Chinese Phrases

 

100 Chinese characters (flash)

in 40 most commonly used phrases

 

The table below contains the total of 100 Chinese characters flash in 40 most commonly used Chinese phrases. Each character flash teaches the standard pronunciation (including multi-tones), strokes, stroke order, indexing component, and phrases, etc. e.g. the sample picture below with English footnotes for Chinese character flash of the word ‘you’. You can click each phrase in the table below to learn standard pronunciation and writting of every single word, meaning that by learning merely 100 Chinese characters you can literately speak and communicate with 40 most commonly used Chinese phrases in daily life.

 

Chinese character flash

 

  English Chinese Pinyin Chinese Phrases
1 Hello nǐ-hǎo 你好
How are you? nǐ-hǎo-ma? 你好吗?
I am very well wǒ-hěn-hǎo 我很好
Thank you xiè-xiè 谢谢
You are welcome bù-kè-qì 不客气
Goodbye zài-jiàn 再见
Sorry duì-bù-qǐ 对不起
Never mind méi-guān-xi 没关系
9 Excuse me qǐng-wèn 请问
10  Please sit down qǐng-zuò 请坐
11  Yes shì-de 是的
12  No bù-shì 不是
13  What is your name? nǐ-jiào-shén-me-míng-zì? 你叫什么名字?
14  My name is … wǒ-de-míng-zì-jiào … 我的名字叫…
15  I’m English wǒ-shì-yīng-guó-rén 我是英国人
16  Nice to meet you hěn-gāo-xīng-rèn-shí-nǐ 很高兴认识你
17  How much is it? duō-shǎo-qián? 多少钱?
18  That’s too expensive tài-guì-le 太贵了
19  I don’t want it wǒ-bù-yào 我不要
20  I want to rent a car wǒ-yào-zū-chē 我要租车
21  Please call Taxi qǐng- jiào-chū-zū-chē 请叫出租车
22  Good morning zǎo-shàng-hǎo 早上好
23  Good evening wǎn-shàng-hǎo 晚上好
24  Good night wǎn-ān 晚安
25  I’m lost wǒ-mí-lù-le 我迷路了
26  Where is the toilet? cè-suǒ-zài-nǎ? 厕所在哪?
27  Do you speak English? nǐ-huì-shuō-yīng-yǔ-ma? 你会说英语吗?
28  I don’t speak Chinese wǒ-bù-huì-shuō-hàn-yǔ 我不会说汉语
29  I don´t understand wǒ-tīng-bù-dǒng 我听不懂
30  What does it mean? shén-me-yì-si? 什么意思?
31  I like Chinese food wǒ-xǐ-huān-chī-zhōng-cān 我喜欢吃中餐
32  It is delicious hǎo-chī-jí-le 好吃极了
33  Wish you good health zhù-nǐ-jiàn-kāng 祝你健康
34 One, two, three, four, five yī-èr-sān-sì-wǔ 一二三四五
35  Six, seven, eight, nine, ten liù-qī-bā-jiǔ-shí 六七八九十
36  100, 1000, 10000 bǎi, qiān, wàn 百,千,万
37  Year, month, day, week nián, yuè, rì, xīng-qī 年月日,星期
38  Hour, minute, seconds xiǎo-shí, fēn-zhōng, miǎo 小时,分钟,秒
39  East, west, south, north dōng-xī-nán-bĕi 东西南北
40  Up, down, left, right shàng-xia-zuǒ-yòu 上下左右

 

For  other self-directed learning, you can learn about Chinese character traditional classification, character structure, and writing strokes and stroke orders. You can also download 2500 Chinese Characters Flash and study at your own convenience at home. Another great way for self-directed learning is that learning through interactive Chinese movies, with active participation in watching, listening, speaking, reading, and even writing simultaneously.