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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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直升飞机
(zhíshēng fēijī)
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"helicopter"
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直升飞机
(SLOW)
直升飞机
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helicopter
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你坐过直升飞机吗?
(Nǐ zuòguò zhíshēng fēijī ma?)
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"Have you ever flown in a helicopter?"
(SLOW)
你坐过直升飞机吗?
2.
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黑色
(hēisè)
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"black"
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黑色
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黑色
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black
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黑色的猫从屏幕里穿过。
(Hēisè de māo cóng píngmù lǐ chuānguò.)
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"The black cat is walking across the screen."
(SLOW)
黑色的猫从屏幕里穿过。
3.
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咖啡色
(kāfēisè)
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"brown"
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咖啡色
(SLOW)
咖啡色
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brown
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她的头发是咖啡色的。
(Tā de tóufa shì kāfēisè de.)
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"Her hair is brown. "
(SLOW)
她的头发是咖啡色的。
4.
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灰色
(huīsè)
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"gray"
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灰色
(SLOW)
灰色
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gray
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我买了一条灰色的领带。
(Wǒ mǎi le yī tiáo huīsè de lǐngdài.)
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"I bought a gray tie."
(SLOW)
我买了一条灰色的领带。
5.
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休息
(xiūxi)
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"rest"
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休息
(SLOW)
休息
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rest
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我不需要休息。
(Wǒ bù xūyào xiūxi.)
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"I don't need to rest."
(SLOW)
我不需要休息。
6.
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听见
(tīngjiàn)
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"hear"
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听见
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听见
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hear
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我听见他在漱口。
(Wǒ tīngjiàn tā zài shùkǒu.)
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"I hear him gargling. "
(SLOW)
我听见他在漱口。
7.
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想要
(xiǎngyào)
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"want"
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想要
(SLOW)
想要
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want
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他想要移民去美国。
(Tā xiǎngyào yímín qù Měiguó.)
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"He wants to emigrate to America."
(SLOW)
他想要移民去美国。
8.
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恶心
(ěxīn)
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"disgusting"
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恶心
(SLOW)
恶心
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disgusting
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唷,真恶心!你西服怎么了?
(Yō, zhēn ěxīn! Nǐ xīfú zěnme le?)
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"Oh, disgusting! What happened to your suit?"
(SLOW)
唷,真恶心!你西服怎么了?
9.
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十一
(shíyī)
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"eleven"
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十一
(SLOW)
十一
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eleven
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这家百货商店有十一层楼。
(Zhè jiā bǎihuò shāngdiàn yǒu shíyī céng lóu.)
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"This department store has eleven floors."
(SLOW)
这家百货商店有十一层楼。
10.
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十二
(shí'èr)
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"twelve"
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十二
(SLOW)
十二
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twelve
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我们中午十二点在酒店见面吧。
(Wǒmen zhōngwǔ shí'èr diǎn zài jiǔdiàn jiànmiàn ba.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Let's meet at twelve noon at the hotel."
(SLOW)
我们中午十二点在酒店见面吧。
11.
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十三
(shísān)
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"thirteen"
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十三
(SLOW)
十三
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thirteen
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他十三岁。
(Tā shísān suì.)
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"He is thirteen years old."
(SLOW)
他十三岁。
12.
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电子邮件
(diànzǐ yóujiàn)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"e-mail"
(NORMAL SPEED)
电子邮件
(SLOW)
电子邮件
(NORMAL SPEED)
e-mail
(NORMAL SPEED)
你有电子邮件地址吗?
(Nǐ yǒu diànzǐ yóujiàn dìzhǐ ma?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Do you have an e-mail address?"
(SLOW)
你有电子邮件地址吗?
13.
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手机
(shǒujī)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"cellular phone"
(NORMAL SPEED)
手机
(SLOW)
手机
(NORMAL SPEED)
cellular phone
(NORMAL SPEED)
女人用手机传了短信。
(Nǚrén yòng shǒujī chuán le duǎnxìn.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The woman texted on her cellular phone."
(SLOW)
女人用手机传了短信。
14.
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短信
(duǎnxìn)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"text message"
(NORMAL SPEED)
短信
(SLOW)
短信
(NORMAL SPEED)
text message
(NORMAL SPEED)
发短信吧。
(Fā duǎnxìn ba. )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Send a text message."
(SLOW)
发短信吧。
15.
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(zuǐ)
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"mouth"
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(SLOW)
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mouth
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请张开嘴巴。
(Qǐng zhāngkāi zuǐbā.)
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"Please open your mouth."
(SLOW)
请张开嘴巴。
16.
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脸颊
(liǎnjiá)
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"cheek"
(NORMAL SPEED)
脸颊
(SLOW)
脸颊
(NORMAL SPEED)
cheek
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小孩的脸颊红红的。
(Xiǎohái de liǎnjiá hónghóng de.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The child's cheeks are red. "
(SLOW)
小孩的脸颊红红的。
17.
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鼻子
(bízi)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"nose"
(NORMAL SPEED)
鼻子
(SLOW)
鼻子
(NORMAL SPEED)
nose
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我的鼻子流血了。
(Wǒ de bízi liúxiě le.)
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"My nose is bleeding."
(SLOW)
我的鼻子流血了。
18.
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本子
(běnzi)
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"notebook"
(NORMAL SPEED)
本子
(SLOW)
本子
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notebook
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请问一下这个本子多少钱呢?
(Qǐngwèn yīxià zhège běnzi duōshǎo qián ne?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Excuse me, how much is this notebook?"
(SLOW)
请问一下这个本子多少钱呢?
19.
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铅笔
(qiānbǐ)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"pencil"
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铅笔
(SLOW)
铅笔
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pencil
(NORMAL SPEED)
你的铅笔在这。
(Nǐ de qiānbǐ zài zhè.)
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"Here is your pencil."
(SLOW)
你的铅笔在这。
20.
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橡皮
(xiàngpí)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"eraser"
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橡皮
(SLOW)
橡皮
(NORMAL SPEED)
eraser
(NORMAL SPEED)
这块橡皮很好用。
(Zhè kuài xiàngpí hěn hǎoyòng.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"This eraser really works well."
(SLOW)
这块橡皮很好用。
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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Is it possible if I only want to learn how to speak Chinese without learning the Chinese characters?