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nǐ-men
you (plural)
xiǎo-shí
hour(s)
shí-hou
moment; period
bèi
passive marker
bà-mā
parents
yǐ-hòu
afterwards; later on
bà-ba
dad
to follow
dào qiàn
apologize
yīng-gāi
should
dàn-shì
but
also
very; too (many/much)
zhòng
(meausre word) kind, species
qí-shí
actually; in fact
gēn-běn
fundamental; at all; radically
zhè shì
this is; these are
finger; to point at or to
suó-yǐ
so; therefore
dì...
prefix indicating ordinal number
dì-èr
second (ordinal number)
to call
rèn-shi
to know (someone); to recognize
the most
to let (someone do something); to make (someone do something)
fán
annoy
wǒ bù zhīdào
I don't know
zhème
like this; so
to watch; to look
chū lái
to come out
gǎn jué
feelings
cuòle
wrong
measure word (for clothes)
fāng fǎ
method
side
sentence; clause
... than ...
bǐ-rú
for example
bù shūfu
not well
hěn-dūo
a lot of
xǐ-huan
to like
zhè yàng
this way, like this
rú-guǒ
if
gāng-gāng
just; barely
jué-de
to think; to feel
yóudiǎn...
to be a little bit…
difficult
zán-men
we; us
all; both
wèi-le
for...
gōng-zuò
to work; work
to hold; handle
yào
medicine
to close; to fit
zài yìqǐ
to be together
zhè-ge
this one
hái-yǒu
still; in addition
xiě
to write
zé-rèn
responsibility
jīng-cháng
often
can; be able to; will
book
to speak
zuò-zhě
author
yícì
once
yí-ge
one of (something)
gōng-yù
apartment
to run
tū-rán
sudden
hēi
black; dar; illegal, secret
half
empty
ránhòu
then; after that
ground; earth
dǎ diàn-huà
to call
shǒu-jī
mobile phone
hàomǎ
number
shēng yīn
sound
zhēn-de
really
lǎn
lazy
ocean; foreign
early; morning
trapped; sleepy
question marker
wǒ shì
I am; I was
zhù
to live
gěi nǐ
here you go
zào-chéng
cause
dì-sān
the third
lèi-xíng
type
to order; to command
What about ...?
guānxì
connection
zài jiā
at home
jiā-lǐ
home; family
tóuténg
headache
yīnyuè
music
mā-ma
mom
guò lái
come over
towards; to face
yīn-wèi
because
zěn-me ...
how ...
shì-shí
fact
zhèngquè
correct
xiàn-zài
now
wǒmen
we
shēng-huó
life
yì-xiē
some
clever; wonderful
bié-de
other
朋友
friend
two (of something)
wán-jù
toy
zhèng-cháng
normal
power
lìng-wài
other; in addition
nà-ge
that one
to take, to get
bié-rén
someone else
pole; extreme
... huài le
... is broken
shí-jì-shàng
actually, in fact
to pay bill
fù-zé
responsible
zhèxiē
these
míng bai
understand; clear
wèi shén-me?
why?
four
to provoke
price
duì bù qǐ
I'm sorry
shàng cì
last time
mǎ-shàng
right now
néngbùnéng...?
is it possible ... ?
néng-gòu
can; to be able to
a unit of RMB (informal); a piece; a lump
chī-fàn
to eat a meal
gàn-má
what to do
guò...le
have done...
year
nǚ-rén
woman
wán quán
totally, completely
jiē-shòu
to accept; to receive
búyào!
don't!
ěxīn
disgusting
hǎo-de
okay
from; to follow
huí-lai
to come back
again
shāngkǒu
wound; cut
yán
salt
tiáo-pí
naughty
fā-xiàn
to discover
wú-xiào
ineffective
shì-qíng
matter
fāng-shì
method; style
diàn-tī
elevator
bào-qiàn
apologise
xiǎo-hái-zi
child
yuán-liàng
to forgive
lǎo-gōng
hubby; husband (informal)

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