Speak Chinese HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER with Improvement Vocabulary


增进 is used to describe an improvement in friendship(友谊),feelings(感情), understanding(了解)

I often eat meals with my coworkers in order to improve feelings.
It directly translates to improve feelings but it means improve and build coworker relations.

I go to Sinology Institute so I can improve my understanding of Chinese culture.


You use 提高 to describe levels(水平), grade(成绩), awareness(知识), price(价格), and quantity(质量).

I need to study Chinese. I want to improve my Chinese level.

Through the ice bucket challenge, people have raised awareness for ALS.

the ice bucket challenge


改善 is used to describe improving the quality of something. This word is more formal. 改善 Relations(关系),Air quality(空气质量),Health(健康)

air quality in beijing

The Beijing government is consistently and seriously trying to improve the air quality.


进步-This word is intransitive. You can’t say you 进步 something. It is used for studies, work, and ability.

my Chinese improved a lot

In three months, my Chinese improved a lot.

He’s already studied Chinese for three years, but he hasn't made this much progress

Her work has improved in the last month.

Kristen Carusos is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a major in International Affairs and a minor in French. She studied abroad in China for the first time in Shanghai in 2010 and again in 2011 at Beijing Language and Culture University. She graduated and moved to Beijing in 2012 and has been studying Chinese since then. She works in the Marketing Department at the Sinology Institute.