Mandarin Companion Word Lists Now Available

Mandarin Companion Word Lists Now Available

You asked for it, we delivered. Visit the book page for any Mandarin Companion novel where you can download a word list for the book FREE. The word lists can be use to focus efforts on learning the words that will allow a person to read a Mandarin Companion book.

While each book uses a limited number of characters, you’ll quickly find that there are more words used than characters. For instance, The Monkey’s Paw uses exactly 271 characters, however the story is written using precisely 391 words. Using words with characters you already know is an excellent way to build on the knowledge you have already acquired and expand your vocabulary into words you are likely to retain.

We at Mandarin Companion want to assist in building the fluency of all Chinese learners. This is just one small step in that direction!

For your convenience, here is a link to the word list for every Mandarin Companion book published as of December 2015.

Level 1 word lists
Level 2 word lists




  • Rob Posted August 16, 2016 9:13 am

    More level 2 as soon as possible please!!!

  • Adam Posted September 5, 2019 7:17 am

    Any word list for the Misadventures of Zhou Haisheng? Thanks!

  • Alisa Posted September 30, 2019 9:33 pm

    the word lists are blank under each letter tab when I open them. Do I need to download a font?

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