Basic Chinese Adjectives

Basic Chinese Adjectives 2017-03-20T16:40:18+00:00

Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Chinese adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese (Mandarin)“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
good
hǎo
bad
huài
new
新增功能
xīn zēng gōng néng
old
lǎo
small
xiǎo
large / big
long
zhǎng
short
duǎn
cheap
便宜
biàn yí
expensive
guì
light / clear

清除
guāng
qīng chú

dark
hēi
late
晚了
wǎn le
early
zǎo
interesting
有趣的
yǒu qù de
boring
无聊
wú liáo
tired
累了
lèi le
easy / simple
容易
简单
róng yì
jiǎn dān

for free
免费
miǎn fèi
right / correct
正确
zhèng què
wrong
错了
cuò le
strong
qiáng
weak
ruò

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