Most Common Chinese Words

100 Most Common Chinese Words

Character Frequency Pinyin Defination
1 95.91 de/dí /dì (possessive particle)/of, really and truly, aim/clear
2 94.33 one/1/single/a(n)
3 92.98 shì is/are/am/yes/to be
4 91.82 bù /bú (negative prefix)/not/no
5 90.72 le/liǎo /liào (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)/(completed action marker), to know/to understand/to know, clear, look afar from a high place
6 89.68 zài (located) at/in/exist
7 88.72 rén man/person/people
8 87.8 yǒu to have/there is/there are/to exist/to be
9 86.92 I/me/myself
10 86.1 he/him
11 85.3 zhè /zhèi this/these, this/these/(sometimes used before a measure word, especially in Beijing)
12 84.68 (a measure word)/individual
13 84.07 men (plural marker for pronouns and a few animate nouns)
14 83.5 zhōng /zhòng within/among/in/middle/center/while (doing sth)/during/China/Chinese, hit (the mark)
15 82.94 lái to come
16 82.39 shàng on/on top/upon/first (of two parts)/previous or last (week, etc.)/upper/higher/above/previous/to climb/to go into/above/to go up
17 81.85 dà /dài big/huge/large/major/great/wide/deep/oldest/eldest, doctor
18 81.31 wéi /wèi act as/take...to be/to be/to do/to serve as/to become, because of/for/to
19 80.79 hé /hè /huó /huò and/together with/with/peace/harmony/union, cap (a poem)/respond in singing, soft/warm, mix together/to blend
20 80.28 guó country/state/nation
21 79.78 de/dì (subor. part. adverbial)/-ly, earth/ground/field/place/land
22 79.28 dào to (a place)/until (a time)/up to/to go/to arrive
23 78.81 to use/according to/so as to/in order to/by/with/because/Israel (abbrev.)
24 78.35 shuì /shuō persuade (politically), to speak/to say
25 77.92 shí o'clock/time/when/hour/season/period
26 77.5 yāo /yào demand/ask/request/coerce, important/vital/to want/to be going to/must
27 77.11 jiù at once/then/right away/only/(emphasis)/to approach/to move towards/to undertake
28 76.72 chū to go out/to come out/to occur/to produce/to go beyond/to rise/to put forth/to occur/to happen/(a measure word for dramas, plays, or operas)
29 76.34 huì /kuài can/be possible/be able to/to assemble/to meet/to gather/to see/union/group/association, to balance an account/accounting
30 75.96 can/may/able to/certain(ly)/to suit/(particle used for emphasis)
31 75.6 also/too
32 75.23 you
33 74.87 duì couple/pair/to be opposite/to oppose/to face/for/to/correct (answer)/to answer/to reply/to direct (towards sth)/right
34 74.52 shēng to be born/to give birth/life/to grow
35 74.17 néng can/may/capable/energy/able
36 73.84 ér and/as well as/but (not)/yet (not)/(shows causal relation)/(shows change of state)/(shows contrast)
37 73.5 zǐ /zi 11 p.m.-1 a.m./1st earthly branch/child/midnight/son/child/seed/egg/small thing, (noun suff.)
38 73.17 nǎ /nà /nèi how/which, that/those, that/those/(sometimes used before a measure word, especially in Beijing)
39 72.85 dé /de/děi obtain/get/gain/proper/suitable/proud/contented/allow/permit/ready/finished, a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect/degree or possibility, to have to/must/ought to/to need to
40 72.52 (surname), in/at/to/from/by/than/out of
41 72.2 zhāo /zháo /zhe/zhù /zhuó catch/receive/suffer, part. indicates the successful result of a verb/to touch/to come in contact with/to feel/to be affected by/to catch fire/to fall asleep/to burn, -ing part. (indicates an action in progress)/part. coverb-forming after some verbs, to make known/to show/to prove/to write/book/outstanding, to wear (clothes)/to contact/to use/to apply
42 71.88 xià under/second (of two parts)/next (week, etc.)/lower/below/underneath/down(wards)/to decline/to go down/latter
43 71.56 from/self/oneself/since
44 71.25 zhī (literary equivalent of 的)/(subor. part.)/him/her/it
45 70.94 nián year
46 70.63 guò (experienced action marker)/to cross/to go over/to pass (time)/to celebrate (a holiday)/to live/to get along/(surname)/excessively/too-
47 70.34 fā /fà to send out/to show (one's feeling)/to issue/to develop, hair
48 70.04 hòu empress/queen/surname, back/behind/rear/afterwards/after/later
49 69.76 zuò to regard as/to take (somebody) for/to do/to make
50 69.48 inside/internal/interior, village/within/inside, Chinese mile/neighborhood/li, a Chinese unit of length = one-half kilometer/hometown
51 69.21 yòng to use
52 68.93 dào direction/way/method/road/path/principle/truth/reason/skill/method/Tao (of Taoism)/a measure word/to say/to speak/to talk
53 68.65 háng /xíng /xìng a row/profession/professional, all right/capable/competent/OK/okay/to go/to do/to travel/temporary/to walk/to go/will do, behavior/conduct
54 68.38 suǒ actually/place
55 68.12 rán correct/right/so/thus/like this/-ly
56 67.86 jiā furniture/tool, -ist/-er/-ian/home/family/a person engaged in a certain art or profession
57 67.6 zhǒng /zhòng kind/type/race/breed/seed/species (taxonomy), to plant/to cultivate
58 67.34 shì matter/thing/item/work/affair
59 67.08 chéng /chèng finish/complete/accomplish/become/turn into/win/succeed/one tenth, finish/complete/accomplish/become/turn into/win/succeed/one tenth
60 66.83 fāng square/quadrilateral/direction/just
61 66.58 duō many/much/a lot of/numerous/multi-
62 66.33 jīng classics/sacred book/pass through/to undergo/scripture
63 66.08 ma/me/yāo (interrog. part.), (interrog. suff.), one on dice/small
64 65.83 to go/to leave/to remove
65 65.59 law/method/way/Buddhist teaching/Legalist/France (abbrev.)
66 65.35 xué learn/study/science/-ology
67 65.12 as (if)/such as
68 64.89 dōu /dū all/both (if two things are involved)/entirely (due to)each/even/already, (surname)/metropolis/capital city
69 64.67 tóng like/same/similar/together/alike/with
70 64.44 xiàn appear/present/now/existing/current
71 64.22 dāng /dàng to be/to act as/manage/withstand/when/during/ought/should/match equally/equal/same/obstruct/just at (a time or place)/on the spot/right/just at, at or in the very same.../to pawn/suitable/adequate/fitting/proper/replace/represent
72 64 méi /mò (negative prefix for verbs)/have not/not, drowned/to end/to die/to inundate
73 63.78 dòng to use/to act/to move/to change
74 63.56 miàn fade/side/surface/aspect/top/face/flour/noodles, flour/noodles
75 63.34 to rise/to raise/to get up
76 63.12 kān /kàn to look after/to take care of/to watch/to guard, it depends/think/to see/to look at
77 62.9 dìng to set/to fix/to determine/to decide/to order
78 62.69 tiān day/sky/heaven
79 62.47 fēn /fèn to divide/minute/(a measure word)/(a unit of length = 0.33 centimeter), part
80 62.25 hái /huán /huàn also/in addition/more/still/else/still/yet/(not) yet, (surname)/pay back/return
81 62.04 jìn advance/enter/to come in
82 61.83 hǎo /hào good/well, be fond of
83 61.62 xiǎo small/tiny/few/young
84 61.41 ministry/department/section/part/division/troops/board/(a measure word)/(a measure word for works of literature, films, machines, etc.)
85 61.2 his/her/its/theirs/that/such/it (refers to sth preceding it)
86 60.99 xiē some/few/several/(a measure word)
87 60.79 zhǔ to own/to host/master/lord/primary
88 60.58 yàng manner/pattern/way/appearance/shape
89 60.37 reason/logic/science/inner principle or structure
90 60.17 xīn heart/mind
91 59.97 she
92 59.77 běn roots or stems of plants/origin/source/this/the current/root/foundation/basis/(a measure word)
93 59.57 qián before/in front/ago/former/previous/earlier/front
94 59.38 kāi open/operate (vehicle)/start
95 59.19 dàn but/yet/however/only/merely/still
96 58.99 yīn cause/reason/because
97 58.8 qí /zhī /zhǐ earth-spirit/peace, (a measure word, for birds and some animals, etc.)/single/only, M for one of a pair, only/merely/just/but, but/only
98 58.61 cōng /cóng /zòng lax/yielding/unhurried, from/obey/observe/follow, second cousin
99 58.42 xiǎng to think/to believe/to suppose/to wish/to want/to miss
100 58.23 shí real/true/honest/really/solid

common Chinese words
Source: Jun Da’s Chinese text computing
common chinese words

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