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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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香蕉
(xiāngjiāo)
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"banana"
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香蕉
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香蕉
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banana
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她早餐吃了一个香蕉。
(Tā zǎocān chī le yī ge xiāngjiāo.)
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"She had a banana for her breakfast."
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她早餐吃了一个香蕉。
2.
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苹果
(píngguǒ)
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"apple"
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苹果
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苹果
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apple
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两个苹果五块钱。
(Liǎng ge píngguǒ wǔ kuài qián.)
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"Two apples are five yuan."
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两个苹果五块钱。
3.
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葡萄
(pútao)
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"grape"
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葡萄
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葡萄
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grape
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老鼠正在吃葡萄。
(Lǎoshǔ zhèng zài chī pútao.)
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"The mouse is eating a grape."
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老鼠正在吃葡萄。
4.
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西瓜
(xīguā)
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"watermelon"
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西瓜
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西瓜
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watermelon
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我从来不吃西瓜。
(Wǒ cónglái bù chī xīguā.)
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"I never eat watermelon."
(SLOW)
我从来不吃西瓜。
5.
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(niǎo)
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"bird"
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bird
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你看,这儿有一只鸟。
(Nǐ kàn, zhèr yǒu yī zhī niǎo.)
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"Look. There is a bird here."
(SLOW)
你看,这儿有一只鸟。
6.
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老鼠
(lǎoshǔ)
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"mouse"
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老鼠
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老鼠
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mouse
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老鼠正在吃葡萄。
(Lǎoshǔ zhèng zài chī pútao.)
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"The mouse is eating a grape."
(SLOW)
老鼠正在吃葡萄。
7.
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太阳
(tàiyáng)
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"sun"
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太阳
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太阳
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sun
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太阳从东边升起。
(Tàiyáng cóng dōngbiān shēngqǐ.)
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"The sun rises in the east."
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太阳从东边升起。
8.
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天气
(tiānqì)
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"weather"
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天气
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天气
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weather
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今天天气怎么样?
(Jīntiān tiānqì zěnmeyàng?)
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"How is the weather today?"
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今天天气怎么样?
9.
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(dù)
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"degree"
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degree
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今天气温36度。
(Jīntiān qìwēn sānshíliù dù.)
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"The temperature is 36 degrees today."
(SLOW)
今天气温36度。
10.
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女人
(nǚrén)
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"woman"
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女人
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女人
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woman
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中国的女人一定会喜欢你。
(Zhōngguó de nǚrén yīdìng huì xǐhuān nǐ.)
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"Chinese women will definitely like you."
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中国的女人一定会喜欢你。
11.
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男人
(nánrén)
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"man"
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男人
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男人
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man
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他是一个英俊的男人。
(Tā shì yī ge yīngjùn de nánrén.)
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"He's a good-looking man."
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他是一个英俊的男人。
12.
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女朋友
(nǚpéngyou)
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"girlfriend"
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女朋友
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女朋友
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girlfriend
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他的女朋友是一个非常漂亮的年轻女士。
(Tā de nǚpéngyou shì yī ge fēicháng piàoliang de niánqīng nǚshì.)
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"His girlfriend is a very pretty young lady."
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他的女朋友是一个非常漂亮的年轻女士。
13.
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男朋友
(nánpéngyou)
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"boyfriend"
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男朋友
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男朋友
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boyfriend
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你有男朋友吗?
(Nǐ yǒu nánpéngyou ma?)
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"Do you have a boyfriend?"
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你有男朋友吗?
14.
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火车
(huǒchē)
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"train"
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火车
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火车
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train
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我坐火车回家。
(Wǒ zuò huǒchē huíjiā.)
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"I take the train home."
(SLOW)
我坐火车回家。
15.
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飞机
(fēijī)
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"airplane"
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飞机
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飞机
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airplane
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飞机将在10分钟后起飞。
(Fēijī jiāng zài shí fēnzhōng hòu qǐfēi.)
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"The airplane will take off in ten minutes."
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飞机将在10分钟后起飞。
16.
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公交车
(gōngjiāochē)
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"bus"
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公交车
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公交车
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bus
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他又没赶上公交车。
(Tā yòu méi gǎnshàng gōngjiāochē .)
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"He missed the bus again."
(SLOW)
他又没赶上公交车。
17.
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出租车
(chūzūchē)
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"taxi"
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出租车
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出租车
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taxi
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出租车很方便。
(Chūzūchē hěn fāngbiàn.)
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"Taxis are convenient."
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出租车很方便。
18.
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菠菜
(bōcài)
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"spinach"
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菠菜
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菠菜
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spinach
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菠菜让你身体健康。
(Bōcài ràng nǐ shēntǐ jiànkāng. )
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"Spinach makes your body healthy."
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菠菜让你身体健康。
19.
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海豚
(hǎitún)
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"dolphin"
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海豚
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海豚
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dolphin
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孩子们喜欢看海豚表演。
(Háizimen xǐhuān kàn hǎitún biǎoyǎn.)
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"Children like to watch the dolphin performance."
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孩子们喜欢看海豚表演。
20.
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鱿鱼
(yóuyú)
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"squid"
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鱿鱼
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鱿鱼
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squid
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我以前从没吃过鱿鱼。
(Wǒ yǐqián cóng méi chīguò yóuyú.)
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"I've never eaten squid before."
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我以前从没吃过鱿鱼。
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 我以前从没吃过鱿鱼。


robert