HSK 5 vocabulary list: the official HSK5 word list

HSK 5 is the penultimate step to pass HSK. Level 5 contains a test that lasts more than two hours, which will assess your ability to understand any type of content. For levels 3 and 4, the total score of the HSK 5 test is 300 points. In other words, each section will give you 100 points. You will be awarded a total of 180 points, then HSK level 5 will be verified. HSK5 applicants must be able to read Chinese newspapers or watch movies. So that's almost all the understanding necessary for everyday and professional life.

HSK 5 word list


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

āi
(interjection to express agreement or recognition); to sigh
爱护
ài hù
to take care of; to treasure; to cherish; to love and protect
爱惜
ài xī
to cherish; to treasure; to use sparingly
爱心
ài xīn
compassion; CL:片[pian4]
安慰
ān wèi
to comfort; to console; CL:个
安装
ān zhuāng
to install; to erect; to fix; to mount; installation

àn
shore; bank; beach; coast; CL:個|个[ge4]

àn
dark; gloomy; hidden; secret; muddled; obscure; in the dark
熬夜
áo yè
to stay up late or all night;
把握
bǎ wò
to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)

bǎi
to arrange; to exhibit; to move to and fro; a pendulum
办理
bàn lǐ
to handle; to transact; to conduct
傍晚
bàng wǎn
in the evening; when night falls; towards evening; at night fall; at dusk
包裹
bāo guǒ
wrap up; bind up; bundle; parcel; package; CL:个
包含
bāo hán
to contain; to embody; to include
包括
bāo kuò
to comprise; to include; to involve; to incorporate; to consist of

báo
thin; cold in manner; indifferent; weak; light; infertile
保持
bǎo chí
to keep; to maintain; to hold; to preserve
保存
bǎo cún
to conserve; to preserve; to keep; to save (a file etc) (computing)
保留
bǎo liú
to preserve; to maintain; to retain; to continue to have; to reserve; reservations; to hold back (approval or acceptance)
保险
bǎo xiǎn
insurance; to insure; safe; secure; be sure; be bound to; CL:份[fen4]
宝贝
bǎo bèi
treasured object; treasure; darling; baby; cowry; good-for-nothing or queer character
宝贵
bǎo guì
valuable; precious; value; treasure; set store by
报到
bào dào
to check in; to report for duty; to register
报道
bào dào
report; to report (new); CL:篇[pian1] ,份[fen4]
报告
bào gào
to inform; report; make known; speech; talk; lecture; CL:篇[pian1] ,份[fen4] ,个,通[tong4]
报社
bào shè
general office of a newspaper; newspaper office; CL:家[jia1]
抱怨
bào yuàn
to complain; to grumble
悲观
bēi guān
pessimistic

bèi
the back of a body or object; to turn one's back; to hide something from; to learn by heart; to recite from memory
背景
bèi jǐng
background; backdrop; context; CL:种[zhong3]
被子
bèi zi
quilt; CL:床[chuang2]
本科
běn kē
undergraduate course; undergraduate (adjective)
本领
běn lǐng
skill; ability; capability; CL:项[xiang4] ,个
本质
běn zhì
essence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
彼此
bǐ cǐ
each other; one another
比例
bǐ lì
proportion; scale
必然
bì rán
inevitable; certain; necessity
必要
bì yào
necessary; essential; indispensable; required
毕竟
bì jìng
after all; all in all; when all is said and done; in the final analysis
避免
bì miǎn
to avert; to prevent; to avoid; to refrain from
编辑
biān jí
to edit; to compile; editor; compiler
鞭炮
biān pào
firecrackers; a string of small firecrackers; CL:枚[mei2]
便
biàn
convenient; as convenient; ordinary; plain; when the chance arises; handy; easy; informal; simple; so; thus; to relieve oneself; to urinate; to defecate; equivalent to 就: then; in that case; even if; soon afterwards
辩论
biàn lùn
debate; argument; to argue over; CL:场[chang3] ,次[ci4]
标点
biāo diǎn
punctuation; a punctuation mark; to punctuate; CL:个
标志
biāo zhì
sign; mark; symbol; symbolize; to indicate; to mark
表达
biǎo dá
to voice (an opinion); to express; to convey
表面
biǎo miàn
surface; face; outside; appearance
表明
biǎo míng
to make clear; to make known; to state clearly; to indicate; known
表情
biǎo qíng
(facial) expression; to express one's feelings; expression
表现
biǎo xiàn
to show; to show off; to display; to manifest; expression; manifestation; show; display; performance (at work etc)
冰激凌
bīng jī líng
ice cream;
病毒
bìng dú
virus
播放
bō fàng
to broadcast; to transmit
玻璃
bō li
glass; nylon; plastic; CL:张[zhang1] ,块[kuai4]
博物馆
bó wù guǎn
museum
脖子
bó zi
neck; CL:个
不断
bú duàn
unceasing; uninterrupted; continuous; constant
不见得
bú jiàn de
not necessarily; not likely
不耐烦
bú nài fán
impatience; impatient
不要紧
bú yào jǐn
unimportant; not serious; it doesn't matter; never mind; it looks all right; but
补充
bǔ chōng
to replenish; to supplement; to complement; additional; supplementary; CL:个
不安
bù ān
unpeaceful; unstable; uneasy; disturbed; restless; worried
不得了
bù dé liǎo
disastrous; desperately serious; extremely; exceedingly
不然
bù rán
not so; no; or else; otherwise; if not
不如
bù rú
not equal to; not as good as; inferior to; it would be better to
不足
bù zú
insufficient; lacking; deficiency; not enough; inadequate; not worth; cannot; should not

cloth; to declare; to announce; to spread; to make known
步骤
bù zhòu
step; move; measure
部门
bù mén
department; branch; section; division; CL:个
财产
cái chǎn
property; assets; estate; CL:笔[bi3]
彩虹
cǎi hóng
rainbow

cǎi
to step on; to tread; to stamp; to press a pedal; to pedal (a bike)
采访
cǎi fǎng
to interview; to gather news; to hunt for and collect; to cover
采取
cǎi qǔ
to adopt or carry out (measures, policies, course of action); to take
参考
cān kǎo
reference; to consult; to refer; consultation
参与
cān yù
to participate (in sth)
惭愧
cán kuì
ashamed; be ashamed
操场
cāo chǎng
playground; sports field; drill ground; CL:个
操心
cāo xīn
to worry about

booklet; book; classifier for books
测验
cè yàn
test; to test; CL:次[ci4] ,个
曾经
céng jīng
once; already; former; previously; ever; (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
叉子
chā zi
fork; CL:把[ba3]
差距
chā jù
disparity; gap

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

chāi
to tear open; to tear down; to tear apart; to open
产品
chǎn pǐn
goods; merchandise; product; CL:个
产生
chǎn shēng
to arise; to come into being; to come about; to give rise to; to bring into being; to bring about; to produce; to engender; to generate; to appear; appearance; emergence; generation; production; yield
常识
cháng shí
common sense; general knowledge; CL:门[men2]
长途
cháng tú
long distance

chāo
to copy; to plagiarize; to search and seize; to go; to transcribe; to take a shortcut; to search and confiscate
超级
chāo jí
transcending; high grade; super-; ultra-

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

chǎo
to make a noise; noisy; to disturb by making a noise
吵架
chǎo jià
to quarrel; to have a row; CL:顿[dun4]

chǎo
pan-fry; to fry; fried; sauté
车库
chē kù
garage
车厢
chē xiāng
carriage; CL:节[jie2]
彻底
chè dǐ
thorough; thoroughly; complete
沉默
chén mò
taciturn; silent; uncommunicative

chèn
to avail oneself of; to take advantage of

chēng
to weigh; to state; to name; name; appellation; to praise
称呼
chēng hu
to call; to address as; appellation
称赞
chēng zàn
to praise; to acclaim; to commend; to compliment
成分
chéng fèn
composition; make-up; ingredient; element; component; one's social status; CL:个
成果
chéng guǒ
result; achievement; gain; profit; CL:个
成就
chéng jiù
accomplishment; success; attain a result; achievement; CL:个
成立
chéng lì
to establish; to set up; to be tenable; to hold water
成人
chéng rén
adult;
成熟
chéng shú
mature; ripe
成语
chéng yǔ
Chinese set expression of 4 characters or two couplets of 4 characters each: expression often alluding to a story or historical quotation; idiom; proverb; saying; adage; set expression; CL:条[tiao2] ,本[ben3] ,句[ju4]
成长
chéng zhǎng
to mature; to grow; growth
承担
chéng dān
to undertake; to assume (responsibility etc)
承认
chéng rèn
to admit; to concede; to recognize; recognition (diplomatic, artistic etc); to acknowledge
承受
chéng shòu
to bear; to support; to inherit
程度
chéng dù
degree (level or extent); level; CL:个
程序
chéng xù
procedures; sequence; order; computer program
诚恳
chéng kěn
sincere; honest; cordial
吃亏
chī kuī
to suffer losses; to come to grief; to lose out; to get the worst of it; to be at a disadvantage; unfortunately
持续
chí xù
to continue; to persist; sustainable; preservation
池塘
chí táng
pool; pond
迟早
chí zǎo
sooner or later
尺子
chǐ zi
rule; ruler (measuring instrument); CL:把[ba3]
翅膀
chì bǎng
wing; CL:个,对[dui4]
充电器
chōng diàn qì
battery charger
充分
chōng fèn
full; abundant
充满
chōng mǎn
full of; brimming with; very full; permeated

chōng
(of water) to dash against; to mix with water; to infuse; to rinse; to flush; to develop (a film); to rise in the air; to clash; to collide with
重复
chóng fù
to repeat; to duplicate; CL:个
宠物
chǒng wù
house pet
抽屉
chōu ti
drawer
抽象
chōu xiàng
abstract

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

chòu
stench; stink; smelly; to smell (bad)
出版
chū bǎn
to publish; to come off the press; to put out
出口
chū kǒu
an exit; to speak; to export; (of a ship) to leave port; CL:个
出色
chū sè
remarkable; outstanding
出示
chū shì
to show; to take out and show to others; to display;
出席
chū xí
to attend; to participate; present
初级
chū jí
junior; primary
除非
chú fēi
only if (..., or otherwise,...); only when; only in the case that; unless
除夕
chú xī
(New Year's) Eve
处理
chǔ lǐ
to handle; to treat; to deal with; to process; CL:个
传播
chuán bō
to propagate; to disseminate; to spread
传染
chuán rǎn
to infect; contagious
传说
chuán shuō
legend; folklore; tradition; it is said; they say that...
传统
chuán tǒng
tradition; traditional; convention; conventional; CL:个
窗帘
chuāng lián
window curtains

chuǎng
to rush; to charge; to dash; to break through; to temper oneself (through battling hardships)
创造
chuàng zào
to create; to bring about; to produce; CL:个

chuī
to blow; to play a wind instrument; to blast; to puff; to boast; to brag; to end in failure; to fall through
词汇
cí huì
vocabulary; list of words (e.g. for language teaching purposes)
辞职
cí zhí
to resign
此外
cǐ wài
besides; in addition; moreover; furthermore
刺激
cì jī
to irritate; to provoke; to upset; to stimulate; to excite; irritant
次要
cì yào
secondary
匆忙
cōng máng
hasty; hurried
从此
cóng cǐ
from now on; since then; henceforth
从而
cóng ér
thus; thereby
从前
cóng qián
previously; formerly; once upon a time
从事
cóng shì
to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
粗糙
cū cāo
crude; gruff; rough; coarse;
促进
cù jìn
to promote (an idea or cause); to advance; boost
促使
cù shǐ
to induce; to promote; to urge; to impel; to bring about; to provoke; to drive (sb to do sth); to catalyze; to actuate; to contribute to (some development)

vinegar; acid; jealousy (in love rivalry)

cuī
to urge; to press; to prompt; to rush sb; to hasten sth; to expedite
存在
cún zài
to exist; to be
措施
cuò shī
measure; step (to be taken); CL:个
答应
dā ying
to agree; to promise; to reply; to respond
达到
dá dào
to reach; to achieve; to attain
打工
dǎ gōng
to have a part time job; to do manual work
打交道
dǎ jiāo dào
to come into contact with; to have dealings
打喷嚏
dǎ pēn tì
to sneeze
打听
dǎ ting
to ask about; to inquire about
大方
dà fāng
generous; tasteful; stylish; easy-mannered
大厦
dà shà
large building; edifice; mansion; CL:座[zuo4]
大象
dà xiàng
elephant; CL:只[zhi1]
大型
dà xíng
large scale; wide scale; broad scale

dāi
foolish; stupid; expressionless; blank; to stay
代表
dài biǎo
representative; delegate; to represent; to stand for; on behalf of; in the name of; CL:位[wei4],个, 名[ming2]
代替
dài tì
instead; to replace; to substitute (X for Y, or a number in an algebraic expression)
待遇
dài yù
treatment; pay; wages; status; salary
贷款
dài kuǎn
a loan; to provide a loan (e.g. bank); CL:笔[bi3]
单纯
dān chún
simple; pure; alone; merely
单调
dān diào
monotonous; uniform; unvarying
单独
dān dú
by oneself; alone; on one's own
单位
dān wèi
unit (to measure); work unit (one's workplace); group of people as a whole; CL:个
单元
dān yuán
unit (as an entity); element; entrance number
担任
dān rèn
to hold a governmental office or post; to assume office of; to take charge of; to serve as
耽误
dān wu
to delay; to hold-up; to waste time; to interfere with
胆小鬼
dǎn xiǎo guǐ
coward

dàn
insipid; diluted; weak; mild; light in color; tasteless; fresh; indifferent; nitrogen
当地
dāng dì
local; in the locality
当心
dāng xīn
to take care; to look out

dǎng
to resist; to obstruct; to hinder; to keep off; to block (a blow); to get in the way of; cover; gear
倒霉
dǎo méi
have bad luck; be out of luck
导演
dǎo yǎn
direct; director (film etc)
导致
dǎo zhì
to lead to; to create; to cause; to bring about
岛屿
dǎo yǔ
island
到达
dào dá
to reach; to arrive
道德
dào dé
virtue; morality; ethics; moral; CL:种[zhong3]
道理
dào lǐ
reason; argument; sense; principle; basis; justification; CL:个
登记
dēng jì
to register (one's name); to check in; enter one's name
等待
děng dài
wait for; await
等于
děng yú
to equal; to be tantamount to

a drop; to drip
敌人
dí rén
enemy; foe; CL:个
的确
dí què
really; indeed
地道
dì dao
real; pure; genuine; typical; well-done; thorough
地理
dì lǐ
geography
地区
dì qū
regional; local; district (not necessarily formal administrative unit); region; area; as suffix to city name, means prefecture or county (area administered by a prefecture level city or county level city); CL:个
地毯
dì tǎn
carpet; rug
地位
dì wèi
position; status; place; CL:个
地震
dì zhèn
earthquake

to hand over; to pass on sth; to gradually increase or decrease; progressively
点心
diǎn xin
pastry; dimsum (in Cantonese cooking); dessert; light refreshments
电池
diàn chí
battery; CL:节[jie2] ,组[zu3]
电台
diàn tái
transmitter-receiver; broadcasting station; radio station; CL:个

diào
to fish with a hook and bait

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

dòng
to freeze; to feel very cold; aspic or jelly
动画片
dòng huà piān
cartoon; animation

dòng
cave; hole; zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers); CL:个
豆腐
dòu fu
tofu; bean curd

dòu
to tease; to play with
独立
dú lì
independent; independence; to stand alone
独特
dú tè
distinct; unique; having special characteristics
度过
dù guò
to spend; to pass: to get through; to survive

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

duī
to pile up; to heap up; pile (of things); a mass; heap; stack
兑换
duì huàn
to convert; to exchange
对比
duì bǐ
contrast; ratio; CL:个
对待
duì dài
to treat; treatment
对方
duì fāng
counterpart; other person involved; opposite side; other side; receiving party
对手
duì shǒu
opponent; adversary; rival; competitor
对象
duì xiàng
target; object; partner; boyfriend; girlfriend; CL:个

dūn
ton

dūn
to crouch; to squat

dùn
to pause; to stop; to lay out; to kowtow; to stamp; at once; classifier for meals, beating, tellings off etc: time, bout, spell, meal
多亏
duō kuī
thanks to; luckily
多余
duō yú
superfluous; unnecessary; surplus

duǒ
earlobe
躲藏
duǒ cáng
to conceal oneself; to hide oneself; to take cover
恶劣
è liè
vile; nasty; of very poor quality
耳环
ěr huán
earring; CL:只[zhi1] ,对[dui4]
发表
fā biǎo
to publish; to issue; to put out; to issue (a statement);
发愁
fā chóu
to worry; to fret; to be anxious; to become sad
发达
fā dá
developed (country etc); flourishing; to develop
发抖
fā dǒu
to tremble; to shake; to shiver; to shudder; tremulous
发挥
fā huī
to display; to exhibit; to bring out implicit or innate qualities; to express (a thought or moral); to develop (an idea); to elaborate (on a theme)
发明
fā míng
to invent; invention; CL:个
发票
fā piào
invoice; receipt or bill for purchase
发言
fā yán
to make a speech; statement; utterance
罚款
fá kuǎn
(impose a) fine; penalty; fine (monetary)
法院
fǎ yuàn
court of law; court

fān
to turn over; to flip over; to overturn; to rummage through; to translate; to decode
繁荣
fán róng
prosperous; booming (economy)
反而
fǎn ér
instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
反复
fǎn fù
repeatedly; over and over
反应
fǎn yìng
to react; to respond; reaction; response; reply; chemical reaction; CL:个
反映
fǎn yìng
to mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; fig. to report; to make known; to render; used erroneously for 反应, response or reaction
反正
fǎn zhèng
to put things back in order; to return to the correct path; in any event; come what may; whatever happens (I'm still sure it's right); anyway
范围
fàn wéi
limit; range; scope; extent; CL:个

fāng
square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); upright or honest; just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter
方案
fāng àn
plan (for action); program (for action etc); proposal; proposed bill; CL:个
方式
fāng shì
way (of life); pattern; style; mode; manner; CL:个
妨碍
fáng ài
to hinder; to obstruct
仿佛
fǎng fú
to seem; as if; alike; similar

fēi
non-; not-; un-; abbr. for Africa 非洲; wrong; evil-doing; insist on; simply must
肥皂
féi zào
soap; CL:块[kuai4] ,条[tiao2]
废话
fèi huà
nonsense; rubbish; superfluous words; You don't say!; No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
分别
fēn bié
to part or leave each other; to distinguish; difference; in different ways; differently; separately or individually
分布
fēn bù
distributed; to distribute
分配
fēn pèi
to assign; to allocate; to distribute
分手
fēn shǒu
to part company; to split up; to break up
分析
fēn xī
to analyze; analysis; CL:个
纷纷
fēn fēn
one after another; in succession; one by one; continuously; diverse; in profusion; numerous and confused; pell-mell
奋斗
fèn dòu
to strive; to struggle; to fight: struggle
疯狂
fēng kuáng
crazy; frantic; madness; extreme popularity
风格
fēng gé
style; maneer; mode
风景
fēng jǐng
scenery; landscape; CL:个
风俗
fēng sú
social custom; CL:个
风险
fēng xiǎn
risk; venture; hazard
讽刺
fěng cì
to satirize; to mock; irony; satire; sarcasm
否定
fǒu dìng
to negate; negative (answer); CL:个
否认
fǒu rèn
to deny; to declare to be untrue

width; roll; classifier for textiles or pictures

to support with hand; to help sb up; to help
服装
fú zhuāng
clothing; dress; costume; clothes; CL:身[shen1]
辅导
fǔ dǎo
to coach; to tutor; to give advice (in study)
复制
fù zhì
to duplicate; to make a copy of; to copy; to reproduce; to clone
妇女
fù nv3
woman
改革
gǎi gé
to reform; reform; CL:个
改进
gǎi jìn
to improve; to make better; CL:个
改善
gǎi shàn
to make better; to improve; CL:个
改正
gǎi zhèng
to correct; to amend; to put right; correction; CL:个
概括
gài kuò
to summarize; to generalize; briefly; CL:个
概念
gài niàn
concept; idea; CL:个

gài
lid; to cover; canopy; to build
干脆
gān cuì
straightforward; clear-cut; blunt (e.g. statement); you might as well; simply
干燥
gān zào
to dry (of weather, paint, cement etc); desiccation; dull; uninteresting; arid
感激
gǎn jī
to express thanks; grateful; moved to gratitude
感受
gǎn shòu
to sense; perception; to feel (through the senses); a feeling; an impression; an experience
感想
gǎn xiǎng
impressions; reflections; thoughts; CL:通[tong4] ,个
赶紧
gǎn jǐn
to hurry up; hurriedly
赶快
gǎn kuài
immediately; at once;
干活儿
gàn huó r
to work manually; manual labor
钢铁
gāng tiě
steel; strong; firm; staunch
高档
gāo dàng
superior quality; high grade; top grade
高级
gāo jí
high level; high grade; advanced; high-ranking

gǎo
to do; to make; to go in for; to set up; to get hold of; to take care of
告别
gào bié
to leave; to bid farewell to; to say good-bye to
格外
gé wài
especially; particularly
隔壁
gé bì
next door; neighbor
个别
gè bié
individual; specific; respective; just one or two
个人
gè rén
individual; personal; oneself
个性
gè xìng
individuality; personality
各自
gè zì
each; respective; apiece

gēn
root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL:条[tiao2]; radical (chemistry)
根本
gēn běn
fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all; CL:个
公布
gōng bù
to announce; to make public; to publish
公开
gōng kāi
public; to publish; to make public
公平
gōng píng
fair; impartial
公寓
gōng yù
apartment building; block of flats; CL:套[tao4]
公元
gōng yuán
(year) AD; Christian era
公主
gōng zhǔ
princess
功能
gōng néng
function; capability
工厂
gōng chǎng
factory; plant; CL:家[jia1] ,座[zuo4]
工程师
gōng chéng shī
engineer; CL:个,位[wei4] ,名[ming2]
工具
gōng jù
tool; instrument; utensil; means (to achieve a goal etc)
工人
gōng rén
worker; CL:个,名[ming2]
工业
gōng yè
industry; CL:种[zhong3]
恭喜
gōng xǐ
congratulations; greetings;
贡献
gòng xiàn
to contribute; to dedicate; to devote; contribution; CL:个
沟通
gōu tōng
communicate
构成
gòu chéng
to constitute; to form; to compose; to make up; to configure (computing)
姑姑
gū gu
paternal aunt; CL:个
姑娘
gū niang
young woman; young lady; girl; daughter; CL:个
古代
gǔ dài
ancient times; olden times
古典
gǔ diǎn
classical
股票
gǔ piào
share; stock (market)
骨头
gǔ tou
bone; strong character; CL:根[gen1] ,块[kuai4]
鼓舞
gǔ wǔ
heartening (news); boost (morale); CL:个
鼓掌
gǔ zhǎng
to applaud; to clap
固定
gù dìng
fixed; set; regular
挂号
guà hào
to register (at a hospital); to send by registered mail

guāi
well-behaved; (of a child) obedient; clever; shrewd; alert; perverse; contrary to reason; irregular; abnormal
拐弯
guǎi wān
to go round a curve; to turn a corner; fig. a new direction
怪不得
guài bu de
lit. you can't blame it!; no wonder!; so that's why!
关闭
guān bì
to close; to shut

guān
official; government; organ of body; CL:个
观察
guān chá
to observe; to watch; to survey; to examine; observation; view; perspective; CL:个
观点
guān diǎn
point of view; viewpoint; standpoint; CL:个
观念
guān niàn
thought; notion; concept; sense; views; ideology; general impressions
管子
guǎn zǐ
tube; pipe; drinking straw; CL:根[gen1]
冠军
guàn jūn
champion; CL:个
光滑
guāng hua
glossy; sleek; smooth
光临
guāng lín
(honorific) Welcome!; You honor us with your presence.; It is an honor to have you.
光明
guāng míng
illumination; light; radiance (esp. glory of Buddha etc); fig. bright prospect; openhearted
光盘
guāng pán
compact disc; CD or DVD; CD ROM; CL:片[pian4] ,张[zhang1]
广场
guǎng chǎng
a public square (e.g. Tiananmen Square); plaza; CL:个
广大
guǎng dà
(of an area) vast or extensive; large-scale; widespread; (of people) numerous
广泛
guǎng fàn
extensive; wide range
归纳
guī nà
to sum up; to summarize; to conclude from facts; induction (method of deduction in logic)
规矩
guī ju
established practice; rule; customs; practices; fig. upright and honest; well-behaved; lit. compass and set square
规律
guī lv4
rule (e.g. of science); law of behavior; regular pattern; rhythm; discipline
规模
guī mó
scale; scope; extent; CL:个
规则
guī zé
regulation; rule; rules and regulations
柜台
guì tái
sales counter; front desk; bar

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

guō
pan; pot; boiler; CL:口[kou3] ,只[zhi1]
国庆节
guó qìng jié
PRC National Day (October 1st)
国王
guó wáng
king; CL:個|个[ge4];
果然
guǒ rán
sure enough; as expected; really
果实
guǒ shí
fruit (from work); results; gains
过分
guò fèn
excessive; undue; overly
过敏
guò mǐn
to be allergic; allergy
过期
guò qī
to be overdue; to exceed the time limit; to expire (as in expiration date)

laughter; yawn; abbr. for Kazakhstan
海关
hǎi guān
customs (i.e. border crossing inspection); CL:个
海鲜
hǎi xiān
seafood

hǎn
to yell; to call; to cry; to shout
行业
háng yè
industry; business
豪华
háo huá
luxurious
好客
hào kè
hospitality; to treat guests well; to enjoy having guests; hospitable; friendly
好奇
hào qí
inquisitive; curious
何必
hé bì
there is no need; why should
何况
hé kuàng
much less; let alone
合法
hé fǎ
lawful; legitimate; legal
合理
hé lǐ
rational; reasonable; fair
合同
hé tong
(business) contract; CL:个
合影
hé yǐng
joint photo; group photo
合作
hé zuò
to cooperate; to collaborate; to work together; cooperation; CL:个
和平
hé píng
peace
核心
hé xīn
core; nucleus

hèn
to hate; to regret
猴子
hóu zi
monkey; CL:只[zhi1]
后背
hòu bèi
the back (human anatomy); the back part of sth;
后果
hòu guǒ
consequences; aftermath
呼吸
hū xī
to breathe
忽然
hū rán
suddenly; all of a sudden
忽视
hū shì
to neglect; to ignore

pot; classifier for bottled liquid
糊涂
hú tu
muddled; silly; confused
胡说
hú shuō
to talk nonsense; drivel
胡同
hú tòng
lane; alley; CL:条[tiao2]
蝴蝶
hú dié
butterfly; CL:只[zhi1]
花生
huā shēng
peanut; groundnut; CL:粒[li4]
华裔
huá yì
ethnic Chinese; non-Chinese citizen of Chinese ancestry

huá
to slip; to slide; smooth; slippery; cunning;

huà
to row; to paddle; profitable; worth (the effort); it pays (to do sth);
化学
huà xué
chemistry; chemical
话题
huà tí
subject (of a talk or conversation); topic
怀念
huái niàn
to cherish the memory of; to think of; reminisce
怀孕
huái yùn
pregnant; to have conceived; gestation; pregnancy
缓解
huǎn jiě
to ease; to help relieve (a crisis)
幻想
huàn xiǎng
delusion; fantasy
慌张
huāng zhāng
confused; flustered
黄金
huáng jīn
gold
恢复
huī fù
to reinstate; to resume; to restore; to recover; to regain; to rehabilitate

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

huī
ash; dust; lime; gray; discouraged; dejected
灰尘
huī chén
dust
灰心
huī xīn
lose heart; be discouraged
汇率
huì lv4
exchange rate
婚礼
hūn lǐ
wedding ceremony; wedding
婚姻
hūn yīn
matrimony; wedding; marriage; CL:次[ci4]
活跃
huó yuè
active; vigorous
伙伴
huǒ bàn
partner; companion; comrade
火柴
huǒ chái
match (for lighting fire); CL:根[gen1] ,盒[he2]
或许
huò xǔ
perhaps; maybe
基本
jī běn
basic; fundamental; main; elementary
机器
jī qì
machine; CL:台[tai2] ,部[bu4] ,个
激烈
jī liè
intense; acute; fierce
肌肉
jī ròu
muscle; flesh
及格
jí gé
to pass a test
急忙
jí máng
hastily
急诊
jí zhěn
emergency call; emergency (medical) treatment;
极其
jí qí
extremely
集合
jí hé
a congregation; to gather; a set
集体
jí tǐ
collective; social; team; CL:个
集中
jí zhōng
to concentrate; to centralize; to focus; centralized; concentrated; to put together
寂寞
jì mò
lonely; lonesome
系领带
jì lǐng dài
tie one's necktie
纪录
jì lù
record (sports, written account); note
纪律
jì lv4
discipline
纪念
jì niàn
to commemorate; to remember; CL:个
计算
jì suàn
to count; to calculate; to compute; CL:个
记录
jì lù
to take notes; keep the minutes; record; CL:个
记忆
jì yì
memories; remember; memory; CL:个
嘉宾
jiā bīn
esteemed guest; honored guest
夹子
jiā zi
clip; clamp; tongs; folder; wallet
家庭
jiā tíng
family; household; CL:户[hu4] ,个
家务
jiā wù
household duties; housework
家乡
jiā xiāng
hometown; native place; CL:个
假如
jiǎ rú
supposing; if
假设
jiǎ shè
hypothesis; conjecture; suppose that
假装
jiǎ zhuāng
to feign; to pretend

jiǎ
first (in a list, as a party to a contract, in terms of quality etc); first of the ten heavenly stems 十天十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; (used for an unspecified person or thing); armor plating; shell or carapace; (of the fingers or toes) nail; bladed leather or metal armor (old); ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old); civil administration unit (old)
价值
jià zhí
value; worth; fig. values (ethical, cultural etc); CL:个

jià
(of a woman) to marry; to marry off a daughter; to shift (blame etc)
驾驶
jià shǐ
to pilot (ship, airplane etc); to drive
兼职
jiān zhí
to hold concurrent posts; part-time; concurrent job; moonlighting
坚决
jiān jué
firm; resolute; determined
坚强
jiān qiáng
staunch; strong
肩膀
jiān bǎng
shoulder
艰巨
jiān jù
arduous; terrible (task); very difficult; formidable
艰苦
jiān kǔ
difficult; hard; arduous
剪刀
jiǎn dāo
scissors; CL:把[ba3]

jiǎn
to pick up; to collect; to gather
简历
jiǎn lì
Curriculum Vitae (CV); résumé (resume); biographical notes
简直
jiǎn zhí
simply; at all; practically
健身
jiàn shēn
to exercise; to keep fit; to work out; physical exercise;
建立
jiàn lì
to establish; to set up; to found; to build
建设
jiàn shè
to build; to construct; construction; constructive
建筑
jiàn zhù
building; to construct; Taiwan pr. jian4 zhu2; CL:个
键盘
jiàn pán
keyboard
讲究
jiǎng jiu
to pay particular attention to; exquisite; aesthetic
讲座
jiǎng zuò
a course of lectures; CL:个
酱油
jiàng yóu
soy sauce
交换
jiāo huàn
to exchange; to swap; to switch (telecom); commutative (math); to commute
交际
jiāo jì
communication; social intercourse
交往
jiāo wǎng
to associate; to contact; association; contact

jiāo
to pour liquid; to irrigate (using waterwheel); to water; to cast (molten metal); to mold
胶水
jiāo shuǐ
glue
狡猾
jiǎo huá
crafty; cunning; sly
角度
jiǎo dù
angle; point of view
教材
jiào cái
teaching material; CL:本[ben3]
教练
jiào liàn
instructor; sports coach; trainer; CL:个,位[wei4] ,名[ming2]
教训
jiào xun
a lesson; a moral; to chide sb; to lecture sb
接触
jiē chù
to touch; to contact; access; in touch with
接待
jiē dài
to receive (a visitor); to admit (allow sb to enter)
接近
jiē jìn
near; close to
结实
jiē shi
rugged; sturdy
阶段
jiē duàn
stage; section; phase; period; CL:个
结构
jié gòu
structure; composition; makeup; architecture; CL:座[zuo4] ,个
结合
jié hé
to combine; to link; to integrate; binding; CL:次[ci4]
结论
jié lùn
conclusion; verdict; to conclude; to reach a verdict; CL:个
结账
jié zhàng
to pay the bill; to settle accounts
节省
jié shěng
saving; to save; to use sparingly; to cut down on
借口
jiè kǒu
to use as an excuse; on the pretext

jiè
to arrive at (place or time); period; to become due; classifier for events, meetings, elections, sporting fixtures etc

jiè
to guard against; to exhort; to admonish or warn; to give up or stop doing sth; Buddhist monastic discipline; ring (for a finger);
戒指
jiè zhi
(finger) ring
金属
jīn shǔ
metal; CL:种[zhong3]
尽快
jǐn kuài
as quickly as possible; as soon as possible; with all speed
紧急
jǐn jí
urgent; emergency
谨慎
jǐn shèn
cautious; prudent
尽力
jìn lì
to strive one's hardest; to spare no effort
尽量
jìn liàng
as much as possible; to the greatest extent
近代
jìn dài
modern times
进步
jìn bù
progress; improvement; to improve; to progress; CL:个
进口
jìn kǒu
to import; imported
精力
jīng lì
energy
精神
jīng shén
spirit; mind; consciousness; thought; mental; psychological; essence; gist; CL:个
经典
jīng diǎn
the classics; scriptures; classical
经商
jīng shāng
to trade; to carry out commercial activities; in business
经营
jīng yíng
to engage in (business etc); to run; to operate
酒吧
jiǔ bā
bar; pub; saloon; CL:家[jia1]

jiù
to rescue; to save; to assist
救护车
jiù hù chē
ambulance; CL:辆[liang4]
舅舅
jiù jiu
mother's brother; maternal uncle (informal); CL:个
居然
jū rán
unexpectedly; to one's surprise; go so far as to
桔子
jú zi
tangerine; CL:个,瓣[ban4]
俱乐部
jù lè bù
club (i.e. a group or organization); CL:个
具备
jù bèi
to possess; to have; equipped with; able to fulfill (conditions or requirements)
具体
jù tǐ
concrete; definite; specific
巨大
jù dà
huge; immense; very large; tremendous; gigantic; enormous
据说
jù shuō
it is said that; reportedly

juān
to contribute; to donate; contribution; tax; to abandon
决赛
jué sài
finals (of a competition)
决心
jué xīn
determination; resolution; determined; firm and resolute; to make up one's mind; CL:个
绝对
jué duì
absolute; unconditional
角色
jué sè
persona; role; character in a novel
军事
jūn shì
military affairs; military matters; military
均匀
jūn yún
well-distributed; homogeneous; even
卡车
kǎ chē
truck; CL:辆[liang4]
开发
kāi fā
exploit (a resource); open up (for development); to develop
开放
kāi fàng
to lift (a ban or restriction); to open to the outside world (politics); to open for public use; to come into bloom (of flowers)
开幕式
kāi mù shì
opening ceremony
开水
kāi shuǐ
boiled water; boiling water

kǎn
to chop; to cut down; to throw sth at sb
看不起
kàn bu qǐ
to look down upon; to despise
看望
kàn wàng
to visit; to pay a call to

kào
to lean against or on; to stand by the side of; to come near to; to depend on; to trust; to fuck (vulgar); traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old);

classifier for small spheres, pearls, corn grains, teeth, hearts, satellites etc
可见
kě jiàn
it can clearly be seen (that this is the case); it is (thus) clear; clear; visible
可靠
kě kào
reliable
可怕
kě pà
awful; dreadful; fearful; formidable; frightful; scary; hideous; horrible; terrible; terribly

to be able to; to subdue; to restrain; to overcome; gram
克服
kè fú
(try to) overcome (hardships etc); to conquer; to put up with; to endure
刻苦
kè kǔ
hardworking; assiduous
客观
kè guān
objective; impartial
课程
kè chéng
course; class; CL:堂[tang2] ,節[jie2] ,门[men2]
空间
kōng jiān
space (astronomy); CL:个
控制
kòng zhì
control; to exercise control over; to contain
空闲
kòng xián
idle; free time; leisure
口味
kǒu wèi
a person's preferences; tastes (in food); flavor

kuā
to boast; to exaggerate; to praise
夸张
kuā zhāng
to exaggerate; overstated; exaggerated; hyperbole; (coll.) excessive; extreme; ridiculous;
会计
kuài jì
accountant; accountancy; accounting

kuān
wide; broad; lenient
昆虫
kūn chóng
insect; CL:只[zhi1] ,群[qun2] ,堆[dui1]
扩大
kuò dà
to expand; to enlarge; to broaden one's scope
辣椒
là jiāo
hot pepper; chili

lán
to cut off; to hinder

làn
well-cooked and soft; mushy; to rot; to decompose; rotten; worn out; chaotic; messy; utterly; thoroughly
朗读
lǎng dú
read aloud; read loudly and clearly
劳动
láo dòng
physical labor; work; toil; CL:次[ci4]
劳驾
láo jià
excuse me
姥姥
lǎo lao
(informal) mother's mother; maternal grandmother
老百姓
lǎo bǎi xìng
ordinary people; the 'person in the street'; CL:个
老板
lǎo bǎn
boss; keeper
老婆
lǎo pó
(coll.) wife;
老实
lǎo shi
honest; sincere; open and guileless; naive
老鼠
lǎo shǔ
rat; mouse; CL:只[zhi1]
乐观
lè guān
optimistic; hopeful

léi
thunder; (internet slang) terrifying; terrific
类型
lèi xíng
type; category; genre; form; style;
冷淡
lěng dàn
cold; indifferent
厘米
lí mǐ
centimeter

pear; CL:个
离婚
lí hūn
to divorce; divorced from (one's spouse)
理论
lǐ lùn
theory; CL:个
理由
lǐ yóu
reason; grounds; justification; CL:个
利润
lì rùn
profits
利息
lì xī
interest (on a loan); CL:笔[bi3]
利益
lì yì
benefit; (in sb's) interest; CL:个
利用
lì yòng
exploit; make use of; to use; to take advantage of; to utilize
力量
lì liang
power; force; strength
立即
lì jí
immediately
立刻
lì kè
forthwith; immediate; prompt; promptly; straightway; thereupon; at once
联合
lián hé
to combine; to join; unite; alliance
连忙
lián máng
promptly; at once
连续
lián xù
continuous; in a row; serial; consecutive;
恋爱
liàn ài
(romantic) love; in love; to have an affair; CL:个
粮食
liáng shi
foodstuff; cereals; CL:种[zhong3]
良好
liáng hǎo
good; favorable; well; fine

liàng
bright; clear; resonant; to shine; to show; to reveal
了不起
liǎo bu qǐ
amazing; terrific; extraordinary
列车
liè chē
(railway) train;
临时
lín shí
at the instant sth happens; temporary; interim; ad hoc
灵活
líng huó
flexible; nimble; agile

líng
(small) bell; CL:只[zhi1]
零件
líng jiàn
part; component
零食
líng shí
between-meal nibbles; snacks
领导
lǐng dǎo
to lead; leading; leadership; leader; CL:位[wei4] ,个
领域
lǐng yù
domain; sphere; field; territory; area
流传
liú chuán
to spread; to circulate; to hand down
流泪
liú lèi
to shed tears
浏览
liú lǎn
to skim over; to browse

lóng
dragon; CL:条[tiao2]; imperial

lòu
to leak; to divulge; to leave out by mistake; waterclock or hourglass (old)
录取
lù qǔ
to recruit; to enroll
录音
lù yīn
to record (sound); sound-recording; CL:个
陆地
lù dì
dry land (as opposed to the sea)
陆续
lù xù
in turn; successively; one after the other; bit by bit
轮流
lún liú
to alternate; to take turns
论文
lùn wén
treatise; thesis; paper; CL:篇[pian1]; to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
逻辑
luó ji
logic (loanword)
落后
luò hòu
to fall behind; to lag (in technology etc); backward; to retrogress

to scold; abuse; CL:通[tong4] ,顿[dun4]
麦克风
mài kè fēng
microphone (loanword)
馒头
mán tou
steamed roll; steamed bun; steamed bread; CL:个
满足
mǎn zú
to satisfy; to meet (the needs of)
毛病
máo bìng
fault; problem; defect; shortcomings; CL:个
矛盾
máo dùn
contradictory; contradiction; CL:个
冒险
mào xiǎn
to take risks; to take chances; foray; adventure
贸易
mào yì
(commercial) trade; CL:个
媒体
méi tǐ
media, esp. news media
煤炭
méi tàn
coal
眉毛
méi mao
eyebrow; CL:根[gen1]
美术
měi shù
art; fine arts; painting; CL:种[zhong3]
魅力
mèi lì
charm; fascination; glamor; charisma
梦想
mèng xiǎng
to dream of; to hope in vain
密切
mì qiè
close; familiar; intimate; closely (related); to foster close ties; to pay close attention
秘密
mì mì
secret; CL:个
秘书
mì shū
secretary
蜜蜂
mì fēng
bee; honeybee; CL:只[zhi1] ,群[qun2]
面对
miàn duì
to confront; to face
面积
miàn jī
surface area
面临
miàn lín
to face sth; to be confronted with
描写
miáo xiě
to describe; to depict; to portray; description
苗条
miáo tiáo
slim; slender; graceful
敏感
mǐn gǎn
sensitive; susceptible; politically sensitive (pretext for censorship)
名牌
míng pái
famous brand
名片
míng piàn
(business) card
名胜古迹
míng shèng gǔ jì
historical sites and scenic spots
明确
míng què
to clarify; explicit; clear-cut; definite; to specify; to make definite
明显
míng xiǎn
obvious; distinct; clear
明星
míng xīng
star; celebrity
命令
mìng lìng
order; command; CL:道[dao4] ,个
命运
mìng yùn
destiny; fate; CL:个

to feel with the hand; to touch; to stroke; to grope; to feel (one's pulse)
摩托车
mó tuō chē
motorbike; motorcycle; CL:辆[liang4] ,部[bu4]
模仿
mó fǎng
to imitate; to copy; to emulate; to mimic; model
模糊
mó hu
vague; indistinct; fuzzy
模特
mó tè
(fashion) model (loanword);
陌生
mò shēng
strange; unfamiliar

mǒu
a certain; sb or sth indefinite; some; such-and-such
木头
mù tou
slow-witted; blockhead; log (of wood, timber etc); CL:块[kuai4] ,根[gen1]
目标
mù biāo
target; goal; objective; CL:个
目录
mù lù
catalog; table of contents; directory (on computer hard drive); list; contents
目前
mù qián
at the present time; currently
哪怕
nǎ pà
no matter how; even; even if; even though
难怪
nán guài
(it's) no wonder (that...); (it's) not surprising (that)
难免
nán miǎn
hard to avoid; difficult to escape from
脑袋
nǎo dài
head; skull; brain; mental capability; CL:颗[ke1] ,个
内部
nèi bù
interior; inside (part, section); internal;
内科
nèi kē
medicine; 'internal' medicine, i.e. treatment by administering drugs, as opposed to surgical intervention; medical department

nèn
tender; soft; delicate; light (color); inexperienced; unskilled
能干
néng gàn
capable; competent
能源
néng yuán
energy; power source; CL:个

ńg
m-hm (sound used to express agreement or assent)
年代
nián dài
a decade of a century (e.g. the Sixties); age; era; period; CL:个
年纪
nián jì
year (in school, college etc); grade CL:把[ba3] ,个

niàn
to miss (someone); to read (aloud); to study (a degree course); to miss (sb); idea; remembrance; twenty (banker's anti-fraud numeral corresponding to 廿, 20)
宁可
nìng kě
preferably; one would prefer to...(or not to...); would rather; (would) be better to; (to pick) the lesser of two evils
牛仔裤
niú zǎi kù
jeans; CL:条[tiao2]
农村
nóng cūn
rural area; village; CL:个
农民
nóng mín
peasant; CL:个
农业
nóng yè
agriculture; farming

nóng
concentrated; dense
女士
nv3 shì
lady; madam; CL:个,位[wei4]
欧洲
ōu zhōu
Europe; European
偶然
ǒu rán
incidentally; occasional; occasionally; by chance; randomly

pāi
to take (a photograph);to clap; to pat; to slap; fly-swatter; racket

pài
clique; school; group; faction; to dispatch; to send; to assign; to appoint; pi (Greek letter Ππ); the circular ratio pi = 3.1415926
盼望
pàn wàng
to hope for; look forward to
培训
péi xùn
to cultivate; to train; to groom; training
培养
péi yǎng
to educate; to nurture; to breed; to groom (for a position)
赔偿
péi cháng
to compensate
佩服
pèi fú
admire
配合
pèi hé
matching; fitting in with; compatible with; to correspond; to fit; to conform to; rapport; to coordinate with; to act in concert with; to cooperate; to become man and wife; to combine parts of machine

pén
basin; flower pot; unit of volume equal to 12 斗 and 8 升, approx 128 liters; CL:个

pèng
to touch; to meet with; to bump;

to ascertain; to act on; to criticize; to pass on; classifier for batches, lots, military flights; tier (for the ranking of universities and colleges)
批准
pī zhǔn
to approve; to ratify

to drape over one's shoulders; to unroll; to split open; to spread out
疲劳
pí láo
fatigue; wearily; weariness; weary

classifier for horses, mules and tissue; ordinary person

piàn
thin piece; flake; a slice; film; TV play; to slice; to carve thin; partial; incomplete; one-sided; classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water; classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc; used with numeral 一[yi1]: classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc
片面
piàn miàn
unilateral; one-sided

piāo
to float
拼音
pīn yīn
pinyin (Chinese romanization); phonetic writing
频道
pín dào
frequency; (television) channel

píng
to lean against; to rely on; on the basis of; no matter (how, what etc); proof
平均
píng jūn
average; on average; evenly; in equal proportions

píng
flat; level; equal; to tie (make the same score); to draw (score); calm; peaceful
平安
píng 'ān
safe and sound; well; without mishap; quiet and safe; at peace;
平常
píng cháng
ordinary; common; usually; ordinarily
平等
píng děng
equality; equal
平方
píng fāng
square (as in square foot, square mile, square root)
平衡
píng héng
balance; equilibrium
平静
píng jìng
tranquil; undisturbed; serene
评价
píng jià
to evaluate; to assess
破产
pò chǎn
to go bankrupt; to become impoverished; bankruptcy
破坏
pò huài
destruction; damage; to wreck; to break; to destroy
迫切
pò qiè
urgent; pressing
期待
qī dài
to look forward to; to await; expectation
期间
qī jiān
period of time; time; time period; period; CL:个
其余
qí yú
the rest; the others; remaining; remainder; apart from them
奇迹
qí jì
miracle; miraculous; wonder; marvel
企业
qǐ yè
company; firm; enterprise; corporation; CL:家[jia1]
启发
qǐ fā
to enlighten; to explain and arouse interest; to inspire; inspiration; heuristic (attributively); to teach; CL:个
气氛
qì fēn
atmosphere; mood
汽油
qì yóu
gas; gasoline; CL:升[sheng1]

qiān
to sign one's name; to make brief comments on a document; autograph; visa
谦虚
qiān xū
modest; self-effacing; to make modest remarks
前途
qián tú
future outlook; prospects; journey

qiǎn
shallow, not deep; superficial

qiàn
deficient; owe; to lack; yawn

qiāng
gun; firearm; rifle; spear; CL:支[zhi1] ,把[ba3]

qiáng
wall; CL:面[mian4] ,堵[du3]
强调
qiáng diào
to emphasize (a statement); to stress
强烈
qiáng liè
intense; (violently) strong

qiǎng
to fight over; to rush; to scramble; to grab; to rob; to snatch
悄悄
qiāo qiāo
stealthily; quietly; secretly;

qiáo
to look at; to see
巧妙
qiǎo miào
ingenious; clever

qiē
to cut; to slice; tangent (math)
亲爱
qīn ài
Dear or beloved (way of starting a letter)
亲切
qīn qiè
amiable; friendliness; gracious; hospitality; intimate; cordial; kind; close and dear; familiar
亲自
qīn zì
personally
勤奋
qín fèn
hardworking; diligent
清淡
qīng dàn
light (of food, not greasy or strongly flavored); insipid; slack (sales)
轻视
qīng shì
contempt; contemptuous; to despise; to scorn; scornful
轻易
qīng yì
easily; lightly; rashly;

qīng
green or blue; nature's color; greenish black; abbr. for Qinghai province 青海
青春
qīng chūn
youth; youthfulness
青少年
qīng shào nián
teenager; teenage; an adolescent; a youth; young person
情景
qíng jǐng
scene; sight; circumstances; CL:个
情绪
qíng xù
feeling; sentiment; CL:种[zhong3]
请求
qǐng qiú
to request; request; to ask; CL:个
庆祝
qìng zhù
to celebrate
球迷
qiú mí
soccer fan; crazy about ball sports; CL:个
趋势
qū shì
trend; tendency
取消
qǔ xiāo
to cancel; cancellation

to take a wife; to marry (a woman)
去世
qù shì
to pass away; to die

quān
circle; ring; loop; classifier for loops, orbits, laps of race etc; CL:个
全面
quán miàn
all-around; comprehensive; total; overall
权利
quán lì
privilege; right; power
权力
quán lì
authority; power

quàn
to advise; to urge; to try to persuade; to exhort
缺乏
quē fá
shortage; be lacking; to be short of; to lack; scarcity
确定
què dìng
definite; certain; fixed; to fix (on sth); to determine; to be sure; to ensure; to make certain; to ascertain; to clinch; to recognize; to confirm; OK (on computer dialog box)
确认
què rèn
to confirm; to verify; confirmation

qún
group; crowd; flock; herd; pack
燃烧
rán shāo
to ignite; combustion; flaming; kindle

rào
to wind; to coil (thread); to rotate around; to spiral; to move around; to go round (an obstacle); to by-pass; to make a detour; to confuse; to perplex
热爱
rè ài
to love ardently; to adore
热烈
rè liè
warm (welcome etc)
热心
rè xīn
enthusiasm; zeal; zealous; zest; enthusiastic; ardent; warmhearted
人才
rén cái
a person's talent; talented person; distinguished person; a talent (worth head-hunting); person's looks; an attractive woman; used interchangeably with 人材; CL:个
人口
rén kǒu
population
人类
rén lèi
humanity; human race; mankind
人民币
rén mín bì
Renminbi (RMB); Chinese Yuan (CNY)
人生
rén shēng
human life
人事
rén shì
human resources; personnel; human affairs; ways of the world; consciousness of the world; what is humanly possible; personnel matters; sexual awareness; sexual passion; facts of life
人物
rén wù
a person; a character (in a play, novel etc); a protagonist; CL:个
人员
rén yuán
staff; crew; personnel; CL:个
忍不住
rěn bu zhù
cannot help; unable to bear
日常
rì cháng
daily; everyday
日程
rì chéng
schedule; itinerary; CL:个
日历
rì lì
calendar; CL:张[zhang1] ,本[ben3]
日期
rì qī
date (calendar); CL:个
日用品
rì yòng pǐn
articles for daily use; CL:件[jian4] ,个
日子
rì zi
a given day (calendar); days of one's life; time
如何
rú hé
what way; how; what
如今
rú jīn
nowadays; now

ruǎn
soft; flexible
软件
ruǎn jiàn
(computer) software

ruò
weak; feeble; young; inferior; (following a decimal or fraction) slightly less than

to sprinkle; to spray; to spill; to shed
嗓子
sǎng zi
throat; voice; CL:把[ba3]
色彩
sè cǎi
tint; coloring; coloration; character

shā
to kill; to murder; to fight; to weaken or reduce; to smart (topolect); to counteract; (used after a verb) extremely
沙漠
shā mò
desert; CL:个
沙滩
shā tān
beach; sand bar; CL:片[pian4]

shǎ
foolish; silly

shài
to dry in the sun; to sunbathe; to share files (loan from 'share')
删除
shān chú
to delete; to cancel
闪电
shǎn diàn
lightning; CL:道[dao4]
善良
shàn liáng
good and honest; kind-hearted
善于
shàn yú
be good at; be adept in
扇子
shàn zi
fan; CL:把[ba3]
伤害
shāng hài
to injure; to harm;
商品
shāng pǐn
good; commodity; merchandise; CL:个
商务
shāng wù
commercial affairs; commercial; commerce; business;
商业
shāng yè
business; trade; commerce
上当
shàng dàng
taken in (by sb's deceit); to be fooled; to be duped

shé
snake; serpent; CL:条[tiao2]
舍不得
shě bu de
to hate to do sth; to hate to part with; to begrudge
射击
shè jī
to shoot; to fire (a gun)
摄影
shè yǐng
to take a photograph; photography; to shoot (a movie)
设备
shè bèi
equipment; facilities; installations; CL:个
设计
shè jì
plan; design; to design; to plan; CL:个
设施
shè shī
facilities; installation

shēn
to stretch; to extend
深刻
shēn kè
profound; deep; deep-going
身材
shēn cái
stature; build (height and weight); figure
身份
shēn fèn
status; capacity; dignity; position; rank; identity
神话
shén huà
fairy tale; mythology; myth
神秘
shén mì
mysterious; mystery

shēng
to raise; to hoist; to promote; metric liter (also written 公升); measure for dry grain equal to one-tenth (斗 dǒu)
声调
shēng diào
tone; note; a tone (on a Chinese syllable); CL:个
生产
shēng chǎn
to give birth to a child; parturition; to produce; manufacture
生动
shēng dòng
vivid; lively
生长
shēng zhǎng
to grow
绳子
shéng zi
rope; string; cord; CL:条[tiao2]
省略
shěng lüè
to leave out; omission
胜利
shèng lì
victory; CL:个
失眠
shī mián
(suffer from) insomnia
失去
shī qù
to lose
失业
shī yè
unemployment
湿润
shī rùn
moist
狮子
shī zi
lion

shī
poem; poetry; verse; abbr. for Book of Songs 诗经[shi1 jing1]; CL:首[shou3]
实话
shí huà
truth
实践
shí jiàn
to practice; to put into practice; to fulfill
实习
shí xí
to practice; field work
实现
shí xiàn
to achieve; to implement; to realize; to bring about
实验
shí yàn
to experiment; experiments; CL:个,次[ci4]
实用
shí yòng
practical; functional; pragmatic; applied (science)
时差
shí chā
jet lag; time lag; jet lag
时代
shí dài
age; era; epoch; period; CL:个
时刻
shí kè
moment; constantly; always; CL:个
时髦
shí máo
in vogue; fashionable
时期
shí qī
a period in time or history; period; time (interval); phase; CL:个
时尚
shí shàng
fashion
石头
shí tou
stone; CL:块[kuai4]
食物
shí wù
food; CL:种[zhong3]
使劲儿
shǐ jìn r
to exert all one's strength
始终
shǐ zhōng
from beginning to end; all along
事实
shì shí
a fact; the fact that; CL:个
事物
shì wù
thing; object; CL:个
事先
shì xiān
in advance; before the event; beforehand; prior
似的
shì de
seems as if; rather like;
士兵
shì bīng
soldier; CL:个
市场
shì chǎng
market place; market (also in abstract); abbr. for 超级市场 supermarket; CL:个
试卷
shì juàn
examination paper; test paper; CL:份[fen4] ,张[zhang1]
收获
shōu huò
harvest; results; gains
收据
shōu jù
receipt; CL:张[zhang1]
手工
shǒu gōng
handwork; manual
手术
shǒu shù
surgical operation; operation; surgery; CL:个
手套
shǒu tào
glove; mitten; CL:双[shuang1] ,只[zhi1]
手续
shǒu xù
formalities; procedures; CL:道[dao4] ,个
手指
shǒu zhǐ
finger; CL:个,只[zhi1]

shǒu
head; chief; first (occasion, thing etc); classifier for poems and songs
受伤
shòu shāng
to sustain injuries; wounded (in an accident etc); harmed
寿命
shòu mìng
life span; life expectancy
书架
shū jià
bookshelf; CL:个
梳子
shū zi
comb; CL:把[ba3]
舒适
shū shì
cozy; snug; comfortable
蔬菜
shū cài
vegetables; produce; CL:种[zhong3]
输入
shū rù
to import; to input
熟练
shú liàn
practiced; proficient; skilled; skillful
属于
shǔ yú
classified as; to belong to; to be part of

shǔ
number; figure; several; a few
鼠标
shǔ biāo
mouse (computing)
数据
shù jù
data; numbers; digital
数码
shù mǎ
numeral; figures; digital; amount; numerical code
摔倒
shuāi dǎo
to fall down; to slip and fall; to throw sb to the ground;

shuǎi
to throw; to fling; to swing; to leave behind; to throw off
双方
shuāng fāng
bilateral; both sides; both parties involved

shuì
taxes; duties
说不定
shuō bu dìng
can't say for sure; maybe
说服
shuō fú
to persuade; to convince; to talk sb over
丝绸
sī chóu
silk cloth; silk
丝毫
sī háo
the slightest amount or degree; a bit
思考
sī kǎo
to reflect on; to ponder over
思想
sī xiǎng
thought; thinking; idea; ideology; CL:个

to tear; to rip
私人
sī rén
private (citizen); private
似乎
sì hū
apparently; to seem; to appear; as if; seemingly
搜索
sōu suǒ
to search; to look for sth; to scour (search meticulously); to look sth up; internet search; database search
宿舍
sù shè
dormitory; dorm room; living quarters; hostel; CL:间[jian1]
随身
suí shēn
to (carry) on one's person; to (take) with one
随时
suí shí
at any time
随手
suí shǒu
conveniently; without extra trouble; while doing it; in passing

suì
to break down; to break into pieces; fragmentary
损失
sǔn shī
loss; damage; CL:个; to lose; to damage
缩短
suō duǎn
to curtail; to cut down

suǒ
place; location; classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc; that which; particle introducing a relative clause or passive; CL:个

suǒ
to lock up; to lock; CL:把[ba3]
台阶
tái jiē
flight of steps (leading up to a house); step (over obstacle); bench; fig. way out of an embarrassing situation
太极拳
tài jí quán
shadowboxing or Taiji, T'aichi or T'aichichuan; traditional form of physical exercise or relaxation; a martial art
太太
tài tai
married woman; Mrs.; Madam; wife; CL:个,位[wei4]
谈判
tán pàn
to negotiate; negotiation; talks; conference; CL:个
坦率
tǎn shuài
frank (discussion); blunt; open

tàng
to scald; to burn; to iron; hot

táo
peach
淘气
táo qì
naughty; bad

táo
to escape; to run away; to flee
逃避
táo bì
to evade; to avoid; to shirk; to escape;
讨价还价
tǎo jià huán jià
haggle over price

tào
cover; sheath; to encase; a case ; to overlap; to interleave; bend (of a river or mountain range, in place names); harness; classifier for sets, collections; tau (Greek letter Ττ)
特色
tè sè
characteristic; distinguishing feature or quality
特殊
tè shū
special; particular; unusual; extraordinary
特征
tè zhēng
distinctive feature; characteristic; diagnostic property; trait
疼爱
téng ài
to love dearly
提倡
tí chàng
to promote; to advocate
提纲
tí gāng
outline; synopsis
提问
tí wèn
to question; to quiz; to grill
题目
tí mù
subject; title; topic; CL:个
体会
tǐ huì
to know (through learning or by experience); to realize; experience; CL:个
体贴
tǐ tiē
considerate (of other people's needs)
体现
tǐ xiàn
to embody; to reflect; to incarnate
体验
tǐ yàn
to experience for oneself
天空
tiān kōng
sky
天真
tiān zhēn
naive; innocent; artless
调皮
tiáo pí
naughty; mischievous; unruly
调整
tiáo zhěng
adjustment; revision; CL:个
挑战
tiǎo zhàn
challenge
通常
tōng cháng
usual; regular; ordinary; normal
统一
tǒng yī
to unify; to unite; to integrate; unified
痛苦
tòng kǔ
pain; suffering; painful; CL:个
痛快
tòng kuài
overjoyed; delighted; happily; heartily; enjoying; also pr. tong4 kuai5

tōu
to steal; to pilfer; to snatch; thief; stealthily;
投入
tóu rù
to participate in; to invest in; to throw into; to put into; absorbed; engrossed;
投资
tóu zī
investment; to invest
透明
tòu míng
transparent; open (non-secretive)
突出
tū chū
prominent; outstanding; to give prominence to; to protrude; to project
土地
tǔ dì
territory; land; soil; local god; Lar; genius loci; CL:片[pian4]
土豆
tǔ dòu
potato; CL:个
兔子
tù zi
hare; rabbit; CL:只[zhi1]

to vomit; to throw up

tuán
round; circular; group; society; regiment
推辞
tuī cí
to decline (an appointment, invitation etc)
推广
tuī guǎng
to extend; to spread; to popularize; CL:个
推荐
tuī jiàn
to recommend; recommendation
退
tuì
to move back; to decline; to move back; to withdraw
退步
tuì bù
degenerate; regress
退休
tuì xiū
retirement (from work)

wāi
askew; at a crooked angle; devious; noxious
外公
wài gōng
(coll.) mother's father; maternal grandfather;
外交
wài jiāo
diplomacy; diplomatic; foreign affairs; CL:个
完美
wán měi
perfection; perfect; perfectly
完善
wán shàn
to perfect; to make perfect; to improve
完整
wán zhěng
intact; complete
玩具
wán jù
plaything; toy
万一
wàn yī
just in case; if by any chance; contingency
王子
wáng zǐ
prince; son of a king
往返
wǎng fǎn
to go back and forth; to go to and fro
网络
wǎng luò
Internet; network (computing, telecommunications, transport etc)
危害
wēi hài
to jeopardize; to harm; to endanger; CL:个
威胁
wēi xié
to threaten; to menace
微笑
wēi xiào
smile; CL:个
唯一
wéi yī
sole; only
围巾
wéi jīn
scarf; shawl; CL:条[tiao2]
围绕
wéi rào
to revolve around; to center on (an issue)
维修
wéi xiū
maintenance (of equipment); to protect and maintain
违反
wéi fǎn
to violate (a law)
伟大
wěi dà
huge; great; mighty; large
委屈
wěi qū
to feel wronged; to nurse a grievance; to cause sb to feel wronged
尾巴
wěi ba
tail
位于
wèi yú
to be located at; to be situated at; to lie
位置
wèi zhi
position; place; seat; CL:个
未必
wèi bì
not necessarily; maybe not
未来
wèi lái
future; tomorrow; approaching; coming; pending; CL:个

wèi
stomach; CL:个
胃口
wèi kǒu
appetite
温暖
wēn nuǎn
warm
温柔
wēn róu
gentle and soft; tender
文件
wén jiàn
document; file; CL:份[fen4]
文具
wén jù
stationery; item of stationery (pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener etc)
文明
wén míng
civilized; civilization; culture; CL:个
文学
wén xué
literature; CL:种[zhong3]
文字
wén zì
writing style; script; writing; written language; phraseology; CL:個|个[ge4];

wén
to hear; news; well-known; famous; reputation; fame; to smell; to sniff at; surname Wen

wěn
to kiss; kiss; mouth
稳定
wěn dìng
steady; stable; stability; to stabilize; to pacify
问候
wèn hòu
to give one's respects; to send a greeting
卧室
wò shì
bedroom; CL:间[jian1]
握手
wò shǒu
to shake hands
屋子
wū zi
house; room; CL:间[jian1]
无奈
wú nài
unfortunately; cannot help but; helpless; without choice; for lack of better option; grudgingly; willy-nilly; nolens volens; abbr. for 無可奈无可奈何[wu2 ke3 nai4 he2]
无数
wú shù
countless; numberless; innumerable
无所谓
wú suǒ wèi
not to matter; to be indifferent; cannot be said to be;
武术
wǔ shù
martial art; military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫; CL:种[zhong3]

do not
物理
wù lǐ
physics; physical
物质
wù zhì
matter; substance; material; materialistic; CL:个

fog; mist; CL:场[chang2] ,阵[zhen4]
吸取
xī qǔ
to absorb; to draw (a lesson, insight etc); to assimilate
吸收
xī shōu
to absorb; to assimilate; to ingest
戏剧
xì jù
drama; play; theater

relation; to connect; to relate to; to tie up; to bind; department
系统
xì tǒng
system; CL:个
细节
xì jié
details; particulars

xiā
blind; groundlessly; foolishly; to no purpose
下载
xià zǎi
to download

xià
to frighten; to scare; to intimidate; to threaten
夏令营
xià lìng yíng
summer camp
鲜艳
xiān yàn
bright-colored; gaily-colored
显得
xiǎn de
to seem; to look; to appear
显然
xiǎn rán
evident; clear; obvious(ly)
显示
xiǎn shì
to show; to demonstrate; to illustrate; to display; to demonstrate

xiàn
county; PRC administrative division below prefecture 地地区[di4 qu4]; CL:个
现代
xiàn dài
modern times; modern age; modern era
现实
xiàn shí
reality; actuality; real; actual; CL:个
现象
xiàn xiàng
appearance; phen