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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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外面
(wàimiàn)
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"outside"
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外面
(SLOW)
外面
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outside
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穿上你的夹克,因为外面很冷。
(Chuānshàng nǐ de jiákè, yīnwèi wàimiàn hěn lěng.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Put on your jacket, because it's cold outside."
(SLOW)
穿上你的夹克,因为外面很冷。
2.
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里面
(lǐmiàn)
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"inside"
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里面
(SLOW)
里面
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inside
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大豆长在豆荚里面。
(Dàdòu zhǎngzài dòujiá lǐmiàn.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Soybeans grow inside the pods."
(SLOW)
大豆长在豆荚里面。
3.
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(zuǒ)
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"left"
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(SLOW)
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left
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它在左边。
(Tā zài zuǒbiān. )
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"It's on the left side."
(SLOW)
它在左边。
4.
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(yòu)
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"right"
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(SLOW)
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right
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在下一个交通灯处右转。
(Zài xià yī ge jiāotōngdēng chù yòu zhuǎn.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Turn right at the next light."
(SLOW)
在下一个交通灯处右转。
5.
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第一
(dì-yī
)
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"first"
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第一
(SLOW)
第一
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first
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第一次总是最困难的。
(Dì-yī cì zǒngshì zuì kùnnán de.
)
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"The first time is always the most difficult."
(SLOW)
第一次总是最困难的。
6.
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第二
(dì-èr
)
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"second"
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第二
(SLOW)
第二
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second
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这是我这个月第二次感冒了。
(Zhè shì wǒ zhège yuè dì-èr cì gǎnmào le.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"This is the second time I’ve had a cold this month."
(SLOW)
这是我这个月第二次感冒了。
7.
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第三
(dì-sān
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"third"
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第三
(SLOW)
第三
(NORMAL SPEED)
third
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广州是中国第三大城市。
(Guǎngzhōu shì Zhōngguó dì-sān dà chéngshì.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Guangzhou is the third largest city of China."
(SLOW)
广州是中国第三大城市。
8.
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肥皂
(féizào)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"soap"
(NORMAL SPEED)
肥皂
(SLOW)
肥皂
(NORMAL SPEED)
soap
(NORMAL SPEED)
每天用水和肥皂洗澡。
(Měitiān yòng shuǐ hé féizào xǐzǎo.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Bathe with soap and water every day."
(SLOW)
每天用水和肥皂洗澡。
9.
(NORMAL SPEED)
牙刷
(yáshuā )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"toothbrush"
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牙刷
(SLOW)
牙刷
(NORMAL SPEED)
toothbrush
(NORMAL SPEED)
女孩正在用电动牙刷刷牙。
(Nǚhái zhèngzài yòng diàndòng yáshuā shuā yá.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The girl is brushing her teeth with an electric toothbrush."
(SLOW)
女孩正在用电动牙刷刷牙。
10.
(NORMAL SPEED)
牙膏
(yágāo)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"toothpaste"
(NORMAL SPEED)
牙膏
(SLOW)
牙膏
(NORMAL SPEED)
toothpaste
(NORMAL SPEED)
我们的牙膏用完了。
(Wǒmen de yágāo yòngwán le.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"We're out of toothpaste."
(SLOW)
我们的牙膏用完了。
11.
(NORMAL SPEED)
洗发水
(xǐfàshuǐ)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"shampoo"
(NORMAL SPEED)
洗发水
(SLOW)
洗发水
(NORMAL SPEED)
shampoo
(NORMAL SPEED)
再给我一点儿洗发水,好吗?
(Zài gěi wǒ yīdiǎnr xǐfàshuǐ, hǎo ma?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Can I have a bit more shampoo, please?"
(SLOW)
再给我一点儿洗发水,好吗?
12.
(NORMAL SPEED)
信息
(xìnxī)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"information"
(NORMAL SPEED)
信息
(SLOW)
信息
(NORMAL SPEED)
information
(NORMAL SPEED)
我从网络上收集信息。
(Wǒ cóng wǎngluò shàng shōují xìnxī. )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I gather information from the Internet."
(SLOW)
我从网络上收集信息。
13.
(NORMAL SPEED)
农民
(nóngmín)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"farmer"
(NORMAL SPEED)
农民
(SLOW)
农民
(NORMAL SPEED)
farmer
(NORMAL SPEED)
中国有很多人是农民。
(Zhōngguó yǒu hěn duō rén shì nóngmín.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"There are many people who are farmers in China."
(SLOW)
中国有很多人是农民。
14.
(NORMAL SPEED)
秘书
(mìshū)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"secretary"
(NORMAL SPEED)
秘书
(SLOW)
秘书
(NORMAL SPEED)
secretary
(NORMAL SPEED)
我的秘书做事有条理又细致。
(Wǒ de mìshū zuòshì yǒu tiáolǐ yòu xìzhì. )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"My secretary is organized and detailed."
(SLOW)
我的秘书做事有条理又细致。
15.
(NORMAL SPEED)
银行家
(yínhángjiā )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"banker"
(NORMAL SPEED)
银行家
(SLOW)
银行家
(NORMAL SPEED)
banker
(NORMAL SPEED)
我在借到贷款买房之前见了十个银行家。
(Wǒ zài jièdào dàikuǎn mǎi fáng zhīqián jiànle shí ge yínhángjiā.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I met with ten bankers before I received a loan to buy a house.
"
(SLOW)
我在借到贷款买房之前见了十个银行家。
16.
(NORMAL SPEED)
作家
(zuòjiā)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"writer"
(NORMAL SPEED)
作家
(SLOW)
作家
(NORMAL SPEED)
writer
(NORMAL SPEED)
她是我最喜爱的作家,因为她的书很感人。
(Tā shì wǒ zuì xǐ’ài de zuòjiā, yīnwèi tā de shū hěn gǎnrén.
)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"She’s my favorite writer because her books are so moving."
(SLOW)
她是我最喜爱的作家,因为她的书很感人。
17.
(NORMAL SPEED)
尝试
(chángshì)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"try"
(NORMAL SPEED)
尝试
(SLOW)
尝试
(NORMAL SPEED)
try
(NORMAL SPEED)
我想选择我从来没有尝试过的东西。
(Wǒ xiǎng xuǎnzé wǒ cónglái méiyǒu chángshì guò de dōngxi .)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I would like to choose something I have never tried."
(SLOW)
我想选择我从来没有尝试过的东西。
18.
(NORMAL SPEED)
(liáng)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"measure"
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(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
measure
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用尺子量两条线之间的距离。
(Yòng chǐzi liáng liǎng tiáo xiàn zhījiān de jùlí. )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Measure the spaces between the lines with a ruler."
(SLOW)
用尺子量两条线之间的距离。
19.
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保持
(bǎochí)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"keep"
(NORMAL SPEED)
保持
(SLOW)
保持
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keep
(NORMAL SPEED)
为了保持身材,她每天只吃一顿饭。
(Wèile bǎochí shēncái,tā měitiān zhǐ chī yī dùn fàn。)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"In order to keep in shape, she only eats one meal a day."
(SLOW)
为了保持身材,她每天只吃一顿饭。
20.
(NORMAL SPEED)
(děng)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"wait"
(NORMAL SPEED)
(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
wait
(NORMAL SPEED)
游客等火车。
(Yóukè děng huǒchē. )
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The traveler waits for the train."
(SLOW)
游客等火车。
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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