Mandarin Chinese to English Dictionary (using Pinyin)
for theocratic use with
Mandarin Chinese Introductory Course

 

aa

|b|bǎ|b|ba||b|bě|b|be||b|bǐ|b|bi||b|bǒ|b|bo||b|bǔ|b|bu

|c|cǎ|c|ca||c|cě|c|ce|ch|ch||c|cǐ|c|ci||c|cǒ|c|co||c|cǔ|c|cu

|d|dǎ|d|da||d|dě|d|de||d|dǐ|d|di||d|dǒ|d|do||d|dǔ|d|du

e

|f|fǎ|f|fa||f|fě|f|fe||f|fǒ|f|fo||f|fǔ|f|fu

|g|gǎ|g|ga||g|gě|g|ge||g|gǒ|g|go||g|gǔ|g|gu

|h|hǎ|h|ha||h|hě|h|he||h|hǒ|h|ho||h|hǔ|h|hu

i

|j||j|jia|jie|jiu||j|jǔ|j|ju|j

|k|kǎ|k|ka||k|kě|k|ke||k|kǒ|k|ko||k|kǔ|k|ku

|l|lǎ|l|la||l|lě|l|le||l|lǐ|l|li||l|lǒ|l|lo||l|lǔ|l|l

ma|me|mi|mo|mu

|n|nǎ|n|na||n|ně|n|ne||n|nǐ|n|ni||n|nǒ|n|no||n|nǔ|n|nu|n

o

|p|pǎ|p|pa||p|pě|p|pe||p|pǐ|p|pi||p|pǒ|p|po||p|pǔ|p|pu

|q||q|qi||q|qǔ|q|qu|qua|que

|r|rǎ|r|ra||r|rě|r|re||r|rǐ|r|ri||r|rǒ|r|ro||r|rǔ|r|ru

|s|sǎ|s|sa||s|sě|s|se|shā|sh|shǎ|sh|shē|sh|shě|sh|shī|sh|shǐ|sh|sho| |shū|shua|shui|shuo||s|sǐ|s|si||s|sǒ|s|so||s|sǔ|s|su

|t|tǎ|t|ta||t|tě|t|te||t|tǐ|t|ti||t|tǒ|t|to||t|tǔ|t|tu

|w||w||w||w||w|wǒ|w|wo||w|wǔ|w|wu

|x||x|xiā|xi|xiǎ|xi|xie|xio|xiu||x|xǔ|x|xu|x

|y||y||y||y||y||y||y||y||y||y|yua|yue|y

|z||z||z|zě|z|ze|zhā|zh|zhǎ|zh|zhē|zh|zhě|zh|zhī|zh|zhǐ|zh|zhō| zhǒ|zh|zhū|zh|zhǔ|zh|zhu||z|zǐ|z|zi||z|zǒ|z|zo||z|zǔ|z|zu|zua| zuǐ|zu|zuō|zu|zuǒ|zu|


 

Notes

1 The list of Pinyin words is arranged in Roman (English) alphabetical order for each letter, irrespective of groupings that respresent Chinese syllables or their order in Chinese Hanzi writing based on radical and character indices.

However, where two words are the same in Pinyin, they have been listed in most cases in the order of their Chinese Hanzi characters.

2 Consonants are listed in English alphabetical order: b, c, d, etc.

3 Vowels are ordered in English alphabetical order, and these have been arranged further according to Mandarin Chinese tones:

ā, , ǎ, , a,

ē, , ě, , e,

ī, , ǐ, , i,

ō, , ǒ, , o,

ū, , ǔ, , u, ǖ, ǘ, ǚ, ǜ,

4 Preference varies as to whether certain Mandarin expressions have spaces between their elements. For example, dictionaries may show the Mandarin Pinyin word for security as ān qun or as ānqun. If you cannot find an expression listed with spaces, please look for it without spaces. Where ng is followed by a vowel, n'g or ng' is shown to separate syllables, even when this is not common practice.


 

Mandarin Chinese to English

 

##a

 

ā

Oh!

ā

particle at the end of a sentence expressing admiration, warning or request

Ā'ērfǎ

Alpha

Āfhn

Afghanistan

Āgēntng

Argentina

āgpi (See also: jīy yunz de i)

agap

āi

but oh!

āi

oh! (but oh!)

āitng

mourning

āiyā

dear (Oh dear!)

āiyā

My word!

āiyā

Oh dear! (My word!)

āiyā

word (My word!)

āi

close to (to get close to)

āi

near (to be near to)

Ālāb

Arabia

Ālāmǐyǔ

Aramaic

ān

peaceful (secure; content)

ān

secure (peaceful)

ān

settle down (to settle down; to install)

ānchā

insert (to insert)

ānchā

plant (to plant)

āndng

calm down (to calm down; to stabilize)

āndng

settle (to settle down; to calm down; to stabilize)

āndng

stabilize (to stabilize; to calm down; to settle down)

āndn

settle (to settle in)

ānfng

allocate (to allocate places; to arrange; to place)

ānfng

arrange (to arrange; to place)

ānfng

place (to place; to arrange)

āngzāng

dirty

āngzāng

filthy

ānjng

peaceful (quiet)

ānjng

quiet (peaceful; silent)

ānjng

silent (peaceful)

ānnng

peace (stability)

ānnng

stability (peace)

ānpi

arrangement (arranging; organizing)

ānpi

organizing (arrangement; arranging)

ānpi

planned activities (arrangements)

ānpi

programme (program for a course, studies)

ānpi

arrange (to arrange; to fix up; to organize; to plan)

ānpi

fix up (to f; to arrange; to organize)

ānpi

arrange (to arrange; to organize; to plan)

ānpi

plan (to plan; to arrange; to organize)

ānqun

safe (security)

ānqun

security (safe)

ānqundi

safety belt

ānwi

comfort (to comfort; to console; ro rea-ssure)

ānwi

console (to console; to comfort; to re-assure)

ānwi

comfort (consolation; reassurance)

ānwi

consolation (comfort; reassurance)

ānwi

reassurance (comfort; consolation)

ānxīn

feel at ease (to f); to be relieved

ānxīr

Passover

ānzh; ānfng

place (to place; to arrange; to allocate places)

ānzhuāng

install (to install e.g. a computer)

ānzi

saddle

āsīpǐln

aspirin

āy

auntie (nanny; baby-sitter)

āy

baby-sitter (nanny; auntie)

āy

auntie; nanny; baby-sitter

i

suffer (to suffer; to endure)

i

cancer

i jī dǐ

suffer from hunger (to s)

nggu

costly

ǎi

low (short; not high; not tall)

ǎi

short (not high; not tall; low)

i

love (affection)

i

love (to love [someone]; to like very much)

i lnrn de xīn

love for neighbour (love of neighbour; neighbourly love)

i sh yǒng b xiāotu de

love never fails

ichēng

nickname (favorable)

idi

love deeply (to l)

i'ěrln

Ireland

i'ěrln [-de|-rn|-wn|-yǔ] (See: D)

Irish (See: German: of, person, lang.)

iho

hobby

iho

love (to love [something]; to be keen on; to be fond of)

ah

cherish (to cherish; to treasure; to protect; to care for)

iqng

love; affection; passion

iren

husband; wife

ixī

kind (to be kind to; to cherish; to use sparingly)

i'xīn

love (to love)

izībng

Aids; AIDS

n

per; by; according to, on the basis of

n

according to; on the basis of

n

basis (on the basis of); per; by; according to

n

depress (to depress; to press; to put pressure on)

n

press (to press; to depress; to put pressure on)

n

pressure (to put pressure on); to depress to press

n

press (to press by hand e.g. a button)

n

control (to control; to restrict; to restrain)

n

restrict (to restrict; to restrain)

n

restrain (to restrain; to control; to restrict)

n

bank; shore; seaside; coast

n

coast; bank; shore; seaside

n

seaside; bank; shore; coast

n

shore; bank; seaside; coast

n

dark; dull; dim; hidden; secluded; secret

n

secret; dark; dull; dim; hidden; secluded

n

secluded; dark; dull; dim; hidden; secret

n

hidden; dark; dull; dim; secluded; secret

n

dim; dark; dull; hidden; secluded; secret

n

dull; dark; dim; hidden; secluded; secret

n lng

ring (to ring a bell; ting-a-ling on a bicycle or door)

ndn

pale (moon)

nlng

ring (to ring a bell)

nm

massage (to massage)

nsh

according to time; on time; punctual; punctually

nsh

punctual; punctually; according to time; on time;

nsh

time (on time; according to time; punctual; punctually)

nzho

according to; in relation to; on the basis of

nzho

relation (in relation to; according to; on the basis of)

nzho

basis (on the basis of; according to; in relation to)

odly

Australia

odly [-de|-rn] (See: D)

Australian (See: German: of, person)

odl

Austria

odl [-de|-rn] (See: D)

Austrian (See: German: of, person)

ahuǐ

regret (to regret; to repent)

ahuǐ

repent (to repent; to regret)

olnpǐk [Yndnghu]

Olympic (games)

omn

proud; arrogant; haughty

omn

arrogant; proud; haughty

omn

haughty; proud; arrogant

omn

Macao

onǎo

annoyed; upset

onǎo

upset; annoyed

oynhu

Olympics

ozhōu

Australia

##ba

 

eight

Bājīstǎn

Pakistan

bāliwǔ

ballet

Bāl

Paris

bān

school class; duty shift; team; work group

bān

duty shift; school class; team; work group

bān

team; school class; duty shift; work group

bān

work group; school class; duty shift; team

bān (MW)

(as public transport services)

nbān huǒchē (bān is a MW)

that train service

bān

move (to move house); to remove; to move

bān

move (to move); to move house; to remove

bān

remove (to remove); to move house; to move

bān

move (to move) from one place to another

bǎ bānchūlai

outside (to bring outside)

bāng

assist (to assist); to help

bāng

help (to help); to assist

bānggōng

au pair; help; maid

bāngmng

assistance; help

bāngshǒu

au pair; help; maid

bāngzh; bāngzhu

assistance; help; to assist; help

bānjī

flight

bānjīho

flight number

bān jiā

to move house

bǎ bānchūlai

to bring outside

bǎ bānkai

to move out of the way

bānzhǎng

head of team or class

bānzǒu

to move away (to go and live elsewhere)

bānzǒu

to remove (take away by hand)

bāo (MW)

(as parcels, packages of)

zhbāo zzh (bāo is a MW)

this packet of magazines

bāo

bag; parcel; bundle

bāo

to make a parcel; wrap

bāo

to include

bāo

to make (i.e. wrap dumplings)

bāo

to guarantee; assure

bāo

to hire; charter

bāoguǒ (MW is [y]jin)

parcel; package

bāoku

to include; comprise; included; including

bāop; bāo p (See also: xiāo p )

to peel (by hand)

bāozhuāng

to pack; wrap up; bundle

bāozi

a sort of steamed bun

bāsh

eighty

Bāyu

August

bāzh

moustache; mustache

b

to extract; pull out; select; choose

b

to capture; grasp; seize

bi [de]

white; pure; blank; plain; vernacular

bi

free of charge; to no effect; in vain

bi jingyu

salty soy sauce

bibi

free

bici

Chinese cabbage

bichī

idiot

bijiǔ

strong alcohol

bilnd jiǔ

brandy

bis [de]

white colour(ed)

bitiān

daytime; day; in the day

bo

thin; slight

bo

coldly; not generously (form of treatment)

bojiānbǐng

pancake

bǎ (MW)

(as handfuls, bunches of, items handled)

sbǎ yǐzi (bǎ is a MW)

four umbrellas

toward (a grammatical tool that enables the normal word order to be reversed, so that the object that would normally be located after the verb can be put before the verb, but it is still the verb's object)

bǎ jiāo gěi

to leave behind for safekeeping

bǎ nǐde shū n hu jiā

take your book back home

bǎi
bǎi

hundred
hundred

bǎi cānzhuō

to set; lay place settings (on table)

bǎifēnbǐ

percentage

bǎifěnzhī
bǎifěnzhī X

per cent
X per cent

bǎihushāngdin

department store

bituō

rid; to get rid of

bǎiwn

million

bǎiwnj

millions

bǎi zhuōzi

to lay the table

bǎn

plate; board; plank

bǎngji

to kidnap

bǎngyng

good example; pattern model

bǎnqi

cricket (game)

bǎo

full; replete; fully

bǎo

fat; plump

bǎo

to protect; to maintain; keep

bǎo

to ensure

bǎoch

to keep; continue; stay; maintain

bǎogu

precious; valuable

bǎoh

protection; to protect; guard

bǎohrn

protector; guardian

bǎoku zhhǎo

to cure

bǎolěi

fortress

bǎolngqi

bowling (game)

bǎoli

reservation; to retain; reserve; hold on to

bǎolid

reserve (for animals)

bǎom

to keep a secret

bǎoshǒu

conservative

bǎowi

to protect; defend (as in war)

bǎowi rnyun

guard officer (of a building)

bǎoxiǎn

insurance; to insure

bǎozhng

guarantee; to guarantee; assure; pledge

bǎozu

established

bǎshǒu

handle

bǎw

reliability; sureness

yǒu bǎw

reliable; safe; sure

bba; f qīn

father; dad

bgōng

to go on strike

bi

to be defeated; wither

bihui

to spoil; defeat

bn

half; semi-

bn

cloves

bn

to handle; set up; manage; operate; run

bn

to organize; run

bn sh de

slightly cooked; rare

bndǎotǐ

transistor; semi-conductor

bnfǎ

method; way (how a situation is handled)

bng

excellent

bng

pound (weight)

bn'ge xiǎosh

half hour

bn'gōng

to deal with official matters

bn'gōnglu

office block

bn'gōngsh

office (place of work)

bngwǎn

dusk; nightfall

bnlǐ ldin shǒux

check out (registration)

bnlǐ zhdin shǒux

check in (registration)

bnlǚ

spouse; partner (in love)

bnqi

baseball (game)

bnsh

to deal with matters

bnshch

departmental office

bnshde

rare; uncooked

bntiān

quite a long time; half a day

bnyn

to play a role

bny

midnight; in the middle of the night

bny

half a night

bo

to enfold; embrace; wrap in arms; harbour

bo

sorry; to apologize; say sorry

bo

newspaper; periodical; report; news; warning

bo

leopard

bo

to burst (balloon)

bochu

revenge; payment back; reward

bod

to pay back (gratefully)

bodo

to register; check in; report for duty

bodo

reporting of news; to report on news

bofā

to break out; erupt (violence)

bof; xingxīn (See also: yěxīn, shēwng)

ambition (for success, progress)

yǒu bof de (See also: yěxīn, shēwng)

ambitious (for success, progress)

bof

revenge; desire to get back

bogo

lecture; speech; talk; report; to inform; report

bagorn

reporter

boguān

to declare (at customs)

bokān xiāoshudin

newsagents

bomng

to register (sign in, sign up)

boqǐlai

to pick up (a baby)

boqin

sorry!

boyun

to complain; grumble

bozh (MW is [y]c )

explosion

bozh

to explode

shǐ bozh

to let off; set off (make explode)

bozhǐ (MW is [y]zhāng )

newspaper; newspaper print (single sheet)

bozhǐ (MW is [y]fn )

newspaper; newspaper print (sheets)

ba

indeed (particle to suggest an action be done)

ba

then (particle implying agreement or confirmation)

##be

 

bēi (MW)

(as vessel(s) of)

bēi

cup; tumbler; glass; trophy cup; a cup of

bēi

to bear; carry (a load)

bēi

tablet; stone (for commemoration)

bēi'āi

sorrow

bēiguān

pessimistic

bēiguānzhě

pessimist

bēiguānzhǔy

pessimism

bēiguānzhǔyzhě

pessimist

bēiguānzhǔyzhě de

pessimistic

bēishāng

sad; sorrowful; distress

bēitng

saddened; grieved

bēizi

mug; cup; tumbler; glass (for drinking)

bēngdi

bandage

běi

north

Běi Měizhōu

North America

běibiān

the north side; the North; on the north

běib

the northern part

běifāng

the north; the northern part

Běijīng

Beijing; Peking

běij

North Pole

běn (MW)

(as volumes, of things bound)

jiǔběn shū (běn is a MW)

nine books

běn

edition

běn

oneself; personally; in person

běn

originally

běnjī

dustpan

běnli

original; first; at first; originally

běnlǐng

ability; skill; capability

běnshi

ability

běnxng

nature; inborn characteristic

běnzh

fundamental nature; essence; true nature

běnzi

exercise book; notebook

bi

the backof someone or something

bi
X bi

times; occasions

X-fold (where X is a number)

bi (e.g. Tā bi wǒ gosu le) (See: bǎ)

by (e.g. He was told by me)

bi cijiǎn

to be made redundant (from work)

bi cijiǎn de

redundant (from work)

bi jnzhǐ de

forbidden

bi shāohuǐ

burned down; burned out

bi xizhe

frightened

bibāo

rucksack

bib

the back

bihu

behind; to the rear of; at the back of

bijǐng

the background (of a picture); setting (story)

yǐ wi bijǐng

to have as a setting; be set in

bik

seashell

bimin

reverse side; back of

bip

to be obliged to

bir

bedding

bixīn

vest; undershirt

bizi

duvet; bed-cover; quilt

bn

dim; slow; stupid; clumsy; dumb

bng

pump

##bi

 

to force; press; compel; extort

to advance to; press on close to

to draw close to; press against; surge on

bīng

ice

bīng

troops; soldier(s)

bīngdng

frozen

bīngdngle de

frozen (by a drop in temperature)

bīngjīlng

ice cream

bīngqln

ice-cream

bīngqi

ice hockey

bīn'guǎn

guesthouse; hotel

bīngxiāng; dinbīngxiāng (MW is [y]ti )

refrigerator

bīngzhn

chilled

bīnyǔ

object (of a sentence)

bcǐ; hxiāng

one another; mutually

bkǒng

nostril

bngbo

hail

bzi

nose

compared to; compared with; than

bǐ (e.g. ytiān bǐ ytiān gāo)

more and more each (e.g. taller every day)

against; versus; to (game score)

to compare; emulate; make a comparison

brush; pen; brush stroke

(MW)

(as sums of [money])

zhbǐ qin (bǐ is a MW)

this sum of money

(MW)

(as deals in business)

nbǐ jiāoy (bǐ is a MW)

that deal

bǐ hǎo

better than

bǐ [tā]

more than [that]

bǐbǐ

to compare; emulate; make a comparison

bǐfāng

for example; e.g.; such as

bǐfāng [shuō]

to state an example; for example

bǐj

notes; record; memo; reminder

bǐjběn

notebook

bǐjio

relatively; fairly; quite; rather

bǐjio

to compare; contrast

bǐjio hǎo

better; rather better; preferable

bǐjio xǐhuan

to prefer

bǐl

proportion; ratio

bǐnggān

biscuit; cookie; cracker

bǐr

for example

bǐr [shuō]

to state an example; for example

bǐsbǐng

pizza

bǐsi (See also: wnd)

competition; match; game; contest

bǐsi yng de mǎ (MW is [y]p )

racehorse

bǐy

to translate

bǐyibǐ

to compare; emulate; make a comparison

bǐyǒu

penfriend

b

to close; shut

b

to avoid

b

to prevent; repel

b zuǐ!

Shut up! Be quiet!

bjng

after all

bkāi

to avoid

bmiǎn

to avoid; avert; prevent

bnnzhě

refugee

bnn

to flee; hide from; take refuge

bnn

to seek asylum

bng

illness; sickness; disease; to be ill; to fall ill

bng

really; in fact; actually

bng

also; and; too

bng

and; not only X but also Y; moreover

bngfng

hospital room; ward

bngjūn

bacteria; germs

bng; shēngbng

sick; ill

tā bngle

he got sick

bngrn

patient; sick person

brn

certain; unavoidable; inexorable; inevitable

bshng yǎnjīng

to close eyes

bxū ; ydng di ; bdb

to have an obligation to; must

bxū

necessary

byo

necessary

by

to finish at school; graduate

by

benefits; relief

byn

contraception; contraceptive

byntio

contraceptive (for males)

bynyo

contraceptive; pill; (for females)

biān (See also: min)

side; border; edge

biān

to edit; compile; arrange; set in order; weave

biān biān

to do both and (at the same time)

biānf

bat (mammal)

biānji

border; boundary

yuzhng biānmǎ

area code; postcode

biānxiě

-based

biānyun

border; edge

biānzo

to invent; make up

biānzh

to weave

biāodiǎn

punctuation

biāodiǎn fho

punctuation mark

biāot

headline

biāozh (See also: zhāopi, pizi )

sign; symbol; traffic sign

biāozhǔn

standard; level; to a high standard

biāozhǔnhu

standardization

biǎn

flat; punctured

biǎo

form; list; table

biǎo

meter; gauge; watch; wristwatch

biǎo

with two common non-paternal grandparents

biǎod

to express ideas; feelings

biǎod

younger male cousin

biǎogē

elder male cousin

biǎog

form; to fill out a form

biǎojiě

elder female cousin

biǎomin

surface; outer appearance; countenance

biǎomi

younger female cousin

biǎomng

to demonstrate; show; make clear; express

biǎomng

to indicate; imply

biǎoqng

expression; facial gesture

biǎosh

to show; indicate; express

biǎosh bmǎn

to frown; express dissatisfaction

biǎosh yuny

to offer to do

biǎoxin

behaviour; expression

biǎoxin

to show; display; manifest

biǎoxin

to show off; behave

biǎoyng

to praise

biǎoyǎn

show; performance; to act; perform

biāozhǔn

standard; to a high standard

biāozhǔnhu

standardization

bin (verbal MW)

(as complete process cycles of)

Shngjīng tā knle sānbin (bin: ver. MW)

He has read the Bible three times.

bǎ tngyng de hu yu shuōle yī bin

He said once more the same word.

biǎosh

to symbolize; represent

biǎot

title (of book, film)

biǎoxin

to behave

biǎoyng

to praise

biǎoyǎn

show; performance (live)

bin

to change; be changed; be transformed

bin[de]

to become (followed by an adjective)

tin bin lěng le

it has become cold

bin

to transform; change; alter

bin

then; at the time when; convenient

bin

everywhere; throughout; all over

binbichu

to identify; distinguish; make out

binchng

to swap for; change into (followed by a noun)

binhǎo

to get better; improve

binh

to defend (verbally)

binhu

change; transformation; to vary; change

binhui

spoiled (food)

binl

convenient

binln

to argue

binm

constipation

bintio

note (informal written message)

binwide

spoiled (food)

binzi

plait

bi

do not; don't; not to; other

bi kqi

don't be polite

bi rn

others; other people; another person

bi zi zhyng

don't do this way any more!; stop it!

bide

other; anything else

biren; bi rn

others; other people; another person

bizhēn (MW is [y] gēn)

pin

##bo

 

bō dinhu

to dial the telephone

bōci

spinach

bōfng

to play; put on (recorded music)

bōlng

wave (of sea)

bōli

glass

ykui bōli

a sheet of glass

bōli bēi

a glass

bōlu

pineapple

bōtāo xiōngyǒng de

rough (condition due to weather)

bōyīn

to broadcast

bbo

uncle; father's elder brother

bf

uncle; father's elder brother

bmǔ

aunt; wife of father's elder brother

brn

to get heated up quickly (in anger); fly into

bw

mist

bwguǎn

museum

bzi

neck

bǒjiǎo

lameness

bǒjiǎo de

lame

bji

dustpan

##bu

 

b (form of b before fourth tone   )

no; not

b b hu dinhu

don't bother (to call back)

b b hu dinhu

don't call us: we'll call you!

gǎnj bcu

to feel O.K. (feel there's no health problem)

b do

less than (some value)

b kqi

you are welcome (i.e. not stand on ceremony)

b kqi

Not at all (responding expression of thanks)

b kqi

don't be polite

b kqi de

impolite

b xing

not look like

b xi

not at all

b yo

do not

b yojǐn

not serious; unimportant

b yng

no need to (be)

b yng xi

not at all (lit. no need thank)

b zi

no more

b zi

absent

b zhngqu

wrong; incorrect

bb

won't have to; to be unnecessary

bcu

not bad; quite good; yes: correct

gǎnj bcu

to feel O.K. (feel there's no health problem)

bd

no longer; not too; not very

bdn

not only

bdn rqiě

not only but also

bdodde

wrong (morally); immoral

bdun

continuously; uninterruptedly; continually

bdun

to keep on

bg

to ignore

bgu

reasonable (not a bad price)

bgu

but; however; nevertheless; just; merely; only

bjinle

finished; gone

bln

no matter what; whatever happens;

bsh

not; no (with verbs or adjectives)

bxng

unfortunate circumstances; misfortune

bxng

sad; unfortunate; unlucky

byo

don't! mustn't!

byojǐn

never mind; it doesn't matter

by

unrighteous

to mend; patch; repair; replace

supply; nourish

bǔ chēdi

to mend a tyre

bǔ shēntǐ

to build up the body

bǔ y

to fish (by net)

bǔchōng

to replenish; supplement; supplementary

bǔchōng cilio

additional materials

bǔding

patch (mending holes in things)

bǔhu

to capture

bǔk

to catch up on missed study sessions

bǔx

to take supplementary study sessions

b
(pronounced b before 4th tone words, for example, b sh)

No; not

b
(pronounced b before 4th tone words, for example, b sh)

not; No

b!

No! That's not so! (responding to positive words)

shde!; (b!)

But it is! = No!; that's not the case! (faulting a negative suggestion)

b

not
(Note that normally, Yes or No are achieved by repeating the verb that was in the question. For example, Do you not know? when you know, is answered: [I] know! When you do not know, it is answered: [I] not know.)

bxǔ !; jnzhǐ !

No ! (not permitted)

b

cloth; cotton material

b

situation; state; condition; stage; step; pace

b

part; section; phase; zone; area; department

b (MW)

(as films, novels of)

sb xiǎoshuō (b used here is a MW)

four novels

b chāochū qnglǐ zhīwi

within reason

b chng

seldom; not often

b chngdu de; dānzhī de

odd; one remaining without a partner

mi b chū (See also: mi de chū: can sell)

cannot sell

b fen

part; portion; section

b gāoxng

unhappy

b gǎn dāng

thanks for the compliment: I don't deserve it

b guānghu; b png

rough; not smooth

b hǎoysi

to feel bad; embarrassed

b jg

to fail

b kěnng

impossible

b png

rough; not smooth

b tng

separate; different; distinct

b xng

not that good

b xǐhuan

to hate

b xiǎng

not to want to

b xǔ

to not let; not allow; not be allowed

b zěnmeyng

not so good

bdb ; bxū ; ydng di

to have an obligation to; must; cannot but

bdliǎo

important; extreme; very serious

de bdliǎo

extremely

bdīng

pudding

bdu

military unit; army; troops

bfn; bfen

part; portion; section

bgǎndāng

thanks for the compliment: I don't deserve it

bguǎn

not matter ; however

bhǎoysi

to feel bad; embarrassed

bjǐn

not only

bjǐn rcǐ

moreover; not only that

bjin; lngjin

part (mechanical)

bjiǔ

soon; before long; soon after; not long after

bjiǔ

shortly (a little while before or after)

bkě bmiǎn de

inevitable

bkěn

to reject; refuse

blio

textile; fabric

blu

tribe

bmǎn

resentment

du bmǎn

to resent

bmn

government department

bmn

company branch or section

bpng

unfair; unjust; resentful; indignant

bqiāng (MW is [y]zhī )

rifle

brn

else; otherwise; if not then

br

ought to ; had best do

br (See also r)

not compare well with

bshǎo

a fair amount of; no little; no lack of

btng

not the same; different; distinct; dissimilar

btng de

different; another

bwnměi

imperfect

bxng

to be not working properly; not that good

bxng

no way; out the question

bxǐhuan

to hate

bxǐng-rnsh

confusion

bxiǎng

not to want to

bxǔ

to not let; forbid; not allow; not be allowed

bxǔ !; jnzhǐ !

No ! (not permitted); not be permitted

bydng

not for certain; not necessarily

bzěnmeyng

not so good

bzhǎng

head of department; minister (governmental)

bzh

to decorate; fix up; assign; arrange

bz

lacking

bzde

scarce

##ca

 

to clean; wipe; spread; polish

cādio

to rub out

cāi

to guess

cāixiǎng

to suppose; suspect; guess

cāling

to polish

cān

food; meal; meals

cān

to join

cān jūn

to join the army

cānchē

vehicle or car for dining; restaurant carriage

cāng

room on a ship; cabin

cāngbi

pale (face, etc.)

cāngk

storehouse

cān'guān

to visit; tour; look at; go around

cān'guǎn

restaurant

Zhōnggu cān'guǎn (MW is [y]jiā )

Chinese restaurant

cāngyng; cāngying

fly (insect)

cānjiā

to attend; participate in; join; take part in

cānjiā jhu

to attend meetings

cānjiā pi du

to join a queue

cānkǎo

reference item; to refer to; consult

cānmu

staff officer; adviser; to advise; give advice

cāntīng

restaurant; canteen; dining hall

cānyǔ

to go along; join in

cāny

to embrace

cāochǎng

sports ground; playground; school field

cāochǎng

marching area

cāolin

drill; training exercise

cāozu

to operate; control the workings of

cāozu rnyun (See also: dinhu )

operator (running a machine)

cāozu xtǒng

operating system (of a computer)

cāq

to wipe

cāxǐ

to scrub

ci

ability; talent

ci

only; only then; only just; not until

cichǎn

property

cidng; ciju

to rule; decide; determine; decree

cifeng

tailor; clothier; dressmaker

cif

wealth

ciju

to rule; decide; determine; decree

cilio (MW is [y]fn)

material information; data

cilio (MW is [y]zhǒng)

material; substance; ingredient

yun cilio

raw materials

cinng

ability; talent

cinng

can; to be able

cipn

judge; referee

ciw

belongings

cizhng

finance

cizǐ

talented student

cnfi

physically disabled

cng

to hide; store up

cngqǐli

to hide

cnj

handicapped

cnk

brutal; cruel; brutality; cruelty

cnku
[gǎndo] cnku

ashamed; embarrassed
[to feel] ashamed

cnku
[gǎndo] cnku

embarrassed; ashamed
[to feel] embarrassed

cnrěn

cruel

cozde; zoshēng d

noisy (making excessive volume of sound)

cozshēng

noise (made by excessive volume of sound)

cǎi

to pick; harvest; gather

cǎi

to step on; stand on

cǎifǎng

to collect news material

cǎifǎng

to do interviews (for the media)

cǎigu

to buy; purchase

cǎihng (MW is [y]do]

rainbow

cǎijiǎng

lottery

cǎin

to adopt

cǎipio

lottery; lottery ticket

cǎiqǔ

to take; adopt; take steps

cǎiqǔ

in effect

cǎis

colour; having many colours

cǎiyng

to use; take on for use; adopt

cǎn

pitiful; miserable

cǎo

straw; grass

cǎod

lawn; meaadow

cǎomi

strawberry

cǎopin (MW is [y]y)

blade of grass

cǎoyun

grasslands; prairies

ci

food dish or course; vegetable

cidān

menu

cnln

bright; magnificent

##ce

 

cng (MW)

(as floors, storeys, layers, sheets of)
(The ground floor counts as the first floor)

sāncng yuqī (cng here is a MW)

three coats of paint

cng

layer; floor; storey

cng

sometime ago; ever before; have already

cngjīng

previously; once; formerly

c (MW)

(as volumes or copies of books of)

dili liǎngc X (c here is a MW)

Bring two volumes of X (e.g. Insight)

c

side of one's body

cling

to measure

cl

strategy; ploy; tactics

csuǒ

toilet; bathroom

cyn

test; to test

czhe shēnzi tǎngzhe

to lie on one's side

##ch

 

chā

to insert; interject;interpolate; plant

chābi

difference (figures don't tally)

chādu

to jump a queue

chāi

to rip open; undo

chāich

to remove (part of a building)

chāidio

to pull down; demolish

chāiqiǎn

to intervene

chānjiā

in (joining in)

chāo

to copy; imitate; write a copy

chāo

to go beyond; exceed; overtake

chāo chē

to overtake a vehicle

chāochū

to go beyond; in excess of one's ability

chāogu

to go beyond; exceed; overtake

chāogu yling chē

to overtake a car; pass a car

chāoj shchǎng

supermarket

chāopio (MW is [y]zhāng)

note (money)

chāoxiě

to make a [good] copy

chāoyu

to overtake; pass

chāozhng

overweight

chāozhng le

exceeded the weight limit

chātu

plug (electric)

chāy

difference (in quality)

chāzi

fork

chāzu

socket (electric)

ch

to look up (something)

ch

tea

ch

to examine; investigate; research; look up

chbēi

teacup

chbēidi

saucer

chdiǎn

tea with nibbles

chguǎn

teahouse

chh

teapot

chiyu

diesel

chng

often

chng

long (size)

chng

to try the taste; sample

duī chng ne?

how long?

chng jīngj

to sing peking opera

chng zh [zi]

to be based in (location)

chngbǐng pngdǐguō

saucepan

chngbǐngsho

ladle; scoop; dipper

chngchng

often; occasionally; now and again

chng[chang]

to taste

Chngchng

The Great Wall

chngch

good points; fine qualities

chngdng

bench

chngd

flute

chngd

length

chngfāngxng

rectangle

chngguī

routine

chnghun

to pay back (debts)

chngjīngj

to sing peking opera

Chngjiāng

Yangtze River

chngjiǔ

long-lasting

chngmin

long

chngqī

a long time period

chngsh

to attempt; try

chngshu

long life

chngshu min

noodles

chngt

a long distance; long-distance

chngt dinhu

long-distance call

chngt qchē

coach

chngwi

to give off a certain taste (spicy; sour; salty)

cho

dynasty; to face; in the direction of (place)

cho (See also: wō)

nest (birds')

choshī

damp; humid

Choxiān; Choxiǎn

North Korea

choxio

to jeer; mock

chy

tea leaves

chǎnshēng

to bring about; to come about

chǎng (nominal MW)

(as illnesses, disasters, shows, debates)

sānchǎng bng (chǎng here is a MW)

three illnesses (whole process)

ychǎng zhnzhēng (chǎng here is a MW)

a war (whole process)

schǎng dinyǐng (chǎng here is a MW)

four films (whole process)

chǎng (verbal MW)

(as occasions when a process occured)

tā li zhr xux liǎngchǎng. (verbal MW)

He came here and studied twice.

chǎng

place for people to gather; court; ground

chǎngd

pitch (for games)

chǎngh

an event; occasion

tshū chǎnghe

special occasion

chǎnpǐn

produce; yield; product

chǎnshēng

to produce; result in; bring about

chǎntng