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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 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…
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今天
(jīntiān)
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"today"
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今天
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今天
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today
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她今天看起来很伤心。
(Tā jīntiān kàn qǐlái hěn shāngxīn.)
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"She looks really sad today."
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她今天看起来很伤心。
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昨天
(zuótiān)
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"yesterday"
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昨天
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昨天
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yesterday
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昨天上午
(zuótiān shàngwǔ)
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"yesterday morning"
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昨天上午
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明天
(míngtiān)
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"tomorrow"
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明天
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明天
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tomorrow
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明天10:10
(míngtiān shí diǎn shí fēn)
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"tomorrow at 10:10"
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明天10:10
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(zhōu)
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"week"
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week
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一周七天
(yī zhōu qī tiān)
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"seven days a week"
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一周七天
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(nián)
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"year"
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year
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一年
(yī nián)
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"one year"
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一年
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(miǎo)
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"second"
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second
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下一秒
(xià yī miǎo)
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"the next second"
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下一秒
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分钟
(fēnzhōng)
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"minute"
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分钟
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分钟
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minute
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三分钟
(sān fēnzhōng)
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"three minutes"
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三分钟
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小时
(xiǎoshí)
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"hour"
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小时
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小时
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hour
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还有一个小时
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"an hour away"
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还有一个小时
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(zhōng)
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"clock"
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clock
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设置闹钟
(shèzhì nàozhōng)
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"set an alarm clock"
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设置闹钟
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(diǎn)
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"o'clock"
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o'clock
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三点
(sān diǎn)
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"3 o’clock"
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三点
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日历
(rìlì)
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"calendar"
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日历
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日历
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calendar
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更新日历
(gēngxīn rìlì)
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"update the calendar"
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更新日历
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星期一
(xīngqī yī)
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"Monday"
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星期一
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星期一
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Monday
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工作周从星期一开始。
(Gōngzuòzhōu cóng xīngqī yī kāishǐ.)
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"The workweek starts on Monday."
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工作周从星期一开始。
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星期二
(xīngqī èr)
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"Tuesday"
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星期二
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星期二
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Tuesday
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星期二,一月一号
(xīngqī èr, yī yuè yī hào)
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"Tuesday, January 1st"
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星期二,一月一号
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星期三
(xīngqī sān)
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"Wednesday"
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星期三
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星期三
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Wednesday
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十八号 星期三
(shíbā hào xīngqī sān)
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"Wednesday the 18th"
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十八号 星期三
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星期四
(xīngqī sì)
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"Thursday"
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星期四
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星期四
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Thursday
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在星期四
(zài xīngqī sì)
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"on Thursday"
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在星期四
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星期五
(xīngqī wǔ)
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"Friday"
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星期五
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星期五
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Friday
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谢天谢地,今天星期五。
(Xiètiānxièdì, jīntiān xīngqī wǔ.)
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"Thank god it’s Friday."
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谢天谢地,今天星期五。
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星期六
(xīngqī liù)
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"Saturday"
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星期六
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星期六
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Saturday
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星期六晚上
(xīngqī liù wǎnshàng)
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"Saturday night"
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星期六晚上
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星期天
(xīngqītiān)
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"Sunday"
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星期天
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Sunday
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星期天是父亲节。
(Xīngqītiān shì Fùqin Jié.)
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"Sunday is Father's Day."
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星期天是父亲节。
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(zuò)
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"do"
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do
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全部都做
(quánbù dōu zuò)
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"to do it all"
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全部都做
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(qù)
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"go"
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go
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没有地方可去
(méiyǒu dìfang kě qù)
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"nowhere to go"
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没有地方可去
Remember, the goal of this series is to build a vocabulary of the 800 most common words and phrases in Chinese. If that sounds like a lot, don't worry. We can help you.
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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Hello robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thanks for th lesson


i do appreciate the patience you have shown me 😄


robert

robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favoriute word is 全部都做


robert