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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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(néng)
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"can"
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can
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我能吃辣。
(Wǒ néng chī là.)
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"I can eat spicy food."
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我能吃辣。
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(líng)
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"zero"
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zero
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从零开始
(cóng líng kāishǐ)
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"start from zero"
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从零开始
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(yī)
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"one"
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one
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一度
(yī dù)
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"one degree"
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一度
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(èr)
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"two"
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two
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二是我最喜欢的数字。
(Èr shì wǒ zuì xǐhuān de shùzì.)
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"The number two is my favorite number."
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二是我最喜欢的数字。
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(sān)
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"three"
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three
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现在是三点钟。
(Xiànzài shì sān diǎn zhōng.)
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"It is three o'clock now."
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现在是三点钟。
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(sì)
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"four"
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four
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四个人
(sì ge rén)
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"four people"
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四个人
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(wǔ)
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"five"
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five
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五个苹果
(wǔ ge píngguǒ)
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"five apples"
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五个苹果
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(liù)
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"six"
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six
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六件东西
(liù jiàn dōngxi)
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"six things"
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六件东西
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(qī)
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"seven"
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seven
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一周七天
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"seven days a week"
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一周七天
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(bā)
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"eight"
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eight
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蜘蛛有八条腿。
(Zhīzhū yǒu bā tiáo tuǐ.)
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"A spider has eight legs."
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蜘蛛有八条腿。
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(jiǔ)
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"nine"
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nine
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九层楼
(jiǔ céng lóu)
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"nine floors"
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九层楼
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(shí)
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"ten"
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ten
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十点半
(shí diǎn bàn)
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"half past ten"
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十点半
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推销员
(tuīxiāoyuán)
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"salesman"
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推销员
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推销员
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salesman
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汽车推销员
(qìchē tuīxiāoyuán)
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"car salesman"
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汽车推销员
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经理
(jīnglǐ)
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"manager"
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经理
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经理
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manager
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部门经理
(bùmén jīnglǐ)
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"department manager"
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部门经理
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厨师
(chúshī)
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"cook"
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厨师
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厨师
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cook
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她是一个四星级饭店的厨师。
(Tā shì yī ge sì xīngjí fàndiàn de chúshī.)
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"She is a cook at a four-star restaurant."
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她是一个四星级饭店的厨师。
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工程师
(gōngchéngshī)
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"engineer"
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工程师
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工程师
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engineer
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我是一个工程师。
(Wǒ shì yī ge gōngchéngshī.)
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"I am an engineer."
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我是一个工程师。
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程序员
(chéngxùyuán)
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"programmer"
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程序员
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程序员
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programmer
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我是一名程序员。
(Wǒ shì yī míng chéngxùyuán.)
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"I am a programmer."
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我是一名程序员。
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护士
(hùshi)
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"nurse"
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护士
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护士
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nurse
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这个女人是一名护士。
(Zhège nǚrén shì yī míng hùshi.)
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"The woman is a nurse."
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这个女人是一名护士。
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身体
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"body"
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身体
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身体
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body
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身体和灵魂
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"body and soul"
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身体和灵魂
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"head"
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head
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戴上头盔保护头部。
(Dàishang tóukuī bǎohù tóubù.)
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"Wear a helmet to protect your head."
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戴上头盔保护头部。
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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ChineseClass101.com Verified
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.

ChineseClass101.com Verified
Monday at 08:22 PM
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你好李春雨,


Thank you for your comment. We usually put the subject at the beginning of a sentence, 我每天五点起床。


名 has several meanings and functions, 名 in the example sentences above is a measure word. e.g. 一名老师。


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Ngai

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李春雨
Saturday at 12:07 AM
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你好,我是李春雨。

谢谢 for the lesson.


Let me try to make sentence with 五.

每天五点我起床。

Is this correct?


May I ask a question about 名? is it a measure word or just added word for occupation?

ChineseClass101.com Verified
Friday at 01:26 PM
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Hello robert groulx,


Thank you for your comment, we hope you enjoyed this lesson!


Let us know if you have any questions.


Ngai Lam

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robert groulx
Friday at 09:44 AM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite words are 戴上头盔保护头部。


robert