Chinese Vocabulary: Names of Rooms in a House

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Here is a list of the different names of rooms in Mandarin Chinese. These vocabulary terms could prove helpful if you are trying to describe your home or giving a tour of your place. This list also includes common household items that would be found in each respective rooms. To see the stroke order of the Chinese characters, click on the graphic.

Basement

English: Basement

Pinyin: dì xià shì

Traditional: 地下室

Simplified: 地下室

Bathroom

English: Bathroom

Pinyin: yù shì

Traditional: 浴室

Simplified: 浴室

Bedroom

English: Bedroom

Pinyin: wò shì

Traditional: 臥室

Simplified: 卧室

Downstairs

English: Downstairs

Pinyin: lóu xià

Traditional: 樓下

Simplified: 楼下

Garage

English: Garage

Pinyin: chē kù

Traditional: 車庫

Simplified: 车库

Kitchen

English: Kitchen

Pinyin: chú fáng

Traditional: 廚房

Simplified: 厨房

Living Room

English: Living Room

Pinyin: kè tīng

Traditional: 客廳

Simplified: 客厅

Roof

English: Roof

Pinyin: wū dǐng

Traditional: 屋頂

Simplified: 屋顶

Upstairs

English: Upstairs

Pinyin: lóu shàng

Traditional: 樓上

Simplified: 楼上

Yard

English: Yard

Pinyin: hòu yuàn

Traditional: 後院

Simplified: 后院

Bathtub

English: Bathtub

Pinyin: yù gāng

Traditional: 浴缸

Simplified: 浴缸

Bookshelf

English: Bookshelf

Pinyin: shū jià

Traditional: 書架

Simplified: 书架

Carpet

English: Carpet

Pinyin: dì tǎn

Traditional: 地毯

Simplified: 地毯

Ceiling

English: Ceiling

Pinyin: tiān huā bǎn

Traditional: 天花板

Simplified: 天花板

Chair

English: Chair

Pinyin: yǐ zi

Traditional: 椅子

Simplified: 椅子

Cupboard

English: Cupboard

Pinyin: guì zi

Traditional: 櫃子

Simplified: 柜子

Curtain

English: Curtain

Pinyin: chuāng lián

Traditional: 窗簾

Simplified: 窗簾

Desk

English: Desk

Pinyin: shū zhuō

Traditional: 書桌

Simplified: 书桌

Door

English: Door

Pinyin: mén

Traditional:

Simplified:

Floor

English: Floor

Pinyin: dì bǎn

Traditional: 地板

Simplified: 地板

Light

English: Light

Pinyin: dēng

Traditional:

Simplified:

Sofa

English: Sofa

Pinyin: shā fā

Traditional: 沙發

Simplified: 沙发

Stairs

English: Stairs

Pinyin: lóu tī

Traditional: 樓梯

Simplified: 楼梯

Television

English: Television

Pinyin: diàn shì

Traditional: 電視

Simplified: 电视

Toilet

English: Toilet

Pinyin: mǎ tǒng

Traditional: 馬桶

Simplified: 马桶

Wall

English: Wall

Pinyin: qiáng bì

Traditional: 牆壁

Simplified: 墙壁

Wardrobe

English: Wardrobe

Pinyin: yī chú

Traditional: 衣櫥

Simplified: 衣橱

Window

English: Window

Pinyin: chuāng hu

Traditional: 窗戶

Simplified: 窗户