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Practical Chinese Reader I Vocabulary List

A

ā(a modal particle), ah (17)
(an interjection), oh, ah (13)
爱人ài renhusband, wife (14)
安娜ān nàAnna (personal name) (24.p)

B

eight, 8 (11)
(a measure word) (22.s)
爸爸bà bafather (4)
ba(a modal particle indicating polite suggestion), ...right?, ...OK? (21)
báiwhite (16)
白兰地bái lán dìbrandy (27.s)
bānclass, squad (15.s, 20)
bànhalf (17)
bànto do, to handle, to attend to, to tackle (28)
bāngto help (22)
帮助bāng zhùto help (22)
bàonewspaper (5.s, 15)
bēi(a measure word), cup (19)
北京Běi jīngBeijing (7.p, 18.p)
běn(a measure word) (15)
本子běn zinote-book, exercise-book (11.s, 13.s)
(a preposition showing comparison), than, to (in a score), "-er than" (28)
pen, pencil, writing brush (5.s, 13)
比较bǐ jiàocomparatively, to compare (25.s)
biǎoa watch (17.s)
biédon't, do not (19)
冰鞋bīng xiéskating boots, skates (28)
bìngto fall ill, illness, disease (27.s)
不错bú cuòcorrect, right, not bad, pretty good (25)
not (3)
不敢当bù gǎn dāngI don't really deserve it, you flatter me (15)
布朗Bù lǎng(a personal name), English surname, Brown (21.p)

C

裁判cái pànreferee, umpire, act as referee, to judge (28)
càidish, vegetable (25.s, 27)
参观cān guānto visit (place or thing other than a person), to pay a visit (23)
参加cān jiāto take part in, to attend (20)
餐厅cān tīngdining-hall (22)
参赞cān zàncounsellor, diplomatic officer, attache (27)
厕所cè suǒtoilet, latrine, lavatory, W.C. (10.s)
céngstorey (a measure word), story (of a building) (10)
chátea (8)
chàto lack, to be short of (17)
chángto taste (27)
chángoften (12)
长城Cháng chéngthe Great Wall (7.p)
长江Cháng Jiāngthe Changjiang (Yangtze) River (7.p)
chàngto sing (19)
唱片chàng piàngramophone record, (vinyl) record, LP (19.s)
朝鲜Cháo xiǎnKorea (9.s)
chēvehicle (5)
衬衫chèn shānshirt, blouse (16)
chéngcity, town (23)
成语chéng yǔproverb, idiom (26)
chīto eat (18)
chǐruler (5.s)
出发chū fāto start out, to set off (23)
厨房chú fángkitchen (22)
穿chuānto put on, to wear (16)
chuánship (29.s)
窗户chuāng huwindow (22.s)
chuángbed (18)
word (24)
词典cí diǎndictionary (11)
cóngfrom (16)

D

打错了dǎ cuò le(you have dialed the) wrong number (23.s)
打电话dǎ diàn huàto make (a telephone call) (23)
big (16)
大家dà jiāall, everybody (27)
大使dà shǐambassador (27)
大使馆dà shǐ guǎnembassy (27)
大洋周Dà yáng ZhōuOceania (7.s)
大衣dà yīovercoat, topcoat (16.s)
代表dài biǎodelegate, representative (23)
代表团dài biǎo tuándelegation (23)
大夫dài fudoctor (5)
dāngto serve as, to act as (26)
dàoto go, to arrive, to reach (27)
德国Dé guóGermany (6.s)
de(a structural particle), (a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect) (25)
de(structual particle), (possessive particle), of (5)
děngto wait (17)
弟弟dì diyounger brother (3)
地图dì túmap (7)
地址dì zhǐaddress (20)
diǎn(a measure word), o'clock (17)
点心diǎn xīnlight refreshments, pastry (24)
电话diàn huàtelephone call, telephone (23)
telephone, phone call (11.s)
电视diàn shìtelevision, TV (23)
电影diàn yǐngfilm, movie (17)
电影院diàn yǐng yuàncinema (17.s)
diàoto fish with a hook and bait (25)
丁云Dīng YúnDing Yun (a personal name) (9.p, 13.p)
dǐng(a measure word use with "hat") (28)
冬天dōng tiānwinter (28)
东西dōng xithing (30)
dǒngto understand (24)
dōuall (3)
锻炼duàn liànto do physical training (24)
duìteam, line (28)
duìright, correct (answer) (13)
对不起duì bu qǐ(I'm) sorry, forgive me (20.s)
对面duì miànopposite (22)
duōhow (21)
many, much, a lot of (18)
多少duō shaohow many, how much, what (10)

E

儿子ér zison (21.s)
èrtwo, 2 (10)

F

法国Fǎ guóFrance (6.s, 13.s)
法语Fǎ yǔFrench (language) (12)
翻译fān yìinterpreter, translator, to interpret, to translate (26)
fànmeal, cooked rice, food (18)
房间fáng jiānroom (22)
房子fáng zihouse (22)
访问fǎng wènto visit (thing, place or person), to call on (23)
放心fàng xīnto set one's mind at rest, to be at ease, to rest assured (29)
非常fēi chángextremely (21)
飞机fēi jīaeroplane, plane, aircraft (29)
非洲Fēi ZhōuAfrica (7.s)
fēn(a measure word), minute (17)
分别fēn biéto part, to separate (29)
分机fēn jīextension, (telephone) extension (23.s)
夫人fū renlady, madame, Mrs. (27)
服务员fú wù yuánwaiter, waitress, attendant (19)
辅导fǔ dǎoto coach, to tutor, to give advise (in study) (20)
复习fù xíto review (23)

G

干杯gān bēito drink a toast, propose a toast, here's to (27)
干净gān jingclean, neat (21.s)
感谢gǎn xièto thank (21)
高兴gāo xìngglad, happy, delighted (21)
告诉gào suto tell (14)
哥哥gē geelder brother (3)
歌剧gē jùopera (26.s)
(a measure word) (15)
gěito, for, to give (14)
gēnwith, to follow (17)
gèngeven, still (21)
歌儿gērsong (19)
工厂gōng chǎngfactory (23)
工程师gōng chéng shīengineer (14.s)
公平gōng píngfair (28)
工人gōng rénworker (23)
公司gōng sīcompany (14.s)
公园gōng yuánpark, a public park (28.s)
工作gōng zuòto work, work, job (14)
姑娘gū nianggirl (21)
古波Gǔ bōGubo (a personal name) (1.p, 13.p)
古典gǔ diǎnclassical (19)
贵姓guì xìngwhat's your name?, May I ask your name? (9)
郭沫若Guō Mò ruòGuo Moruo (26.p)
guócountry, state (6)
国家guó jiācountry, state (30)
guòto live, to get along (30)

H

háielse, in addition, still (15)
还是hái shìor (19)
孩子hái zichild (14)
汉语Hàn yǔChinese (spoken language) (6.p)
汉字Hàn zìChinese character (15)
hǎogood, well (1)
好看hǎo kàngood-looking (21)
hàodate (spoken language), day of a month (20)
number (10)
号码hào mǎnumber (23.s)
to drink (8)
and, with (13)
river (25)
hēiblack (16.s)
hěnvery (2)
hóngred (19)
红茶hóng cháblack tea (19)
后边hòu biānback, at the back of, behind (22)
互相hù xiāngeach other, mutually, mutual (15)
花茶huā cháscented tea (19)
花园huā yuángarden (22)
滑冰huá bīngto skate, skating (28)
滑雪huá xuěto ski, skiing (28.s)
huàto paint, to draw (26.s)
画报huà bàopictorial, magazine (11)
欢迎huān yíngto welcome (8)
huánto return (11)
黄河Huáng Héthe Huanghe (Yellow) River (7.p)
花儿huārflower (21)
画儿huàrpainting, drawing, picture (26.s)
huíto return, to go back (17)
回答huí dáto reply, to answer (24)
huìcan, to know how to (26)
火车huǒ chētrain (24)
火腿huǒ tuǐham (25)
或者huò zhěor, possibly, maybe, perhaps (26)

J

机场jī chǎngairport (29)
鸡蛋jī dànhen's egg (25.s)
how many, how much, several (15)
jiāfamily, home, house (14)
加深jiā shēnto deepen (26)
jiànto meet, to see (29)
jiàn(a measure word for things & clothes) (16)
健康jiàn kānghealth (27)
见面jiàn miànto meet each other, to see each other (29)
jiāoto teach (15)
饺子jiǎo ziChinese dumpling (25.s)
jiàoto call, to be called (9)
to hire, to call (a taxi etc.) (29.s)
教练jiào liàncoach, (athlete's) coach (25)
教室jiào shìclassroom (15.s)
教授jiào shòuprofessor (13.s)
jiēto answer (the telephone), lift off (23)
接人jiē rénto meet a person (23)
结婚jié hūnto get married (20.s)
姐姐jiě jieolder sister (14)
jièto borrow, to lend (15.s)
介绍jiè shàoto introduce (13)
今年jīn niánthis year (20)
今天jīn tiāntoday (20)
jǐnclose, tight, taut (29)
jìnto enter, to come in (8)
进步jìn bùprogress, advance, to progress, to make progress (29)
进来jìn láito come in, to enter (26.s)
京剧jīng jùBeijing opera (16)
经理jīng lǐmanager, director (14.s)
jiǔnine, 9 (11)
jiǔwine, spirit (27)
jiùold (16)
jiùat once, right away (26)
桔子jú ziorange (19)
桔子水jú zi shuǐorangeade, orange juice (19)
剧场jù chǎngtheatre, theater (16.s)

K

咖啡kā fēicoffee (8.s, 17)
咖啡馆kā fēi guǎncafe (17)
kāiopen (21)
开车kāi chēto drive a car (23)
开始kāi shǐto begin, to start (27)
kànto see, to look, to have a look, to read, to watch (7)
可是kě shìbut, however (26)
可以kě yǐmay, can (26)
(a measure word), quarter (of an hour) (17)
class, lesson (17)
客气kè qipolite, courteous (8)
客厅kè tīngdrawing room (room for arriving guests), parlour (22)
课文kè wéntext (23)
空儿kòngrspare time, free time (20)
口语kǒu yǔspoken language (15)
to cry, to weep (30)
裤子kù zitrousers (16.s)
kuàifast (25)
筷子kuài zichopsticks (27)
矿泉水kuàng quán shuǐmineral water (25)

L

láito come (13)
lánblue (16.s)
篮球lán qiúbasketball (28.s)
老师lǎo shīteacher (6)
le(modal particle), (modal partical intenstifying preceding clause) (13)
from, to leave (30)
离开lí kāito leave, to depart (29)
(a surname) Li (27.p)
里边lǐ biāninside (22)
礼物lǐ wùpresent, gift (21.s)
理想lǐ xiǎngideal (26)
liǎ(a numeral-measure word) two, both (26)
练习liàn xíexercise, to practise (24)
liǎngtwo (16)
liàng(a measure word for vehicles) (21.s)
了解liǎo jiěto understand, to know (26)
língzero, 0 (10)
流利liú lìfluent (25.s)
留学生liú xué shēnga student who studies abroad (9)
liùsix, 6 (11)
lóustoried building, floor (27)
鲁迅Lǔ XùnLu Xun (26.p)
road, way (17)
旅行lǚ xíngto travel, to tour (29.s)
绿green (16)
绿茶lǜ chágreen tea (19.s)

M

妈妈mā mamother (4)
马里Mǎ lǐMali (6.s)
ma(an interrogative particle) (2)
mǎito buy (13)
mànslow (25)
mángbusy (3)
茅台酒Máo tái jiǔMaotai (a Chinese strong drink) (27)
帽子mào zihat, cap (28)
méinot, no, have not (14)
没关系méi guān xiit doesn't matter (20.s)
没有méi yǒunot, no, haven't (23)
měievery, each (18)
美国Měi guóthe United States of America (6.s)
妹妹mèi meiyounger sister (14)
méndoor (21)
面包miàn bāobread (25)
民歌mín gēfolk song (19)
明年míng niánnext year (20.s, 29)
明天míng tiāntomorrow (23)
名字míng zi(a person's) name (13)

N

which (6)
哪里nǎ liit is nothing (25)
that (5)
奶酪nǎi làocheese (25)
nánmale (13)
nándifficult (24)
难过nán guòsad (29)
南美洲Nán Měi ZhōuSouth America (7.s)
哪儿nǎrwhere (10)
那儿nàrthere (10.s, 15)
ne(a modal particle), (question particle) (2)
néngcan, to be able (26)
you (sing.) (1)
你们nǐ menyou (pl.) (4)
niányear (20)
年轻nián qīngyoung (21)
niànto read aloud (24)
nínyou (formal) (8)
牛奶niú nǎi(cow's milk), milk (25.s)
milk (8.s)
农村nóng cūncountryside, rural areas (24)
农民nóng mínpeasant (24)
努力nǔ lìhard-working, studious (29)
female (12)
女儿nǚ érdaughter (21.s, 30)
女士nǚ shìa polite form of address to a woman, lady, madam (9.s)

O

欧洲ōu zhōuEurope (7.s)

P

帕兰卡Pà lán kǎPalanka (a personal name) (1.p, 13.p)
排球pái qiúvolleyball (28.s)
旁边páng biānside, lateral (22)
朋友péng youfriend (4)
啤酒pí jiǔbeer (8.s, 19)
piàoticket (16)
漂亮piào liangpretty, beautiful (21)
乒乓球pīng pāng qiútable tennis (28.s)
píng(a measure word), bottle (19)
苹果píng guǒapple (19.s)
葡萄酒pú táo jiǔgrape wine (27)
葡萄pú taogrape (19.s, 27)

Q

seven, 7 (11)
to get up, to rise (18)
起床qǐ chuángto get up (18)
起飞qǐ fēito take off (29)
汽车qì chēcar, automobile (29.s)
气人qì rénto get someone angry, to get someone annoyed (28)
签证qiān zhèngvisa (28)
前边qián biānfront, in front of, before (22.s)
清楚qīng chuclear, distinct (25.s)
qǐngplease (do sth) (8)
please (7)
请问qǐng wènMay I ask... (9)
秋天qiū tiānautumn (29)
qiúball (28)
to go (12)
去年qù niánlast year (20.s, 30)
裙子qún ziskirt (16)

R

ràngto let, to ask (19)
热情rè qíngcordial, enthusiastic (30)
rénperson (6)
人民rén mínpeople (26)
人民日报Rén mín Rì bào"the People's Daily" (23.s)
认识rèn shito know, to be familiar with, to recognize (12)
认真rèn zhēnconscientious, serious, in earnest (24)
date (written language), day of the month (20)
日本Rì běnJapan (6.s, 21.p)
容易róng yìeasy (26)

S

sàito compete, competition, match (28)
sānthree, 3 (10)
商店shāng diànshop, store (13)
shàngto get on, to get into, to board (29)
上班shàng bānto go to work (17.s)
上边shàng biantop, on, over, above (22)
上海Shàng hǎiShanghai (7.p)
上课shàng kèto attend (a class), to teach (in a class) (17)
上午shàng wǔmorning (18)
上衣shàng yīupper outer garment, jacket (16.s)
shǎofew (22)
shéiwho (6)
身体shēn tǐbody, health (29)
什么shén mewhat (7)
生词shēng cínew word (15.s, 24)
生日shēng rìbirthday (20)
诗歌shī gēpoem (26.s)
shíten, 10 (11)
时候shí houtime (18)
食堂shí tángdining-hall (17)
实验室shí yàn shìlaboratory (15.s)
shìto be (4)
shìto try (27)
世界shì jièworld (7.s)
事儿shìrbusiness, thing (17)
shūto lose (28)
shūbook (5)
书店shū diànbookstore (14)
书房shū fángstudy (room) (22)
shù(a measure word), bunch (21)
shuāng(a measure word), pair (28)
shuǐwater (19)
睡觉shuì jiàoto go to bed, to sleep (18)
shuōto speak, to say (13)
four, 4 (10)
sòngto give as a present, to give (21)
to see (or walk) someone home, to see (someone) off (30)
送行sòng xíngto see someone off (29.s)
宿舍sù shèdormitory (10)
suì(a measure word), year (age), years old (20)
岁数suì shuage (number of years old) (21.s)
所以suǒ yǐso, therefore, as a result (29)

T

he, him (3)
she, her (5)
他们tā menthey (12)
they, them (3)
tàitoo, too much (16)
太太tài taiMrs., Madame (8.s, 21)
tánto talk (26)
to talk, to chat (20.s)
tāngsoup (25)
tào(a measure word, a set of something) (22.s)
to kick (28)
体育场tǐ yù chǎngstadium (28.s)
tiānday (18)
tiáo(a measure word for ribbon) (16)
跳舞tiào wǔto dance (21)
tīngto listen (19)
tíngto stop, to come to a stop (25)
同学tóng xuéclassmate, schoolmate (20)
同志tóng zhìcomrade (9.s)
图书馆tú shū guǎnlibrary (15)

W

外边wài biānoutside (22.s, 23)
外语wài yǔforeign language (9)
wǎnlate, evening (25)
晚饭wǎn fànsupper (26.s)
晚上wǎn shangevening (16)
Wánga surname, Wang (proper name) (8.p, 15.p)
王书文Wáng Shū wénWang Shuwen (personal name) (24.p)
网球wǎng qiúbadminton (28.s)
wàngto forget (29)
玩儿wánrto play, to have fun with (23)
wèifor, to (27)
wèi(an interjection) hello, hey (13)
wèi(measure word for persons) (25)
文化wén huàculture (27)
文学wén xuéliterature (26)
wènto ask (9)
问题wèn tíquestion, problem (18)
I, me (2)
我们wǒ menwe, us (6)
卧室wò shìbedroom (22)
five, 5 (10)
午饭wǔ fànlunch (28)
武官wǔ guānmilitary attache (27.s)
舞会wǔ huìdance, ball, party (20)

X

吸烟xī yānto smoke (8)
喜欢xǐ huanto like, to be fond of (19)
洗澡xǐ zǎoto take a bath (22)
洗澡间xǐ zǎo jiānbathroom (22)
department, faculty (15)
下班xià bānto come or go off work (17.s)
下边xià biānbottom, below, under (22.s)
下课xià kèclass is over, class is dismissed (17)
夏天xià tiānsummer (29)
下午xià wǔafternoon (18)
先生xiān shengMr., sir, gentleman (8.s, 12)
现代xiàn dàimodern (19)
现在xiàn zàinow, nowadays (11)
香槟酒xiāng bīn jiǔchampagne (27.s)
香蕉xiāng jiāobanana (19.s)
箱子xiāng zisuitcase (28)
xiǎngto want, to think, to miss (14)
xiàngto be like, to resemble, to take after (21)
xiǎolittle, small (22)
小姐xiǎo jiemiss (9.s)
miss, young lady (19)
小说xiǎo shuōnovel (26.s)
小学生xiǎo xué shēngpupil, schoolboy, schoolgirl (27.s)
xiàoto laugh, to smile (30)
xiē(a measure word), some (24)
xiéshoes (28)
xiěto write (14)
谢谢xiè xieto thank (8)
xīnnew (15)
xīnheart, mind (30)
新年xīn niánNew Year (21.s)
新闻xīn wénnews (23)
xìnletter (14)
星期xīng qīweek (20)
星期日xīng qī rìSunday (20)
行李xíng liluggage (28)
xìng(one's) surname is, surname (9)
休息xiū xito rest, to take a rest (18)
xuéto study, to learn (9)
学生xué shengstudent (9)
学习xué xíto study, to learn (9)
学院xué yuàncollege, institute (9)

Y

研究yán jiūto research (26)
yàoto want, to be going to, must (19)
will, to be going to (29)
also, too (2)
one, 1 (10)
一点儿yī diǎnra little, a bit (25)
一定yī dìngsurely, certainly, certain, given, particular (20)
医院yī yuànhospital (10.s)
一路平安yí lù píng ānto have a pleasant journey, to have a good trip, bon voyage (29)
一秘yí mìfirst secretary (27.s)
一下儿yí xiàra little while, a little bit (11)
以后yǐ hòulater on, in the future (17)
以前yǐ qiánbefore, in the past, ago (17.s)
椅子yǐ zichair (22)
一起yì qǐtogether (17)
音乐yīn yuèmusic (19)
音乐会yīn yuè huìconcert (20.s)
银行yín hángbank (14)
应该yīng gāishould, ought to (26)
英国Yīng guóBritain (9.s, 13.s)
英语Yīng yǔEnglish (language) (12)
yíngto win, to beat (28)
yòngto use, to make use of (11)
邮局yóu júpost office (13.s)
邮票yóu piàostamp (13.s)
游泳yóu yǒngto swim (25)
yǒuto have, there be (14)
友好yǒu hǎofriendly (23)
有名yǒu míngfamous, well-known (26)
有时候yǒu shí housometimes (18)
友谊yǒu yìfriendship (27)
有意思yǒu yì siinteresting (20)
有志者事竟成yǒu zhì zhě shì jìng chéngwhere there is a will, there is a way (26)
yòuagain (27)
右边yòu biānright (22.s)
fish (25)
语法yǔ fǎgrammar (15)
雨伞yǔ sǎnumbrella (11.s)
yuǎnfar, distant (30)
愿意yuàn yìto be willing (to do something) (29)
约会yuē huìappointment (20.s)
yuèmonth (20)
阅览室yuè lǎn shìreading room (15)
运动yùn dòngsports, to sport (28.s)

Z

杂志zá zhìmagazine (11.s, 15)
zàiagain, once more, a second time (25)
zàito be a (a place), in, at (10)
再见zài jiànto say good-bye, to bid farewell to (11)
zǎoearly (26)
早饭zǎo fànbreakfast (28)
怎么样zěn me yànghow, how is it that...? (22)
zhànto stand (29)
占线zhàn xiànthe line is busy (engaged), the number is engaged (23.s)
zhāng(a measure word), piece (16)
招待会zhāo dài huìreception (27)
zhǎoto look for, to call on (a person) (16)
照片zhào piànphotograph, photo, picture (23)
photograph, picture (21.s)
照相zhào xiàngtake a picture, to have one's photo taken (29)
zhèthis (4)
zhēnreal, true, genuine (21)
整理zhěng lǐto put in order, to straighten up, to arrange (22)
整齐zhěng qítidy (25.s)
正在zhèng zài(an adverb indicating an action in progress), while (doing) (23)
这儿zhèrhere (10.s, 16)
zhī(a measure word), branch (19.s)
知道zhī daoto know (20)
职员zhí yuánoffice worker, staff member (14.s)
zhǐpaper (5.s, 13)
zhōngclock, bell (17.s)
中国Zhōng guóChina (6.s, 13.p)
中国民航Zhōng guó Mín hángGeneral Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) (29.s)
中间zhōng jiānmiddle (22.s)
中文Zhōng wénChinese (written language) (15)
zhùto live (10)
zhùto wish, to express good wishes (21)
祝贺zhù hèto congratulate, congratulation (20)
注意zhù yìto pay attention to (29)
准备zhǔn bèito prepare (25)
桌子zhuō zitable (22)
character (15)
自己zì jǐself, (reflexive pronoun) (30)
zǒngalways (22)
总机zǒng jīcentral exchange, telephone exchange, switchboard (23.s)
总是zǒng shìalways (22)
zǒuto walk (17)
足球zú qiúfootball (28)
昨天zuó tiānyesterday (28)
左边zuǒ biānleft (22)
zuòto do (14)
zuòto sit, to take a seat (10)
作家zuò jiāwriter, author (26)
座位zuò wèiseat (16.s)

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