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1,000 Most Common Chinese Words

This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken Chinese words. The top 100 words have audio pronunciations if available.

NumberChinese Wordin English
1 I
2 You
3 Of
4 Be
5 The
6 He
7 What
8 They
9 In
10 Have
11 This
12 That
13 Not
14 Even
15 A
16 Come
17 Wish
18 On
19 A
20 People
21 In
22 Can
23 Not
24 She
25 Do
26 Go
27 Also
28 Say
29 For
30 Good
31 It
32知道 Know
33我的My
34 And
35你的 Your
36 Want
37 Only
38 Very
39 Both
40 To
41 To
42 Ah
43 How
44 Get
45 Also
46 Cross
47不是 No
48 To
49Sample
50 Can
51 Thing
52 See
53我們 We
54 On
55 To
56可以 Can
57Present
58 Sri Lanka
59 Do
60 Child
61 Time
62 Point
63 Open
64 Let
65就是 Is
66 But
67 It
68With
69 It
70 This
71如果 If
72 With
73 Evil
74 Listen
75 Gram
76 Again
77 Fast
78 Do
79 Be
80是的 Yes
81 Large
82先生 Mr.
83 Do not
84 Tell
85真的Really
86 Thank
87 Oh
88 Words
89Instrument
90 See
91 When the
92Core
93 That
94西 Western
95 Child
96 Already
97 Can
98 Small
99 Love
100 Special
101不要Must not
102Some
103不知道Do not know
104不能Can not
105Because
106Feel
107Hair
108Image
109Too
110但是But
111Multi-
112Fight
113Machine
114Come
115好了Well
116Use
117他的His
118Appeal
119Moral
120Call
121什麼What
122TRUE
123Dry
124Heart
125Go
126Ratio
127Dead
128Hey
129Out
130Car
131一下About
132In
133好吧Well
134需要Need
135After
136Mom
137Wait
138Long
139And
140Wrong
141好的Good
142Between
143And
144Country
145Start
146Move
147Kill
148At
149Seed
150Raw
151Return
152Can
153East
154Seoul
155Happy
156很好Well
157他們They
158Enter
159Ground
160孩子Children
161Help
162From
163Look for
164Nigeria
165From
166Under
167Horse
168With
169Profit
170所以So
171Close
172Which
173Negligent
174Row
175Home
176Pull
177Only
178看到See
179Say
180Hand
181Law
182Oh
183Who
184Head
185No
186Ah
187工作Work
188可能May
189Salary
190朋友Friend
191Please
192Promise
193Years
194那些Those
195一個A
196一起Together
197However
198Eat
199Write
200Band
201地方Local
202沒有No
203有人Some
204Hi
205看看Look
206自己Oneself
207一定Certainly
208事情Thing
209Scrap
210希望Hope
211The
212Aspx.
213Sense
214Gas
215不想Do not want to
216Well
217Real
218Beginning
219To
220然后Then
221A
222相信Believe
223Bear
224今天Today
225A few
226Title
227Put
228Let
229Indeed
230意思Meaning
231Become
232所有All
233Happy
234To
235The
236一切Everything
237Remember
238抱歉Sorry
239一直Has been
240Day
241Drawers
242Money
243Surface
244More
245Learn
246現在Now
247Side
248你們You
249不起Can not afford to
250Wait
251Change
252Quasi-
253Check
254A
255Card
256這個This
257在哪Where
258Fixed
259Place
260真是Really
261Insurance
262想要Want
263Safe
264And
265Take
266Love
267爸爸Father
268Die
269You
270U.S.
271非常Very
272Do
273Ago
274Grid
275Field
276Body
277大家Everyone
278Yeah
279System
280After
281Parent
282明白Understand
283Equipment
284Cloth
285Meter
286Grace
287找到Find
288她的Her
289Old
290Ai
291Meaning
292Door
293La
294Meter
295This
296Ask
297上帝God
298Must
299Not
300等等Etc.
301Partner
302Ha
303Luo
304Difficult
305Both
306一些Some
307這樣So
308From
309女人Woman
310To
311最好The best
312走了Go
313Sang
314Threaten
315Next
316Reason
317Plus
318Gun
319Ten thousand
320Member
321You
322Play
323Minute
324Make
325Pakistan
326而且And
327Matter
328Hurt
329Official
330Road
331出去Out
332Force
333Total
334Person
335First
336Most
337很多Many
338Treatment
339一次Once
340Report
341名字Name
342Will
343Di
344到了To
345Solution
346New
347Team
348Knowledge
349死了Dead
350Fly
351Far
352Body
353任何Any
354生活Life
355Enough
356Number
357Orchid
358Swiss
359Reach
360Or
361Willing
362Stem
363Do not
364Military
365Positive
366是不是Is not
367Certificate
368不用Need not
369Three
370Music
371Lucky
372男人Man
373告訴Tell
374Road
375Do
376可是But
377And
378Secondary
379Dog
380Decide
381Gold
382History
383Governess
384Department
385正在Are
386Live
387Just
388回家Return home
389Shellfish
390如何How
391Must
392War
393不會Will not
394Husband
395Feed
396Father
397Inferior
398肯定Sure
399女孩Girl
400世界World
401Division
402High
403Li
404Bad
405Electricity
406警察Police
407Item
408Who
409兄弟Brothers
410之前Before
411Talk
412Send
413Forest
414He
415以前Previous
416Room
417Marriage
418Drink
419怎麼How
420今晚Tonight
421Interest
422Crazy
423因為Because
424Live
425Within
426Light
427Approximately
428Sound
429或者Or
430不行Not work
431到底In the end
432Mine
433Dimension
434Article
435明天Tomorrow
436不好Bad
437已經Already
438天啊God
439Rockwell
440Protect
441Tower
442Transport
443Meet
444Ball
445得到Get
446穿Wear
447Sound
448From
449For
450去了Go
451Dan
452Name
453混蛋Asshole
454Ceremony
455Dry
456不了Not
457有些Some
458Cross
459After
460Strike
461漂亮Beautiful
462God
463多少How much
464Sea
465Each
466Brother
467Teach
468走吧Go
469好像Like
470Single
471Public
472Forest
473Female
474Busy
475Fire
476Bell
477家伙Guy
478Branch
479回去Go back
480最后Last
481Water
482不管Regardless of
483Wheat
484Diarrhea
485Ghost
486Also
487Ship
488Forever
489安全Security
490那個That
491在一起Together
492回事Going
493Holy
494還有Also
495小心Careful
496Month
497Letter
498Position
499Draw
500Accept
501我喜I am pleased to
502Eph.
503Exhausted
504Yeah
505Oh
506Tuan
507Fall
508Book
509其他Other
510Send
511Scholar
512Implement
513Loose
514Number
515Light
516Its
517想我Think I
518Pole
519Close
520完全Entirely
521做了Done
522Shadow
523Room
524Be subject
525Odd
526Test
527Dress
528晚上At night
529Evil
530Should
531小姐Miss
532Whole
533Strength
534Industry
535Class
536Complex
537Austrian
538Dream
539Once
540Mouth
541Recognize
542如此So
543Dad
544Photo
545Outstanding
546為什麼Why
547Enter
548Sleep
549都不Not
550Brain
551Uh
552Theory
553Man
554Point
555General
556第一First
557Through
558Stick
559线Line
560很高High
561Buy
562Request
563Bundle
564Wow
565Finger
566Zhang
567Culture
568Zinc
569Weight
570Philippines
571Eye
572根本Fundamental
573Join
574Red
575Love
576不到Less than
577這些These
578自己的Own
579Laugh
580Close
581Base
582唯一Unique
583要是If
584Mention
585Tune
586Korea
587女士Ms.
588School
589公司Company
590Condition
591Bother
592Stop
593Britain
594Police
595Risk
596東西Thing
597不可能Impossible
598Sit
599Area
600Fruit
601Main
602謝謝Thank you
603應該Should
604Quiet
605Bomb
606Change
607Wine
608Lun
609In
610Flower
611Continue
612天哪Gosh
613這裡Here
614房子House
615What
616By
617Drug
618With
619早上Morning
620Wave
621Get
622Business
623Original
624Lose
625Test
626Years
627Collectively
628Oblique
629拜托Please
630Run
631不在Absence
632Harm
633What
634Day
635Ni
636Triumphant
637衣服Clothes
638Rule
639便Then
640Passenger
641Discuss
642好好Good
643They
644覺得Feel
645谢谢Thank you
646Entrust
647Game
648Office
649Color
650Seoul
651這麼So
652Full
653Wind
654Skin
655Prestige
656According to
657Lu
658Turn
659Phase
660Clothes
661Festival
662Dayton
663了解Understand
664Root
665Egg
666Tight
667Hemp
668很快Quickly
669Tour
670忘了Forget
671Wear
672Shakespeare
673故事Story
674Regard
675真正Real
676Crab
677Fee
678By
679Whole
680Anti-
681Word
682Degree
683甚至Even
684Bureau
685Mo
686Life
687Language
688Sex
689Often
690Levin
691之后After
692可不From time to
693Mother
694留下Stay
695Outside
696When the
697This
698Shock
699Bo
700Mouth
701一樣Equally
702害怕Be afraid
703杰克Jack
704Welcome
705Absolutely
706開始Start
707生命Life
708King
709Help
710Joe
711Justice
712回到Back to
713Save
714清楚Clear
715Cold
716原因Reason
717But
718Pay
719Tube
720Mad
721Early
722一天One day
723Exceed
724怀Bosom
725使Make
726Break
727Play
728外面Outside
729Four
730Floor
731另一Another
732玩笑Joke
733好啊Well
734In
735Hospital
736Air
737Na
738Will
739下去Go on
740Pass
741時間Time
742感到Feel
743Understand
744Blood
745失去Lose
746End
747還是Or
748Price
749Package
750Face
751Responsibility
752你自己Yourself
753回來Come back
754Song
755Star
756Right
757Technique
758Show
759Fortunately
760Cross
761不同Different
762Clever
763Follow
764Ascend
765Class
766Two
767Record
768武器Weapon
769Hot
770才能Ability
771當然Of course
772Night
773晚安Good night
774成功Success
775Not
776Participate
777Tile
778Rice
779Kill
780Handkerchief
781To be
782是否Whether
783Le
784Shoot
785Table
786Guard
787太太Wife
788接受Accepted
789Jump
790Elephant
791Spirit
792真不I really do not
793Break
794夫人Mrs.
795Exercise
796Promise
797Bodhisattva
798Sell
799Selected
800注意Note
801不過But
802Guess
803Blessing
804打算Plan
805Suitable
806Danger
807Even
808Fear
809Of
810不需要Do not need to
811Fight
812Then
813Prison
814More
815小子Brat
816有趣Interesting
817喜歡Like
818thethe
819在做Doing
820那麼Then
821Please
822Five
823Mark
824Painting
825身上Body
826以后After
827至少At least
828Inferior
829Take off
830消息News
831不喜Do not like
832Block
833快走Brisk walking
834With
835各位Everybody
836Count
837問題Problem
838沒事All right
839Guide
840State
841老兄Brother
842Catch
843On behalf of
844Mongolian
845抓住Catch
846Mountain
847Beat
848Sand
849妻子Wife
850Independent
851眼睛Eye
852Black
853China
854放在On the
855City
856的時候When
857Station
858小孩Child
859住在Lives in
860咖啡Coffee
861Change
862才是Is
863Yu
864Week
865控制Control
866Speech
867Dare
868Win
869Half
870White
871Release
872能不能Can
873生了Health
874而已Nothing more
875Map
876That
877Strange
878字幕Subtitle
879對不起I am sorry
880去看To see
881像是Like
882保持Keeping
883For
884Worship
885一件A
886Money
887想知道Want to know
888Time
889Speak
890新的New
891Hope
892Fry
893Choose
894Know
895說的Said
896Code
897Play
898Stopper
899Touch
900放下Put down
901Calendar
902Foot
903Wire
904Less
905Work
906Close
907Fish
908Test
909不再No longer
910Check
911Cheat
912必須Must
913aa
914自由Free
915Cup
916Shop
917Complete
918Chase
919Occasion
920Yield
921想到Think
922Income
923Explore
924直到Until
925Cool
926Random
927Capital
928Ruin
929要求Claim
930Urgent
931Mary
932Square
933完成Complete
934照片Photo
935收到Receive
936所有人Everyone
937博士Doctor
938媽媽Mom
939youyou
940父母Parents
941奇怪Strange
942男孩Boy
943Attack
944Shop
945Angstrom
946多久How long
947Red
948太多Too
949We
950Eye
951媽的Damn
952第一次First
953離開Leave
954Forget
955我自己Myself
956Harmonious
957Strict
958And
959Band
960Rush
961太棒Great
962Buddha
963Straight
964認為Think
965老婆Wife
966Search
967除了In addition to
968By Order of the
969Thai
970Build
971Europe
972然後Then
973Level
974昨晚Last night
975Stone
976有了With
977都有Have
978Clams
979Poor
980Think
981What
982過來Come
983努力Strive
984丈夫Husband
985任何人Anyone
986城市City
987死亡Death
988全部Whole
989Group
990ii
991也許Perhaps
992最近Recently
993Inverted
994Collar
995Gu
996City
997Six
998行了The line
999Roll
1000好嗎Okay

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