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Chinese Flashcard Sets

When learning any foreign language, it is always easier to learn groups of related words at the same time. The Chinese flashcard sets on this page are arranged by topic, so that you can study useful vocabulary words together with other words you might use in similar situations. Once you've chosen a flashcard set you want to work with, you can use it in a variety of ways:

  • View the list in your web browser to see how many of the words you can recognize.
  • Save the list on your computer, and then open it with our Vocabulary List Converter tool to create a printable review sheet showing characters, pinyin, and English definition for each word.
  • Drill yourself on the words in the list using Clavis Sinica's Flashcards Tool. Just follow these steps:
    1. Right click on the flashcards set you want from the list below, and choose "save link as"
    2. In the Clavis Sinica software, open the Flaschards utility and choose Vocabulary List File
    3. Navigate to the file you just saved and open it

Fifteen of these flashcard sets are also included with our Chinese Flashcards app for iPhone, so you can use them on the go.

We welcome your feedback about this resource as well as suggestions for additional flashcard sets - let us know what you think!