Say It Right Series

The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


More Measure Words 更多量词 [ATWTI 30] Newbie

  In this lesson, we continue with Chinese measure words. While you learned some useful ones in the previous lesson, there are even more to go. Follow along and expand your vocabulary. Make sure to watch the previous lesson, if you haven't done so! Introducing Measure Words 基本量词 [ATWTI 29] If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate In addition, you'll find some supplementary lessons on classifiers here: ELEMENTARY Important Measure Words for Food and Drink All About Measure Words Measure Word Fundamentals: 个,只,条,张 Measure Words for Counting People Pens and Notebooks Do Your Measure Words Measure Up? INTERMEDIATE Measure Words for Animals Pair, Set, Match 双, 副, 对 , 套 Measure Words for Food UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Measure Words for Verbs 动量词

measure words, classifier, video, ATWTI

Introducing Measure Words 基本量词 [ATWTI 29] Newbie

  In this lesson, we introduce Chinese measure words. In Chinese, most numbered nouns are preceded by specific measure words. These are also known as classifiers. Take a look at our lesson where we introduce the first batch of these important words. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

measure words, ATWTI, video, classifier

Using "Can" 会、能、可以 [ATWTI 28] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on how the verb "can" is used in Chinese and the different situations it can be used in. Talk about being able do something or about receiving permission to attempt something. Learn how to make more complex sentences in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

can, asking questions, ATWTI, video

Asking Prices in Chinese with 多少 [ATWTI 27] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on asking questions about prices with a popular question format with 多少. How to ask how much something costs? Finally put your hard-learned numbers to use. Learn how to have a conversation about prices in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

price, asking questions, shopping, video, ATWTI

Phone Numbers 电话号码/電話號碼 in Chinese [ATWTI 26] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on talking about phone numbers in Chinese. How to ask someone for their phone number? How to let someone know what your number is? We cover all the tips and tricks in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

phone, numbers, ATWTI, video

Telling Time in Chinese [ATWTI 25] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on talking about time in Chinese. How to reference different times of the day (Morning, Afternoon) and how to mention specific time in the structure: Hour 点/點 Minutes 分. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

time, ATWTI, video

Talking About Dates in Chinese [ATWTI 24] Newbie

  In this lesson, learn how to talk about dates in Chinese. Tell people when is your birthday and learn to discuss events from today, tomorrow and yesterday. Talk about the dates of the month or days of the week. Make sure to see other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links.

date, week, birthday, time, ATWTI, video, month

Using Ordinal Numbers in Chinese [ATWTI 23] Newbie

  In this lesson, we will go over ordinal numbers. Follow along and learn how to describe the order of items and events or more! Make sure to see other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice area for more links.

order, ATWTI, video

Using Numbers in Chinese [ATWTI 22] Newbie

  In this lesson, we learn how to use numbers in Chinese. Be sure to watch our previous videos on how to ask questions. This video will help you understand the answers! Remember to check out the practice tab for more lessons.

numbers, ATWTI, video

一带一路 Part 2 Advanced

“一带一路”是如今全球最热门的话题之一,中国政府抱持着互利共荣的态度,要重新建立起海上与陆上的新丝路,让东西方、欧亚洲能更多更好地彼此交流,今天要带中文播客的高级班同学一起来听听这个第一手的资料,也就是习主席所说明的一带一路的期许与目标。

Silk Road, politics, trade

Forming Questions with 吗 ma [ATWTI 21] Newbie

  In this lesson, we teach the second way to form Chinese questions, using the character 吗/嗎/ma. Be sure to watch the previous lesson about the other way to form questions using the "Verb Not Verb" structure.

questions, water, books

Hand Made Pottery Class Upper Intermediate

Join us in this lesson all about making clay pottery by hand.

pottery, DIY, classroom, skill, learning, history

一带一路 Part 1 Advanced

“一带一路”是如今全球最热门的话题之一,中国政府抱持着互利共荣的态度,要重新建立起海上与陆上的新丝路,让东西方、欧亚洲能更多更好地彼此交流,今天要带中文播客的高级班同学一起来听听这个第一手的资料,也就是习主席所说明的一带一路的期许与目标。

politics, policy, trade, Silk Road, president, China

"I Want" Using 想 & 要 [ATWTI 20] Newbie

  Learn how to use two very important verbs (想 & 要) to get what you want. Both mean "to want", but have subtle differences and use cases. Remember to check out the practice tab for more lessons.

video, ATWTI, food, requesting, want, verb

It's Raining So Bad I Don't Want to go Out! Intermediate

In this lesson, you'll learn how to discuss a sudden change in the weather, how to say what your plans were, and how they will change, as well as ways of making excuses. Learning words with 然 rán:当然,虽然,竟然,果然,不然

rain, weather, storm, clothes

Likes and Dislikes - Hobbies [ATWTI 19] Newbie

  In this lesson, learn how to talk about your hobbies, and how to say that you like or dislike doing something.

interests, hobbies, video, ATWTI

Possessives with 的 [ATWTI 18] Newbie

  Today we teach you the most common Chinese character, which shows up in most sentneces. 的 is a possessive particle which means it gives ownership of something, turning pronouns into possevie pronouns, but can also be used more less obvious things. Watch to find out exactly how to use this 的 character.

ownership, possessives, video, ATWTI

Buying Fresh Fish in the Market Elementary

In this elementary lesson, we learn the different words for fresh and saltwater fish, as well as how to buy fish in a traditional wet market.

fish, market, shopping, haggling, vegetables

How to Say Your Name in Chinese [ATWTI 17] Newbie

  In this newbie lesson we teach you how to introduce your Chinese name, with the family name going at the start, followed by 1 or 2 characters for the given name.

introductions, family, family name, name, video, ATWTI

Forming Questions with 有没有 [ATWTI 16] Newbie

  In Chinese, there are two basic ways to ask a question. In this lesson we teach you one of them, using the "Verb Not Verb structure"

asking questions, video, ATWTI