Category Archives: Language

一些 (yi xie): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

一些 (Chinese PinYin: [yī xiē]; traditional Chinese:一些) may mean: (1) numeral. a few, e.g. 一些地区 (a few regions); (2) numeral. some, e.g. 一些疾病 (some diseases); (3) numeral. placed after an adjective, indicating a slight change in degree, e.g. 走快一些 (go faster). Literally: 一 (one) + 些 (some). It is a high-frequency word used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

没有 (mei you): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

没有 (Chinese PinYin: [méi yǒu]; traditional Chinese:沒有) may mean: (1) verb. be without, e.g. 没有办法 (be without means); (2) adv. not, e.g. 没有通过 (does not pass). Literally: 没 (no) + 有 (exist). It is a high-frequency word that can be used in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Some example phrases and expressions are: 没有把握 (not sure), 没有结果 (come to nothing), 没有办法 (be without means), 没有通过 (fail), 没有头脑 (brainless), 没有力气 (have no strength), 没有钱 (have no money), 没有时间表 (without a timetable), 没有意思 (meaningless), 没有功劳有苦劳 (one should be given some credit for hard work if not for merit), 没有不透风的墙 (There isn’t a wall which hasn’t a rack).

用 (yong): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

用 (Chinese PinYin: [yòng]; traditional Chinese:用) may mean: (1) verb. use, e.g. 用水 (water usage); (2) verb. need, e.g. 不用帮忙 (help is not needed); (3) verb. eat or drink, e.g. 用餐(dine); (4) noun. usage, e.g. 没什么用 (of little use); (5) noun. expense, e.g. 费用 (fee). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

孩子 (hai zi): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

孩子 (Chinese PinYin: [hái zi]; traditional Chinese:孩子) may mean: (1) noun. child, e.g. 小孩子 (small kids). Literally: 孩 (child) + 子 (a “suffix” for a small piece). It is one of the most used everyday Chinese words used in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Some example phrases and expressions are: 好孩子 / 乖孩子 (good child), 孩子们 (children), 孩子气 (childish), 小孩子 (small kids), 熊孩子 (spoiled kids), 野孩子 (wild child), 哄孩子睡觉 (putting baby to bed), 聪明的孩子 (smart kids).

如 (ru): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

如 (Chinese PinYin: [rú]; traditional Chinese: 如) may mean: (1) verb. comply with, e.g. 如愿 (get what one wished for); (2) verb. be like, e.g. 列举如下 (listed as follows); (3) verb. be as good as, e.g. 不如 (not as good as); (4) verb. go to, e.g. 如厕 (go to the toilet); (5) conjunction. if, e.g. 如果 (if). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

仍 (reng): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

仍 (Chinese PinYin: [réng]; traditional Chinese:仍) may mean: (1) verb. remain, e.g. 仍旧 (remain the same); (2) adv. still, e.g. 仍有机会 (there is still chance). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 仍有机会 (there is still chance), 仍在进行 (be in progress), 仍活着 (still alive).

网络 (wang luo): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

网络 (Chinese PinYin: [wǎnɡ luò]; traditional Chinese:網絡) may mean: (1) noun. internet; (2) noun. network. Literally: 网 (net) + 络 (net-like things). It is a high-frequency everyday vocabulary and can be used in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Some example phrases and expressions are: 网络电话 (internet telephony), 网络经济 (online economies), 网络域名 (network domain), 网络用语 (internet slang), 网络暴力 (network violence), 网络学院 (network college), 网络时代 (the internet generation), 网络小说 (internet novel), 城市网络 (city network).

日本 (ri ben): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

日本 (Chinese PinYin: [rì běn]; traditional Chinese:日本) may mean: (1) noun. Japan, e.g. 日本岛 (islands of Japan); (2) adj. Japanese, e.g. 日本料理 (Japanese cuisine). It is a high-frequency vocabulary and can be used in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Some example phrases and expressions are: 日本人 (Japanese), 日本海 (the Sea of Japan), 日本刀 (Japanese sword), 日本和服 (Japanese kimono), 日本语 (Japanese), 日本料理 (Japanese cuisine).

开始 (kai shi): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

开始 (Chinese PinYin: [kāi shǐ]; traditional Chinese:開始) may mean: (1) verb. begin, e.g. 重新开始 (start over again); (2) verb. set about doing sth., e.g. 开始一项新的任务 (set about a new mission); (3) noun. start, e.g. 好的开始 (a good start). Literally: 开 (open) + 始 (start). It is a neutral word used frequently in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

高 (gao): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

高 (Chinese PinYin: [gāo]; traditional Chinese:高) may mean: (1) adj. tall, e.g. 高大 (tall and big); (2) adj. above average, e.g. 高等教育 (higher education); (3) adj. high in ranking, e.g. 高层 (high-level) (4) noun. height, e.g. 1米高 (1 meter in height); (5) noun. high place, e.g. 登高 (ascend a height). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.