Chinese Adjectives

Welcome to the second Chinese lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Chinese to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
黑色 [hēi sè]
grey
grey Audio
灰色 [huī sè]
white
white Audio
白色 [bái sè]
blue
blue Audio
蓝色 [lán sè]
green
green Audio
绿色 [lǜ sè]
yellow
yellow Audio
黄色 [huáng sè]
red
red Audio
红色 [hóng sè]
brown
brown Audio
棕色 [zōng sè]

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Chinese + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
我的房子是白色的 Audio
[wǒ de fáng zi shì bái sè de]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
你的国家很大 Audio
[nǐ de guó jiā hěn dà]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
新书是昂贵的 Audio
[xīn shū shì áng guì de]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
我们在这里很高兴 Audio
[wǒ men zài zhè lǐ hěn gāo xìng]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
她有三只小狗 Audio
[tā yǒu sān zhǐ xiǎo gǒu]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
这种语言非常容易 Audio
[zhè zhǒng yǔ yán fēi cháng róng yì]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
我有一个绿色的小房子 Audio
[wǒ yǒu yī gè lǜ sè de xiǎo fáng zi]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
[lěng]
hot
hot Audio
[rè]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
多云 [duō yún]
rainy
rainy Audio
下雨的 [xià yǔ de]
snowy
snowy Audio
下雪的 [xià xuě de]
sunny
sunny Audio
晴朗 [qíng lǎng]
windy
windy Audio
有风 [yǒu fēng]
warm
warm Audio
温暖 [wēn nuǎn]

Conversation in Chinese

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Chinese
Pronunciation
hi
您好
[nín hǎo] Audio
how are you?
你好吗?
[nǐ hǎo ma?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
我很好,谢谢
[wǒ hěn hǎo, xiè xiè] Audio
and you?
你呢?
[nǐ ní?] Audio
what is your name?
你叫什么名字?
[nǐ jiào shén mē míng zì?] Audio
my name is Maya
我的名字叫玛雅
[wǒ de míng zì jiào mǎ yǎ] Audio
nice to meet you
很高兴认识你
[hěn gāo xìng rèn shí nǐ] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Chinese. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Chinese Alphabet   Chinese Alphabet

Chinese Nouns   Chinese Nouns



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