The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


How to use le 了 Pre Intermediate

In this lesson, we'll show you how to use the particle le 了 in its change of state function. Learn how to say "I don't love you anymore" or "There's no paper in the bathroom!!" with le.

le, video, grammar, particles

日本重启商业捕鲸;伦敦塔桥迎来125周岁生日 Media

For people on the go, a one stop for you to learn Mandarin from the news! 听新闻,学中文。给脚步匆匆的你带来新鲜简讯!

news on the go, London, Japan

996工作文化 Advanced

最近,关于“996”工作制度在网络上引发了激烈的讨论。这种从早上九点工作到晚上九点,星期一工作到星期六的方式,究竟是激发人们努力工作,还是一种不合理的制度呢?来听听今天这一课的讨论吧。

work, business, company, overtime

Animal proverbs: Mutton on the menu, dog meat on the plate Intermediate

In this lesson, we're showing you three common animal related sayings. They can be directly translated to "A wolf in sheep's skin", "Hanging a sheep's head and selling dog meet", and "A piece of mouse poop ruins the entire pot of porridge" Do you know what they actually mean? Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life!

animals, proverb, video, lamb, mouse

Tone change series #4 你 (nǐ) Newbie

In this series, we tackle the most common question in every newbie's mind: "What's with the tone changes?" Along the way, you'll learn the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Practice and familiarize yourselves with the sounds, and you'll be a tone master in no time. Generally we do not see tone change rules applied in written texts, i.e. we do not see the change of tone mark reflected in written pinyin. Precisely because of this, tone change rules are confusing and burdensome to beginning learners. To help our users to master tone change rules more quickly, we have deliberately marked the changes so that they are more easily recognized and more discernible to learners. So join us in this newly designed tone change series, and let us know your thoughts!

video, tone change series, pronunciation, tones

注意肌肉男出没 Upper Intermediate

Summer is a great time for sports. This lesson takes you through a typical dialogue when signing up for a gym membership and some fitness goals! 夏天通常是大家健身热情高涨的时节,你喜欢健身吗?健身房词汇了解一下!

gym, exercise, fitness, health

Character mind map: 打 hit 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 the character 打. You may know its original meaning which is 'to beat', but it's so much more than that! When combined with different words, the character 打 can mean to play, to call, or just to do. Let's check them out!

video, Character Mind Map, character

美财政部公布汇率报告;熊猫香香延期送还 Media

For people on the go, a one stop for you to learn Mandarin from the news! 听新闻,学中文。给脚步匆匆的你带来新鲜简讯!

economy, currency, news on the go

学会相当──争先恐后 Advanced

Learn how to use 相当 and useful metaphors such as 硬骨头, 啃不下来, 螺丝钉, 敲门砖, 领头羊 in a business conversation! 中文是善用比喻的语言,有时比喻隐藏在句子中,我们把它称为“暗喻”。让我们来看一看在商业场合如何灵活地使用比喻吧!

business, metaphor, company

Chinese proverbs: Every experience is a lesson Intermediate

Chinese proverbs are sentences that condense wisdom and knowledge, and also reflect the unique Chinese culture and philosophy. Although they mostly come from written Chinese, they are still popular and common in the spoken language today. In this lesson, we're showing you three Chinese proverbs on life and experience. You may have heard of their English equivalents: "Live and Learn“, "You reap what you sow", and "A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit." Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life, and we hope you will feel inspired and encouraged after today's lesson!

video, life, experience, proverb, learn

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #8 Newbie

Are you one of the Chinese learners who are afraid of complicated and scary Chinese characters? In this series, we are gonna show you 66 traditional characters that you see every day produced in our Taipei Studios! Check it out and enjoying learning with Joy!

character, video, transportation

“丧”文化──你看起来很丧 Upper Intermediate

丧 is no longer a word associated with funerals and mourning. Find out how 丧 is used in daily conversation. “丧文化”是指一些90后的年轻人,在现实生活中,失去目标和希望,陷入颓废的状态。“你今天看起来很丧”成为了他们之间的问候语,究竟为什么会“很丧”呢?让我们走进这一课,来学习一下,“丧”这个越来越流行的多音字。 HSK lvl 5 人生 悲观 乐观 培养 HSK lvl 6 沮丧 活力 丧失 动力

attitude, mood, optimistic, pessimistic

How to use 都不 & 不全都 Pre Intermediate

Today we're learning how to say "I don't like them all" using 都不, and "I only like some of them" using 不全都. Let's check it out!

grammar, all, video

特雷莎辞职;美日贸易问题分歧依旧 Media

For people on the go, a one stop for you to learn Mandarin from the news! 听新闻,学中文。给脚步匆匆的你带来新鲜简讯!

news on the go, news, politics

Tone change series #3 好 (hǎo) Newbie

In this series, we tackle the most common question in every newbie's mind: "What's with the tone changes?" Along the way, you'll learn the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Practice and familiarize yourselves with the sounds, and you'll be a tone master in no time. Generally we do not see tone change rules applied in written texts, i.e. we do not see the change of tone mark reflected in written pinyin. Precisely because of this, tone change rules are confusing and burdensome to beginning learners. To help our users to master tone change rules more quickly, we have deliberately marked the changes so that they are more easily recognized and more discernible to learners. So join us in this newly designed tone change series, and let us know your thoughts!

tone change series, video, food

Workplace compliments 商业赞美──夸夸伙伴 Upper Intermediate

One of the successes of a high performing team is the use of workplace compliments and recognitions. Find out how to make compliments and return compliments in Mandarin! 在商业场合我们如何向同事或者客户表达赞美,或者委婉地提出意见?商业场合的语言又与平时有什么不同呢?这一课里我们还将学习中文当中复杂定语前置的情况,快来听听吧! HSK lvl 5 出色 逻辑 废话 HSK lvl 6 条理 确保 预算

business, compliment, work, praise

3 ways to use 都 dōu Pre Intermediate

In this lesson, we are learning three ways to use 都 dōu, this word will come in handy when you want to say "I like them all", "I want to buy them all", or "They're all expensive!".

video, all, books, shopping

跳蚤市场──大隐隐于市 Advanced

跳蚤市场上人来人往,每天都有不同的故事在上演。这次这个发生在跳蚤市场上的对话里有许多的数字成语:九牛一毛、七手八脚、五花八门......来看看数字在成语当中有什么妙用吧。

shopping, market, idioms

Character mind map: 心 heart 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 the character 心. You may know its original meaning which is heart, but it's so much more than that! When combined with different words, the character 心 can mean the center, emotion or feelings. Let's check them out!

character, emotions, feelings, video, Character Mind Map

亚马逊在华水土不服;德国调低经济增长预期 Media

For people on the go, a one stop for you to learn Mandarin from the news! 听新闻,学中文。给脚步匆匆的你带来新鲜简讯!

news on the go, economy