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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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睡衣
(shuìyī)
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"pajamas"
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睡衣
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睡衣
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pajamas
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我想要买一件新的睡衣。
(Wǒ xiǎng yào mǎi yī jiàn xīn de shuìyī.)
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"I want to buy a new pair of pajamas."
(SLOW)
我想要买一件新的睡衣。
2.
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胸罩
(xiōngzhào)
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"brassiere"
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胸罩
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胸罩
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brassiere
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白色胸罩
(Báisè xiōngzhào)
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"white brassiere"
(SLOW)
白色胸罩
3.
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起床
(qǐchuáng)
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"wake up"
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起床
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起床
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wake up
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男孩醒来然后起床。
(Nánhái xǐnglái ránhòu qǐchuáng.)
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"The boy wakes up and leaves his bed."
(SLOW)
男孩醒来然后起床。
4.
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通勤
(tōngqín)
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"commute"
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通勤
(SLOW)
通勤
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commute
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人们在早上通勤了。
(Rénmen zài zǎoshàng tōngqín le.)
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"The people commuted in the morning."
(SLOW)
人们在早上通勤了。
5.
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(chī)
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"eat"
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eat
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人们在中秋节吃月饼。
(Rénmen zài Zhōngqiūjié chī yuèbǐng.)
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"People eat moon cake during the Mid-Autumn Festival."
(SLOW)
人们在中秋节吃月饼。
6.
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美术
(měishù)
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"art"
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美术
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美术
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art
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这间大学的美术系很有名。
(Zhè jiān dàxué de měishù xì hěn yǒumíng.)
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"The art department of this university is well known."
(SLOW)
这间大学的美术系很有名。
7.
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文学
(wénxué)
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"literature"
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文学
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文学
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literature
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我非常想去拜访那位文学大师。
(Wǒ fēicháng xiǎng qù bàifǎng nà wèi wénxué dàshī.)
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"I really want to pay a visit to that Master of Literature."
(SLOW)
我非常想去拜访那位文学大师。
8.
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电影
(diànyǐng)
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"movie"
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电影
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电影
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movie
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他刚刚拍了一个电影。
(Tā gānggāng pāi le yī ge diànyǐng.)
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"He just shot a movie."
(SLOW)
他刚刚拍了一个电影。
9.
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音乐
(yīnyuè)
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"music"
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音乐
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音乐
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music
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我喜欢听音乐。
(Wǒ xǐhuān tīng yīnyuè.)
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"I like to listen to music."
(SLOW)
我喜欢听音乐。
10.
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回答
(huídá)
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"answer"
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回答
(SLOW)
回答
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answer
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先看文字,再回答问题。
(Xiān kàn wénzì, zài huídá wèntí.)
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"Read the text first and then answer the questions."
(SLOW)
先看文字,再回答问题。
11.
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(jiào)
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"teach"
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(SLOW)
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teach
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一个人的素质教育很重要。
(Yī ge rén de sùzhì jiàoyù hěn zhòngyào.)
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"It is important to teach one to be civilized."
(SLOW)
一个人的素质教育很重要。
12.
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(jiào)
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"ask"
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ask
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老板叫我打电话叫个快递把这份文件寄给客户。
(Lǎobǎn jiào wǒ dǎ diànhuà jiào ge kuàidì bǎ zhè fèn wénjiàn jìgěi kèhù.)
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"The boss asked me to call a courier to send this document to our client."
(SLOW)
老板叫我打电话叫个快递把这份文件寄给客户。
13.
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(guān)
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"close"
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close
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你可以把门关上吗?
(Nǐ kěyǐ bǎ mén guān shang ma?)
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"Could you close the door? "
(SLOW)
你可以把门关上吗?
14.
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出生
(chūshēng)
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"birth"
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出生
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出生
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birth
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我们每年都庆祝我们的出生。
(Wǒmen měi nián dōu qìngzhù wǒmen de chūshēng.)
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"We celebrate our birth every year."
(SLOW)
我们每年都庆祝我们的出生。
15.
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工作
(gōngzuò)
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"work"
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工作
(SLOW)
工作
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work
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为了生活,我卖力地工作。
(Wèile shēnghuó, wǒ màilì de gōngzuò.)
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"In order to survive, I work as hard as I can."
(SLOW)
为了生活,我卖力地工作。
16.
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(kāi)
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"turn on"
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turn on
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我打开电脑。
(Wǒ dǎkāi diànnǎo.)
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"I turn on my computer."
(SLOW)
我打开电脑。
17.
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(guān)
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"turn off"
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(SLOW)
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turn off
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你关灯了吗?
(Nǐ guān dēng le ma?)
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"Did you turn off the light?"
(SLOW)
你关灯了吗?
18.
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去外面吃
(qù wàimian chī)
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"eat out"
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去外面吃
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去外面吃
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eat out
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人们喜欢周末去外面吃饭。
(Rénmen xǐhuān zhōumò qù wàimian chīfàn.)
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"People like to eat out on the weekends."
(SLOW)
人们喜欢周末去外面吃饭。
19.
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出席
(chūxí)
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"attend"
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出席
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出席
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attend
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出席会议的人在进入大厅前都必须签到。
(Chūxí huìyì de rén zài jìnrù dàtīng qián dōu bìxū qiāndào .)
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"All the participants were required to sign in before entering the hall to attend the meeting."
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出席会议的人在进入大厅前都必须签到。
20.
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西
(xī)
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"west"
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西
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西
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west
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杭州西湖展示着宁静的美。
(Hángzhōu Xīhú zhǎnshì zhe níngjìng de měi.)
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"The West Lake of Hangzhou demonstrates the beauty of peacefulness."
(SLOW)
杭州西湖展示着宁静的美。
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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