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150 Essential Simple Easy and Basic Chinese Verbs List to Make You Verbal

Essential Simple Easy Chinese Verbs List to Improve Your Mandarin Learning

Here are 150 most commonly used Chinese Verbs List to kickstart your Chinese language learning.

The Chinese Verbs List is categorised according to the English verbs in alphabetical order. The definition of a verb is to describe an action, state or occurrence of an event in a sentence such as eat, go, come etc.

While we express an English sentence with its verb used, some Chinese words may not necessarily have equivalent Chinese verbs similar to that of English. Sometimes in Mandarin, we use an auxiliary verb + noun to denote a specific English verb.


An English word may be a verb or a noun. One example is “work“. “I work in a company” vs “I have work to do“. On this page, we concentrate only on the English verbs so that the English speakers have a better understanding of the Chinese Verbs meaning.

If there are close associations with 2 or more Chinese Verbs such as “speak, say, tell” and “hear, listen“, I would also place them together in the same post because they would likely share the same Chinese words.

I would be giving sentence examples of all the Chinese Verbs slowly. If there is any word that interest you, click on the right side of the column to “Learn More“.

If the Chinese Verbs also act like a noun in English, you would be able to read both the application. An English verb would likely contain several meanings of the Chinese Verbs. I would focus on the more common Chinese Verbs frequently used in our daily life.



 

Basic Chinese Verbs List

Able能, 能够Néng, Nénggòu
Accept接受JiēshòuLearn More 
Add加,补充 Jiā, BǔchōngLearn More 
Admit承认ChéngrènLearn More 
Agree同意,赞成,答应Tóngyì, Zànchéng, Dāyìng,  Learn More
Allow允许,让Yǔnxǔ, RàngLearn More 
Apologize道歉Dàoqiàn
Appear出现,显得Chūxiàn, XiǎndéLearn More 
Apply申请ShēnqǐngLearn More 
ArriveDào
 
AskWèn
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Attend出席,参加Cānjiā, Chūxí     
Beat打,揍,打败Dǎ, Zòu, Dǎbài
Learn More 
Begin开始 Kāishǐ
 
Believe相信 Xiāngxìn
 
Blog博客 Bókè  
 
Born出生 Chūshēng
 
BringDài
BuyMǎi
Call打电话,叫Dǎ diànhuà, Jiào
 
Can可以,能,会,行Kěyǐ, Néng, Huì, Xíng
 
Cause使,令,引起,导致Shǐ, Lìng, Yǐnqǐ, Dǎozhì 
Change换,改,变Huàn, Gǎibiàn, Biàn 
 
ChargeChōng
 
Check检查,查明,查Jiǎnchá, Chá míng, Chá
 
Clean打扫,清理Dǎsǎo, Qīnglǐ     
ComeLái
 
Consider考虑 ,想想Kǎolǜ, Xiǎng xiǎng
Continue继续Jìxù
Cook煮,做饭Zhǔ, Zuò fàn 
Cry哭,叫喊 Kū, Jiàohǎn
 
Cut切,剪 Qiè, Jiǎn  
Decide决定
Juédìng
 
Delete删除
Shānchú  
 
Disappear消失,不见了Xiāoshī, Bùjiànle
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Discover发现,发觉Fāxiàn, Fājué
 
Dislike不喜欢Bù xǐhuān  
 
DoZuò  
Download下载Xiàzài
 
Dream梦见Mèng jiàn
 
Drink
 
Drive开车,驾驶 Kāichē, Jiàshǐ       
EatChī
 
Explain解释Jiěshì
 
Express表达,表示Biǎodá, Biǎoshì
 
Feel觉得,感觉,认为Juédé, Gǎnjué, Rènwéi 
 
FindZhǎo
 
Flee逃跑Táopǎo
 
FlyFēi
 
Get得到Dédào
 
Give给,送Gěi, Sòng  
 
Go
 
Greet打招呼,迎接Dǎzhāohū, Yíngjiē          
Guarantee保证Bǎozhèng Learn More 
Guess猜测,猜Cāicè, Cāi  
Hate讨厌,恨Tǎoyàn, Hèn
 
HaveYǒu
 
HearTīng
 
HelpBāng    
Hope希望 Xīwàng  
 
Hug拥抱,抱着 Yǒngbào, Bàozhe
 
Inform通知,告诉Tōngzhī, Gàosù 
 
Invite邀请,请Yāoqǐng, Qǐng
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Keep收,保留Shōu, Bǎoliú 
KissWěn 
Know知道,认识Zhīdào, Rènshì
Learn学习Xuéxí
 
Leave离开,留下Líkāi, Liú xià  
 
LetRàng
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Like喜欢 ,像Xǐhuān, Xiàng 
 
Live住,生活,过Zhù, Shēnghuó, Guò
 
ListenTīng
 
LookKàn    
Lose输,失去,丢失,迷路Shū, Shīqù, Diūshī, Mílù 
Love爱,喜欢Ài, Xǐhuān  
 
Make制造,做Zhìzào, Zuò        
Miss想念,错过Xiǎngniàn, Cuòguò
Misunderstand误会,误解Wùhuì, Wùjiě
Need需要,必须Xūyào, Bìxū 
Notice注意Zhùyì
 
Notify通知,告诉Tōngzhī, Gàosù
 
Observe观察Guānchá
 
Order订购,订,命令Dìnggòu, Dìng, Mìnglìng    
Participate参加,参与Cānjiā, Cānyù  
Pay付,还Fù, Huán 
 
Perform表演Biǎoyǎn
 
Persist坚持,持续Jiānchí, Chíxù
 
Play玩,播放Wán, Bòfàng  
 
Possess拥有Yǒngyǒu
 
PourDào
Prepare准备Zhǔnbèi
 
Prevent阻止Zǔzhǐ  
Promise答应,承诺Dāyìng, Chéngnuò
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Pronounce发音Fāyīn     Learn More 
Protect保护Bǎohù
Provide提供,给Tígōng, Gěi  
 
PutFàng
 
Punish惩罚Chéngfá
 
Question问,怀疑Wèn, Huáiyí          
Reach到,到达,达到Dào, Dàodá, Dádào  
 
Read读, 阅读,看Dú, Yuèdú, kànLearn More
Receive收到,接到Shōu dào, Jiē dào 
Record记录 Jìlù    
Reflect思考,深思Sīkǎo, Shēnsī
 
Register登记Dēngjì
 
Reject拒绝Jùjué
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Repeat重复Chóngfù
 
Replace更换,代替,替代Gēnghuàn, Dàitì, Tìdài 
 
Request要求,拜托Yāoqiú, Bàituō    
Return回,退换Huí, Tuìhuàn   
Resign辞职Cízhí
 
RunPǎo     
Save省,救,保存Shěng, jiù, Bǎocún  
 
SayShuō
 
Scold
 
Search寻找,搜寻Xúnzhǎo, Sōuxún 
 
See看见Kànjiàn
 
Seem似乎,好像,显得Sìhū, Hǎoxiàng, Xiǎndé
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Sell卖,出售Mài, Chūshòu
 
Send发送 ,发,寄Fāsòng, Fā, Jì 
ShoutHǎn
 
SitZuò       
SleepShuì
 
StandZhàn
 
Stay留,住Liú, Zhù 
 
StopTíng
 
Stroll漫步Mànbù
Study读书,研究Dúshū, Yánjiū
 
SpeakJiǎng
Spell拼写,拼读Pīnxiě, Pīn dú  
Surf上网Shàngwǎng
Suspect怀疑Huáiyí
Swim游泳,游Yóuyǒng, Yóu       
Take拿,携带,搭Ná, Xiédài, Dā
 
Teach教,教导Jiāo, JiàodǎoLearn More 
Tell告诉,讲,说Gàosù, Jiǎng, Shuō    
Think Xiǎng
 
Travel旅行Lǚxíng  
Try尝试,试Chángshì, Shì   
Trust相信Xiāngxìn  
Type打字Dǎzì  
Understand理解,了解,明白,清楚,懂Lǐjiě, Liǎojiě, Míngbái, Qīngchǔ, Dǒng
 
Upload上载 Shàngzài
 
Verify确认,证实 Quèrèn, Zhèngshí  
 
Visit参观,拜访,访问 Cānguān, Bàifǎng, Fǎngwèn  
 
Walk走,走路,步行 Zǒu
 
WantYào
Warn警告Jǐnggào
 
Wash    
Waste浪费 Làngfèi    
Watch看,留意Kàn, Liúyì  
 
Wear穿,戴Chuān, Dài    
Win赢,获胜Yíng, Huòshèng 
Wish想要,希望,祝Xiǎng yào, Xīwàng, Zhù  
Work工作Gōngzuò  
WriteXiěLearn More



 

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