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NEW HSK 1 Complete Chinese Vocabulary List with Examples and Audios – 500 Commonly Used Chinese Words When Learning Mandarin

What is a better way to learn and memorize the new HSK 1 Chinese vocabulary? Keats School prepared this new HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary List with examples and audio to facilitate your Mandarin learning. After mastering these 500 commonly used Chinese words, you will make huge progress on your Chinese Mandarin. You will also find that the new HSK is not that difficult to learn by following KEATS learning tips, especially if you plan to learn Chinese in China with Keats and take the HSK Preparation Course; self-learning this vocabulary list before you come can really speed up your learning at Keats.

NEW HSK 1 (2021) Complete Chinese Vocabulary List with Audios

Words

(Part of Speech)

MeaningExamples

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with A 

ài

speaker

v

to like, to love1. I love coffee.

wǒ ài kā fēi

我爱咖啡。 speaker

2. He loves cats.

tā ài māo

他爱猫。 speaker

3. She loves dogs.

tā ài gǒu

她爱狗。 speaker

4. They like painting.

tā men ài huà huà

他们爱画画。 speaker

ài hào

爱好 speaker

n

hobbies1. She has plenty of hobbies.

tā yǒu hěn duō ài hào

她有很多爱好 speaker

2. What is your hobby?

nǐ de ài hào shì shén me

你的爱好是什么? speaker

3. My hobby is reading and traveling.

wǒ de ài hào shì kàn shū hé lǚ yóu

我的爱好是看书和旅游。 speaker

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with B

speaker

num

eight1. He is an eight years old boy.

tā shì yí gè bā suì de nán hái

他是一个八岁的男孩。 speaker

2. This ice cream costs 8 RMB.

zhè gè bīng qí lín bā kuài qián

这个冰淇淋8块钱。 speaker

bà bà /bà

爸爸/ speaker

n

father1. My father is a teacher.

wǒ bà bà shì yì míng jiào shī

我爸爸是一名教师。 speaker

2. The Chinese word for “father” is“爸爸/爸.”

“father”de zhōng wén shì “bà bà /bà ”

“father”的中文是“爸爸/爸”。 speaker

ba

speaker

part

modal particleLet’s go out for dinner together this evening!

jīn wǎn wǒ men yì qǐ chū qù chī fàn ba

今晚我们一起出去吃饭吧! speaker

bái

白(形) speaker

adj

white color1. The snowflake is in white.

xuě huā shì bái sè de

雪花是白色的。 speaker

2. She loves wearing a white dress.

tā xǐ huān chuān bái sè de qún zǐ

她喜欢穿白色的裙子。 speaker

bái tiān

白天 speaker

n

day time1. The weather is scorching hot during the daytime here.

bái tiān tiān qì mēn rè

白天天气闷热。 speaker

2. Most people work in the daytime and have fun in the nighttime.

dà duō shù rén zài bái tiān gōng zuò, zài wǎn shàng wán lè

大多数人在白天工作,在晚上玩乐。 speaker

bǎi

speaker

Num.-m

a hundred1. There are a hundred students.

zhè lǐ yǒu yì bǎi gè xué shēng

这里有一百个学生。 speaker

2. This meal costs two hundred yuan.

zhè dùn fàn huā le liǎng bǎi kuài

这顿饭花了两百块。 speaker

bān

speaker

n

class1. There are more interactions in the small group classes.

xiǎo bān kè táng shàng kě yǐ jìn háng gèng duō hù dòng

小班课堂上可以进行更多互动。 speaker

2. There are three classes in this grade.

zhè gè nián jí yí gòng yǒu sān gè bān jí

这个年级一共有三个班级。 speaker

bàn

speaker

adj

Half; in the middle1. He draws a half-circle.

tā huà le yí gè bàn yuán

他画了一个半圆。 speaker

2. I wake up at midnight.

wǒ bàn yè xǐng lái

我半夜醒来。 speaker

bàn nián

半年 speaker

adj

Half of a year1. I have studied and lived in China for half of a year.

wǒ zài zhōng guó xué xí hé shēng huó le bàn nián

我在中国学习和生活了半年。 speaker

2. She will visit China in half a year.

tā bàn nián hòu huì qù zhōng guó

她半年后会去中国。 speaker

bàn tiān

半天 speaker

adj

Half of a day1. He spent almost half of a day studying this Chinese word.

tā huā le bàn tiān lái xué xí zhè gè zhōng wén dān cí

他花了半天来学习这个中文单词。 speaker

2. He cannot understand even though the teacher has explained this for half of a day.

lǎo shī yǐ jīng jiě shì le bàn tiān, tā réng rán tīng bù dǒng

老师已经解释了半天,他仍然听不懂。 speaker

bāng

speaker

v

To help1. Could you please open the door for me?

kě yǐ qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ kāi yí xià mén ma

可以请你帮我开一下门吗? speaker

2. She helps me a lot.

tā bāng le wǒ hěn duō

她帮了我很多。 speaker

bāng máng

帮忙 speaker

v,n

To help; assistance/help1. Thank you for your help.

duō xiè nǐ bāng máng

多谢你帮忙。 speaker

2. I’d like to help him, but there is nothing I can do.

wǒ hěn xiǎng bāng máng,kě xī shí zài wú néng wéi lì

我很想帮忙,可惜实在无能为力。 speaker

bāo

speaker

n

bag1. I like this bag in black.

wǒ xǐ huān zhè gè hēi sè de bāo

我喜欢这个黑色的包。 speaker

2. Please open your bag and take the book out.

qǐng dǎ kāi nǐ de bāo, bǎ shū ná chū lái

请打开你的包,把书拿出来。 speaker

bāo zǐ

包子 speaker

n

Steamed stuffed bun1. Steamed stuffed bun is a kind of common Chinese breakfast.

bāo zǐ shì yì zhǒng cháng jiàn de zhōng shì zǎo cān

包子是一种常见的中式早餐。 speaker

2. I like having a steamed vegetable stuffed bun.

wǒ xǐ huān chī cài bāo zǐ

我喜欢吃菜包子。 speaker

bēi

speaker

m

A cup/glass of1. Please give me a glass of water.

qǐng gěi wǒ yì bēi shuǐ

请给我一杯水。 speaker

2. I drank cups of coffee.

wǒ hē le jǐ bēi kā fēi

我喝了几杯咖啡。 speaker

bēi zǐ

杯子 speaker

n

cups1. I broke some cups accidentally.

wǒ bù xiǎo xīn dǎ làn le jǐ gè bēi zǐ

我不小心打烂了几个杯子。 speaker

2. She has many beautiful cups.

tā yǒu hěn duō piāo liàng de bēi zǐ

她有很多漂亮的杯子。 speaker

běi

speaker

n

The northWe will keep launching forward toward the north. 

wǒ men jì xù xiàng běi qián jìn

我们继续向北前进。 speaker

běi biān

北边 speaker

n

The northern direction/sideBeijing city is located on the northern side of China.

běi jīng zuò luò zài zhōng guó de běi biān

北京坐落在中国的北边。 speaker

běi jīng

北京 speaker

n

The name of the capital city of ChinaBeijing is the capital city of the Republic of China.

běi jīng shì zhōng huá rén mín gòng hé guó de shǒu dōu

北京是中华人民共和国的首都。 speaker

běn

本(量) speaker

m

The measure word of books/magazines1. This friction is very interesting.

zhè běn xiǎo shuō hěn yǒu yì sī

这本小说很有意思。 speaker

2. This book is written by her.

zhè běn shū shì tā xiě de

这本书是她写的。 speaker

běn zǐ

本子 speaker

n

Book/notebook1. I need a few notebooks.

wǒ xū yào jǐ gè běn zǐ

我需要几个本子。 speaker

2. He gave this book to me.

tā gěi le wǒ zhè gè běn zǐ

他给了我这个本子。 speaker

speaker

v

to compare with1. He is older than me.

tā bǐ wǒ nián jì dà

他比我年纪大。 speaker

2. She is shorter than me.

tā bǐ wǒ ǎi

她比我矮。 speaker

bié

别(副) speaker

adv

Advise sb not to do1. Don’t eat that, for it is too spicy.

bié chī zhè gè, tài là le

别吃这个,太辣了。 speaker

2. Don’t smoke in the hospital.

bié zài yī yuàn lǐ chōu yān

别在医院里抽烟。 speaker

bié de

别的 speaker

adv

Another; other1. I would like to try other flavors of ice cream.

wǒ xiǎng shì shì bié de kǒu wèi de bīng qí lín

我想试试别的口味的冰淇淋。 speaker

2. Other places also have this custom

bié de dì fāng yě yǒu zhè zhǒng fēng sú

别的地方也有这种风俗。 speaker

bié rén

别人 speaker

n

Others; other people1. I like a different colour from others.

wǒ xǐ huān hé bié rén bù yí yàng de yán sè

我喜欢和别人不一样的颜色。 speaker

2. Other people cannot make the decision for you.

bié rén bù néng tì nǐ zuò jué dìng

别人不能替你做决定。 speaker

bìng

speaker

n

Illness; sickness1. She was absent through sickness.

tā yīn bìng quē xí

她因病缺席。 speaker

2. He died after a long illness.

tā bìng le hěn jiǔ yǐ hòu jiù sǐ le

他病了很久以后就死了。 speaker

bìng rén

病人 speaker

n

patients1. Many patients in the hospital were more ill than she was.

yī yuàn lǐ xǔ duō bìng rén bìng dé bǐ tā zhòng

医院里许多病人病得比她重。 speaker

2. The doctor is rescuing a critical patient.

yī shēng zhèng zài qiǎng jiù yí gè wēi jí de bìng rén

医生正在抢救一个危急的病人。 speaker

bú dà

不大 speaker

adj

Not much/not very1. There is not much difference in appearance between the two brothers.

tā men xiōng dì liǎ de xiàng mào qū bié bú dà

他们兄弟俩的相貌区别不大。 speaker

2. It seems not very possible to learn to speak Chinese within a month.

xiǎng zài yí gè yuè yǐ nèi xué huì shuō zhōng wén sì hū bú dà kě néng

想在一个月以内学会说中文似乎不大可能。 speaker

bú duì

不对 speaker

adj

Not right/incorrect1. What you’re doing is not right.

nǐ zhè yàng zuò shì bú duì de

你这样做是不对的。 speaker

2. This answer is incorrect.

zhè gè dá àn shì bú duì de

这个答案是不对的。 speaker

bú kè qì

不客气 speaker

phrase

You’re welcomeA: Thank you

  xiè xiè nǐ

  谢谢你 speaker

B: You’re welcome.

bú kè qì 

不客气 speaker

bú yòng

不用 speaker

adv

No need toYou can finish the HSK-1 course in less than a few months.

bú yòng jǐ gè yuè de shí jiān ,nǐ jiù kě yǐ xué wán HSK-1 de kè chéng

不用几个月的时间,你就可以学完HSK-1的课程。

speaker

speaker

adv

Not; to indicate denying1. I don’t like smoking.

wǒ bù xǐ huān chōu yān

我不喜欢抽烟。 speaker

2. Fried foods are not healthy.

yóu zhá shí pǐn bú jiàn kāng

油炸食品不健康。 speaker

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with C

cài

speaker

n

Dishes; food materials1. This dish tastes very delicious.

zhè dào cài fēi cháng hǎo chī

这道菜非常好吃。 speaker

2. I’m going to the market to buy some food materials.

wǒ qù shì chǎng mǎi cài

我去市场买菜。 speaker

chá

speaker

n

tea1. Would you like some tea?

nǐ yào bú yào hē diǎn chá

你要不要喝点茶? speaker

2. Green Tea is my favourite drinking.

lǜ chá shì wǒ zuì xǐ huān de yǐn liào

绿茶是我最喜欢的饮料。 speaker

3. Pu’er Tea is a kind of famous Chinese tea.

pǔ ěr chá shì zhōng guó de yì zhǒng míng chá

普洱茶是中国的一种名茶。 speaker

chà

speaker

adj

Not good; bad; poor condition/quality1. The environment here is too bad.

zhè lǐ de huán jìng tài chà le

这里的环境太差了。 speaker

2. His family conditions are relatively poor.

tā de jiā tíng tiáo jiàn bǐ jiào chà

他的家庭条件比较差。 speaker

3. The clothes of this brand are of poor quality.

zhè gè pǐn pái de yī fú zhì liàng hěn chà

这个品牌的衣服质量很差。 speaker

cháng

speaker

adj

Constant; fixed; invariable1. This mountain is covered with snow and ice all year round.

zhè zuò shān cháng nián bèi bīng xuě fù gài

这座山常年被冰雪覆盖。 speaker

2. Usually, he is taciturn, but today he is uncharacteristic.

píng shí, tā chén mò guǎ yán, jīn tiān què yì fǎn cháng tài

平时,他沉默寡言,今天却一反常态。 speaker

3. Some battles you win, some battles you lose.

shèng bài nǎi bīng jiā cháng shì

胜败乃兵家常事。 speaker

cháng cháng

常常 speaker

adv

Frequently; often1. She often reminisces about the past in the middle of the night.

tā cháng cháng zài yè shēn shí zhuī yì guò qù

她常常在夜深时追忆过去。 speaker

2. I often go to this cafe.

wǒ cháng cháng qù zhè jiā kā fēi tīng

我常常去这家咖啡厅。 speaker

chàng

speaker

v

To sing; to call out1. He used to sing for a living.

tā céng jīng yǐ chàng xì wéi shēng

他曾经以唱戏为生。 speaker

2. After the votes were called out, he became the new chairman.

chàng piào wán bì ,tā dāng shàng le xīn yí rèn de zhǔ xí

唱票完毕,他当上了新一任的主席。 speaker

chàng gē

唱歌 speaker

v

To sing songs1. He is singing while dancing at the same time.

tā yì biān chàng gē, yì biān tiào wǔ

他一边唱歌,一边跳舞。 speaker

2. The birds are singing happily outside the window.

xiǎo niǎo zài chuāng wài kuài huó de chàng gē

小鸟在窗外快活地唱歌。 speaker

chē

speaker

n

Car; vehicle1. There are many cars parked in the square.

guǎng chǎng shàng tíng fàng zhe xǔ duō chē

广场上停放着许多车。 speaker

2. Pedestrians and vehicles coming and going on the street.

dà jiē shàng xíng rén hé chē liàng lái lái wǎng wǎng

大街上行人和车辆来来往往。 speaker

chē piào

车票 speaker

n

ticketI have bought a ticket for the holiday tour.

wǒ yǐ jīng mǎi hǎo le jià qī lǚ yóu de chē piào

我已经买好了假期旅游的车票。 speaker

chē shàng

车上 speaker

adv

On a car/vehicle1. They put their luggage in the vehicle.

tā men bǎ xíng lǐ fàng zài chē shàng

他们把行李放在车上。 speaker

2. The car crashed, killing all 18 people on the vehicle.

qì chē zhuàng huǐ, chē shàng suǒ yǒu shí bā rén sàng shēng

汽车撞毁,车上所有十八人丧生。 speaker

chē zhàn

车站 speaker

n

Bus station1. As soon as I arrived at the station, the car left.

wǒ gāng dào chē zhàn, chē jiù kāi le

我刚到车站,车就开了。 speaker

2. The station is very close to the school.

chē zhàn lí xué xiào hěn jìn

车站离学校很近。 speaker

chī

speaker

v

To eat; to have foods1. He was eating a hot dog.

tā zài chī rè gǒu

他在吃热狗。 speaker 2. Many international students like to eat Chinese food.

hěn duō liú xué shēng xǐ huān chī zhōng guó cài

很多留学生喜欢吃中国菜。 speaker

chī fàn

吃饭 speaker

v

To have a meal; to eat/have foods1. At night, some of us watch TV, some eat food, and some are playing on the computer.

wǎn shàng de shí hòu wǒ men yǒu de kàn diàn shì, yǒu de chī fàn, yǒu de wán diàn nǎo

晚上的时候我们有的看电视,有的吃饭,有的玩电脑。 speaker

2. I’m delighted to hear that you are going to invite me for dinner.

tīng shuō nǐ yào qǐng wǒ chī fàn, wǒ hěn gāo xìng

听说你要请我吃饭,我很高兴。 speaker

chū

speaker

v

to grow up; to go; to appear/show; to produce; to bring out; to issue1. The big tree has grown tender leaves.

dà shù zhǎng chū le nèn nèn de shù yè

大树长出了嫩嫩的树叶。 speaker

2. He is out.

tā chū mén le

他出门了。 speaker

3. A rainbow appeared in the sky after rain.

yǔ hòu de tiān kōng zhōng chū xiàn le yí dào cǎi hóng

雨后的天空中出现了一道彩虹。 speaker

4. The newly produced wheat is of good quality.

xīn chū chǎn de xiǎo mài zhì liàng yōu liáng

新出产的小麦质量优良。 speaker

5. The clerk took out the shoes from the shop window.

diàn yuán qǔ chū le chú chuāng lǐ de xié zǐ

店员取出了橱窗里的鞋子。 speaker

6. His latest book is very popular.

tā zuì jìn chū bǎn de xīn shū fēi cháng chàng xiāo

他最近出版的新书非常畅销。 speaker

chū lái

出来 speaker

v

To come out1. The smell of roasted duck floated out from the stove.

kǎo yā de xiāng wèi cóng lú zǐ lǐ piāo le chū lái

烤鸭的香味从炉子里飘了出来。 speaker

2. She slowly walked out from behind the scenes.

tā huǎn huǎn de cóng mù hòu zǒu le chū lái

她缓缓地从幕后走了出来。 speaker

chū qù

出去 speaker

v

To go out1. He often goes out for a run in the morning.

tā cháng cháng zài zǎo chén chū qù pǎo bù

他常常在早晨出去跑步。 speaker

2. This news must not be revealed

zhè gè xiāo xī jué bù néng tòu lù chū qù

这个消息决不能透露出去。 speaker

chuān

穿 speaker

v

to pass through; to wear/wearing1. They passed through the woods and reached their destination.

tā men chuān guò shù lín ,dào dá le mù dì dì

他们穿过树林,到达了目的地。 speaker

2. She is decently dressed.

tā de chuān dài dǎ bàn hěn tǐ miàn

她的穿戴打扮很体面。 speaker

chuáng

床 

n

the bed; something in shape like a bedShe is lying on the bed.

tā tǎng zài chuáng shàng

她躺在床上。

speaker

m

Number

(measure word)

1. This athlete has won two championships this year.

zhè gè yùn dòng yuán jīn nián yíng dé le sān cì guan jūn

这个运动员今年赢得了三次冠军。 speaker

2. She goes jogging twice a day in the morning and evening

tā měi tiān zǎo wǎn pǎo bù duàn liàn liǎng cì

她每天早晚跑步锻炼两次 speaker

cóng

speaker

Prep; adv

From; through; never1. It takes about 6 hours to take the high-speed rail from Shanghai to Beijing.

cóng shàng hǎi dào běi jīng yào zuò dà yuē 6 gè xiǎo shí de gāo tiě

从上海到北京要坐大约6个小时的高铁。 speaker

2. I walked through the grass.

wǒ cóng cǎo cóng zhōng zǒu guò

我从草丛中走过。 speaker

3. I never heard of this person.

wǒ cóng méi tīng shuō guò zhè gè rén

我从没听说过这个人。 speaker

cuò

speaker

adj

Wrong; erroneous; incorrect1. That is the wrong answer.

dá àn cuò wù

答案错误。 speaker

2. I made erroneous assumptions.

wǒ zuò le cuò wù de jiǎ shè

我做了错误的假设。 speaker

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with D

speaker

v

To heat/beat; to send out; to make; to hold; to break; to issue; to get; to dispel; to play1. She is beating drums

tā zài dǎ gǔ

她在打鼓。 speaker

2. He called her several times

tā gěi tā dǎ le hǎo jǐ cì diàn huà

他给她打了好几次电话。 speaker

3. These golds are used to make jewelry.

zhè xiē jīn zǐ shì yòng lái dǎ shǒu shì de

这些金子是用来打首饰的。 speaker

4. to hold the lantern

dǎ dēng lóng

打灯笼 speaker

5. I broke the plate

wǒ bǎ pán zǐ dǎ pò le

我把盘子打破了。 speaker

6. They like to play basketball together on weekends.

tā men xǐ huān zhōu mò yì qǐ dǎ lán qiú

他们喜欢周末一起打篮球。 speaker

dǎ chē

打车 speaker

v

To take a taxi/by taxiI take a taxi to school

wǒ dǎ chē qù xué xiào shàng kè

我打车去学校上课。 speaker

dǎ diàn huà

打电话 speaker

v

To make a phone callHe called her several times

tā gěi tā dǎ le hǎo jǐ cì diàn huà

他给她打了好几次电话。 speaker

dǎ kāi

打开 speaker

v

To open up; to turn on1. She opens up the door.

tā dǎ kāi le mén

她打开了门。 speaker

2. I turn the TV on.

wǒ dǎ kāi le diàn shì jī

我打开了电视机 speaker

dǎ qiú

打球 speaker

v

To play ballsI like to play balls with my friends.

wǒ xǐ huān hé péng yǒu yì qǐ dǎ qiú

我喜欢和朋友一起打球。 speaker

speaker

adj

Big;huge;large1. This is a big tree.

zhè shì yì kē dà shù

这是一颗大树。 speaker

2. Her career has achieved huge success

tā de shì yè qǔ dé le jù dà de chéng jiù

她的事业取得了巨大的成就。 speaker

3. I would like to buy a T-shirt in a Large size.

wǒ xiǎng yào yí jiàn dà mǎ de T xù

我想要一件大码的T恤。 speaker

dà xué

大学 speaker

n

university; collegeI’m going to apply for a college this year.

wǒ jīn nián yào shēn qǐng dà xué

我今年要申请大学。 speaker

dà xué shēng

大学生 speaker

n

College studentsHe is a college student.

tā shì yì míng dà xué shēng

他是一名大学生。 speaker

dào

speaker

v

To arrive1. Where are you?

nǐ dào nǎ lǐ le

你到哪里了? speaker

2. I have arrived in Beijing.

wǒ yǐ jīng dào běi jīng le

我已经到北京了。 speaker

dé dào

得到 speaker

v

To get; to obtain; to receive1. At school, we got guidance and help from the teacher

zài xué xiào, wǒ men dé dào le lǎo shī de zhǐ dǎo hé bāng zhù

在学校,我们得到了老师的指导和帮助。 speaker

2. He received a scholarship.

tā dé dào le jiǎng xué jīn

他得到了奖学金。 speaker

de

speaker

part

Structural particle 地 only occurs after an adverbial adjunct. It is the signal of adverbials.1. The students listened to the teacher very seriously.

xué shēng men hěn rèn zhēn de tīng kè

学生们很认真地听课。 speaker

2. He studies Chinese very hard.

tā hěn nǔ lì de xué xí zhōng wén

他很努力地学习中文。 speaker

de

speaker

part

Structural particle 的 only occurs after an attributive modifier.  It is the signal of attribution.1. She has pretty eyes.

tā de yǎn jīng hěn piào liàng

她的眼睛很漂亮。 speaker

2. My bike is broken.

wǒ de zì xíng chē huài le

我的自行车坏了。 speaker

děng

等(动) speaker

v

To wait1. I’m waiting for the teacher

wǒ zài děng lǎo shī

我在等老师。 speaker

2. He is waiting for her call

tā zài děng tā de diàn huà

他在等她的电话。 speaker

3. People are waiting for the bus at the station.

rén men zài chē zhàn děng gōng jiāo chē

人们在车站等公交车。 speaker

speaker

n

The ground; the earth1. The ground was covered with a layer of ice.

dì shàng fù gài le yì céng bīng

地上覆盖了一层冰。 speaker

2. The leaves fell on the ground.

shù yè luò zài le dì shàng

树叶落在了地上。 speaker

dì fāng

地方 speaker

n

place1. Kunming is a good place to learn Chinese.

kūn míng shì xué xí zhōng wén de hǎo dì fang

昆明是学习中文的好地方。 speaker

2. There are many coffee shops in this place.

zhè gè dì fāng yǒu hěn duō kā fēi diàn

这个地方有很多咖啡店。 speaker

dì shàng

地上 speaker

Part

On the ground1. The leaves fell on the ground.

shù yè luò zài le dì shàng

树叶落在了地上。 speaker

2. In spring, green grass grows on the ground.

chūn tiān, dì shàng shēng chū lǜ sè de xiǎo cǎo

春天,地上生出绿色的小草。 speaker

dì tú

地图 speaker

n

The map1. He is drawing a map.

tā zhèng zài huì zhì dì tú

他正在绘制地图。 speaker

2. This street is not marked on the map.

dì tú shàng méi yǒu biāo chū zhè tiáo jiē dào

地图上没有标出这条街道。 speaker

dì dì /dì

弟弟/ speaker

n

The brother1. I have a younger brother and a younger sister.

wǒ yǒu yí gè dì dì, yí gè mèi mèi

我有一个弟弟,一个妹妹。 speaker

2. The younger brother is a naughty boy.

dì dì shì gè tiáo pí de nán hái

弟弟是个调皮的男孩。 speaker

dì (dì èr )

第(第二) speaker

pref

the prefix before a number (the second)1. This is my second time visiting China

zhè shì wǒ dì èr cì lái zhōng guó

这是我第二次来中国。 speaker

2. At the second stop, she visited the local museum.

zài dì èr zhàn, tā cān guān le dāng dì de bó wù guǎn

在第二站,她参观了当地博物馆。 speaker

diǎn

speaker

n, v, m

A spot/dot; a point; to order; a little1. There is a black spot on the wall.

qiáng shàng yǒu yí gè hēi sè de bān diǎn

墙上有一个黑色的斑点。 speaker

2. We have class at 9 o’clock in the morning.

wǒ men zǎo shàng jiǔ diǎn shàng kè

我们早上九点上课。 speaker

3. How to order food in a Chinese restaurant?

rú hé zài zhōng cān guǎn lǐ diǎn cān

如何在中餐馆里点餐? speaker

4. I need some salt in my dishes

wǒ de cài lǐ xū yào jiā diǎn yán

我的菜里需要加点盐。 speaker

diàn

speaker

n

electricityThe electricity was back on.

lái diàn le

来电了。 speaker

diàn huà

电话 speaker

n

The telephone1. I don’t have a telephone in my flat.

wǒ gōng yù lǐ méi yǒu diàn huà

我公寓里没有电话。 speaker

2. May I have your telephone number?

kě yǐ gào sù wǒ nǐ de diàn huà hào mǎ ma

可以告诉我你的电话号码吗? speaker

diàn nǎo

电脑 speaker

n

The computer1. She bought a new computer yesterday.

tā zuó tiān mǎi le yì tái xīn diàn nǎo

她昨天买了一台新电脑。 speaker

2. The teacher uses the computer to deliver the class for us.

lǎo shī yòng diàn nǎo gěi wǒ men shàng kè

老师用电脑给我们上课。 speaker

diàn shì

电视 speaker

n

The TV show1. I love watching TV shows.

wǒ xǐ huān kàn diàn shì

我喜欢看电视。 speaker

2. The recent TV shows are very boring.

zuì jìn de diàn shì dōu hěn wú liáo

最近的电视都很无聊。 speaker

diàn shì jī

电视机 speaker

n

The television/television set1. This television is in good quality.

zhè tái diàn shì jī de zhì liàng hěn hǎo

这台电视机的质量很好。 speaker

2. This television is broken.

zhè tái diàn shì jī huài le

这台电视机坏了。 speaker

diàn yǐng

电影 speaker

n

The movie/film1. I enjoying watching movie.

wǒ xǐ huān kàn diàn yǐng

我喜欢看电影。 speaker

2. This movie has won many awards.

zhè bù diàn yǐng huò dé le hěn duō jiǎng xiàng

这部电影获得了很多奖项。 speaker

diàn yǐng yuàn

电影院 speaker

n

The movie theatre/cinema1. The equipment in this cinema is very good.

zhè jiā diàn yǐng yuàn de shè bèi hěn hǎo

这家电影院的设备很好。 speaker

2. A new movie theatre opened around my home.

wǒ jiā fù jìn xīn kāi le yì jiā diàn yǐng yuàn

我家附近新开了一家电影院。 speaker

dōng

speaker

n

The eastWe will keep launching forward toward the east. 

wǒ men jì xù xiàng dōng qián jìn

我们继续向东前进。 speaker

dōng biān

东边 speaker

adv

The eastern side/directionShanghai is located on the eastern side of China.

shàng hǎi shì zuò luò yú zhōng guó de dōng biān

上海市坐落于中国的东边。 speaker

dōng xi

东西 speaker

n

Thing; stuff1. I go to the supermarket to buy some stuff.

wǒ qù chāo shì mǎi diǎn dōng xi

我去超市买点东西。 speaker

2. Mom made me a lot of delicious things.

mā mā gěi wǒ zuò le hěn duō hǎo chī de dōng xi

妈妈给我做了很多好吃的东西。 speaker

dòng

speaker

v

To move; to make a movement1. Who moved my cheese?

shéi dòng le wǒ de nǎi lào

谁动了我的奶酪? speaker

2. He has a bad temper and gets angry at every turn.

tā pí qì bú hǎo, dòng bú dòng jiù fā huǒ

他脾气不好,动不动就发火。 speaker

dòng zuò

动作 speaker

n

Action; movement1. I love watching action movies.

wǒ xǐ huān kàn dòng zuò diàn yǐng

我喜欢看动作电影。 speaker

2. This dance movement is very difficult.

zhè gè wǔ dǎo dòng zuò nán dù hěn gāo

这个舞蹈动作难度很高。 speaker

dōu

speaker

adv

Both; all1. Everyone is here.

dà jiā dōu dào qí le

大家都到齐了。 speaker

2. I remember all these words.

zhè xiē cí yǔ wǒ quán bù dōu jì zhù le

这些词语我全部都记住了。 speaker

speaker

v

To read1. Please read this sentence in Chinese.

qǐng yòng zhōng wén dú chū zhè jù huà

请用中文读出这句话。 speaker

2. Reading is beneficial.

dú shū shǐ rén shòu yì

读书使人受益。 speaker

dú shū

读书 speaker

phrase

To read a book; reading1. Reading is beneficial.

dú shū shǐ rén shòu yì

读书使人受益。 speaker

2. I like reading very much.

wǒ hěn xǐ huān dú shū

我很喜欢读书。 speaker

duì

对(形) speaker

adj

Correct; right1. The usage of this word is correct.

zhè gè cí de yòng fǎ shì duì de

这个词的用法是对的。 speaker

2. This is not right; you should apologize to others.

zhè yàng zuò bú duì, nǐ yīng gāi xiàng rén jiā dào qiàn

这样做不对,你应该向人家道歉。 speaker

duì bú qǐ

对不起 speaker

To be sorryI’m sorry.

duì bù qǐ

对不起 speaker

duō

多(形、代) speaker

Adj, pron

Indicating degree or extent1. Many students come to Kunming to learn Chinese every year.

měi nián dōu yǒu hěn duō xué shēng lái kūn míng xué zhōng wén

每年都有很多学生来昆明学中文。 speaker

2. At Keats School, he learned a lot.

zài jì cí xué xiào, tā xué dào le hěn duō

在济慈学校,他学到了很多。 speaker

duō shǎo

多少 speaker

pron

How many, how much1. How much is this book?

zhè běn shū duō shǎo qián

这本书多少钱? speaker

2. How many classrooms are there?

zhè lǐ yǒu duō shǎo jiān jiào shì

这里有多少间教室? speaker

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with E

è

饿 speaker

adj

To be hungry1. I am hungry.

wǒ dù zǐ è le

我肚子饿了。 speaker

2. I have eaten a lot during lunchtime, and I am not hungry at all now.

wǒ wǔ fàn chī le hěn duō, xiàn zài yì diǎn yě bú è

我午饭吃了很多,现在一点也不饿。 speaker

ér zǐ

儿子 speaker

n

son1. Where does your son work?

nǐ ér zǐ zài nǎ ér gōng zuò

你儿子在哪儿工作? speaker

2. My son works in a hospital. He is a doctor.

wǒ ér zǐ zài yī yuàn gōng zuò, tā shì yī shēng

我儿子在医院工作,他是医生。 speaker

èr

speaker

num

two1. She won second place in the running race.

tā pǎo bù dé le dì èr míng

她跑步得了第二名。 speaker

2. Our seats are in the second row.

wǒ men de zuò wèi zài dì èr pái

我们的座位在第二排。 speaker

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with F

fàn

speaker

n

Rice; meal1. She is too busy to have time for meals.

tā tài máng le, zǒng shì méi yǒu shí jiān chī fàn

她太忙了,总是没有时间吃饭。 speaker

2. I like to cook meals at home on weekends.

zhōu mò wǒ xǐ huān zài jiā zuò fàn

周末我喜欢在家做饭。 speaker

fàn diàn

饭店 speaker

n

Hotel; restaurantHow did you come to the hotel/restaurant?

nǐ men shì zěn me lái fàn diàn de

你们是怎么来饭店的? speaker

fáng jiān

房间 speaker

n

room1. How many rooms do you have here?

nǐ zhè lǐ yǒu jǐ gè fáng jiān

你这里有几个房间? speaker

2. I booked a room for two.

wǒ dìng le liǎng gè rén de fáng jiān

我订了两个人的房间。 speaker

fáng zǐ

房子 speaker

n

house1. I own this house.

zhè dòng fáng zǐ shì wǒ de

这栋房子是我的。 speaker

2. This house is new.

zhè fáng zǐ shì xīn de

这房子是新的。 speaker

fàng

speaker

v

To put; to release; to place1. I put books on the table.

wǒ bǎ shū fàng zài zhuō zǐ shàng

我把书放在桌子上。 speaker

2. He releases his hands.

tā de shǒu fàng kāi le

他的手放开了。 speaker

3. She places the cherry on the top of the cake.

tā bǎ yīng táo fàng zài le dàn gāo shàng

她把樱桃放在了蛋糕上。 speaker

fàng jià

放假 speaker

 

Have a holiday/vacation1. We will have a vacation on National Day.

wǒ men jiāng zài guó qìng jiē fàng jià

我们将在国庆节放假。 speaker

2. When will you have a vacation?

nǐ shí me shén hòu fàng jià

你什么时候放假? speaker

fàng xué

放学 speaker

 

After the classesWhat would you like to do after the classes?

nǐ fàng xué hòu yào qù nǎ lǐ

你放学后要去哪里? speaker

fēi

speaker

v

To fly1. many birds are flying in the sky.

yǒu hěn duō niǎo zài tiān shàng fēi

有很多鸟在天上飞。 speaker

2. The flight is flying over the pacific ocean now.

gāi háng bān xiàn zài zhèng zài tài píng yáng shàng kōng fēi xíng

该航班现在正在太平洋上空飞行。 speaker

fēi jī

飞机 speaker

v

Airplane; flightI fly to Kunming to learn Chinese.

wǒ zuò fēi jī qù kūn míng xué zhōng wén

我坐飞机去昆明学中文。 speaker

fēi cháng

非常 speaker

adv

Very/extremely1. She is very excited about the coming trip to China.

tā wèi jí jiāng kāi qǐ de zhōng guó zhī lǚ gǎn dào fēi cháng xīng fèn

她为即将开启的中国之旅感到非常兴奋。 speaker

2. I like learning Chinese at Keats School very much.

wǒ fēi cháng xǐ huān zài jì cí xué xiào xué zhōng wén

我非常喜欢在济慈学校学中文。 speaker

Fēn

分(名、量) speaker

n.m

Fraction; Equinox; minute; cent; score1. one third

sān fēn zhī yī

三分之一 speaker

2. One minute is 60 seconds.

yì fēn zhōng shì 60 miǎo zhōng

一分钟是60秒钟。 speaker

fēng

speaker

n

The wind1. It’s very windy today.

jīn tiān de fēng hěn dà

今天的风很大。 speaker

2. The leaves fell on the ground with the wind blowing.

shù yè suí fēng piāo luò zài dì shàng

树叶随风飘落在地上。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with G

gān

speaker

adj

To be dry1. The clothes dried quickly.

yī fú hěn kuài liàng gān le

衣服很快晾干了。 speaker

2. The water on the ground is dried up.

dì shàng de shuǐ bèi shài gān le

地上的水被晒干了。 speaker

gān jìng

干净 speaker

adj

To be cleaning; hygiene1. I make the house clean and tidy.

wǒ bǎ wū zǐ dǎ sǎo dé gān jìng zhěng jié

我把屋子打扫得干净整洁。 speaker

2. This restaurant is in poor standards of food hygiene.

zhè jiā cān tīng de shí pǐn bù gān jìng

这家餐厅的食品不干净。 speaker

gàn

speaker

v

To do1. I did a lot of things today, and I feel exhausted.

wǒ jīn tiān gàn le hěn duō shì qíng, gǎn jué hěn lèi

我今天干了很多事情,感觉很累。 speaker

2. He did a lot of bad things.

tā gàn le hěn duō huài shì

他干了很多坏事。 speaker

gàn shén me

干什么 speaker

What to doWhat are we going to do on the weekend?

wǒ men zhōu mò qù gàn shén me

我们周末去干什么? speaker

gāo

speaker

adj

High; high level/standard1. This tree grows very tall.

zhè kē shù zhǎng dé hěn gāo

这棵树长得很高。 speaker

2. She is taller than me.

tā zhǎng dé bǐ wǒ gāo

她长得比我高。 speaker

gāo xìng

高兴 speaker

adj

happy1. I’m so happy to see you.

jiàn dào nǐ wǒ hěn gāo xìng

见到你我很高兴。 speaker

2. Everyone had a great time today.

dà jiā jīn tiān dōu wán dé hěn gāo xìng

大家今天都玩得很高兴。 speaker

gào sù

告诉 speaker

v

To tell1. I told her a story about me.

wǒ gào sù tā guān yú wǒ de gù shì

我告诉她关于我的故事。 speaker

2. She didn’t tell anyone.

tā méi yǒu gào sù rèn hé rén

她没有告诉任何人 speaker

gē gē /gē

哥哥/ speaker

n

Older brother1. I have an elder brother.

wǒ yǒu yí gè gē gē

我有一个哥哥。 speaker

2. His brother is a policeman.

tā gē gē shì jǐng chá

他哥哥是警察。 speaker

speaker

n

songThere are many classic songs on this tape.

zhè pán cí dài lǐ yǒu hěn duō jīng diǎn gē qǔ

这盘磁带里有很多经典歌曲。 speaker

speaker

m

the unit of things1. I need a good pillow.

wǒ xū yào yí gè hǎo zhěn tóu

我需要一个好枕头。 speaker

2. Everyone has a dream.

měi gè rén dōu yǒu mèng xiǎng

每个人都有梦想。 speaker

gěi

speaker

v

To give1. I handed him the book.

wǒ bǎ shū dì gěi tā

我把书递给他。 speaker

2. He gave me the money.

tā bǎ qián gěi le wǒ

他把钱给了我。 speaker

gēn

speaker

Prep,v, conj

With;follow/go with; and1. I will go with you.

wǒ gēn nǐ yì qǐ qù

我跟你一起去。 speaker

2. She follows me.

tā gēn zài wǒ hòu miàn

她跟在我后面。 speaker

3. She and he are not in the same class.

tā gēn tā bú shì yí gè bān de

她跟他不是一个班的。 speaker

gōng rén

工人 speaker

n

workersThe workers work very hard.

gōng rén men gōng zuò hěn mài lì

工人们工作很卖力。 speaker

gōng zuò

工作 speaker

v, n

to work; jobs1. I still have a lot of work to do today.

wǒ jīn tiān hái yǒu hěn duō gōng zuò yào zuò

我今天还有很多工作要做。 speaker

2. He has tried many kinds of jobs.

tā cháng shì le xǔ duō gōng zuò

他尝试了许多工作。 speaker

guān

关(动) speaker

v

Close up; turn off/turn down1. Could you please close up the window?

kě yǐ qǐng nín bǎ chuāng hù guān shàng ma

可以请您把窗户关上吗? speaker

2. I turned the lights off when I left.

wǒ lí kāi shí guān diào le dēng

我离开时关掉了灯。 speaker

3. Could you please turn down the volume?

kě yǐ bǎ shēng yīn guān xiǎo yì diǎn ma

可以把声音关小一点吗? speaker

guān shàng

关上 speaker

v

Close; shut1. Remember to close the door when you leave.

zǒu de shí hòu, jì dé bǎ mén guān shàng

走的时候,记得把门关上。 speaker

2. After turning off the light, the room is completely dark.

guān shàng dēng, wū zǐ lǐ yí piàn qī hēi

关上灯,屋子里一片漆黑。 speaker

guì

speaker

adj

expensiveThe price of this pair of sneakers is too high.

zhè shuāng yùn dòng xié jià gé tài guì le

这双运动鞋价格太贵了。 speaker

guó

speaker

n

Country; nation; state1. The whole country is beaming during the Spring Festival.

chūn jiē shí quán guó shàng xià dōu xǐ qì yáng yáng de

春节时全国上下都喜气洋洋的。 speaker

2. The people of all ethnic groups across the country are united together.

quán guó gè zú rén mín tuán jié zài yì qǐ

全国各族人民团结在一起。 speaker

guó jiā

国家 speaker

n

Country; nation; state1. China is an independent country.

zhōng guó shì gè dú lì zì zhǔ de guó jiā

中国是个独立自主的国家。

2. There are great cultural differences between different countries.

bú tóng de guó jiā zhī jiān cún zài zhe hěn dà de wén huà chà yì

不同的国家之间存在着很大的文化差异。

guó wài

国外

adj

Abroad; overseas1. He has lived and studied abroad since he was a child.

tā cóng xiǎo jiù zài guó wài shēng huó hé xué xí

他从小就在国外生活和学习。

2. Ten years ago, she came back from abroad.

shí nián qián, tā cóng guó wài huí lái le

十年前,她从国外回来了。

guò

v

Pass; pass through; go across1. Be careful when crossing the road.

guò mǎ lù shí yào xiǎo xīn

过马路时要小心。

2. I passed through the woods.

wǒ jīng guò le yí piàn shù lín

我经过了一片树林。

3. She passed by me.

tā cóng wǒ shēn biān jīng guò

她从我身边经过。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with H

hái

adv

yet; more1. I haven’t read this book yet.

zhè běn shū wǒ hái méi yǒu kàn wán

这本书我还没有看完。

2. Today is colder than yesterday.

jīn tiān bǐ zuó tiān hái yào lěng

今天比昨天还要冷。

hái shì

还是

adv

Still; or; had better1. She still looks as beautiful as years ago.

tā kàn qǐ lái hái shì hé duō nián qián yí yàng měi lì

她看起来还是和多年前一样美丽。

2. Shall we go shopping tomorrow or watch a movie?

wǒ men míng tiān shì qù guàng jiē hái shì qù kàn diàn yǐng

我们明天是去逛街还是去看电影?

3. You’d better bring an umbrella

nǐ hái shì dài shàng yǔ sǎn bǐ jiào hǎo

你还是带上雨伞比较好。

hái yǒu

还有

adv

Besides; aside from1. Besides me, who else knows about this?

zhè jiàn shì chú le wǒ zhī wài, hái yǒu shéi zhī dào

这件事除了我之外,还有谁知道?

2. Is there anyone else going to have the class together?

hái yǒu qí tā rén yào yì qǐ shàng kè ma

还有其他人要一起上课吗?

hái zǐ

孩子

n

Kid(s); child(ren)1. During summer vacation, children like to sign up for the Summer Chinese program.

shǔ jiàshí, hái zǐ men dōu xǐ huān cān jiā zhōng wén xià lìng yíng

暑假时,孩子们都喜欢参加中文夏令营。

2. Children usually learn Chinese very quickly.

hái zǐ xué xí zhōng wén tōng cháng dōu hěn kuài

孩子学习中文通常都很快。

hàn yǔ

汉语

n

The Chinese langauge1. Involving in an immersion Chinese program in China is the fastest way to master the Chinese language.

qù zhōng guó cān jiā chén jìn shì de hàn yǔ kè chéng, shì zhǎng wò hàn yǔ de zuì kuài fāng fǎ

去中国参加沉浸式的汉语课程,是掌握汉语的最快方法。

2. Learning Chinese can bring you many benefits.

xué xí hàn yǔ kě yǐ wéi nǐ dài lái hěn duō de hǎo chù

学习汉语可以为你带来很多的好处。

3. Learning Chinese in China has become the first choice for many students in the gap year.

dào zhōng guó xué xí zhōng wén chéng wéi le hěn duō xué shēng zài jiàn gé nián de shǒu xuǎn

到中国学习中文成为了很多学生在间隔年的首选。

hàn zì

汉字

n

Chinese characters1. How can I learn Chinese characters easily?

rú hé cái néng qīng sōng de xué xí hàn zì

如何才能轻松地学习汉字?

2. How many Chinese characters do I need to learn?

wǒ xū yào xué xí duō shǎo gè hàn zì

我需要学习多少个汉字?

hǎo

好(形)

adj

Good; fine1. Kunming is a good place to learn Chinese.

kūn míng shì xué xí zhōng wén de hǎo dì fāng

昆明是学习中文的好地方。

2. Keats School is a very good Chinese language school.

jì cí xué xiào shì yì suǒ hěn hǎo de zhōng wén xué xiào

济慈学校是一所很好的中文学校。

hǎo chī

好吃

adj

Delicious; tasty1. When studying in Kunming, you must try these ten delicious dishes.

zài kūn míng xué xí shí, nǐ yí dìng yào cháng cháng zhè shí dào hǎo chī de cài pǐn

在昆明学习时,你一定要尝尝这十道好吃的菜品。

2. Fried potato is a delicious snack I like very much.

zháyáng yù shì wǒ hěn xǐ huān de yì zhǒng hǎo chī de xiǎo chī

炸洋芋是我很喜欢的一种好吃的小吃。

hǎo kàn

好看

adj

Pretty; beautiful; good lookingThe blue sky in Kunming is very beautiful.

kūn míng de lán tiān fēi cháng hǎo kàn

昆明的蓝天非常好看。

hǎo tīng

好听

adj

Pleasing to the ear; melodiousListening to melodious Chinese songs can help you learn Chinese.

tīng hǎo tīng de zhōng wén gē qǔ néng bāng zhù nǐ xué xí zhōng wén

听好听的中文歌曲能帮助你学习中文。

hǎo wán ér

好玩儿

adj

Fun; amusedWhen learning Chinese, the teachers at Keats School will use many fun methods to help you learn Chinese faster.

xué xí zhōng wén shí ,jì cí xué xiào de lǎo shī huì cǎi yòng hěn duō hǎo wán ér de fāng fǎ ,bāng zhù nǐ gèng kuài de xué xí zhōng wén

学习中文时,济慈学校的老师会采用很多好玩儿的方法,帮助你更快地学习中文。

hào

n

(for date of the month) numberEvery year, October 1st is China’s National Day.

měi nián de shí yuè yī hào shì zhōng guó de guó qìng jiē

每年的10月1号是中国的国庆节。

v

To drink1. I drink coffee every morning.

wǒ měi tiān zǎo chén dōu yào hē kā fēi

我每天早晨都要喝咖啡。

2. When studying in China, I drank a lot of Pu’er tea.

zài zhōng guó xué xí shí, wǒ hē le hěn duō pǔ ěr chá

在中国时,我喝了很多普洱茶。

conj

andChinese characters and vocabulary are the basic content of learning Mandarin Chinese.

hàn zì hé cí huì shì xué xí hàn yǔ de jī chǔ nèi róng

汉字和词汇是学习汉语的基础内容。

hěn

adv

Very, quiteLearning the Chinese language is very useful. 

xué xí zhōng wén hěn yǒu yòng

学习中文很有用。

hòu

prep

Behind; afterAfter learning pinyin, you can learn the pronunciation of new Chinese characters by yourself.

xué xí pīn yīn hòu, nǐ jiù néng zì xué xīn hàn zì de dú yīn le

学习拼音后,你就能自学新汉字的读音了。

hòu biān

后边

n

Back; rearThere is a river behind this house.

zhè zhuàng fáng zǐ hòu biān, yǒu yì tiáo hé

这幢房子后边,有一条河。

hòu tiān

后天

n

The day after tomorrowThe day after tomorrow, my teacher and I made an appointment to take a Chinese online class.

hòu tiān, wǒ hé lǎo shī yuē hǎo le shàng zhōng wén wǎng luò kè

后天,我和老师约好了上中文网络课。

huā

花(名)

n

flowerRose flower cake is one of the most famous snacks in Kunming.

méi guī xiān huā bǐng shì kūn míng zuì yǒu míng de xiǎo chī zhī yī

玫瑰鲜花饼是昆明最有名的小吃之一。

huà

n

language; talk; message1. Mandarin Chinese is becoming an increasingly popular language.

zhōng guó huà zhèng chéng wéi yuè lái yuè shòu huān yíng de yì zhǒng yǔ yán

中国话正成为越来越受欢迎的一种语言。

2. The subject of our talk today is the tricks of learning the Chinese language.

jīn tiān wǒ men tǎo lùn de huà tí shì :xué xí zhōng wén de jì qiǎo

今天我们讨论的话题是:学习中文的技巧。

3. Please help me pass a message to her.

qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ gěi tā chuán gè huà ér

请你帮我给她传个话儿。

huài

adj

Bad; in poor quality1. In the early stages of learning the Chinese language, it would be better to avoid forming bad learning habits.

zài xué xí hàn yǔ de chū qī, yào bì miǎn yǎng chéng huài de xué xí xí guàn

在学习汉语的初期,要避免养成坏的学习习惯。

2. This cup is broken.

zhè gè bēi zǐ shuāi huài le

这个杯子摔坏了。

3. He came up with a bad idea.

tā xiǎng chū le yí gè huài diǎn zǐ

他想出了一个坏点子。

huán

v

To return1. I will return this book to you next week.

xià zhōu wǒ huì bǎ zhè běn shū huán gěi nǐ

下周我会把这本书还给你。

2. Refuse to counter-attack others’ attacks.

Dǎ bù huán shǒu, mà bù huán kǒu

打不还手,骂不还口。

huí

回(动)

v

To return; to come back1. I plan to go home next week.

wǒ dǎ suàn xià zhōu huí jiā

我打算下周回家。

2. The teacher responded to the students’ questions one by one.

lǎo shī yī yī huí fù le xué shēng de wèn tí

老师一一回复了学生的问题。

huí dá

回答

V, n

To answer/reply/response; the reply/answer1. His reply was very simple and sincere.

tā de dá fù fēi cháng jiǎn dān hé chéng kěn

他的答复非常简单和诚恳。

2. The teacher answered my question.

lǎo shī huí dá le wǒ de wèn tí

老师回答了我的问题。

huí dào

回到

v

To return to; to go back toI really want to go back to the year I was seventeen.

wǒ hěn xiǎng huí dào shí qī suì nà yì nián

我很想回到十七岁那一年。

huí jiā

回家

v

To return homeI plan to go home next week.

wǒ dǎ suàn xià zhōu huí jiā

我打算下周回家。

huí lái

回来

v

To come back; to get backWhen you come back, we will go for dinner together.

děng nǐ huí lái le, wǒ men yì qǐ qù chī fàn

等你回来了,我们一起去吃饭。

huí qù

回去

v

To go backI’ll think about it carefully when I go back.

wǒ huí qù hòu zài zǐ xì kǎo lǜ yí xià

我回去后再仔细考虑一下。

huì

会(动)

v

Can; be able to1. I can speak Chinese.

wǒ huì shuō zhōng wén

我会说中文。

2. She can cook.

tā huì zuò fàn

她会做饭。

huǒ chē

火车

n

The trainIn Yunnan, traveling by train is very convenient.

zài yún nán, zuò huǒ chē lǚ yóu hěn fāng biàn

在云南,坐火车旅游很方便。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with J

jī chǎng

机场

n

The airportIt takes only 30 minutes to get to the airport by subway.

zuò dì tiě sān shí fēn zhōng jiù néng dào jī chǎng

坐地铁30分钟就能到机场。

jī piào

机票

n

The flight ticketI would like to book a flight ticket from Beijing to Kunming.

wǒ xiǎng dìng yì zhāng cóng běi jīng dào kūn míng de jī piào

我想订一张从北京到昆明的机票。

jī dàn

鸡蛋

n

eggsStir-fried tomatoes and eggs are the most common and delicious Chinese dishes.

xī hóng shì chǎo jī dàn shì yí dào zuì cháng jiàn hé hǎo chī de zhōng guó cài

西红柿炒鸡蛋是一道最常见和好吃的中国菜。

pron

How many1. How many siblings do you have?

nǐ yǒu jǐ gè xiōng dì jiě mèi

你有几个兄弟姐妹?

2. How many Chinese classes do you have for today?

nǐ jīn tiān yǒu jǐ jié zhōng wén kè

你今天有几节中文课?

v

To remember, to recall1. I cannot recall her name.

wǒ jì bù qǐ tā de míng zì le

我记不起她的名字了。

2. My Chinese teacher asks me to remember these Chinese words down.

wǒ de zhōng wén lǎo shī ràng wǒ bǎ zhè xiē zhōng wén cí yǔ jì xià lái

我的中文老师让我把这些中文词语记下来。

jì dé

记得

v

To remember, to keep in memory1. I remember every detail of this incident.

wǒ jì dé zhè jiàn shì de měi yí gè xì jiē

我记得这件事的每一个细节。

2. I vaguely remember that it was his voice.

wǒ yǐn yuē de jì dé nà shì tā shuō huà de shēng yīn

我隐约地记得那是他说话的声音。

jì zhù

记住

v

To remember1. Remember these Chinese characters, you will be able to read simple Chinese article

jì zhù zhè xiē zhōng wén, nǐ jiù néng kàn dǒng jiǎn dān de zhōng wén wén zhāng

记住这些中文,你就能看懂简单的中文文章。

2. I shall remember you

wǒ yí dìng huì jì zhù nǐ

我一定会记住你。

jiā

n

FamilyShe is tired of the tedious family life.

tā yàn juàn le fán suǒ de jiā tíng shēng huó

她厌倦了烦琐的家庭生活。

jiā lǐ

家里

 

In the home/house1. Her home is impoverished.

tā de jiā lǐ yì pín rú xǐ

她的家里一贫如洗。

2. I have two puppies at home.

wǒ jiā lǐ yǒu liǎng zhī xiǎo gǒu

我家里有两只小狗。

jiā rén

家人

n

1. Every year, during the Mid-Autumn Festival, I will reunite with my family.

měi nián de zhōng qiū jiā jiē, wǒ dōu yào tóng jiā rén tuán jù

每年的中秋佳节,我都要同家人团聚。

2. Under the care of his family, he gradually recovered his health.

zài jiā rén de zhào liào xià, tā zhú jiàn huī fù le jiàn kāng

在家人的照料下,他逐渐恢复了健康。

jiān

adv

Between; within a definite space; roomStudents like to eat snacks between classes

xué shēng men xǐ huān zài kè jiān chī líng shí

学生们喜欢在课间吃零食。

jiàn

v

To seeI saw her in the street.

wǒ zài jiē shàng jiàn dào tā le

我在街上见到她了。

jiàn miàn

见面

v

To meetThey agreed to meet in the park.

tā men yuē dìng zài gōng yuán jiàn miàn

他们约定在公园见面。

jiāo

v

To teachThe teacher taught me how to write.

lǎo shī jiāo wǒ xué huì le xiě zì

老师教我学会了写字。

jiào

叫(动)

v

To call, to be calledEveryone calls me Xiao Ming.

dà jiā dōu jiào wǒ xiǎo míng

大家都叫我小明。

Jiào xué lóu

教学楼

n

The school buildingWe meet in the school building.

wǒ men zài jiào xué lóu pèng miàn

我们在教学楼碰面。

jiě jie /jiě

姐姐/

n

SisterMy sister is a smart and beautiful girl.

jiě jie shì gè jì cōng míng yòu měi lì de gū niáng

姐姐是个既聪明又美丽的姑娘。

jiè shào

介绍

v

To introduceThe principal introduced the new teacher to the students.

xiào zhǎng xiàng tóng xué men jiè shào xīn lái de lǎo shī

校长向同学们介绍新来的老师。

jīn nián

今年

n

This yearI plan to travel and study in China this year.

wǒ jì huá jīn nián dào zhōng guó qù lǚ yóu hé xué xí

我计划今年到中国去旅游和学习。

jīn tiān

今天

n

todayToday is Tuesday.

jīn tiān shì xīng qī èr

今天是星期二。

jìn

v

To enterI ran into the classroom.

wǒ pǎo jìn le jiào shì

我跑进了教室。

jìn lái

进来

v

To get in; to come intoThe wind blew in through the gap in the door.

fēng cóng mén de fèng xì zhōng chuī le jìn lái

风从门的缝隙中吹了进来。

jìn qù

进去

v

to go inThis alley is too narrow for cars to get in

zhè tiáo hú tong tài xiá zhǎi, lián qì chē yě kāi bú jìn qù

这条胡同太狭窄,连汽车也开不进去

jiǔ

Num.

nineI have studied Chinese for nine weeks in total.

wǒ zǒng gòng xué xí le jiǔ gè xīng qī de zhōng wén

我总共学习了九个星期的中文。

jiù

V,adv

(serve) with; accommodate/yield; right away/immediately; only/alone1. Summer is coming.

xià tiān jiù yào lái le

夏天就要来了。

2. Are you coming here alone?

jiù nǐ yí gè rén lái ma

就你一个人来吗?

jué dé

觉得

To feel/sense/think1. You look not very well. How are you feeling?

nǐ de liǎn sè hěn nán kàn, jué dé nǎ ér bú shū fú ma

你的脸色很难看,觉得哪儿不舒服吗?

2. I feel unhappy in my heart.

wǒ jué dé xīn lǐ bú tòng kuài

我觉得心里不痛快

3. I think your new dress is gorgeous.

wǒ jué dé nǐ de xīn qún zǐ hěn piào liàng

我觉得你的新裙子很漂亮。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with K

kāi

v

To open up; to turn on1. Please open the door for me

qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ kāi yí xià mén

请你帮我开一下门。

2. He turned on the air conditioner

tā dǎ kāi le kōng tiáo

他打开了空调。

kāi chē

开车

v

To driveDriving after drinking is very dangerous

jiǔ hòu kāi chē fēi cháng wēi xiǎn

酒后开车非常危险。

kāi huì

开会

v

To hold a meetingThe time and place of the meeting have not been determined yet.

kāi huì de shí jiān hé dì diǎn hái méi yǒu què dìng

开会的时间和地点还没有确定。

kāi wán xiào

开玩笑

v

To joke; to play a jokeShe is funny and always likes to joke with everyone.

tā hěn fēng qù, zǒng xǐ huān gēn dà jiā kāi wán xiào

她很风趣,总喜欢跟大家开玩笑。

kàn

v

To see; to take a lookI want to take a look at Kunming, China.

wǒ xiǎng dào zhōng guó kūn míng qù kàn yí kàn

我想到中国昆明去看一看。

kàn bìng

看病

v

To see a doctorAs an international student studying in China, do you know how to see a doctor here?

zuò wéi yì míng zài zhōng guó xué xí de wài guó liú xué sheng, nǐ zhī dào rú hé qù yī yuàn kàn bìng ma

作为一名在中国学习的外国留学生,你知道如何去医院看病吗?

kàn dào

看到

v

To see; to noticeWe cannot just see the shortcomings of others but ignore their strengths.

wǒ men bù néng zhǐ kàn dào bié rén de quē diǎn, ér kàn bú dào bié rén de yōu diǎn

我们不能只看到别人的缺点,而看不到别人的优点。

kàn jiàn

看见

v

To see; to catch sight ofThe little deer saw the lion coming and rushed into the woods in horror.

xiǎo lù kàn jiàn shī zǐ lái le, xià dé pǎo jìn le shù lín lǐ

小鹿看见狮子来了,吓得跑进了树林里。

kǎo

v

To test; to examine; to checkLet me test, do you know how to pronounce this word?

wǒ kǎo kǎo nǐ ,nǐ zhī dào zhè gè zì niàn shén me ma

我考考你,你知道这个字念什么吗?

kǎo shì

考试

n

Examination; testHSK is the abbreviation for Chinese Proficiency Test (hàn yǔ shuǐ píng kǎo shì).

HSK shì hàn yǔ shuǐ píng kǎo shì de jiǎn chēng.

HSK是汉语水平考试的简称。

adj

thirstyThe sultry weather makes everyone feel both thirsty and weary.

mēn rè de tiān qì ràng dà jiā gǎn dào jì kǒu kě yòu pí bèi

闷热的天气让大家感到既口渴又疲惫。

n

Class; lessonOnline Chinese lesson is the most convenient mode of having the class.

wǎng luò zhōng wén kè shì zuì biàn jié de shàng kè mó shì

网络中文课是最便捷的上课模式。

kè běn

课本

n

textbookThere are some new words in the textbook that I don’t know.

kè běn shàng hái yǒu yì xiē wǒ bú rèn shí de shēng zì

课本上还有一些我不认识的生字。

kè wén

课文

n

textThis text is about family affection and gratitude.

zhè piān kè wén shì guān yú qīn qíng hé gǎn ēn de nèi róng

这篇课文是关于亲情和感恩的内容。

kǒu

N, m

Mouth; one bite/sip of1. She has white teeth.

tā yǒu yì kǒu jié bái de yá chǐ

她有一口洁白的牙齿。

2. I take a sip of coffee.

wǒ hē le yì kǒu kā fēi

我喝了一口咖啡。

3. I had a bite of the meat dish.

wǒ cháng le yì kǒu ròu

我尝了一口肉。

kuài

m

A piece ofA piece of cake

yí kuài dàn gāo

一块蛋糕

kuài

Adj

Fast; quickWhat is the fastest way to learn Chinese?

xué zhōng wén zuì kuài de fāng fǎ shì shén me

学中文最快的方法是什么?

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with L

lái

v

To comeDo you want to come to my house to watch a movie?

nǐ xiǎng lái wǒ jiā kàn diàn yǐng ma

你想来我家看电影吗?

lái dào

来到

v

To come/arriveI came to Kunming to learn Chinese.

wǒ lái dào kūn míng xué xí zhōng wén

我来到昆明学习中文。

lǎo

老(形)

adj

Old; agedThis is an old city

zhè shì yí zuò gǔ lǎo de chéng shì

这是一座古老的城市

lǎo rén

老人

n

Old peopleThis old man is very kind

zhè gè lǎo rén hěn shàn liáng

这个老人很善良

lǎo shī

老师

n

teacherI have two Chinese teachers

wǒ yǒu liǎng gè zhōng wén lǎo shī

我有两个中文老师。

le

Part

Used at the end of or in the middle of a sentence to indicate a change or a new circumstanceHow old is Professor Li?

lǐ lǎo shī duō dà le

李老师多大了?

She is 50 years old.

tā jīn nián wǔ shí suì le

她今年五十岁了。

lèi

Adj,v

Tired; weary; fatigued; to wear outI feel very tired.

wǒ gǎn jué hěn lèi

我感觉很累。

Cleaning the room wears me out.

dǎ sǎo fáng jiān bǎ wǒ lèi huài le

打扫房间把我累坏了。

lěng

Adj

ColdIt’s too cold today.

jīn tiān tiān qì tài lěng le

今天天气太冷了。

n

Inner; inside;interiorThe cup is in the cupboard.

bēi zǐ zài guì zǐ lǐ

杯子在柜子里。

lǐ biān

里边

Inside; inThere is a lake in the park.

gōng yuán lǐ biān yǒu yí gè hú

公园里边有一个湖。

liǎng

两(数)

Num

TwoI would like two cups of coffee.

wǒ yào liǎng bēi kā fēi

我要两杯咖啡。

líng

/

Num

zeroThis year is 2021

jīn nián shì èr líng èr yī nián

今年是二零二一年

liù

Num

sixThere are six of us

wǒ men yí gòng yǒu liù gè rén

我们一共有六个人。

lóu

n

buildingThis building is very tall.

zhè dòng dà lóu hěn gāo

这栋大楼很高

lóu shàng

楼上

adv

upstairsIt is the dormitory upstairs.

lóu shàng shì sù shè

楼上是宿舍。

lóu xià

楼下

adv

downstairsIt is a supermarket downstairs.

lóu xià shì chāo shì

楼下是超市。

n

Road; streetI’m walking on the road.

wǒ zǒu zài lù shàng

我走在路上。

lù kǒu

路口

n

Intersection; crossingThis is a crossroads.

zhè shì yí gè shí zì lù kǒu

这是一个十字路口。

lù shàng

路上

adv

On the roadThe car is driving on the road.

qì chē zài lù shàng xíng shǐ

汽车在路上行驶。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with M

mā mā /mā

妈妈/

n

Mother; momI love my mom.

wǒ ài wǒ de mā mā

我爱我的妈妈。

mǎ lù

马路

n

Road; streetThis road is very wide

zhè tiáo mǎ lù hěn kuān

这条马路很宽。

mǎ shàng

马上

adv

Right now; immediatelyI want to start learning Chinese right away.

wǒ xiǎng mǎ shàng kāi shǐ xué xí zhōng wén

我想马上开始学习中文。

ma

Part

Used at the end of a questionDo you like the color blue?

nǐ xǐ huān lán sè ma?

你喜欢蓝色吗?

mǎi

v

To buy/purchaseI want to buy online Chinese courses.

wǒ xiǎng gòu mǎi wǎng luò zhōng wén kè chéng

我想购买网络中文课程。

màn

adj

slowI write at  a very slow pace

wǒ xiě zì hěn màn

我写字很慢。

máng

adj

busyShe is busy preparing for the party.

tā zhèng máng zhe wéi pài duì zuò zhǔn bèi

她正忙着为派对做准备。

máo

毛(量)

m

It is the unit of Chinese currency; it is equal to one-tenth of 1 RMBFifty cents is 0.5 yuan

wǔ máo qián jiù shì líng diǎn wǔ yuán

五毛钱就是0.5元

méi

Not; have not; noneI have never been to this place

wǒ méi yǒu lái guò zhè gè dì fāng

我没有来过这个地方。

méi guān xì

没关系

That’s okay. It doesn’t matter.A: I’m sorry!

duì bú qǐ

对不起

B: That’s okay.

méi guān xì

没关系

méi shí me

没什么

No big dealIt’s no big deal.

zhè méi shén me dà bù liǎo

这没什么大不了。

méi shì ér

没事儿

It’s okay.It’s okay, I’m fully recovered already.

méi shì ér, wǒ de bìng yǐ jīng hǎo le

没事儿,我的病已经好了。

méi yǒu

没有

adv

There is notThere is no beer.

wǒ men zhè lǐ méi yǒu pí jiǔ

我们这里没有啤酒。

mèi mei /mèi

妹妹/

n

sisterI have a younger sister.

wǒ yǒu yí gè mèi mei

我有一个妹妹。

mén

n

doorPlease open the door.

qǐng bǎ mén dǎ kāi

请把门打开。

mén kǒu

门口

n

entranceThere is a tree standing at the entrance of the school.

xué xiào mén kǒu yǒu yì kē shù

学校门口有一棵树。

mén piào

门票

n

ticketI’d like to buy two tickets.

wǒ xiǎng mǎi liǎng zhāng mén piào

我想买两张门票。

men (péng yǒu men )

们(朋友们)

pron

An adjunct pronoun that indicates pluralI went to a party with my friends

wǒ hé péng yǒu men yì qǐ cān jiā pài duì

我和朋友们一起参加派对。

mǐ fàn

米饭

n

Cooked riceWhat would you like to eat?

nǐ xiǎng chī shén me

你想吃什么?

I would like some rice.

wǒ xiǎng lái diǎn er mǐ fàn

我想来点儿米饭。

miàn bāo

面包

n

breadWhat would you like to eat?

nǐ xiǎng chī shén me

你想吃什么?

I would like some bread.

wǒ xiǎng lái diǎn er miàn bāo

我想来点儿面包。

miàn tiáo ér

面条儿

n

noodlesWhat would you like to eat?

nǐ xiǎng chī shén me

你想吃什么?

I would like some rice.

wǒ xiǎng lái diǎn er miàn tiáo

我想来点儿面条。

míng zì

名字

n

The nameWhat is your name?

nǐ jiào shén me míng zì

你叫什么名字?

My name is …

wǒ de míng zì shì

我的名字是…

míng bái

明白

v

To understandI do not understand.

wǒ bù míng bái

我不明白。

míng nián

明年

n

Next yearI plan to travel to Kunming to learn Chinese next year.

wǒ jì huá míng nián dào kūn míng qù xué zhōng wén

我计划明年到昆明去学中文。

míng tiān

明天

n

tomottowI’m going to visit Green Lake tomorrow.

míng tiān wǒ yào qù cuì hú gōng yuán wán

明天我要去翠湖公园玩。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with N

v

To take/hold/seizeI took a cup

wǒ ná le yí gè bēi zǐ

我拿了一个杯子。

pron

Which; where; howWhich color do you like?

nǐ xǐ huān nǎ gè yán sè

你喜欢哪个颜色?

nǎ lǐ

哪里

Pron

whereWhere can I learn Chinese?

nǎ lǐ kě yǐ xué xí zhōng wén

哪里可以学习中文?

nǎ ér

哪儿

pron

whereWhere are you?

nǐ zài nǎ er

你在哪儿?

nǎ xiē

哪些

Pron

WhichWhich language courses can I choose from?

wǒ kě yǐ xuǎn zé nǎ xiē yǔ yán kè chéng

我可以选择哪些语言课程?

那(代)

Pron

thatThat person is my friend

nà gè rén shì wǒ de péng yǒu

那个人是我的朋友。

nà biān

那边

pron

That side; over thereShe ran over from there.

tā cóng nà biān pǎo le guò lái

她从那边跑了过来。

nà lǐ

那里

n

That placeThat place is where I study Mandarin.

nà lǐ jiù shì wǒ xué xí zhōng wén de dì fāng

那里就是我学习中文的地方。

nà ér

那儿

pron

thereNo parking there.

nà er bù kě yǐ tíng chē

那儿不可以停车。

nà xiē

那些

adj

thoseThose are freshmen

nà xiē shì gāng rù xué de xīn shēng

那些是刚入学的新生。

nǎi

n

Milk; diary products; short name of GrandmomI like dairy products very much

wǒ hěn xǐ huān nǎi zhì pǐn

我很喜欢奶制品。

nǎi nai

奶奶

n

GrandmomMy grandma is 80 years old this year.

wǒ nǎi nǎi jīn nián bā shí suì le

我奶奶今年80岁了。

nán

n

MaleEquality of male and female

nán nǚ píng děng

男女平等

nán hái ér

男孩儿

n

boyBoys are very active.

nán hái er dōu hěn huó yuè

男孩儿都很活跃。

nán péng yǒu

男朋友

n

Boy friend; male friendI do not have a boyfriend.

wǒ méi yǒu nán péng you

我没有男朋友。

nán rén

男人

n

manThis man is my classmate

zhè gè nán rén shì wǒ de tóng xué

这个男人是我的同学。

nán shēng

男生

Boy student; schoolboyHere are 12 boys

zhè lǐ yǒu shí èr gè nán shēng

这里有12个男生。

nán

The southThe weather is warm in the south.

nán fāng tiān qì nuǎn huo

南方天气暖和。

nán biān

南边

The southern direction; the southThere are many plants in the south.

nán biān yǒu xǔ duō zhí wù

南边有许多植物。

nán

adj

difficultThis character is difficult to learn.

zhè gè zì hěn nán xué

这个字很难学。

ne

part

Used at the end of a questionHow did that happen?

zěn me huì zhè yàng ne

怎么会这样呢?

néng

Mod

Can, mayI can drive

wǒ néng kāi chē

我能开车

Pron

(singular) youWhat is your name?

nǐ jiào shén me míng zì

你叫什么名字?

nǐ men

你们

pron

(plural) youAre you good friends?

nǐ men shì hǎo péng yǒu ma

你们是好朋友吗?

nián

n

year2021 is the year of the ox

èr líng èr yī nián shì niú nián

2021年是牛年。

nín

Pron

honorific for ‘you’Please accept my best wishes

qǐng nín jiē shòu wǒ de zhù fú

请您接受我的祝福

niú nǎi

牛奶

n

MilkI like to drink milk

wǒ xǐ huān hē niú nǎi

我喜欢喝牛奶。

n

FemaleEquality of male and female

nán nǚ píng děng

男女平等

nǚ ér

女儿

n

DaughterI have a daughter

wǒ yǒu yí gè nǚ ér

我有一个女儿。

nǚ hái ér

女孩儿

n

GirlsThis is a cute girl

zhè shì yí gè kě ài de nǚ hái er

这是一个可爱的女孩儿

nǚ péng yǒu

女朋友

n

Girl friendMy girlfriend is beautiful

wǒ de nǚ péng yǒu hěn piào liàng

我的女朋友很漂亮。

nǚ rén

女人

n

WomanShe is a good woman

tā shì yí gè hǎo nǚ rén

她是一个好女人。

nǚ shēng

女生

n

Schoolgirl; girlsThis girl is tall

zhè gè nǚ shēng gè zǐ hěn gāo

这个女生个子很高。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with P

páng biān

旁边

n

Next to; by the side; surroundingThere is a supermarket next to the school.

xué xiào páng biān jiù shì chāo shì

学校旁边就是超市。

pǎo

v

To runHe runs every morning.

tā měi tiān qīng chén dōu pǎo bù

他每天清晨都跑步

péng you

朋友

n

friendsWe are good friends.

wǒ men shì hǎo péng you

我们是好朋友

piào

n

ticketsI bought two movie tickets

wǒ mǎi le liǎng zhāng diàn yǐng piào

我买了两张电影票

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with Q

num

sevenI have seven dogs

wǒ yǒu qī zhī gǒu

我有七只狗

v

Begin/start from; rise, stand up; go upStand up; jump up; pick up

zhàn qǐ lái; tiào qǐ lái; ná qǐ lái

站起来;跳起来;拿起来

qǐ chuáng

起床

v

Get upI got up early this morning

wǒ jīn tiān yí dà zǎo jiù qǐ chuáng le

我今天一大早就起床了

qǐ lái

起来

v

Arise; rise up; get/stand upThe sun rises

tài yáng shēng qǐ lái le

太阳升起来了

qì chē

汽车

n

Car; vehicleThis is a new car.

zhè shì yí liàng xīn qì chē

这是一辆新汽车。

qián

n

in front, forward; precedingThere is a river in front

qián miàn yǒu yì tiáo hé

前面有一条河。

qián biān

前边

n

Ahead; frontShe walks ahead

tā zǒu zài qián biān

她走在前边

qián tiān

前天

n

The day before yesterdayThe day before yesterday was my birthday.

qián tiān shì wǒ de shēng rì

前天是我的生日。

qián

n

Money; currencyHow much is this

zhè gè duō shǎo qián

这个多少钱?

qián bāo

钱包

n

Wallet; purseMy wallet is black

wǒ de qián bāo shì hēi sè de

我的钱包是黑色的

qǐng

v

ask, request; invite; pleasePlease sit down; please come in; please speak

qǐng zuò ;qǐng jìn ;qǐng shuō

请坐;请进;请说

qǐng jià

请假

v

Ask for a leave; take time offI need to take time off tomorrow

wǒ míng tiān xū yào qǐng jià

我明天需要请假

qǐng jìn

请进

v

Please come inA: “May I come in?”

wǒ néng jìn lái ma

我能进来吗?

B: “Come in please!”

kuài qǐng jìn

快请进!

qǐng wèn

请问

v

Excuse me/May I ask a questionExcuse me, is this Keats School?

qǐng wèn ,zhè lǐ shì jì cí xué xiào ma

请问,这里是济慈学校吗?

qiú

n

ballI like ball games

wǒ xǐ huān qiú lèi yùn dòng

我喜欢球类运动。

v

To go/leave/removeI’m going out now

wǒ xiàn zài yào chū qù

我现在要出去

qù nián

去年

n

Last yearI have been learning Chinese since last year

wǒ cóng qù nián kāi shǐ xué xí zhōng wén

我从去年开始学习中文。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with R

adj

HotIt’s very hot today

jīn tiān tiān qì hěn rè

今天天气很热

rén

n

People; personThere are many people in the school

xué xiào lǐ yǒu hěn duō rén

学校里有很多人。

rèn shí

认识

v

To know/studyI know many people who like Chinese

wǒ rèn shí hěn duō xǐ huān hàn yǔ de rén

我认识很多喜欢汉语的人

rèn zhēn

认真

adj

Serious; carefulShe studies Chinese characters very seriously

tā hěn rèn zhēn de xué xí hàn zì

她很认真地学习汉字。

n

Sun; day; daytimeThe sunrise is beautiful

rì chū hěn měi

日出很美

rì qī

日期

n

dateThey set the date of marriage

tā men què dìng le jié hūn de rì qī

他们确定了结婚的日期。

ròu

n

Meat/fleshI eat meat every day

wǒ měi tiān dōu yào chī ròu

我每天都要吃肉

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with S

sān

num

threeMy sister is three years old

wǒ de mèi mèi sān suì le

我的妹妹三岁了。

shān

n

mountainsThere is a temple on this mountain

zhè zuò shān shàng yǒu yí gè sì miào

这座山上有一个寺庙

shāng chǎng

商场

n

Shopping mallI go to the mall to buy clothes

wǒ qù shāng chǎng mǎi yī fu

我去商场买衣服。

shāng diàn

商店

n

Stores/shopsThere are a lot of snacks in the shop

shāng diàn lǐ yǒu hěn duō líng shí

商店里有很多零食

shàng

V, n

Go up; top; superiorWe go shopping for groceries

wǒ men shàng jiē qù mǎi cài

我们上街去买菜。

shàng bān

上班

v

Go to workI am going to work tomorrow

míng tiān wǒ yào shàng bān

明天我要上班。

shàng biān

上边

n

Upside; abovePut the box on top of the cabinet

bǎ hé zǐ fàng zài guì zǐ shàng biān

把盒子放在柜子上边

shàng chē

上车

v

Get in the carThe train is about to leave, get on

huǒ chē mǎ shàng jiù yào kāi le, kuài shàng chē

火车马上就要开了,快上车。

shàng cì

上次

n

Last timeThe restaurant we went to together last time is very nice

shàng cì wǒ men yì qǐ qù de fàn diàn hěn bú cuò

上次我们一起去的饭店很不错

shàng kè

上课

v

Have classClass begins now

xiàn zài kāi shǐ shàng kè

现在开始上课

shàng wǎng

上网

v

surfing on the internetSurfing on the internet is fun

shàng wǎng hěn yǒu qù

上网很有趣。

shàng wǔ

上午

n

MorningWe usually study Chinese in the morning

wǒ men yì bān zài shàng wǔ xué xí zhōng wén

我们一般在上午学习中文

shàng xué

上学

v

Go to schoolHe doesn’t want to go to school

tā bù xiǎng qù shàng xué

他不想去上学

shǎo

Adj, adv

Small; less; few; littleI’m a small eater

wǒ chī dé hěn shǎo

我吃得很少

shuí

pron

who? whom? whose?who are you

nǐ shì shéi

你是谁?

shēn shàng

身上

Adv

On one’s bodyA bird landed on him

yì zhī niǎo luò zài tā shēn shàng

一只鸟落在他身上

shēn tǐ

身体

n

bodyIt is important to maintain good health

bǎo chí shēn tǐ jiàn kāng hěn zhòng yào

保持身体健康很重要

shén me

什么

 

WhatWhat’s your name

nǐ jiào shén me míng zì

你叫什么名字?

shēng bìng

生病

n

Get sickI’m sick and can’t come to class today

wǒ shēng bìng le, jīn tiān bú néng lái shàng kè

我生病了,今天不能来上课

shēng qì

生气

adj

MadI’m still mad at you

wǒ hái zài shēng nǐ de qì

我还在生你的气

shēng rì

生日

n

Birthdaywhen is your birthday?

nǐ de shēng rì shì shén me shí hòu

你的生日是什么时候

shí

num

TenThere are 10 classmates in the class

bān shàng yí gòng yǒu shí gè tóng xué

班上一共有10个同学

shí hòu

时候

n

Moment; timeA: When are we going to see the movie?

wǒ men shén me shí hòu qù kàn diàn yǐng

我们什么时候去看电影?

B: At half-past six.

liù diǎn sān shí fèn

六点三十分

shí jiān

时间

n

Timepoint; available time1. I have a Chinese class today and I don’t have time to go shopping

wǒ jīn tiān yào shàng zhōng wén kè, méi yǒu shí jiān qù guàng jiē

我今天要上中文课,没有时间去逛街。

2. The Breakfast time is 8:30 every morning.

zǎo cān shí jiān shì měi tiān zǎo shàng bā diǎn bàn

早餐时间是每天早上八点半。

shì

n

Things; affair1. I have things to do

wǒ yǒu shì yào zuò

我有事要做

2. This thing is very simple

zhè jiàn shì qíng hěn jiǎn dān

这件事情很简单。

shì

v

To try1. I try to answer this question

wǒ shì zhe huí dá zhè gè wèn tí

我试着回答这个问题。

2. She wants to try something new

tā xiǎng cháng shì yì xiē xīn shì wù

她想尝试一些新事物。

shì

Adj, v, adv

Yes; to be; indeed1. I am an international student

wǒ shì liú xué shēng

我是留学生。

2. She is a Chinese teacher

tā shì yì míng zhōng wén lǎo shī

她是一名中文老师

3. Yes, this is correct

shì de, zhè shì zhèng què de

是的,这是正确的。

shì bú shì

是不是

adv

is or isn’t, yes or no, whether or not1. Did you go to the movie yesterday?

nǐ zuó tiān shì bú shì qù kàn diàn yǐng le

你昨天是不是去看电影了?

2. Is this your textbook or not?

zhè shì bú shì nǐ de kè běn

这是不是你的课本?

shǒu

n

Hands1. He washes his hands with hot water.

tā yòng rè shuǐ xǐ shǒu

他用热水洗手。

2. She prepared this gift by herself.

tā qīn shǒu zhǔn bèi le zhè fèn lǐ wù

她亲手准备了这份礼物。

shǒu jī

手机

n

Cellphone/mobile phoneI bought a new mobile phone.

wǒ mǎi le yí bù xīn shǒu jī

我买了一部新手机。

shū

n

booksThere are loads of books in the library.

tú shū guǎn lǐ yǒu hěn duō shū

图书馆里有很多书。

shū bāo

书包

n

schoolbags;backpackMy schoolbag is in blue.

wǒ de shū bāo shì lán sè de

我的书包是蓝色的。

shū diàn

书店

n

bookstoreThere is a coffee shop next to this bookstore

zhè jiā shū diàn páng biān yǒu yì jiā kā fēi diàn

这家书店旁边有一家咖啡店。

shù

n

TreesMarch 12th is a tree-planting festival

sān yuè shí èr rì shì zhí shù de jiē rì

三月十二日是植树的节日

shuǐ

n

waterSunlight, water and air are the three elements of life

yáng guāng, shuǐ hé kōng qì shì shēng mìng de sān yào sù

阳光、水和空气是生命的三要素。

shuǐ guǒ

水果

n

fruitsTropical fruits are very common to see here in Yunnan.

rè dài shuǐ guǒ zài yún nán hěn cháng jiàn

热带水果在云南很常见。

shuì

v

To sleepI drank too much coffee today and couldn’t sleep now

wǒ jīn tiān hē le tài duō de kā fēi, shuì bú zháo

我今天喝了太多的咖啡,睡不着

shuì jiào

睡觉

v

Go to bed/sleepNow is the time to sleep

xiàn zài shì shuì jiào shí jiān

现在是睡觉时间

Shuō

v

Speak/sayI can speak Chinese.

wǒ huì shuō zhōng wén

我会说中文

shuō huà

说话

v

Speak/talkHe doesn’t like talking

tā bú tài xǐ huān shuō huà

他不太喜欢说话。

num

fourI have four Chinese characters to learn today.

wǒ jīn tiān yǒu sì gè hàn zì yào xué

我今天有四个汉字要学。

sòng

v

To send/giveI give my mom a bunch of flowers

wǒ sòng gěi mā mā yí shù huā

我送给妈妈一束花

suì

m

Year (of age)My dad is 60 years old this year

wǒ bà bà jīn nián liù shí suì

我爸爸今年60岁

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with T

pron

He;him1. He is British.

tā shì yīng guó rén

他是英国人。

2. He has studied Chinese for a year

tā xué xí zhōng wén yì nián le

他学习中文一年了。

tā men

他们

pron

TheyThey hang out together on weekends

tā men zhōu mò yì qǐ chū qù wán

他们周末一起出去玩。

pron

She; her1. Her eyes are beautiful

tā de yǎn jīng hěn piào liàng

她的眼睛很漂亮。

2. She is my Chinese teacher

tā shì wǒ de zhōng wén lǎo shī

她是我的中文老师。

tā men

她们

pron

TheyThey all study Chinese at Keats School

tā men dōu zài jì cí xué xiào xué xí zhōng wén

她们都在济慈学校学习中文。

tài

Adv

Too/excessivelyIt’s raining too heavily

yǔ xià dé tài dà le

雨下得太大了。

tiān

n

Sky/day1. Yesterday, I went to Green Lake Park

zuó tiān, wǒ qù le cuì hú gōng yuán

昨天,我去了翠湖公园

2. A plane is flying over the sky

tiān shàng yǒu yí jià fēi jī fēi guò

天上有一架飞机飞过

tiān qì

天气

n

weatherThe weather is pretty good today

jīn tiān tiān qì hěn bú cuò

今天天气很不错。

tīng

v

To listenI like listening to her singing.

wǒ xǐ huān tīng tā chàng gē

我喜欢听她唱歌。

tīng dào

听到

v

To hearPeople heard a loud noise

rén men tīng dào yì shēng jù xiǎng

人们听到一声巨响。

tīng jiàn

听见

v

To hearI heard the sound of rain fall

wǒ tīng jiàn xià yǔ de shēng yīn

我听见下雨的声音

tīng xiě

听写

n

dictationWe did dictation of new words today

wǒ men jīn tiān tīng xiě le shēng cí

我们今天听写了生词

tóng xué

同学

n

ClassmatesThere are 5 classmates in our class

wǒ men bān shàng yí gòng yǒu wǔ gè tóng xué

我们班上一共有5个同学

tú shū guǎn

图书馆

n

libraryI self study in the library

wǒ zài tú shū guǎn lǐ zì xí

我在图书馆里自习。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with W

wài

N;adj

Outside; external; foreignDo you pay more attention to appearance or inner character?

nǐ gèng zhù zhòng wài biǎo hái shì nèi zài pǐn gé

你更注重外表还是内在品格?

wài biān

外边

Adv;prep;n

Outside1. It’s raining heavily outside now

wài biān zhèng zài xià dà yǔ

外边正在下大雨。

2. Many people are gathering outside of the house

fáng zǐ wài biān lái le hěn duō rén

房子外边来了很多人。

wài guó

外国

n

Foreign countryPeople from foreign countries are called foreigners

lái zì wài guó de rén bèi chēng wéi wài guó rén

来自外国的人被称为外国人

wài yǔ

外语

n

Foreign languageIt is beneficial to learn a foreign language.

xué xí wài yǔ fēi cháng yǒu yòng

学习外语非常有用。

wán ér

玩儿

v

To playDo you want to hang out with me?

nǐ xiǎng hé wǒ yì qǐ chū qù wán er ma

你想和我一起出去玩儿吗?

wǎn

N, adj

Evening/night; lateI got up late this morning

wǒ jīn tiān zǎo shàng qǐ wǎn le

我今天早上起晚了。

wǎn fàn

晚饭

n

Dinner; supperThe dinner is ready.

wǎn fàn yǐ jīng zuò hǎo le

晚饭已经做好了。

wǎn shàng

晚上

n

In the eveningWe will watch a movie together this evening.

wǒ men wǎn shàng yì qǐ kàn diàn yǐng

我们晚上一起看电影。

wǎng shàng

网上

adj

onlineOnline shopping is becoming more and more popular.

wǎng shàng gòu wù biàn dé yuè lái yuè pǔ jí

网上购物变得越来越普及。

wǎng yǒu

网友

n

NetizenThe friends met on the online platform are called netizens

wǎng luò píng tái shàng rèn shí de péng yǒu jiù jiào zuò wǎng yǒu

网络平台上认识的朋友就叫做网友

wàng

v

forget; neglect; missThis incident has long been forgotten by people

zhè jiàn shì zǎo yǐ bèi rén men wàng le

这件事早已被人们忘了

wàng jì

忘记

v

To forgetForgetting is a special function of memory.

wàng jì shì jì yì zhōng de yí gè tè shū gōng néng

忘记是记忆中的一个特殊功能。

wèn

v

To askThe student asked the teacher a question

xué shēng wèn le lǎo shī yí gè wèn tí

学生问了老师一个问题。

pron

I; meI want to come to China to learn Chinese

wǒ xiǎng lái zhōng guó xué xí hàn yǔ

我想来中国学习汉语

wǒ men

我们

pron

We; usWe are all taking one-to-one Chinese courses at Keats School.

wǒ men dōu zài jì cí xué xiào shàng yī duì yī zhōng wén kè chéng

我们都在济慈上一对一中文课程。

num

fiveHe has been studying Chinese for five months

tā xué zhōng wén wǔ gè yuè le

他学中文五个月了。

wǔ fàn

午饭

n

LunchIt’s time for lunch now.

xiàn zài shì wǔ fàn shí jiān

现在是午饭时间。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with X

西

n

The westWe will keep walking forward toward the west. 

wǒ men jì xù xiàng xī zǒu

我们继续向西走。

xī biān

西边

n

The western side/directionThe Sun sets in the west.

tài yáng zài xī biān luò xià

太阳在西边落下

v

To washRemember to wash your hands.

jì dé xǐ shǒu

记得洗手。

xǐ shǒu jiān

洗手间

n

The bathroomCould you please tell me where the bathroom is?

qǐng wèn xǐ shǒu jiān zài nǎ lǐ

请问洗手间在哪里?

xǐ huān

喜欢

v

To likeWe all like learning Chinese.

wǒ men dōu hěn xǐ huān xué zhōng wén

我们都很喜欢学中文。

xià

下(名、动)

N,v

under, underneath, below; down; inferior; bring down1. There is a convenience store downstairs.

lóu xià jiù yǒu yì jiā biàn lì shāng diàn

楼下就有一家便利商店。

2. We get off at the next stop.

wǒ men zài xià yí gè zhàn xià chē

我们在下一个站下车

xià bān

下班

v

to finish work, to get off workI’m going to get a drink in the bar after work.

xià bān hòu, wǒ dǎ suàn qù jiǔ ba hē yì bēi

下班以后,我打算去酒吧喝一杯。

xià biān

下边

n

Below; underHe wrote some notes under the text

tā zài kè wén xià biān xiě le yì xiē bǐ jì

他在课文下边写了一些笔记。

xià chē

下车

v

Get off the car; get downAfter getting off the bus, we saw the beautiful Yulong Snow-capped Mountain

xià chē hòu, wǒ men jiù kàn dào le měi lì de yù lóng xuě shān

下车后,我们就看到了美丽的玉龙雪山。

xià cì

下次

n

Next timeEveryone is looking forward to the next gathering

dà jiā dōu hěn qī dài xià cì de jù huì

大家都很期待下次的聚会。

xià kè

下课

v

finish classMy class won’t finish until 4 p.m

wǒ jīn tiān xià wǔ sì diǎn cái xià kè

我今天下午4点才下课

xià wǔ

下午

n

in the afternoonLanguage exchange activities are scheduled in the afternoon

yǔ yán jiāo huàn huó dòng ān pái zài xià wǔ

语言交换活动安排在下午

xià yǔ

下雨

v

To rainIn the rainy season, it rains almost every day in this city.

yǔ jì lǐ, zhè gè chéng shì jǐ hū tiān tiān dōu xià yǔ

雨季里,这个城市几乎天天都下雨。

xiān

con

first, former, previousI go to school first, then go to the supermarket to buy things

wǒ xiān qù xué xiào shàng kè, zài qù chāo shì mǎi dōng xi

我先去学校上课,再去超市买东西。

xiān shēng

先生

n

Gentlemen, sir; Mr.“Mr./Sir” is an honorific title for a man.

“xiān shēng ”shì duì nán shì de yì zhǒng zūn chēng

“先生”是对男士的一种尊称

xiàn zài

现在

n

NowIt is half past four in the afternoon now.

xiàn zài shì xià wǔ sì diǎn bàn

现在是下午四点半。

xiǎng

v

To think, speculate, plan, considerThis song reminds me of an old friend

zhè shǒu gē ràng wǒ xiǎng qǐ yí gè lǎo péng yǒu

这首歌让我想起一个老朋友。

xiǎo

adj

Small; tiny; youngHe is at a young age and still in elementary school

tā nián jì hái xiǎo, hái zài shàng xiǎo xué

他年纪还小,还在上小学。

xiǎo hái er

小孩儿

n

Children like to eat sweets.

xiǎo hái er dōu xǐ huān chī tián shí

小孩儿都喜欢吃甜食。

xiǎo jiě

小姐

n

Ms.; young ladyThis young lady has thick black hair.

zhè wèi xiǎo jiě yǒu yì tóu wū hēi nóng mì de xiù fā

这位小姐有一头乌黑浓密的秀发。

xiǎo péng yǒu

小朋友

n

Kid; childChildren are catching fish and shrimps in the river

xiǎo péng yǒu men zài hé lǐ zhuō yú hé xiā

小朋友们在河里捉鱼和虾。

xiǎo shí

小时

n

hourOne hour equals to sixty minutes

yì xiǎo shí děng yú liù shí fēn zhōng

一小时等于六十分钟。

xiǎo xué

小学

n

Primary schoolShe works as a teacher in this primary school

tā zài zhè suǒ xiǎo xué lǐ dāng lǎo shī

她在这所小学里当老师。

xiǎo xué shēng

小学生

n

Primary school studentThis book is very suitable for primary school students to read

zhè běn shū hěn shì hé xiǎo xué shēng yuè dú

这本书很适合小学生阅读

xiào

v

To laugh/smile/giggleAfter hearing this joke, she burst into laughter

tīng wán zhè gè xiào huà hòu, tā dà xiào qǐ lái

听完这个笑话后,她大笑起来。

xiě

v

To writeCan you write Chinese characters?

nǐ huì xiě hàn zì ma

你会写汉字吗?

xiè xiè

谢谢

v

To thankA: Thank you!

xiè xiè nǐ

谢谢你!

B: You’re welcome!

bú kè qì

不客气!

xīn

adj

newI got a pair of new shoes.

wǒ mǎi le yì shuāng xīn xié

我买了一双新鞋。

xīn nián

新年

n

New YearHappy New Year!

xīn nián kuài lè

新年快乐!

xīng qī

星期

n

weekI plan to spend a few weeks in Kunming for learning Chinese.

wǒ jì huà huā jǐ xīng qī de shí jiān zài kūn míng xué xí zhōng wén

我计划花几星期的时间在昆明学习中文。

xīng qī rì

星期日

n

SundayEvery Sunday, she goes to the library to read.

měi gè xīng qī rì, tā dōu qù tú shū guǎn kàn shū

每个星期日,她都去图书馆看书。

xīng qī tiān

星期天

n

SundayToday is Sunday.

jīn tiān shì xīng qī tiān

今天是星期天。

xíng

v

To go/travelIn Kunming, people can choose many ways to travel

zài kūn míng, rén men kě yǐ xuǎn zé hěn duō zhǒng chū xíng fāng shì

在昆明,人们可以选择很多种出行方式。

xiū xī

休息

V;n

To rest; to take a break1. You have a good rest tonight

nǐ jīn wǎn hǎo hǎo xiū xī

你今晚好好休息。

2. I need to take a break.

wǒ xū yào xiū xī yí xià

我需要休息一下。

xué

v

To study/learnMore and more people want to learn Chinese

yuè lái yuè duō de rén xiǎng yào xué hàn yǔ

越来越多的人想要学汉语。

xué shēng

学生

n

StudentsKeats students have free access to the Keats Fitness center.

jì cí xué xiào de xué shēng kě yǐ miǎn fèi shǐ yòng jì cí jiàn shēn fáng

济慈学校的学生可以免费使用济慈健身房。

xué xí

学习

N;v

To study/learn; studyThe study of the Chinese language requires time and hard work.

xué xí zhōng wén xū yào huā fèi shí jiān hé nǔ lì

学习中文需要花费时间和努力。

xué xiào

学校

n

The schoolKeats School is the best place to learn Chinese in China.

jì cí xué xiào shì zài zhōng guó xué xí zhōng wén de zuì jiā xuǎn zé

济慈学校是在中国学习中文的最佳选择。

xué yuàn

学院

n

Faculty;academy; institute; collegeLaw academy is a place to train lawyers

fǎ xué yuàn shì péi yǎng lǜ shī de dì fāng

法学院是培养律师的地方。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with Y

yào

要(动)

v

Would like to; want toI’d like two cups of latte

wǒ yào liǎng bēi ná tiě kā fēi

我要两杯拿铁咖啡。

yé yé

爷爷

n

Grandfather/granddad/grandpaMy grandfather likes to play Tai Chi and chess.

wǒ yé yé xǐ huān dǎ tài jí hé xià xiàng qí

我爷爷喜欢打太极和下象棋。

adv

Also/as well/tooThe air here is also very fresh.

zhè lǐ de kōng qì yě hěn qīng xīn

这里的空气也很清新。

m

Page (of)Please turn to page ten of the textbook

qǐng fān kāi kè běn de dì shí yè

请翻开课本的第十页。

num

oneShe ranked first in the exam.

tā zài zhè cì kǎo shì zhōng pái míng dì yī

她在这次考试中排名第一。

yī fú

衣服

n

ClothesThese clothes are made of linen

zhè jiàn yī fú shì yà má cái zhì de

这件衣服是亚麻材质的。

yī shēng

医生

n

DoctorHow to see a doctor in China?

zài zhōng guó zěn me kàn yī shēng

在中国怎么看医生?

yī yuàn

医院

n

hospitalThere are a lot of people in the hospital

yī yuàn lǐ rén hěn duō

医院里人很多。

yí bàn

一半

num

halfI have read half of this book

zhè běn shū wǒ yǐ jīng kàn wán le yí bàn

这本书我已经看完了一半。

yí huì er

一会儿

n

A while; in a momentI felt very tired and fell asleep in a while.

wǒ gǎn jué hěn lèi, yí huì er jiù shuì zháo le

我感觉很累,一会儿就睡着了。

yí kuài er

一块儿

prep

togetherLet’s celebrate the holiday together tonight.

dà jiā jīn wǎn yí kuài er qìng zhù jié rì

大家今晚一块儿庆祝节日。

yí xià ér

一下儿

part

A little bitLet me introduce. This is our new classmate.

wǒ gěi dà jiā jiè shào yí xià er, zhè shì wǒ men de xīn tóng xué

我给大家介绍一下儿,这是我们的新同学。

yí yàng

一样

adj

Same; alikeWe have the same experience

wǒ men yǒu zhe yí yàng de jīng lì

我们有着一样的经历。

yì biān

一边

con

One side; at the same time.She is reading a book and drinking coffee at the same time.

tā yì biān hē kā fēi, yì biān kàn shū

她一边喝咖啡,一边看书。

yì diǎn er

一点儿

adv

A bit: a littleThe chef added a little salt to the dish.

chú shī wǎng cài lǐ jiā le yì diǎn er yán

厨师往菜里加了一点儿盐。

yì qǐ

一起

prep

togetherWe live together.

wǒ men zài yì qǐ shēng huó

我们在一起生活。

yì xiē

一些

pron

Some; a number of; a little ofHere are some very interesting books

zhè lǐ yǒu yì xiē hěn yǒu yì sī de shū

这里有一些很有意思的书。

yòng

v

To use; employ; applyI made a meal with these food ingredients

wǒ yòng zhè xiē shí cái zuò le yí dùn fàn

我用这些食材做了一顿饭。

yǒu

v

Have; own; possess; existI have a bike

wǒ yǒu yí liàng zì xíng chē

我有一辆自行车。

yǒu de

有的

pron

someSome people like coffee, and some like tea.

yǒu de rén xǐ huān kā fēi, yǒu de rén xǐ huān chá

有的人喜欢咖啡,有的人喜欢茶。

yǒu míng

有名

adj

Famous; reputable; well-known; celebratedKeats School is a well-known Chinese school.

jì cí xué xiào shì yì suǒ yǒu míng de zhōng wén xué xiào

济慈学校是一所有名的中文学校。

yǒu shí hòu /yǒu shí

有时候/有时

n

SometimesSometimes, I go for a walk by the lake

yǒu shí, wǒ huì qù hú biān sàn bù

有时,我会去湖边散步。

yǒu xiē

有(一)些

n

Some; a fewSome flowers have bloomed, some have withered.

yǒu xiē huā kāi dé zhèng hǎo, yǒu xiē yǐ jīng diāo xiè le

有些花开得正好,有些已经凋谢了。

yǒu yòng

有用

adj

Useful; valuableThis method is very useful

zhè gè fāng fǎ hěn yǒu yòng

这个方法很有用。

yòu

n

RightMy right hand hurts a bit

wǒ de yòu shǒu yǒu diǎn téng

我的右手有点疼。

yòu biān

右边

n

The right sideI stand on the right side of my friend

wǒ zhàn zài péng yǒu de yòu biān

我站在朋友的右边。

n

Rain dropAfter the rain, the air becomes very fresh

yǔ hòu, kōng qì biàn dé fēi cháng qīng xīn

雨后,空气变得非常清新

yuán

m

DollarThe price of the apples is ten yuan per kilo.

píng guǒ shí yuán yì gōng jīn

苹果十元一公斤。

yuǎn

adj

Far; distantWe have walked a long way

wǒ men zǒu le hěn yuǎn de lù

我们走了很远的路。

yuè

n

Moon; month1. The moon is in a full round shape tonight

jīn wǎn de yuè liàng hěn yuán

今晚的月亮很圆。

2. I signed up for a three-month Chinese course

wǒ bào míng le sān gè yuè de zhōng wén kè chéng

我报名了三个月的中文课程。

New HSK 1 Chinese Vocabulary Pinyin Starting with Z

zài

adv

Again; repetitivelyI want to drink another glass of red wine

wǒ xiǎng zài hē yì bēi hóng jiǔ

我想再喝一杯红酒。

zài jiàn

再见

v

Goodbye; see youWe smiled and said goodbye

wǒ men wēi xiào zhe shuō le zài jiàn

我们微笑着说了再见。

zài

V; prep

Be doing; be atA: What are you doing now?

nǐ zài gàn shén me

你在干什么?

B: I’m watching TV at home.

wǒ zài jiā lǐ kàn diàn shì

我在家里看电视。

zài jiā

在家

v

At homeI’m watching TV at home.

wǒ zài jiā lǐ kàn diàn shì

我在家里看电视。

zǎo

adj

earlyShe came to the classroom very early

tā hěn zǎo jiù lái dào jiào shì

她很早就来到教室。

zǎo fàn

早饭

n

BreakfastI didn’t eat breakfast and I feel very hungry now.

wǒ méi yǒu chī zǎo fàn, xiàn zài gǎn jué hěn è

我没有吃早饭,现在感觉很饿。

zǎo shàng

早上

n

In the morningExercising in the morning can make you more energetic

zǎo shàng duàn liàn kě yǐ ràng nǐ gèng yǒu huó lì

早上锻炼可以让你更有活力。

zěn me

怎么

pron

HowHow to learn writing Chinese characters quickly

zěn me kuài sù xué huì xiě hàn zì

怎么快速学会写汉字?

zhàn

站(名)

n

StationOn the station platform, people come and go, very lively.

zhàn tái shàng, rén lái rén wǎng, hěn rè nào

站台上,人来人往,很热闹。

zhǎo

v

To look for; to findI’m looking for my keys.

wǒ zài zhǎo wǒ de yào shi

我在找我的钥匙。

zhǎo dào

找到

v

To findShe finally found her dream.

tā zhōng yú zhǎo dào le zì jǐ de mèng xiǎng

她终于找到了自己的梦想。

zhè

pron

ThisThis looks great.

zhè kàn qǐ lái hěn bàng

这看起来很棒。

zhè biān

这边

pron

This sideWe drove here.

wǒ men kāi chē lái dào zhè biān

我们开车来到这边。

zhè lǐ

这里

Pron

HereHere is my home.

zhè lǐ jiù shì wǒ de jiā

这里就是我的家。

zhè ér

这儿

Pron

Here (spoken language)Where is this place?

zhè er shì shén me dì fang?

这儿是什么地方?

zhè xiē

这些

pron

theseThese students come from all over the world

zhè xiē xué shēng lái zì shì jiè gè dì

这些学生来自世界各地。

zhe

part

In process of; in course ofWe are having class right now.

wǒ men zhèng zài shàng zhe kè

我们正在上着课。

zhēn

adj

True; actual; real; genuineWe have to learn to distinguish true from false

wǒ men yào xué huì fēn biàn zhēn jiǎ

我们要学会分辨真假。

zhēn de

真的

adj

True; realWhat I’m saying is true.

wǒ shuō de shì zhēn de

我说的是真的。

zhèng

正(副)

adv

Just; in process of; in course ofThe students are doing language exchange activities

xué shēng men zhèng jìn xíng yǔ yán jiāo huàn huó dòng

学生们正进行语言交换活动。

zhèng zài

正在

adv

in process of; in course ofI’m listening music

wǒ zhèng zài tīng yīn yuè

我正在听音乐。

zhī dào

知道

v

Know; realize; be aware ofMany people don’t know what their shortcomings are

hěn duō rén dōu bù zhī dào zì jǐ de quē diǎn shì shén me

很多人都不知道自己的缺点是什么。

zhī shí

知识

n

KnowledgeImagination is more important than knowledge

xiǎng xiàng lì bǐ zhī shí gèng zhòng yào

想象力比知识更重要

zhōng

adj

The middle; medium; intermediateAmong this group of people, I am the only foreigner

zài zhè yì qún rén zhōng, zhī yǒu wǒ shì wài guó rén

在这一群人中,只有我是外国人。

zhōng guó

中国

n

ChinaWhere is the best place to learn Chinese in China?

zhōng guó xué zhōng wén zuì hǎo de dì fāng zài nǎ lǐ

中国学中文最好的地方在哪里?

zhōng jiān

中间

n

In the middleI sit between dad and mom

wǒ zuò zài bà bà hé mā mā de zhōng jiān

我坐在爸爸和妈妈的中间。

zhōng wén

中文

n

The Chinese languageLearning the Chinese language will benefit your career.

xué xí zhōng wén jiāng yǒu yì yú nín de zhí yè shēng yá

学习中文将有益于您的职业生涯。

zhōng wǔ

中午

n

In the afternoonI had fried rice in the afternoon.

zhōng wǔ wǒ chī le chǎo fàn

中午我吃了炒饭。

zhōng xué

中学

n

The middle schoolI am a middle school teacher

wǒ shì yì míng zhōng xué lǎo shī

我是一名中学老师。

zhōng xué shēng

中学生

n

middle School studentThese middle school students are very energetic

zhè xiē zhōng xué shēng dōu hěn yǒu huó lì

这些中学生都很有活力。

zhòng

adj

HeavyMy luggage is heavy

wǒ de xíng lǐ hěn zhòng

我的行李很重。

zhòng yào

重要

adj

Important; significantComing to China to learn Chinese is an important decision in my life

lái zhōng guó xué xí zhōng wén shì wǒ rén shēng zhōng de zhòng yào jué dìng

来中国学习中文是我人生中的重要决定。

zhù

v

To live inI live in a student dormitory.

wǒ zhù zài xué shēng sù shè

我住在学生宿舍。

zhǔn bèi

准备

v

PrepareI am preparing for the HSK test

wǒ zhèng zài wèi HSK kǎo shì zuò zhǔn bèi

我正在为HSK 考试做准备

zhuō zǐ

桌子

n

Table; deskThere is a table in the room.

fáng jiān lǐ yǒu yì zhāng zhuō zi

房间里有一张桌子。

n

Character; wordThe 500 most common Chinese characters.

zuì cháng jiàn de wǔ bǎi gè hàn zì

最常见的五百个汉字。

zhuō zǐ

子(桌子)

part

There is a table in the room.

fáng jiān lǐ yǒu yì zhāng zhuō zi

房间里有一张桌子。

zǒu

v

To walk; moveWe walk to school

wǒ men zǒu zhe qù xué xiào

我们走着去学校

zǒu lù

走路

v

To walkIt takes ten minutes to walk from school to the supermarket

cóng xué xiào zǒu lù qù chāo shì xū yào shí fēn zhōng

从学校走路去超市需要十分钟。

zuì

adv

The mostHe is the tallest one of us

tā shì wǒ men zhōng zuì gāo de yí gè

他是我们中最高的一个。

zuì hǎo

最好

adv

The bestThe best way to learn a foreign language is an immersion language course

xué xí wài yǔ zuì hǎo de fāng fǎ shì jìn pào shì de yǔ yán kè chéng

学习外语最好的方法是浸泡式的语言课程。

zuì hòu

最后

adj

The lastFinally, he passed the HSK-6 test

zuì hòu, tā tōng guò le HSK-6 de kǎo shì

最后,他通过了HSK-6的考试。

zuó tiān

昨天

n

yesterdayWe had a great time yesterday.

zuó tiān wǒ men wán dé fēi cháng kāi xīn

昨天我们玩得非常开心。

zuǒ

n

LeftI turned to the left

wǒ xiàng zuǒ zhuǎn guò shēn

我向左转过身。

zuǒ biān

左边

n

The left sideI stand on my friend’s left

wǒ zhàn zài péng yǒu de zuǒ biān

我站在朋友的左边

zuò

v

To sitSitting in the park, I feel very relaxed

zuò zài gōng yuán lǐ, wǒ gǎn dào hěn fàng sōng

坐在公园里,我感到很放松。

zuò xià

坐下

v

Sit downHe was so tired that he fell asleep as soon as he sat down.

tā tài lèi le, suǒ yǐ yí zuò xià jiù shuì zháo le

他太累了,所以一坐下就睡着了。

zuò

v

To make/do/haveI’m doing homework

wǒ zhèng zài zuò zuò yè

我正在做作业。

 

 

 

 

FAQ

What is the difference between the OLD HSK-1 and NEW HSK-1?

After completing the study of the NEW HSK-1, you will be able to master 269 syllables, 300 Chinese characters, 500 Chinese words, 48 grammar points. You will be able to recognize and identify specific simple information in public areas. You will be able to have simple conversations on topics like personal details, daily life, dining, transportations, and hobbies so that you will be able to practice basic social interactions.
The NEW HSK-1 is more applicable and focuses more on the application of the Chinese language. Besides, the NEW HSK-1 listed out more Chinese characters, words, and grammar points for learning. It is to stress the importance of the accumulation of Chinese words and characters for beginners.

There are more Chinese vocabulary to learn in NEW HSK-1, how to learn Chinese vocabulary fast?

Keats School has developed its own unique LRRP methodology to help students master Chinese vocabulary within the shortest possible time. Keats School also shares tips and tricks about learning vocabulary in Keats Blog, such as the post THE BEST RESOURCES TO LEARN CHINESE VOCABULARY. When learning and memorizing vocabulary, it is more about keeping yourself motivated and combining various resources to make your learning fun enough to maintain your attention.

How to learn Chinese character efficiently?

To master Chinese characters, repetition of writing and recognition is unavoidable. It would be a good start for beginners to learn with the most commonly used 500 Chinese characters, which are easier to learn at the beginning stage and more practical to use in daily life. Aside from that, you can also pick up an appropriate way to facilitate your learning by reading the post, 6 BEST WAYS TO LEARN CHINESE CHARACTERS. Learning more about the radicals, components, and correct writing orders of Chinese characters are also very important and useful when studying Chinese characters.

How many weeks or hours do I need to complete the study of HSK-1?

The OLD HSK-1 requires about 80 hours of study to complete all lessons. If you can have an intensive and immersive learning plan, such as study for 4 to 6 hours per day, you will be able to finish HSK-1 in about 4 weeks. As for the NEW HSK-1, since the textbook has not been officially released and published, it would not be easy to estimate how long it would take to finish. It might be 4 weeks up to 8 weeks.

Can I learn the HSK course by attending online Chinese lesson with Keats School?

Of course, you can. Keats online Chinese lesson is flexible with time and site of having class. At the same time, we are happy to deliver a course based on your actual learning needs and goals. All of the learning content will be prepared based on that. So you can discuss with your Chinese teacher about the specific textbook you would like to use, then your teacher will prepare your learning plan accordingly.

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It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

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I really enjoy this place because we have private Mandarin lessons. I took the 6-hour program, 4 hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon. Even though it is quite a lot, the teaching is complimentary. This is very helpful because I could review what I did before and learn new things. My 2 teachers are fantastic. We live in the school, so it is convenient. It is interesting to me to meet people from all over the world.

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One thing I really liked was that I was able to work with my teacher to make an individual plan of study. Another really nice thing is that you live at the school, you feel completely safe.  You always have a group of people who are willing to do things with you on the weekends or in the evenings. They are serving you all the 3 meals a day, the food was excellent.

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I am a graduate student working on my doctorate degree at Columbia University. We were able to really focus on speaking especially interview-style speaking and we are able to really up my Chinese reading and writing skills, so when I go back to Columbia, I can take formal Chinese classes. It has been a really good experience and I really love my teacher.

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