HSK 5 Words & Flashcards

The HSK (Level V) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
āi hey!/(interjection of surprise or dissatisfaction)
ài (an exclamation indicating resignation)/oh well/oh/mm
爱护 àihù cherish/reassure/take good care of
爱惜 àixī cherish/treasure/use sparingly
爱心 àixīn compassion
àn bank/shore/beach/coast
àn dark/gloomy/hidden/secret
安慰 ānwèi to comfort/to console
安装 ānzhuāng install/erect/to fix/to mount
熬夜 áoyè stay up very late or all night
bǎi to put (on)/arrange/to sway/pendulum
傍晚 bàngwǎn in the evening/when night falls
办理 bànlǐ to handle/to transact/to conduct
báo thin/flimsy/weak (first two pronunciations)
宝贝 bǎobèi treasure/precious things/darling/baby
保持 bǎochí to keep/maintain/to hold
保存 bǎocún conserve/preserve/to keep, to save a file in a computer
报到 bàodào report for duty/to check in/register
报道 bàodào to report/news report
报告 bàogào to report/make known/inform/speech/lecture
宝贵 bǎoguì valuable/precious/value
包裹 bāoguǒ wrap up/bind up/package
包含 bāohán contain/embody/include
包括 bāokuò comprise/include/consist of
保留 bǎoliú to reserve/hold back/retain
报社 bàoshè newspaper office
保险 bǎoxiǎn insurance/insure/safe
抱怨 bàoyuàn complain/grumble
把握 bǎwò grasp/hold/certainty/assurance
bēi carry on one's back/to bear
悲观 bēiguān pessimistic
背景 bèijǐng background
被子 bèizi quilt/blanket
本科 běnkē undergraduate
本领 běnlǐng skill/ability/capability
本质 běnzhì essence/nature/innate character
便 biàn, pián plain/convenient/excretion/formal equivalent to 就 | cheap
编辑 biānjí to edit/compile/editor
辩论 biànlùn argue/debate/argue over
鞭炮 biānpào firecracker/a long string of small firecrackers
表达 biǎodá to express/to voice/convey
标点 biāodiǎn punctuation/punctuation mark/punctuate
表面 biǎomiàn surface/outside/face
表明 biǎomíng make clear/make known
表情 biǎoqíng (facial) expression/express one's feelings
表现 biǎoxiàn to show/to show off/display/performance
标志 biāozhì sign/mark/signal/symbol
彼此 bǐcǐ each other/one another
毕竟 bìjìng after all/overall/when all is said and done
比例 bǐlì proportion/scale
避免 bìmiǎn avoid/avert/prevent
病毒 bìngdú virus
冰激凌 bīngjīlíng ice cream
必然 bìrán inevitable/certain/necessary
必要 bìyào necessary/essential/indispensable
播放 bōfàng broadcast/transmit
玻璃 bōli glass/nylon/plastic
博物馆 bówùguǎn museum
脖子 bózi neck
cloth/announce/to spread
不要紧 bú yàojǐn unimportant/not serious/it doesn't matter
不安 bù'ān uneasy/unstable/disturbed
补充 bǔchōng replenish/to supplement/to complement
不得了 bùdéliǎo extremely/very/terribly/my god! (expression of surprise)
不断 búduàn unceasing/uninterrupted/continuously
不见得 bújiàndé not necessarily/not likely
部门 bùmén department/branch/section
不耐烦 búnàifán impatience/impatient
不然 bùrán otherwise/not so
不如 bùrú not as good as/inferior to
步骤 bùzhòu step/move/measure/procedure
不足 bùzú insufficient/not enough
cǎi step upon/to tread/to stamp
财产 cáichǎn property/fortune
采访 cǎifǎng interview/gather news/hunt for and collect
彩虹 cǎihóng rainbow
采取 cǎiqǔ carry out or adopt/take(measures, policies, attitudes, etc.)
参考 cānkǎo reference/consult
惭愧 cánkuì ashamed
参与 cānyù participate (in sth.)/attach oneself to
操心 cāo xīn worry about
操场 cāochǎng playground/sports field
book/(mw for books)
曾经 céngjīng once/(refers to something that happened previously)
测验 cèyàn test/exam/to test
chā to insert/stick in/pierce
chāi unravel/to tear/demolish
差距 chājù disparity/gap/the difference (in distance/amount/progress/etc.)
常识 chángshí common sense/general knowledge
长途 chángtú long distance
产品 chǎnpǐn product/goods/merchandise
产生 chǎnshēng to produce/emerge/to cause
chāo to copy/plagiarize/search and confiscate
cháo to face/towards/dynasty
chǎo to quarrel/make noise
chǎo to stir-fry/saute
吵架 chǎo jià to quarrel/to squabble/bicker
超级 chāojí super/transcending/high grade
潮湿 cháoshī damp/moist/humid
叉子 chāzi fork/cross
彻底 chèdǐ thorough/complete/completely
车库 chēkù garage
chèn avail oneself of/take advantage of (an opportunity or situation)
chēng weigh/to call/be called
承担 chéngdān undertake/assume (responsibility)
程度 chéngdù degree/extent/level
成分 chéngfèn ingredient/composition
成果 chéngguǒ result/achievement/gain
称呼 chēnghu to call/address as/name
成就 chéngjiù accomplishment/achievement/success
诚恳 chéngkěn honest/sincere
成立 chénglì establish/to set up
成人 chéngrén adult/to grow up/become full-grown
承认 chéngrèn to admit/concede/acknowledge
承受 chéngshòu to bear/support/endure/sustain
成熟 chéngshú mature/ripe
程序 chéngxù procedure/sequence/program
成语 chéngyǔ idiom/proverb
称赞 chēngzàn to praise/to acclaim
成长 chéngzhǎng to mature/grow up
沉默 chénmò silent/uncommunicative
车厢 chēxiāng carriage/railroad car
翅膀 chìbǎng wing
吃亏 chīkuī suffer losses/get the worst of
池塘 chítáng pool/pond
持续 chíxù continue/persist
迟早 chízǎo sooner or later
尺子 chǐzi ruler (measuring instrument)
chōng to rush/to clash/to rinse/thoroughfare
充电器 chōngdiànqì battery charger
充分 chōngfèn full/abundant/ample
重复 chóngfù to repeat/to duplicate
充满 chōngmǎn brimming with/very full
宠物 chǒngwù a pet
chǒu ugly/disgraceful (2nd Earthly Branch)
chòu stench/stink
抽屉 chōuti drawer
抽象 chōuxiàng abstract/abstraction
传播 chuánbō propagate/to spread
chuǎng rush/break through/to temper oneself (by battling difficulties)
窗帘 chuānglián window curtain
创造 chuàngzào create/bring about/creativity
传染 chuánrǎn infect/be contagious
传说 chuánshuō it is said/legend/pass on (a story)
传统 chuántǒng tradition/traditional
出版 chūbǎn publish
除非 chúfēi only if/unless
chuī to blow/to blast/to puff
初级 chūjí junior/primary
出口 chūkǒu exit/speak/export
处理 chǔlǐ deal with/to process/sell at a discount/to treat (by a special process)
出色 chūsè remarkable/outstanding/excellent
出示 chūshì to show
出席 chūxí attend/be present/participate
除夕 chúxī Lunar New Year's Eve
词汇 cíhuì vocabulary
刺激 cìjī exciting/provoke/irritate
此外 cǐwài besides/in addition/moreover
次要 cìyào secondary/less important
辞职 cízhí resign from a position
从而 cóng'ér thus/thereby/as a result
从此 cóngcǐ from now on/since then
匆忙 cōngmáng hasty/hurried
从前 cóngqián previously/formerly/in the past
从事 cóngshì go for/engage in/deal with
vinegar
粗糙 cūcāo coarse
cuī to press/to urge/to hurry
促进 cùjìn promote (an idea or cause)/to advance
存在 cúnzài to exist/to be
措施 cuòshī measure/step (to be taken)
促使 cùshǐ to urge/impel/to cause/to push
达到 dá dào achieve/attain/to reach
打交道 dǎ jiāodao come into contact with/to deal with
大方 dàfang generous/poise/(-fang1: expert/scholar)
打工 dǎgōng work a part time job/(regional) do manual labor/do odd jobs
dāi stupid/foolish/blank/dumbstruck/to stay
贷款 dài kuǎn (bank) loan/provide a loan
代表 dàibiǎo represent/to delegate
代替 dàitì to replace
待遇 dàiyù treatment/pay/wage/salary
dàn diluted/weak/thin
单纯 dānchún simple/pure/merely
单调 dāndiào monotonous/dull
单独 dāndú alone
dǎng to block/hinder/gear/equipment
当地 dāngdì local
当心 dāngxīn take care/watch out
担任 dānrèn hold the post of/serve as
单位 dānwèi unit/work unit
耽误 dānwu to delay/waste time
胆小鬼 dǎnxiǎoguǐ coward
单元 dānyuán unit/entrance number/staircase (for residential buildings)
到达 dàodá to reach/arrive
道德 dàodé morals/morality/ethics
道理 dàolǐ reason/sense/argument
倒霉 dǎoméi have bad luck/be out of luck
导演 dǎoyǎn to direct/director
岛屿 dǎoyǔ islands
导致 dǎozhì lead to/bring about/to cause
打喷嚏 dǎpēntì to sneeze
大厦 dàshà large building/edifice/mansion
打听 dǎting ask about/inquire about
大象 dàxiàng elephant
大型 dàxíng large-scale/wide-scale
答应 dāying to respond/to promise/to answer/agree
等待 děngdài to wait (for)/expect
登记 dēngjì register (one's name)/check in/enroll
等于 děngyú (Mathematics) equal to
to drip/drop/(mw for drops of liquid)
hand over/to pass/to give
电池 diànchí battery
电台 diàntái transceiver/broadcasting station
点心 diǎnxin dim sum/light refreshments/snacks
diào to fish
地道 dìdao authentic/genuine/(-dào: tunnel)
地理 dìlǐ geography
dǐng top/roof/carry on one's head/prop up/to butt/(mw for headwear, i.e. hats)
地区 dìqū an area/a region/a district
的确 díquè really/indeed
敌人 dírén enemy
地毯 dìtǎn carpet/rug
地位 dìwèi position/status
地震 dìzhèn earthquake
dòng to freeze
dòng cave/hole
动画片 dònghuàpiàn animated film
dòu to tease/amuse/to stay/to stop/funny
豆腐 dòufu tofu/bean curd
duàn to break/decide/absolutely (usually negative)
度过 dùguò spend/to pass
duī pile/heap/stack/crowd
对比 duìbǐ compare/to contrast/comparison
对待 duìdài to treat
对方 duìfāng counterpart/the other party involved
兑换 duìhuàn to exchange/to convert (currencies)
对手 duìshǒu opponent/adversary/match
对象 duìxiàng target/object/partner/boyfriend or girlfriend
独立 dúlì independent
dūn ton
dūn to crouch/to squat
dùn pause/arrange/stamp feet/suddenly/(mw for meals)
duǒ (mw for flowers and clouds)
躲藏 duǒcáng hide oneself/take cover
多亏 duōkuī thanks to/luckily
多余 duōyú unnecessary/superfluous
独特 dútè unique/distinctive
恶劣 èliè vile/horrible
ēn (interjection expressing what?, huh? hmm? why? ok, etc.)
耳环 ěrhuán earring
发愁 fā chóu worry about sth.
发表 fābiǎo publish/to issue (a statement)/announce
发达 fādá developed (country, etc.)/flourishing/prosper
发抖 fādǒu to shiver/to shudder/tremble
发挥 fāhuī to bring (skill, talent, etc.) into play/to develop (an idea)
罚款 fákuǎn fine/penalty (monetary)
发明 fāmíng invent
fān to turn over/capsize/translate
反而 fǎn'ér on the contrary/instead
反复 fǎnfù repeatedly/over and over
fāng square/direction/side (Kangxi radical 70)
妨碍 fáng'ài hinder/to hamper/to obstruct
方案 fāng'àn plan/program (for action, etc.)/proposal
仿佛 fǎngfú to seem as though/as if
方式 fāngshì way/style/fashion/manner
繁荣 fánróng prosperous/prosperity/booming (economy)
范围 fànwéi scope/range/limits/extent
反应 fǎnyìng react/respond/reply
反映 fǎnyìng reflect/reflection/report on
反正 fǎnzhèng anyway
发票 fāpiào receipt or bill for purchase/invoice
发言 fāyán make a speech/statement
法院 fǎyuàn court of law
fēi non-/un-/not be/wrongdoing/simply must (Kangxi radical 175)
废话 fèihuà nonsense/rubbish
肥皂 féizào soap
分别 fēnbié distinguish/split up/difference/to part
分布 fēnbù be distributed (over an area)/be scattered
奋斗 fèndòu strive/to struggle
纷纷 fēnfēn one after another/in succession/in profusion/diverse/pell-mell
讽刺 fěngcì satirize/ridicule/mock/irony
风格 fēnggé style
风景 fēngjǐng scenery/landscape
疯狂 fēngkuáng crazy/madness/wild/extreme popularity/insane/frenzied/unbridled
风俗 fēngsú social custom
风险 fēngxiǎn risk/venture/hazard
分配 fēnpèi distribute/assign/allocate
分手 fēnshǒu part company/break up
分析 fēnxī analyze/analysis
否定 fǒudìng negate/negative
否认 fǒurèn deny/declare to be untrue
to support with hand/to help somebody up
width of cloth/size/(mw for pictures, paintings, textiles)
辅导 fǔdǎo to coach/to tutor/give advice (in study)
妇女 fùnǚ woman/women in general
复制 fùzhì duplicate/reproduce
服装 fúzhuāng (formal) clothing/costume/dress
gài lid/top/cover/to build
改革 gǎigé to reform
改进 gǎijìn improve/make better
概括 gàikuò summarize/generalize
概念 gàiniàn concept/idea
改善 gǎishàn improve/make better
改正 gǎizhèng to correct/amend
干活儿 gàn huór do manual labor/to work
干脆 gāncuì straightforward/clear-cut/blunt
钢铁 gāngtiě steel
感激 gǎnjī appreciate/feel grateful
赶紧 gǎnjǐn at once/hurriedly/lose no time
赶快 gǎnkuài at once/immediately
感受 gǎnshòu feel/experience/emotion/impression
感想 gǎnxiǎng impressions/reflections/thoughts
干燥 gānzào to dry (of paint, cement, etc.)/dry/dryness
gǎo do/make/be engaged in
告别 gàobié say goodbye to/to leave/to part
高档 gāodàng top quality/first rate/high class
高级 gāojí high-level/high-grade/advanced
隔壁 gébì next door
个别 gèbié individual/specific/isolated/very few
gēn root/base/(mw for long, slender objects)
根本 gēnběn root/essence/fundamental/basic/(not) at all/simply
个人 gèrén individual/personal/oneself
格外 géwài especially/additionally
个性 gèxìng individuality/personality
各自 gèzì each/respective/apiece
公布 gōngbù make public/announce/publicize
工厂 gōngchǎng factory
工程师 gōngchéngshī engineer
工具 gōngjù tool/instrument/utensil
公开 gōngkāi public/make public
功能 gōngnéng function/feature
公平 gōngpíng fair/impartial/just
工人 gōngrén worker
恭喜 gōngxǐ congratulate
贡献 gòngxiàn contribute/dedicate/contribution
工业 gōngyè industry
公寓 gōngyù apartment building
公元 gōngyuán (year) AD or CE/Christian era/common era
公主 gōngzhǔ princess
构成 gòuchéng to constitute/to compose
沟通 gōutōng link/connect/communicate
鼓掌 gǔ zhǎng applaud
挂号 guà hào register/check into hospital/send by registered mail
guāi (of a child) obedient/well-behaved/clever/perverse/contrary to reason
怪不得 guài bu de no wonder/so that's why
拐弯 guǎi wān turn a corner/make a turn
guān an official/organ/governmental
关闭 guānbì close/shut
观察 guānchá observe/to watch/to survey
观点 guāndiǎn point of view/standpoint
广场 guǎngchǎng public square/plaza
广大 guǎngdà vast/extensive
广泛 guǎngfàn extensive/wide ranging
光滑 guānghuá glossy/sleek/smooth
光临 guānglín (polite) welcome!/honor somebody with one's presence
光明 guāngmíng bright (future)/promising/illuminate
光盘 guāngpán CD (compact disc)
冠军 guànjūn champion
观念 guānniàn notion/thought/concept
管子 guǎnzi tube/pipe/drinking straw
古代 gǔdài ancient times
古典 gǔdiǎn classical
固定 gùdìng fixed/regular/stable
姑姑 gūgu paternal aunt/father's sister
规矩 guīju rule/custom
规律 guīlǜ law (e.g. of science)/regular pattern/discipline
规模 guīmó scale/scope/extent
归纳 guīnà conclude from the facts/induce/sum up from the facts
柜台 guìtái counter/bar/front desk
规则 guīzé rule/law/regulation
gǔn to roll/get lost/to boil
姑娘 gūniang young woman/girl
guō pot/pan/boiler
过分 guòfèn excessive/overly
过敏 guòmǐn be allergic/allergy
过期 guòqī overdue/expire
国庆节 Guóqìng Jié National Day
果然 guǒrán really/sure enough/as expected
果实 guǒshí fruit/gains/results
国王 guówáng king
股票 gǔpiào shares/stock (market)
骨头 gǔtou bone/moral character
鼓舞 gǔwǔ inspire/heartening
exhale/sip/(sound of laughter)
海关 hǎiguān customs (i.e. border inspection)
海鲜 hǎixiān seafood
hǎn call/cry/shout
行业 hángyè industry/business
豪华 háohuá luxurious
好客 hàokè hospitable/to enjoy having guests
好奇 hàoqí curious
何必 hébì why should/there is no need to
合法 héfǎ lawful/legitimate/legal
何况 hékuàng let alone/much less
合理 hélǐ rational/reasonable
hèn to hate
和平 hépíng peace
合同 hétong contract
核心 héxīn core/nucleus
合影 héyǐng joint photo/group photo
合作 hézuò cooperate/collaborate/work together
后背 hòubèi back (of the body)
后果 hòuguǒ consequences/aftermath
猴子 hóuzi monkey
pot/kettle/jug/(mw for bottled liquids)
huá slippery/cunning/crafty
huà, huá delimit/to transfer/assign | to row/to paddle/to scratch
怀念 huáiniàn cherish the memory of/think fondly of
怀孕 huáiyùn become pregnant/have conceived
黄金 huángjīn gold
慌张 huāngzhāng flustered/flurried
缓解 huǎnjiě to alleviate
幻想 huànxiǎng delusion/fantasy/illusion
花生 huāshēng peanut
话题 huàtí subject (of a talk or conversation)
化学 huàxué chemistry
华裔 Huáyì person of Chinese descent
蝴蝶 húdié butterfly
huī ash/gray (grey)/dust/lime
huī to wave/brandish/wield/wipe away
灰心 huī xīn lose heart/be discouraged
灰尘 huīchén dust/dirt
恢复 huīfù reinstate/resume/recover
汇率 huìlǜ exchange rate
婚礼 hūnlǐ wedding ceremony
婚姻 hūnyīn marriage/matrimony/wedding
伙伴 huǒbàn partner (for an activity)/friend/pal
火柴 huǒchái match (for lighting fire)
或许 huòxǔ perhaps/maybe
活跃 huóyuè active/vigorous
忽然 hūrán suddenly/all of a sudden
忽视 hūshì neglect/ignore/to overlook
胡说 húshuō talk nonsense/drivel
胡同 hútòng lane/alley
糊涂 hútu confused/bewildered/muddled
呼吸 hūxī breathe
及格 jí gé pass an exam
jiǎ one/armor (1st Heavenly Stem)
jià marry (a husband)/take a husband
嘉宾 jiābīn honored guest
jiǎn to pick up/collect/gather
肩膀 jiānbǎng shoulder
剪刀 jiǎndāo scissors
讲究 jiǎngjiu Be particular about/fastidious/stress/exquisite /careful study
酱油 jiàngyóu soy sauce
讲座 jiǎngzuò a lecture or course of lectures/lecture hall
艰巨 jiānjù very difficult/arduous/hard
坚决 jiānjué resolute/determined/uncompromising
艰苦 jiānkǔ difficult/hard/arduous
简历 jiǎnlì resume/curriculum vitae
建立 jiànlì establish/to construct/to set up
键盘 jiànpán keyboard
坚强 jiānqiáng strong/staunch
建设 jiànshè to build/to construct/construction
健身 jiànshēn work out/body-building
兼职 jiānzhí part time
简直 jiǎnzhí simply/at all
建筑 jiànzhù a building/to construct/architecture
jiāo to water/irrigate/to pour/to sprinkle
教材 jiàocái teaching materials
角度 jiǎodù angle/point of view
狡猾 jiǎohuá crafty/cunning/sly
交换 jiāohuàn to exchange/to swap/to switch
交际 jiāojì socialize/social intercourse/communication
教练 jiàoliàn (athlete's) coach/sports coach/instructor
胶水 jiāoshuǐ (watery) glue/gum
交往 jiāowǎng to associate/to contact
教训 jiàoxun lesson/teach someone or learn a lesson/a moral
假如 jiǎrú if/supposing/in case
假设 jiǎshè suppose that/hypothesis/conjecture
驾驶 jiàshǐ to drive/to pilot (a ship, an airplane, etc.)
家庭 jiātíng family/household
家务 jiāwù household duties/chores/housework
家乡 jiāxiāng hometown
价值 jiàzhí value/worth
假装 jiǎzhuāng pretend to be/feign
夹子 jiāzi clip/tongs/folder
基本 jīběn basic/fundamental
jiè warn against/swear off
jiè arrive at/period/session/(mw for events/meetings/etc.)
接触 jiēchù come into contact with
接待 jiēdài receive (a visitor)/admit (entry to)
阶段 jiēduàn stage/phase
结构 jiégòu structure/composition
结合 jiéhé combine/to link/to bind
接近 jiējìn near/be close to
借口 jièkǒu excuse
结论 jiélùn conclusion/verdict
节省 jiéshěng save/use sparingly/frugal
结实 jiēshi sturdy/(also -shí: bear fruit)
结账 jiézhàng pay the bill/settle accounts
戒指 jièzhi (finger) ring
集合 jíhé gather/assemble/to muster
激烈 jīliè intense/acute/sharp/fierce
系领带 jìlǐngdài tie a neck tie
记录 jìlù to record/take notes
纪录 jìlù a record/to take notes
纪律 jìlǜ discipline/morale/laws and regulations
急忙 jímáng hastily
寂寞 jìmò lonely/lonesome
进口 jìn kǒu import/entrance/enter
尽力 jìn lì do one's best/to strive as much as possible
进步 jìnbù make progress/to advance
近代 jìndài modern times/latest generation
经商 jīng shāng trade/be in business/do commerce
经典 jīngdiǎn classics/scriptures
精力 jīnglì energy/vigor
精神 jīngshen vigor/spirit/mind
经营 jīngyíng engage in (a business activity, etc.)/run, operate (a business)
纪念 jìniàn commemorate/remember
紧急 jǐnjí urgent/pressing
尽快 jǐnkuài as quickly as possible
尽量 jǐnliàng as much as possible/to the best of one's ability (jìn-: eat or drink to one's fill)
谨慎 jǐnshèn cautious/prudent
金属 jīnshǔ metal
机器 jīqì machine
极其 jíqí extremely/exceedingly
肌肉 jīròu muscle/flesh
计算 jìsuàn to count/calculate/compute
集体 jítǐ collective/group
jiù to save (life)/to assist/to rescue
酒吧 jiǔbā bar
救护车 jiùhùchē ambulance
舅舅 jiùjiu mother's brother/maternal uncle
记忆 jìyì memory/to remember
急诊 jízhěn emergency call/emergency treatment
集中 jízhōng concentrate/to focus/amass
juān to contribute/to donate/to subsribe to/to abandon/to relinquish/contribution/tax
具备 jùbèi possess/be equipped with
巨大 jùdà immense/enormous/very large
绝对 juéduì absolute/definite
决赛 juésài finals (of a competition)/final match
角色 juésè role/part
决心 juéxīn determination/resolution
俱乐部 jùlèbù club (group or organization)
军事 jūnshì military affairs/military matters
均匀 jūnyún even/well-distributed
居然 jūrán unexpectedly/to one's surprise/go so far as to
据说 jùshuō it is said that/reportedly
具体 jùtǐ concrete/definite/specific
桔子 júzi tangerine
卡车 kǎchē truck
开发 kāifā develop/to exploit (a resource)
开放 kāifàng (of flowers) to bloom/open up/to be open-minded/lift a ban, restriction, etc./release/liberalization/China's 1979 open policy
开幕式 kāimùshì opening ceremony
开水 kāishuǐ boiled water/boil water
kǎn to chop/cut down
看不起 kàn bu qǐ look down upon/despise
看望 kànwàng visit/call on/see
kào depend on/lean on/near/to trust
(mw for hearts and small, round things like seeds, grains, beans, etc.)
gram/overcome/restrain
课程 kèchéng course/curriculum/class
克服 kèfú overcome (hardships, etc.)/conquer
客观 kèguān objective/impartial/unbiased
可见 kějiàn it can clearly be seen that/clear
可靠 kěkào reliable
刻苦 kèkǔ hardworking/assiduous
可怕 kěpà terrible/awful/frightful/scary
空间 kōngjiān space
空闲 kòngxián leisure/free time/idle/unused
控制 kòngzhì to control
口味 kǒuwèi a person's tastes or preferences
kuā to boast/to praise/exaggerate
会计 kuàijì accountant/accounting
kuān wide/broad/relaxed/lenient
夸张 kuāzhāng exaggerate/overstate/exaggerated/overstated/vaunted/hyperbole
昆虫 kūnchóng insect
扩大 kuòdà enlarge/expand
辣椒 làjiāo hot pepper/chili
lán to block/to cut off/hinder
làn overcooked/rotten/soft/mushy
朗读 lǎngdú read aloud
劳驾 láo jià excuse me
老百姓 lǎobǎixìng ordinary people/the person on the street/civilians
老板 lǎobǎn boss/proprietor/shopkeeper
劳动 láodòng work/toil/(physical) labor
姥姥 lǎolao maternal grandmother
老婆 lǎopó (informal) wife
老实 lǎoshi honest/sincere/naive/simpleminded
老鼠 lǎoshǔ rat/mouse
乐观 lèguān optimism/hopeful
léi thunder
类型 lèixíng type
冷淡 lěngdàn cold/chill/indifferent/unconcerned
pear
离婚 lí hūn to divorce/divorced from (one's spouse)
恋爱 liàn'ài romantic love/be in love/love affair
liàng bright/light/shiny
良好 liánghǎo good/favorable/well
粮食 liángshi grain/food/cereals
联合 liánhé alliance/combine/unite
连忙 liánmáng promptly/at once
连续 liánxù continually/in a row/successively
了不起 liǎobuqǐ incredible/extraordinary/great/amazing
列车 lièchē train (railway term)
立即 lìjí immediately
立刻 lìkè immediately/at once/right away
力量 lìliang power/force/strength
理论 lǐlùn theory
厘米 límǐ centimeter
líng bell
领导 lǐngdǎo to lead/leader/leadership
灵活 línghuó flexible/nimble/agile
零件 língjiàn spare parts/component
零食 língshí snack
领域 lǐngyù domain/sphere/field/area
临时 línshí temporary/at the time/when the time comes
利润 lìrùn profit
流传 liúchuán to spread/circulate/hand down
浏览 liúlǎn browse/glance over/skim through
流泪 liúlèi shed tears
利息 lìxī interest (on a loan)
利益 lìyì benefit/(in sb.'s) interest
利用 lìyòng to use/to make use of/to exploit
理由 lǐyóu a reason/grounds/argument
lóng dragon (Kangxi radical 212)
lòu to leak/to funnel/to let out
陆地 lùdì land/dry land (as opposed to the sea)
轮流 lúnliú to alternate/take turns/rotate
论文 lùnwén thesis/paper/treatise
落后 luòhòu backward/to lag (in technology)/to fall behind
逻辑 luóji logic
录取 lùqǔ recruit/enroll/matriculate
陆续 lùxù in turn/successively/one after another
录音 lùyīn sound recording/to record
scold/curse/condemn/verbally abuse
麦克风 màikèfēng microphone
馒头 mántou steamed bun, roll
满足 mǎnzú satisfy/meet (the needs of)
毛病 máobìng fault/bad habit/shortcoming
矛盾 máodùn contradiction/conflict
冒险 màoxiǎn take a risk/take chances
贸易 màoyì (commercial) trade
魅力 mèilì charm/glamour/enchantment
眉毛 méimao eyebrow
美术 měishù the fine arts/art
煤炭 méitàn coal
媒体 méitǐ (news) media/medium
梦想 mèngxiǎng dream of/wishful thinking
面对 miànduì to face/confront
面积 miànjī (surface) area
面临 miànlín be faced with/be up against
苗条 miáotiao slim/slender
描写 miáoxiě to describe/to depict/to portray
蜜蜂 mìfēng bee/honeybee
秘密 mìmì a secret/confidential
敏感 mǐngǎn sensitive/susceptible
命令 mìnglìng an order/a command
名牌 míngpái famous brand/name brand
名片 míngpiàn business card
明确 míngquè clear-cut/clearly/clarify
名胜古迹 míngshènggǔjì famous scenic spots and ancient historic sites
明显 míngxiǎn clear/obvious
明星 míngxīng (movie, etc.) star/celebrity
命运 mìngyùn fate/destiny
密切 mìqiè close/familiar/intimate
秘书 mìshu secretary
to touch/to stroke/fish out/feel out
模仿 mófǎng imitate/to copy
模糊 móhu vague/indistinct/fuzzy/foggy
陌生 mòshēng strange/unfamiliar
模特 mótè (fashion) model
摩托车 mótuōchē motorcycle/motorbike
mǒu a certain/some
目标 mùbiāo target/goal/objective
目录 mùlù catalog/table of contents/directory (on computer hard drive)
目前 mùqián at present/now/for the moment
木头 mùtou wood/log/timber
难怪 nánguài no wonder
难免 nánmiǎn hard to avoid/difficult to escape from
脑袋 nǎodai head/mental capability/brains
哪怕 nǎpà even (if, though)/no matter how
内部 nèibù internal/interior/inside (part, section)
内科 nèikē internal medicine
nèn tender/inexperienced
能干 nénggàn capable/competent
能源 néngyuán energy resources/power source
niàn read aloud/to study/to miss or think of somebody
年代 niándài decade/era
年纪 niánjì age
宁可 nìngkě would rather/it is the lesser of two evils to
牛仔裤 niúzǎikù jeans/cowboy pants
nóng concentrated/dense
农村 nóngcūn rural area/countryside
农民 nóngmín peasant
农业 nóngyè agriculture/farming
女士 nǚshì lady/madam
偶然 ǒurán accidentally/occasional/fortuitous
欧洲 Ōuzhōu Europe
pāi to clap/to pat/to shoot (pictures, a film)/send (a telegram)
pài dispatch/(mw for political groups/schools of thought/etc.)
盼望 pànwàng to hope for/look forward to
赔偿 péicháng compensate/pay for somebody else's loss
佩服 pèifu admire/to respect
配合 pèihé be harmoniously combined or arranged/matching/fitting in with/compatible with/to correspond/to fit/to conform to/rapport/to coordinate with/to act in concern with/to cooperate/to become man and wife/to combine parts of a machine
培训 péixùn cultivate/train
培养 péiyǎng to train/cultivate/bring up
pén basin/(flower) pot
pèng to touch/to bump/to encounter
criticize/to comment/wholesale/(mw for batches, lots, etc.)
drape over one's shoulders/split open/open
ordinary person/(mw for horses, bolt of cloth)
piàn, piān (mw for pieces of things)/a slice/a flake (Kangxi radical 91) | film/photo
片面 piànmiàn one-sided/unilateral
piāo to float/flutter
疲劳 píláo fatigue/wearily/weariness/tired
频道 píndào frequency/(television) channel
píng flat/level/equal/ordinary
píng lean against/evidence/proof/no matter (what, how, etc.)
平安 píng'ān safe and sound
平常 píngcháng ordinary/usually/common
平等 píngděng equal/equality
平方 píngfāng square (as in square foot, square mile, etc.)
平衡 pínghéng balance/balanced/equilibrium
评价 píngjià to evaluate
平静 píngjìng calm/peaceful/tranquil/serene
平均 píngjūn average/to share equally
拼音 pīnyīn pinyin/phonetic writing
批准 pīzhǔn approve/ratify
破产 pò chǎn go bankrupt/go broke/bankruptcy
破坏 pòhuài destroy/destruction/to wreck/to break
迫切 pòqiè urgent/pressing
qiān bamboo used for drawing lots/toothpick/to sign (one's name)
qiǎn shallow/simple/superficial/light (of colors)
qiàn yawn/to lack/owe (Kangxi radical 76)
qiāng gun/spear
qiáng wall
qiǎng, qiāng fight over/vie for/grab/rush | bump against
强调 qiángdiào emphasize/to stress
强烈 qiángliè intense/strong/violent
前途 qiántú future/prospects/outlook (for the future)
谦虚 qiānxū modest
qiáo look at/see (colloquial)
巧妙 qiǎomiào ingenious/clever
悄悄 qiāoqiāo quietly
期待 qīdài look forward to/await/expectation
qiē, qiè to cut/to chop | correspond to/absolutely/ardently
启发 qǐfā enlighten/inspire
气氛 qìfēn atmosphere/mood/ambience
奇迹 qíjì miracle/miraculous/marvel
期间 qījiān period of time/time
亲爱 qīn'ài beloved/Dear ... (a way of starting a letter lovers, intimate friends or close relatives)
勤奋 qínfèn hardworking/diligent/industrious
qīng blue/green/young (Kangxi radical 174)/Qinghai province (abbr.)
青春 qīngchūn youth/youthfulness/fresh spring
清淡 qīngdàn light (of food, not greasy or strongly flavored) /insipid/ slack (sales)
情景 qíngjǐng scene/sight/circumstances
请求 qǐngqiú to request/ask
青少年 qīngshàonián teenager
轻视 qīngshì contempt/to scorn/scornful
情绪 qíngxù emotion/sentiment/mood/morale
轻易 qīngyì easily/lightly/rashly
庆祝 qìngzhù celebrate
亲切 qīnqiè kind/amiable/cordial
亲自 qīnzì personally
球迷 qiúmí fan (of ball games: basketball, football, etc.)
企业 qǐyè company/business/firm
汽油 qìyóu gasoline/gas/petrol
其余 qíyú the others/the rest/remaining
marry (a wife)/take a wife
quān circle/ring/(mw for loops, orbits, etc.)
quàn advise/to urge/persuade
权力 quánlì power/authority
权利 quánlì right/privilege
全面 quánmiàn all-around/comprehensive/fully
确定 quèdìng definite/certain/fixed/determine
缺乏 quēfá shortage/to lack/be short of
确认 quèrèn confirm/confirmation/verify
qún crowd/group/(mw for groups, flocks, or swarms)
趋势 qūshì trend/tendency
去世 qùshì pass away/die
取消 qǔxiāo cancel/cancellation/abolish
燃烧 ránshāo combustion/burn/kindle
rào to wind/to coil/move round
热爱 rè'ài love ardently/adore/passion
热烈 rèliè warm/enthusiastic
忍不住 rěn bu zhù cannot help but/unable to bear
人才 réncái talent/talented person
人口 rénkǒu population/the populace
人类 rénlèi humanity/human race/mankind
人民币 rénmínbì (currency) renminbi (RMB)
人生 rénshēng human life
人事 rénshì personnel
人物 rénwù figure/personage/character (in a play, story, etc.)
人员 rényuán staff/crew/personnel
热心 rèxīn enthusiastic/zealous/warmhearted
日常 rìcháng daily/everyday
日程 rìchéng schedule/itinerary
日历 rìlì calendar
日期 rìqī date
日用品 rìyòngpǐn daily necessities
日子 rìzi days/date/time/life
ruǎn soft
软件 ruǎnjiàn (computer) software
如何 rúhé how/what/what way
如今 rújīn nowadays
ruò weak/feeble/young
to sprinkle/to spray/to spill
嗓子 sǎngzi throat/voice
色彩 sècǎi tint/color/hue
shā to kill/to murder
shǎ foolish/fool
shài to dry in the sun/shine upon/to sun/bask
沙漠 shāmò desert
删除 shānchú to delete
闪电 shǎndiàn lightning
上当 shàng dàng be fooled/be duped/be taken in
伤害 shānghài injure/to harm/wound
商品 shāngpǐn goods/commodity/merchandise
商务 shāngwù business/commercial affairs
商业 shāngyè business/commerce/trade
善良 shànliáng good and honest/kind-hearted
善于 shànyú be good at/excel at
扇子 shànzi fan (for waving)
沙滩 shātān sand bar/sand beach
shé snake/serpent
摄影 shè yǐng take a photograph/shoot a film
设备 shèbèi equipment/facilities/installations
舍不得 shěbude hate to part with/begrudge doing something
设计 shèjì plan/design
射击 shèjī to shoot/to fire (a gun)
shēn to stretch/extend
身材 shēncái stature/figure/build
身份 shēnfèn identity/status/dignity
shēng rise/hoist/promote/liter
生产 shēngchǎn to produce/manufacture/give birth to a child
声调 shēngdiào tone/note
生动 shēngdòng vivid/lively
胜利 shènglì victory/triumph
省略 shěnglüè to omit/to leave out/abbreviate
生长 shēngzhǎng grow/grow up
绳子 shéngzi cord/string/rope
神话 shénhuà mythology/fairy tale
深刻 shēnkè profound/deep
神秘 shénmì mysterious/mystical
设施 shèshī facilities/installation
shī poem/poetry/verse
失业 shī yè lose one's job/unemployment
士兵 shìbīng soldier
时差 shíchā jetlag/time difference
市场 shìchǎng market
时代 shídài age/era/period
似的 shìde seems as if/rather like
实话 shíhuà truth
实践 shíjiàn practice/put into practice/carry out
使劲儿 shǐjìnr exert all one's strength
试卷 shìjuàn exam paper/test paper
时刻 shíkè moment/constantly
时髦 shímáo fashionable
失眠 shīmián lose sleep/insomnia
时期 shíqī period in time or history/period/time
失去 shīqù to lose (time, an opportunity, work, etc.)
湿润 shīrùn moist/humid
时尚 shíshàng fashion/fad
事实 shìshí fact/in fact
石头 shítou stone/rock
食物 shíwù food
事物 shìwù thing/object
实习 shíxí to practice/field work/work as an intern
实现 shíxiàn achieve/to implement
事先 shìxiān in advance/beforehand/prior
实验 shíyàn experiment/test
实用 shíyòng practical/pragmatic/functional
始终 shǐzhōng from beginning to end/all along
狮子 shīzi lion
shǒu head/chief/first/(mw for poems and songs) (Kangxi radical 185)
受伤 shòu shāng sustain injuries (in an accident, etc.)/be injured
手工 shǒugōng hand-made/handicraft/manual
收获 shōuhuò harvest/acquisition/gain
收据 shōujù receipt
寿命 shòumìng life span/life expectancy
手术 shǒushù surgery/operation
手套 shǒutào glove/mitten
手续 shǒuxù formalities/procedure
手指 shǒuzhǐ finger
鼠标 shǔ biāo mouse (computer)
shù, shǔ number | to count/to rank
shuǎi to throw/to fling/to swing/cast off
摔倒 shuāidǎo fall down/slip and fall/tumble/trip
双方 shuāngfāng bilateral/both sides/both parties involved
蔬菜 shūcài vegetables/produce
shuì tax
书架 shūjià bookshelf
数据 shùjù data/numbers/digital
熟练 shúliàn practiced/proficient/skilled
数码 shùmǎ numeral/number/amount/digital
说服 shuō fú persuade/convince
说不定 shuōbudìng can't say for sure/perhaps/maybe
输入 shūrù input/enter/import
舒适 shūshì cozy/comfortable/snug
属于 shǔyú belong to/be part of
梳子 shūzi comb/hairbrush
to tear (something)
丝绸 sīchóu silk
丝毫 sīháo the slightest amount or degree/a very little bit
似乎 sìhū it seems/as if/seemingly
思考 sīkǎo reflect on/ponder/consider
私人 sīrén private (citizen)/personal/individual
思想 sīxiǎng thought/thinking/idea/ideology
搜索 sōusuǒ search/look for something/scour
suì broken/break into pieces
随身 suíshēn carry on one's person/bring with one
随时 suíshí at any time/whenever necessary
随手 suíshǒu convenient/without extra trouble
损失 sǔnshī loss (financial)/lose
suǒ place/that which/(mw for houses, buildings)
suǒ lock
缩短 suōduǎn shorten/cut down/curtail
宿舍 sùshè dormitory/living quarters/hostel
台阶 táijiē flight of steps/sidestep/fig. way out of an embarrassing situation
太极拳 tàijíquán Tai chi, a Chinese martial art
太太 tàitai wife/married woman/Madame/Mrs.
tàng to scald/to burn/scalding hot/to iron
谈判 tánpàn negotiate/negotiation/conference
坦率 tǎnshuài frank
táo to escape/run away/flee
táo peach
tào cover/(mw for sets of things)/tie together
讨价还价 tǎo jià huán jià bargaining/haggling over price
逃避 táobì to escape/evade/shirk
淘气 táoqì naughty/bad
疼爱 téng ài love dearly/be very fond of
特色 tèsè characteristic/distinguishing feature
特殊 tèshū special/particular/extraordinary/unusual
特征 tèzhēng characteristics/distinctive features/trait
天空 tiānkōng sky/space/heavens
天真 tiānzhēn naïve/innocent/artless
调皮 tiáopí naughty/mischievous/unruly
挑战 tiǎozhàn challenge
调整 tiáozhěng adjustment/revision
提倡 tíchàng promote/to advocate/proposal
提纲 tígāng outline/the key point
体会 tǐhuì know from experience/learn through experience/realize/understanding/experience
题目 tímù subject/title/topic
体贴 tǐtiē show consideration for/thoughtful
提问 tíwèn put questions to/to quiz
体现 tǐxiàn embody/incarnate/reflect/to manifest
体验 tǐyàn experience for oneself/to personally experience (usually a kind of life)
通常 tōngcháng regular/usual/normal/ordinary
痛苦 tòngkǔ pain/suffering/agony
痛快 tòngkuai joyful/delighted/very happy/jolly
统一 tǒngyī unify/unite/integrate/universal
tōu steal/pilfer
投资 tóu zī investment
透明 tòumíng transparent/open (non-secretive)
投入 tóurù put into operation/throw into/to invest
tǔ, tù to spit | to vomit/throw up
tuán round/ball/group/unite/dumpling/(mw for ball-like things)
突出 tūchū prominent/stand out/give prominence to
土地 tǔdì land/territory/soil
土豆 tǔdòu potato
退 tuì to retreat/decline/withdraw
退步 tuìbù to degenerate/to regress
推辞 tuīcí to decline/turn down
推广 tuīguǎng popularize/to spread
推荐 tuījiàn recommend/recommendation
退休 tuìxiū retirement (from work)/retire
兔子 tùzi rabbit/hare
wāi askew/crooked/devious/recline to take a rest (colloquial)
外公 wàigōng maternal grandfather
外交 wàijiāo diplomacy/foreign affairs
往返 wǎngfǎn go back and forth/go to and fro
网络 wǎngluò network
王子 wángzǐ prince/son of a king
玩具 wánjù plaything/toy
完美 wánměi perfect
完善 wánshàn perfect/make perfect/improve
万一 wànyī just in case/if by any chance
完整 wánzhěng complete/intact
wèi stomach
尾巴 wěiba tail
未必 wèibì not necessarily/need not
伟大 wěidà great/mighty/large
违反 wéifǎn violate (a law)
危害 wēihài endanger/jeopardize/to harm
围巾 wéijīn scarf/shawl
胃口 wèikǒu appetite
未来 wèilái future
委屈 wěiqu feel wronged/nurse a grievance
围绕 wéirào revolve around/center on (an issue)
微笑 wēixiào smile
威胁 wēixié threaten/to menace
维修 wéixiū maintain (of equipment)/to mend/repair
唯一 wéiyī only/sole
位于 wèiyú be located at
位置 wèizhi position/place/seat
wén hear/to smell/news/reputation
wěn kiss/lips
稳定 wěndìng stable/steady
问候 wènhòu send a greeting/send one's regards to
文件 wénjiàn document/file
文具 wénjù stationery/writing supplies
文明 wénmíng civilization/civilized/culture
温暖 wēnnuǎn warm
温柔 wēnróu gentle and soft/tender/gentle
文学 wénxué literature
文字 wénzì characters/script/writing
握手 wò shǒu to shake hands
卧室 wòshì bedroom
not/do not
fog/mist
物理 wùlǐ physics/physical
无奈 wúnài can't help but/have no choice
无数 wúshù countless/innumerable
武术 wǔshù martial arts
无所谓 wúsuǒwèi doesn't matter/be indifferent
物质 wùzhì matter/substance/material
屋子 wūzi room/house
xì, jì be/relate to/system/fasten/department/faculty/connect | to tie
xiā blind
xià frighten/to scare/intimidate
夏令营 xiàlìngyíng summer camp
xiàn county/district
现代 xiàndài modern times/modern age
显得 xiǎnde appear/seem/to look
xiàng nape (of the neck)/sum (of money)/mw item
香肠 xiāngcháng sausage
相处 xiāngchǔ get along/interact
相当 xiāngdāng equivalent to/appropriate/considerably/quite
相对 xiāngduì opposite/relatively/to resist
相关 xiāngguān correlation/interrelated/dependence
项链 xiàngliàn necklace
项目 xiàngmù program/item/project
想念 xiǎngniàn to miss/remember with longing/long to see again
象棋 xiàngqí chess/Chinese chess
享受 xiǎngshòu enjoy
相似 xiāngsì similar/resemble/like
想象 xiǎngxiàng imagine/visualize
象征 xiàngzhēng symbol/symbolize/signify
显然 xiǎnrán clear/evidently/obviously
显示 xiǎnshì display, illustrate, to show
现实 xiànshí reality/actuality/practical
现象 xiànxiàng appearance/phenomenon
鲜艳 xiānyàn bright-colored
限制 xiànzhì restrictions/to limit/to bound
消费 xiāofèi consumption/spending
消化 xiāohuà to digest
消极 xiāojí passive/negative/demoralized
效率 xiàolǜ efficiency
小麦 xiǎomài wheat
小气 xiǎoqì stingy/petty
消失 xiāoshī disappear/fade away/dissolve
销售 xiāoshòu to sell/to market/sales
孝顺 xiàoshùn filial piety
下载 xiàzǎi to download
xiē to rest/to go to bed/to take a break
xié slanting/tilted
写作 xiězuò writing/composition/written works
细节 xìjié details/particulars
戏剧 xìjù drama/play/theater
形成 xíngchéng take shape/form
行动 xíngdòng to move/get around/action
幸亏 xìngkuī fortunately/luckily
行人 xíngrén pedestrian
形容 xíngróng describe/appearance/look
形式 xíngshì form/shape/situation
形势 xíngshì circumstances/situation/terrain
行为 xíngwéi action/behavior/conduct
形象 xíngxiàng image/form/figure
幸运 xìngyùn luck/fortune
性质 xìngzhì nature/characteristic/quality
形状 xíngzhuàng form/figure/shape
信号 xìnhào signal
心理 xīnlǐ psychology/psychological/mental
信任 xìnrèn to trust/have confidence in
欣赏 xīnshǎng appreciate/enjoy/admire
心脏 xīnzàng heart
xiōng chest/bosom/heart
兄弟 xiōngdì brothers/younger brother/brethren
吸取 xīqǔ absorb/assimilate
吸收 xīshōu absorb/ingest
系统 xìtǒng system
修改 xiūgǎi amend/modify/revise/alter
休闲 xiūxián recreation/leisure
宣布 xuānbù announce/declare/proclaim
宣传 xuānchuán propaganda/to propagate/to give publicity to
xuè blood (Kangxi radical 143)
学历 xuélì educational background/school record
学术 xuéshù learning/science/academic
学问 xuéwen learning/knowledge
训练 xùnliàn to train/to drill/to exercise/training
迅速 xùnsù fast/quick/rapid
询问 xúnwèn inquire about
寻找 xúnzhǎo seek/look for/quest
叙述 xùshù retell/narrate
虚心 xūxīn modest/open-minded
牙齿 yáchǐ tooth
押金 yājīn security deposit/down payment
延长 yáncháng extend/prolong/lengthen
yǎng to itch/itchy
样式 yàngshì type/style/form
阳台 yángtái balcony
宴会 yànhuì banquet/feast/dinner party
演讲 yǎnjiǎng give a lecture/make a speech
严肃 yánsù solemn/serious/earnest
yāo waist/lower back/pocket
yáo to shake/to rock
yǎo to bite/to nip
要不 yàobù otherwise/or else/how about
night/darkness
业务 yèwù business/profession
业余 yèyú spare time/amateur
two/twist (2nd Heavenly Stem) (Kangxi radical 5)
亿 one hundred million (100,000,000)
一辈子 yíbèizi (for) a lifetime/all one's life
一旦 yídàn in case (something happens)/once (sth. has happened ... then)/in one day
移动 yídòng to move
遗憾 yíhàn regret/pity/sorry
以及 yǐjí as well as/too/(formal) and
以来 yǐlái since (a previous event)
一律 yílǜ same/uniformly/all/without exception
议论 yìlùn discuss/to comment/talk about
移民 yímín immigrate/emigrate/migrate
yín silver (the element)
因而 yīn'ér therefore/as a result/thus
yìng hard/stiff/obstinately
应付 yìngfu to cope with/deal with/handle/do sth. perfunctorily/do sth. after a fashion/make do
硬件 yìngjiàn hardware
迎接 yíngjiē meet/greet/to welcome
英俊 yīngjùn handsome
英雄 yīngxióng hero
营养 yíngyǎng nutrition/nourishment/sustenance
营业 yíngyè do business/to trade
应用 yìngyòng to apply/to use/application
影子 yǐngzi shadow/reflection
印刷 yìnshuā print
因素 yīnsù element/factor
依然 yīrán still/as before
意外 yìwài unexpected/accident/mishap
疑问 yíwèn doubt/question/to query
义务 yìwù duty/obligation/volunteer duty
意义 yìyì meaning/significance
一再 yízài repeatedly/again and again
一致 yízhì unanimous/identical (views or opinions)/consistent
用功 yòng gōng diligent/industrious/hardworking
拥抱 yōngbào embrace/to hug
拥挤 yōngjǐ to crowd/to push/to squeeze
勇气 yǒngqì courage/valor
用途 yòngtú use/application/purpose
幼儿园 yòu'éryuán kindergarten/nursery school
优惠 yōuhuì preferential/favorable
悠久 yōujiǔ established/long/longstanding
游览 yóulǎn go sight-seeing/tour
有利 yǒulì advantageous/beneficial
优美 yōuměi graceful/fine/elegant
优势 yōushì advantage/superiority/dominant position
犹豫 yóuyù hesitate/hesitant/undecided
油炸 yóuzhá deep fry
yuán round/circular/formal unit of Chinese currency
元旦 yuándàn New Year's Day
员工 yuángōng employee/staff/personnel
原料 yuánliào raw material/ingredients
愿望 yuànwàng desire/wish/aspiration
原则 yuánzé principle/doctrine
预报 yùbào to predict/forecast
预订 yùdìng place an order/book ahead/subscribe for
乐器 yuèqì musical instrument
预防 yùfáng prevent/take precautions against
娱乐 yúlè entertain/amuse/entertainment
玉米 yùmǐ corn/maize
yūn dizzy/to fain
运气 yùnqi luck
运输 yùnshū transport/transportation
运用 yùnyòng to use/apply
与其 yǔqí rather than/better than
语气 yǔqì tone/manner of speaking/mood
灾害 zāihài disaster/calamity
在乎 zàihu care about/be determined by/to mind
再三 zàisān over and over again/repeatedly
在于 zàiyú lie in/be in/rest with/depend on
赞成 zànchéng approve/endorse
赞美 zànměi admire/applause/to praise
造成 zàochéng to cause/make/bring out
糟糕 zāogāo terrible/too bad/how terrible/what bad luck/what a mess
standard/regulation/however/in that case
责备 zébèi to blame/criticize (sb.)/accuse
zhāi to pick (flowers, fruit, etc.)/to pluck/to take/to borrow
zhǎi narrow/petty/hard-up
zhàn occupy/seize/to constitute
展开 zhǎn kāi spread out/unfold/carry out/in full swing
zhǎng, zhàng to rise (of prices, rivers)/to go up | to swell/to bloat
长辈 zhǎngbèi an elder/an elder generation
账户 zhànghù bank account
掌握 zhǎngwò to grasp/to master/to control
展览 zhǎnlǎn put on display/to exhibit/exhibition
粘贴 zhāntiē to paste
战争 zhànzhēng war/conflict
着凉 zháo liáng catch a cold
照常 zhàocháng as usual/normal
招待 zhāodài receive (guests)/entertain/reception
着火 zháohuǒ catch fire/ignite
召开 zhàokāi convene (a conference or meeting)/call together
zhèn short period/disposition of troops/wave
振动 zhèndòng vibrate/vibration
诊断 zhěnduàn diagnosis/diagnose
针对 zhēnduì in connection with/directed towards
zhēng to open (eyes)
zhèng straight/currently/correct/just (right)/pure/precisely
zhèng, zhēng to earn | to struggle
政府 zhèngfǔ government
整个 zhěnggè whole/entire/total
证件 zhèngjiàn paperwork/credentials/papers/certificates
证据 zhèngjù evidence/proof/testimony
争论 zhēnglùn argue/to dispute/contend/argument
整齐 zhěngqí tidy/neat/in good order
征求 zhēngqiú solicit/seek/ask for/to request
争取 zhēngqǔ fight for/compete for/strive
整体 zhěngtǐ whole/entirety
政治 zhèngzhì politics
真实 zhēnshí true/real/authentic
珍惜 zhēnxī to treasure/cherish/to value
哲学 zhéxué philosophy
zhī branch/support/put up/(mw for long/narrow objects) (Kangxi radical 65)
zhí straight/vertical/frank/directly/continuously
至今 zhì jīn up to now/so far
指导 zhǐdǎo to guide/give directions
制定 zhìdìng formulate/lay down (a plan or policy)/to draft
制度 zhìdù system/institution
指挥 zhǐhuī to command/to conduct/commander
智慧 zhìhuì wisdom/knowledge
治疗 zhìliáo to treat/to cure/medical treatment
支票 zhīpiào (bank) check
秩序 zhìxù order/sequence
至于 zhìyú as for/go so far as to
志愿者 zhìyuànzhě volunteer
制造 zhìzào manufacture/make
执照 zhízhào a license/a permit
制作 zhìzuò make/manufacture
重大 zhòngdà great/important/major
中介 zhōngjiè agent/act as an intermediary
种类 zhǒnglèi kind/category/class
重量 zhòngliàng weight
中心 zhōngxīn center/heart/core
中旬 zhōngxún middle third of a month
周到 zhōudào thoughtful/considerate/thorough
zhū pig
zhǔ to boil/to cook
zhuā to carry in your hand holding strongly/catch/arrest
抓紧 zhuā jǐn to grasp firmly/to pay close or special attention to/to rush in/to make the most of
转变 zhuǎnbiàn to change/to transform
zhuāng to load/dress up/pretend/clothing/to install
zhuàng to hit/collide/run into
转告 zhuǎngào pass on/to communicate/to transmit
状况 zhuàngkuàng condition/state/situation
装饰 zhuāngshì decorate
状态 zhuàngtài state of affairs/condition/state
装修 zhuāngxiū renovate/to fit up
专家 zhuānjiā expert/specialist
专心 zhuānxīn be absorbed/concentrate/attentive
逐步 zhúbù step by step/gradually
注册 zhùcè register/registration/enroll
主持 zhǔchí preside over/manage/to direct
主动 zhǔdòng to take initiative/voluntary
祝福 zhùfú blessings/wish well
主观 zhǔguān subjective
zhuī pursue/chase
追求 zhuīqiú pursue/seek
逐渐 zhújiàn gradually/by degrees
主人 zhǔrén master/host/owner
主任 zhǔrèn director/head/chief
主题 zhǔtí theme/subject/topic
主席 zhǔxí chairperson/president
主张 zhǔzhāng to advocate/viewpoint/position
竹子 zhúzi bamboo
purple
自从 zìcóng since/ever since
自动 zìdòng automatic
资格 zīgé qualifications/seniority
自豪 zìháo (feel a sense of) pride
资金 zījīn funds/funding
自觉 zìjué conscious/be aware of/self-motivated
资料 zīliào data/material/resources/information
字母 zìmǔ letter (of the alphabet)
字幕 zìmù subtitles/captions
姿势 zīshì posture/position/pose
自私 zìsī selfish
咨询 zīxún request information/consultant/advisory
自由 zìyóu freedom/free/liberty
资源 zīyuán natural resource/resource
自愿 zìyuàn voluntary
总裁 zǒngcái director-general/president
总共 zǒnggòng altogether/in sum/in all/in total
综合 zōnghé synthesized/composite/summarize
总理 zǒnglǐ premier/prime minister
总算 zǒngsuàn at long last/finally/on the whole
总统 zǒngtǒng president (of a country)
总之 zǒngzhī in a word/in short/in brief, anyway/anyhow
compose/team up/group
组成 zǔchéng to form/part/element/constitute
组合 zǔhé assemble/combination
zuì intoxicated/become drunk
最初 zuìchū first/primary/initial
尊敬 zūnjìng respect/revere
遵守 zūnshǒu observe/abide by/comply with/keep (commandments)/to respect (an agreement)
作文 zuò wén write an essay/essay
作品 zuòpǐn works (of literature and art)
作为 zuòwéi regard as/act as/action/deed
阻止 zǔzhǐ prevent/to block
组织 zǔzhī organize/organization

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