Mandarin Chinese Words for Vehicles and Modes of Transportation

Traditional and simple characters and pronounciation

Learn the names of common vehicles and modes of transportation in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has a sound clip for pronunciation and listening practice.

Ambulance

English: Ambulance
Pinyin: jiùhùchē
Traditional: 救護車
Simple: 救护车

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Bicycle

English: Bicycle
Pinyin: jiǎotàchē
Traditional: 腳踏車
Simple: 脚踏车

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Boat

English: Boat
Pinyin: chuán
Traditional: 船
Simple: 船

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Bus

English: Bus
Pinyin: gōng chē
Traditional: 公車
Simple: 公车

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Car

English: Car
Pinyin: qìchē
Traditional: 汽車
Simple: 汽车

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Helicopter

English: Helicopter
Pinyin: zhíshēngjī
Traditional: 直昇機
Simple: 直升机

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Hot Air Balloon

English: Hot Air Balloon
Pinyin: rè qì qiú
Traditional: 熱汽球
Simple: 热汽球

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Moped

English: Moped
Pinyin: jī tà chē
Traditional: 機踏車
Simple: 机踏车

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Motorcycle

English: Motorcycle
Pinyin: mótuōchē
trad: 摩托車
Simple: 摩托车

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Ocean Liner

English: Ocean Liner
Pinyin: yóu lún
Traditional: 遊輪
Simple: 游轮

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Plane

English: Plane
Pinyin: fēijī
Traditional: 飛機
Simple: 飞机

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Sail Boat

English: Sail Boat
Pinyin: fánchuán
Traditional: 帆船
Simple: 帆船

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Taxi

English: Taxi
Pinyin: jìchéngchē
Traditional: 計程車
Simple: 计程车

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Train

English: Train
Pinyin: huǒchē
Traditional: 火車
Simple: 火车

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Truck

English: Truck
Pinyin: kǎchē
Traditional: 卡車
Simple: 卡车

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Van

English: Van
Pinyin: xiāng xíng chē
Traditional: 箱型車
Simple: 箱型车

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Su, Qiu Gui. "Mandarin Chinese Words for Vehicles and Modes of Transportation." ThoughtCo, Jun. 21, 2017, thoughtco.com/modes-of-transportation-2279712. Su, Qiu Gui. (2017, June 21). Mandarin Chinese Words for Vehicles and Modes of Transportation. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/modes-of-transportation-2279712 Su, Qiu Gui. "Mandarin Chinese Words for Vehicles and Modes of Transportation." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/modes-of-transportation-2279712 (accessed November 20, 2017).