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Vocabulary for the 25 Most Commonly Used Verbs of Any Language

25个在所有语言里最常用的动词
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run
(v)
pǎo
run
女人在跑道上跑。 女人在跑道上跑。
Nǚrén zài pǎodào shàng pǎo.
女人在跑道上跑。
The woman runs on the track.
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work
工作 工作 (v)
gōngzuò
工作
work
我今天有很多工作要做。 我今天有很多工作要做。
Wǒ jīntiān yǒu hěn duō gōngzuò yào zuò.
我今天有很多工作要做。
I have to do a lot of work today.
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drink
(v)
drink
确保吃药的时候喝一杯水。 确保吃药的时候喝一杯水。
quèbǎo chī yào de shíhou hē yī bēi shuǐ.
確保吃藥的時候喝一杯水。
Make sure to drink a glass of water with your medicine.
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eat
(v)
chī
eat
一家人在饭桌上吃了饭。 一家人在饭桌上吃了饭。
Yìjiārén zài fànzhuō shàng chīle fàn.
一家人在飯桌上吃了飯。
The family ate at the table.
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sleep
睡觉 睡觉 (v)
shuìjiào
睡覺
sleep
婴儿在毯子上睡觉。 婴儿在毯子上睡觉。
Yīng'ér zài tǎnzi shàng shuìjiào.
嬰兒在毯子上睡覺。
The baby is sleeping on the blanket.
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know
知道,了解 知道,了解 (v)
zhīdào, liǎojiě
知道,了解
know
知道下一步该做什么很好。 知道下一步该做什么很好。
zhīdào xiàyībù gāi zuò shénme hěn hǎo.
知道下一步該做甚麼很好。
It's good to know what to do next.
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go
(v)
go
我去市里上学。 我去市里上学。
Wǒ qù shìlǐ shàngxué.
我去市裏上學。
I go to school in the city.
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see
(v)
kàn
see
游客看了日落。 游客看了日落。
Yóukè kànle rìluò.
游客看了日落。
The tourists saw the sunset.
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use
(v)
yòng
use
程序设计员在用电脑。 程序设计员在用电脑。
Chéngxù shèjìyuán zài yòng diànnǎo.
程序設計員在用電腦。
The programmer is using the computer.
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come
(v)
lái
come
向着.......来 向着.......来
xiàngzhe.......lái
向著.......來
come towards
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ask
(v)
wèn
ask
大学生问了问题。 大学生问了问题。
Dàxuéshēng wènle wèn tí.
大學生問了問題。
The university student asked a question.
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understand
了解 了解 (v)
liǎojiě
了解
understand
give
(v)
gěi
give
父亲在给儿子硬币。 父亲在给儿子硬币。
Fùqin zài gěi érzi yìngbì.
父親在給兒子硬幣。
The father is giving coins to his son.
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need
需要 需要 (v)
xūyào
需要
need
我需要帮助。 我需要帮助。
Wǒ xūyào bāngzhù.
我需要幫助。
I need help.
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take
(v)
take
人们拿了草莓。 人们拿了草莓。
Rénmen nále cǎoméi.
人們拿了草莓。
The people took the strawberries.
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leave
离开 离开 (v)
líkāi
離開
leave
公司行政人员与同事离开。 公司行政人员与同事离开。
Gōngsī xíngzhèng rényuán yǔ tóngshì líkāi.
公司行政人員與同事離開。
The company executive leaves with a colleague.
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start
开始 开始 (v)
kāishǐ
開始
start
运动员开始了赛事。 运动员开始了赛事。
Yùndòngyuán kāishǐle sàishì.
運動員開始了賽事。
The athletes started the race.
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think
(v)
xiǎng
think
女人想了答案。 女人想了答案。
nǚrén xiǎng le dáàn.
女人想了答案。
The woman thought about the answer.
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speak
演讲 演讲 (v)
yǎnjiǎng.
演講
speak
发言者在会议上发了言。 发言者在会议上发了言。
fāyán zhě zài huìyì shàng fāle yán.
發言者在會議上發了言。
The speaker spoke at the conference.
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say
(v)
shuō
say
人们说,"你好"。 人们说,"你好"。
Rénmen shuō, "nǐhǎo".
人們說,"你好"。
The people say, "Hello."
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become
变成 变成 (v)
biànchéng
變成
become
变成蝴蝶 变成蝴蝶
biànchéng húdié
變成蝴蝶
become a butterfly
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wait
(v)
děng
wait
游客等了火车。 游客等了火车。
Yóukè děngle huǒchē.
游客等了火車。
The traveler waited for the train.
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exist
存在 存在 (v)
cúnzài
存在
exist
call
呼叫 呼叫 (v)
hūjiào
呼叫
call
play
(v)
wán
play
call
打电话 打电话
dǎ diànhuà
打電話
call
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ChineseClass101.com
Friday at 4:28 pm
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Hello Brian,


The word 了解 (liǎojiě) is not a regional word. Both 了解 and 明白 (míngbái) carry the meaning of 'to understand', but there is a subtle difference between the two. 明白 can mean to clearly understand something, 了解 can mean to understand or to know, for example to know someone or something really well, to know/understand how something works.


Thank you for learning with us, let us know if you have any questions.


Ngai Lam

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Brian
Thursday at 11:45 pm
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Is the word "liaojie" a regional word for "understand"? I lived in China for seven years, although I have never been north of Beijing, and have never heard this word for "understand". I have only heard "ming bai" (may have spelled it wrong) and "dong".

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Steven Mark Harvey
Monday at 8:31 am
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Think, wait, become. Your teaching style is having a good effect. Many thanks!!

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ChineseClass101.com
Saturday at 7:50 pm
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Hi Dvorah,

@Nur,


Thank you for posting!


Please also note that you can add any words from the vocabulary to your Word bank or Flashcard Deck for further practice.


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Dvorah Bohak
Wednesday at 8:25 pm
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😳😄 Long way to go! But very helpful.

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Nur Faridatul Adiba binti Mohammad Zaini
Wednesday at 6:39 pm
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Thank you very much. This lesson has immensely improve my vocabulary.

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ChineseClass101.com
Wednesday at 3:57 am
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Hi E


This lesson introduces:

知道 (zhīdào): to know; be aware of something, facts.

了解 (liáojiě): to have a deeper knowledge/understanding of some person, more complexed things and facts, which is an more official word.

The explanation here is about their difference generally.

In some context, people may use 知道 to refer to 'have a good understanding of someone or something', similar to English 'to know'. In that case, the two words 知道 and 了解 can mean the same thing.

And one example for each of them:

你知道明天的天气吗?(Do you know tomorrow's weather?)

很多人都不是很了解学汉语的难度。(Many people don't really know the difficulty of learning Chinese.)


Thanks for learning with us. Let us know when you have any questions.


Amy

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ChineseClass101.com
Tuesday at 8:16 pm
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Hi Alexandre,


We’re glad to have you here studying with us!


In case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Alexandre
Tuesday at 6:29 am
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Wonderful,

Thank you so much !!

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E
Monday at 6:04 am
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When do you use zhīdào and when do you use liǎojiě