Tools in Chinese

Huānyíng láidào Rocket Chinese. This time, we're going to talk about a group of words that is sure to come in handy – tools – whether or not you're handy! These words are sure to be useful if you're traveling to China, but they'll be especially vital if you're living there.

Pay close attention and repeat the words aloud after listening. We'll get you fixed up with all the Chinese vocabulary on 工具 gōngjù that you'll need.

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Pronouncing tools in Chinese

工具

gōngjù

Tools

斧子

fǔzi

The axe

záo

The chisel

锤子

chuízi

The hammer

páo

The plane

钉子

dīngzi

The nail

螺丝钉

luósīdīng

The screw

The saw

卷尺

juǎnchǐ

Tape measure

工具箱

gōngjùxiāng

The tool box

螺丝刀

luósīdāo

The screwdriver

钳子

qiánzi

The pliers

扳手

bānshǒu

The wrench

螺栓

luóshuān

The bolt

螺丝头

luósītóu

The nut

金属丝

jīnshǔsī

The wire

Hěnhǎo! That's it for this lesson. Now you've got loads of vocabulary for tools and hardware under your tool belt! Some of these words are difficult to pronounce. But practice, practice, practice!

Next time you're working on something around the house, think of what you're using in Chinese and these words will become easy in no time.

For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!​

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