Vocabulary List of BCMIP (BCMIP1 + BCMIP2)

Note : B1 means BCMIP1 and B2 means BCMIP2.

A

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

à

B2L1

Particle

Interjection particle showing surprise

啊 HSK3

ǎi

B2L2

Adjectival Verb

be short in height

矮HSK3

ài

B2L5

Verb

to love

爱 HSK1

B

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

ba

B2L4

Particle

an end particle that indicates that a speaker is making an assumption

吧HSK2

B2L1

Number

eight

八HSK1

bà.ba

B2L1

Noun

father

爸爸 HSK1

bǎi

B2L2

Number

hundred

百HSK2

báisè

B2L5

Noun

white Colour

白色HSK2

for 白 and色

bān

B2L1

Noun

class

班HSK3

bàn

B2L3

Quantity

half

半HSK3

bāng 

B2L4

Verb

to help

帮HSK2

bēi

B2L3

Classifier

Means cup. Classifier for certain containers of liquids like glass, cup

杯HSK1

Běijīng

B2L2

Noun

Capital of China [north-capital]

北京HSK1

Běijīngrén

B2L2

Noun

Běijīng residents

北京HSK1  

人HSK1  

běn

B2L1

Classifier

classifier for bound print like book, magazine etc.

本HSK1

B1L3

Noun

pen

笔HSK2

bù kè.qi

B2L2

Expression

you are welcome (no-guest-energy)

不客气HSK1

 

bù- , bú-,  bu

 

B1L3

Negation

negating verbs and adjectival verbs. See GN1 of B1L3 for details.

不HSK1

bùbì

 

B2L3

Negation

no need (negation of děi)

不必

C

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

~cān

B2L1

Suffix

meal 

~餐

-cì

B2L4

Suffix

Number-cì i.e.Number of times cì

次HSK2

cài

B2L5

Noun

type of food/cuisine

菜HSK1

cānguǎn

B2L5

Noun

restaurant [meal-shop]

餐馆

chā

B2L5

Verb

to differ

差HSK3

chá

B2L5

Noun

tea

茶HSK1

chǎng

B2L5

Classifier

Classifier for sporting or recreational activities like football match, movie, concert etc. Its meaning is large place used for a specific purpose like “football field” zúqiú chǎng.

场HSK4

Chángchéng

B2L2

Noun

Great Wall of China [long-wall]

长城HSK4

chē

B2L2

Noun

vehicle or car (context-sensitive)

chéngsè

B2L5

Noun

Orange Colour

橙色

chī

B2L1

Verb

to eat

吃HSK1

Chūntiān

B2L4

Noun

Spring [Spring-Day]

春天

(春 HSK3)

Chūnxià- qiūdōng

B2L4

Noun

The four seasons

春夏秋冬

(each HSK3)

D

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

B2L1

Adjectival

Verb

be big

大HSK1

dàngāo

B2L3

Noun

cake (egg-cake)

蛋糕HSK3

dào

B2L5

Verb

to arrive

到 (HSK2)

de

B1L3

Particle

Possessive as in my/mine (wǒ de)

的HSK1

de shíhòu

B2L5

Time Expression

during the action/event

…的时候

时候(HSK1)

 

de yǐhòu

B2L5

Time Expression

after the action/event

…的以后

de yǐqián

B2L5

Time Expression

before the action/event

…的以前

的(HSK1)

以前(HSK3)

děi

B2L3

Adverb

must

得HSK2

dì – 

B2L4

Prefix

dì-Number indicates numerical order

第–

(第一 HSK2)

diǎn

B2L5

Time Expression

means dot, in time expression it refers to hour

点 (HSK1)

diànshì

B2L1

Noun

television

电视HSK1

diànyǐng

B2L1

Noun

movie

电影HSK1

dì.di

B2L1

Noun

younger brother

弟弟HSK2

dōng.xi

B2L3

Noun

thing/stuff

 

东西HSK1

 

Dōngtiān

B2L4

Noun

Winter [Winter-Day]

冬天

(冬 HSK3)

dōu

B2L2

Adverb

in all cases/both

都HSK1

duì

B2L3

Adjectival

Verb

be correct

 

对HSK2

duì.le

B2L1

Expression

oh, by the way [right-completed particle le]

对了

duìbuqǐ

B2L4

Expression

I’m sorry [facing-not-rising]

对不起HSK1

duō

B2L3

Adjectival

Verb

be many

多HSK1

 

duō jiǔ?

 

B2L4

Expression

how long?

多久

duō.shao

B2L1

Quantity

how many/how much [many-few]

多少HSK1

E

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

èr 

B2L1

Number

two (without classifier involved)

二HSK1

ér.zi

B2L2

Noun

son [son-child]

儿子HSK1

F

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

Fǎguó

B2L3

Noun

France (law-country)

法国

 

fēn

 

 

fēn zhōng

 

B2L3

 

 

B2L5

Classifier

 

 

Time Expression

classifier for Chinese penny

 

 

minute

分 HSK3

 

 

分钟 HSK1

fúwùyuán

B2L3

Noun

a person that serves [serve fúwù-employee yuán]

服务员HSK2

G

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

gāo

B1L3

Noun

be tall

高HSK2

gāoxìng

B1L3

Adjectival Verb

be happy [high-spirit]

高兴HSK1

B2L1

Classifier

general classifier

个HSK1

gē.ge

B2L1

Noun

older brother

哥哥HSK2

gěi

B2L2

Verb

to give

给HSK2

gōngzuò

B2L5

Verb

to work [work-work]. It is also a noun.

工作HSK1

guì

B1L3

Adjectival Verb

be expensive

贵HSK2

~guó

B2L1

Suffix

country, a common suffix for country names such as Měiguó (US).

Country as a word is known as guójiā [country-home]

guò    

B2L5

Verb

to pass time [literally to cross]

过HSK3

H

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

hái.shì

B2L2

Conjunction

or

还是HSK3

hái.zi

B2L2

Noun

child [child-child]

孩子HSK2

hǎo

B1L3

Adjectival Verb

be good

好HSK1

hǎo.de

B2L2

Expression

Ok with me [good – de particle]

好的

hǎochī

B2L1

Expression

delicious [good-eat]

好吃HSK1

hào

B2L4

Time

Expression

day of the month

号HSK1

hàomǎ

B2L2

Noun

number [number-number]

号码HSK4

hǎoxiàng

B2L2

Expression

seems like [good-resemble]

好像HSK4

B2L3

Verb

to drink

喝HSK1

B2L1

Conjunction

and (used between nouns)

和HSK1

hēisè

B2L5

Noun

Black Colour

黑色

(黑HSK2)

hěn

B1L3

Adverb

very

很HSK1)

hóngsè

B2L5

Noun

Red Colour

红色

(红HSK2)

hòunián

B2L4

Time

Expression

the year after next year [back-year]

后年

hòutiān

B2L4

Time

Expression

the day after tomorrow

后天

huài

B2L5

Verb

to break down

坏HSK3

huángsè

B2L5

Noun

Yellow Colour

黄色

huí

B2L4

Verb

to return (to a location)

回HSK1

huì

B2L2

 

B2L3

Modal Verb

 

Modal Verb

can (learned ability)

 

will  

会HSK1

 

J

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

B2L2

Time Expression

how many, usually involving a small no. not greater than ten or time

几HSK1

jǐ diǎn le?

B2L5

Time Expression

what is the time (on your timepiece)? [how many-dots-now]

 

jǐ shí

B2L4

Time Expression

when [what-time]

几时?

jiā

B2L1

 

B2L5

 

 

Noun

 

Classifier

 

 

family, home

 

classifier for family or enterprises like restaurants, retail shops etc.

家HSK1

jiàn

B2L3

Verb

to see someone, same jiàn as in zàijiàn [goodbye]

jiǎo

B2L3

Noun

Chinese dime (formal expression)

角HSK3

jiào

B2L1

Verb

to be called

叫HSK1

jiè

B2L3

Verb

to borrow/lend

借HSK3

jiéhūn

B2L5

Verb

to marry [to tie-wedding]

结婚HSK3

jiě.jie

B2L1

Noun

older sister

姐姐HSK2

jīnnián

B2L4

Time Expression

this year

今年

jīntiān

B2L2

Time

Expression

today [present-day]

今天HSK1

jiǔ

B2L1

Number

nine

九HSK1

jiǔ

B2L3

Noun

wine/liquor

jiù

B2L5

Adverb

… then (used to indicate an event has happened after a prior event)

就HSK2

K

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

kāfēi

B2L3

Noun

coffee

咖啡HSK2

kāfēiguǎn

B2L4

Noun

café (coffee-shop)

咖啡馆

kāichē

B2L2

Expression

driving [literally “turn on”-”car”]

开车

开(HSK1)

kāishǐ

B2L5

Verb

to start/begin [start-start]

开始HSK2

kàn

B2L1

Verb

to watch, see, read

看HSK1

kànjiàn

B2L3

Verb

to discern person/objects visually

看见HSK1

B2L5

Time Expression

15-minute interval

刻HSK3

kěnéng

 

B2L2

Modal Verb

possibly

可能HSK2

kèrén

B2L5

Noun

guest [guest-person]

客人HSK3

kěyǐ

B2L2

Modal Verb

can (permission)

可以HSK2

kòng

B2L4

Noun

free-time

空HSK4

kǒu

B2L1

Classifier

means mouth, classifier for person (mainly)

口HSK3

kuài

B2L3

Classifier

Classifier for Chinese dollar

块HSK1

kuài

B2L5

Adjectival Verb

be fast

快HSK2

L

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

B2L2

Adjectival Verb

be spicy

辣HSK4

lái

B2L4

Verb

to come

来HSK1

lāmiàn

B2L5

Noun

ramen [pull-noodle]

拉面

拉(HSK4)

lánsè

B2L5

Noun

Blue Colour

蓝色

蓝(HSK3)

lǎoshī

B2L2

Noun

teacher [old-teacher]

老师HSK1

le

B2L3

B2L5

 

Particle

verb + le

(Expression)

End particle indicating change in situation

le is used as a completion marker here to indicate a past action or event. E.g. Wǒ mǎi le yī běn shū means I bought a book.

了HSK1

liǎng

B2L1

Number

two

两HSK2

liàng

B2L2

Classifier

Classifier for car/vehicle

辆HSK3

lǐbài

B2L4

Time

Expression

week

礼拜HSK4

líng

B2L2

Number

zero

零HSK2

liù

B2L1

Number

six

六HSK1

lǐwù

B2L5

Noun

present/gift [gift-object]

礼物HSK3

lǜsè

B2L5

Noun

Green Colour

绿色

绿(HSK3)

M

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

ma

B1L3

Particle

End particle at the end of the sentence to transform it to a question

吗HSK1

mā.ma

B2L1

Noun

mother

妈妈 HSK1

mǎi

B1L3

Verb

to buy

买HSK1

mài

B2L3

Verb

to sell (take note mǎi {to buy} is third tone)

卖HSK2

máng

B2L1

Adjectival Verb

be busy

忙HSK2

máo

B2L3

Classifier

Classifier for Chinese dime

毛HSK4

měi

B2L3

Quantity

each or every

每HSK2

méi wèntí

B2L4

Expression

No problem/question [no méi  –no problem/question wèntí]

没问题

问题(HSK2)

méi[.yǒu]

B2L2

Negation

not have; have not

没[有]

没有(HSK1)

Měiguó

B1L3

Noun

USA [beautiful-country]

美国

Měiguó -ren

B1L3

Noun

American [USA-person]

美国人

mèi.mei

B2L1

Noun

younger sister

妹妹HSK2

miǎo

B2L5

Time Expression

second

秒HSK4

míngnián

B2L4

Time

Expression

next year

明年

míngtiān

B2L2

Time

Expression

tomorrow [bright-day]

明天HSK1

míng.zi

B1L3

Noun

name

名字HSK1

N

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

 

nǎ/něi

 

B2L1

Question

Word

which

哪HSK1

nǎlǐ

B2L4

Place Word

where (where-location)

哪里

nǎi.nai

B2L1

Noun

grandmother (paternal)

奶奶HSK3

nà/èi

 

B2L1

Demonstrative

Pronoun

that

那HSK1

nà.me

B2L1

 

B2L4

Expression

 

Adverb

In that case

 

so

那么

nàlǐ

B2L2

Place Word

there (that-location)

那里

nà tiān

B2L4

Time Expression

that day

那天

nánguài

B2L2

Expression

no wonder

难怪HSK5

ne

B2L2

Particle

what about …

呢HSK1

néng

B2L2

Modal Verb

can (physical ability)

availability

能HSK1

Nǐ​

B2L1

Noun

You

你HSK1

nǐ​ de …

B1L3

Possession

Your  … or yours (nǐ​ de) at the end of sentence/phrase

你的

Nǐ hǎo

B1L3

Expression

Hello [you-good]

你好

Nǐ​.men

B1L3

Pronoun

You plural

你们

nián

B2L4

Time

Expression

year

年HSK1

Nín​

B1L3

Pronoun

You (formal)

您HSK2

niúnǎi

B2L3

Noun

milk [cow-milk]

牛奶HSK2

nǚ-

B2L5

Prefix

female. Opposite is nán (male).

女 HSK2

nǚ’ér

B2L2

Noun

daughter [female-child]

女儿HSK1

nǚ.péng.you

B2L5

Noun

girlfriend [female-friend]

女朋友

P

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

pǎo

B2L5

Verb

to run

pǎobù

B2L4

Noun

to run/jog (run-step)

跑步HSK2

péng.you

B1L3

Noun

friend

朋友HSK1

piàn

B2L3

Classifier

Classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land etc.

pián.yi

B2L1

Adjectival Verb

be cheap

便宜HSK1

 

piào.liang

 

B2L5

Adjectival Verb

pretty (for people)/beautiful (for things)

 

漂亮HSK1

píng

B2L3

Classifier

Means bottle. Classifier for wine and liquid that housed in bottles

瓶HSK1

píngguǒ

B2L3

Noun

apple [apple-fruit]

苹果HSK1

Q

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

B2L1

Number

seven

七HSK1

qiān

B2L2

Number

thousand

千HSK1

qián

B2L2

Noun

money

钱HSK1

qiánnián

B2L4

Time

Expression

the year before last year

前年

qiántiān

B2L4

Time

Expression

the day before yesterday

前天

qìchē

B2L2

Noun

car  [gas-vehicle]

汽车

qǐng wèn

B2L1

Expression

may I ask [please-ask]

请问

qìshuǐ

B2L3

Noun

soft drink [gas-water]

汽水

Qiūtiān

B2L4

Noun

Autumn [Autumn-Day]

秋天

秋(HSK3)

B2L2

Verb

to go

去HSK1

qùnián

B2L4

Time

Expression

last year

去年HSK2

R

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

rén

B1L3

Noun

person, human being

人 HSK1

rèn.shi

B1L3

Verb

To get acquainted with someone

认识HSK1

Rìběn

B2L4

Noun

Japan

日本

S

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

sān

B2L1

Number

three

三HSK1

shàng (gè) xīngqī

B2L4

Time

Expression

last week

上(个)星期

shàng gè yuè

B2L4

Time

Expression

last month

 

上个月

shàngshàng gè xīngqī

B2L4

Time

Expression

the week before last week

上上个星期

shàngshàng gè yuè

B2L4

Time

Expression

the month before last month

上上个月

shàngwǔ

B2L4

Time

Expression

denotes time period of 9 – 11am

上午HSK1

shéi

B2L1

Question

Word

who

 

谁HSK1

shéi.de

B2L1

Question

Word

whose

 

谁的

shén.me

B1L3

Question

Word

what

什么HSK1

shēngrì

B2L4

Noun

birthday (born-day)

生日HSK2

shí

B2L1

Number

ten

十HSK1

shì

B1L3

 

 

B2L1

Verb

 

 

Expression

to be (is, am, are) for nouns only

 

yes (in replying)

是HSK1

shí yì

B2L2

Number

1 billion (for info)

十亿

shì.de

B1L3

Expression

yes, that is right [to be-de]

是的

shí.hou

B2L5

Time Expression

time (used usually in reference to a time period where discrete point in time is not expected

)

时候HSK1

shíjiān

B2L5

Time Expression

time (used usually in reference to discrete point in time or clock reference)

时间HSK2

shǒubiǎo

B2L5

Noun

watch [hand-display]

手表HSK2

shǒujī

B2L2

Noun

cell phone [hand-machine]

手机HSK2

shū

B1L3

Noun

book

书HSK1

shuǐguǒ

B2L1

Noun

fruit [water-fruit]

水果HSK1

shuō

B2L2

Verb

to speak, say

说HSK1

B2L1

Number

four

四HSK1

suì

B2L2

Noun

years of age

岁HSK1

T

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

B1L3

Pronoun

He, she, it

He  他HSK1

She她HSK1

It

它HSK2

Tā de …

B1L3

Possession

His, hers, its or mine (wǒ ​ de) at the end of a sentence/phrase

His他的

Hers她的

Its它的

Tā.​men

B1L3

Pronoun

They (them)

他们 (males only)

她们(females only)

它们 (inanimate objects)

tiáo

B2L3

Classifier

Classifier for long thin things like fish, ribbon, river, road, trousers etc.

条HSK3

tīng

B2L5

Verb

to listen

听HSK1

W

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

wàn

B2L2

Number

ten thousand

万HSK1

wǎncān

B2L1

Noun

dinner [late-meal]

晚餐

wǎn.shang

B2L4

Time Expression

denotes time period of sunset – 11pm

晚上HSK2

wéi

 

B2L5

Expression

hello in Chinese, used for telephone conversation only

喂HSK1

wèi

B2L2

Classifier

Classifier to mean respect for people like teacher, customer etc.

位HSK3

wèi.zi

B2L5

Noun

place/seat (seat-end particle zi)

位子

~wén

B2L2

Suffix

wén means language and as a suffix it means the language of that ethnicity.

B1L3

Pronoun

I (me)

我HSK1

Wǒ de …

B1L3

Possession

My  … or mine (wǒ de) at the end of a sentence/phrase

我的

Wǒ​.men

B1L3

Pronoun

We (us)

我们

B2L1

Number

five

五HSK1

wǔcān

B2L1

Noun

lunch [noon-meal]

午餐

X

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

xià (gè) xīngqī

B2L4

Time Expression

next week

下下(个)星期

xià gè yuè

B2L4

Time Expression

next month

 

下个月

xiān

B2L5

Adverb

first

先HSK1

xiǎng

B2L3

Verb

to think/want

想HSK1

xiāngdāng

B1L3

Adverb

fairly

相当HSK1

xiànzài

B2L3

Time Expression

presently, now [now-at]

现在HSK1

xiǎoshí

B2L5

Time Expression

hour [small-time], another variation to

小时HSK2

Xiàtiān

B2L4

Noun

Summer [Summer-Day]

夏天

夏(HSK3)

xiàwǔ

B2L4

Time Expression

denotes time period of 1pm – sunset

下午HSK1

xiàxià gè xīngqī

B2L4

Time Expression

the week after next week

下下个星期

xiàxià gè yuè

B2L4

Time Expression

the month after next month

下下个月

xiè.xie

B2L2

Expression

thank

谢谢HSK1

xǐ.huan

B2L1

Verb

to like [happy-glad]

喜欢HSK1

xīn

B2L2

Adjectival Verb

be new

姓HSK2

xíng

B2L1

Adjectival Verb

Ok, be satisfactory

xìng

B2L1

Noun/

Verb

family name/

to be surnamed

姓HSK2

xīngqī

B2L4

Time Expression

week [star-period]

星期HSK1

Xiōngdì- jiěmèi

B2L2

Noun

siblings [elder brother, little brother, elder sister, little sister]

兄弟姐妹

兄弟(HSK5)

xīwàng

B2L5

Verb

to hope [hope-look forward to]

希望HSK2

xué

B2L2

Verb

to learn

xuéshēng

B2L1

Noun

student [learn-student]

学生HSK1

xuéxiào

B2L2

Noun

school [learn-school]

学校HSK1

Y

Pinyin

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese Character

yánsè

B2L5

Noun

Colour

颜色HSK2

yào

B2L2

 

B2L4

Verb

 

Adverb

to want

 

going to

要HSK2

B1L3

Adverb

also

也HSK2

yé.ye

B2L1

Noun

grandfather (paternal)

爷爷HSK3

B2L1

Number

one

一HSK1

B2L2

Number

100 million

亿HSK5

yī bǎi wàn

B2L2

Number

one million (one hundred wàn)

一百万

yīgòng

B2L5

Expression

altogether [one-total]

一共HSK3

yǐhòu

B2L5

Time Expression

in the future

以后

yīn.wèi

B2L2

Conjunction

because

因为HSK2

Yīngguó

B2L2

Noun

United Kingdom

英国

Yīngwén

B2L2

Noun

English language [English-language]

英文

yīnyuè

B2L5

Noun

music [sound-music]

音乐HSK3

yīqǐ

B2L4

Expression

together [one-start]

一起HSK2

yǐqián

B2L5

Time Expression

in the past

以前HSK3

yīyàng

B2L5

Expression

same [one-pattern]

一样HSK3

yǒu

B2L1

Verb

to have

有HSK1

B2L3

Noun

fish

鱼HSK2

yuán

B2L3

Noun

Chinese dollar (formal expression)

元HSK3

yuē

B2L4

Verb

to meet someone/to make an appointment

yuè

B2L4

Time

Expression

Month [moon]

月HSK1

yùyuē

B2L5

Verb

to make an appointment in advance [advance-appointment]

预约

Z

 

Pinyin

 

In

Type

Meaning

Chinese

Character

zài

B2L4

Verb

to be at a place/be present

在HSK1

zàijiàn

B1L3

Expression

Goodbye [again-see]

再见HSK1

zǎo

B2L2

Adjectival Verb

be early

zǎocān

B2L1

Noun

breakfast [early-meal]

早餐

zǎo.shang

B1L3

B2L4

Time

Expression

denotes time period of sunrise – 9am

早上HSK2

zǎo.shang hǎo

B1L3

Expression

Good Morning [morning-good]

早上好

zěnmeyàng?

 

B2L4

Expression

How/how was it? [how-that]

怎么样HSK1

zhāng

B2L1

Classifier

classifier for sheet or something that has flat surface. Examples are paper, ticket, map, table etc.

张HSK3

zhǎo

B2L3

Verb

to look for

找HSK2

zhè/zhèi

 

B1L3

B2L1

Demonstrative Pronoun

this

这HSK1

 

zhèi.(ge) xīngqī

 

B2L4

Time

Expression

this week

这(个)星期

zhèi.ge yuè

B2L4

Time

Expression

this month

这个月

zhēn

B2L1

Adverb

really, truly

真HSK2

zhī

B2L1

Classifier

classifier for long, hard cylindrical items such as pen, stick, rod etc.

支HSK5

zhǐ

B2L5

Adverb

only

只HSK3

zhīdào

B2L3

Verb

to know about something

[to know-to speak]

 

知道HSK2

zhōng

B2L5

Noun

clock

Zhōngguó

B1L3

Noun

China [middle-country]

中国HSK1

Zhōngguóren

B1L3

Noun

Chinese [China-person]

中国人

zhōngtóu 

B2L5

Time Expression

hour [literally clock-head i.e. the 12 hour mark on the clock which is like the head and symbolises the hour, another variation to xiǎoshí]

钟头

Zhōngwén

B2L2

Noun

Chinese language  [Chinese – language]

中文

zhōngwǔ

B2L4

Time

Expression

denotes time period of 11am – 1pm

中午HSK1

zhuō.zi

B2L1

Noun

table

桌子HSK3

zǒu

B2L5

Verb

to go, walk

走HSK2

zuótiān

B2L4

Time Expres-sion

yesterday

昨天HSK1