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Nouns (3 days of lessons)

Noun     名词

noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or concept.  名词是用来命名某人,动物,地点,事物或概念的词。


More often, we say that a noun is a person, a place or a thing.   更常见的是,我们说一个名词是一个人,地方或事物。


More than half the words in the English language are nouns.  英语中超过一半的词是名词。


Below is a list of the 25 most common nouns. 这里列出了最常见的25位名词。


Day One - Learn the first ten nouns on the list

Day Two - Learn the next ten nouns on the list

Day Three - Learn the last five nouns and review and practice the previous twenty nouns




Definition and example in a sentence 

Time     时间

The thing that is measured in minutes, hours, days, and years using clocks. 

What time are you going home tonight?


Person     人

A human being, either male or female. 

He was a very nice person, always pleasant and friendly


Year     年

A period of about 365 days or 12 months, measured from any particular time. 

We've known each other for over a year. 


Way     办法

The manner or style in which someone does something or in which something happens. 

I like the way you speak English. 

Way can also mean a direction or path.

I learned a new way to get home.


Day     天

A period of 24 hours. 

There are seven days in a week.. 


Thing     事情

An object.

That store is full of interesting things.


Man     人

An adult male human.      一个成年男性人。

He is a very kind man. 


World     世界

The planet we live on, and all the people, cities, and countries on it. 

The city of Boston attracts visitors from around the world. 


Life     生活

The period of time when someone is alive.  

You have your whole life ahead of you.  



The part of your body at the end of your arm, including your fingers and thumb. 

He held the pencil in his right hand.  



Part     部分   

A piece or feature of something such as an object, area, event, or period of time.  

The front part of the car was damaged.  


Child   儿童

A young person who is not yet an adult. 

She learned Chinese when she was a child.. 


Eye   眼


One of the two parts of the body that you use to see with. 

She has brown eyes and a cheerful smile. 


Woman   女人


An adult female person.

I was talking to a woman I met at the shop.  


Place   地点


A space or area, for example a particular point on a surface or a room, building, town, city etc.  

The café on the corner is our usual meeting place.  


Work   工作


A job or activity that you do regularly, especially in order to earn money.  

I am going to work today from 8 to 5.  


Week   周


A period of seven days and nights.  

I am going on vacation for a week.  


Case   例


An example of a particular situation or of something happening. 

There were 8 cases of damage to cars in the area. 


Point   点子

A single fact, idea, or opinion that is part of an argument or discussion.  

That’s a very interesting point. 


Government   政府


The group of people who govern a country or state. 

The Government is planning further cuts in spending for education.





Company   公司


A business organization that makes or sells goods or services. 

Which company do you work for? 


Number   数


A word or sign that represents an amount or a quantity. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and  6 are numbers. 


Group   组


Several people or things that are all together in the same place.  

There was a group of children in the park. 


Problem   问题


A situation that causes difficulties.  

I’ve been having a few problems with my car. 


Fact   事实


A piece of information that is known to be true.  

Newspapers have a duty to provide readers with the facts.