Our literature-based vocabulary word lists (i.e. «Book Reading Vocabulary Guides») are a careful selection of Chinese vocabulary words and expressions listed in order of appearance from the Chinese version of universally well-known works. They're here to support you in your reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition.
Review the vocabulary word lists before reading the Chinese text to assess its level of difficulty or simply to learn more words from literary works. Each list comes with the Chinese characters, their pinyin and translation in English.
Note that many of the vocabulary word lists refer to titles available as FREE ebooks right here in our Ebooks Section, including excerpts from the Chinese version of the Harry Potter series.
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Chinese Comic book (Popular Science Press, 1980) based on the Star Wars Episode IV movie. Made available online by Maggie Greene and Brendan O'Kane. The comic book is perfect to learn your most essential sci-fi vocabulary words in Chinese!
A selection of intermediate to advanced vocabulary words listed in order of appearance in the official Chinese translation of the Harry Potter series (written by J.K. Rowling, translated by Cao Suling and Ma Ainong, published by Renmin Wenxue Chubanshi).
Simplified Chinese characters (in grey), Pinyin (in blue), and English definitions (in green) are color-coded for a better reading experience. The format allows students and other learners to annotate directly on the pages. Certain names of characters or places in the Harry Potter novels are included according to their relevance or when they could represent a pitfall for the students.
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