Learn 150 Chinese Verbs with Talking Flashcards (PDF + MP3)

In this lesson, let's learn Chinese verbs with ease! Here is the list of 150 most common Chinese verbs with flashcards, live-action pictures, printable pdf, mp3 and quiz.  If you are learning Chinese and want to build up Chinese vocabulary, it would be useful to learn these commonly-used verbs. We hope this Chinese lesson will be good reminder of common Chinese verbs you can use in daily Chinese conversations.

List of 150 Common Chinese Verbs

  • 吃 chī - eat
  • 喝 hē - drink
  • 尝 cháng - taste
  • 闻 wén - smell
  • 看 kàn - look
  • 摸 mō - touch
  • 亲 qīn - kiss
  • 听 tīng - listen
  • 说 shuō - say
  • 问 wèn - ask
  • 叫 jiào - call
  • 读 dú - read
  • 写 xiě - write
  • 画 huà - draw
  • 走 zǒu - walk
  • 跳 tiào - jump
  • 停 tíng - stop
  • 打 dǎ - hit
  • 站 zhàn - stand
  • 坐 zuò - sit
  • 躺 tǎng - lie
  • 开 kāi - open
  • 关 guān - close
  • 买 mǎi  - buy
  • 卖 mài - sell
  • 进 jìn - go into
  • 出 chū - go out
  • 穿 chuān - put on
  • 脱 tuō - take off
  • 戴 dài - wear
  • 等 děng - wait
  • 做 zuò - do
  • 剪 jiǎn - cut (with scissors); shear
  • 切 qiē - cut; chop
  • 挖 wā - dig
  • 洗 xǐ - wash
  • 找 zhǎo - look for; find
  • 放 fàng - put
  • 抱 bào - hug
  • 挂 guà - hang
  • 扔 rēng - throw
  • 撞 zhuàng - bump
  • 抓 zhuā - catch
  • 拿 ná - take
  • 给 gěi - give
  • 捡 jiǎn - pick up
  • 推 tuī - push
  • 拉 lā - pull
  • 飞 fēi - fly
  • 笑 xiào - smile
  • 哭 kū - cry
  • 咬 yǎo - bite
  • 撕 sī - tear
  • 喂 wèi - feed
  • 吹 chuī - blow
  • 算 suàn - count
  • 藏 cáng - hide
  • 想 xiǎng - think
  • 爱 ài - love
  • 夹 jiā - pick up
  • 拍 pāi - pat
  • 喊 hǎn - shout
  • 起床 qǐ - chuáng get up
  • 睡觉 shuì jiào - sleep
  • 刷牙 shuā yá - brush your teeth
  • 洗脸 xǐ liǎn - wash your face
  • 洗澡 xǐ zǎo - take a shower
  • 做饭 zuò fàn - cook
  • 休息 xiūxi - rest
  • 化妆 huà zhuāng - put on makeup
  • 抽烟 chōu yān - smoke
  • 吵架 chǎo jià - have a quarrel
  • 担心 dān xīn - worry
  • 害怕 hài pà - be afraid
  • 生气 shēng qì - get angry
  • 感谢 gǎnxiè - thank
  • 道歉 dào qiàn - make an apology
  • 再见 zàijiàn - goodbye
  • 上网 shàng wǎng - surf the Internet
  • 购物 gòu wù - go shopping
  • 付款 fù kuǎn - pay a bill
  • 签名 qiān míng - sign your name
  • 排队 pái duì - wait in a queue
  • 生病 shēng bìng - get sick
  • 感冒 gǎnmào - have a cold
  • 发烧 fā shāo - have a temperature
  • 咳嗽 késou - have a cough
  • 打针 dǎ zhēn - have an injection
  • 受伤 shòu shāng - get hurt
  • 摔倒 shuāidǎo - fall over
  • 住院 zhù yuàn - be in hospital
  • 照顾 zhàogù - look after
  • 工作 gōngzuò - work
  • 学习 xuéxí - study
  • 上课 shàng kè - go to a class
  • 考试 kǎoshì - take a test
  • 研究 yánjiū - do research
  • 毕业 bì yè - graduate from
  • 表扬 biǎoyáng - praise
  • 批评 pīpíng - criticize
  • 面试 miànshì - interview
  • 开会 kāi huì - have a meeting
  • 握手 wò shǒu - shake hands
  • 旅游 lǚyóu - take a trip
  • 打车 dǎ chē - take a taxi
  • 开车 kāi chē - drive
  • 骑车 qí chē - ride a bike
  • 上学 shàng xué - go to school
  • 放松 fàngsōng - relax
  • 打折 dǎzhé - give a discount
  • 锻炼 duànliàn - take exercise
  • 跳舞 tiào wǔ - dance
  • 唱歌 chàng gē - sing
  • 游泳 yóu yǒng - swim
  • 爬山 pá shān - go hiking
  • 滑雪 huá xuě - go skiing
  • 滑冰 huá bīng - go skating
  • 潜水 qián shuǐ - dive
  • 散步 sàn bù - take a walk
  • 跑步 pǎo bù - run
  • 表演 biǎo yǎn - give a performance
  • 聊天 liáo tiān - have a conversation
  • 约会 yuē huì - date with
  • 讨论 tǎolùn - discuss
  • 帮助 bāngzhù - help
  • 告诉 gàosù - tell
  • 理发 lǐ fà - have a haircut
  • 安装 ānzhuāng - install
  • 装修 zhuāngxiū - renovate
  • 采访 cǎifǎng - interview
  • 分手 fēn shǒu - break up
  • 结婚 jié hūn - get married
  • 污染 wūrǎn - pollute
  • 浪费 làngfèi - waste
  • 下雨 xià yǔ - rain
  • 下雪 xià xuě - snow
  • 刮风 guā fēng - wind
  • 攻击 gōngjī - attack
  • 燃烧 ránshāo - burn
  • 爆炸 bàozhà - explode
  • 打篮球 dǎ lánqiú - play basketball
  • 踢足球 tī zúqiú play - football
  • 弹钢琴 tán gāngqín - play piano
  • 学外语 xué wàiyǔ - learn a foreign language
  • 打电话 dǎ diànhuà - make a phone call
  • 发邮件 fā yóujiàn - send an email
  • 玩游戏 wán yóuxì - play video games
  • 照照片 zhào zhàopiàn - take a picture
  • 做手术 zuò shǒushù - have an operation
  • 上厕所 shàng cèsuǒ - go to the bathroom

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