The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


You get what you paid for Elementary

Today we're going to show you a good catchphrase that you can use when handling bargaining customers!

video, business, deal, haggling

特朗普施压伊朗;来华工作审批加速 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, politics

Tone change series #1 不 (bù) 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. Today, let's start with 不(bù). 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, tones, pronunciation, tone change series

Dining preferences-what’s yours? 餐桌争辩—什么才是你的菜 Upper Intermediate

Buffet or a table meal? When to use serving chopsticks? Join us in this lesson for an interesting discussion as well as learn useful vocabulary on some dining etiquettes. 自助餐还是桌餐?什么时候应该用公筷?来听听这个关于餐桌上的选择与礼仪的课程吧! HSK lvl 4 好像 估计 浪费 丰富 规定 热闹 结果 HSK lvl 5 未必 罚款 搞 倒 HSK lvl 6 宁愿 嫌

food, dining

Three ways of showing: 表示、显示、展示 Qing Wen

In this Qing Wen, we focus on three words that can be roughly translated as "to show". Plus take a guess which one of our hosts shows their singing talent!

show, video, vocab

Darling...it's not a good time Newbie

Mobile phones can bring our significant others right into our meetings. In this lesson, you're gonna learn three sentences so that when you're about to join a meeting, or even in a meeting, you'll know what to say to your dear ones on the phone. Watch out! This lesson is designed for newbies who desire challenges!

video, phone, meeting

巴黎圣母院遭受重创;抖音推广香格里拉 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

Are we both winners? Pre Intermediate

The company announced it's working with the competitor, will this be a win-win situation? Which side are you on? Learn how to be a skeptic or an optimist in today's lesson.

business, deal, company, video

Rookie driver’s conversation 无人驾驶 解放菜鸟 Upper Intermediate

滴滴滴,新手上路......我们把刚刚学会开车、开得还不太好的人叫做“新手”或者“菜鸟”,技术要是实在太差,那可能就是“马路杀手”啦! 来听听这一课,看看中文里可以怎样幽默地讽刺自己的伙伴吧~ A fun and useful lesson to learn Mandarin vocabulary on driving from a rookie driver! And how to be “humorously sarcastic” in Mandarin.

car, driver

Tell me your business secret! Elementary

In this lesson, we're gonna learn one of the most useful (and oldest) business secret of all time, and it has something to do with the customers!

video, business, customer

How to use “所”──”所”的用法 Intermediate

”所“这个字有很多种用法,我们今天就来看看”所以“,”所有“,”所在“,”所谓“四个词要怎么使用!

company, sales, video

Not ready for bed Newbie

A critical language skill for every toddler: How to gently let your parents know that it’s actually NOT time for bed yet.

kids, parents, parenting, sleep, video

阿桑奇被逮捕; 中国联通开通eSIM 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

More customers please! Elementary

When the boss ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. What can the sales guy do? (Hint: It does NOT involve going on vacation!)

business, video, customer, manager, sales

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #7 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!

shop, hotel, video

When to get a new car Newbie

Some kids are never too young to ask dad about buying a new car. But what could push him into actually doing it? Find out in this lesson.

kids, car, parents, video

iPhone降价提振销量; 日本施行新签证制度解决“用工荒” 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, visa, iPhone

Ways to use 倒。 你倒是试试呀──“倒”的用法 Upper Intermediate

倒 is an interesting word. It’s dao3 or dao4. And has more than 1 meaning depending on the context. "你倒是试试呀!” 你听到过这句话吗?当别人这么说的时候,是在单纯地邀请你去试一试吗?这就涉及到了“倒”这个字的用法和表达的情感。快来听听这一课,了解一下“倒”这个多音字都可以怎么使用吧! HSK lvl 5 独立 珍惜 一旦 倒 HSK lvl 6 传授 明明

moving, rent, renting, roommate

网络语言心照不宣;入学陈述舞弊造假 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, internet

Emojis 脑洞大开—表情包 Advanced

表情包在发信息时已经变得越来越不能缺少了,但表情包不仅仅是普通的表情,网友们自制了许多充满想象力的表情图片,并加上文字,成为了表情包。来听听这课,看看表情包会不会也让你心动吧! Emojis have become almost indispensable in our daily messaging. 脑洞大开 is an internet phrase, do emojis leave you baffled or trigger your creativity? HSK 5 - 表情 缓解 对方 干脆 属于 HSK 6 - 群众 欢乐 源泉 正经 枯竭 网络 尴尬

emotions, internet, chatting