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School Subjects in Chinese Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Education, Vocabulary

A new school year is underway in China, and students all across the country are busy with classes and homework. We’ve already learned a lot of useful Chinese school vocabulary in the last post. Now it’s time to learn about school subjects in Chinese.

Vocabulary List

School Subjects in Chinese

Ready to learn!

Here’s a list of school subjects (学校科目 – xué xiào kē mù) in Chinese for you to study:

数学
地理学
政治学
历史
艺术
体育
音乐
语言
汉语
英语
科学
计算机科学
生物学
化学
物理学
经济学
社会研究
健康
心理学

shù xué
dì lǐ xué
zhèng zhì xué
lì shǐ
yì shù
tǐ yù
yīn yuè
yǔ yán
hàn yǔ
yīng yǔ
kē xué
jì suàn jī kē xué
shēng wù xué
huà xué
wù lǐ xué
jīng jì xué
shè huì yán jiū
jiàn kāng
xīn lǐ xué
Mathematics
Geography
Political Science
History
Art
Physical Education
Music
Languages
Chinese
English
Science
Computer Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Economics
Social Studies
Health
Psychology

You can practice saying some of these words by following this video:

Useful Phrases

Now that you’ve got your schedule in Chinese, how do you talk about the various school subjects? Here are some useful phrases for you to memorize:

我学…
wǒ xué…
I study…

我有… 课
wǒ yǒu… kè
I have… class.

我喜欢… 课
wǒ xǐ huān… kè
I like… class.

我不喜欢… 课
wǒ bù xǐ huān… kè
I don’t like… class.

Now take what you’ve learned and try to put together some sentences. See if you can translate these into Chinese:

I study History.

I have Mathematics class.

I like PE class.

I don’t like Biology class.

If you’re a student, see if you can talk/write about your classes this semester. Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you’re studying and what classes you like!

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently planning a trip through Central/South America.


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