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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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快乐
(kuàilè )
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"happy"
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快乐
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快乐
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happy
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新年快乐!
(Xīnnián kuàilè!)
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"Happy New Year!"
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新年快乐!
2.
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伤感
(shānggǎn)
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" sad"
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伤感
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伤感
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sad
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一个人去看电影挺伤感的。
(Yī ge rén qù kàn diànyǐng tǐng shānggǎn de .)
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"It’s kind of sad to go see a movie alone."
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一个人去看电影挺伤感的。
3.
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生气
(shēngqì)
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"angry"
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生气
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生气
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angry
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我非常生气。
(Wǒ fēicháng shēngqì.)
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"I'm very angry."
(SLOW)
我非常生气。
4.
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衣服
(yīfu)
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" clothing"
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衣服
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衣服
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clothing
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这件衣服破了。
(Zhè jiàn yīfu pò le.)
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"This piece of clothing is torn."
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这件衣服破了。
5.
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鞋子
(xiézi)
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"shoe"
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鞋子
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鞋子
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shoe
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这双鞋子很舒服。
(Zhè shuāng xiézi hěn shūfú.)
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"These shoes are very comfortable."
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这双鞋子很舒服。
6.
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袜子
(wàzi)
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" sock"
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袜子
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袜子
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sock
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那是一双黄袜子。
(Nà shì yī shuāng huáng wàzi.)
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"That is a pair of yellow socks."
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那是一双黄袜子。
7.
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内衣
(nèiyī)
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"underwear"
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内衣
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内衣
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underwear
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我的袜子和内衣在我衣柜的最上面一层。
(Wǒ de wàzi hé nèiyī zài wǒ yīguì de zuì shàngmiàn yī céng.)
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"My socks and underwear are in the top drawer of my dresser."
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我的袜子和内衣在我衣柜的最上面一层。
8.
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说话
(shuōhuà)
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" talk"
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说话
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说话
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talk
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他们在客厅小声地说话。
(Tāmen zài kètīng xiǎoshēng de shuōhuà.)
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"They are talking quietly in the living room."
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他们在客厅小声地说话。
9.
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(gěi)
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" give"
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give
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今天晚上我给你打电话。
(Jīntiān wǎnshàng wǒ gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuà.)
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"I'll give you a telephone call tonight."
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今天晚上我给你打电话。
10.
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(dī)
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"low"
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low
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中国的劳动力成本很低。
(Zhōngguó de láodònglì chéngběn hěn dī.)
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"The cost of China's labor force is very low."
(SLOW)
中国的劳动力成本很低。
11.
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(gāo)
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"high"
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high
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糖果的热量很高。
(Tángguǒ de rèliàng hěn gāo.)
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"Candy is high in calories. "
(SLOW)
糖果的热量很高。
12.
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水果
(shuǐguǒ)
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"fruit"
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水果
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水果
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fruit
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集市上有很多种水果。
(Jíshì shàng yǒu hěn duō zhǒng shuǐguǒ.)
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"They have many kinds of fruit in the market."
(SLOW)
集市上有很多种水果。
13.
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章鱼
(zhāngyú)
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"octopus"
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章鱼
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章鱼
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octopus
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日本的章鱼很贵。
(Rìběn de zhāngyú hěn guì.)
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"Octopus is very expensive in Japan."
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日本的章鱼很贵。
14.
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鲨鱼
(shāyú)
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"shark"
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鲨鱼
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鲨鱼
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shark
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水族馆里有很多鲨鱼。
(Shuǐzúguǎn lǐ yǒu hěn duō shāyú.)
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"There are a lot of sharks in the aquarium."
(SLOW)
水族馆里有很多鲨鱼。
15.
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(jīng)
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"whale"
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whale
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鲸是哺乳动物。
(Jīng shì bǔrǔ dòngwù.)
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"Whales are mammals."
(SLOW)
鲸是哺乳动物。
16.
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多云的
(duōyún de)
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"cloudy"
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多云的
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多云的
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cloudy
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明天是一个多云的星期天。
(Míngtiān shì yī ge duōyún de xīngqītiān.)
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"Tomorrow will be a cloudy Sunday."
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明天是一个多云的星期天。
17.
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(liáng)
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"cool"
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cool
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现在凉快了。
(Xiànzài liángkuai le.)
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"It feels cool now."
(SLOW)
现在凉快了。
18.
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黄瓜
(huángguā)
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"cucumber"
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黄瓜
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黄瓜
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cucumber
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我们种了一些茄子,黄瓜和土豆。
(Wǒmen zhòng le yī xiē qiézi, huángguā hé tǔdòu.)
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"We planted some eggplants, cucumbers, and potatoes."
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我们种了一些茄子,黄瓜和土豆。
19.
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柿子椒
(shìzijiāo)
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"bell pepper"
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柿子椒
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柿子椒
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bell pepper
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最常见的柿子椒是绿色、红色或黄色的。
(Zuì chángjiàn de shìzijiāo shì lǜsè, hóngsè huò huángsè de.)
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"The most common bell peppers are green, red or yellow. "
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最常见的柿子椒是绿色、红色或黄色的。
20.
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西兰花
(xīlánhuā)
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"broccoli"
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西兰花
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西兰花
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broccoli
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我觉得花椰菜和西兰花长得很像。
(Wǒ juéde huāyēcài hé xīlánhuā zhǎng de hěn xiàng .)
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"I think cauliflower and broccoli look similar."
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我觉得花椰菜和西兰花长得很像。
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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你好 robert groulx!


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thanks for the lesson


my favorite words are 我觉得花椰菜和西兰花长得很像.


robert