Chinese Question Words

Being able to ask questions is a key part of learning a new language. The list below gives you an overview over the most important Chinese question words and phrases so you can jump-start that part of your language learning. For even more words and examples, take a look at our learning resources for Chinese at the end of the page.

EnglishMandarin
who谁 (shéi)
where哪里 (nǎ lǐ)
what什么 (shén me)
why为什么 (wèi shén me)
how怎样 (zěn yàng)
which哪一个 (nǎ yī ge)
when什么时候 (shén me shí hou)
how much?多少 (duō shao)
how many?几个 (jǐ ge)
Where is the toilet?洗手间在哪里? (xǐ shǒu jiān zài nǎ lǐ?)
What's your name?你叫什么名字? (nǐ jiào shén me míng zi?)
Can you help me?你能帮我吗? (nǐ néng bāng wǒ ma?)
Do you love me?你爱我吗? (nǐ ài wǒ ma?)
How much is this?这个多少钱? (zhè ge duō shǎo qián?)
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Mandarin Vocabulary Books

Learn Mandarin - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Mandarin - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Mandarin word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Mandarin words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Mandarin Vocabulary Book

Mandarin Vocabulary Book

This Mandarin vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.
HSK 1-9 Vocabulary Guide [HSK 3.0, 2021]

HSK 1-9 Vocabulary Guide [HSK 3.0, 2021]

This vocabulary guide contains all 11,092 HSK vocabularies grouped by level starting from HSK 1 and finishing with HSK 7-9. The vocabularies are based on the changes from 2021 and all come with Pinyin and English translation.


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