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LESSON 01:

VOCABULARY


HSK CHINESE PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH Audio
1 pr. I; me
1 jiào v. to call; to be called
2 xìng v./n. last name to be / last name
1 hǎo adj. good; well; okay

EXPRESSIONS


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1 你好 nǐhǎo hello; hi

LESSON 02:

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1 pr. you
1 什么 shénme q pr. what
1 shén / /
1 me / /

NOTE: ①② Neither 什 nor 么 is a word. They have to be combined with another character to form a word. You can learn more about Characters vs. Words.

LESSON 03:

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1 zhōng n. middle; center
1 guó n. country; nation
1 中国 Zhōngguó pn. China
1 rén n. people; person
1 中国人 Zhōngguórén pn. Chinese (people)
1 shì v. to be

LESSON 04:

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1 nu. one
1 èr nu. two
1 sān nu. three
1 nu. four
1 nu. five
1 liù nu. six
1 nu. seven  
1 nu. eight  
1 jiǔ nu. nine  
1 shí nu. ten  

LESSON 05:

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1 suì n. year; age
1 q pr. what number; which number
1 duō adv. how much
1 adj. big; old

LESSON 06:

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1 pr. singular male third person pronoun
he; him
1 pr. singular female third person pronoun
she; her
1 men p. plural particle for words referring people
1 他们 tāmen pr. plural third person pronouns
they; them (male)
1 她们 tāmen pr. plural third person pronouns
they; them (female)
1 你们 nǐmen pr. plural second person pronouns
you guys
1 我们 wǒmen pr. plural first person pronouns
we; us

LESSON 07:

VOCABULARY


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PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 de p. possessive particle
1 míng n. name
1 n. character;
name (in classic Chinese)
1 名字 míngzi n. name

NOTES:
① 字 is pronounced in the 4th Tone as a single character, but is pronounced in the Neutral Tone in the word 名字.

LESSON 08:

VOCABULARY


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1 爸爸 bàba n. dad
1 妈妈 māma n. mom
1 朋友 péngyou n. friend
1 shuí; shéi q pr. who

NOTES:
① 友 is pronounced in the 3rd Tone yǒu as a single character, but is pronounced in the Neutral Tone in the word 朋友.

LESSON 09:

VOCABULARY


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PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 ma q p. yes or no question particle
2 哥哥 gēge n. big brother
2 姐姐 jiějie n. big sister
2 弟弟 dìdi n. little brother
2 妹妹 mèimei n. little sister

LESSON 10:

VOCABULARY


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1 bú; bù adv. no; not
1 认识 rènshi v. to know
1 老师 lǎoshī n. teacher
1 女儿 nǚ'ér n. daughter
1 儿子 érzi n. son

LESSON 11:

VOCABULARY


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2 nín pr. you (singular; respectfully)
2 早上 zǎoshàng t. morning
2 晚上 wǎnshàng t. evening; night

EXPRESSIONS


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
2 您好 nínhǎo interj. hello (respectfully; to one person)
1 再见 zàijiàn interj. goodbye
2 早上好 zǎoshànghǎo interj. good morning
2 晚上好 wǎnshànghǎo interj. good evening
3 晚安 wǎn'ān interj. good night

LESSON 12:

VOCABULARY


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2 xiè v. to thank
3 yòng v. to use
3 不用 búyòng v.p. no need to
1 客气 kèqi adj. polite (as a guest)
2 duì v. to treat
1 méi adv. not (have)
1 关系 guānxi n. relationship; impact

EXPRESSIONS


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 谢谢 xièxie interj. thanks
1 谢谢你 xièxienǐ interj. thank you
1 不客气 búkèqi interj. don't be polite; you're welcome
1 不用谢 búyòngxiè interj. no need to thank; you're welcome
1 对不起 duìbuqǐ interj. sorry
1 没关系 méiguānxi interj. it doesn't matter; it's okay

LESSON 13:

VOCABULARY


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 nián n. year
1 yuè n. month; the moon
1 n. day; the sun
2 hào n. day; No.
1 líng nu. zero
2 shēng v. / n. to give birth / life
2 生日 shēngrì n. birthday

LESSON 14:

VOCABULARY


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1 现在 xiànzài t. now; right now
1 diǎn n. o'clock
1 fēn n. minute
2 liǎng nu. two
1 上午 shàngwǔ t. morning; before noon
1 中午 zhōngwǔ t. noon
1 下午 xiàwǔ t. afternoon

EXPRESSIONS


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 上午好 shàngwǔhǎo interj. good morning
1 中午好 zhōngwǔhǎo interj. good noon
1 下午好 xiàwǔhǎo interj. good afternoon

LESSON 15:

VOCABULARY


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1 tiān n. day; sky
1 今天 jīntiān t. today
1 明天 míngtiān t. tomorrow
1 昨天 zuótiān t. yesterday
1 星期 xīngqī n. week
1 zhōu n. week

LESSON 16:

VOCABULARY


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1 ge  mw. measure word for things without a special measure word
1 苹果 píngguǒ n. apple
1 yǒu v. to have (something)
1 没有 méiyǒu v. to not have (something)

NOTES:
① 个 is pronounced in the 4th Tone by itself or sometimes in a word. But when used as a Measure Word, it is pronounced in the Neutral Tone.

LESSON 17:

VOCABULARY


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1 zhè pr. this
1 pr. that
3 wèi mw. a polite measure word for people
1 先生 xiānsheng n. mister; gentleman
1 小姐 xiǎojiě n. miss; young lady

LESSON 18:

VOCABULARY


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1 pr. which
1 东西 dōngxi n. thing; stuff
1 同学 tóngxué n. classmate
1 学生 xuésheng n. student

LESSON 19:

VOCABULARY


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 duō adj. many; much; a lot
1 shǎo adj. a little bit; not a lot
1 多少 duōshao q pr. how many; how much
1 kuài mw. measure word for RMB and wristwatch
1 qián n. money
1 běn mw. measure word for books
1 shū n. book
2 手表 shǒubiǎo n. wristwatch
2 手机 shǒujī n. cellphone
2 mw. measure word for cellphone

NOTES: ① In Lesson 5, we also used 多 to ask the question 你多大 how old are you. In that situation 多 is used as an adverb to modify the adjectivebig.

LESSON 20:

VOCABULARY


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 chī v. to eat
1 v. to drink
1 chá n. tea
1 shuǐ n. water
1 米饭 mǐfàn n. (cooked) rice
1 喜欢 xǐhuan v. to like
/ 可乐
kělè n. cola

NOTES:
① 可乐 is not in the list for any level of HSK vocabulary, but it is a very useful word so we decided to include it in our basic course.

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