Mandarin Names of Common Flowers

Flowers speak the universal language of beauty, but mere mortals must use words to describe these beautiful things. Here are 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
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English: African Violet
Pinyin: fēizhōu zǐ luólán
trad: 非洲紫羅蘭
simp: 非洲紫罗兰

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Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers on windowsill
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English: Amaryllis
Pinyin: gōng rén cǎo
trad: 宫人草
simp: 宫人草

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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

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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

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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums Against White Background
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English: Chrysanthemum
Pinyin: jú huā
trad: 菊花
simp: 菊花

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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

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Dahlia

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

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Daisy

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

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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

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Hibiscus

tropical flower
Trinette Reed / Getty Images

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

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Hollyhock

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

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Jasmine

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

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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

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Lily

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

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Lotus

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

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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

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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

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Pansy

Purple Pansy

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

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Peony

Peony, perfect bloom
Susan Fan-Brown / Getty Images

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

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Poppy

Poppy field at sunset
Matt Walford / Getty Images

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

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Rose

rose
Barbara Ambrose photography / Getty Images

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

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Sunflower

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

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Tulip

tulips
Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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