Adjectives in Mandarin

Adjectives are a key part of any language. The Mandarin adjectives listed below will help you learn common Mandarin adjectives in no time. Together with other basic nouns and verbs, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Mandarin. For even more Mandarin adjectives, take a look at our learning resources for Mandarin at the end of the page.
Basic Adjectives in Mandarin
Colours in Mandarin
Feelings in Mandarin
Space in Mandarin
Other Important Adjectives in Mandarin

Basic Adjectives in Mandarin

heavy in Mandarin重 (zhòng)
light in Mandarin轻 (qīng)
correct in Mandarin对 (duì)
wrong in Mandarin错 (cuò)
difficult in Mandarin难 (nán)
easy in Mandarin容易 (róng yì)
few in Mandarin少 (shǎo)
many in Mandarin多 (duō)
new in Mandarin新 (xīn)
old in Mandarin旧 (jiù)
slow in Mandarin慢 (màn)
quick in Mandarin快 (kuài)
poor in Mandarin穷 (qióng)
rich in Mandarin富有 (fù yǒu)

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Colours in Mandarin

white in Mandarin白 (bái)
black in Mandarin黑 (hēi)
grey in Mandarin灰 (huī)
green in Mandarin绿 (lǜ)
blue in Mandarin蓝 (lán)
red in Mandarin红 (hóng)
pink in Mandarin粉红 (fěn hóng)
orange in Mandarin橙 (chéng)
purple in Mandarin紫 (zǐ)
yellow in Mandarin黄 (huáng)
brown in Mandarin棕 (zōng)
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Feelings in Mandarin

good in Mandarin好 (hǎo)
bad in Mandarin坏 (huài)
weak in Mandarin虚弱 (xū ruò)
strong in Mandarin强壮 (qiáng zhuàng)
happy in Mandarin高兴 (gāo xìng)
sad in Mandarin难过 (nán guò)
healthy in Mandarin健康 (jiàn kāng)
sick in Mandarin生病 (shēng bìng)
hungry in Mandarin饿 (è)
thirsty in Mandarin渴 (kě)
lonely in Mandarin寂寞 (jì mò)
tired in Mandarin累 (lèi)
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Space in Mandarin

short in Mandarin短 (duǎn)
long in Mandarin长 (cháng)
small in Mandarin小 (xiǎo)
big in Mandarin大 (dà)
high in Mandarin高 (gāo)
low in Mandarin低 (dī)
steep in Mandarin陡 (dǒu)
flat in Mandarin平 (píng)
shallow in Mandarin浅 (qiǎn)
deep in Mandarin深 (shēn)
narrow in Mandarin窄 (zhǎi)
broad in Mandarin宽 (kuān)

Other Important Adjectives in Mandarin

cheap in Mandarin便宜 (pián yi)
expensive in Mandarin贵 (guì)
soft in Mandarin软 (ruǎn)
hard in Mandarin硬 (yìng)
empty in Mandarin空 (kōng)
full in Mandarin满 (mǎn)
dirty in Mandarin脏 (zāng)
clean in Mandarin干净 (gān jìng)
sweet in Mandarin甜 (tián)
sour in Mandarin酸 (suān)
young in Mandarin年轻 (nián qīng)
old in Mandarin老 (lǎo)
cold in Mandarin冷 (lěng)
warm in Mandarin暖 (nuǎn)

Colours in Mandarin

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