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.

01
of 16

Ambulance

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

Audio Pronunciation

02
of 16

Bicycle

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

Audio Pronunciation

03
of 16

Boat

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

Audio Pronunciation

04
of 16

Bus

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

Audio Pronunciation

05
of 16

Car

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

Audio Pronunciation

06
of 16

Helicopter

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

Audio Pronunciation

07
of 16

Hot Air Balloon

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

Audio Pronunciation

08
of 16

Moped

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

Audio Pronunciation

09
of 16

Motorcycle

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

Audio Pronunciation

10
of 16

Ocean Liner

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

Audio Pronunciation

11
of 16

Plane

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

Audio Pronunciation

12
of 16

Sail Boat

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

Audio Pronunciation

13
of 16

Taxi

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

Audio Pronunciation

14
of 16

Train

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

Audio Pronunciation

15
of 16

Truck

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

Audio Pronunciation

16
of 16

Van

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

Audio Pronunciation