Verbs in Mandarin

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Mandarin verbs list below will help you learn common Mandarin verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Mandarin. For even more Mandarin verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Mandarin at the end of the page.
Basic Mandarin Verbs
Mandarin Action Words
Movements in Mandarin
Mandarin Business Verbs

Basic Mandarin Verbs

to open in Mandarin开 (kāi)
to close in Mandarin关 (guān)
to sit in Mandarin坐 (zuò)
to stand in Mandarin站 (zhàn)
to know in Mandarin知道 (zhī dào)
to think in Mandarin想 (xiǎng)
to win in Mandarin赢 (yíng)
to lose in Mandarin输 (shū)
to ask in Mandarin问 (wèn)
to answer in Mandarin回答 (huí dá)
to help in Mandarin帮助 (bāng zhù)
to like in Mandarin喜欢 (xǐ huan)
to kiss in Mandarin接吻 (jiē wěn)
to eat in Mandarin吃 (chī)
to drink in Mandarin喝 (hē)

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Mandarin Action Words

to take in Mandarin拿 (ná)
to put in Mandarin放 (fàng)
to find in Mandarin找到 (zhǎo dào)
to steal in Mandarin偷 (tōu)
to kill in Mandarin杀 (shā)
to fly in Mandarin飞 (fēi)
to attack in Mandarin攻击 (gōng jī)
to defend in Mandarin防御 (fáng yù)
to fall in Mandarin掉 (diào)
to choose in Mandarin选 (xuǎn)
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Movements in Mandarin

to run in Mandarin跑 (pǎo)
to swim in Mandarin游泳 (yóu yǒng)
to jump in Mandarin跳 (tiào)
to pull in Mandarin拉 (lā)
to push in Mandarin推 (tuī)
to throw in Mandarin扔 (rēng)
to crawl in Mandarin爬行 (pá xíng)
to fight in Mandarin战斗 (zhàn dòu)
to catch in Mandarin接 (jiē)
to roll in Mandarin卷 (juǎn)
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Mandarin Business Verbs

to buy in Mandarin买 (mǎi)
to pay in Mandarin买单 (mǎi dān)
to sell in Mandarin卖 (mài)
to study in Mandarin学习 (xué xí)
to call in Mandarin打电话 (dǎ diàn huà)
to read in Mandarin读 (dú)
to write in Mandarin写 (xiě)
to calculate in Mandarin计算 (jì suàn)
to measure in Mandarin量 (liáng)
to earn in Mandarin赚 (zhuàn)
to count in Mandarin数 (shǔ)
to scan in Mandarin扫描 (sǎo miáo)
to print in Mandarin打印 (dǎ yìn)

Verbs in Mandarin

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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.
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