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Epic List of Basic Chinese Phrases for Beginners – Part 2

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This is the second part in our no frills series of vocabulary and phrase lists especially for beginners of the Chinese language. You can read Part 1 of the Epic List of Basic Chinese Phrases for Beginners here.

Below is a list of need-to-know words and useful phrases that you can also download as a PDF so you can study it later!

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Each Chinese character, bigram or phrase is linked to our Online Dictionary. Click on the red links to see more information about the character, including pronunciation audio and stroke animations to help you learn to write.

我惨了 (wǒ cǎn le)– I’m in trouble.

你怎么了? (nǐ zěn me le?) – What’s up?

有什么问题吗?(yǒu shén me wèn tí ma?) – What’s wrong?

没问题 (méi wèn tí) – No problem.

你需要帮助吗? (nǐ xū yào bāng zhù ma?) – Do you need help?

我帮你 (wǒ bāng nǐ) – I’ll help you.

帮我一下 (bāng wǒ yī xià) – Help me

小心 (xiǎo xīn) – Be careful

危险 (wēi xiǎn) – Dangerous

不小心 (bù xiǎo xīn) – Careless

我病了 (wǒ bìng  le) – I’m sick

医院在哪儿? (yī yuàn zài nǎr) – Where’s the hospital?

多少钱? (duō shao qián) – How much?

我不想买 (wǒ bù xiǎng mǎi) – I don’t want to buy it

太贵了 (tài guì le) – It’s too expensive

质量不好 (zhì liàng bù hǎo) – Poor quality

便宜点吧 (pián yi diǎn ba) – Give me a cheaper price

够了吗?(gòu le ma?) Is it enough?

够了 (gòu le) – It’s enough

不够 (bù gòu) – Not enough

满意吗? (mǎn yì ma?) Are you pleased?

满意 (mǎn yì) – I’m pleased (satisfied).

不满意 (bù mǎn yì) – Dissatisfied

分开 (fēn kāi) – Separate

放在一起 (fàng zài yī qǐ) – Put together

一共 (yī gòng) – Altogether

还可以 (hái kě yǐ) – It’s Ok

给我 (gěi wǒ) – Give me…

拿去吧 (ná qù ba) – Take it

我有 (wǒ yǒu) – I have…

 我没有 (wǒ méi yǒu) – I don’t have…

接下来呢? (jiē xià lái ne?) What’s next?

上次 (shàng cì) – Last time

这次 (zhè cì) – This time

下次 (xià cì) – Next time

很久以前 (hěn jiǔ yǐ qián) – A long time ago

刚才 (gāng cái) – A moment ago

以后 (yǐ hòu) – After

以前 (yǐ qián) – Before

时间 (shí jiān) – Time

什么时候? (shén me shí hou) – What time/ When?

现在几点了?(xiàn zài jǐ diǎn le?) – What time is it now?

有时候 (yǒu shí hou) – Sometimes

经常 (jīng cháng) – Always

很少 (hěn shǎo) – Seldom

偶尔 (ǒu ěr) – Occasionally

从来没有 (cóng lái méi yǒu) – Never have

一次都没有 (yī cì dōu méi yǒu) – Not even once

总算 (zǒng suàn) – Finally/At last

永远 (yǒng yuǎn) – Forever

请帮我修一下…(qǐng bāng wǒ xiū yī xià) – Please fix…

当然 (dāng rán) – Of course

方便 (fāng biàn) – Convenient

不方便 (bù fāng biàn) – Not convenient

一定 (yī dìng) – Definitely/ For sure

不一定 (bù yī dìng) – Not necessarily

不可能 (bù kě néng) – It’s impossible

可能 (kě néng) – Possibly

没耐心 (méi nài xīn) – No patience

没信心 (méi xìn xīn) – No confidence

不用担心 (bù yòng dān xīn) – Don’t worry

高兴一点 (gāo xìng yī diǎn) – Cheer up!

生日快乐 (shēng rì kuài lè) – Happy Birthday!

高兴 (gāo xìng) – Happy

幸运 (xìng yùn) – Lucky

倒霉 (dǎo méi) – Unlucky

不幸 (bù xìng) – Unfortunate

Continue learning with our next article, Q&As That Will Help You Make Chinese Friends.

 
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