YCT 3 Vocabulary List

Passing YCT 3 indicates that you have reached an excellent level in basic Chinese. You are at a level where you can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner. It requires you to master 300 Chinese words and phrases. There are two sections in this level: listening and reading. The listening section contains 35 items and the reading section contains 25 items.

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Chinese Pinyin English
Noun
jiā home
学校 xuéxiào school
商店 shāngdiàn shop;store
房间 fángjiān room
医院 yīyuàn hospital
北京 Běijīng
车站 chēzhàn station
教室 jiàoshì classroom
动物园 dòngwùyuán zoo
中国人 Zhōngguórén Chinese
爸爸 bàba father;dad
妈妈 māma mother;mum
哥哥 gēge old brother
姐姐 jiějie old sister
老师 lǎoshī teacher
弟弟 dìdi young brother
妹妹 mèimei young sister
同学 tóngxué classmate
学生 xuésheng student
朋友 péngyou friend
医生 yīshēng doctor
爷爷 yéye grandfather
奶奶 nǎinai grandmother
小姐 xiǎojiě Miss.
先生 xiānsheng Mr.
shǒu hand
kǒu mouth
眼睛 yǎnjīng eye
头发 tóufa hair
耳朵 ěrduo ear
鼻子 bízi nose
个子 gèzi height
jiǎo foot
身体 shēntǐ body
māo cat
gǒu dog
niǎo bird
fish
熊猫 xióngmāo panda
老虎 lǎohǔ tiger
猴子 hóuzi monkey
shuǐ water
牛奶 niúnǎi milk
米饭 mǐfàn rice
面条 miàntiáo noodle
苹果 píngguǒ apple
chá tea
香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
包子 bāozi steamed stuffed pun
鸡蛋 jīdàn egg
西瓜 xīguā watermelon
面包 miànbāo bread
cài dish
饺子 jiǎozi dumpling
果汁 guǒzhī juice
蛋糕 dàngāo cake
水果 shuǐguǒ fruit
今天 jīntiān today
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
现在 xiànzài now
yuè month
hào date
星期 xīngqī week
diǎn clock
nián year
分钟 fēnzhōng minute
昨天 zuótiān yesterday
早上 zǎoshang morning
晚上 wǎnshang evening
中午 zhōngwǔ noon
小时 xiǎoshí hour
时候 shíhou time
时间 shíjiān time
去年 qùnián last year
生日 shēngrì birthday
铅笔 qiānbǐ pencil
书包 shūbāo schoolbag
桌子 zhuōzi desk
椅子 yǐzi chair
电视 diànshì television
衣服 yīfu clothes
裙子 qúnzi skirt
裤子 kùzi trousers
xié shoes
杯子 bēizi cup
飞机 fēijī airplane
公共汽车 gōnggòngqìchē bus
电脑 diànnǎo computer
电影 diànyǐng movie
玫瑰花 méiguīhuā rose
礼物 lǐwù gift
雨伞 yǚsǎn umbrella
yào medicine
自行车 zìxíngchē bicycle
汉语 Hànyǔ chinese;mandarin
名字 míngzi name
天气 tiānqì weather
颜色 yánsè color
qián money
东西 dōngxi thing
course
问题 wèntí question
意思 yìsi meaning
年级 niánjí grade
事情 shìqing matter;problem
太阳 tàiyáng sun
月亮 yuèliang moon
里面 lǐmiàn inside
上边 shàngbian upside
qián front
hòu behind
zuǒ left
yòu right
xià down
旁边 pángbiān beside
外面 wàimiàn outside
Verb
谢谢 xièxie to thank you;to thanks
再见 zàijiàn to goodbye
qǐng to please
不客气 bú kèqi you’re welcome.
对不起 dùibuqǐ to sorry
没关系 méi guānxi never mind.
欢迎 huānyíng welcome
shì to be
yǒu to have
kàn to see;to watch
chī to eat
to drink
to go
jiào to be;to call
lái to come
zuò to do
zuò to sit
mǎi to buy
huà to draw
说话 shuōhuà to speak
wán to play
学习 xuéxí to study
睡觉 shuìjiào to sleep
起床 qǐchuáng to get up
打电话 dǎ diànhuà to call
tīng to listen
to read
xiě to write
kāi to open
guān to close
huí to back
wèn to ask
zǒu to walk
穿 chuān to wear
洗澡 xǐzǎo take a shower
gěi to give
zhǎo to find
dǒng to understand
xiào to laugh
to cry
帮助 bāngzhù to help
ràng to let; to make
休息 xiūxi to rest
运动 yùndòng do sports
跑步 pǎobù to run
游泳 yóuyǒng to swim
踢足球 tī zúqiú play soccer
打篮球 dǎ lánqiú play basketball
唱歌 chànggē to sing
跳舞 tiàowǔ to dance
wán to finish
生病 shēngbì to feel sick
迟到 chídào to be late
感冒 gǎnmào to have a cold
mài to sell
jìn to enter
chū to exit
diū to throw
上网 shàngwǎng to surf the Internet
to take
刮风 guā fēng blow wind
下雪 xià xuě snowy
sòng to send
ài to love
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
认识 rènshi to know
觉得 juéde to think
xiǎng to think
知道 zhīdào to know
huì can
yào have;need
可以 kěyǐ can
néng can
Adjective
hǎo good
duō much
big
xiǎo small
cháng long
gāo tall
高兴 gāoxìng happy
hǎo good
duō much
big
xiǎo small
cháng long
gāo tall
高兴 gāoxìng happy
lěng cold
hot
漂亮 piàoliang beautiful
好吃 hǎochī delicious
hóng red
huáng yellow
绿 green
lán blue
shǎo few
bái white
hēi black
máng busy
kuài fast
màn slow
yuǎn far
jìn close
lèi tired
xīn new
duì right
可爱 kě’ài cute
bǎo full
饿 è hungry
huài bad
舒服 shūfu comfortable
着急 zháojí hurry
快乐 kuàilè happy
nán difficult
pàng fat
shòu slim
nán male
female
téng hurt
Pronoun
I;me
you
he;him
she;her
我们 wǒmen we;us
这(这儿) zhè(zhèr) here
那(那儿) nà(nàr) there
哪(哪儿) nǎ(nǎr) where
sheí who;whom
什么 shénme what
many;much
怎么 zěnme how
怎么样 zěnmeyàng how is it
多少 duōshao how much;how many
nín you(respect)
it
měi each;every
为什么 wèi shénme why
自己 zìjǐ oneself
Numeral
one
èr two
sān three
four
five
liù six
seven
eight
jiǔ nine
shí ten
liǎng two
líng zero
bàn half
bǎi hundred
qiān thousand
第一 dìyī first
Measure word
used before nouns without special measure words of their own
suì used for age
kuài piece
zhī used for animals or things in pair
běn used for books of various kind
used for times
jiàn used for clothes or thing
xiē used for plural things
Adverb
not;no
hěn very
also
没有 méiyǒu not;don’t have
zhēn really
dōu both;all
bié not
一起 yìqǐ together
tài too
zài again
jiù soon;right now
zuì the most
hái also
当然 dāngrán of course
Conjunction
and
因为 yīnwèi because
所以 suǒyǐ so
但是 dànshì but
Preposition
zài at
than
Particle
de for grammar
ma for question
le for grammar
ne for question
de for grammar
guo for grammar
ba for mood
Interjection
wèi for greeting