Friday, July 14, 2006

Common Chinese word list (Pandagator)

A nice list of common Chinese words here: list of common Chinese words at Pandagator

This list strikes a particular resonance as I know almost all the words on it. Many have been important words I have picked up in the past couple of months.

This tells me that most of these words must be truly high frequency (otherwise I wouldn't know them ;)). It also suggests that the few I don't recognise or have forgotten the tones for are worth assimilating. Nice one Pandagator :)

4 comments:

pandagator said...

No problem Chris, I took the list from Jun Da's website, and just added the pinyin and definitions. I think if we all memorized just these main words, we would get the gist of most Chinese conversations.

Roling said...

Hi, it's Roling from Taiwan, I read your articles for language exchange experience, and I found some mistakes inside the list, they are 1.回來 return; come back 2.只有(not 隻有) only 3.以後(not 以后) afterwards, as you know we use Traditional Chinese in Taiwan.

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Andrew said...

The link given seems to be dead so I found another one here: http://www.zein.se/patrick/3000char.html

It's a great idea, I'll be studying it for a while, thanks.