29 October 2013

Chinese verbs: every day actions

Here is an excellent list of verbs that identify usual actions we do every day, basic in your conversations. Many of them are verbs with two characters, in which each character has its own significance separately. The union of both creates new meaning.





kàn
to look/to read
听 
tīng
to listen/to hear

xiě
to write


to drink

chī
to eat
做饭
zuòfàn
to cook
起床
qǐchuáng
to get up
洗澡
xǐzǎo
to take a shower
睡觉
shuìjiào
to sleep
上班
shàngbān
to go to work
谈话
tánhuà
to talk
上网
shàngwǎng
to be on internet