Vocabulary

Here’s a list of all the Chinese words used in books 1 through 18 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
ài love
挨  āi to lean
爱上 ài shàng to fall in love
安静 ānjìng quietly
按摩 ànmó massage
安全 ānquán safety
ba (indicates assumption or suggestion)
to put
eight
bǎ  (measure word for gripped objects)
爸爸 bàba father
bái white
bǎi hundred
摆渡 bǎidù ferry 
bàn to do
bàn half
搬 (动) bān (dòng) to move
方法 bānfǎ method
bàng great
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
包  bāo to wrap, bag
抱 (住) bào (zhù) to hold, to carry, to wrap up
宝贝 bǎobèi baby
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
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
杯 (子) bēi (zi) cup
被迫 bèi pò to be forced
背心 bèixīn vest
被子 bèizi quilt
bèn stupid
běn (measure word for books)
本 (来) běn (lái) originally
arm
compared to, than
pen
避 (开) bì (kāi) to avoid
闭 (上) bì (shàng) to shut, to close up
闭嘴 bì zuǐ shut up
biàn to change
biān side
biān whip
变出 biàn chū to create, to generate
变回 biàn huí to change back
变为 biàn wèi becomes
变成 biànchéng to become
变化 biànhuà change
边界 biānjiè boundary
婊子  biǎo zi bitch 
bié do not
别的 biéde other
别人 biérén  others
比较 bǐjiào compare, relatively
bìng disease
bīng soldiers
bīng ice
冰冷 bīnglěng icy cold
冰雪 bīngxuě ice and snow
比赛 bǐsài game
陛下 bìxià Your Majesty
必须 bìxū must, have to
鼻子 bízi nose 
脖子 bózi neck
no, not, do not
cloth
step
簿 ledger book
to mend, to make up
不安 bù ān disturbed
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 bùcuò not bad
部分  bùfèn part, portion
不过 bùguò but
不见了 bùjiànle gone
不久 bùjiǔ not long ago, soon
不久 bùjiǔ soon
不了 bùliǎo no more
不死 bùsǐ not die (immortal)
不行 bùxíng no
不幸 bùxìng unfortunately
不在乎 bùzàihū not give a damn about
不知 bùzhī don’t know
cái only
cài dish
cǎi color
cāi guess
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
参加 cānjiā to participate
残忍 cánrěn cruel
蚕丝 cánsī silk
cǎo grass, straw
草地 cǎodì grassland
céng (measure word for a layered object)
厕所 cèsuǒ bathroom
chá tea
chā prong, fork
chā to insert
差不多 chàbùduō almost
chán Zen Buddhism
cháng often
cháng long
chǎng (measure word for public events)
cháng  long
唱 (歌) chàng (gē) to sing
长衣 cháng yī long dress
常常 chángcháng often
长短 chángduǎn length
长枪 chángqiāng spear
长生 chángshēng longevity
长生不老 chángshēng bùlǎo immortality (long life no die)
cháo nest
chǎo to stir fry
吵醒 chǎoxǐng wake up accidentally
chē car, cart
chén to sink 
chéng to multiply
chéng become
chèng scales
城 (市) chéng (shì) city
成 (为) chéng (wéi) to become
惩罚 chéngfá punishment
成绩 chéngjì achievement
成立 chénglì established
承认 chéngrèn recognition
城市 chéngshì city
成熟 chéngshú ripe
成为 chéngwéi to become
丞相 chéngxiàng prime minister
称赞 chēngzàn to praise
衬衫 chènshān shirts
chí pool, pond
chǐ (measure word for length)
chǐ Chinese foot
吃 (饭) chī (fàn) to eat
吃完 chī wán finished
吃掉 chīdiào to eat up
吃惊 chījīng to be surprised
耻辱 chǐrǔ shame
chōng to rise up, to rush, to wash out
虫 (子) chóng (zi) insect
chóu hatred
chǒu ugly
chū out
chuán to pass on, to transmit
chuán boat
chuán  to pass on, to transmit
穿 (着) chuān (zhuó) to wear
传来 chuán lái came
穿上 chuān shàng put on
穿上 chuān shàng to put on
chuáng building
chuáng bed
窗 (户) chuāng (hù) window
窗帘 chuānglián curtain
船工 chuángōng boatman
穿过 chuānguò to pass through
创造 chuàngzào to create
穿着 chuānzhuó wear
出城 chūchéng out of town
厨房 chúfáng kitchen
chuí hammer
chuī to blow
出来 chūlái to come out
除了 chúle apart from
除了 chúle except
chún lip
春 (天) chūn (tiān) spring
出生 chūshēng born
出现 chūxiàn to appear
porcelain
to stab
(measure word for time)
next in a sequence
伺候 cìhòu to wait on
cóng from
从来没有 cónglái méiyǒu there has never been
聪明 cōngming clever
聪明多了 cōngming duōle smart enough
从头到脚 cóngtóudàojiǎo from head to foot
(measure word for cluster)
broad, thick
粗鲁 cūlǔ rude
cùn Chinese inch
村 (庄) cūn (zhuāng) village
村子 cūnzi village
cuò wrong
big
to hit, to play
大打 dà dǎ big fight
大地 dà dì the earth
大锅 dà guō cauldron
大喊 dà hǎn to shout
打坏 dǎ huài to hit badly, to bash
大叫 dà jiào to shout
打开 dǎ kāi to turn on, to open
打败 dǎbài defeat
大臣 dàchén minister
大地 dàdì earth
大帝 dàdì emperor
大殿 dàdiàn main hall
打斗 dǎdòu fight
大海 dàhǎi sea
大会 dàhuì general assembly
dài band
dài to bring
dài to wear
袋 (子) dài (zi) bag
带回 dài huí to 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 front door
dàn to bounce, to flick
dàn egg
dān pill or tablet
但 (是) dàn (shì) but, however
胆小 dǎn xiǎo timid
丹药 dān yào elixir
dāng when
挡 (住) dǎng (zhù) to block
蛋糕 dàngāo cake
当然 dāngrán of course
挡住 dǎngzhù to block
丹砂 dānshā cinnabar
担心 dānxīn to worry
dào to pour
dào upside down
dào to
dào to arrive, towards
dào (measure word for lines, orders)
dào path, way, Dao
dǎo to fall
dāo knife
道 教 dàojiào way, path, Daoism
道路 dàolù the way
道士 dàoshi Daoist priest
稻田 dàotián paddy
道谢 dàoxiè to thank
大人 dàrén adult
大声 dàshēng loud
大师 dàshī grandmaster
打算 dǎsuàn intend
大王 dàwáng king
大仙 dàxiān high immortal
de (adverbial particle)
de (particle showing degree or possibility)
de of
得 (到) dé (dào) to get
的话 dehuà if
děng to wait
dēng light
等到 děngdào to wait until
灯笼 dēnglóng lantern
ground, earth
emperor
(prefix before a number)
bottom
low
(measure word for droplet)
殿 diàn hall
diǎn point, hour
点点 diǎndiǎn a little bit
典礼 diǎnlǐ ceremony
点头 diǎntóu to nod
殿下 diànxià Your Highness
店主 diànzhǔ innkeeper, shopkeeper
diào to hang
diào to fall, to fall out, to drop
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
帝国 dìguó empire
地面 dìmiàn ground
dǐng top
地球 dìqiú earth
地上 dìshàng on the ground
低头 dītóu head bowed
diū throw
低下 dīxià low
地狱 dìyù hell, underworld
dòng freeze
dòng to move, to touch
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
dòu to fight
dōu all
斗篷 dǒupéng a cape
豆沙  dòushā bean paste
斗士 dòushì fighter
to read
bet
毒刺    dú cì stinger
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
对着 duìzhe toward
dùn (measure word for non-repeating actions)
朵  duǒ (measure word for flowers and clouds)
duǒ to hide
duō many
多长 duō cháng how long?
多久 duōjiǔ how long?
多么 duōme how
a duōshǎo how many?
读书人 dúshūrén student, scholar 
肚子 dùzi belly
é goose
è evil
饿 è hungry
恶魔 èmó demon
èr two
耳 (朵) ěr (duo) ear
而是 ér shì instead
而且 érqiě and
二十 èrshí twenty
儿子 érzi son
hair
law
发 (出) fā (chū) to send out
发抖 fādǒu to tremble or shiver
法官 fǎguān judge
发光 fāguāng glowing
法令 fǎlìng decree
fàn to commit
fàn cooked rice
fǎn to return
fān to turn
翻动 fāndòng to flip
反对 fǎnduì oppose
犯法 fànfǎ criminal
fáng room
fàng to put, to let out
fāng square
房 (子) fang (zi) house
放回 fàng huí to put back
放入 fàng rù put into a
方 向 fāng xiàng direction
放在 fàng zài put on
方法 fāngfǎ method
房间 fángjiān room
方面 fāngmiàn aspect, side
放弃 fàngqì to give up, surrender
放晴 fàngqíng clear up
放松 fàngsōng to relax
放下 fàngxià to lay down
方向 fāngxiàng direction
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
fēi to fly
飞到 fēi dào to fly towards
非常 fēicháng very much
飞过 fēiguò to fly over
飞快 fēikuài fast
飞行 fēixíng flight
fèn (measure word for documents, meals, jobs)
fēn to share, to divide
分 (钟) fēn (zhōng) minute
分心 fēn xīn distracted
fēng (measure word for letters, mail)
fēng crazy
fēng wind
风化  fēnghuà weathered
凤凰  fènghuáng phoenix
丰收 fēngshōu bumper harvest
粉红 (色) fěnhóng (sè) pink
坟墓 fénmù grave
愤怒 fènnù anger
分钟 fēnzhōng minute
Buddha
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
to pay
(measure word)
father
夫 (人 ) fù (rén) lady, madam
妇 (人) fù (rén) lady, madam
附近 fùjìn nearby
腐烂 fǔlàn decay
父母 fùmǔ parents
斧头 fǔtóu ax
浮屠 fútú buddha
负责 fùzé be responsible for
gài 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
gāng just
gāng steel
刚 (才) gāng (cái) just, just a moment ago
钢 (铁) gāng (tiě) steel
刚到 gāng dào just arrived
钢做的 gāng zuò de made of steel
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 tall, high
告诉 gàosù to tell
高兴 gāoxìng happy
(measure word, generic)
song
哥哥 gēge older brother
gěi to give
gēn (measure word for long thin things)
gēn root
跟 (着) gēn (zhe) with, to follow
gēng watch (2-hour period)
更 (多) gèng (duō) more
更好 gèng hǎo better
歌声 gēshēng singing sound
个子 gèzi height (human), build (human)
宫 (殿) gong (diàn) palace
功德 gōngdé merit
攻击 gōngjí to attack
公鸡 gōngjī rooster
弓箭 gōngjiàn bow and arrow
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, …)
grains
drum
ring or hoop
骨 (头) gǔ (tóu) bone
古人 gǔ rén the ancients
guà hang
寡不敌众  guǎ bùkě dí zhòng few cannot win over many
guài strange
拐杖 guǎizhàng staff, crutch
guān to turn off
棺材 guāncai coffin
guāng light
光着 guāngzhe bare
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
guì to kneel
guī turtle
鬼 (怪) guǐ (guài) ghost
guì  expensive
规则 guīzé rule
贵重 guìzhòng precious
刽子手 guìzishǒu executioner
鼓励 gǔlì encourage
gǔn roll
guò to pass
guǒ fruit
国 (家) guó (jiā) country
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
古人 gǔrén the ancients
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 scared
还是 háishì still is
孩子 háizi child
hǎn to call
喊 (叫) hǎn (jiào) to shout
háng row or line
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
好玩 hǎowán fun
好像 hǎoxiàng like
好心 hǎoxīn kind
and, with
pit 
river
盒 (子) box
crane
hē (zhe) to drink
河岸 hé àn river bank
和…比 hé…bǐ compare with
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
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
to take care of
tiger
huá slip
划  huà to row
huà to melt
huà painting
huà to paint
huà word, speak
huā flower
滑倒 huá dǎo slip
划掉 huà diào to cross out
花瓣 huābàn petal
花苞 huābāo bud
huài bad
怀孕 huáiyùn pregnant
画家 huàjiā painter
滑落 huáluò slide
huán ring
huán give it back
huàn to exchange
还给 huán gěi to give back
huǎng lie
黄 (色) huáng (sè) yellow
黄铜 huáng tóng brass
皇帝 huángdì emperor
荒野 huāngyě wilderness
欢迎 huānyíng welcome
花色 huāsè colorful
画像 huàxiàng portrait
花园 huāyuán garden
huí to return
huì will, to be able to
huī to swat
huī to wave
huī gray, dust
毁 (坏) huǐ (huài) to smash, to destroy
会不会 huì bù huì will it
回答 huídá to reply
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
葫芦 húlu gourd
混合 hùnhé mix together
婚礼  hūnlǐ wedding
huó to live
huǒ fire
或 (者) huò (zhě) or
活着 huó zhe alive
火炬 huǒjù torch
火盆 huǒpén brazier
火焰 huǒyàn flame
活着 huózhe alive
或者 huòzhě or
胡说  húshuō to babble, nonsense
猢狲 húsūn ape
呼吸 hūxī to breathe
胡子 húzi beard, moustache
extremely
several
chicken
记 (住) jì (zhù) to remember
几分 jǐ fēn a bit
祭品 jì pǐn sacrifice
集市 jí shì marketplace
击中 jí 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 arrow
jiàn to see
jiān pointed, tip
jiān shoulder
jiān between
见 (面) jiàn (miàn) to see, to meet
检查 jiǎnchá examination
简单 jiǎndān simple
jiǎng to speak
jiāng shall
讲课 jiǎngkè lecture
缰绳 jiāngshéng reins
监狱 jiānyù prison
jiào to call, to yell
jiǎo foot
jiǎo corner
jiǎo horn
教 (会) jiāo (huì) to teach
脚指 jiǎo zhǐ toe
角落 jiǎoluò corner
叫醒 jiàoxǐng to wake someone up
轿子 jiàozi sedan chair
叫做 jiàozuò called
价钱  jiàqián price
家人 jiārén family
家庭 jiātíng family
假装 jiǎzhuāng to pretend
级别 jíbié level or rank
继承 jìchéng to inherit
记得 jìdé to remember
jiè to borrow
jiē to meet
节 (日) jié (rì) festival (day)
接 (住) jiē (zhù) to catch
街道 jiēdào street
接管 jiēguǎn take over
结婚 jiéhūn to marry
接近 jiējìn close to
解决 jiějué to solve, settle, resolve
姐妹 jiěmèi sisters
介绍 jièshào introduction
解释 jiěshì to explain
结束 jiéshù end, finish
几乎 jīhū almost
机会  jīhuì opportunity
季节 jìjié season
极了 jíle extremely
jìn close 
jìn advance
jìn to enter
jǐn tight
jīn cattie (measure of weight)
进 (入) jìn (rù) to enter
金 (色) jīn (sè) golden
金 (子) jīn (zi) gold
金钢套 jīn gāng tào gold steel armlet
金箍棒 jīn gū bàng golden hoop rod
进进出出 jìn jìn chū chū to go in and out
筋斗云 jīndǒu yún cloud somersault
jìng quiet
jǐng well
jǐng neck
jīng spirit
jīng through
经常 jīngcháng often
经过 jīngguò after, through
敬酒  jìngjiǔ to toast
经历 jīnglì experience
精神 jīngshén spirit
镜子 jìngzi mirror
进来 jìnlái to come in
进去 jìnqù to go in
进 (入) jìnrù to enter
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
技术  jìshù skill
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 inn, hotel
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 sentence)
举 (起) jǔ (qǐ) to lift
句 (子) jù (zi) word, sentence
jué to chew
觉得 juédé feel
决定 juédìng to decide
绝望 juéwàng despair, hopelessness
觉悟 juéwù enlightenment
鞠躬 jūgōng to bow down
拒绝 jùjué refuse
咀嚼 jǔjué to chew
军队 jūnduì army
举行 jǔxíng to hold
咖啡色 kāfēisè brown
kāi to open
开始 kāishǐ to begin
开玩笑 kāiwánxiào to make joke
开心 kāixīn happy
kǎn to cut
看  kàn (zhe) to look
看不到 kàn bù dào look but can’t see
看不见 kàn bújiàn look but can’t see
看成是 kàn chéng shì regarded as
砍掉 kǎn diào to cut off
看起来 kàn qǐlái it looks like
看上去 kàn shàngqù it looks like
看见 kànjiàn see
看起来 kànqǐlái looks like
kǎo to bake
考试 kǎoshì examination
克  to overcome
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
可怜 kělián pathetic
可能 kěnéng maybe
可怕 kěpà frightening
可怕 kěpà terrible
客人 kèrén guest
可是 kěshì but
磕头 kētóu to kowtow
可以 kěyǐ can
kōng air, void, emptiness
空气 kōngqì air
空手 kōngshǒu empty-handed
控制 kòngzhì control
空中 kōngzhōng in the air
kòu knock
kǒu (measure word for people in villages, families)
kǒu mouth
叩头 kòutóu kowtow
bitter
kū  to cry
库 (房) kù (fáng) warehouse
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
kǔn bundle
捆 (住) kǔn (zhù) 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
老虎 lǎohǔ tiger
老话 lǎohuà old saying
老师 lǎoshī teacher
老死 lǎosǐ die of old age
蜡烛 làzhú candle
(indicates completion)
lédiàn fun
léi tired
lèi tears
léi (shēng) thunder
雷电 léidiàn lightning
雷 (声) léiyǔ thunder
lěng cold
雷雨 lěngjìng thunderstorm
cold
冷静  calm
force
from, away
to leave
plum
stand
(measure word for small grains)
里 (面) li (án) inside
lǐ (miàn) a Chinese mile (500 meters)
lián both
lián face
liǎn even
lián (huā) to connect
莲 (花) liáng lotus
liàng cool
连在一起 liàng connected together
liǎng two
liǎng bright
liàngqiàng (measure word for vehicles)
踉跄 liánhuā staggering
两手空空 liánméng empty-handed
莲花 liànxí  lotus
联盟 liáojiě alliance
练习 liǎojiě to exercise 
了解 lièfèng to understand
了解 lìhài to learn
厉害 lìhài amazing, powerful
裂缝 lìhài crack
离婚 líhūn divorce
厉害 líkāi sharp
离婚 líkāi divorce
离开 lìliàng to go away
离开 lǐmiàn inside
力量 líng power
里面 lìng in
lìng yī fāngmiàn small bell
línghún another
灵魂 línghún soul
另一方面 lìngwài on the other hand
灵魂 línjū soul
liú to flow 
另外 liù in addition
邻居 liǔ neighbor
liú  six
留 (下) liú (xià) to keep, to leave behind, to stay
流出 liúchū to pour out
柳树 liǔshù willow
礼物 lǐwù gift
利益 lìyì interest
礼仪 lǐyí etiquette
lóng dragon
笼子 lóngzi cage
lóu floor (of a building)
road
鹿 deer
绿 (色) lǜ (sè) green
lún wheel
luó gong
罗汉 luóhàn arhat
旅途 lǚtú journey
路向 lùxiàng direction
ma (indicates a question)
麻    numb
to scold
horse
麻烦 máfan trouble
mái buried
mài to sell
mǎi to buy
妈妈 māma mom
妈妈 māma mother
màn slow
màn to overflow
mǎn full
máng busy
满意 mǎnyì satisfaction
máo hair
máo spear
māo cat
帽 (子) mào (zi) hat
毛笔 máobǐ writing brush
马上 mǎshàng right away
马桶 mǎtǒng chamber pot
méi no, not have
měi each
美 (丽) měi (lì) handsome, beautiful
眉 (毛) méi (mao) eyebrow
没关系 méiguānxì it’s ok, no problem
美好 měihǎo nice, happy
美丽 měilì beautiful
媒人 méirén matchmaker
没事 méishì nothing, no problem
没有 méiyǒu no, not have
没有用 méiyǒu yòng useless
men (indicates plural)
mén door, gate
mèng dream
门口 ménkǒu doorway
confusion
meter
rice
miàn side, surface, noodles
面对 miàn duì to face
面对面 miànduìmiàn face to face
免费  miǎnfèi  give for free 
面前 miànqián in front
勉强 miǎnqiáng reluctantly
面条 miàntiáo noodles
miǎo second
秒钟 miǎo zhōng seconds
miè to extinguish
米饭 mǐfàn cooked rice
蜜蜂  mìfēng bee
秘密 mìmi secret
míng (measure word for people)
míng name
明 (亮) míng (liàng) bright
名 (字) míng (zì) name
明白 míngbai to understand
明亮 míngliàng bright
命令 mìnglìng command
明日 míngrì tomorrow
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
名字 míngzì first name
民间 mínjiān folk
ink
魔 (法) mó (fǎ) magic
魔鬼 móguǐ demon
磨砺 mólì to sharpen
魔力 mólì magic power
wood
female (animal)
木 (头) mù (tou) wood
木板 mùbǎn plank, board
目标 mùbiāo aims
木头 mùtou wood
木鱼 mùyú wooden fish
ń well, um
to take
that
where
哪 (儿) nǎ (‘er) where?
拿开 ná kāi to take away
拿起 ná qǐ to pick up
拿起来 ná qǐ lái 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
难闻 nán wén unpleasant smell
南瓜 nánguā pumpkin
难过 nánguò to be sad or sorry
男孩 nánhái boy
那些 nàxiē those
那样 nàyàng that way
ne (indicates question)
néng can
能力 nénglì ability
you
你好 nǐ hǎo hello
nián year
niàn to read
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
nín you (respectful)
niú cow
nòng to do
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
ó, ò oh?, oh!
to climb
afraid
pāi to smack, to clap
牌 (子) pái (zi) sign
拍手 pāishǒu to clap hands
牌子 páizi sign
pán plate
pán to cross arms and/or legs
pàng fat
旁 (边) páng (biān) beside
盘腿 pántuǐ cross-legged
盘子 pánzi plate
pào bubble
pǎo to run
咆哮 páoxiāo roar
pén pot
pèng to touch
棚屋 péng wū hut, shack
朋友 péngyǒu friend
leather, skin
(measure word for horses, cloth)
piàn (measure word for flat objects)
骗 (术) piàn (shù) to trick, to cheat
piāo to drift
漂 (走) piào (zǒu) to drift away
飘动 piāodòng to flutter
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
迫  to force
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
its
flag
chess
to ride
gas, air, breath
seven
lacquered
paint
起火 qǐ huǒ to catch fire
qǐ  from, up
qián in front, before
qián money
qiàn to owe
qiān thousand
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
前面 qiánmiàn in front  
前往 qiánwǎng go to
qiáo bridge
qiāo to knock
敲打 qiāodǎ to beat up
起床 qǐchuáng to get out of bed
祈祷 qídǎo prayer
qiè cut
旗杆 qígān flagpole
奇怪 qíguài strange
起来 qǐlái (after verb, indicates start of an action)
亲爱的 qīn’ài de dear
qǐng please
qīng clear
qīng lightly
轻风 qīng fēng light breeze
轻轻 qīng qīng lightly
轻声 qīng shēng speak softly
清楚 qīngchǔ clear
情况 qíngkuàng situation
请求 qǐngqiú request
青蛙 qīngwā frog 
请问 qǐngwèn excuse me
亲戚 qīnqi relative
穷  qióng poor (no money)
起身 qǐshēn get up
其实 qíshí in fact
其他 qítā other
qiú to beg
qiú ball
秋 (天) qiū (tiān) autumn
秋水 qiūshuǐ autumn waters (trad. description of a girl’s beautiful eyes)
秋天 qiūtiān autumn
其中 qízhōng among them
旗子 qízi flag
妻子 qīzi wife
to go  
to take
quán complete
quān a circle
quān to lock up
拳 (头) quán (tóu) fist
权力  quánlì power (to rule over others)
取出 qǔchū take out
确保 quèbǎo to make sure
qún (measure word)
qún group or cluster
去年 qùnián last year
ràng to let, to cause
然后 ránhòu then
heat
热爱 rè’ài to adore
rén person, people
认出 rèn chū to recognize
仁慈 réncí kindness
认得 rèndé to know, to recognize
rēng to throw
仍然 réngrán still
任何 rènhé any
人间 rénjiān human world
人群 rénqún crowd
人参 rénshēn ginseng
认识 rènshí to understand
认为 rènwéi to believe
认真 rènzhēn serious
日 (子) rì (zi) day, days of life
容易 róngyì easy
荣誉 róngyù honor
ròu meat, flesh
to enter
ruǎn soft
如果 rúguǒ if, in case
thirty 
sàn scattered
sǎn umbrella
sān three
散步 sànbù take a walk
打扫 sǎo to clean
(indicates color)
僧 (人) sēng (rén) monk
森林 sēnlín forest
shā to kill
shā sand
shàn (measure word for windows, doors)
shàn fan
shān mountain
山脚下 shān jiǎoxià at the foot of the mountain
闪电 shǎndiàn lightning
山顶 shāndǐng mountain top
shàng on, up
伤(害) shāng (hài) hurt
上手 shàng shǒu get started
上行 shàng xíng upward
上一次 shàng yícì last time
上床 shàngchuáng go to bed
商店 shāngdiàn store
伤害 shānghài to hurt
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
上天 shàngtiān heaven
山谷 shāngǔ valley
伤心 shāngxīn sad
扇子 shànzi fan
shǎo less
shāo to burn
shé snake
shè to shoot, to emit
shéi who
shén god
shēn deep
身 (体) shēn (tǐ) body
神 (仙) shén (xiān) spirit, god
身上 shēn shang body
身边 shēnbiān around
shēng sound
shēng to give birth
圣 (人) shèng (rén) saint, holy sage
声 (音) shēng (yīn) sound
生出 shēng chū give birth to
圣父 shèng fù holy father
圣僧 shèng sēng holy monk, Bodhisattva
剩下  shèng xià remainder, rest
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
生长 shēngzhǎng to grow
绳子 shéngzi rope
身后 shēnhòu behind
什么 shénme what?
什么样 shénme yàng what kind
神奇 shénqí magical
身上 shēnshang body
身体 shēntǐ body
神仙 shénxiān immortal
舌头 shétou tongue
shí ten
shí time, moment, period
shì thing
shì to serve
shì scholar
shì city
shì is, yes
shì to taste, to try
湿 shī wet
诗 (歌) shī (gē) poetry
事 (情) shì (qing)  thing
石 (头) shí (tou) stone
食 (物) shí (wù) food
是不是 shì búshì is or is not?
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 (候) shíhòu time, moment, period
时间 shíjiān time, period
世界 shìjiè world
事情 shìqíng matter
尸体 shītǐ dead body
侍卫 shìwèi guard
食物 shíwù food
誓愿 shìyuàn vow
石柱 shízhù stone pillar
狮子 shīzi lion
虱子 shīzi louse
shòu thin
shǒu hand
shǒu (measure word for music, poems)
手把 shǒu bà handle
手臂 shǒubì arm
受到 shòudào to suffer
手帕 shǒupà handkerchief
受伤 shòushāng injured
手势 shǒushì gesture
守卫 shǒuwèi guard
手杖 shǒuzhàng cane
手指 shǒuzhǐ finger
shù number
shù to count
shù bundle
shū book
shū to lose
树 (木) shù (mù) tree
shuāng a pair
shuāng frost
蔬菜 shūcài vegetables
舒服 shūfú comfortable
shuí who
shuǐ water
睡 (觉) shuì (jiào) to sleep
睡不着 shuì bùzháo can’t sleep
水果 shuǐguǒ fruit
睡觉 shuìjiào to go to bed
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 bu chū huà speechless
说起 shuō qǐ to speak up
说完 shuō wán finish telling
说真话 shuō zhēn huà tell the truth
说过 shuōguò said
说话 shuōhuà to speak
说谎 shuōhuǎng lie
four
dead
silk
寺 (庙) sì (miào) temple
丝绸 sīchóu silk cloth
死去 sǐqù die
四周 sìzhōu all around
sōng loose
送 (给) sòng (gěi) to give a gift
松开 sōng kāi to release
宿 constellation
vegetable, vegetarian
suì years of age
suì to break up
碎布 suì bù rags
虽然 suīrán although
损失 sǔnshī loss
suǒ to lock 
所以 suǒyǐ so, therefore
所有 suǒyǒu all
素食 sùshí vegetarian food
tower
he, him
she, her
it
tái to lift
tài too
抬 (起) tái (qǐ) to lift up
抬头 táitóu to look up
太阳 tàiyáng sunlight
太子 tàizǐ prince
tán to bounce off
tán to talk
tān beach, shoal
弹奏 tán zòu to play
táng sugar
tǎng 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
桃子 táozi peach
逃 (走) táozǒu to escape
特别 tèbié special
téng pain
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
天宫 tiāngōng palace of heaven
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
跳起来 tiào qǐlái to jump up
跳入 tiào rù to jump in
跳出 tiàochū to jump out
跳舞 tiàowǔ to dance
跳蚤 tiàozǎo flea
tiě iron
tíng to stop
tīng to listen
停 (止) tíng (zhǐ) 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
停止 tíngzhǐ stop
梯子 tīzi ladder
tóng same
tóng copper
tòng pain
tǒng barrel, bucket
tōng through
痛 (苦) tòng (kǔ) suffering
铜水 tóng shuǐ liquid copper
通关 tōngguān clearance
同时 tóngshí in the meantime
同意 tóngyì to agree
统治者  tǒngzhì zhě ruler
tóu 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
土地神 tǔdì shén local earth spirit
退 tuì retreat
tuǐ leg
tuī to push
推开 tuī kāi push away
推倒 tuīdǎo to knock down
tuō to drag
脱 (下) tuō (xià) to take off (clothes)
突然 túrán suddenly
wài outer
外公 wàigōng maternal grandfather
外面 wàimiàn  outside
外衣 wàiyī coat
wán finish
wán to finish
wán to play
wàn ten thousand
wǎn late, night
wǎn bowl
wān 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
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
忘记 wàngjì forget
王母娘娘 wángmǔniángniáng queen mother
王子 wángzǐ prince
完全 wánquán complete
晚上 wǎnshàng evening
wéi encircle, surround
wèi for
wèi (measure word for people (polite))
wèi guard
wèi to feed
尾 (巴) wěi (bā) tail
伟大 wěidà great
味道 wèidào to taste
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
wèn to ask
wēn warm
闻 (到) wén (dào) to smell
问好 wènhǎo to say hello
温暖 wēnnuǎn warm
文书 wénshū written document
问题 wèntí problem, question
grip
I, me
no
to realize
understanding
fog
five
to dance
屋 (子) wū (zi) room
五角星 wǔ jiǎo xīng pentagram
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 mist
武器 wǔqì weapon
无用 wúyòng useless
to wash
to suck, to absorb
stream
西 west
xià down, under
xià to scare
吓坏 xià huài frightened
下棋 xià qí to play chess
下雨 xià yǔ to rain
下(去) xià(qù) go down
下来 xiàlái come down
下面 xiàmiàn underneath
线 xiàn thread
xiān immortal, celestial being
先  xiān first
xiàng like, to resemble
xiàng towards
xiǎng loud
xiǎng to want, to miss, to think of
xiāng mutually
xiāng box
xiāng fragrant, incense
向前 xiàng qián forward
向下 xiàng xià downward
想要 xiǎng yào to want to
乡村 xiāngcūn rural
想到 xiǎngdào to think
想法 xiǎngfǎ thought 
香火 xiānghuǒ incense
香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
想起 xiǎngqǐ to recall
向上 xiàngshàng upwards
享受 xiǎngshòu enjoy
相同 xiāngtóng the same
向往 xiàngwǎng to yearn for
相信 xiāngxìn to believe, to trust
想要 xiǎngyào to want
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
狭窄 xiázhǎi narrow
瞎子 xiāzi blind
xié evil
xié sandals
xiè to thank
xiě to write
xiē some
鞋 (子) xié (zi) shoe
邪恶 xié’è evil
谢谢 xièxie 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
xíng walk
xìng surname
xīng star
醒 (来) xǐng (lái) to wake up
形成 xíngchéng form
行动 xíngdòng action
幸福 xìngfú happy
星光 xīngguāng starlight
行李 xíngli baggage
星期 xīngqī week
兴趣 xìngqù interest
行人 xíngrén traveler
星宿 xīngsù constellation
行为 xíngwéi behavior
行星 xíngxīng planet
星星 xīngxīng star
性子 xìngzi temper
行走 xíngzǒu to walk
辛苦 xīnkǔ to work hard
心跳 xīntiào heartbeat
心意  xīnyì will
心愿 xīnyuàn wish
xióng bear
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 night
xiù embroidered
xiū to repair
休息 xiūxi to rest
休息 xiūxí rest
袖子 xiùzi sleeve
希望 xīwàng to hope
洗澡 xǐzǎo  to bathe
畜栏 xù lán corral
xuán mysterious
选(择) xuǎn (zé) select
宣布 xuānbù announce
悬崖 xuányá cliff
许多 xǔduō many
xuě blood
xuě snow
学 (习) xué (xí) to learn
xuè, xuě blood
雪堆 xuěduī snow drift
学会 xuéhuì to learn
学生 xuéshēng student
学习 xuéxí learn
学校 xuéxiào school
靴子 xuēzi boots
许可   xǔkě permission, license
虚弱 xūruò weak
需要 xūyào to need
tooth
沿 yán along
yān smoke 
宴 (会) yàn (huì) feast, banquet
眼 (睛) yǎn (jīng) eye
淹死 yān sǐ to drown
yáng goat or sheep
yáng masculine principle in Taoism
yǎng 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
宴会 yànhuì banquet
眼睛 yǎnjīng eye
厌倦  yànjuàn to grow weary of
淹没 yānmò to flood
颜色 yánsè color
沿着 yánzhe along
yáo to shake or twist
yào medicine
yào to want  
yǎo bite
yǎo to bite, to sting
yāo waist, small of back
要是 yào shi if
妖仙 yāo xiān immortal demon 
腰带 yāodài belt
要饭 yàofàn to beg
妖怪 yāoguài monster
邀请 yāoqǐng to invite
要求 yāoqiú to request
钥匙 yàoshi key
night
腋  armpit 
page
also, too
叶 (子) yè (zi) leaf
液体 yètǐ liquid
夜晚 yèwǎn night
爷爷 yéye grandfather
one
衣 (服) yī (fu) clothes
一百多种 yì bǎi duō zhǒng hundreds of kinds
一开始 yì kāishǐ at the beginning
以为 yǐ wéi think
一下 yí xià a bit
一百多年 yìbǎi duō nián a century or so
一般 yìbān generally
一般来说 yìbān lái shuō generally speaking
一边 yìbiān on the side
一次 yícì once
一道 yīdào together
一点 (儿) yìdiǎn (‘er) a little
一定 yídìng for sure
一共 yígòng altogether
以后 yǐhòu after
一会儿 yīhuǐ’er a while
已经 yǐjīng already
yīkuài (measure word)
一路 yílù throughout a journey
yín silver
yīn feminine principle in Taoism
yīn sound
yíng to win
yìng hard
yīng hawk
应该 yīnggāi should
影响 yǐngxiǎng influences
英雄 yīngxióng hero
隐士 yǐnshì hermit
因为 yīnwèi because
音乐 yīnyuè music
印章  yìnzhāng seal
一起 yìqǐ together
以前 yǐqián before
一切 yíqiè all
一生 yìshēng lifetime
一声 yīshēng to shout
医生 yīshēng doctor
意思 yìsi meaning
一头 yītóu one end
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
一阵 yīzhèn (measure word for short-duration events)
一直 yìzhí always, continuously
椅子 yǐzi chair
yòng to use
用力 yònglì to use effort or strength
永远不会    yǒngyuǎn bù huì will never
yóu oil
yóu journey
yòu again
yòu also
yòu right
yǒu to have
游 (泳) yóu (yǒng) to swim, to tour
有的时候 yǒu de shíhòu sometimes
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
游过 yóuguò to swim across/through
友好 yǒuhǎo friendly
有力 yǒulì powerful
有名 yǒumíng famous
游人 yóurén traveler
有人 yǒurén someone
有时 yǒushí sometimes
游戏 yóuxì  game
有些 yǒuxiē some
友谊 yǒuyì friendship
有意思 yǒuyìsi interesting
有用 yǒuyòng useful
犹豫  yóuyù hesitate
有罪 yǒuzuì guilty
fish
御  royal
jade
words, language
rain
遇 (到) yù (dào) encounter, meet
淤青    yū qīng bruise
yuán round
yuǎn far
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
原谅 yuánliàng to forgive
愿意 yuànyì willing
原因 yuányīn reason
院子 yuànzi courtyard
yuè more
月 (亮) yuè (liang)  moon, month
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
yún cloud
yūn to faint
运气 yùnqì luck
欲望 yùwàng desire
预先 yùxiān in advance
to smash
zài again
zài in, at
zài to exist
在我看来 zài wǒ kàn lái in my opinion
再也 zài yě never again
在一起 zài yīqǐ together
再见 zàijiàn goodbye
zāng dirty
zào make
zào to make
zǎo early
早晨 zǎochén morning
造成 zàochéng cause
早点 zǎodiǎn early
早饭 zǎofàn breakfast
早上 zǎoshàng morning
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 happened
怎样 zěnyàng how
zhǎ to blink
zhǎ to wink
zhāi to pick
zhàn to stand
战 (争) zhàn (zhēng) war
战斗 zhàndòu fighting
zhǎng long, to grow
zhāng (measure word for pages, flat objects)
zhāng chapter
张 (开) zhāng (kāi) open
长大 zhǎng dà to grow up
涨潮 zhǎngcháo high tide
丈夫 zhàngfu husband
长老 zhǎnglǎo elder
战士 zhànshì warrior
站住 zhànzhù stop
zhào according to
zhǎo to search for
zhǎo claw
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
招惹 zhāorě to provoke
zhe (indicates action in progress)
zhe to write
zhe with
zhè this
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 such
zhèn (measure word for short-duration events)
zhēn true, real
zhēn needle
真 (的) zhēn (de) really!
枕 (头) zhěn (tóu) pillow
zhèng correct, just
zhěng all
zhēng 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
正经 zhèngjīng serious
争论 zhēnglùn to argue
证人 zhèngrén witness
正直  zhèngzhí upright
针灸师 zhēnjiǔ shī acupuncturist
真是 zhēnshi really
真相 zhēnxiàng the truth
真心 zhēnxīn sincere
珍珠 zhēnzhū pearl
这些 zhèxiē these ones
这样 zhèyàng such
zhí straight
zhǐ only
zhǐ to point at
zhǐ paper
zhī of
zhī (measure word for animals)
zhī (measure word for stick-like things, armies, songs, flowers)
zhī (measure word)
zhī branch
智 (慧) zhì (huì) wisdom
直到 zhídào until
知道 zhīdào to know
指甲 zhǐjiǎ fingernail
之前 zhīqián prior to
至少 zhìshǎo at least
只是 zhǐshì just
指示 zhǐshì to instruct
只要 zhǐyào as long as
只有 zhǐyǒu only
侄子 zhízi nephew
zhòng a crowd
zhòng heavy, hard
zhǒng (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
重要 zhòngyào important
终于 zhōngyú at last
终于 zhōngyú finally
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 lord
zhǔ to cook
zhū pig
柱 (子) zhù (zi) pillar
抓 (住) zhuā (zhù) to arrest, to grab
爪 (子) zhuǎ (zi) claws 
抓痕 zhuā hén scratch
抓起来 zhuā qǐlái catch up
zhuǎn to turn
zhuàng (measure word for buildings, houses)
zhuāng to fill
庄稼 zhuāngjia crops
状元 zhuàngyuán champion, first place winner
转身 zhuǎnshēn turn around
转向 zhuǎnxiàng turn to
祝福 zhùfú blessing
zhuī to chase
准备 zhǔnbèi ready, prepare
桌 (子) zhuō (zi) table
捉弄 zhuōnòng to tease
主人 zhǔrén owner
主意 zhǔyì idea, plan, decision
柱子 zhùzi pole, pillar
zi son
written character
紫 (色) zǐ (sè) purple
字牌 zì pái a sign with words
自己 zìjǐ oneself
紫色 zǐsè purple
仔细 zǐxì careful
自信 zìxìn confidence
棕 (色) zōng (sè) brown
总是 zǒng shì always
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
走出 zǒuchū to go out
走动 zǒudòng to walk around
走路 zǒulù to walk down a road
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 at last, final
最近 zuìjìn recently
最少 zuìshǎo least
罪行 zuìxíng crime
尊 (敬) zūn (jìng) respect
zuò to do
zuò to sit
zuò (measure word for mountains, temples, big houses, …)
zuò seat
zuǒ left
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