Intermediate Course Vocabulary List

Lesson 11 New Words

to be fond of, to like, to enjoy, to be happy
huānjoyous, happy, pleased
喜欢xǐ huanto like, to be fond of
càidish, (type of food), vegetables
好吃hǎo chītasty, delicious
hot (spicy), pungent
xiāshrimp, prawn
niúox, cow, bull
ròumeat, flesh
牛肉niú ròubeef
zhūhog, pig, swine
猪肉zhū ròupork
fowl, chicken
蔬菜shū càivegetables, produce
shuǐwater, river
guǒfruit, result
水果shuǐ guǒfruit
不过bú guòno more than, but, however
西餐xī cānWestern-style food
牛排niú páisteak
kǎoto roast, bake, to broil
三文鱼sān wén yúsalmon
色拉sè lāsalad
后餐hòu cāndessert
zhēnreal, true, genuine
真是zhēn shìit is truly...
extremely, utmost, top
请客qǐng kègive a dinner party, invite to dinner
to drink
饺子jiǎo zidumplings with meat or vegetable filling
咱们zán menwe (including the person spoken to)
既有…也有jì yǒ yǒuhave both ... and...
chǎosaute, pan-fry, to fry
certainly, must, will, necessarily
必要bì yàonecessary, essential, indispensable, required
liǎ(a numeral-measure word) two, both
děito have to, must, ought to, to need to
jiǔwine, liquor, spirits

Lesson 11 Proper Nouns

四川Sì chuānSichuan province, China

Lesson 12 New Words

body, form, style, system
nourish, to rear
体育tǐ yùphysical training, sports
yùnto transport, to user, fortune, luck, fate
dòngto act, to move, to change
运动yùn dòngmovement, sports
pǎoto run, to escape
a step, a pace, walk, march, stages in a process
跑步pǎo bùto run
游泳yóu yǒngswim
lánbasket, goal
篮球lán qiúbasketball
sàito compete, competition, match
比赛bǐ sài[athletic or other] competition, match
páia row, line up
排球pái qiúvolleyball
foot, to be sufficient
足球zú qiúfootball (British English), soccer (American English)
乒乓球pīng pāng qiútable tennis ball
dìngto set, to fix, to determine, to decide, to order
一定yí dìngsurely, certainly, necessarily, fixed
要是yào shìif
extremely, utmost, top
太极拳tài jí quána kind of traditional Chinese shadowboxing (tai chi chuan)
kick, play (football or soccer)
duànforge, to exercise
liànrefine, smelt
锻炼duàn liànto do physical training
píngflat, level, equal, to make the same score, to tie, to draw, calm, peaceful
平常píng chángordinary, common, usually, ordinarily
wǎngnet, network
网球wǎng qiútennis
冰球bīng qiúice hockey, puck
zhōuencircle, circuit, week, cycle, thoughtful
end, final stage, latter part
周末zhōu mòweekend
to rise, to raise, to get up
一起yì qǐtogether

Lesson 13 New Words

yòngto use
有用yǒu yònguseful
suànregard as, to figure, to calculate, to compute
打算dǎ suànto plan, to intend, to calculate
dāi to stay
各地gè dìin all parts of (a country), various regions
旅游lǚ yóutrip, journey, tourism, travel, tour
yuèto exceed, to climb over, to surpass, the more ... the more
越来越yuè lái yuèmore and more
jiām.w. for company
chāia mission, to commission
出差chū chāibe on a business trip
shùnto obey, to arrange, to make reasonable, along
便biànordinary, convenient, handy, to relieve oneself
顺便shùn biànconveniently, in passing
jìnadvance, enter, to come in
chūto go out, to come out, to occur
进出口jìn chū kǒuimport and export
jīngclassics, sacred book, pass through, to undergo
reason, logic
经理jīng lǐmanager, director
gàigeneral, approximate
大概dà gàiroughly, probably, rough, approximate, about

Lesson 13 Proper Nouns

长城Cháng chéngthe Great Wall

Lesson 14 New Words

route, road, path, way
machine, opportunity, secret
chǎnga courtyard, open space, place, field, a measure word
机场jī chǎngairport
(suff. for certain nouns), to hope, to wish
大巴dà bālarge bus, coach
zhístraight, frank, directly, straightly, upright
jiēto extend, to connect, to receive
直接zhí jiēdirect (opposite of indirect)
side, to incline towards
chēcar, a vehicle
火车huǒ chētrain
zhànstation, to stand, to halt, to stop
to leave, to depart, to go away, from
yuǎnfar, distant, remote
zǒuto walk, to go, to move
yuēappointment, agreement, to restrict, approximately
大约dà yuēapproximately, about
qiánbefore, in front, ago, former, previous, earlier, front
wǎngto go (in a direction), past, previous, towards
guǎikidnap, to turn
to ride (an animal or bike), to sit astride
zuòto sit, to take a seat, to take a bus, airplane etc.
fāngsquare, direction
方便fāng biànconvenient
hánga row, profession, professional, field
银行yín hángbank
tíngto stop, to halt
to send out, to issue, to develop
piàobank note, ticket
发票fā piào(n) receipt or bill for purchasing sth
zhǎoto return, to look for, , to find, to seek
qiáncoin, money

Lesson 14 Proper Nouns

全聚德烤鸭店quán jù dé kǎo yā diànRoast duck restaurant in Beijing

Lesson 15 New Words

works, phrases, classical Chinese poem, word, diction
diǎntypical, dictionary
词典cí diǎndictionary
zhāng(a measure word), (a surname), open up
earth, ground, field, place, land
diagram, to plan, picture, drawing, chart
地图dì túmap
shāngcommerce, consult
diàninn, shop, store
商店shāng diànstore, shop
东西dōng xithing, expressing a feeling of affection or hatred for a person
silk, thread, trace
丝绸sī chóusilk cloth, silk
lóuhouse with more than 1 story, storied building, floor
biānside, edge, margin, border, boundary
西边xī biān(n) west side; to the west of
(measure word) meter, rice
zhǒngkind, type, race (of people), seed
mǎito buy
màito sell
一共yí gòngaltogether
kuàiyuan (unit of currency), (a measure word, for cloth, cake, soap)
shōuto receive, to accept, to collect
kuǎnsection, paragraph, funds
chùa place, location, spot, point, office, department, bureau
收款处shōu kuǎn chùcash desk
jiāoto deliver, to make friends, to pay (money)
qián(surname), coin, money
交钱jiāo qiánto pay
huānjoyous, happy, pleased
yíngto welcome
欢迎huān yíngto welcome

Lesson 15 Proper Nouns

新华书店xīn huá shū diànXinhua bookstore
友谊商店yǒu yì shāng diànfriendship store

Lesson 16 New Words

kòngspare time, free time
wánto play, to amuse oneself
gěito, for, to give, to allow, to do sth (for sb)
tiānto add, to increase, to replenish
(to have) pins and needles, tingling, hemp, numb, to bother
麻烦má fantrouble, troublesome
chátea, tea plant
chōuto draw out, to smoke (cigarettes), to pump
yāncigarette, tobacco, smoke
抽烟chōu yānto smoke (a cigarette)
请便qǐng biàndo as you wish, please yourself
la(aux.)the combined sounds “le” and “a”, denoting exclamation, interrogation, etc.
这么zhè meso (much), like this
zhe-ing (indicates an action in progress)
dōuall, entirely, even, already
chángluttonous, greedy
shǒuhand, convenient
skill, art
手艺shǒu yìcraft, workmanship
guòto cross, to go over, to pass (time)
jiǎngprize, award, encouragement
过奖guò jiǎngoverpraise, pay undrserved compliments to
jiāclip, folder, hold between, to press from both sides
chángto taste
bǎo eat till full, satisfied
liǎoto know, to understand
不了bù liǎounable to, without end

Lesson 17 New Words

fàngto release, to free, to let go, to put, to place, to let out
放假fàng jiàto have a holiday or vacation
xiānearly, prior, former, in advance, first
chūto go out, to come out, to occur, to produce, to go beyond, to rise
to send out, to issue, to develop
出发chū fāto start out, to set off
chánglength, long, forever, always, constantly
长廊cháng lángthe Long Corridor at Yi He Yuan
kǒng(surname), hole
shānmountain, hill
shuǐwater, river
tàng(a measure word), a time, a trip
as (if), such as
guǒfruit, result
如果rú guǒif, in case, in the event that
zhēnreal, true, genuine
to lose, to leave behind
遗憾yí hànregret, pity, sorry

Lesson 17 Proper Nouns

西安xī ānXi'an (city), the capital city of Shanxi Province
天坛tiān tánTemple of Heaven in Beijing
故宫gù gōngThe Imperial Palace
长城cháng chéngthe Great Wall
颐和园yí hé yuánSummer Palace (in Beijing)

Lesson 18 New Words

yìnstamp, seal, mark, print
xiàngappearance, to be like, to resemble, to seem, elephant
印象yìn xiàngimpression
qíngfeeling, emotion, passion, situation
热情rè qíngcordial, enthusiastic, passion, passionate, passionately
帮助bāng zhùassistance, aid, to help, to assist
zhāoprovoke, to recruit
dàiwait, treat, deal with, need
招待zhāo dàito receive (guests), to entertain, reception
customer, visitor, guest
客人kè rénguest
大方dà fānggenerous
zǒngalways, to assemble, gather, total, overall, head, chief
总是zǒng shìalways
bǎito display, to swing, to show, to place, to exhibit
mǎnManchurian, to fill, to fulfill, filled, packed
桌子zhuō zitable, desk
ràngto ask, to let, to allow
guànaccustomed to, used to
习惯xí guànhabit, custom, usual practice, to be used to
zhístraight, vertical, frank, directly, straightly, upright
一直yì zhícontinuously, always, from the beginning of ... up to ..., all along
shíreal, true, honest, really, solid
实在shí zàiin reality, honestly, really, verily, concrete
gǎnto feel, to move, to touch, to affect
感动gǎn dòngto move (sb), to touch, moving
cāntake part in, participate, join, attend
guānto look at, to watch, to observe
参观cān guānto look around, to inspect, visit and observe
ráncorrect, right, so, thus, like this, -ly
然后rán hòuafter, then (afterwards), after that, afterwards
yóuto walk, to tour, to roam, to swim, to travel
有名的yǒu míng defamous, well-known
机会jī huìopportunity, chance, occasion
to continue, to inherit
to continue
继续jì xùto continue, to proceed with, to go on with
duìpair, to be opposite, for, to, correct (answer), right

Lesson 18 Proper Nouns

大雁塔dà yàn tǎ the Great wild goose pagoda in Xi'an
钟楼Zhōng lóu the Bell tower in Xi'an
秦始皇Qín shǐ huángthe First Emperor of China(259-210 B.C.)
兵马俑Bīng mǎ yǒng the Terra-cotta warriors
碑林Bēi lín the Forest of Stone Tablets Museum
上海博物馆Shàng hǎi bó wù guǎnShanghai museum
豫园Yù yuánYuyuan garden
西湖Xī húthe West Lake in Hangzhou
西湖醋鱼Xī hú cù yú the west lake fried fish with sour sauce

Lesson 19 New Words

mixed, miscellaneous, various, to mix
杂技zá jìacrobatics
tuánregiment, round, circular, group, society
yǎnto develop, to practice, to perform, to play, to act
演出yǎn chū(acting) play, perform
jiéfestival, section, temperate, point, part
eye, item
节目jié mùprogram, item (on a program)
qīngclear, distinct, complete, pure
chǔdistinct, clear, orderly, pain, suffering
清楚qīng chuclear, clearly understood, distinct
can, may, able to, certain(ly), to suit, (particle used for emphasis)
可能kě néngmight (happen), possible, probable, possibility, probability
不少bù shǎonot just a few
dānbill, list, form, single, only, sole
(prefix before a number,e.g. "first", "number two", etc)
chuánto pass on, to spread, to transmit, to infect, to transfer, to circulate
tǒngto gather, to unite, to unify, whole
传统chuán tǒngtradition
mínthe people, nationality, citizen
jiānbetween, among, space, (measure word)
民间mín jiānamong the people, popular, folk, non-governmental
to dance, to wield, to brandish
dǎotread on, trample, stamp, fulfill
舞蹈wǔ dǎodance
děngrank, grade, equal to, same as, for, await, et cetera, and so on
jīngenergy, perfect, excellent, refined, very, proficient
cǎi(bright) color, variety, applause, applaud, (lottery) prize
精彩jīng cǎibrilliant, splendid
自行车zì xíng chēbicycle
jīngto start, to be frightened, to be scared
xiǎndanger (ous), rugged
惊险jīng xiǎnbreathtaking, thrilling
yōuexcellent, superior
优美yōu měigraceful, fine, elegant
liúleave (message), to retain, to stay, to remain, to keep, to preserve
shēndeep, profound
quarter (hour), to carve, to engrave, oppressive
深刻shēn kèprofound, deep, deep-going

Lesson 19 Proper Nouns

沈阳shěn yángcapital of Liaoning province in north east China
狮子舞shī zi wǔLion Dance
转碟zhuàn diéplate-spinning
口技kǒu jìvocal imitation
车技chē jìtrick-cycling
爬竿pá gānpole-climbing
走钢丝zǒu gāng sīwire-walking

Lesson 20 New Words

to add, to attach, to be close to, to be attached
jìnnear, close (to), approximately
附近fù jìn(in the) vicinity, nearby, neighboring, next to
zhístraight, vertical, frank, directly, straightly, upright
lóuhouse with more than 1 story, storied building, floor
biānside, edge, margin, border, boundary
右边yòu biānright (as opposed to left)
yíngarmy, to deal in, to trade, to operate, to run, camp, nourishment, to manage
business, occupation, study
营业yíng yèto do business, to trade
chuāngshutter, window
窗口chuāng kǒuwindow
duìto cash
huànchange, exchange
兑换duì huànto convert, to exchange
money, coins, currency
tiánto fill in
yuán(dynasty), dollar, primary, first
mínthe people, nationality, citizen
人民rén mín(the) people
diǎno'clock, point, dot, (decimal) point), to count
xìnletter, true, to believe, sign, evidence
信用xìn yòngcredit
信用卡xìn yòng kǎcredit card
自动zì dòngautomatic
to take, to get, to choose, to fetch
kuǎnsection, paragraph, funds
取款机qǔ kuǎn jīATM machine
外边wài bian(n) outside, (n) exterior surface

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