Chinese Notes

Frequently Used Words

The most frequent word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist. (Ho, 2002)

Most Frequently Used Words
1de
2yī yì
3le
4shì
5
6
7zài
8rén
9men
10yǒu
11lái
12
13zhè
14shàng
15zhe
16de
17de
18dào
19
20

Reference

  1. Ho, Y., 2002. Chinese-English Frequency Dictionary: A Study Guide to Mandarin Chinese’s 500 Most Frequently Used Words. Hippocrene Books.