Nouns

Chinese Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Chinese which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Chinese Classes.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Chinese. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. The table contains 3 columns (English, Chinese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Nouns in Chinese

Nouns Chinese Audio
Cat
māo
Dog
gǒu
Woman女人
nǚrén
Women女人
nǚrén
Mother母亲
mǔqīn
Sister姐,妹
jiě, mèi
Shoes
xié
Socks袜子
wàzi
Book
shū
Books书籍
shūjí
Stars星星
xīngxīng
Sun太阳
tàiyáng

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Chinese Nouns in a Sentence

English Chinese Audio
I have a dog我有只狗。
wǒ yǒu zhǐ gǒu.
I speak Italian我说意大利语
Wǒ shuō yìdàlì yǔ
I live in America我住在美国。
wǒ zhù zài měiguó.
This is my wife我爱我的太太。
Wǒ ài wǒ de tàitài.
This is my husband这是我先生
Zhè shì wǒ xiānshēng
Can you close the door?你能开门吗?
nǐ néng kāimén ma?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Chinese. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Chinese

Actor演员
Yǎnyuán
Actress女演员
nǚ yǎnyuán
Artist艺术家
yìshùjiā
Businessman商人
shāngrén
Doctor医生
yīshēng
Engineer工程师
gōngchéngshī
Nurse护士
hùshì
Policeman警察
jǐngchá
Singer歌手
gēshǒu
Student学生
xuéshēng
Teacher老师
lǎoshī
Translator翻译家
fānyì jiā

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Daily Conversation in Chinese

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Chinese

English Chinese Audio
He is a policeman他是警察。
tā shì jǐngchá.
I have a long experience我有很久的经验。
Wǒ yǒu hěnjiǔ de jīngyàn.
I'm a new employee我是新进员工。
Wǒ shì xīn jìn yuángōng.
I'm an artist我是艺术家。
Wǒ shì yìshùjiā.
I'm looking for a job我正在找工作。
Wǒ zhèngzài zhǎo gōngzuò.
She is a singer她是歌手。
Tā shì gēshǒu.
What's that called in French?法语怎么说?
Fǎyǔ zěnme shuō?
I have a reservation我有预约。
Wǒ yǒu yùyuē.
I have to go我要走
Wǒ yào zǒu
Where do you live?你住哪儿?
nǐ zhù nǎ'er?
Spanish is easy to learn

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Chinese about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.

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