NPCR Textbook 1

Chinese textbooks
Here are all the words you need to know in New Practical Chinese 1.

dīngman; member of a family

not; used to reply in the negative

bù yòng不用need not; disuse

also; as well

leused to indicate anticipated or assumed action

èrdifferent; two

jīng jù京剧Beijing opera

rénhuman being; an adult human being

shén me什么what; something

jīn tiān今天today; now

he or him; other

tā men他们they/them

you; one

xiān sheng先生teacher; Mister

zàitwice; recur

zài jiàn再见goodbye

yī shēng医生doctor

depart; be apart from in space or time

jiàocry; call

kě yǐ可以be worth; passable

hàocall; transmit

maparticle used at the end of an interrogative sentence; used within a sentence to mark a pause before introducing the theme of what one is going to say


kā fēi咖啡coffee; coffee powder

gē ge哥哥elder brother; elder male relative of the same generation

what; whichever

nǎ r哪儿where; wherever

drink; drink alcohol

four; note in the Chinese gongchepu scale

guócountry; of the nation

zàiexist; join or belong to an organization

zuòbe seated; be punished

wài pó外婆maternal grandmother

wài yǔ外语foreign language

tiānsky; day

tiān qì天气weather; time

tàihighest; extreme

nü in ancient Chinese astronomy); female

nǎi nai奶奶grandmother; respectful form of address for an elderly woman

her; reference to something beloved, such as one's motherland and national flag

mā ma妈妈mom; mother

xìngone's surname is; surname

xué xí学习study; emulate

xué shēng学生pupil; disciple

xué yuàn学院academy

sù shè宿舍hostel

duì bu qǐ对不起sorry; be unworthy of

xiǎo jiě小姐young lady; sex worker

cénglayer; a component part in a sequence

dì di弟弟younger brother


mángbusy; hurry

zěn me yàng怎么样how; used in the negative as an euphemism


self; one

wǒ men我们we; I

shí hou时候time; time

míng tiān明天tomorrow; the near future

zuó tiān昨天yesterday; the past

shìthis; yes

wǎnevening; late

yǒu yì si有意思be significant; interesting

péng you朋友friend; boy/girl friend

láiarrive; future

yángpoplar, deciduous tree having alternate oval or ovate lanceolate leaves and catkin, coming in a good variety such as white aspen; a surname

hàn yǔ汉语Chinese

méi guān xi没关系doesn't matter

yóu yǒng游泳swim; swimming

bà ba爸爸dad

xiàn zài现在the moment

nánman; son

deused to indicate a modifying and modified relationship

zhī dào知道be aware of

lǎo shī老师teacher

yàomain points; important

rèn shi认识know; understanding

jì zhě记者correspondent

yǔ yán语言language; speech

qǐngrequest; invite

qǐng wèn请问excuse me, may I ask...


xiè xie谢谢thank you

guì xìng贵姓respectful way of referring to someone's surname

zhèthis; this

zhè r这儿here; now

jìnmove ahead; get into

jìn lái进来enter; in

that; that thing

dōuall; even

wènask; ask after

chénlay out; state

língnought; zero

cān tīng餐厅dining room; restaurant

gāo xìng高兴happy; be happy/willing/glad to

zhōng guó中国China

jiā ná dà加拿大Canada

měi guó美国the United States of America

yīng guó英国Britain


hǎogood; friendly