The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


Character Mind Map: 小 Small Elementary

In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 小 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!

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Fast Delivery! Looking for a Foreigner Newbie

In this lesson, Charlie and Mary will teach you on how to say some words when receiving a package. Let's check it out!

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Character Mind Map: 日 Day Elementary

In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 日 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!

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Character Mind Map: 中 Middle Elementary

In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 中 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!

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Don't You Need To Sleep? Newbie

In this lesson, Joe and Lyn will talk about those little fights you might have with people that are close to you. Let's check it out!

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Chengyu Series: East and West 东西 Elementary

Chengyu are Chinese idioms that consist of four characters. Although they originate from classical Chinese, Chengyu remain as an important aspect in both spoken and written language. They may seem erratic and confusing to you at first since they don’t follow the usual sentence order and their meanings depend heavily on context. But don’t worry, in this Chengyu series, we will introduce simple Chengyu made up with all the characters that you already knew, and you can infer the actual meaning by looking at the separate characters! In this lesson, let’s take a look at the Chengyu with East (东) and West (西) in them!

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Character Mind Map: 好 Good Elementary

In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 好 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!

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Why Didn't You Wear Your Mask? Pre Intermediate

  In today's lesson, we will tackle some pandemic safety tips.

video, covid-19, health, safety

Character Mind Map: 家 Home Elementary

In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 家 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!

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Bring your umbrella Newbie

In this lesson, Joe and Lyn will talk about the weather. Let's check it out!

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Coffee Break Series: How To Make Your Clients Feel Welcome Pre Intermediate

In today's lesson, we will learn how make your clients feel welcome and help you seal the deal.

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Chengyu Series - One & No Elementary

Chengyu are Chinese idioms that consist of four characters. Although they originate from classical Chinese, Chengyu remain as an important aspect in both spoken and written language. They may seem erratic and confusing to you at first since they don’t follow the usual sentence order and their meanings depend heavily on context. But don’t worry, in this Chengyu series, we will introduce simple Chengyu made up with all the characters that you already knew, and you can infer the actual meaning by looking at the separate characters! Today, let's talk about the Chengyu that uses One and No.

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First Time Customer Newbie

In this lesson, Joe and Lyn are taking you to the restaurant to learn how to ask easy questions, make an introduction and some suggestions on how to make small talk. Let's check it out!

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Coffee Break Series #9 - Negotiating the Contract Intermediate

In the intermediate coffee break series, we will follow the footsteps of Nick through his adventure in China. Along the way, you will learn important terms and phrases used in business settings, as well as some tips and tricks on dealing with Chinese businessmen. In this episode, we finally get to see Nick's negotiating skills! Who is going to take more advantage in this deal? Is it Nick or Mr. Wang? Let's find out in the lesson!

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Coffee Break Series: How to Politely Disagree, Part 2 Pre Intermediate

In today's lesson, we will learn how politely disagree with someone in the workplace.

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Coffee Break Series: How to Politely Disagree, Part 1 Pre Intermediate

In today's lesson, we will learn how politely disagree with someone in the workplace.

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哪里不一样:发音差异, Part 5 Upper Intermediate

在这次的”哪里不一样“系列中,我们要来讨论的是儿化音!在北京腔里,儿化音是个很有名的特色,你知道有哪些词语应该要有“儿”,哪些则不用吗?我们一起来听这堂课程吧!

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Character Mind Map: 生 give birth Elementary

In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 生 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!

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Coffee Break Series #8 - Negotiating the Price Intermediate

In the intermediate coffee break series, we will follow the footsteps of Nick through his adventure in China. Along the way, you will learn important terms and phrases used in business settings, as well as some tips and tricks on dealing with Chinese businessmen. In this episode, we finally get to see Nick's negotiating skills! Who is going to take more advantage in this deal? Is it Nick or Mr. Wang? Let's find out in the lesson!

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You’re Sitting in My Seat Newbie

In this lesson, Joe and Lyn are taking you to the cinema and showing useful sentences you can use to find your seat. Let's check it out!

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