100 Most Common Chinese words

top 100 chinese words

Here’s the full list of the top 100 most common Chinese words with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created by Tutormandarin and are not licensed for any commercial use — but feel free to enjoy them personally.

Our curriculums are all designed around HSK standards, so these are all the same words that make up our Beginner 1 course. The course breaks them into 45 well-organized lessons based on interesting and practical themes.

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One thought on “100 Most Common Chinese words

  • It is difficult to believe that 可爱 is one of the 100 most common words in Chinese — even in a depraved age in thrall to yicky kitten and puppy photos on Facebook.

    I think we have here another instance of that common phenomenon, teachers who believe that the language they teach is actually a language used by a people somewhere.

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