Question Words in Mandarin

Being able to ask questions in Mandarin is a key part of learning the language. The list below gives you an overview over the most important Mandarin 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 Mandarin at the end of the page.
Basic Mandarin Question Words
Other Mandarin Question Words

Basic Mandarin Question Words

who in Mandarin谁 (shéi)
where in Mandarin哪里 (nǎ lǐ)
what in Mandarin什么 (shén me)
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)

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Other Mandarin Question Words

how many? in Mandarin几个 (jǐ ge)
How much is this? in Mandarin这个多少钱? (zhè ge duō shǎo qián?)
Where is the toilet? in Mandarin洗手间在哪里? (xǐ shǒu jiān zài nǎ lǐ?)
What's your name? in Mandarin你叫什么名字? (nǐ jiào shén me míng zi?)
Do you love me? in Mandarin你爱我吗? (nǐ ài wǒ ma?)
How are you? in Mandarin你好吗? (nǐ hǎo ma?)
Can you help me? in Mandarin你能帮我吗? (nǐ néng bāng wǒ ma?)

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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.

Mandarin Flashcards


Mandarin Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Mandarin flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Mandarin Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Mandarin flashcards available on in various formats for you to use. In detail you get 1 EPUB ebook, 2 PDF vocabulary lists and 8 printable flashcard PDFs.

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