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LESSON 01:

VOCABULARY


HSK CHINESE
PINYIN P.O.S ENGLISH AUDIO
1 zhù v. to live
1 1 zài prep. in/at/on (+somewhere)
1 2 zài v. to be in/at/on (+somewhere)
1 jiā n. home; family
1 北京 Běijīng pn. Beijing
n/a suǒ mw. measure word for institutions
1 学校 xuéxiào n. schools in general  
1 jiān mw. measure word for rooms  
5 宿舍 sùshè n. dormitory building; dormitory room  

LESSON 02:

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1 房间 fángjiān n. room
1 hěn adv. very; a lot; quite; pretty
1 xiǎo adj. small; little
2 好吃 hǎochī adj. tasty (for food)
1 好喝 hǎohē adj. tasty (for drinks)
1 高兴 gāoxìng adj. happy

LESSON 03:

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1 学习 xuéxí v. to learn(something); to study
1 汉语 Hànyǔ pn. the Chinese language
n/a 英语 Yīngyǔ pn. the English language
n/a 美国 Měiguó pn. USA
n/a 法国 Fǎguó pn. France
n/a 法语 Fǎyǔ pn. the French language

LESSON 04:

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1 xiǎng v. to want to; to miss (someone); to think
1 mǎi v. to buy
2 mài v. the sell
1 好; 好的 hǎo; hǎode adj. okay
4 不行 bùxíng vp. not work; it's not ok
1 水果 shuǐguǒ n. fruits in general
n/a 茶叶 cháyè n. (dry) tea leaves

LESSON 05:

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1 xiē mw. measure word suggesting "some; a few"
1 tái mw. measure word for machines and equipment
1 电脑 diànnǎo n. computer
1 咖啡 kāfēi n. coffee
n/a 咖啡机 kāfēijī n. coffee maker

LESSON 06:

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1 ne p. question particle
1 tài adv. too; so; excessively; extremely
1 le p. modal particle
2 便宜 piányi adj. inexpensive; cheap
2 guì adj. expensive

LESSON 07:

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1 huì v. to know how to do something after learning it
1 ài v. to love
1 shuō v. the speak; to talk; to say
3 yòng v. to use
n/a 中文 Zhōngwén pn. the Chinese language
n/a 英文 Yíngwén pn. the English language
n/a 法文 Fǎwén pn. the French language

LESSON 08:

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1 méi adv. not
1 工作 gōngzuò v. to work
1 睡觉2 shuìjiào v(p). to sleep
1 说话 shuōhuà v(p). to talk; to speak

NOTE:  See also 觉2 jué

LESSON 09:

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1 kàn v. to look; to look at
1 tīng v. to listen; to listen to
1 看见 kànjiàn v. to see
1 听见 tīngjiàn v. to hear
1 学会 xuéhuì v. to learn and acquire (a skill or knowledge)
1 电影 diànyǐng n. movie
2 mw. measure word for movies
3 音乐 yīnyuè n. music

LESSON 10:

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1 zài adv. in process of (+ doing something)
1 zuò v. to do; to make
4 gàn v. colloq. to do
2 上班 shàngbān v. to go to work; to be at work
2 上学 shàngxué v. to go to school; to be under schooling  
2 上课 shàngkè v. to be in class; to give/take class

LESSON 11:

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1 fàn n. cooked rice
1 做饭 zuòfàn v(p). to cook (rice/meal in general)
1 吃饭 chīfàn v(p). to eat (rice/meal in general)
1 电话 diànhuà n. phone; phone call
1 打电话 dǎdiànhuà vp. to  make a phone call
2 v. to wash
1 衣服 yīfu n. clothes in general
2 jiàn m.w. measure word for clothing

LESSON 12:

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2 gěi prep. to; for; towards (introduces the object to the verb)
1 wèi interj. hello(on the phone); hey
2 号码 hàomǎ n. number(that suggests order or arrangement)
2 电话号码 diànhuà hàomǎ np. phone number
2 房间号码 fángjiān hàomǎ np. room number
2 知道 zhīdào v. to know

LESSON 13:

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2 zhāng m.w.  measure words for things with flat surfaces
3 m.w. measure word for things with handle
1 桌子 zhuōzi m.w. table; desk
1 椅子 yǐzi m.w. chair
6 chuáng m.w. bed
4 dāo m.w. knife
6 把手 bǎshǒu n. handle; knob
4 叶子 yèzi n. leaf
2 房子 fángzi n. house; apartment
5 影子 yǐngzi n. shadow
1 本子 běnzi n. notebook

LESSON 14:

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1 li l.n. the inside (area) of some place/object
1 cài n. vegetable; dish; food of a country or region in general
1 tiān n. day
2 杯子 bēizi n. cup
2 盘子 pánzi n. plate
3 wǎn n./m.w. bowl; measure word for things in a bowl
2 bēi m.w. measure word for things in a cup/glass
2 pán m.w. measure word for things in a plate

NOTE: 
① The original Tone of the Character 里 is in thee Third Tone, lǐ. However, when 里 is used as a 方位名词 Fāngwèi Míngcí Locality Noun, it is pronounced in the Neutral Tone.

LESSON 15:

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1 shang l.n. up; the surface
1 xià l.n. down; the underneath (area/part)
1 wài l.n. outside; the outside (area/part)
1 前面 qiánmiàn l.n. the front (area/part)
1 后面 hòumiàn l.n. the back (area/part)
3 雨伞 yǔsǎn n. umbrella
4 剪刀 jiǎndāo n. scissors

NOTE: 
① The original Tone of the Character 上 is in the Fourth Tone, shàng. However, when 上 is used as a 方位名词 Fāngwèi Míngcí Locality Noun, it is pronounced in the Neutral Tone.

LESSON 16:

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2 时间 shíjiān n. time
3 n. word
1 去年 qùnián t. last year
1 今年 jīnnián t. this year
1 明年 míngnián t. next year 

LESSON 17:

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1 v. to go (to)
1 huí v. to (go/come) back (to)
1 商店 shāngdiàn n. shop; store
1 旅游 lǚyóu v. to travel

LESSON 18:

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1 时候 shíhou n. time period; time point
1 什么时候 shénme shíhou q.pr. what time; when
2 zǒu v. to walk; to leave
2 开始 kāishǐ v. to start; to begin
1 书店 shūdiàn n. book store; book shop
n/a 英国 Yīngguó pn. Britain
2 上海 Shànghǎi pn. Shanghai

LESSON 19:

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1 哪里/哪儿 nǎlǐ/nǎr pr. where
1 漂亮 piàoliang adj. pretty; beautiful
4 shuài adj. handsome
2 nán n. male
1 n. female
2 男朋友 nánpéngyou n. boyfriend
1 女朋友 nǚpéngyou n. girlfriend
2 piào n. ticket

LESSON 20:

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1 这里/这儿 zhèlǐ/zhèr pr. here
1 那里/那儿 nàlǐ/nàr pr. there
1 conj. and
1 māo n. cat
1 gǒu n. dog
2 n. fish
n/a zhī mw. measure word for cat and some other animals
3 tiáo mw. measure word for dog and fish
2 pr. it; pronoun for animals/objects...

LESSON 21:

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1 lái v. to go/come (to)
1 饭馆 fànguǎn n. restaurant
n/a 披萨 pīsà n. pizza
4 饺子 jiǎozi n. dumplings
3 面条 miàntiáo n. noodles
n/a piàn mw. measure word for slices of pizza

LESSON 22:

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1 怎么 zěnme qpr. how; how come
1 v. to read
1 xiě v. to write
1 汉字 Hànzì n. Chinese Characters
n/a 生词 shēngcí n. new word
3 句子 jùzi n. sentence

LESSON 23:

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1 怎么样 zěnmeyàng q. p. how about; how is
1 天气 tiānqì n. weather
2 非常 fēicháng adv. very; usually; extrodinarily
1 lěng adj. cold; chilly
1 adj. hot

LESSON 24:

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1 néng m.v. can; to be able to
2 kāi v.  to open; to turn on
3 guān v. to close; to turn off
n/a 开关 kāiguān  n. (light) switch; power button
1 电视 diànshì n. TV
2 mén  n.  door; gate
5 shàn m.w. measure word for door
n/a dào m.w.   measure word for gate  
5 扇子 shànzi n.  fan   
n/a 电扇 diànshàn n.  electric fan   

LESSON 25:

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1 请  qǐng adv. please
2 jìn v.  to enter
1 坐  zuò v. to sit
2 问  wèn  v. to ask  
2 ba p. Modal Particle to make suggestion/request

LESSON 26:

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2
xià v. (for rain; snow...) to fall down
2
n. rain
2 xuě n. snow
2
wán v. to end  
3
huài adj. bad; broken
1 分钟
fēnzhōng  n. minute
2 小时 xiǎoshí n. hour

LESSON 27:

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1 医院 yīyuàn n. hospital
1 医生 yīshēng n. doctor
2 bìng n. sickness
2 生病 shēngbìng v.(p.) to have sickness; to get sick
2 看病 kànbìng v.(p.) to diagnose the sickness; to have the sickness checked out
3 舒服 shūfu adj. comfortable
3 tóu n. head
3 téng adj. hurting; painful
2 病人 bìngrén n.  patient  
2 yào n. medicine  
2 吃药 chīyào v.(p.) to take medicine  
n/a 开药 kāiyào v.(p.) to prescribe medicine  
1 不怎么样 bù zěnmeyàng adj. p. not very good  

LESSON 28:

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1 zuò v. to sit; to take (+ a vehicle)
1 chē n. vehicle
1 kāi v. to open; to drive
1 坐车 zuòchē v.(p.) to travel by cars  
1 开车 kāichē v.(p.) to drive (cars)
1 火车 huǒchē n. train
3 地铁 dìtiě n. subway
n/a 高铁 gāotiě n.  high-speed railway  
1 出租车 chūzūchē n. taxi  

LESSON 29:

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2
měi pr. every
1
dōu adv. both; all
2
adv. also; too
2
kuài adj. fast; quick  
2
màn adj. slow
3 liàng  m.w. measure word for automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles...

LESSON 30:

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3 wǎng n. net; Internet
3 上网 shàngwǎng v.p. to get on the Internet
3 网上 wǎngshàng n. the Internet space
3 网站 wǎngzhàn n. website
1 火车站 huǒchēzhàn  n. train station
2 告诉 gàosu v. to tell

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