Chinese words list and meaning
I am trying to collect all the chinese words (of this course) and their meaning.
As a start I have created and posted the list at https://duolingo-mandarin-chinese.netlify.com/
Please note that I have not verified the contents.
Comments/Suggestions are welcome.
Updated on 14 Nov 2018
I am no longer maintaining this list.
Please checkout https://github.com/anki-decks/anki-deck-for-duolingo-chinese/blob/master/words.tsv which is maintained by Nicholas and Leon
Hi White-Camillia, Thank you for the offer. Although we haven't worked on it for 1.5 months, "knu" started a GitHub project (link at the top) to maintain and improve upon "anishcr"s word list. I have been collaborating with him and our goals are to complete a manual review of the word list, turn it into a usable flash card deck, and provide an an enhanced website. Currently we are about 1/3 of the way through the manual review of the Duolingo vocab list and we would welcome any help and input are able to provide. Thanks!
Hello White-Camillia. Yes we need help from a Chinese speaker, thanks a lot!!! If you are OK with technical things, here is the best way to help: https://github.com/anki-decks/anki-deck-for-duolingo-chinese#help-us-fix-mistakes If it is too complex, just create a GitHub account and report errors at https://github.com/anki-decks/anki-deck-for-duolingo-chinese/issues/new Looking forward to your feedback :-)
In your vocab list, Lesson 2, you have shen and shi in the same box, as if "what" and "ten" share a meaning. I think you meant to put them in separate boxes, to follow your own format.
I like the way you listed the vocabulary very much. Thank you for taking the time to do that for us. Ms. Eva M.
Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words.
I am a beginner in Mandarin, so please take whatever I write below with "tons" of salt!
About, "什", my understanding is that it can be pronounced in two ways - " "shén" for "what" and "shí" for "ten (used in fractions, writing checks etc) / assorted / miscellaneous"
The examples i have when 什 is pronounced shi are 布什 - bù shí - Bush - The "Bush" in George Bush, former US President 家什 - jiā shí - furniture, tools, utensils 形各种各样的; 混杂的什物 - xíng gè zhǒng gè yàng de; hùnzá de shíwù - Various kinds of mixed things
In this regard, you will find here: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/cndict-0.2.4/src/data/SUBTLEX_CH_131210_CE.utf8 an amazing frequency list starting with the most common used words and their pinyin transcription and definition. I also have a few other lists and dictionaries collected on one page: http://paroissien-linguists.com/#chn for people interested in writing Chinese using the Cangjie input. You can use this Chinese traditional to simplified list of characters: https://hackage.haskell.org/package/cedict-0.2.5/src/c/data.h if you want to design a basic program to convert your text from one to the other.
Hi Leon! You were talking about making an Anki deck. Actually I have made an Anki deck based on this list: https://github.com/nicolas-raoul/anki-deck-for-duolingo-chinese In the last few days, Anish told me he is not interested in maintaining the list, so I have proposed taking over the maintenance, and Anish accepted. If you are OK, let's collaborate on this at the URL above :-)
Hi Nicolas and Anish, Thank you both. Related to the Anki deck, I edited my comment above because I was uncertain whether Duolingo would frown upon it, but I reviewed your "Guidelines" in the Github project and I agree that as long as we stick with vocabulary, it should be ok. I appreciate that you already got this started and I will happily work with you on improving it. I have joined the Github project, and I will start playing around with it more tomorrow. Thanks!