compile; editor; compiler

鞭炮

鞭炮

biān pào

firecrackers; a string of small firecrackers; CL: (méi)

便

便

biàn

convenient; as convenient; ordinary; plain; when the chance arises; handy; easy; informal; simple; so; thus; to relieve oneself; to urinate; to defecate; equivalent to : then; in that case; even if; soon afterwards

辩论

辯論

biàn lùn

debate; argument; to argue over; CL: (chǎng), (cì)

标点

標點

biāo diǎn

punctuation; a punctuation mark; to punctuate; CL: |(gè)

标志

標誌

biāo zhì

sign; mark; symbol; symbolize; to indicate; to mark

表达

表達

biǎo dá

to voice (an opinion); to express; to convey

表面

表面

biǎo miàn

surface; face; outside; appearance

表明

表明

biǎo míng

to make clear; to make known; to state clearly; to indicate; known

表情

表情

biǎo qíng

(facial) expression; to express one's feelings; expression

表现

表現

biǎo xiàn

to show; to show off; to display; to manifest; expression; manifestation; show; display; performance (at work, etc.)

冰激凌

冰激凌

bīng jī líng 

ice cream; 

病毒

病毒

bìng dú

virus

播放

播放

bō fàng

to broadcast; to transmit

玻璃

玻璃

bō li

glass; nylon; plastic; CL: (zhāng), (kuài)

博物馆

博物館

bó wù guǎn

museum

脖子

脖子

bó zi

neck; CL: |(gè)

不断

不斷

bú duàn

unceasing; uninterrupted; continuous; constant

不见得

不見得

bú jiàn de

not necessarily; not likely

不耐烦

不耐煩

bú nài fán

impatience; impatient

不要紧

不要緊

bú yào jǐn

unimportant; not serious; it doesn't matter; never mind; it looks all right; but

补充

補充

bǔ chōng

to replenish; to supplement; to complement; additional; supplementary; CL: |(gè)

不安

不安

bù ān

unpeaceful; unstable; uneasy; disturbed; restless; worried

不得了

不得了

bù dé liǎo

disastrous; desperately serious; extremely; exceedingly

不然

不然

bù rán

not so; no; or else; otherwise; if not

不如

不如

bù rú

not equal to; not as good as; inferior to; it would be better to

不足

不足

bù zú

insufficient; lacking; deficiency; not enough; inadequate; not worth; cannot; should not

cloth; to declare; to announce; to spread; to make known

步骤

步驟

bù zhòu

step; move; measure

部门

部門

bù mén

department; branch; section; division; CL: |(gè)

财产

財產

cái chǎn

property; assets; estate; CL: (bǐ)

彩虹

彩虹

cǎi hóng

rainbow

cǎi

to step on; to tread; to stamp; to press a pedal; to pedal (a bike)

采访

採訪

cǎi fǎng

to interview; to gather news; to hunt for and collect; to cover

采取

採取

cǎi qǔ

to adopt or carry out (measures, policies, course of action); to take

参考

參考

cān kǎo

reference; to consult; to refer; consultation

参与

參與

cān yù

to participate (in something)

惭愧

慚愧

cán kuì

ashamed; be ashamed

操场

操場

cāo chǎng

playground; sports field; drill ground; CL: |(gè)

操心

操心

cāo xīn

to worry about

booklet; book; classifier for books

测验

測驗

cè yàn

test; to test; CL: (cì), |(gè)

曾经

曾經

céng jīng

once; already; former; previously; ever; (past tense marker used before verb or clause)

叉子

叉子

chā zi

fork; CL: (bǎ)

差距

差距

chā jù

disparity; gap

chā

to insert; stick in; pierce; to take part in; to interfere; to interpose

chāi

to tear open; to tear down; to tear apart; to open

产品

產品

chǎn pǐn

goods; merchandise; product; CL: |(gè)

产生

產生

chǎn shēng

to arise; to come into being; to come about; to give rise to; to bring into being; to bring about; to produce; to engender; to generate; to appear; appearance; emergence; generation; production; yield

常识

常識

cháng shí

common sense; general knowledge; CL: (mén)

长途

長途

cháng tú

long distance

chāo

to copy; to plagiarize; to search and seize; to go; to transcribe; to take a shortcut; to search and confiscate

超级

超級

chāo jí

transcending; high grade; super-; ultra-

cháo

imperial or royal court; government; dynasty; reign of a sovereign or emperor; court or assembly held by a sovereign or emperor; to make a pilgrimage to; facing; towards

潮湿

潮濕

cháo shī

moist; damp

chǎo

to make a noise; noisy; to disturb by making a noise

吵架

吵架

chǎo jià

to quarrel; to have a row; CL: (dùn)

chǎo

pan-fry; to fry; fried; sauté

车库

車庫

chē kù

garage

车厢

車廂

chē xiāng

carriage; CL: (jié)

彻底

徹底

chè dǐ

thorough; thoroughly; complete

沉默

沉默

chén mò

taciturn; silent; uncommunicative

chèn

to avail oneself of; to take advantage of

chēng

to weigh; to state; to name; name; appellation; to praise

称呼

稱呼

chēng hu

to call; to address as; appellation

称赞

稱讚

chēng zàn

to praise; to acclaim; to commend; to compliment

成分

成分

chéng fèn

composition; make-up; ingredient; element; component; one's social status; CL: |(gè)

成果

成果

chéng guǒ

result; achievement; gain; profit; CL: |(gè)

成就

成就

chéng jiù

accomplishment; success; attain a result; achievement; CL: |(gè)

成立

成立

chéng lì

to establish; to set up; to be tenable; to hold water

成人

成人

chéng rén 

adult; 

成熟

成熟

chéng shú

mature; ripe

成语

成語

chéng yǔ

Chinese set expression of 4 characters or two couplets of 4 characters each: expression often alluding to a story or historical quotation; idiom; proverb; saying; adage; set expression; CL: (tiáo), (běn), (jù)

成长

成長

chéng zhǎng

to mature; to grow; growth

承担

承擔

chéng dān

to undertake; to assume (responsibility, etc.)

承认

承認

chéng rèn

to admit; to concede; to recognize; recognition (diplomatic, artistic, etc.); to acknowledge

承受

承受

chéng shòu

to bear; to support; to inherit

程度

程度

chéng dù

degree (level or extent); level; CL: |(gè)

程序

程序

chéng xù

procedures; sequence; order; computer program

诚恳

誠懇

chéng kěn

sincere; honest; cordial

吃亏

吃虧

chī kuī

to suffer losses; to come to grief; to lose out; to get the worst of it; to be at a disadvantage; unfortunately

持续

持續

chí xù

to continue; to persist; sustainable; preservation

池塘

池塘

chí táng

pool; pond

迟早

遲早

chí zǎo 

sooner or later

尺子

尺子

chǐ zi

rule; ruler (measuring instrument); CL: (bǎ)

翅膀

翅膀

chì bǎng

wing; CL: |(gè), (duì)

充电器

充電器

chōng diàn qì

battery charger

充分

充分

chōng fèn

full; abundant

充满

充滿

chōng mǎn

full of; brimming with; very full; permeated

chōng

(of water) to dash against; to mix with water; to infuse; to rinse; to flush; to develop (a film); to rise in the air; to clash; to collide with

重复

重複

chóng fù

to repeat; to duplicate; CL: |(gè)

宠物

寵物

chǒng wù

house pet

抽屉

抽屜

chōu ti

drawer

抽象

抽象

chōu xiàng

abstract

chǒu

clown; disgraceful; surname Chou; 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February); year of the Ox

chòu

stench; stink; smelly; to smell (bad)

出版

出版

chū bǎn

to publish; to come off the press; to put out

出口

出口

chū kǒu

an exit; to speak; to export; (of a ship) to leave port; CL: |(gè)

出色

出色

chū sè

remarkable; outstanding

出示

出示

chū shì 

to show; to take out and show to others; to display; 

出席

出席

chū xí

to attend; to participate; present

初级

初級

chū jí

junior; primary

除非

除非

chú fēi

only if (..., or otherwise,...); only when; only in the case that; unless

除夕

除夕

chú xī

(New Year's) Eve

处理

處理

chǔ lǐ

to handle; to treat; to deal with; to process; CL: |(gè)

传播

傳播

chuán bō

to propagate; to disseminate; to spread

传染

傳染

chuán rǎn

to infect; contagious

传说

傳說

chuán shuō

legend; folklore; tradition; it is said; they say that...

传统

傳統

chuán tǒng

tradition; traditional; convention; conventional; CL: |(gè)

窗帘

窗簾

chuāng lián

window curtains

chuǎng

to rush; to charge; to dash; to break through; to temper oneself (through battling hardships)

创造

創造

chuàng zào

to create; to bring about; to produce; CL: |(gè)

chuī

to blow; to play a wind instrument; to blast; to puff; to boast; to brag; to end in failure; to fall through

词汇

詞彙

cí huì

vocabulary; list of words (e.g. for language teaching purposes)

辞职

辭職

cí zhí

to resign

此外

此外

cǐ wài

besides; in addition; moreover; furthermore

刺激

刺激

cì jī

to irritate; to provoke; to upset; to stimulate; to excite; irritant

次要

次要

cì yào

secondary

匆忙

匆忙

cōng máng

hasty; hurried

从此

從此

cóng cǐ

from now on; since then; henceforth

从而

從而

cóng ér

thus; thereby

从前

從前

cóng qián

previously; formerly; once upon a time

从事

從事

cóng shì

to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do

粗糙

粗糙

cū cāo 

crude; gruff; rough; coarse; 

促进

促進

cù jìn

to promote (an idea or cause); to advance; boost

促使

促使

cù shǐ

to induce; to promote; to urge; to impel; to bring about; to provoke; to drive (somebody to do something); to catalyze; to actuate; to contribute to (some development)

vinegar; acid; jealousy (in love rivalry)

cuī

to urge; to press; to prompt; to rush somebody; to hasten something; to expedite

存在

存在

cún zài

to exist; to be

措施

措施

cuò shī

measure; step (to be taken); CL: |(gè)

答应

答應

dā ying

to agree; to promise; to reply; to respond

达到

達到

dá dào

to reach; to achieve; to attain

打工

打工

dǎ gōng

to have a part time job; to do manual work

打交道

打交道

dǎ jiāo dào

to come into contact with; to have dealings

打喷嚏

打噴嚏

dǎ pēn tì

to sneeze

打听

打聽

dǎ ting

to ask about; to inquire about

大方

大方

dà fāng

generous; tasteful; stylish; easy-mannered

大厦

大廈

dà shà

large building; edifice; mansion; CL: (zuò)

大象

大象

dà xiàng

elephant; CL: (zhī)

大型

大型

dà xíng

large scale; wide scale; broad scale

dāi

foolish; stupid; expressionless; blank; to stay

代表

代表

dài biǎo

representative; delegate; to represent; to stand for; on behalf of; in the name of; CL: (wèi), |(gè), (míng)

代替

代替

dài tì

instead; to replace; to substitute (X for Y, or a number in an algebraic expression)

待遇

待遇

dài yù

treatment; pay; wages; status; salary

贷款

貸款

dài kuǎn

a loan; to provide a loan (e.g. bank); CL: (bǐ)

单纯

單純

dān chún

simple; pure; alone; merely

单调

單調

dān diào

monotonous; uniform; unvarying

单独

單獨

dān dú

by oneself; alone; on one's own

单位

單位

dān wèi

unit (to measure); work unit (one's workplace); group of people as a whole; CL: |(gè)

单元

單元

dān yuán

unit (as an entity); element; entrance number

担任

擔任

dān rèn

to hold a governmental office or post; to assume office of; to take charge of; to serve as

耽误

耽誤

dān wu

to delay; to hold-up; to waste time; to interfere with

胆小鬼

膽小鬼

dǎn xiǎo guǐ

coward

dàn

insipid; diluted; weak; mild; light in color; tasteless; fresh; indifferent; nitrogen

当地

當地

dāng dì

local; in the locality

当心

當心

dāng xīn

to take care; to look out

dǎng

to resist; to obstruct; to hinder; to keep off; to block (a blow); to get in the way of; cover; gear

倒霉

倒霉

dǎo méi

have bad luck; be out of luck

导演

導演

dǎo yǎn

direct; director (film, etc.)

导致

導致

dǎo zhì

to lead to; to create; to cause; to bring about

岛屿

島嶼

dǎo yǔ

island

到达

到達

dào dá

to reach; to arrive

道德

道德

dào dé

virtue; morality; ethics; moral; CL: (zhǒng)

道理

道理

dào lǐ

reason; argument; sense; principle; basis; justification; CL: |(gè)

登记

登記

dēng jì

to register (one's name); to check in; enter one's name

等待

等待

děng dài

wait for; await

等于

等於

děng yú

to equal; to be tantamount to

a drop; to drip

敌人

敵人

dí rén

enemy; foe; CL: |(gè)

的确

的確

dí què

really; indeed

地道

地道

dì dao

real; pure; genuine; typical; well-done; thorough

地理

地理

dì lǐ

geography

地区

地區

dì qū

regional; local; district (not necessarily formal administrative unit); region; area; as suffix to city name, means prefecture or county (area administered by a prefecture level city or county level city); CL: |(gè)

地毯

地毯

dì tǎn

carpet; rug

地位

地位

dì wèi

position; status; place; CL: |(gè)

地震

地震

dì zhèn

earthquake

to hand over; to pass on something; to gradually increase or decrease; progressively

点心

點心

diǎn xin

pastry; dim sum (in Cantonese cooking); dessert; light refreshments

电池

電池

diàn chí

battery; CL: (jié), (zǔ)

电台

電台

diàn tái

transmitter-receiver; broadcasting station; radio station; CL: |(gè)

diào

to fish with a hook and bait

dǐng

apex; crown of the head; top; roof; to carry on the head; to push to the top; to go against; most; to replace; to substitute; classifier for headwear, hats, veils, etc.; to agree or support (internet slang, similar to dig)

dòng

to freeze; to feel very cold; aspic or jelly

动画片

動畫片

dòng huà piān

cartoon; animation

dòng

cave; hole; zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers); CL: |(gè)

豆腐

豆腐

dòu fu

tofu; bean curd

dòu

to tease; to play with

独立

獨立

dú lì

independent; independence; to stand alone

独特

獨特

dú tè

distinct; unique; having special characteristics

度过

度過

dù guò

to spend; to pass: to get through; to survive

duàn

to break; to snap; to cut off; to give up or abstain from something; to judge; (usu. used in the negative) absolutely, definitely, decidedly

duī

to pile up; to heap up; pile (of things); a mass; heap; stack

兑换

兌換

duì huàn

to convert; to exchange

对比

對比

duì bǐ

contrast; ratio; CL: |(gè)

对待

對待

duì dài

to treat; treatment

对方

對方

duì fāng

counterpart; other person involved; opposite side; other side; receiving party

对手

對手

duì shǒu

opponent; adversary; rival; competitor

对象

對象

duì xiàng

target; object; partner; boyfriend; girlfriend; CL: |(gè)

dūn

ton

dūn

to crouch; to squat

dùn

to pause; to stop; to lay out; to kowtow; to stamp; at once; classifier for meals, beating, telling off, etc.: time, bout, spell, meal

多亏

多虧

duō kuī

thanks to; luckily

多余

多餘

duō yú

superfluous; unnecessary; surplus

duǒ

earlobe

躲藏

躲藏

duǒ cáng

to conceal oneself; to hide oneself; to take cover

恶劣

惡劣

è liè

vile; nasty; of very poor quality

耳环

耳環

ěr huán

earring; CL: (zhī), (duì)

发表

發表

fā biǎo

to publish; to issue; to put out; to issue (a statement)

发愁

發愁

fā chóu

to worry; to fret; to be anxious; to become sad

发达

發達

fā dá

developed (country, etc.); flourishing; to develop

发抖

發抖

fā dǒu

to tremble; to shake; to shiver; to shudder; tremulous

发挥

發揮

fā huī

to display; to exhibit; to bring out implicit or innate qualities; to express (a thought or moral); to develop (an idea); to elaborate (on a theme)

发明

發明

fā míng

to invent; invention; CL: |(gè)

发票

發票

fā piào

invoice; receipt or bill for purchase

发言

發言

fā yán

to make a speech; statement; utterance

罚款

罰款

fá kuǎn

(impose a) fine; penalty; fine (monetary)

法院

法院

fǎ yuàn

court of law; court

fān

to turn over; to flip over; to overturn; to rummage through; to translate; to decode

繁荣

繁榮

fán róng

prosperous; booming (economy)

反而

反而

fǎn ér

instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)

反复

反复

fǎn fù

repeatedly; over and over

反应

反應

fǎn yìng

to react; to respond; reaction; response; reply; chemical reaction; CL: |(gè)

反映

反映

fǎn yìng

to mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; fig. to report; to make known; to render; used erroneously for 反应, response or reaction

反正

反正

fǎn zhèng

to put things back in order; to return to the correct path; in any event; come what may; whatever happens (I'm still sure it's right); anyway

范围

範圍

fàn wéi

limit; range; scope; extent; CL: |(gè)

fāng

square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute, etc.); place; method; prescription (medicine); upright or honest; just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbreviation for square or cubic meter

方案

方案

fāng àn

plan (for action); program (for action, etc.); proposal; proposed bill; CL: |(gè)

方式

方式

fāng shì

way (of life); pattern; style; mode; manner; CL: |(gè)

妨碍

妨礙

fáng ài

to hinder; to obstruct

仿佛

彷彿

fǎng fú

to seem; as if; alike; similar

fēi

non-; not-; un-; abbreviation for Africa 非洲; wrong; evil-doing; insist on; simply must

肥皂

肥皂

féi zào

soap; CL: (kuài), (tiáo)

废话

廢話

fèi huà

nonsense; rubbish; superfluous words; You don't say!; No kidding! (gently sarcastic)

分别

分別

fēn bié

to part or leave each other; to distinguish; difference; in different ways; differently; separately or individually

分布

分佈

fēn bù

distributed; to distribute

分配

分配

fēn pèi

to assign; to allocate; to distribute

分手

分手

fēn shǒu

to part company; to split up; to break up

分析

分析

fēn xī

to analyze; analysis; CL: |(gè)

纷纷

紛紛

fēn fēn

one after another; in succession; one by one; continuously; diverse; in profusion; numerous and confused; pell-mell

奋斗

奮鬥

fèn dòu

to strive; to struggle; to fight: struggle

疯狂

瘋狂

fēng kuáng

crazy; frantic; madness; extreme popularity

风格

風格

fēng gé

style; manner; mode

风景

風景

fēng jǐng

scenery; landscape; CL: |(gè)

风俗

風俗

fēng sú

social custom; CL: |(gè)

风险

風險

fēng xiǎn

risk; venture; hazard

讽刺

諷刺

fěng cì

to satirize; to mock; irony; satire; sarcasm

否定

否定

fǒu dìng

to negate; negative (answer); CL: |(gè)

否认

否認

fǒu rèn

to deny; to declare to be untrue

width; roll; classifier for textiles or pictures

to support with hand; to help somebody up; to help

服装

服裝

fú zhuāng

clothing; dress; costume; clothes; CL: (shēn)

辅导

輔導

fǔ dǎo

to coach; to tutor; to give advice (in study)

复制

複製

fù zhì

to duplicate; to make a copy of; to copy; to reproduce; to clone

妇女

婦女

fù nǚ

woman

改革

改革

gǎi gé

to reform; reform; CL: |(gè)

改进

改進

gǎi jìn

to improve; to make better; CL: |(gè)

改善

改善

gǎi shàn

to make better; to improve; CL: |(gè)

改正

改正

gǎi zhèng

to correct; to amend; to put right; correction; CL: |(gè)

概括

概括

gài kuò

to summarize; to generalize; briefly; CL: |(gè)

概念

概念

gài niàn

concept; idea; CL: |(gè)

gài

lid; to cover; canopy; to build

干脆

乾脆

gān cuì

straightforward; clear-cut; blunt (e.g. statement); you might as well; simply

干燥

乾燥

gān zào

to dry (of weather, paint, cement, etc.); desiccation; dull; uninteresting; arid

感激

感激

gǎn jī

to express thanks; grateful; moved to gratitude

感受

感受

gǎn shòu

to sense; perception; to feel (through the senses); a feeling; an impression; an experience

感想

感想

gǎn xiǎng

impressions; reflections; thoughts; CL: (tòng), |(gè)

赶紧

趕緊

gǎn jǐn

to hurry up; hurriedly

赶快

趕快

gǎn kuài

immediately; at once

干活儿

幹活兒

gàn huó r

to work manually; manual labor

钢铁

鋼鐵

gāng tiě

steel; strong; firm; staunch

高档

高檔

gāo dàng

superior quality; high grade; top grade

高级

高級

gāo jí

high level; high grade; advanced; high-ranking

gǎo

to do; to make; to go in for; to set up; to get hold of; to take care of

告别

告別

gào bié

to leave; to bid farewell to; to say good-bye to

格外

格外

gé wài

especially; particularly

隔壁

隔壁

gé bì

next door; neighbor

个别

個別

gè bié

individual; specific; respective; just one or two

个人

個人

gè rén

individual; personal; oneself

个性

個性

gè xìng

individuality; personality

各自

各自

gè zì

each; respective; apiece

gēn

root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL: (tiáo); radical (chemistry)

根本

根本

gēn běn

fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all; CL: |(gè)

公布

公佈

gōng bù

to announce; to make public; to publish

公开

公開

gōng kāi

public; to publish; to make public

公平

公平

gōng píng

fair; impartial

公寓

公寓

gōng yù

apartment building; block of flats; CL: (tào)

公元

公元

gōng yuán

(year) AD; Christian era

公主

公主

gōng zhǔ

princess

功能

功能

gōng néng

function; capability

工厂

工廠

gōng chǎng

factory; plant; CL: (jiā), (zuò)

工程师

工程師

gōng chéng shī

engineer; CL: |(gè), (wèi), (míng)

工具

工具

gōng jù

tool; instrument; utensil; means (to achieve a goal, etc.)

工人

工人

gōng rén

worker; CL: |(gè), (míng)

工业

工業

gōng yè

industry; CL: (zhǒng)

恭喜

恭喜

gōng xǐ 

congratulations; greetings

贡献

貢獻

gòng xiàn

to contribute; to dedicate; to devote; contribution; CL: |(gè)

沟通

溝通

gōu tōng

communicate

构成

構成

gòu chéng

to constitute; to form; to compose; to make up; to configure (computing)

姑姑

姑姑

gū gu

paternal aunt; CL: |(gè)

姑娘

姑娘

gū niang

young woman; young lady; girl; daughter; CL: |(gè)

古代

古代

gǔ dài

ancient times; olden times

古典

古典

gǔ diǎn

classical

股票

股票

gǔ piào

share; stock (market)

骨头

骨頭

gǔ tou

bone; strong character; CL: (gēn), (kuài)

鼓舞

鼓舞

gǔ wǔ

heartening (news); boost (morale); CL: |(gè)

鼓掌

鼓掌

gǔ zhǎng

to applaud; to clap

固定

固定

gù dìng

fixed; set; regular

挂号

掛號

guà hào

to register (at a hospital); to send by registered mail

guāi

well-behaved; (of a child) obedient; clever; shrewd; alert; perverse; contrary to reason; irregular; abnormal

拐弯

拐彎

guǎi wān

to go around a curve; to turn a corner; fig. a new direction

怪不得

怪不得

guài bu de

lit. you can't blame it!; no wonder!; so that's why!

关闭

關閉

guān bì

to close; to shut

guān

official; government; organ of body; CL: |(gè)

观察

觀察

guān chá

to observe; to watch; to survey; to examine; observation; view; perspective; CL: |(gè)

观点

觀點

guān diǎn

point of view; viewpoint; standpoint; CL: |(gè)

观念

觀念

guān niàn

thought; notion; concept; sense; views; ideology; general impressions

管子

管子

guǎn zǐ

tube; pipe; drinking straw; CL: (gēn)

冠军

冠軍

guàn jūn

champion; CL: |(gè)

光滑

光滑

guāng hua

glossy; sleek; smooth

光临

光臨

guāng lín

(honorific) Welcome!; You honor us with your presence.; It is an honor to have you.

光明

光明

guāng míng

illumination; light; radiance (esp. glory of Buddha, etc.); fig. bright prospect; openhearted

光盘

光盤

guāng pán

compact disc; CD or DVD; CD ROM; CL: (piàn), (zhāng)

广场

廣場

guǎng chǎng

a public square (e.g. Tiananmen Square); plaza; CL: |(gè)

广大

廣大

guǎng dà

(of an area) vast or extensive; large-scale; widespread; (of people) numerous

广泛

廣泛

guǎng fàn

extensive; wide range

归纳

歸納

guī nà

to sum up; to summarize; to conclude from facts; induction (method of deduction in logic)

规矩

規矩

guī ju

established practice; rule; customs; practices; fig. upright and honest; well-behaved; lit. compass and set square

规律

規律

guī lǜ

rule (e.g. of science); law of behavior; regular pattern; rhythm; discipline

规模

規模

guī mó

scale; scope; extent; CL: |(gè)

规则

規則

guī zé

regulation; rule; rules and regulations

柜台

櫃檯

guì tái

sales counter; front desk; bar

gǔn

to roll; to get away; to boil; get lost (imperative); take a hike

guō

pan; pot; boiler; CL: (kǒu), (zhī)

国庆节

國慶節

guó qìng jié

PRC National Day (October 1st)

国王

國王

guó wáng 

king; CL: |(gè)

果然

果然

guǒ rán

sure enough; as expected; really

果实

果實

guǒ shí

fruit (from work); results; gains

过分

過分

guò fèn

excessive; undue; overly

过敏

過敏

guò mǐn

to be allergic; allergy

过期

過期

guò qī

to be overdue; to exceed the time limit; to expire (as in expiration date)

laughter; yawn; abbreviation for Kazakhstan

海关

海關

hǎi guān

customs (i.e. border crossing inspection); CL: |(gè)

海鲜

海鮮

hǎi xiān

seafood

hǎn

to yell; to call; to cry; to shout

行业

行業

háng yè

industry; business

豪华

豪華

háo huá

luxurious

好客

好客

hào kè

hospitality; to treat guests well; to enjoy having guests; hospitable; friendly

好奇

好奇

hào qí

inquisitive; curious

何必

何必

hé bì

there is no need; why should

何况

何況

hé kuàng

much less; let alone

合法

合法

hé fǎ

lawful; legitimate; legal

合理

合理

hé lǐ

rational; reasonable; fair

合同

合同

hé tong

(business) contract; CL: |(gè)

合影

合影

hé yǐng

joint photo; group photo

合作

合作

hé zuò

to cooperate; to collaborate; to work together; cooperation; CL: |(gè)

和平

和平

hé píng

peace

核心

核心

hé xīn

core; nucleus

hèn

to hate; to regret

猴子

猴子

hóu zi

monkey; CL: (zhī)

后背

後背

hòu bèi 

the back (human anatomy); the back part of something

后果

後果

hòu guǒ

consequences; aftermath

呼吸

呼吸

hū xī

to breathe

忽然

忽然

hū rán

suddenly; all of a sudden

忽视

忽視

hū shì

to neglect; to ignore

pot; classifier for bottled liquid

糊涂

糊塗

hú tu

muddled; silly; confused

胡说

胡說

hú shuō

to talk nonsense; drivel

胡同

胡同

hú tòng

lane; alley; CL: (tiáo)

蝴蝶

蝴蝶

hú dié

butterfly; CL: (zhī)

花生

花生

huā shēng

peanut; groundnut; CL: (lì)

华裔

華裔

huá yì

ethnic Chinese; non-Chinese citizen of Chinese ancestry

huá 

to slip; to slide; smooth; slippery; cunning

huà 

to row; to paddle; profitable; worth (the effort); it pays (to do something)

化学

化學

huà xué

chemistry; chemical

话题

話題

huà tí

subject (of a talk or conversation); topic

怀念

懷念

huái niàn

to cherish the memory of; to think of; reminisce

怀孕

懷孕

huái yùn

pregnant; to have conceived; gestation; pregnancy

缓解

緩解

huǎn jiě

to ease; to help relieve (a crisis)

幻想

幻想

huàn xiǎng

delusion; fantasy

慌张

慌張

huāng zhāng

confused; flustered

黄金

黃金

huáng jīn

gold

恢复

恢復

huī fù

to reinstate; to resume; to restore; to recover; to regain; to rehabilitate

huī

to wave; to brandish; to wipe away; to command; to conduct; to scatter; to disperse

huī

ash; dust; lime; gray; discouraged; dejected

灰尘

灰塵

huī chén

dust

灰心

灰心

huī xīn

lose heart; be discouraged

汇率

匯率

huì lǜ

exchange rate

婚礼

婚禮

hūn lǐ

wedding ceremony; wedding

婚姻

婚姻

hūn yīn

matrimony; wedding; marriage; CL: (cì)

活跃

活躍

huó yuè

active; vigorous

伙伴

夥伴

huǒ bàn

partner; companion; comrade

火柴

火柴

huǒ chái

match (for lighting fire); CL: (gēn), (hé)

或许

或許

huò xǔ

perhaps; maybe

基本

基本

jī běn

basic; fundamental; main; elementary

机器

機器

jī qì

machine; CL: (tái), (bù), |(gè)

激烈

激烈

jī liè

intense; acute; fierce

肌肉

肌肉

jī ròu

muscle; flesh

及格

及格

jí gé

to pass a test

急忙

急忙

jí máng

hastily

急诊