Vocabulary

Here’s a list of all the Chinese words used in books 1 through 24 of the Journey to the West series.  And be sure to check out our page on HackChinese.com, where you can review the vocabulary lists for every one of our fiction books!

a ah, oh, what
a what
ài love
ǎi short
āi to lean
爱上 ài shàng to fall in love
挨近 āijìn close to
岸(边) àn (biān) shore
安静 ānjìng quiet, peaceful
按摩 ànmó massage
安排 ānpái arrange
安全 ānquán safety
奥秘 àomì mystery
ba (indicates assumption or suggestion)
to pull
(measure word for gripped objects)
(preposition introducing the object of a verb)
to hold, to guard, a bundle
eight
爸爸 bàba father
巴豆 bādòu croton
bài to worship
bǎi hundred
白(色) bái (sè) white
白发 bái fà gray hair
摆渡 bǎidù ferry 
白骨 báigǔ bones
白天 báitiān day, daytime 
芭蕉 bājiāo plantain, banana
芭蕉扇 bājiāoshàn palm-leaf fan
bàn to do
bàn half
搬(动) bān (dòng) to move
办法 bànfǎ method
bàng rod, stick, wonderful
bǎng to tie
帮(助) bāng (zhù) to help
帮忙 bāngmáng to help
帮手 bāngshǒu helper
伴侣  bànlǚ companion
半夜 bànyè midnight
bǎo full (after eating)
包  bāo to wrap, bag
抱(住) bào (zhù) to hold, to carry
宝贝 bǎobèi treasure, baby
保持 bǎochí to keep
报仇 bàochóu revenge
报答 bàodá to repay
暴风雨 bàofēngyǔ storm
报告 bàogào report
保护 bǎohù to protect
宝石 bǎoshí gem
宝塔 bǎotǎ pagoda
包围 bāowéi to encircle
豹子 bàozi leopard
包子 bāozi steamed bun
宝座 bǎozuò throne
把手 bǎshǒu handle
耙子 bàzi rake
bèi times
bèi back
bèi (passive particle)
běi north
bēi to carry on back
杯(子) bēi (zi) cup
被迫 bèi pò to be forced
背心 bèixīn vest
被子 bèizi quilt
bèn stupid, a fool
běn (measure word for books)
本(来) běn (lái) originally
arm
compared to, than
pen
to force, to close in
避(开) bì (kāi) to avoid
闭(上) bì (shàng) to shut, to close up
闭嘴 bì zuǐ shut up
biàn to change
biàn (measure word for books)
biàn times
biān side
biān to whip
变出 biàn chū to create, to generate
变回 biàn huí to change back
变为 biàn wéi becomes
变成 biànchéng to become
变化 biànhuà change
边界 biānjiè boundary
表演 biǎoyǎn performance
婊子  biǎozi bitch 
bié do not, other
别人 biérén  other people
比较 bǐjiào compare, relatively
bìng disease
bīng ice
比赛 bǐsài game
陛下 bìxià Your Majesty
必须 bìxū must, have to
鼻子 bízi nose 
cymbals
柏树 bóshù cypress tree
脖子 bózi neck
no, not, do not
cloth
簿 ledger book
to mend, to make up
步(子) bù (zi) step
不安 bù ān disturbed
不好意思 bù hǎoyìsi feel embarassed
不理 bù lǐ to ignore
不停地 bù tíng de constantly
不一会 bù yī huǐ soon
不值钱 bù zhíqián worthless
不错 búcuò not bad
部分  bùfèn part, portion
不管怎样 bùguǎn zěnyàng one way or another
不过 búguò but
不见了 bújiànle gone
不久 bùjiǔ not long ago, soon
不了 bùliǎo no more
不死 bùsǐ not die (immortal)
不想 bùxiǎng don’t want
不幸 búxìng unfortunately
不行 bùxíng no way, out of the question
不在乎 búzàihū not give a damn about
to wipe
cái only
cài dish
cǎi to step on, to stomp on
cāi guess
彩(色) cǎi (sè) color
才会 cái huì will only
财富 cáifù wealth
彩虹 cǎihóng rainbow
才能 cáinéng can only, ability, talent
猜拳 cāiquán guess fist (a game)
cáng to hide
苍蝇 cāngying fly
参加 cānjiā to participate, to join
残忍 cánrěn cruel
蚕丝 cánsī silk
cǎo grass, straw
草地 cǎodì grassland
草木 cǎomù vegetation
céng (measure word for a layered object)
厕所 cèsuǒ toilet
chá tea
chā fork, prong
chā to insert
差不多 chàbùduō almost
chán Zen Buddhism
cháng often
cháng long
chǎng (measure word for public events)
唱(歌) chàng (gē) to sing
长衣 cháng yī long dress
长臂猿 chángbìyuán gibbon
长短 chángduǎn length
长枪 chángqiāng spear, lance
长生不老 chángshēng bùlǎo immortality (long life no die)
cháo nest
chǎo stir fry
吵醒 chǎoxǐng wake up
chē car, cart
chén to sink 
chéng to multiply
chèng scales
城(市) chéng (shì) city
成(为) chéng (wéi) to become
惩罚 chéngfá punishment
成功 chénggōng success
成绩 chéngjì achievement
成立 chénglì established
承诺 chéngnuò promise
承认 chéngrèn recognition
成熟 chéngshú ripe, mature
丞相 chéngxiàng prime minister
称赞 chēngzàn to praise
衬衫 chènshān shirt
chí pool, pond
chǐ Chinese foot
吃(饭) chī (fàn) to eat
吃掉 chī diào to eat up
吃完 chī wán finish eating
翅膀 chìbǎng wing
吃掉 chīdiào to eat up
赤脚 chìjiǎo barefoot
吃惊 chījīng to be surprised
耻辱 chǐrǔ shame
吃素 chīsù vegetarian
chōng to rise up, to rush, to wash out
虫(子) chóng (zi) insect, worm
重重 chóngchóng heavy
chóu hatred
chǒu ugly
chù location
chū out
chuán to pass on, to transmit
chuán boat
喘气 chuǎn to gasp
穿 chuān to wear
穿(过) chuān (guò) to pass through
穿(上) chuān (shàng) to put on
chuáng (measure word)
chuáng bed
窗(户) chuāng (hù) window
窗帘 chuānglián curtain
船工 chuángōng boatman
创造 chuàngzào to create
创作 chuàngzuò creation
穿山甲 chuānshānjiǎ pangolin
穿越 chuānyuè to traverse
穿着 chuānzhe wear
出城 chūchéng out of town
厨房 chúfáng kitchen
除非 chúfēi unless
chuí hammer
chuī to blow
除了 chúle apart from
chún lip
春(天) chūn (tiān) spring
畜生 chùsheng brute
出生 chūshēng born
出现 chūxiàn to appear
porcelain
female
to stab
next in a sequence, (measure word for time)
刺耳 cì’ěr harsh sound
伺候 cìhòu to wait on
cóng from
从来没有 cónglái méiyǒu there has never been
聪明 cōngmíng clever
聪明多了 cōngming duōle smart enough
(measure word for cluster)
broad, thick
粗鲁 cūlǔ rude
cùn Chinese inch
村(庄) cūn (zhuāng) village
村子 cūnzi village
cuò wrong, mistaken
错误 cuòwù mistake
big
to hit, to play
大地 dà dì the earth
大多数 dà duōshù most
打翻 dǎ fān to knock over
大喊 dà hǎn to shout
打坏 dǎ huài to hit badly, to bash
大叫 dà jiào to shout
打碎 dǎ suì to smash
打退 dǎ tuì to beat back
打败 dǎbài defeat
大臣 dàchén minister
大地 dàdì the earth
大殿 dàdiàn main hall
打斗 dǎdòu fight
打滚 dǎgǔn roll around
大海 dàhǎi sea
大黄 dàhuáng rhubarb
大会 dàhuì general assembly
dài to carry, to lead, to bring
dài to wear
带(子) dài (zi) band, belt, ribbon
袋(子) dài (zi) bag
带回 dài huí bring back
带走 dài zǒu to take away
代价 dàijià cost
带路 dàilù to lead the way
带子 dàizi tape
大家 dàjiā everyone
大将 dàjiàng general, high ranking officer
打开 dǎkāi to turn on, to open
打猎 dǎliè hunt
大门 dàmén entrance, gate
dàn egg
dān pill or tablet
但(是) dàn (shì) but, however
胆小 dǎn xiǎo timid
丹药 dān yào elixir
dàn  a traditional weight measure, also called a picul
dāng when
挡(住) dǎng (zhù) to block
蛋糕 dàngāo cake
当然 dāngrán certainly
丹砂 dānshā cinnabar
担心 dānxīn to worry
dào to pour 
dào to arrive, towards
dào (measure word for lines, orders)
dào path, way, Dao, to say
dǎo to fall, to turn upside down
dāo knife
道教 dàojiào Daoism
倒流 dàoliú backflow
道人 dàoren Daoist
道士 dàoshì Daoist priest
稻田 dàotián paddy
道谢 dàoxiè to thank
大人 dàrén address adult male respectfully
打扫 dǎsǎo to sweep, to clean
大声 dàshēng loud
大师 dàshī grandmaster
打算 dǎsuàn intend
大王 dàwáng king
大仙 dàxiān high immortal
大小 dàxiǎo size
打转 dǎzhuàn spin around
de (adverbial particle)
de of
(particle showing degree or possibility)
得到 dédào to get
的话 dehuà if
děng to wait
dēng light
凳(子) dèng (zi) bench, stool
灯光 dēngguāng light
灯笼 dēnglóng lantern
flute
land, ground, earth
emperor
(prefix before a number)
bottom
low
(measure word for droplet)
低级 dī jí low-level
殿 diàn hall
diǎn point, hour
点(点)头 diǎn (diǎn) tóu to nod
典礼 diǎnlǐ ceremony
殿下 diànxià Your Highness
店主 diànzhǔ innkeeper, shopkeeper
垫子 diànzi mat
diào to hang
diào to fall, to drop, to lose
钓(鱼) diào (yú) to fish
貂鼠 diāo shǔ mink
雕刻 diāokè to carve
雕像 diāoxiàng statue
弟弟 dìdi younger brother 
地方 dìfāng local, place
帝国 dìguó empire
地窖 dìjiào cellar
地面 dìmiàn ground
dǐng top, to withstand
地球 dìqiú earth
敌人 dírén enemy
地上 dìshàng on the ground
低头 dītóu head bowed
diū to throw
地下 dìxià underground
地狱 dìyù hell, underworld
dòng freeze
dòng to move
dòng (measure word for buildings, houses)
dòng cave, hole
dǒng to understand
dōng east
冬(天) dōng (tiān) winter
东南西北 dōngnánxīběi south, east, north, west (all directions)
动物 dòngwù animal
东西 dōngxi thing
动心 dòngxīn to tempt
dòu to fight
dǒu to shake
dōu all
豆腐 dòufu tofu
斗篷 dǒupéng cloak
豆沙  dòushā bean paste
斗士 dòushì fighter
to read
bet
毒(药) dú (yào) poison
毒刺  dú cì stinger, thorn
duàn broken
duàn (measure word for sections)
duǎn short
锻炼 duànliàn to exercise 
渡船  dùchuán ferry
duì correct, towards someone
duī (measure word for piles, problems, clothing, …)
duī heap
对骂 duì mà to scold each other
对战 duì zhàn play against
对…来说 duì…lái shuō to or for someone
对不起 duìbùqǐ I am sorry
对待 duìdài to treat someone
对面 duìmiàn opposite
对着 duìzhe toward
dùn (measure word for non-repeating actions)
duǒ (measure word for flowers and clouds)
duǒ to hide
duō many
多长 duō cháng how long?
躲开 duǒ kāi avoid
多久 duōjiǔ how long?
多么 duōme how
多少 duōshǎo how many?
肚脐 dùqí navel
读书人 dúshūrén student, scholar 
肚子 dùzi belly, abdomen
é goose
è evil
饿 è hungry
恶魔 èmó evil demon
en, èn, n well, um
èr two
耳(朵) ěr (duo) ear
而是 ér shì instead
而且 érqiě and
儿子 érzi son
hair
law
发(出) fā (chū) to send out
发抖 fādǒu to tremble, to shiver
法官 fǎguān judge
发光 fāguāng glowing
法令 fǎlìng decree
fàn to commit, to violate
fàn cooked rice
fǎn to return
fān to turn
翻倒 fān dào to turn upside down
翻动 fāndòng to flip
反对 fǎnduì oppose
犯法 fànfǎ criminal
fáng room
fàng to put, to let out
方(向) fāng (xiàng) direction
房(子) fang (zi) house
房顶 fáng dǐng roof
放进 fàng jìn to put in
方法 fāngfǎ method
放过 fàngguò let go
房间 fángjiān room
方面 fāngmiàn aspect, side
放弃 fàngqì to give up, surrender
放晴 fàngqíng to clear up
放松 fàngsōng to relax
饭馆 fànguǎn restaurant
放下 fàngxià to lay down
放心 fàngxīn rest assured
方丈 fāngzhàng abbot
房子 fángzi house
饭碗 fànwǎn rice bowl
饭桌 fànzhuō dining table
发生 fāshēng to occur
法事 fǎshì memorial service
发送 fāsòng send
发现 fāxiàn to find out
fēi to fly
非常 fēicháng very much
狒狒 fèifèi baboon
飞快 fēikuài fast
飞行 fēixíng flying
fèn (measure word for documents, meals, jobs)
fěn powder, pink
fēn to share, to divide
分(钟) fēn (zhōng) minute
分心 fēn xīn distracted
féng to sew
fēng (measure word for letters, mail)
fēng peak
fēng maple
fēng crazy
fēng wind
风化  fēnghuà weathered
凤凰 fènghuáng phoenix
丰收 fēngshōu bumper harvest
粉红(色) fěnhóng (sè) pink
分开 fēnkāi separate
分离 fēnlí separate
坟墓 fénmù grave
愤怒 fènnù anger
分钟 fēnzhōng minute
Buddha, buddhist
佛语 fó yǔ “Buddha’s verse,” the Heart Sutra
佛法 fófǎ Buddha’s teachings
佛教 fójiào Buddhism
佛教徒 fójiào tú Buddhist
佛祖 fózǔ Buddhist teacher
monk
width
to pay
(measure word)
skin
父(亲) fù (qīn) father
妇(人) fù (rén) lady, madam
夫(人) fū (rén) lady, madam
附近 fùjìn nearby
腐烂 fǔlàn to rot, to decay
驸马 fùmǎ emperor’s son-in-law
父母 fùmǔ parents
斧头 fǔtóu ax
负责 fùzé be responsible for
gài cover, to cover
gāi ought to
改(变) gǎi (biàn) to change
改名 gǎimíng renamed
gǎn to dare
gǎn to chase away
gān dry, to dry
gān sweet
感(到) gǎn (dào) to feel
杆(子) gān (zi) rod
感动 gǎndòng moving
刚(才) gāng (cái) just, just a moment ago
钢(铁) gāng (tiě) steel
刚到 gāng dào just arrived
尴尬 gāngà embarrassed
刚刚 gānggāng just
干旱 gānhàn drought
干净 gānjìng clean
感觉 gǎnjué to feel
擀面杖 gǎnmiànzhàng rolling pin
感悟 gǎnwù to realize
感谢 gǎnxiè to thank
gào to sue
gāo cake
gāo tall, high
告诉 gàosù to tell
高兴 gāoxìng happy
(measure word, generic)
song
哥哥 gēge elder brother
gěi to give
gēn (measure word for long thin things)
gēn root
跟(着) gēn (zhe) with, to follow
gèng more
gēng even, watch (2-hour period)
更(多) gèng (duō) more
更好 gèng hǎo better
歌声 gēshēng singing sound
个子 gèzi height, build (human)
宫(殿) gong (diàn) palace
功德 gōngdé merit
公鸡 gōngjī rooster
攻击 gōngjī to attack
弓箭 gōngjiàn bow and arrow
贡品 gòngpǐn tribute
工人 gōngrén worker
公主 gōngzhǔ princess
工作 gōngzuò work, job
gǒu dog
gōu hook
勾引  gōuyǐn to seduce
ancient
(measure word for air, flows, …)
valley, grains
drum
ring or hoop
骨(头) gǔ (tóu) bone
谷仓 gǔ cāng barn
guà to hang, to call
guā melon
寡不敌众  guǎ bù dí zhòng few cannot win over many
寡妇 guǎfù widow
guài to blame
怪物 guàiwù monster
拐杖 guǎizhàng staff, crutch
guān to turn off, to close, to lock up
棺材 guāncai coffin
guāng light
光滑 guānghuá smooth
光着 guāngzhe bare
关紧 guānjǐn to close
关上 guānshàng to close
关系 guānxì relationship
关心 guānxīn concern
关于 guānyú about 
官员 guānyuán official
罐子 guànzi jar
孤独 gūdú lonely
guì cypress
guì expensive
guì to kneel
guī turtle
鬼(怪) guǐ (guài) ghost
轨迹 guǐjī trajectory, path
归顺 guīshùn to submit
规则 guīzé to rule
贵重 guìzhòng precious
刽子手 guìzishǒu executioner
鼓励 gǔlì encourage
gǔn to roll  
guò to pass, (after verb to indicate past tense)
guō pot
国(家) guó (jiā) country
果(子) guǒ (zi) fruit
过一会儿 guò yīhuǐ’er after a while
过来 guòlái to come 
过去 guòqù past, to pass by
国土 guótǔ land
国王 guówáng king
过夜 guòyè to stay overnight
锅子 guōzi pot
故事 gùshì story
骨头 gǔtou bone
ha!
hái still, also
hǎi ocean, sea
还有 hái yǒu and also
海龟 hǎiguī sea turtle
害怕 hàipà fear, scared
还是 háishì still is
孩子 háizi child
hàn sweat
喊(叫) hǎn (jiào) to call, to shout
háng row, line, element
hǎo good, very
好吧 hǎo ba ok
好吃 hào chī delicious
好了 hǎo le all right
好多 hǎoduō many
好感 hǎogǎn good impression
好久 hǎojiǔ long time
好看 hǎokàn good looking
好奇 (心) hàoqí (xīn) curiosity
好玩 hǎowán fun
好像 hǎoxiàng to like
好心 hǎoxīn kind
to combine, to join
and, with
pit 
river
crane
to drink
河(流) hé (liú) river
盒(子) hé (zi) box
和…比 hé…bǐ compare wtih
河岸 hé’àn river bank
hēi hey!
黑色 hēi (sè) black
黑暗 hēi’àn dark
黑夜 hēiyè night
河流 héliú river
hěn very
héng horizontal
和平 hépíng peace
和尚 héshang monk
核桃 hétáo walnut
和谐 héxié harmonious
盒子 hézi box
红(色) hóng (sè) red
烘培 hōng péi to bake
洪流 hóngliú torrent
洪水 hóngshuǐ flood
hòu thick
hòu after, back, behind
猴(子) hóu (zi) monkey
后代 hòudài offspring
后来 hòulái later
后面 hòumiàn behind
pot
lake
tiger
狐(狸) hú (lí) fox
划  huá to row
huá slip
huà to melt
huà to paint, painting
huà word, speak
花(朵) huā (duǒ) flowers
滑倒 huá dǎo slip
划掉 huà diào to cross out
花瓣 huābàn petal
花苞 huābāo bud
huài bad, broken
怀孕 huáiyùn pregnant
画家 huàjiā painter
滑落 huáluò slide
huán ring
huán to return
huàn to exchange
换成 huàn chéng instead of
还给 huán gěi to give back
huǎng lie
黄(色) huáng (sè) yellow
黄铜 huáng tóng brass
皇帝 huángdì emperor
晃动 huàngdòng to shake, to sway
皇上 huángshàng emperor
荒野 huāngyě wilderness
欢迎 huānyíng welcome
花瓶 huāpíng vase
花色 huāsè colorful
画像 huàxiàng portrait
花香 huāxiāng floral scent
花园 huāyuán garden
护城河 hùchénghé moat
huí to return
huì will, to be able to
huī gray, dust, ash
挥(动) huī (dòng) to swat, to wave
毁(坏) huǐ (huài) to smash, to destroy
毁掉 huǐ diào to destroy
回答 huídá to reply
恢复 huīfù to recover
毁坏 huǐhuài to smash, to destroy
回来 huílái to come back
回去 huíqù to go back
回声 huíshēng echo
回头 huítóu look back
灰土 huītǔ dust cloud
狐狸 húlí fox
葫芦 húlu gourd
混沌 hùndùn chaos
混合 hùnhé mix together
婚礼  hūnlǐ wedding
huǒ fire
活(着) huó (zhe) alive
或(者) huò (zhě) or
火炬 huǒjù torch
火盆 huǒpén brazier
火焰 huǒyàn flame
胡说  húshuō to babble, nonsense
猢狲 húsūn ape
呼吸 hūxī to breathe
互相 hùxiāng each other
胡子 húzi beard, moustache
extremely
to tie
several
halberd
to hit
chicken
记(得) jì (dé) to remember
记(住) jì (zhù) to remember
祭品 jì pǐn sacrifice
集市 jí shì marketplace
击退 jí tuì repel
击退 jī tuì to repel
击中 jī zhòng to hit a target
jiǎ fake
jiā plus, to add
jiā family, home
家具 jiājù furniture
jiàn (measure word for clothing, matters)
jiàn sword
jiàn to build
jiàn arrow
jiān pointed, tip
jiān shoulder
jiān (measure word for room)
见(面) jiàn (miàn) to see, to meet
贱人 jiàn rén slut
检查 jiǎnchá to inspect, examination
坚持 jiānchí to insist
简单 jiǎndān simple
jiàng sauce
jiǎng to speak
jiāng shall
讲课 jiǎngkè lecture
缰绳 jiāngshéng reins
酱油 jiàngyóu soy sauce
健康 jiànkāng healthy
监狱 jiānyù prison
jiào to call, to yell
jiǎo foot
jiǎo corner, horn
教(会) jiāo (huì) to teach
脚指 jiǎo zhǐ toe
交叉 jiāochā to cross
角落 jiǎoluò corner
叫醒 jiàoxǐng to wake up
轿子 jiàozi sedan chair
饺子 jiǎozi dumpling
叫做 jiàozuò called
价钱  jiàqián price
家人 jiārén family, family members
加入 jiārù to join in
家庭 jiātíng family, family members
价值 jiàzhí value
假装 jiǎzhuāng to pretend
级别 jíbié level or rank
继承 jìchéng to inherit
jiè to borrow, to lend
jiē to meet
街(道) jiē (dào) street
接(过) jiē (guò) to take
节(日) jié (rì) festival (day)
接(住) jiē (zhù) to catch
芥菜 jiècài mustard
接管 jiēguǎn take over
结婚 jiéhūn to marry
姐姐 jiějie older sister
接近 jiējìn close to
解决 jiějué to solve, settle, resolve
姐妹 jiěmèi sisters
节气 jiéqì solar term
解散 jiěsàn disband
介绍 jièshào introduction
解释 jiěshì to explain
接受 jiēshòu to accept
结束 jiéshù end, finish
接着 jiēzhe and then
几乎 jīhū almost
计划 jìhuà plan
机会 jīhuì opportunity
季节 jìjié season
极了 jíle extremely
jìn to forbid
jìn close
jìn to advance, to enter
jǐn tight, close
jīn this, these
jīn cattie (measure of weight)
jīn tendon
金(色) jīn (sè) golden
金(子) jīn (zi) gold
金钢套 jīn gāng tào gold steel armlet
紧跟 jǐn gēn follow closely
金箍棒 jīn gū bàng golden hoop rod
进进出出 jìn jìn chū chū to go in and out
筋斗 jīndǒu somersault
jìng quiet
jǐng well
jǐng neck
jīng spirit
jīng scripture, holy book
镜(子) jìng (zi) mirror
经常 jīngcháng often
警告 jǐnggào to warn
经过 jīngguò after, through
荆棘 jīngjí brambles, thorns
敬酒 jìngjiǔ to toast
经历 jīnglì experience
精神 jīngshén spirit
经书 jīngshū scripture, holy book
镜子 jìngzi mirror
静坐 jìngzuò to sit still, to meditate
进来 jìnlái to come in
今年 jīnnián this year
进去 jìnqù to go in
今天 jīntiān today
今晚 jīnwǎn tonight
金星 jīnxīng Venus
金鱼 jīnyú goldfish
紧张 jǐnzhāng nervous, tension
激情  jīqíng passion
肌肉 jīròu muscle
即使 jíshǐ even though
技术 jìshù skill, ability
祭祀 jìsì sacrifice
jiù just, right now
jiù to save, to rescue
jiù old
jiǔ long
jiǔ nine
jiǔ wine, liquor
就会 jiù huì will be
就像 jiù xiàng just like
就要 jiù yào about to, going to
就这样 jiù zhèyàng that’s it, in this way
酒店 jiǔdiàn hotel, inn
舅舅 jiùjiu maternal uncle
就是 jiùshì just is
吉祥 jíxiáng auspicious
继续 jìxù to carry on
纪元 jìyuán era, epoch
(measure word for word, sentence)
巨(大) jù (dà) huge
举(起) jǔ (qǐ) to lift
句(子) jù (zi) word, sentence
juǎn to roll
卷起 juǎn qǐ to roll up
jué to chew
觉得 juédé to feel
决定 juédìng to decide
绝望 juéwàng despair, hopelessness
觉悟 juéwù enlightenment
鞠躬 jūgōng to bow down
拒绝 jùjué to refuse
咀嚼 jǔjué to chew
军队 jūnduì army
君子 jūnzǐ gentleman
举行 jǔxíng to hold
咖啡色 kāfēisè brown
kāi to open
开始 kāishǐ to begin
开锁 kāisuǒ unlock
开玩笑 kāiwánxiào to make a joke
开心 kāixīn happy
kàn to look
kǎn to cut
看不到 kàn bú dào look but can’t see
看不见 kàn bújiàn look but can’t see
看成 kàn chéng regarded as
砍掉 kǎn diào to cut off
看看 kàn kàn have a look
看起来 kàn qǐlái it looks like
看上去 kàn shàngqù it looks like
看护 kānhù to care for
看见 kànjiàn to see
kǎo to bake
考试 kǎoshì examination
考验 kǎoyàn trial, ordeal
to carve
thirst
(measure word for trees, vegetables, some fruits)
(measure word for small objects)
可爱 kě’ài lovely, cute
刻板  kèbǎn rigid, inflexible
克服 kèfú to overcome
可怜 kělián pathetic
kěn to agree to do something
可能 kěnéng maybe
可怕 kěpà frightening, terrible
客人 kèrén guest
可是 kěshì but
磕头 kētóu to kowtow
可以 kěyǐ can
空(气) kōng (qì) air, void, emptiness
空地 kòngdì clearing
空气 kōngqì air
孔雀 kǒngquè peacock
空手 kōngshǒu empty-handed
控制 kòngzhì control
空中 kōngzhōng in the air
kǒu mouth, (measure word for people in villages, families)
口水 kǒushuǐ saliva
叩头 kòutóu to kowtow
to cry
库(房) kù (fáng) warehouse
哭喊 kū hǎn to cry loudly
kuài (measure word for chunks, pieces)
kuài fast
快点 kuài diǎn hurry up
快乐 kuàilè happy
快要 kuàiyào about to
筷子 kuàizi chopsticks
kuān width
盔甲 kuījiǎ armor
苦力 kǔlì coolie, unskilled laborer
骷髅 kūlóu skeleton
kùn to trap
捆(住) kǔn (zhù) bundle, to tie up
困惑 kùnhuò confused
困难 kùnnán difficulty
to pull
lái to come
来说 lái shuō as for (someone), as far as
来回 láihuí a round, back and forth
来自 láizì from
蓝(色) lán (sè) blue
láng wolf
làng wave
栏杆 lángān railing
篮子 lánzi basket
lǎo old
老君 lǎo jūn old man
老板 lǎobǎn boss
老夫 lǎofū old man
老虎 lǎohǔ tiger
老话 lǎohuà old saying
老年 lǎonián elderly
老师 lǎoshī teacher
老死 lǎosǐ die of old age
老爷 lǎoyé master
蜡烛 làzhú candle
le (indicates completion)
lèi tears
lèi tired
雷(声) léi (shēng) thunder
雷雨 léi (yǔ) thunderstorm
雷电 léidiàn thunder and lightning
lěng cold
冷静 lěngjìng calm
away from, to leave
force
to stand
(measure word for small grains)
lǐ  a Chinese mile (500 meters)
里(面) li (miàn) inside
liǎ, liǎn  both
lián even, to connect
liàn chain
liǎn face
莲(花) lián (huā) lotus
连在一起 lián zài yìqǐ connected together
炼丹(术) liàndān (shù) alchemy
liáng cool
liáng beam, rafter
liàng bright
liàng (measure word for vehicles)
liǎng two, Chinese ounce
两手空空 liǎng shǒu kōngkōng empty-handed
踉跄 liàngqiàng staggering
联盟 liánméng alliance
练习 liànxí to exercise 
了解 liǎojiě to understand
裂缝 lièfèng crack
厉害 lìhài amazing, powerful
离婚 líhūn divorce
离开 líkāi to leave
力量 lìliàng strength
礼貌 lǐmào polite
lín scale of a fish or lizard
líng small bell
另(外) lìng (wài) other, another, in addition
另一方面 lìng yī fāngmiàn on the other hand
灵魂 línghún soul
另外 lìngwài other, another, in addition
邻居 línjū neighbor
liú to flow 
liù six
留(下) liú (xià) to keep, to leave behind, to stay
留住 liú zhù to keep  
流出 liúchū to pour out
柳树 liǔshù willow
流通 liútōng circulation
礼物 lǐwù gift
利益 lìyì interest
礼仪 lǐyí etiquette
李子 lǐzi plum
lóng dragon
笼子 lóngzi cage
lóu building, floor of a building
road
to reveal, to expose, dew
鹿 deer
(measure word for light, hair, threads)
绿(色) lǜ (sè) green
luàn chaotic, messy, confused
lún wheel
luó gong
罗汉 luóhàn arhat, an advanced teacher
旅途 lǚtú journey
ma (indicates a question)
麻    numb
to scold
horse
麻烦 máfan trouble
mái to bury
mài to sell
mǎi to buy
脉搏 màibó pulse
妈妈 māma mother
màn slow
màn to overflow
mǎn full
máng busy
满意 mǎnyì satisfaction
máo spear
māo cat
毛(发) máo (fà) hair
帽(子) mào (zi) hat
毛笔 máobǐ writing brush
马上 mǎshàng immediately
马上 mǎshàng right away
马桶 mǎtǒng toilet, chamber pot
méi no, not have
měi each, every
美(丽) měi (lì) handsome, beautiful
眉(毛) méi (mao) eyebrow
没问题 méi wèntí it’s ok, no problem
没关系 méiguānxì it doesn’t matter
美好 měihǎo nice, happy
媒人 méirén matchmaker
没事 méishì nothing, no problem
没有 méiyǒu no, not have
men (indicates plural)
mén door, gate
mèng dream
门口 ménkǒu doorway
confusion
rice, meter
miàn side, surface, noodles
面对面 miànduìmiàn face to face
免费  miǎnfèi give for free 
面筋 miànjīn gluten
面前 miànqián in front
勉强 miǎnqiáng reluctantly
面条 miàntiáo noodles
miào temple
miǎo second
秒钟 miǎo zhōng seconds
miè to extinguish
米饭 mǐfàn cooked rice
蜜蜂  mìfēng bee
猕猴 míhóu macaque
秘密 mìmi secret
míng (measure word for people)
mìng life
明(亮) míng (liàng) bright
名(字) míng (zì) first name, name, (measure word for an occupation or profession)
明白 míngbai to understand, clear
明亮 míngliàng bright
命令 mìnglìng command
明日 míngrì tomorrow
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
命运 mìngyùn destiny
民间 mínjiān folk
to sharpen
ink
to wipe, to rub
魔(法) mó (fǎ) magic
魔(力) mó (lì) magic
蘑菇 mógū mushroom
魔鬼 móguǐ demon
磨砺 mólì to sharpen
陌生 mòshēng strange
魔术师 móshù shī magician
female (animal)
木(头) mù (tou) wood
木板 mùbǎn plank, board
目标 mùbiāo aims
母亲 mǔqīn mother
木鱼 mùyú wooden fish
拇指 mǔzhǐ thumb
ń, en, èn well, um
to take
that
which
哪(儿) nǎ (‘er) where?
拿开 ná kāi to take away
拿起(来) ná qǐ (lái) to pick up
那时 nà shí at that time
那是 nà shì that is
拿下 ná xià remove, capture
拿走 ná zǒu take away
那儿 nà’er there
nǎi milk
奶奶 nǎinai grandmother
那里 nàlǐ there
哪里 nǎlǐ where
那么 nàme so then
nán south
nán male
nán difficult, rare
难闻 nán wén unpleasant smell
南瓜 nánguā pumpkin
难过 nánguò to be sad or sorry
男孩 nánhái boy
难看 nánkàn ugly
脑(子) nǎo (zi) brain
那些 nàxiē those ones
那样 nàyàng that way
ne (indicates question)
néng can
能够 nénggòu able to, capable of
能力 nénglì ability
能量 néngliàng energy
you
你好 nǐ hǎo hello
nián year
niàn to recite
粘稠 niánchóu sticky
念佛 niànfó to practice Buddhism
年纪 niánjì age
念经 niànjīng chanting
年龄 niánlíng age
年轻 niánqīng young
尿 niào urine
niǎo bird
尼姑 nígū nun
nín you (respectful)
niú cow, bull
nòng to do
弄清 nòng qīng figure out
农夫 nóngfū farmer
农田 nóngtián farmland
female
nuǎn warm
女儿 nǚ’ér daughter
女孩 nǚhái girl
奴隶 núlì slave
努力 nǔlì work hard
女仆 nǚpū maid
女婿 nǚxù son in law
ó, ò oh?, oh!
呕吐 ǒutù to vomit
to climb
afraid
pāi to smack, to clap
拍(打) pāi (dǎ) to tap, to slap
牌(子) pái (zi) sign
拍手 pāishǒu to clap hands
pán plate
pán wind around (for hair)
pàng fat
旁(边) páng (biān) beside
螃蟹 pángxiè crab
盘腿 pántuǐ cross-legged
盘子 pánzi plate
pǎo to run
泡茶 pào chá make tea
咆哮 páoxiāo to roar
怕生 pàshēng shy
pèi worthy
pén pot
pèng to touch
棚屋 péng wū hut, shack
朋友 péngyǒu friend
leather, skin
fart
(measure word for horses, cloth)
piàn (measure word for flat objects)
骗(术) piàn (shù) to trick, to cheat
飘(动) piāo (dòng) to flutter
漂(走) piāo (zǒu) to drift away
漂亮 piàoliang beautiful
皮肤 pífū human skin
屁股 pìgu butt, rear end
píng flat
瓶(子) píng (zi) bottle
屏风 píngfēng screen
平衡 pínghéng balance
平台 píngtái platform
婆婆  pópo grandmother, mother-in-law
瀑布 pùbù waterfall
仆人 púrén servant
菩萨 púsà bodhisattva, buddha
葡萄酒 pútáojiǔ wine
普通 pǔtōng ordinary
flag
chess
to ride
gas, air, breath
from, up
seven
lacquered, paint
齐天大圣 qí tiān dà shèng great sage equal to heaven
qǐ  from, up
qián in front, before, side
qián money
qiàn to owe
qiān thousand
qiān to lead
签(署) qiān (shǔ) sign
前几天 qián jǐ tiān some days ago
千山万水 qiān shān wàn shuǐ countless rivers and mountains (a long distance)
虔诚 qiánchéng piety
qiáng wall
强(大) qiáng (dà) strong, powerful
强盗 qiángdào bandit
墙角 qiángjiǎo corner
强硬 qiángyìng tough, strong
千里之外 qiānlǐ zhī wài a long distance away
前面 qiánmiàn in front 
签署 qiānshǔ to sign
前往 qiánwǎng go to
钳子 qiánzi claw of a non-mammal; pliers
qiáo bridge
敲(击) qiāo (jī) to knock, to strike
敲打 qiāodǎ to beat up
悄悄 qiāoqiāo quietly
起床 qǐchuáng to get out of bed
祈祷 qídǎo prayer
qiē to cut
切断 qiēduàn cut off
气氛 qìfēn atmosphere
旗杆 qígān flagpole
奇怪 qíguài strange
起来 qǐlái (after verb, indicates start of an action)
亲爱 qīn’ài dear
qǐng please
qīng clear
qīng lightly
清(楚) qīng (chǔ) clear
轻声 qīng shēng speak softly
情况 qíngkuàng situation
请求 qǐngqiú request
轻声 qīngshēng speak softly
青蛙 qīngwā frog 
请问 qǐngwèn excuse me
清洗 qīngxǐ to cleanse
亲戚 qīnqi relative
qióng poverty
起身 qǐshēn get up
其实 qíshí in fact
其他 qítā other
qiú to beg
qiú ball
秋(天) qiū (tiān) autumn
囚犯 qiúfàn prisoner
秋水 qiūshuǐ autumn waters (a girl’s beautiful eyes)
其中 qízhōng among them
旗子 qízi flag
妻子 qīzi wife
to go
to take
quán complete
quān circle, to lock up
拳(头) quán (tóu) fist
全部 quánbù all, entire
权力  quánlì power (to rule over others)
取出 qǔchū take out
去掉 qùdiào remove, get rid of
确保 quèbǎo to make sure
qún group, (measure word for group)
裙(子) qún (zi) kilt, skirt
去年 qùnián last year
ràng to let, to cause
然后 ránhòu then
燃烧 ránshāo burning
heat
热爱 rè ài to adore
rén person, people
rèn to know, to recognize
忍(受) rěn (shòu) to endure, to tolerate
认出 rèn chū to recognize
仁慈 réncí kindness
认得 rèndé to know, to recognize
rēng to throw
仍然 réngrán still, yet
任何 rènhé any
人间 rénjiān human world
人群 rénqún crowd
人参 rénshēn ginseng
认识 rènshi to understand
认为 rènwéi to believe
认真 rènzhēn serious
人质 rénzhì hostage
日(子) rì (zi) day, days of life
容易 róngyì easy
荣誉 róngyù honor
ròu meat, flesh
to enter, into
ruǎn soft
如果 rúguǒ if
thirty 
sàn scattered
sǎn umbrella
sān three
散步 sànbù take a walk
散发 sànfà to radiate, to exude
嫂嫂 sǎosao sister-in-law (older brother’s wife)
扫帚 sàozhǒu broom
(indicates color)
僧(人) sēng (rén) monk
森林 sēnlín forest
shā to kill
shā sand
沙尘暴 shāchénbào sandstorm
shàn (measure word for windows, doors)
shān mountain
扇(子) shàn (zi) fan
山脚下 shān jiǎoxià at the foot of the mountain
闪电 shǎndiàn lightning
山顶 shāndǐng mountain top
山峰 shānfēng mountain peak
shàng on, up
伤(害) shāng (hài) hurt
上行 shàng xíng upward
上一次 shàng yí cì last time
上床 shàngchuáng go to bed
商店 shāngdiàn store
上课 shàngkè go to class
上空 shàngkōng over the sky
上面 shàngmiàn above
上去 shàngqù to go up
上天 shàngtiān god, heaven
山谷 shāngǔ valley
伤心 shāngxīn sad
上衣 shàngyī blouse, jacket
扇子 shànzi fan
sháo spoon
shǎo less
shāo to burn
烧香 shāoxiāng to burn incense
shé snake
shè to shoot, to emit
涉及 shèjí involved
shēn to stretch
shēn late, deep
身(体) shēn (tǐ) body
神(仙) shén (xiān) spirit, god
身边 shēnbiān around
shēng to give birth, to grow out
生(活) shēng (huó) life
圣(人) shèng (rén) saint, holy sage
剩(下)  shèng (xià) to remain, to rest
声(音) shēng (yīn) sound
绳(子) shéng (zi) rope
生出 shēng chū give birth to
圣父 shèng fù holy father
圣僧 shèng sēng holy monk, Bodhisattva
身高 shēngāo body height
圣杯 shèngbēi chalice
生病 shēngbìng sick
生活 shēnghuó life
圣经 shèngjīng holy scripture
生命 shēngmìng life
生气 shēngqì angry
生日 shēngrì birthday
生物 shēngwù animal, creature
生意 shēngyì business
声音 shēngyīn sound
声誉 shēngyù reputation
生长 shēngzhǎng to grow
绳子 shéngzi rope
身后 shēnhòu behind
什么 shénme what
什么样 shénme yàng what kind
神秘 shénmì mysterious 
神奇 shénqí magical
神社 shénshè shrine
身体 shēntǐ body
神仙 shénxiān immortal
深夜 shēnyè late at night
呻吟 shēnyín to moan
舌头 shétou tongue
shí ten
shì city
shì is, yes
shì to taste, to try
shǐ shit
湿 shī wet
诗(歌) shī (gē) poetry
时(候) shí (hòu) time, moment, period
事(情) shì (qing)  thing
石(头) shí (tou) stone
食(物) shí (wù) food
誓(愿) shì (yuàn) vow
时常 shí cháng often
时来时去 shí lái shí qù come and go
失败 shībài failure
士兵 shìbīng soldier
师父 shīfu master
时间 shíjiān time, period
世界 shìjiè world
尸体 shītǐ dead body
侍卫 shìwèi to guard
食物 shíwù food
食指 shízhǐ index finger
石柱 shízhù stone pillar
柿子 shìzi persimmon
狮子 shīzi lion
虱子 shīzi louse
shòu beast
shòu thin
shǒu hand
shǒu (measure word for music, poems)
手把 shǒu bà handle
手臂 shǒubì arm
受到 shòudào to receive, to suffer
首领 shǒulǐng chief, leader
手帕 shǒupà handkerchief
受伤 shòushāng injured
手势 shǒushì gesture
守卫 shǒuwèi to guard
手杖 shǒuzhàng cane
手掌 shǒuzhǎng palm
手指 shǒuzhǐ finger
手镯 shǒuzhuó bracelet
shù number
shù bundle
shù tree
shǔ to count
shū book
shū to lose
树(木) shù (mù) tree
shuāng a pair
shuāng frost
蔬菜 shūcài vegetable
舒服 shūfu comfortable
shuí who
shuǐ water
shuī who
睡(觉) shuì (jiào) to sleep
睡不着 shuì bùzháo can’t sleep
水池 shuǐchí pool
水果 shuǐguǒ fruit
水牛 shuǐniú buffalo
睡着 shuìzháo asleep
树林 shùlín forest
树木 shùmù trees
说(话) shuō (huà) to say
说不出话 shuō bù chū huà speechless
说完 shuō wán finish telling
说真话 shuō zhēn huà tell the truth
说谎 shuōhuǎng to lie
叔叔 shūshu paternal uncle (father’s younger brother)
树枝 shùzhī tree branch 
four
dead, to die
silk
寺(庙) sì (miào) temple
丝绸 sīchóu silk cloth
四季 sìjì seasonal (four seasons)
四周 sìzhōu all around
sōng loose
送(给) sòng (gěi) to give a gift
松开 sōng kāi to release
松树 sōngshù pine tree
vegetable, vegetarian
suì years of age
suì to break up
碎布 suì bù rags
隧道 suìdào tunnel
虽然 suīrán although
孙女 sūnnǚ granddaughter
损失 sǔnshī loss
孙子 sūnzi grandson
suǒ lock, to lock
锁链 suǒliàn chain
所以 suǒyǐ so, therefore
所有 suǒyǒu all
素食 sùshí vegetarian food
tower
he, him
she, her
it
tài too
抬(起) tái (qǐ) to lift up
太监 tàijiān eunuch
抬头 táitóu to look up
太阳 tàiyáng sunlight
太子 tàizǐ prince
tán to bounce off
tán to talk
tān (measure word for liquid), beach, shoal
弹奏 tán zòu to play
táng (measure word for classes)
táng sugar
tǎng to lie down
tāng soup
谈话 tánhuà conversation
tào set
桃(子) táo (zi) peach
逃(走) táo (zǒu) to escape
逃跑 táopǎo to run away
淘气 táoqì naughty
逃走 táozǒu to escape
特别 tèbié special
téng pain
藤蔓 téngwàn vine
hoof
to shave
to kick
tián sweet
tiǎn to lick
tiān day, sky
天法 tiān fǎ heaven’s law
天哪 tiān nǎ oh my goodness
天边 tiānbiān horizon
天地 tiāndì heaven and earth
天鹅 tiān’é swan
天国 tiānguó heaven
天空 tiānkōng sky
天气 tiānqì weather
天上 tiānshàng heaven, on the sky
天堂 tiāntáng heaven
天下 tiānxià under heaven
tiáo (measure word for narrow, flexible things)
tiào to jump
跳舞 tiàowǔ to dance
跳蚤 tiàozǎo flea
tiě iron
提高 tígāo to increase, to improve
tīng to listen
停(止) tíng (zhǐ) to stop
听起来 tīng qǐlái sound
听说 tīng shuō it is said that
听见 tīngjiàn to hear
停留 tíngliú to stay
梯子 tīzi ladder
tóng same
tóng copper
tòng pain
tǒng barrel, bucket
通(过) tōng (guò) pass through
痛(苦) tòng (kǔ) pain, suffering
通向 tōng xiàng lead to
通关文书 tōngguān wénshū travel rescript
同时 tóngshí in the meantime
同意 tóngyì to agree
统治 tǒngzhì to rule
统治者 tǒngzhì zhě ruler
tóu head, (measure word for animal with big head)
tōu to steal
头发 tóufà hair
头骨 tóugǔ skull
头盔 tóukuī helmet
头脑 tóunǎo mind
to spit out
dirt, earth
兔(子) tù (zi) rabbit
tuán (measure word for lump, ball, mass)
徒弟 túdì apprentice
土地 tǔdì land
退 tuì retreat
tuǐ leg
tuī to push
推开 tuī kāi to push away
推倒 tuīdǎo to knock down
秃鹫 tūjiù vulture
tūn to swallow
tuō to drag
脱(下) tuō (xià) to take off (clothes)
突然 tūrán suddenly
图书馆 túshū guǎn library
兔子 tùzǐ rabbit
to dig
外(面) wài (miàn) outside
外公 wàigōng maternal grandfather
外来 wàilái foreign
外衣 wàiyī coat
wán to finish
wán to play
wàn ten thousand
wàn wrist
wǎn late, night
wǎn bowl
wān to bend
万物 wàn wù everything
晚些时候 wǎn xiē shíhòu later
晚安 wǎn’ān good night
完成 wánchéng to complete
晚春 wǎnchūn late spring
弯刀 wāndāo scimitar, machete
晚饭 wǎnfàn dinner
wáng king
wàng see
wǎng to
wǎng net, network
忘(记) wàng (jì) to forget
往前 wǎng qián forward
王宫 wánggōng royal palace
王国 wángguó kingdom
王后 wánghòu queen
王母娘娘 wángmǔniángniáng queen mother
王子 wángzǐ prince
完全 wánquán complete
晚上 wǎnshàng evening, night
袜子 wàzi sock
wèi for
wèi place, (measure word for people, polite)
wèi to feed
尾(巴) wěi (bā) tail
围(住) wéi (zhù) encircle, surround
伟大 wěidà great
味道 wèidào taste, smell
桅杆 wéigān mast
违抗 wéikàng to defy
未来 wèilái future
为了 wèile in order to
为什么 wèishénme why
危险 wēixiǎn danger
委员会 wěiyuánhuì committee
wén to smell
wèn to ask
wēn warm
问好 wènhǎo to say hello
温暖 wēnnuǎn warm
温泉 wēnquán hot spring, spa
文书 wénshū written document
问题 wèntí problem, question
grip
I, me
no
to realize, to understand
fog
five
屋(子) wū (zi) small house, room
五角星 wǔ jiǎo xīng pentagram
无边 wúbiān boundless
无耻 wúchǐ wretched, shameless
屋顶 wūdǐng roof
无法无天 wúfǎwútiān lawless
蜈蚣 wúgōng centipede
乌龟 wūguī tortoise
巫婆 wūpó witch 
雾气 wùqì fog, mist
武器 wǔqì weapon
无用 wúyòng useless
无知 wúzhī illiterate, foolish, ignorance
to tie
to wash
to suck, to absorb
stream, creek
西 west
xià down, under
xià to scare
xià summer
吓坏 xià huài frightened
下棋 xià qí to play chess
下去 xià qù go down
下一步 xià yíbù next step
下雨 xià yǔ to rain
下来 xiàlái come down
下面 xiàmiàn underneath
线 xiàn thread, line
xiān immortal, celestial being
xiān first
xiàng like, to resemble
xiàng statue
xiàng towards
xiàng elephant
xiǎng loud
xiǎng to want, to miss, to think of
xiāng mutually
xiāng fragrant, incense
箱(子) xiāng (zi) box
向下 xiàng xià downward
想要 xiǎng yào would like to
乡村 xiāngcūn rural
想到 xiǎngdào to think
想法 xiǎngfǎ thought 
香火 xiānghuǒ incense
香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
项链 xiàngliàn necklace
想起 xiǎngqǐ to recall
向上 xiàngshàng upwards
享受 xiǎngshòu to enjoy
相同 xiāngtóng the same
向往 xiàngwǎng to yearn for
相信 xiāngxìn to believe, to trust
想要 xiǎngyào to want
相遇 xiāngyù to meet
箱子 xiāngzi box
鲜花 xiānhuā fresh flowers
陷阱 xiànjǐng trap
仙女 xiānnǚ fairy, female immortal
先生 xiānshēng sir, gentleman
现在 xiànzài just now
限制 xiànzhì limit
xiào to laugh
xiǎo small
小的时候 xiǎo de shíhòu when was young
小名 xiǎo míng nickname
小车 xiǎochē cart 
小孩 xiǎohái child
小路 xiǎolù path
小山 xiǎoshān hill
小声 xiǎoshēng whisper
小时 xiǎoshí hour
小事 xiǎoshì trifle
消失 xiāoshī to disappear
小睡 xiǎoshuì nap
小偷 xiǎotōu thief
消息 xiāoxī news
小心 xiǎoxīn to be careful
夏天 xiàtiān summer
下午 xiàwǔ afternoon
下腰 xiàyāo waist
狭窄 xiázhǎi narrow
瞎子 xiāzi blind
xiè to thank
xiě to write
xiē some
邪(恶) xié (‘è) evil
鞋(子) xié (zi) shoe
泻湖 xièhú lagoon
谢谢 xièxiè thank you
蝎子  xiēzi scorpion
习惯 xíguàn habit
喜欢 xǐhuān to like
xìn letter
xīn heart/mind
xīn new
新来的 xīn lái de newcomer
心想 xīn xiǎng thought
xíng to travel, to walk, OK
xìng surname
xìng apricot
xīng star
醒(来) xǐng (lái) to wake up
形成 xíngchéng to form
行动 xíngdòng action
幸福 xìngfú happy
星光 xīngguāng starlight
行李 xínglǐ luggage
星期 xīngqī week
兴趣 xìngqù interest
行人 xíngrén traveler
行为 xíngwéi behavior
行星 xíngxīng planet
星星 xīngxīng star
星宿 xīngxiù constellation (ancient Chinese)
性子 xìngzi temper
行走 xíngzǒu to walk
辛苦 xīnkǔ to work hard
心情 xīnqíng feeling
心跳 xīntiào heartbeat
信息 xìnxī information
心意  xīnyì will
心愿 xīnyuàn wish
心脏 xīnzàng heart
xióng bear
xióng male
xiōng chest
兄弟 xiōngdì brother
吸入 xīrù to inhale
蟋蟀 xīshuài cricket
习俗 xísú custom
西天 xītiān western heaven
宿 xiù constellation
xiù embroidered
xiū to repair
羞耻 xiūchǐ shame
羞辱 xiūrù to insult, to humiliate
休息 xiūxi to rest
袖子 xiùzi sleeve
希望 xīwàng to hope
洗澡 xǐzǎo to bathe
畜栏 xù lán corral
选(择) xuǎn (zé) to select
宣布 xuānbù to announce
悬崖 xuányá cliff
宣战 xuānzhàn to declare war
许多 xǔduō many
xuě snow
学(习) xué (xí) to learn
xuě, xuè blood
雪堆 xuěduī snow drift
学会 xuéhuì to learn
削弱 xuēruò to weaken
学生 xuéshēng student
学习 xuéxí learn
学校 xuéxiào school
靴子 xuēzi boots
许可   xǔkě permission, license
虚弱 xūruò to weaken
虚弱 xūruò weak
需要 xūyào to need
bud, sprout
duck
牙(齿) yá (chǐ) tooth, teeth
沿 yán along
yán salt
宴(会) yàn (huì) feast, banquet
眼(睛) yǎn (jīng) eye
烟(雾) yān (wù) smoke
淹死 yān sǐ to drown
yáng goat, sheep
yáng masculine principle in Taoism
yǎng to nurture, to support
yǎng itch
羊毛 yáng máo wool
阉割 yāngē castration
养育 yǎngyù to nurture
样子 yàngzi to look like, appearance
厌倦  yànjuàn to grow weary of
眼泪 yǎnlèi tears
淹没 yānmò to flood
颜色 yánsè color
沿着 yánzhe along
yào medicine
yào to want
yǎo to bite, to sting
yāo waist, small of back
摇(动) yáo (dòng) to shake or twist
要饭 yào fàn to beg for food
妖仙 yāo xiān immortal demon 
腰带 yāodài belt
妖怪 yāoguài monster
邀请 yāoqǐng to invite
要求 yāoqiú to request
要是 yàoshi if
钥匙 yàoshi key
night
腋  armpit 
page
also, too
wild
叶(子) yè (zi) leaf
夜叉 yèchā yaksha, nature spirit
液体 yètǐ liquid
夜晚 yèwǎn night
爷爷 yéye grandfather
one
衣(服) yī (fu) clothes
意(思) yì (si) meaning
医 (学) yī (xué) medicine
一开始 yì kāishǐ at the beginning
一样 yí yàng same
一般 yìbān generally
一般来说 yìbān lái shuō generally speaking
一遍 yíbiàn once again
一边 yìbiān on the side
一次 yícì once
一道 yīdào together
一点 yìdiǎn a little bit
一定 yídìng must
一个人 yígè rén alone
一共 yígòng altogether
以后 yǐhòu after
一会儿 yīhuǐ’er a while
意见 yìjiàn opinion
已经 yǐjīng already
一路 yílù throughout a journey
yīn feminine principle in Taoism
yīn sound
银(子) yín (zi) silver
印度 yìndù India
yíng to win
yìng hard
yīng hawk, eagle
硬币 yìngbì coin
营地 yíngdì camp
应该 yīnggāi should
影响 yǐngxiǎng influences
英雄 yīngxióng hero
隐士 yǐnshì hermit
因为 yīnwèi because
阴影 yīnyǐng shadow
音乐 yīnyuè music
印章  yìnzhāng seal
一起 yìqǐ together
以前 yǐqián before
一切 yíqiè all
一生 yìshēng lifetime
医生 yīshēng doctor
艺术 yìshù art
艺术家 yìshùjiā artist
意思 yìsi meaning
一团糟 yìtuánzāo a mess
以为 yǐwéi to think, to believe
一下 yíxià a bit, a short quick action
以下 yǐxià below
一些 yìxiē some
一样 yíyàng same
一直 yìzhí always, continuously
椅子 yǐzi chair
yòng to use
勇敢 yǒnggǎn brave
用力 yònglì to use effort or strength
永远 yǒngyuǎn forever
yóu oil
yóu to swim, to tour
yóu from, by, because of
yòu again, also
yòu right (direction)
yǒu to have
游(泳) yóu (yǒng) to swim, to tour
有的时候 yǒu de shíhòu sometimes
油锅 yóu guō oil pan
有钱 yǒu qián rich
有一天 yǒu yìtiān one day
游走 yóu zǒu to walk around
有点 yǒudiǎn a little bit
有关 yǒuguān related to
游过 yóuguò to swim across/through
友好 yǒuhǎo friendly
有力 yǒulì powerful
有名 yǒumíng famous
游人 yóurén traveler, tourist
有时 yǒushí sometimes
游戏 yóuxì game
有些 yǒuxiē some
友谊 yǒuyì friendship
有用 yǒuyòng useful
犹豫  yóuyù hesitate
有罪 yǒuzuì guilty
fish
royal
jade
words, language
rain
遇(到) yù (dào) encounter, meet
淤青    yū qīng bruise
yuán circle, round
yuǎn far
愿(意) yuàn (yì) willing
远处 yuǎn chù far side
园工 yuán gōng garden worker
远近 yuǎnjìn far and near
原来 yuánlái turn out to be
远离 yuǎnlí keep away
原谅 yuánliàng to forgive
圆圈 yuánquān circle
原因 yuányīn reason
院子 yuànzi courtyard
雨点 yǔdiǎn raindrops
yuè more
月(亮) yuè (liang) month, moon
越来越 yuè lái yuè more and more
月光 yuèguāng moonlight
遇见 yùjiàn to meet
愉快 yúkuài happy
鱼鳞 yúlín fish scales
羽毛 yǔmáo feather
yún cloud
yūn to faint
运气 yùnqì luck
欲望 yùwàng desire
预先 yùxiān in advance
砸(碎) zá (suì) to smash
杂货店 záhuò diàn grocery store
zài again
zài in, at
在我看来 zài wǒ kàn lái in my opinion
在一起 zài yīqǐ together
在乎 zàihū to care
再见 zàijiàn goodbye
zāng dirty
葬礼 zànglǐ funeral
zào to make
早(点) zǎo (diǎn) early
枣(子) zǎo (zi) date, jujube
早晨 zǎochén morning
造成 zàochéng cause
早饭 zǎofàn breakfast
早上 zǎoshang morning
zéi thief
怎么 zěnme how
怎么办 zěnme bàn how to do
怎么样 zěnme yàng how about it?
怎么了 zěnmele what’s wrong
怎样 zěnyàng how
zhǎ to blink, to wink
zhāi to pick
zhàn to stand
战(争) zhàn (zhēng) war
战斗 zhàndòu fighting
zhǎng to grow
zhāng (measure word for pages, flat objects)
zhāng chapter
张(开) zhāng (kāi) open
长大 zhǎng dà to grow up
长满 zhǎng mǎn overgrown
涨潮 zhǎngcháo high tide
丈夫 zhàngfu husband
长老 zhǎnglǎo chief elder
帐篷 zhàngpéng tent
战士 zhànshì warrior
站住 zhànzhù stop
zhào according to
zhǎo to search for
找不到 zhǎo bú dào search but can’t find
照亮 zhào liàng illuminate
找麻烦 zhǎo máfan to make trouble
找到 zhǎodào found
照顾 zhàogù to take care of
着火 zháohuǒ on fire
着急 zhāojí in a hurry
着魔 zháomó fan
招惹 zhāorě to provoke
zhe (indicates action in progress)
zhè this, these
zhē to hide
这时 zhè shí at this moment
这一次 zhè yícì this time
这儿 zhè’er here
这里 zhèlǐ here
这么 zhème so
这么 zhème such
zhèn I (royal)
zhèn (measure word for short-duration events)
zhēn true, real
zhēn needle
真(的) zhēn (de) really!
枕(头) zhěn (tóu) pillow
真假 zhēn jiǎ true and false
zhèng correct, just
zhěng all, entire
蒸(汽) zhēng (qì) steam
正(在) zhèng (zài) (-ing)
正要 zhèng yào about to
正常 zhèngcháng normal
整个 zhěnggè entire
正好 zhènghǎo just right
争论 zhēnglùn to argue
蒸汽 zhēngqì steam
证人 zhèngrén witness
正直  zhèngzhí upright
针灸师 zhēnjiǔ shī acupuncturist
真是 zhēnshi really
真相 zhēnxiàng truth
真心 zhēnxīn sincere
珍珠 zhēnzhū pearl
这些 zhèxiē these ones
这样 zhèyàng such
zhí straight
zhì to treat (medical)
zhǐ only
zhǐ finger, to point at
zhǐ paper
zhī of
zhī (measure word for animals)
zhī (measure word for stick-like things, armies, songs, flowers)
zhī branch
智(慧) zhì (huì) wisdom
直到 zhídào until
知道 zhīdào to know
治好 zhìhǎo to cure (medical)
之后 zhīhòu later
指甲 zhǐjiǎ fingernail
之前 zhīqián before
至少 zhìshǎo at least
指示 zhǐshì to instruct
知识 zhīshì knowledge
直通 zhítōng through
只要 zhǐyào as long as
只有 zhǐyǒu only
蜘蛛 zhīzhū spider
侄子 zhízi nephew
zhòng a crowd
zhòng heavy, hard
zhǒng to plant, (measure word for kinds of creatures, things, plants)
zhōng in, middle
zhōng bell
种(地) zhòng (dì) farming
中饭 zhōngfàn lunch
中国 zhōngguó China
中间 zhōngjiān middle
重量 zhòngliàng weight
中午 zhōngwǔ noon
重要 zhòngyào important
终于 zhōngyú at last
种子 zhǒngzǐ seed
zhōu week
zhōu continent
州长 zhōuzhǎng governor of a state or province
zhú bamboo
zhù (verb complement)
zhù to live, to hold
zhǔ to cook
zhū pig
柱(子) zhù (zi) pillar, post
抓(住) zhuā (zhù) to arrest, to grab
爪(子) zhuǎ (zi) claw
抓痕 zhuā hén scratch
抓起来 zhuā qǐlái catch up
zhuǎn to turn
砖(头) zhuān (tóu) brick
zhuàng (measure word for buildings, houses)
zhuāng to fill
装满 zhuāng mǎn to fill up
庄稼 zhuāngjia crops
状元 zhuàngyuán champion, first place winner
转身 zhuǎnshēn turn around
转向 zhuǎnxiàng turn to
珠宝 zhūbǎo jewelry
祝福 zhùfú blessing
zhuī to chase
准备 zhǔnbèi ready, to prepare
桌(子) zhuō (zi) table
捉弄 zhuōnòng to tease
主人 zhǔrén owner
主意 zhùyì idea, plan, decision
注意 zhùyì notice
注意的时候 zhùyì de shíhòu to pay attention
written character
紫(色) zǐ (sè) purple
字牌 zì pái a sign with words
自从 zìcóng ever since
自己 zìjǐ oneself
仔细 zǐxì careful
自信 zìxìn confidence
自由 zìyóu free, unrestrained 
棕(色) zōng (sè) brown
总是 zǒng shì always
粽子 zòngzi rice dumplings
zǒu to go, to walk
走错 zǒu cuò to walk the wrong way
走近 zǒu jìn to approach
走开 zǒu kāi to go away
走动 zǒudòng to walk around
走路 zǒulù to walk down a road
zuān drill, to drill
钻石 zuànshí diamond
足够 zúgòu enough
zuì the most
zuì drunk
zuǐ mouth
最好 zuì hǎo the best
嘴唇 zuǐchún lip
最后 zuìhòu last, at last
最近 zuìjìn recently
最少 zuìshǎo least
罪行 zuìxíng crime
zūn  (measure word for gods, goddesses, statues, cannons)
尊(敬) zūn (jìng) respect
zuò to do
zuò to sit
zuò (measure word for mountains, temples, big houses, …)
zuò seat
zuǒ left
zuǒ left (direction)
做成 zuò chéng made
做得对 zuò dé duì did it right
昨晚 zuó wǎn last night
坐牢 zuòláo go to jail
做事 zuòshì work
昨天 zuótiān yesterday
左右 zuǒyòu approximately
祖师 zǔshī founder, great teacher
阻止 zǔzhǐ to stop, to prevent