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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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总统
(zǒngtǒng)
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"president"
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总统
(SLOW)
总统
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president
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他当总统的时候,国家的经济发展得非常好。
(Tā dāng zǒngtǒng de shíhou, guójiā de jīngjì fāzhǎn de fēicháng hǎo.)
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"When he was president, the economy developed very well."
(SLOW)
他当总统的时候,国家的经济发展得非常好。
2.
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行业
(hángyè)
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"industry"
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行业
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行业
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industry
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南方的生产行业很庞大。
(Nánfāng de shēngchǎn hángyè hěn pángdà.)
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"The manufacturing industry is huge down the south."
(SLOW)
南方的生产行业很庞大。
3.
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皮带
(pídài)
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"belt"
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皮带
(SLOW)
皮带
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belt
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不系皮带的话裤子会太松。
(Bù jì pídài de huà kùzi huì tài sōng.)
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"Without a belt, the pants would be too loose."
(SLOW)
不系皮带的话裤子会太松。
4.
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硬币
(yìngbì)
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"coin"
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硬币
(SLOW)
硬币
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coin
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我没有硬币。
(Wǒ méiyǒu yìngbì. )
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"I don't have coins."
(SLOW)
我没有硬币。
5.
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(qián)
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"money"
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(SLOW)
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money
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一共多少钱?
(Yīgòng duōshǎo qián ?)
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"All together, how much money?"
(SLOW)
一共多少钱?
6.
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借记卡
(jièjìkǎ)
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"debit card"
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借记卡
(SLOW)
借记卡
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debit card
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你的借记卡可以借给我用一下吗?
(Nǐ de jièjìkǎ kěyǐ jiègěi wǒ yòng yīxià ma ?)
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"Could I borrow your debit card?"
(SLOW)
你的借记卡可以借给我用一下吗?
7.
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账单
(zhàngdān)
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"bill"
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账单
(SLOW)
账单
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bill
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女人在担心账单。
(Nǚrén zài dānxīn zhàngdān.)
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"The woman is worried about the bill."
(SLOW)
女人在担心账单。
8.
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摄影
(shèyǐng)
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"photography"
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摄影
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摄影
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photography
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摄影是我的爱好。
(Shèyǐng shì wǒ de àihào.)
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"Photography is my hobby."
(SLOW)
摄影是我的爱好。
9.
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起飞
(qǐfēi)
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"take off"
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起飞
(SLOW)
起飞
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take off
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飞机将在10分钟后起飞。
(Fēijī jiāng zài shí fēnzhōng hòu qǐfēi.)
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"The airplane will take off in ten minutes."
(SLOW)
飞机将在10分钟后起飞。
10.
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卧室
(wòshì)
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"bedroom"
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卧室
(SLOW)
卧室
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bedroom
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我的卧室很明亮。
(Wǒ de wòshì hěn míngliàng.)
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"My bedroom is very bright."
(SLOW)
我的卧室很明亮。
11.
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厨房
(chúfáng)
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"kitchen"
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厨房
(SLOW)
厨房
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kitchen
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厨房在哪里?
(Chúfáng zài nǎlǐ?)
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"Where is the kitchen?"
(SLOW)
厨房在哪里?
12.
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浴室
(yùshì)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"bathroom (not the toilet/restroom!)"
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浴室
(SLOW)
浴室
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bathroom (not the toilet/restroom!)
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浴室有一个很小的窗户。
(Yùshì yǒu yī ge hěn xiǎo de chuānghu.)
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"The bathroom has a tiny window."
(SLOW)
浴室有一个很小的窗户。
13.
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毕业
(bìyè)
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"graduation"
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毕业
(SLOW)
毕业
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graduation
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你毕业多久了?
(Nǐ bìyè duō jiǔ le? )
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"How long is it since your graduation?"
(SLOW)
你毕业多久了?
14.
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晋升
(jìnshēng)
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"promotion"
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晋升
(SLOW)
晋升
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promotion
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他赢得了这次晋升。
(Tā yíngdé le zhè cì jìnshēng.)
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"He earned this promotion."
(SLOW)
他赢得了这次晋升。
15.
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纪念日
(jìniànrì)
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"anniversary"
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纪念日
(SLOW)
纪念日
(NORMAL SPEED)
anniversary
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今天是我们的结婚纪念日。
(Jīntiān shì wǒmen de jiéhūn jìniànrì.)
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"Today is our wedding anniversary."
(SLOW)
今天是我们的结婚纪念日。
16.
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葬礼
(zànglǐ)
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"funeral"
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葬礼
(SLOW)
葬礼
(NORMAL SPEED)
funeral
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上个月我参加了一场葬礼。
(Shàng ge yuè wǒ cānjiā le yī chǎng zànglǐ.)
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"I attended a funeral last month."
(SLOW)
上个月我参加了一场葬礼。
17.
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婚礼
(hūnlǐ)
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"wedding"
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婚礼
(SLOW)
婚礼
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wedding
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他们办了一场豪华的婚礼。
(Tāmen bàn le yī chǎng háohuá de hūnlǐ.)
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"They had a luxurious wedding."
(SLOW)
他们办了一场豪华的婚礼。
18.
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解释
(jiěshì)
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"explain"
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解释
(SLOW)
解释
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explain
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这段话非常难懂。 你能帮我解释一下吗?
(Zhè duàn huà fēicháng nán dǒng. Nǐ néng bāng wǒ jiěshì yīxià ma?)
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"This passage is really hard to understand. Can you explain it to me?"
(SLOW)
这段话非常难懂。 你能帮我解释一下吗?
19.
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后面
(hòumian)
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"back"
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后面
(SLOW)
后面
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back
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网吧在酒吧后面。
(Wǎngbā zài jiǔbā hòumian.)
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"The internet cafe is at the back of the bar."
(SLOW)
网吧在酒吧后面。
20.
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(dōng)
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"east"
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(SLOW)
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east
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太阳从东边升起。
(Tàiyáng cóng dōngbian shēngqǐ.)
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"The sun rises in the east."
(SLOW)
太阳从东边升起。
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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