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Glossary of Su Lao Shi Chinese Level 7 and 8 Vocab

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旱鸭子hàn yāzi
[dryland duck] a person who doesn’t know how to swim (slang)
令人lìngren
…ing (to form a gerund-adjective) [to make people…]
三分之一sān fēn zhī yī
1/3; one third
万wàn
10,000
亿yì
100 million (1/10 of a billion)
打八折dǎ bā zhé
20% discount
打七五折dǎ qī wǔ zhé
25% discount
百分之五bǎi fēn zhī wǔ
5%; five percent
七喜qīxǐ
7-Up
某人mǒu rén
a certain person; somebody
有一点儿yǒu yìdiǎnr.
a little (used as an adverb, placed before and modifying an adjective).
普通话有一点儿难。Pǔtōnghuà yǒu yìdiǎnr nán
Mandarin is a little difficult
棋子qízi
a piece of a chess set
惊喜jīngxǐ
A pleasant surprise
差不多chābùduō
about the same; just about, roughly
口音kǒuyīn
accent (of speaking)
他的口音很重。Tāde kǒuyīn hěn zhòng
His accent is thick. [His accent is very heavy.]
我的普通话有很重的口音。Wǒde pǔtōnghuà yǒu hěn zhòng de kǒuyīn
I speak Mandarin with a heavy accent. [My Mandarin has a very heavy accent.]
英亩yīngmǔ
acre
活动huódòng
activity
演员yǎnyuán
actor
非洲Fēizhōu
Africa
再zài
again (emphasizing redoing the complete action or process)
又yòu
again; over and over again (repeatedly)
他又来了。Tā yòu lái le
Here he comes again. There he goes again
我又去徒步旅行。Wǒ yòu qù tūbù lǜqíng.
I went hiking again
农nóng
agriculture-related
空气kōngqì
air
冷气lěng qì
air conditioning [cold air/energy]
空军kōngjūn
air force
航空公司hángkōng gōngsī
airline
所有(的)…都 suǒyǒu(de) …dōu
all of …
万圣节Wàn Shèng Jié
All Saints Day
过敏guòmǐn
allergy, allergic
让我给你们介绍一下王先生。Ràng wǒ gěi nǐmen jièshào yí xià Wáng xiānsheng.
Allow me to introduce to all of you Mr. Wang. (commonly used when addressing an audience)
几乎jīhū
almost
虽然suīrán
although (always used in the beginning of a sentence)
总是zǒngshì
always
美西měi xī
America’s West Coast
美国航空公司Měiguó Hángkōng Gōngsī
American Airlines
解剖jiěpōu
anatomy [to separate and dissect]
祖先zǔxiān
ancestor
祖籍zǔjí
ancestral home; ancestral origin; descent; original family home
动物dòngwù
animal
动画片dònghuàpiān
animation [moving drawing feature]
答案dáàn
answer
回答我!Huídá wǒ!
Answer me!
任何rènhé
any
你会说任何外国语言吗?Nǐ huì shuō rènhé wàiguó yǔyán ma?
Can you speak any foreign language?
公寓gōngyù
apartment [public residence]
水族馆shuǐzúguǎn
aquarium
水族槽shuǐzúcáo
aquarium; fish tank
阿拉伯文Ālābó wén
Arabic language
树林shùlín
arboretum
面积miànjī
area; territory
陆军lùjūn
army
艺术馆yìshùguǎn
art museum/institute
工艺美术gōngyì měishù
arts and crafts
亚洲Yàzhōu
Asia
同时tóngshí
at the same time
吸引力xīyǐnlì
attraction
录音lùyīn
audio recording
道地dàodì
authentic, genuine (of food or speech accent)
秋天qiūtiān
autumn, the fall season
一般人yìbān rén
average people; typical people; normal people
一般yìbān
average; typical; general; in general
航空hángkōng
aviation; related air travel
后院hòuyuàn
backyard
球赛qiú sài
ball game
球迷qiú mí
ball game fan
酒吧jiǔbā
bar, tavern
酒保jiǔbǎo
bartender
垒lěi
base
棒球场bàngqiú chǎng
baseball field
棒球赛bàngqiú sài
baseball game
棒子bāngzi
bat
洗脸槽xǐliǎncáo
bathroom sink [wash-face basin]
安静!Ānjìng!
Be quiet!
海滩hǎitān
beach
美丽měilì
beautiful (feminine)
帅哥美女shuàigē měinǚ
beautiful people (old term slang)
酷哥辣妹kùgē làmèi
beautiful people (new term slang)
美容院měiróng yuàn
beauty salon
以前yǐqián
before (prep.); in the past
箱子xiāngzi
big box; trunk
生化学shēnghuàxué
bio-chemistry
生物学shēngwùxué
biology [living-things study]
诞dàn
birth (formal; of important historical figures)
膀胱pángguāng
bladder
开水kāi shuǐ
boiled water
热开水rè kāi shuǐ
boiling water
保龄球bǎolíngqiú
bowling
童子军Tóngzǐjūn
Boy Scout [boy soldier]
马屁精mǎpìjīng
brownnoser
狗屁Gǒu pì!
BS!
可是kěshì
but
咖啡因kāfēiyīn
caffeine
灾zāi
calamity, disaster
选举活动xuǎnjǔ huódòng
campaign (of election)
竞选活动jìngxuǎn huódòng
campaign (of election)
竞选运动jìngxuǎn yùndòng
campaign (of election)
露营lùyíng
camping
蜡烛làzhú
candle
首都shǒudū
capital
汽车代理商qǐchē dàilǐshāng
car dealership
车赛chē sài
car race
赛车sài chē
car racing
卡通kǎtōng
cartoon; caricature
现金xiànjīn
cash [immediate gold]
奖金jiǎngjīn
cash prize; monetary award; cash bonus
赌城dǔchéng
casino [gambling city]
天主教Tiānzhǔjiào
Catholicism
光盘guāngpán
CD
光盘唱机guāngpán chàngjī
CD player [CD singing machine]
中央空调zhōngyāng kōngtiáo
central air
美中时间měi zhōng shījiān
Central Time Zone
天气(的)变化tiānqì (de) biànhuà
change of weather
变化biànhuà
change; variation
化学huàxué
chemistry; chemical
樱桃yīngtáo
cherry
主要的中国语言zhǔyàode Zhōngguó yǔyán
China’s major languages
中国城Zhōngguóchéng
Chinatown
跳棋tiàoqí
Chinese checkers [jumping chess]
象棋xiàngqí
Chinese chess
十二生肖12 shēngxiào
Chinese Zodiac symbols
聊天(儿)liáotiān(r)
chitchat
霍乱huòluàn
cholera
基督Jīdū
Christ
圣诞节shèngdànjié
Christmas
教堂jiàotáng
church (of buildings)
礼拜lǐbài
church service
教会jiàohuì
church, congregation, denomination
教派jiàopài
church, denomination
市立公园shìlì gōngyuán
city park
干净gānjīng
clean
气候qìhòu
climate
衣服yīfu
clothes
海岸hǎiàn
coast
海岸线hǎiànxiàn
coastline
喜剧xǐjù
comedy [happy feature film]
共产党gòngchǎn dǎng
Communist Party [share-property party]
音乐会yīnyuèhuì
concert
吴影眼镜wúyǐng yǎnjìng
contact lenses [invisible eyeglasses]
洲zhōu
continent
大陆航空公司Dàlù Hángkōng Gōngsī
Continental Airlines
酷kù
cool (slang); cruel; exceedingly
公司法gōngsī fǎ
corporate law (direct translation from the British term “company law”)
公司法律师gōngsī fǎ lǜshī
corporate lawyer
企业qǐyè
corporate; an enterprise, industry, business or venture
咳嗽késòu
coughing; to cough
农村nóngcūn
countryside; rural village [farm village]
郡jùn
county
表姐biǎojiě
cousin (older female with a different last name)
堂姐tángjiě
cousin (older female with the same last name)
表哥biǎogē
cousin (older male with a different last name)
堂哥tánggē
cousin (older male with the same last name)
表妹biǎomèi
cousin (younger female with a different last name)
堂妹tángmèi
cousin (younger female with the same last name)
表弟biǎodì
cousin (younger male with a different last name)
堂弟tángdì
cousin (younger male with the same last name)
表biǎo
cousins with a different last name
堂táng
cousins with the same last name
介绍信jièshào xìn
cover letter [introduction letter]
文化wénhuà
culture
亲爱的qīnàide
darling; dear (salutation for a personal letter)
糟糕!Zāo gāo!
Darn! (colloquial, used when, for example, a snafu happens)
节约日光jiéyuē rìguāng
daylight saving
代理商dàilǐshāng
dealer
民主míngzhǔ
democracy; democratic rights; democratic [“People, the owner,” similar to “By the people. For the people.”]
民主党míngzhǔ dǎng
Democratic Party
丧气sàngqì
demoralized
令人丧气lìngrén sàngqì
demoralizing
部bù
department; area; region
订金dìngjīn
deposit
沮丧jǔsàng
depressed
令人沮丧lìngrén jǔsàng
depressing
设计shèjì
design
设计师shèjìshī
designer
地方话dìfānghuà
dialect (colloquial)
方言fāngyóu
dialect; vernacular (formal)
健怡可乐jiànyí kělè
Diet Coke
很难伺候hěn nán cìhòu
difficult to deal with, hard to please (of someone)
风灾fēngzāi
disaster caused by strong winds, typhoons, etc.
折扣zhékòu
discount [to bend and reduce]
灰心huīxīn
disheartened
令人灰心lìngrén huīxīn
disheartening
洗碗机xǐwǎnjī
dishwasher
记录片 or 纪录片jìlùpiān
documentary
狗gǒu
dog
不关你的事。Bù guān nǐ de shì
Don’t be nosy! It does not concern you. (best said by a third party)
别太认真了。Bié tài rènzhēn le.
Don’t take it too seriously.
龙lóng
dragon
驾驶执照jiàshǐ zhízhào
driver’s license
旱灾hànzāi
drought; a dry spell
烘干机hōnggānjī
dryer
DVD播放机DVD bōfàngjī
DVD player
各位gèwèi
each and every (direct address)
每měi
each; every
美东时间měi dōng shíjiān
Eastern Time Zone
选举xuǎnjǔ
election [to select and to raise]
电费diàn fèi
electric bill
电炉diànlú
electric stove
就职法jiùzhí fǎ
employment law
英语Yīngyǔ
English language
慢慢吃。Màn màn chī.
Enjoy your meal. Bon Appétit!
请慢用。Qǐng màn yòng.
Enjoy your meal. Bon Appétit! (more formal)
够gòu
enough
精彩jīngcǎi
entertaining; spectacular
入口rùkǒu
entrance
羡慕xiànmù
envious
差chāi
errand; assignment; mission
道德dàodé
ethics; morals
欧洲Ōuzhōu
Europe
前夕qiánxī
eve [the evening before]
每天mě itiān
every day
每天的měitiānde
everyday
交换学生jiāohuàn xuésheng
exchange student
出口chūkǒu
exit; export, to export
眼镜yǎnjìng
eyeglasses
眼睛yǎnjīng
eyes
事实shìshí
fact, truth
工厂gōngchǎng
factory; plant
失败shībài
failure; defeat
著名zhùmíng
famed; renowned
家人jiārén
family member
迷mí
fan, enthusiast
芬达fēndá
Fanta
远yuǎn
far
农场nóngchǎng
farm; ranch
农夫nóngfū
farmer
快kuài
fast
母mǔ
female (of things or animals other than human being)
发烧fāshāo
fever; to run a fever
财务cáiwù
finance [money or wealth business]
美术měishù
fine arts
火灾huǒzāi
fire (of disaster)
第一垒dìyì lěi
first base
鱼缸yú gāng
fish bowl
钓鱼diàoyú
fishing; to go fishing [to hang fish]
屁pì
flatulence
水灾shuǐzāi
flood
地板dǐbàn
floor
感冒gānmào
flu, cold; to catch a cold
英尺yīngchǐ
foot; feet (of length)
为wèi
for
比如说bǐrú shuō
for example
一定,一定!Yīdìng
For sure! By all means!
外国餐厅wàiguó cāntīng
foreign restaurant
森林sēnlín
forest
永远yǒngyuǎn
forever

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