Top 100 Mandarin Words

We believe in learning the most important Mandarin vocabularies first to start off your learning journey on the right foot. The Mandarin vocabulary list below contains 100 of the most frequently used Mandarin words. For more vocabularies like that, check out our yellow Mandarin vocabulary book towards the end of this page.
Mandarin Vocabulary 1-20
Mandarin Vocabulary 21-60
Mandarin Vocabulary 61-100

Mandarin Vocabulary 1-20

I in Mandarin我 (wǒ)
you in Mandarin你 (nǐ)
he in Mandarin他 (tā)
she in Mandarin她 (tā)
it in Mandarin它 (tā)
we in Mandarin我们 (wǒ men)
you in Mandarin你们 (nǐ men)
they in Mandarin他们 (tā men)
what in Mandarin什么 (shén me)
who in Mandarin谁 (shéi)
where in Mandarin哪里 (nǎ lǐ)
why in Mandarin为什么 (wèi shén me)
how in Mandarin怎样 (zěn yàng)
which in Mandarin哪一个 (nǎ yī ge)
when in Mandarin什么时候 (shén me shí hou)
then in Mandarin然后 (rán hòu)
if in Mandarin如果 (rú guǒ)
really in Mandarin真的 (zhēn de)
but in Mandarin但是 (dàn shì)
because in Mandarin因为 (yīn wèi)

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Mandarin Vocabulary 21-60

not in Mandarin不 (bù)
this in Mandarin这个 (zhè ge)
I need this in Mandarin我需要这个 (wǒ xū yào zhè ge)
How much is this? in Mandarin这个多少钱? (zhè ge duō shǎo qián?)
that in Mandarin那个 (nà ge)
all in Mandarin全部 (quán bù)
or in Mandarin或者 (huò zhě)
and in Mandarin和 (hé)
to know in Mandarin知道 (zhī dào)
I know in Mandarin我知道 (wǒ zhī dào)
I don't know in Mandarin我不知道 (wǒ bù zhī dào)
to think in Mandarin想 (xiǎng)
to come in Mandarin来 (lái)
to put in Mandarin放 (fàng)
to take in Mandarin拿 (ná)
to find in Mandarin找到 (zhǎo dào)
to listen in Mandarin听 (tīng)
to work in Mandarin工作 (gōng zuò)
to talk in Mandarin说 (shuō)
to give in Mandarin给 (gěi)
to like in Mandarin喜欢 (xǐ huan)
to help in Mandarin帮助 (bāng zhù)
to love in Mandarin爱 (ài)
to call in Mandarin打电话 (dǎ diàn huà)
to wait in Mandarin等 (děng)
I like you in Mandarin我喜欢你 (wǒ xǐ huan nǐ)
I don't like this in Mandarin我不喜欢这个 (wǒ bù xǐ huan zhè ge)
Do you love me? in Mandarin你爱我吗? (nǐ ài wǒ ma?)
I love you in Mandarin我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ)
0 in Mandarin零 (líng)
1 in Mandarin一 (yī)
2 in Mandarin二 (èr)
3 in Mandarin三 (sān)
4 in Mandarin四 (sì)
5 in Mandarin五 (wǔ)
6 in Mandarin六 (liù)
7 in Mandarin七 (qī)
8 in Mandarin八 (bā)
9 in Mandarin九 (jiǔ)
10 in Mandarin十 (shí)
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Mandarin Vocabulary 61-100

11 in Mandarin十一 (shí yī)
12 in Mandarin十二 (shí èr)
13 in Mandarin十三 (shí sān)
14 in Mandarin十四 (shí sì)
15 in Mandarin十五 (shí wǔ)
16 in Mandarin十六 (shí liù)
17 in Mandarin十七 (shí qī)
18 in Mandarin十八 (shí bā)
19 in Mandarin十九 (shí jiǔ)
20 in Mandarin二十 (èr shí)
new in Mandarin新 (xīn)
old in Mandarin旧 (jiù)
few in Mandarin少 (shǎo)
many in Mandarin多 (duō)
how much? in Mandarin多少 (duō shao)
how many? in Mandarin几个 (jǐ ge)
wrong in Mandarin错 (cuò)
correct in Mandarin对 (duì)
bad in Mandarin坏 (huài)
good in Mandarin好 (hǎo)
happy in Mandarin高兴 (gāo xìng)
short in Mandarin短 (duǎn)
long in Mandarin长 (cháng)
small in Mandarin小 (xiǎo)
big in Mandarin大 (dà)
there in Mandarin那里 (nà lǐ)
here in Mandarin这里 (zhè lǐ)
right in Mandarin右 (yòu)
left in Mandarin左 (zuǒ)
beautiful in Mandarin漂亮 (piào liang)
young in Mandarin年轻 (nián qīng)
old in Mandarin老 (lǎo)
hello in Mandarin你好 (ní hǎo)
see you later in Mandarin待会儿见 (dāi huì er jiàn)
ok in Mandarin好的 (hǎo de)
take care in Mandarin保重 (bǎo zhòng)
don't worry in Mandarin不用担心 (bù yòng dān xīn)
of course in Mandarin当然 (dāng rán)
good day in Mandarin您好 (nín hǎo)
hi in Mandarin嗨 (hāi)

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Mandarin Vocabulary Books

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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.

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