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one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
jiā home / family / (polite) my (sister, uncle etc) / classifier for families or businesses / refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China / noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian / CL:個|个[ge4]
北京 Běi jīng Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China / Peking / PRC government
中国 Zhōng guó China
diǎn point / dot / drop / speck / o'clock / point (in space or time) / to draw a dot / to check on a list / to choose / to order (food in a restaurant) / to touch briefly / to hint / to light / to ignite / to pour a liquid drop by drop / (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更[geng1] / dot stroke in Chinese characters / classifier for items
letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
huí to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book)
汉语 Hàn Chinese language / CL:門|门[men2]
also / too / (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
to compare / (followed by a noun and adjective) more {adj.} than {noun} / ratio / to gesture / (Taiwan pr. [bi4] in some compounds derived from Classical Chinese)
piào ticket / ballot / banknote / CL:張|张[zhang1] / person held for ransom / amateur performance of Chinese opera / classifier for groups, batches, business transactions
中文 Zhōng wén Chinese language
yuán currency unit (esp. Chinese yuan) / first / original / primary / fundamental / constituent / part / era (of a reign) / meta- (prefix) / (math.) argument / variable / (Tw) (geology) eon
horse / CL:匹[pi3] / horse or cavalry piece in Chinese chess / knight in Western chess
北方 běi fāng north / the northern part a country / China north of the Yellow River
博士 shì doctor / court academician (in feudal China) / Ph.D.
huǒ fire / urgent / ammunition / fiery or flaming / internal heat (Chinese medicine) / hot (popular) / classifier for military units (old) / Kangxi radical 86
máo hair / feather / down / wool / mildew / mold / coarse or semifinished / young / raw / careless / unthinking / nervous / scared / (of currency) to devalue or depreciate / classifier for Chinese fractional monetary unit ( = 角[jiao3] , = one-tenth of a yuan or 10 fen 分[fen1])
普通话 tōng huà Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
zhí straight / to straighten / fair and reasonable / frank / straightforward / (indicates continuing motion or action) / vertical / vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters
jiǎ first of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / (used for an unspecified person or thing) / first (in a list, as a party to a contract etc) / letter "A" or roman "I" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / armor plating / shell or carapace / (of the fingers or toes) nail / bladed leather or metal armor (old) / ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old) / civil administration unit in the baojia 保甲[bao3 jia3] system (old) / ancient Chinese compass point: 75°
yuán circle / round / circular / spherical / (of the moon) full / unit of Chinese currency (yuan) / tactful / to make consistent and whole (the narrative of a dream or a lie)
huà to delimit / to transfer / to assign / to plan / to draw (a line) / stroke of a Chinese character
人民币 rén mín Renminbi (RMB) / Chinese Yuan (CNY)
拼音 pīn yīn phonetic writing / pinyin (Chinese romanization)
second of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / second in order / letter "B" or Roman "II" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / second party (in legal contract, usually 乙方[yi3 fang1], as opposed to 甲方[jia3 fang1]) / ethyl / bent / winding / radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 5) / ancient Chinese compass point: 105°
成语 chéng Chinese set expression, typically of 4 characters, often alluding to a story or historical quotation / idiom / proverb / saying / adage / CL:條|条[tiao2],本[ben3],句[ju4]
近代 jìn dài the not-very-distant past / modern times, excluding recent decades / (in the context of Chinese history) the period from the Opium Wars until the May 4th Movement (mid-19th century to 1919) / capitalist times (pre-1949)
象棋 xiàng Chinese chess / CL:副[fu4]
chǒu clown / 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox / ancient Chinese compass point: 30°
华裔 Huá ethnic Chinese / non-Chinese citizen of Chinese ancestry
声调 shēng diào tone / note / a tone (on a Chinese syllable) / CL:個|个[ge4]
wing / area surrounding the bullseye of a target / to assist / one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy / old variant of 翌
fān foreign (non-Chinese) / barbarian / classifier for occurrences (of an event, action or speech utterance) / classifier for iterations: times, -fold (as in twofold etc) / classifier for situations: kind, sort
héng horizontal / across / crosswise / horizontal stroke (in Chinese characters) / to place (sth) flat (on a surface) / to cross (a river, etc) / in a jumble / chaotic / (in fixed expressions) harsh and unreasonable / violent
dīng fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / fourth in order / letter "D" or Roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 195° / butyl / cubes (of food)
武侠 xiá martial arts chivalry (Chinese literary, theatrical and cinema genre) / knight-errant
shù to erect / vertical / vertical stroke (in Chinese characters)
旗袍 páo Chinese-style dress / cheongsam
bǐng third of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / third in order / letter "C" or Roman "III" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 165° / propyl
生肖 shēng xiào one of the twelve animals symbolic of the earthly branches 地支[di4 zhi1] / animal from the Chinese zodiac
农历 nóng the traditional Chinese calendar / the lunar calendar
重叠 chóng dié to overlap / to superimpose / to telescope / to run together / to duplicate / one over another / superposition / an overlap / redundancy / reduplication (in Chinese grammar, e.g. 散散步[san4 san4 bu4] to have a stroll)
正气 zhèng healthy environment / healthy atmosphere / righteousness / vital energy (in Chinese medicine)
zǎi to slaughter livestock / to govern or rule / to cheat customers / imperial official in dynastic China
繁体字 fán traditional Chinese character
简体字 jiǎn simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字[fan2 ti3 zi4]
zhú "bamboo" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 118)
xx5 component in Chinese characters, occurring in 青, 毒, 素 etc / see also 青字頭|青字头[qing1 zi4 tou2]
上海 Shàng hǎi Shanghai municipality, central east China, abbr. to 滬|沪[Hu4]
线 xiàn thread / string / wire / line / CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3],根[gen1] / (after a number) tier (unofficial ranking of a Chinese city)
Zhōng China / Chinese / surname Zhong
war chariot (archaic) / rook (in Chinese chess) / rook (in chess)
Huá abbr. for China
山东 Shān dōng Shandong, province in northeast China, short name 魯|鲁[Lu3], capital Jinan 濟南|济南[Ji3 nan2]
IP I P intellectual property (in China, esp. since 2015, often used as an entertainment industry term for a creative work used as the basis of a new product, such as a manga adapted as a tv series, or the image of a cartoon character appearing on merchandise)
江苏 Jiāng Jiangsu province (Kiangsu) in southeast China, abbr. 蘇|苏, capital Nanjing 南京
广东 Guǎng dōng Guangdong province (Kwangtung) in south China, short name 粵|粤[Yue4], capital Guangzhou 廣州|广州
浙江 Zhè jiāng Zhejiang province (Chekiang) in east China, abbr. 浙, capital Hangzhou 杭州
南京 Nán jīng Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏 / capital of China at different historical periods
西安 ān Xi'an, sub-provincial city and capital of Shaanxi 陝西省|陕西省[Shan3 xi1 Sheng3] in northwest China / see 西安區|西安区[Xi1 an1 qu1]
四川 chuān Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. 川 or 蜀, capital Chengdu 成都
天津 Tiān jīn Tianjin, a municipality in northeast China, abbr. 津
杭州 Háng zhōu Hangzhou subprovincial city and capital of Zhejiang province in southeast China
Wēi surname Wei / ancient Chinese state near present day Chongqing / Taiwan pr. [Wei2]
湖南 nán Hunan province in south central China, abbr. 湘, capital Changsha 長沙|长沙[Chang2 sha1]
shì room / work unit / grave / scabbard / family or clan / one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy
山西 Shān Shanxi province (Shansi) in north China between Hebei and Shaanxi, abbr. 晋 capital Taiyuan 太原
湖北 běi Hubei Province (Hupeh) in central China, abbr. 鄂[E4], capital Wuhan 武漢|武汉[Wu3 han4]
河南 nán Henan province (Honan) in central China, abbr. 豫, capital Zhengzhou 鄭州|郑州[Zheng4 zhou1]
bǎn board / plank / plate / shutter / table tennis bat / clappers (music) / CL:塊|块[kuai4] / accented beat in Chinese music / hard / stiff / to stop smiling or look serious
河北 běi Hebei province (Hopeh) in north China surrounding Beijing, short name 冀, capital Shijiazhuang 石家莊|石家庄[Shi2 jia1 zhuang1]
江西 Jiāng Jiangxi province (Kiangsi) in southeast China, abbr. 赣, capital Nanchang 南昌
liàng capacity / quantity / amount / to estimate / abbr. for 量詞|量词[liang4 ci2], classifier (in Chinese grammar) / measure word
北京市 Běi jīng Shì Beijing / capital of People's Republic of China / one of the four municipalities 直轄市|直辖市[zhi2 xia2 shi4]
吉林 lín Jilin province (Kirin) in northeast China, abbr. 吉, capital 長春|长春 / also Jilin prefecture-level city, Jilin province
成都 Chéng Chengdu subprovincial city and capital of Sichuan province 四川 in southwest China
hǎn "cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27), occurring in 原, 历, 压 etc
中华 Zhōng huá China (alternate formal name)
海南 Hǎi nán Hainan Province, in the South China Sea, short name 瓊|琼[Qiong2], capital Haikou 海口 / Hainan Island / Hainan District of Wuhai City 烏海市|乌海市[Wu1 hai3 Shi4], Inner Mongolia / Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 海南藏族自治州[Hai3 nan2 Zang4 zu2 Zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Qinghai
wèi not yet / did not / have not / not / 8th earthly branch: 1-3 p.m., 6th solar month (7th July-6th August), year of the Sheep / ancient Chinese compass point: 210°
son / child / seed / egg / small thing / 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat / Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4] / ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
shǐ history / annals / title of an official historian in ancient China
浙江省 Zhè jiāng Shěng Zhejiang Province (Chekiang) in east China, abbr. 浙[Zhe4], capital Hangzhou 杭州[Hang2 zhou1]
三国 Sān guó Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history / several Three Kingdoms periods in Korean history, esp. from 1st century AD to unification under Silla 新羅|新罗[Xin1 luo2] in 658
搜狐 Sōu Sohu, Chinese web portal and online media company
天下 tiān xià land under heaven / the whole world / the whole of China / realm / rule
Qīng Qing or Ch'ing dynasty of imperial China (1644-1911) / surname Qing
安徽 Ān huī Anhui Province (Anhwei) in south central China, abbr. 皖[Wan3], capital Hefei 合肥[He2 fei2]
Chuān abbr. for Sichuan Province 四川[Si4 chuan1] in southwest China
Yuè generic word for peoples or states of south China or south Asia at different historical periods / abbr. for Vietnam 越南
新浪 Xīn làng Sina, Chinese web portal and online media company
云南 Yún nán Yunnan province in southwest China, bordering on Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, abbr. 滇[dian1] or 雲|云, capital Kunming 昆明
广西 Guǎng Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 廣西壯族自治區|广西壮族自治区 in South Central China, on the border with Vietnam, abbr. 桂, capital Nanning 南寧|南宁 / until 1959, Guangxi province
青海 Qīng hǎi Qinghai province (Tsinghai) in west China, abbr. 青, capital Xining 西寧|西宁
我国 guó our country / China
福建 jiàn Fujian province (Fukien) in east China, abbr. 福 or 閩|闽, capital Fuzhou 福州 / Fujian province (Fukien) in Taiwan
金山 Jīn shān Jinshan suburban district of Shanghai / Jinshan or Chinshan township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
河南省 nán shěng Henan province (Honan) in central China, abbr. 豫[Yu4], capital Zhengzhou 鄭州|郑州[Zheng4 zhou1]
ài Chinese mugwort or wormwood / moxa / to stop or cut short / phonetic "ai" or "i" / abbr. for 艾滋病[ai4 zi1 bing4], AIDS


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