Most frequent Chinese short story words, #41 - 60

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This is the first update in...four months to the list of most frequent Chinese words as compiled from fiction, not newspapers. The previous post was here and the first is here. As always, let me know if there are any errors in the Pinyin. I'm about 90% confident in it but wouldn't stake my apartment on it being entirely correct.


41. 也没
This one is actually not a word - it's short for 也没有 yě méiyǒu (also not...).
再也没有你的消息
Zài yě méiyǒu nǐ de xiāoxi
No news of you again

42. 父亲
Fùqīn - father
世界上最伟大的父亲
Shìjiè shàng zuì wěidà de fùqīn
World's greatest dad

43. 地方
Dìfāng - place, region
常州市地方税务局
Chángzhōushì dìfāng shuìwùjú
Changzhou City local tax office

44. 回来
Huílái - back, return
妻子回来了
Qīzǐ huílái le
Wife's back.

45. 生活
Shēnghuó - life
国外生活必备的英文词汇
Guówài shēnghuó bìbèi de yīngwén cíhuì
English vocabulary necessary for living abroad (life abroad)

46. 这种
Zhè zhǒng - this kind/type of
我们需要这种德才兼备的人才
Wǒmen xūyào zhè zhǒng décái jiānbèi de réncái
We need this kind of personnel with moral integrity and ability. (note: 兼备 means equipped with both, and the two adjectives 德才 come before that)

47. - 过去
guòqù - pass by, past
最艰难的日子已经过去了
zuì jiānnán de rìzi yǐjīng guòqùle
The hardest days/time has already passed.

48. 人家
rénjiā - other person / I (indirect way of saying I) / family, house
人家可以,你也应该可以
rénjia kěyǐ, nǐ yě yīnggāi kěyǐ
(If) someone else can do it, you surely can too.

49. 母亲
mǔqīn - mother
关于母亲的文章
Guānyú mǔqīn de wénzhāng
An article about mother

50. 一切
yíqiè - everything, all
一切都是命运
Yīqiè dōu shì mìngyùn
Everything is fate/destiny. (Note the 都 for extra emphasis on 'everything').

51. 男人
nánrén - man, male
男人二十岁后应该学会的习惯
Nánrén èrshí suì hòu yīnggāi xuéhuì de xíguàn
Habits men 20+ years old should have learned/mastered

52. 工作
gōngzuò - work, employment
电脑正在工作
Diànnǎo zhèngzài gōngzuò
The computer is working properly.

53. 只有
zhǐyǒu - there is only, there is / it's just
我手上只有500块钱
Wǒ shǒu shàng zhǐyǒu 500 kuài qián
I only have 500 kuai on me.

54. 声音
shēngyīn - voice
一点声音也听不见。
Yìdiǎn shēngyīn yě tīngbújiàn.
No voices at all can be heard.

55. 今天
jīntiān - today
今天天气不错
Jīntiān tiānqì bùcuò
Today's weather isn't bad.

56. 开始
kāishǐ - start, at first
开始我并不知道这个情况。
Kāishǐ wǒ bìng bù zhīdào zhège qíngkuàng.
I didn't know about this situation at all at first.

57. 时间
shíjiān - time, hour
到那里大概需要多长时间?
dào nàlǐ dàgài xūyào duō cháng shíjiān?
About how long does it take to get there?

58. 几个
Jǐ gè - several, some
为什么——对几个重大问题的回答
Wèishénme——duì jǐgè zhòngdà wèntí de huídá
Why -- a response to a few questions

59. 如果
rúguǒ - if
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Rúguǒ IE xiǎnshì kòngbái yèmiàn, qǐng shǒudòng xuǎnzé liúlǎnqì biānmǎ wèi UTF-8
If IE displays a blank page, please manually select browser encoding UTF-8

60. 中国
Zhōngguó - China / Chinese
中国高速铁路
Zhōngguó gāosù tiělù
Chinese high-speed rail

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