Different Subjects in Chinese Language

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
From Ling-LingChinese.com

Chinese Vocabulary for Subjects:

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 语文 語文 wén literature and language
2 外语 外語 wài foreign language; Classifiers:
3 英语 英語 yīng English (language)
4 西班牙文 bānwén Spanish (language)
5 法文 wén French language
6 音乐 音樂 yīnyuè music; Classifiers:
7 物理 physics; physical
8 生物 shēng organism; living creature; life form; biological; Classifiers:
9 化学 化學 huàxué chemistry; chemical
10 地理 geography
11 心理学 心理學 xīnxué psychology
12 历史 歷史 shǐ history; Classifiers:
13 美术 美術 měishù art; fine arts; painting; Classifiers:
14 体育 體育 sports; physical education
15 天文学 天文學 tiānwénxué astronomy

Downloadable Worksheets:

  zuì  huan  de    shì  shén me
你 最 喜欢 的 科目 是 什么 ?

What is your favorite subject?

  zuì  huan  de    shì  zhōng wén
我 最 喜欢 的 科目 是 中文 。

My favorite subject is Chinese.

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
2 zuì most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
3 喜欢 喜歡 huan to like; to be fond of
4 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
5 科目 subject
6 shì is; are; am; yes; to be
7 什么 什麼 shén me what?; who?; something; anything
8 I; me; my
9 zuì most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
10 喜欢 喜歡 huan to like; to be fond of
11 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
12 科目 subject
13 shì is; are; am; yes; to be
14 中文 zhōngwén Chinese language

你最喜欢哪一门课? Which course do you like the most?

我最喜欢中文课。I like the Chinese course the most.

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
2 zuì most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
3 喜欢 喜歡 huan to like; to be fond of
4 how; which
5 one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; “one” radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
6 mén surname Men; gate; door; Classifiers: ; opening; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy); classifier for large guns; classifier for lessons, subjects, branches of technology; (suffix) -gate (i.e. scandal; derived from Watergate)
7 subject; course; Classifiers: ; to levy; tax; form of divination
8 I; me; my
9 zuì most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
10 喜欢 喜歡 huan to like; to be fond of
11 中文 zhōngwén Chinese language
12 subject; course; Classifiers: ; to levy; tax; form of divination
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