Flowers

Mandarin Names of Common Flowers

Flowers speak the universal language of beauty, but mere mortals must use words to describe these beautiful things. This vocabulary list has the Mandarin Chinese names of common flowers, along with audio clips for listening and pronunciation practice.

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African Violet

African Violet (Saintpaulia 'Midnight Flame'), Close up of blue flowers with curley edges
Chris Burrows / Getty Images

English: African Violet
Pinyin: fēizhōu zǐ luólán
trad: 非洲紫羅蘭
simp: 非洲紫罗兰

Audio Pronunciation

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Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers on windowsill
Johner Images / Getty Images

English: Amaryllis
Pinyin: gōng rén cǎo
trad: 宫人草
simp: 宫人草

Audio Pronunciation

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Buttercup

Bright yellow buttercup flower (Ranunculaceae)
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English: Buttercup
Pinyin: máo gèn
trad: 毛茛
simp: 毛茛

Audio Pronunciation

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Carnation

Pink Carnation Flower Black Background, Overhead Close-up View
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English: Carnation
Pinyin: kāng nǎi xīn
trad: 康乃馨
simp: 康乃馨

Audio Pronunciation

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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums Against White Background
Pamela Webb / EyeEm / Getty Images

English: Chrysanthemum
Pinyin: jú huā
trad: 菊花
simp: 菊花

Audio Pronunciation

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Daffodil

A young girl holding a bunch of daffodils
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English: Daffodil
Pinyin: shuǐ xiān
trad: 水仙
simp: 水仙

Audio Pronunciation

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Dahlia

Dahlia sunkist orange honeycomb
TLPhotography66 / Getty Images

English: Dahlia
Pinyin: dà lì huā
trad: 大麗花
simp: 大丽花

Audio Pronunciation

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Daisy

Daisies
itsabreeze photography / Getty Images

English: Daisy
Pinyin: chú jú
trad: 雛菊
simp: 雏菊

Audio Pronunciation

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Dandelion

Portrait of boy blowing a dandelion head
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English: Dandelion
Pinyin: pú gōng yīng
trad: 蒲公英
simp: 蒲公英

Audio Pronunciation

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Hibiscus

Close up of tropical flower
Trinette Reed / Getty Images

English: Hibiscus
Pinyin: mù jǐn
trad: 木槿
simp: 木槿

Audio Pronunciation

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Hollyhock

Snail,Hollyhock
Topic Images Inc. / Getty Images

English: Hollyhock
Pinyin: shǔ kuí
trad: 蜀葵
simp: 蜀葵

Audio Pronunciation

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Jasmine

Close-Up Of Water Drops On White Jasmine Flower At Night
Himel Barua / EyeEm / Getty Images

English: Jasmine
Pinyin: mò lì huā
trad: 茉莉花
simp: 茉莉花

Audio Pronunciation

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Lilac

Lilac
Jill Ferry Photography / Getty Images

English: Lilac
Pinyin: zǐ dīng xiāng
trad: 紫丁香
simp: 紫丁香

Audio Pronunciation

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Lily

Water Lily
© Ganymede Photography - All rights reserved. / Getty Images

English: Lily
Pinyin: bǎi hé huā
trad: 百合花
simp: 百合花

Audio Pronunciation

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Lotus

Lotus flower
Photography by Dalang5 / Getty Images

English: Lotus
Pinyin: hé huā / lián
trad: 荷花 / 蓮
simp: 荷花 / 莲

hé huā Audio Pronunciation
lián Audio Pronunciation

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Marigold

Marigold flower
Matthew Ireland / Getty Images

English: Marigold
Pinyin: jīn zhǎn huā
trad: 金盏花
simp: 金盏花

Audio Pronunciation

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Orchid

Orchid Festival At Kew Gardens
Oli Scarff / Getty Images

English: Orchid
Pinyin: lán huā
trad: 蘭花
simp: 兰花

Audio Pronunciation

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Pansy

Purple Pansy
Images by Christina Kilgour / Getty Images

English: Pansy
Pinyin: sān sè zǐ luó lán
trad: 三色紫羅蘭
simp: 三色紫罗兰

Audio Pronunciation

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Peony

Peony, perfect bloom
Susan Fan-Brown / Getty Images

English: Peony
Pinyin: sháo yào
trad: 芍藥
simp: 芍药

Audio Pronunciation

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Poppy

Poppy field at sunset
Matt Walford / Getty Images

English: Poppy
Pinyin: yīng sù
trad: 罌粟
simp: 罂粟

Audio Pronunciation

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Rose

mothers day rose
Barbara Ambrose photography / Getty Images

English: Rose
Pinyin: méi guī huā
trad: 玫瑰花
simp: 玫瑰花

Audio Pronunciation

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Sunflower

Sunflower field
Takeshi.K / Getty Images

English: Sunflower
Pinyin: xiàng rì kuí
trad: 向日葵
simp: 向日葵

Audio Pronunciation

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Tulip

2010 Chelsea Flower Show Is Opened To The Public
Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

English: Tulip
Pinyin: yù jīn xiāng
trad: 鬱金香
simp: 郁金香

Audio Pronunciation