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In this video, you'll learn 20 of the most common words and phrases in Chinese.
Hi everybody, my name is Wu Rui.
Welcome to The 800 Core Chinese Words and Phrases video series!
This series will teach you the eight hundred most common words and phrases in Chinese.
Ok! Let's get started! First is…
1.
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(gǒu)
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"dog"
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dog
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他们家的狗会咬人。
(Tāmen jiā de gǒu huì yǎo rén.)
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"Their dog bites people."
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他们家的狗会咬人。
2.
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(māo)
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"cat"
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cat
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这只猫是黑色的。
(Zhè zhī māo shì hēisè de.)
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"This cat is black."
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这只猫是黑色的。
3.
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仓鼠
(cāngshǔ)
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"hamster"
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仓鼠
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仓鼠
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hamster
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仓鼠喜欢在白天睡觉。
(Cāngshǔ xǐhuān zài báitiān shuìjiào.)
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"Hamsters like to sleep during the day."
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仓鼠喜欢在白天睡觉。
4.
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暖和
(nuǎnhuo)
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"warm"
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暖和
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暖和
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warm
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你的手真暖和。
(Nǐ de shǒu zhēn nuǎnhuo.)
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"Your hands are really warm."
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你的手真暖和。
5.
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(yǔ)
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"rain"
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rain
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我喜欢夏天的雨。
(Wǒ xǐhuān xiàtiān de yǔ.)
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"I like the summer rain."
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我喜欢夏天的雨。
6.
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番茄
(fānqié)
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"tomato"
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番茄
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番茄
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tomato
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我爷爷在他的菜园里种番茄。
(Wǒ yéye zài tā de càiyuán lǐ zhòng fānqié.)
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"My grandfather grows tomatoes in his garden."
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我爷爷在他的菜园里种番茄。
7.
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草莓
(cǎoméi)
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"strawberry"
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草莓
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草莓
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strawberry
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我喜欢草莓味的酸奶。
(Wǒ xǐhuān cǎoméi wèi de suānnǎi.)
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"I like strawberry flavored yogurt."
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我喜欢草莓味的酸奶。
8.
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樱桃
(yīngtáo)
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"cherry"
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樱桃
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樱桃
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cherry
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这是一颗樱桃。
(Zhè shì yī kē yīngtáo.)
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"This is a cherry."
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这是一颗樱桃。
9.
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小孩
(xiǎohái)
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"child"
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小孩
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小孩
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child
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小孩问了一个很尴尬的问题。
(Xiǎohái wèn le yī ge hěn gāngà de wèntí.)
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"The child asked an awkward question."
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小孩问了一个很尴尬的问题。
10.
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朋友
(péngyou)
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"friend"
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朋友
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朋友
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friend
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他们是好朋友。
(Tāmen shì hǎo péngyou.)
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"They are good friends."
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他们是好朋友。
11.
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成年人
(chéngniánrén)
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"adult"
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成年人
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成年人
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adult
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根据他们的传统,结婚之后才是成年人。
(Gēnjù tāmen de chuántǒng, jiéhūn zhīhòu cái shì chéngniánrén.)
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"According to their traditions, you only become an adult after marriage."
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根据他们的传统,结婚之后才是成年人。
12.
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自行车
(zìxíngchē)
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"bicycle"
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自行车
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自行车
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bicycle
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你会骑自行车吗?
(Nǐ huì qí zìxíngchē ma?)
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"Can you ride a bicycle?"
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你会骑自行车吗?
13.
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汽车
(qìchē)
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"car"
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汽车
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汽车
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car
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我没有汽车。
(Wǒ méiyǒu qìchē.)
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"I don't have a car."
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我没有汽车。
14.
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摩托车
(mótuōchē)
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"motorcycle"
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摩托车
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摩托车
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motorcycle
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你看,我的新摩托车。
(Nǐ kàn, wǒ de xīn mótuōchē.)
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"Hey look, my new motorcycle."
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你看,我的新摩托车。
15.
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踏板车
(tàbǎnchē)
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"scooter"
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踏板车
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踏板车
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scooter
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骑踏板车需要戴头盔。
(Qí tàbǎnchē xūyào dài tóukuī.)
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"A helmet is required to ride a scooter."
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骑踏板车需要戴头盔。
16.
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(chuán)
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"boat"
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boat
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我们上了船。
(Wǒmen shàng le chuán.)
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"We got on the boat."
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我们上了船。
17.
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水母
(shuǐmǔ)
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"jellyfish"
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水母
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水母
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jellyfish
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水母在水里浮动。
(Shuǐmǔ zài shuǐ lǐ fúdòng.)
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"The jellyfish are bobbing in the water."
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水母在水里浮动。
18.
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龙虾
(lóngxiā)
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"lobster"
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龙虾
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龙虾
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lobster
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龙虾很好吃。
(Lóngxiā hěn hǎochī.)
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"Lobsters are delicious."
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龙虾很好吃。
19.
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螃蟹
(pángxiè)
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"crab"
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螃蟹
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螃蟹
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crab
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螃蟹是横着走的。
(Pángxiè shì héngzhe zǒu de.)
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"Crabs walk sideways."
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螃蟹是横着走的。
20.
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海龟
(hǎiguī)
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"turtle"
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海龟
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海龟
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turtle
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我上次浮潜的时候看到了一只大海龟。
(Wǒ shàng cì fúqián de shíhou kàndào le yī zhī dà hǎiguī.)
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"Last time I went snorkeling, I saw a big sea turtle."
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我上次浮潜的时候看到了一只大海龟。
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words.
See you next time!
再见。(Zàijiàn.)

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Practice here & get feedback! Pick 1 word from this core list and come up with a sentence. Post the sentence in the comments below to get feedback from our learning community.

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This probably a suggestion but maybe for some of these lessons it would be nice to have male native speakers as i am doing this from my premium plus teacher recommending me for learning vocabulary, but in the main line as in elementary seasons and beginner seasons for example either echo or yinru speaking, even here it would be nice to get someone like the bro victor back 😆


Also any other recommended paths for learning vocabulary?? As i am trying to bridge the gap in between intermediate and lower intermediate season 2 😮

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你好 robert groulx!


不用谢。(Bú yòng xiè.) = No need for thanks. You're welcome. 😇

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thanks for the lesson


my favorite words are 我上次浮潜的时候看到了一只大海龟。


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