#21- MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 地(dì): earth

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地, = earth, ground. 6 strokes;  21st most common 

Simplified: 地

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.”

~ Buddha 

 

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How to say and write 地 (dì)  in Chinese: 

 

#21 : 地 (dì) is the 21st most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 102 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

 

#20- MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 小(xiǎo): small

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小, pronounced as xiǎo = little, small. 3 strokes; 20th most common 

 ‘the harvest moon

drifts with the tide…

a little boat’

~ Issa Trans. David Lanoue

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How to say and write 小 (xiǎo)  in Chinese: 

 

#20 : 小 (xiǎo) is the 20th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 597 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

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#19- MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 時(shí ): hour

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時, shí = hour, time. 10 strokes; 19th most common 

Simplified: 时

‘To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle, Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same’

~Miracles by Walt Whitman

 

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#19 :時 (shí ) is the 19th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 482 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

#18- MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 他(tā): he

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他, pronounced as tā = he, 5 strokes; 18th most common  Simplified: 他

‘The Master observes the world

but trusts his inner vision.

He allows things to come and go.

His heart is open as the sky.”  ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 12 

 

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#18 :他 (tā) is the 18th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 515 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

#17- MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 上(shàng): above

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上, pronounced as shàng= above. 3 strokes; 17th most common 

Simplified: 上

 ‘As above, so below; as within, so without; as the universe, so the soul’

~ Hermes Trismegistus

 

 

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How to write and say 上 (shàng) in Chinese: 

 

#17 : 上 (shàng) is the 17th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 467 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

#16- MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 中(zhōng): Center

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中, pronounced as zhōng = center; 4 strokes, 16th most common )

Simplified: 中

‘”As you awaken to the peace center within you, you can share that energy and contribute to peace in this world.”

~ John-Roger

 

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How to pronounce 中 (zhōng), center in Chinese: 

 

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#16 :中 (zhōng) is the 16th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 722 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

#15 MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 們(men)

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們, pronounced as ‘men’ used after 我 = we 10 strokes; Simplified: 们.

15th most common 

‘All Life Is sacred and all creation related. What we do affects the whole universe. So let us walk in balance with Mother Earth and all her peoples.’

~Hopi Indian Chief Smiling Bear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#15 :們 (men) is the 15th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 357 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

 

 

#14 MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 子(zǐ) = child

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子, pronounced as zi means child, offspring 3 strokes; 14th most common 

Simplified: 子

‘Every child has known God, not the God of names, not the God of don’ts,.. But the God who knows only 4 words and keeps repeating them, saying: “Come Dance with Me.’     ~ Hafiz

 

I am so happy that my daughter enjoys dancing since a child and had been responded to God’s invitation to dance with Him! “To watch us dance is to hear our hearts sing:

 

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How to write and say 子, (child, offspring) in Chinese: 

 

#14 :在 (zǐ ) is the 14th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 742 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

#13 MOST COMMON CHINESE WORD: 在(zai) = in

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在, pronounced as zai = in. 6 strokes; 13th most common 

Simplified: 在

‘The point of power is always in the present moment.’

~ Louise L. Hay

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How to write and say 在 (zai)  in Chinese:

#13 :在 (zai) is the 13th most frequently used Chinese words indexed on p. 684 in  3000 Chinese Character Dictionary

Resources:

The First 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Chinese Characters Paperback – September 5, 2017