Basic Chinese Words

One of the simplest ways to get want you want when you're in another country is to know the names for things. These free audio lessons will help you learn a whole range of basic Chinese words that will make communicating in China that much easier.

It's not always easy to learn whole sentences and the grammar that goes with them. Often, if you want something, or if you want to be polite, just one word is enough. These lessons will give you tons of really useful Chinese words that you can use in a variety of situations.

Like Chinese greetings, and polite Chinese words like please and thank-you. If you want to make a good impression on the locals, being able to say hello, and use your manners, is a great way to start. These lessons will give you the basic Chinese words that to make a great impression wherever you go!

There's a whole bunch of different lessons that include heaps of Chinese word lists. From counting to days of the week, you'll find just the right basic Chinese word to make your Chinese experience an adventure not a trial!

That's it for this lesson!

Why not check out some more lessons on Chinese phrases next?

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Hear It Say It!

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Improve your understanding of spoken Chinese. With Hear it Say it! you can tune your ear to Chinese, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation at the same time! Ready?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio (and touch up your pronunciation with Rocket Record if you like; Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Just click your RATING to continue

See how many words you've rated at each level below. Just click on the number below each rating to review your words and phrases.

Write It!

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Write it! helps you to improve your written Chinese and your understanding of sentence structures. Just listen to the audio and type in what you hear!

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio
  • WRITE down, in Chinese, what you hear
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Your answer will be automatically RATED, just click the rating to continue

Tip!

Click the keyboard icon for a Chinese keyboard

Know It!

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Know it! tests you on your ability to translate English to Chinese! Ready?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • READ the word/phrase
  • RECORD yourself saying it in Chinese (Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase in Chinese and listen to the Chinese audio

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