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Learn Chinese: Words related to education and learning

Updated Thursday, 16th July 2015

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English Chinese characters Chinese pinyin
Basic Education 基础教育

jīchŭ jiàoyu

Higher Education 高等教育

gāoděng jiàoyu

Adult Education 成人教育

chéngrén jiàoyu

Pre-school education 学前教育

xuéqián jiàoyu

Primary school 小学

xiǎo xué

Secondary/middle school 中学

zhōng xué

Junior secondary/middle school 初中

chū zhōng

Senior secondary/middle school 高中

gāo zhōng

Vocational secondary/middle school 职业高中

zhíyè gāo zhōng

University 大学


Undergraduate degree (4 years) 本科(学历)

běnkē (xuélì)

College 专科学院

zhuānkē xuéyuàn

Certificate (3 years) 大专(证书)

dà zhuān (zhèngshū)

Teacher (both a form or reference and used to address a teacher) 老师


National Higher Education Entrance Exam 高考

Gāo Kăo

Summer vacation 暑假


Winter vacation 寒假


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