ChinEasy

chineasyChinEasy is my favorite way to learn Chinese.  Here is a list of vocabulary.

人{亻} rén — person

从,從 cóng — to follow

众,眾 zhòng — crowd

大 dà — big

夫 fū — man

大人 dà rén — adult (big+person)

大众 dà zhòng — public (big+crowd)

众人 zhòng rén — people, everybody (crowd+person)

夫人 fū rén — madam (man+person)

太 tài — too much, extremely, excessively

太太 tài tài — Mrs., wife (too much+too much)

太大 tài dà — too big (too much+big)

大夫 dài fu — doctor
dà fū — senior official (big+man)

天 tiān — sky

人人 rén rén — everyone (person+person)

天人 tiān rén — heaven, person with universal insight (sky+person)

天大 tiān dà — extremely big (sky+big)

天天 tiān tiān — every day (day+day)

口/囗 kǒu — mouth
wéi — surround

吅 xuān — shout

品 pǐn — quality, item, product, grade, opinion, gossip, to taste

因 yīn — to cause, because of, reason

回 huí — to return

人口 rén kǒu — population (person+mouth)

人品 rén pǐn — morality (person+quality)

回人 Huí rén — Hui people (return+person)

人鱼 rén yú — mermaid (person+fish)

鱼,魚 yú — fish

犬{犭} quǎn — dog

吠 fèi — to bark

哭 kū — to cry

器 qì — utensil, instrument

大吠 dà fèi — to bark loudly (big+to bark)

大哭 dà kū — to cry out, to burst into tears (big+to cry)

大器 dà qì — achievement, generosity, great talent (big+utensil)

火{灬} huǒ — fire

炎 yán — burning hot, inflammation

焱 yàn — flames

伙 huǒ — group

啖 dàn — to eat, mouthful

炎炎 yán yán — blazing (burning hot+burning hot)

焱焱 yàn yàn — flames of fire

大伙 dà huǒ — folks, partners, mates, companions

火大 huǒ dà — angry (fire+big)

大火 dà huǒ — big fire (big+fire)

木 mù — tree, wooden, clumsy, dumb, numb

林 lìn — woods, a great number, a lot

森 sēn — forest, dark, gloomy, towering, dense, forbidding

本 běn — foundation, origin

来,來 lái — to come

本来 běn lái — originally (origin+to come)

本人 běn rén — one’s self (origin+person)

来人 lái rén — messenger (to come+person)

杏 xìng — apricot, almond

呆 dāi — idiot, dull

未 wèi — not yet, future

末 mò — end

未来 wèi lái — future (not yet+to come)

回来 huí lái — to come back (to return+to come)

来回 lái huí — round trip (to come+to return)

杏林 xìng lín — medical industry (apricot+woods)

休 xiū — rest

体,體 tǐ — body

人体 rén tǐ — human body (person+body)

大体 dà tǐ — in general, more or less, basically

竹 zhú — bamboo

笨 bèn — stupid

羊 yáng — sheep

美 měi — beautiful, USA (abbr.)

鲜,鮮 xiān — fresh

羔 gāo — lamb

咩 miē — bleating of sheep

山 shān — mountain

出 chū — to get out

咄 duō — to cry out in anger, noise of rage

仙 xiān — immortal

屾 shēn — two mountains

出口 chū kǒu — exit (to get out+mouth)

出来 chū lái — to come out (to get out+to come)

出品 chū pǐn — to publish, manufacture (to get out+product)

火山 huǒ shān — volcano (fire+mountain)

火山口 huǒ shān kǒu — crater (volcano+mouth)

休火山 xiū huǒ shān — dormant volcano (rest+volcano)

女 nǚ — woman, female

奻 nuán — argument

姦 jiān — adultery

如 rú — to obey, is like, if

妹 mèi — younger sister

囡 nān — daughter

婪 lán — greed

仙女 xiān nǚ — fairy (immortal+woman)

女人 nǚ rén — woman (female+person)

大妹 dà mèi — eldest younger sister (big+younger sister)

鸟,鳥 niǎo — bird

羽 yǔ — feather

日 rì — sun, day

旦 dàn — sunrise, actress

晶 jīng — sparkles, brilliant, glittering

东,東 dōng — east

查 chá — to check

山东 shān dōng — Shandong Province

日本 rí běn — Japan

月 yuè — moon, month

肉{⺼} ròu — flesh, meat

朋 péng — friend

明 míng — bright, brightness, tomorrow

胆,膽 dǎn — gall bladder, courage

肤,膚 fū — skin

查出 chá chū — to find out (to check+to get out)

查明 chá míng — to ascertain (to check+bright)

来日 lái rì — in the coming days (to come+day)

明日 míng rì — tomorrow (bright+day)

本日 běn rì — today (origin+day)

本月 běn yuè — this month (origin+month)

工 gōng — work, labor, skill

左 zuǒ — left (not right)

右 yòu — right (not left)

巫 wū — wizard

工人 gōng rén — worker (work+person)

人工 rén gōng — artificial (person+work)

女工 nǚ gōng — female worker

白 bái — white

白白 bái bái — in vain, for no purpose (white+white)

白人 bái rén — Caucasian (white+person)

白天 bái tiān — daytime (white+day)

习,習 xí — to learn, practice

虎 hǔ — tiger, brace, fierce

唬 hǔ — to scare

入 rù — to enter

门,門 mén — door

闪,閃 shǎn — dodge, flash

问,問 wèn — to ask

间,間 jiān — space, room

闲,閑/閒 xián — leisure, idle, peaceful, calm

大门 dà mén — front gate (big+door)

门口 mén kǒu — doorway (door+mouth)

大门口 dà mén kǒu — main entrance (big+doorway)

人间 rén jiān — world (person+space)

闲人 xián rén — idler (leisure+person)

闪人 shǎn rén — to sneak out (to dodge+person)

水{氵} shuǐ — water

淼 miǎo — wide expanse of water

沫 mò — foam

泉 quán — fountain, spring

淡 dàn — plain, light, bland, modest, essential, tasteless

江 jiāng — river

汝 rǔ — you (archaic, informal)

沐 mù — to bathe

淋 lín — to drip

水晶 shuǐ jīng — crystal (water+sparkles)

口水 kǒu shuǐ — saliva (mouth+water)

淡水 dàn shuǐ — fresh water (plain+water)

淡月 dàn yuě — quiet month for business (light+month)

山水 shān shuǐ — scenery (mountain+water)

水门 shuǐ mén — Watergate (water+door)

口沫 kǒu mò — spit (mouth+foam)

泉水 quán shuǐ — spring water (spring+water)

牛{牜} niú — cow

水牛 shuǐ niú — water buffalo (water+cow)

天牛 tiān niú — longhorn beetle (sky+cow)

马,馬 mǎ — horse

吗,嗎 má — question indicator

骂,駡 mà — to blame, abuse, curse, scold

闯,闖 chuǎng — to charge in

妈,媽 mā — mother

玉 yù — jade

王 wáng — king

国,國 guó — country

主 zhǔ — master, owner, host

全 quán — whole, full, treasure

女王 nǚ wáng — queen (woman+king)

国王 guó wáng — king (country+king)

王国 wáng guó — kingdom (king+country)

美国 měi guó — USA (beautiful+country)

川 chuān — river

州 zhōu — state

舟 zhōu — boat

死 sǐ — death

禄,祿 lù — good fortune

发财,發財 fā cái — prosper

一 yī — 1

二 èr — 2

三 sān — 3

四 sì — 4

五 wǔ — 5

六 liù — 6

七 qī — 7

八 bā — 8

九 niǔ — 9

十 shí — 10

虫,蟲 chóng — bug

蛇 shé — snake

蛙 wā — frog

蛤 há — clam

虾 xiā — shrimp

长,長 cháng — tall, length

账,賬 zhàng — account, bill

心{忄} xīn — heart

必 bì — must

闷,悶 mēn — bored

恕 shù — to forgive

怕 pà — fear

安心 ān xīn — contented (peaceful+heart)

小心 xiǎo xīn — be careful (small+heart)

全心 quán xīn — whole-heartedly (whole+heart)

刀{刂} dāo — knife

划 huá — to row, to pull, to stroke

分 fēn — to divide

叨 dāo — talkative

照 zhào — to illuminate, light up, bright

分心 fēn xīn — to distract (to divide+heart)

分明 fēn míng — clearly (to divide+bright)

分子 fēn zǐ — molecule (to divide+son)

力 lì — power

加 jiā — to add, increase, California (abbr.)

架 jià — to construct, build up, stand, shed frame

驾,駕 jià — to drive, ride

加州 jiā zhōu — California (California+state)

豕 shǐ — boar, swine, hog, pig

猪,豬 zhū — pig

宀 mián — roof radical

灾,災 zāi — disaster

安 ān — peaceful

牢 láo — prison

家 jiā — home

水灾 shuǐ zāi — flood

火灾 huǒ zāi — fire disaster (fire+disaster)

天灾 tiān zāi — natural disaster (sky+disaster)

大家 dà jiā — everyone (big+home)

雨 yǔ — rain

大雨 dà yǔ — rain shower (big+rain)

雨水 yǔ shuǐ — rainwater (rain+water)

雨林 yǔ lín — rainforest (rain+forest)

子 zǐ — son, child, suffix for small objects

好 hǎo — good

字 zì — character, word

李 lǐ — plum

孖 zī — twins

子女 zǐ nǚ — offspring (son/child+woman)

王子 wáng zǐ — prince (king+son)

日子 rì zi — day (sun/day+son)

好心 hǎo xīn — good intention (good+heart)

目 mù — eye

自 zì — oneself

臭 chòu — odor

相 xiāng — mutual, image

泪,淚 lèi — tear, weep, cry

手{扌} shǒu — hand

扶 fú — to assist, support, help, protect, hold on

扮 bàn — to dress up

拍 pāi — to pat

抄 chāo — to plagiarize

扶手 fú shǒu — handrail (to assist+hand)

人手 rén shǒu — manpower (person+hand)

拍手 pāi shǒu — to clap hands (to pat+hand)

小抄 xiǎo chāo — cheat sheet (small+to plagiarize)

扒 pá — to steal

扣 kòu — to fasten, rein, knock, strike, tap, button, buckle, deduct, detain, smash, a button

找 zhǎo — to seek

飞,飛 fēi — to fly, dart, go quickly

户,戶 hù — household

大户 dà hù — rich household (big+household)

贫户 pín hù — poor household (poor+household)

账户 zháng hù — bank account (account+household)

网{罒},網 wǎng — net

夕 xī — dusk, evening, sunset

多 duō — many

梦,夢 mèng — dream

名 míng — name, famous

岁,歳 suì — years old

多少 duō shǎo — how much (many+too little)

言{讠} yán — to talk, speak, speech

信 xìn — letter, trust

计,訐 jì — to calculate

详,詳 xiáng — detailed, tiny, to observe carefully, details, particulars

语,語 yǔ — language

自信 zì xìn — self-confidence (oneself+trust)

相信 xiāng xìn — to believe (mutual+trust)

国语 guó yǔ — official language (country+language)

皿 mǐn — dish, shallow container

己 jǐ — self

自己 zì jǐ — myself (oneself+self)

辶 chuò — walking radical

达,達 dá — to reach

逛 guàng — to stroll

迫 pò — to compel, to approach, to force, urgent

达人 dá rén — expert (to reach+person)

狂 kuàng — crazy

狂犬 kuáng quǎn — mad dog

土 tǔ — soil

在 zài — at, in, on

肚 dù/dǔ — belly

坐 zuò — to sit

佳 jiā — fine, good, nice

自在 zì zài — unrestrained (oneself+at)

大肚子 dà dù zi — pregnant (big+belly+son/child)

坐在 zuò zài — to sit at (to sit+at)

佳人 jiā rén — beautiful lady (fine+person)

士 shì — soldier, scholar

志 zhì — determination

吉 jí — lucky

田 tián — field

雷 léi — thunder

由 yóu — from, due

甲 jiǎ — helmet

申 shēn — to explain

油 yóu — oil

富 fù — rich

里 lǐ — mile

男 nán — male

油田 yóu tián — oil field (oil+field)

油门 yóu mén — gas pedal, accelerator (oil+door)

加油 jiā yóu — to refuel, “go on!” (to add+oil)

弓 gōng — bow (as in, bow and arrow)

弱 ruò — weak, brittle

酉 yǒu — wine vessel

酒 jiǔ — wine

戈 gē — weapon

我 wǒ — me, I

鹿 lù — deer

奔,犇 bēn — to flee, to run fast

猋 biāo — whirlwind

麤 cū — rough, coarse, big

羴 shān — rank odor

骉,驫 biāo — horses running

艹 cǎo — grass radical

草 cǎo — grass, herbs

苗 miáo — bud

茶 chá — tea

苦 kǔ — bitter, illness

贝,貝 bèi — shell

买,買 mǎi — to buy

卖,賣 mài — to sell

贫,貧 pín — poor

贺,賀 hè — to congratulate

买卖 mǎi mài — commerce (to buy+to sell)

买主 mǎi zhǔ — customer (to buy+master)

买回 mǎi huǐ — to buy back (to buy+to return)

买家 mǎi jiā — buyer

小 xiǎo — small

少 shǎo/shào — little, minus, few, less, young

尖 jiān — sharp, pointed, acute

尘,塵 chén — dust

孙,孫 sūn — grandchild

小人 xiǎo rén — villain (small+person)

大小 dà xiǎo — size (big+small)

孙女 sūn nǚ — granddaughter (grandchild+woman)

孙子 sūn zi — grandson (grandchild+son)

猫,貓 māo — cat

鸭,鴨 yā — duck

小猫 xiǎo māo — kitten (little+cat)

山猫 shān māo — lynx (mountain+cat)

猫王 māo wáng — Elvis Presley (cat+king)

鬼 guǐ — ghost

小鬼 xiǎo guǐ — imp (little+ghost)

勹 bāo — to wrap up radical

包 bāo — to wrap

句 jù — quantity of sentences

的 de — of

匀 yún — well distributed

均 jūn — even

句子 jù zi — sentence (quantity of sentences+son)

好的 hǎo de — yes (good+of)

均匀 jūn yún — to distribute evenly

几,幾 jǐ — how many, several
jī — almost, reach, attain, bench

机,機 jī — machine

凡 fán — ordinary

朵 duǒ — quantity of flowers

凤,鳳 fèng — male phoenix

凰 huáng — female phoenix

好几 hǎo jǐ — several (good+how many/several)

十几 shí jī — a dozen or so (ten+how many/almost)

厶 sī — private

公 gōng — public

去 qù — to go

松 sōng — pine tree

松,鬆 sōng — relax, loose

台,臺 tái — platform

公安 gōng ān — police [China] (public+peaceful)

警察 jǐng chá — police [Taiwan] (police+to observe)

公主 gōng zhǔ — princess (public+master)

示{礻} shì — to reveal, to show

祥 xiáng — auspicious, omen, good luck, happiness

社 shè — society, company

神 shén — god

福 fú — blessing, good fortune

神社 shén shè — shrine (god+society)

安祥 ān xiáng — serene (peaceful+auspicious)

干,幹 gān — shield, dry, to offend, to intervene, to do

汗 hàn — sweat

平 píng — flat, gentle, equal, level

年 nián — year, new year, annual

幸 xìng — fate, good fortune

平安 píng ān — safe (flat/gentle+peaceful)

幸福 xìng fú — happiness (fate+blessing)

冫 bīng — ice radical

冰 bīng — ice

冻,凍 dòng — frozen

冬 dōng — winter

冯,馮 féng — to gallop, because of

冰水 bīng shuǐ — ice water (ice+water)

欠 qiàn — to owe, lack

吹 chuī — to blow

炊 chuī — to cook

次 cì — sequence (e.g. 二次: twice)

欧,歐 ōu — Europe

匕 bǐ — dagger

它 tā — it

比 bǐ — to compare

化 huà — to transform, to melt, to convert

指 zhǐ — finger, to point

花 huā — flower

囚 qiú — prisoner

昍 xuān — bright

森森 sēn sēn — dense (of leaves and forests) (forest+forest)

海盗 hǎi dào — pirate

盗版 dào bǎn — pirated copy

闩,閂 shuān — bolt, to lock, close

门闩 mén shuān — door bolt (gate+bolt)

闩门 shuān mén — to lock a door (to lock+gate)

出门 chū mén — to get away from home (to get out+gate)

查问 chá wèn — to inquire about, cross examine (to check+to ask)

末日 mò rì — judgement day (to end+day)

保 bǎo — to protect, keep, care, defend

保本 bǎo běn — to break even (to keep+origin)

味 wèi — taste

品味 pǐn wèi — to taste (quality+taste)

口味 kǒu wèi — taste, flavor of food

回味 huí wèi — aftertaste (to return+taste)

渣 zhā — waste products, dregs, slag

泊 bó — anchor

淡泊 dàn bó — living a simple life (tasteless+anchor)

熊 xióng — bear

猫熊 māo xióng — panda (cat+bear)

崩 bēng — to rupture, split apart, collapse

山崩 shān bēng — landslide (mountain+rupture)

岩 yán — rock

板,闆 bǎn — boss, owner

困 kún — surround, stranded, sleepy, distressed, besieged

亡 wáng — dead

死亡 sì wáng — simply dead (dead+dead)

复活 fù huó — to revive (to return+alive)

姻 yīn — marriage

来火 lái huǒ — to fly into a rage (to come+fire)

柱 zhù — pillar

珀 pò — amber

珏 jué — two pieces of jade, double luck

车,車 chē — car

单,單 dān — individual, lone

开,開 kāi — initiate, start, open

开车 kāi chē — drive a car (to initiate+car)

火车 huǒ chē — train (fire+car)

单车 dān chē — bicycle (lone+car)

大牢 dà láo — jail

囚牢 qiú láo — prison

刑 xíng — punishment

墨 mò — ink, tattooing of the face or forehead as one of the Five Punishments

劓 yì — cutting off of the nose as one of the Five Punishments

刖 yuè — amputating of the feet as one of the Five Punishments

宫,宮 gǒng — palace, temple, castration as one of the Five Punishments

大辟 dà pì — execution (big+law)

入口 rù kǒu — entrance (to enter+mouth)

出入口 chū rù kǒu — gateway (to get out+to enter+mouth)

全国 quán guó — the entire country, national (whole+country)

全家 quán jiā — the whole family (whole+home)

保全 bǎo quán — security (to protect+whole)

安全 ān quán — safe, safety (peaceful+whole)

宋 sòng — Song (dynasty or surname)

住 zhù — to reside, to live, to stay, to stop

住家 zhù jiā — residential, residence, household, to reside (to reside+home)

宝,寳 bǎo — treasure

宝玉 bǎo yù — gems (treasure+jade)

白玉 bái yù — white jade (white+jade)

秋 qiū — autumn

仙山 xiān shān — sacred mountain (immortal+mountain)

伙夫 huǒ fū — mess cook (group+man)

伙食 huǒ shí — communal meals, food served in mess halls (group+meal)

伞,傘 sǎn — umbrella

阳,陽 yáng — sun, male genitals

雨伞 yǔ sǎn — rain umbrella (rain+umbrella)

阳伞 yáng sǎn — parasol (sun+umbrella)

早 zǎo — early, morning

早安 zǎo ān — good morning (morning+peace)

清 qīng — clear, pure, clean

清早 qīng zǎo — early morning (clear+morning)

早早 zǎo zǎo — as early as possible (early+early)

早日 zǎo rì — soon (early+day)

宣 xuān — to proclaim, manifest, declaration

大胆 dà dǎn — brave (big+courage)

胆大 dǎn dà — bold, audacious, daring (courage+big)

水柱 shuǐ zhù — water jet, water column, water pillar (from water fountain, waterfall, geyser, or broken pipe) (water+pillar)

出家人 chū jiā rén — monk, nun (to get out+home+person)

出家 chū jiā — leave home to become a monk (to get out+home)

出国 chū guó — go abroad (to get out+country)

焚 fén — burning, strong emotion

大啖 dà dàn — to devour (big+eat)

日安 rì ān — good day (day+peace)

问安 wèn ān — greetings (ask+peace)

肖 xiào — look like, resemble, be like

生肖 shēng xiào — the Eastern Zodiac (born+resemble)

大白 dà bái — become known, to come out, a white wash, white flag

大白天 dà bái tiān — in broad daylight (big+white+sky)

昌 chāng — prosperous, flourish

昌大 chāng dà — grand (prosperous+big)

昌言 chāng yán — valuable remarks, kind words (prosperous+speech)

大王 dà wáng — magnate, king, expert, monarch (big+king)

日出 rì chū — sunrise (sun+to get out)

水仙 shuǐ xiān — daffodils, water fairy, those buried at sea, a person who wanders abroad and does not return (water+immortal)

水火 shuǐ huǒ — disaster, water and fire, cooking, incompatible

匚 fāng — box radical, measure word for volume or weight

盒子 hé zi — box, case, casket (small box+son)

区,區 qū — area

灾区 zái qū — disaster area (disaster+area)

天仙 tiān xiān — fairy, goddess (sky+immortal

涧,澗 jiàn — brooklet, gully, ravine, valley

水涧 shuǐ jiàn — stream

昌明 chāng míng — flourishing, thriving, well-developed (prosperous+bright)

从来 cóng lái — always, never, all the time (to follow+to come)

出众 chū zhòng — outstanding (to get out+crowd)

驯,馴 xún — tame, docile, obedient

驯鹿 xún lù — reindeer (tame+deer

大鹿 dà lù — moose, widespread mountain or forest, consulate

一旦 yī dàn — once (one+sunrise)

一味 yī wèi — blindly, persistently, simply (one+taste)

母 mǔ — mother, one’s female elders, female (animals)

姆 mǔ — governess, matron

龟,龜 guī — turtle, tortoise, cuckold, skin chaps, sticking out, aged

王八 wáng bā — tortoise, cuckold (profane insult) (king+eight)

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