Chinese Dictation Practice #1

Inspired after my recent post Top 500 Chinese Characters (and How to Write Them), I thought I’d create a dictation practice mp3 for those out there who want more practice writing and recalling Chinese characters.

Chinese Dictation Practice #1
Chinese Dictation Practice #1 (Answers)

Exercise: Listen to the recording, and write out the Chinese words as you hear them. Don’t worry – the words I’ve chosen are all very common ones. In the second recording, I give a run down of how each character is written in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey! Don’t look at the answers below until after you’ve finished the dictation practice!

Chinese Dictation Practice #1 – Answers (Pinyin Only)

You can use these for silent dictation practice. A hanzi version follows.

1.

fēijī
airplane

 

2.

shòusī
sushi

 

3.

hàomǎ
number

 

4.

yáchǐ
tooth

 

5.

yóujú
post office

 

6.

núlì
slave

 

7.

gébì
next door

 

8.

zhànzhēng
war

 

9.

jiàngdī
reduce

 

10.

tóufa
hair

 

11.

xǐwǎn
wash the dishes

 

12.

làzhú
candle

 

13.

bàozhǐ
newspaper

 

14.

yóuqī
paint

 

15.

jìlù
record

 

16.

chàndǒu
tremble

 

17.

yānsǐ
drown

 

18.

qínláo
diligent

 

19.

tǔrǎng
soil

 

20.

dīshuǐ
dripping water

 

21.

shìdàng
appropriate

 

22.

guǎngfàn
widespread

 

23.

línjū
neighbour

 

24.

dàishǔ
kangaroo

 

25.

hūnlǐ
wedding

 

26.

huòbì
currency

 

27.

yáoyuǎn
distant

 

28.

cháyè
tea leaves

 

29.

chǎnyè
industry

 

30.

fēngfù
abundant

 

31.

máodùn
contradiction

 

32.

huíguī
return

 

33.

yìshù
art

 

34.

háohuá
luxurious

 

35.

guīmó
scale

 

36.

cíhuì
vocabulary

 

37.

cìshā
assassinate

 

38.

Táiwān
Taiwan

 

39.

juānxiàn
donate

 

40.

gēngzhòng
cultivate

 

41.

wūrǎn
pollution

 

42.

cānguān
visit

 

43.

shǎguā
fool

 

44.

shēnkè
deep

 

45.

guànshū
instill

 

46.

jīngyàn
experience

 

47.

chuāngshāng
trauma

 

48.

lóutī
stairs

 

49.

cítiě
magnet

 

50.

xuànyào
show off

 

 

Chinese Dictation Practice #1 – Answers (with Hanzi)

1.

飛機
飞机

fēijī
airplane

 

2.

壽司
寿司

shòusī
sushi

 

3.

號碼
号码

hàomǎ
number

 

4.

牙齒
牙齿

yáchǐ
tooth

 

5.

郵局
邮局

yóujú
post office

 

6.

奴隸
奴隶

núlì
slave

 

7.

隔壁

gébì
next door

 

8.

戰爭
战争

zhànzhēng
war

 

9.

降低

jiàngdī
reduce

 

10.

頭髮
头发

tóufa
hair

 

11.

洗碗

xǐwǎn
wash the dishes

 

12.

蠟燭
蜡烛

làzhú
candle

 

13.

報紙
报纸

bàozhǐ
newspaper

 

14.

油漆

yóuqī
paint

 

15.

記錄
记录

jìlù
record

 

16.

顫抖
颤抖

chàndǒu
tremble

 

17.

淹死

yānsǐ
drown

 

18.

勤勞
勤劳

qínláo
diligent

 

19.

土壤

tǔrǎng
soil

 

20.

滴水

dīshuǐ
dripping water

 

21.

適當
适当

shìdàng
appropriate

 

22.

廣泛
广泛

guǎngfàn
widespread

 

23.

鄰居
邻居

línjū
neighbour

 

24.

袋鼠

dàishǔ
kangaroo

 

25.

婚禮
婚礼

hūnlǐ
wedding

 

26.

貨幣
货币

huòbì
currency

 

27.

遙遠
遥远

yáoyuǎn
distant

 

28.

茶葉
茶叶

cháyè
tea leaves

 

29.

產業
产业

chǎnyè
industry

 

30.

豐富
丰富

fēngfù
abundant

 

31.

矛盾

máodùn
contradiction

 

32.

回歸
回归

huíguī
return

 

33.

藝術
艺术

yìshù
art

 

34.

豪華
豪华

háohuá
luxurious

 

35.

規模
规模

guīmó
scale

 

36.

詞彙
词汇

cíhuì
vocabulary

 

37.

刺殺
刺杀

cìshā
assassinate

38.

臺灣
台湾

Táiwān
Taiwan

 

39.

捐獻
捐献

juānxiàn
donate

 

40.

耕種
耕种

gēngzhòng
cultivate

 

41.

污染

wūrǎn
pollution

 

42.

參觀
参观

cānguān
visit

 

43.

傻瓜

shǎguā
fool

 

44.

深刻

shēnkè
deep

 

45.

灌輸
灌输

guànshū
instill

 

46.

經驗
经验

jīngyàn
experience

 

47.

創傷
创伤

chuāngshāng
trauma

 

48.

樓梯
楼梯

lóutī
stairs

 

49.

磁鐵
磁铁

cítiě
magnet

 

50.

炫耀

xuànyào
show off

2 Comments to "Chinese Dictation Practice #1"

  1. Jackie's Gravatar Jackie
    20/10/2015 - 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for your Chinese Dictation Practice #1!!! I am using it to study for my Mandarin Oral Test. Is there a #2 by any chance?

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