The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


The Tones of Ma Newbie

The Chinese language has 4 tones. Follow along with Grace as she brings the 4 tones of Ma alive! The newbie lesson pairs nicely with "The Characters of Ma!"

tones, horse, mother, rope, scold, scolding, hemp, video

The Characters of Ma Newbie

This is a breakdown of the characters or hanzi behind "Ma!" This lesson pairs nicely with the newbie lesson "Tones of Ma!"

Chinese character, how to, video

We Can Talk About Anything, But Don't Lecture Me Advanced

不管您现在是在哪个国家,我想都有被媒体的泛滥和资讯的发达结果所影响, 是不是觉得虽然知识增加了不少,但是人与人之间的距离越来越远了呢?这篇-谈啥都行,别讲道理 ,来自专栏作家-肖遥的文章,用很客观的角度来和我们分享她对微信公众号上推文的看法。 从这篇文章,我们了解了什么是公号。我们也学习了很多不熟悉的词汇,以及文章里词语的用法。我们在这里也学到了一个陕西省的方言-“能不够“和诗人李白的一首很美的诗。 但愿大家阅读完后, 我们都能来分享一下个人不同的感触。而我,就想去找一个咖啡店,约朋友出来面对面好好地聊一聊。

opinion, social media, consumers, culture, prose



Jump On the Forum How to Use ChinesePod

Have you used the Forum yet? Have a question? Want to engage with other ChiensePodsters? That's what the Forum is for!

learning, Forums, Interactive Learning, category, video, how to, how to use ChinesePod


Buying pants 买裤子 Pre Intermediate

In this lesson, we discuss our favorite pastime: shopping! We review various places one can go shopping. We learn about different kinds of pants and how to describe the kind of pants you want to buy. These descriptions include size and length, and style. While discussion pants we find two pictophonetic Chinese characters.

clothes, clothing, mall, shop, jeans, video

Making the Ordinary Life Seem Romantic Part 2 Advanced

We are very blessed to be able to present this second lesson with the columnist, Xiao Yao, from China. 肖遥-美学硕士,专栏作家,研究方向:西方美学,巴赫金狂欢理论、福柯后现代主义美学、海德格尔存在哲学、梅洛.庞蒂身体美学; 曾在南方都市报、新华网、南方周末、羊城晚报、华商报、深圳商报、济南时报、郑州晚报、安庆晚报、合肥晚报、华商报、西安晚报、温州商报、温州都市报等全国20多家媒体做专栏,给《中国新闻周刊》、《三联生活周刊》、《读者》等杂志供稿。内容包括职场、亲子、情感等各个方面。 曾发表多篇小说。代表作:中篇小说《灯夜》, 中篇童话《小鸡毛三》,学术论文《林格伦童话的狂欢美学》。 In Part 1, she encouraged us to break from our routines and be wary of seductive Internet advertising. In this second part, she gives us an example of traditional marketing as it was done within China's upper class. Sit in with us on this lesson as we observe a master artist/marketer work with his customer.

friends, internet, marketing, internet advertising

Characters - The New Co-Worker Pre Intermediate

Writing Chinese Characters shouldn't be overwhelming! In this video, we break down the key characters found in the intermediate lesson The New Co-Worker.

Chinese character, writing chinese

The 5 "W" Questions Newbie

Asking Questions you need to know these five pronouns: who, what, when, where, and why.

questions, who, what, when, where, why

Making the Ordinary Life Seem Romantic Part 1 Advanced

We are very honored to have the successful columnist, Xiao Yao, from China, share this lesson with us. 肖遥-美学硕士,专栏作家,研究方向:西方美学,巴赫金狂欢理论、福柯后现代主义美学、海德格尔存在哲学、梅洛.庞蒂身体美学; 曾在南方都市报、新华网、南方周末、羊城晚报、华商报、深圳商报、济南时报、郑州晚报、安庆晚报、合肥晚报、华商报、西安晚报、温州商报、温州都市报等全国20多家媒体做专栏,给《中国新闻周刊》、《三联生活周刊》、《读者》等杂志供稿。内容包括职场、亲子、情感等各个方面。 曾发表多篇小说。代表作:中篇小说《灯夜》, 中篇童话《小鸡毛三》,学术论文《林格伦童话的狂欢美学》。 In this lesson, she offers insightful tips regarding the evolution of social media from mere places to socialize into arenas of both hard and soft sales pitches competing for advertising dollars. In Part 1, she encourages us to break from our routine, commercialized lives and to slow down and enjoy life to its fullest.

advertising, internet, friends, commercialization

The New Coworker Intermediate

In this lesson, we hear two ladies gossiping about a new coworker who they haven't yet met. We will listen in as one asks questions about the new employee. Grace and Jenny review how to ask questions about another person. They also discuss how to let someone know when you are impressed with their accomplishments.

video, co-workers, department, production

Donald Trump Declares U.S. Exit from the JCPOA (Iran Deal) Upper Intermediate

In this lesson, we cover a current political issue and teach you some vocabulary that might come in handy. Interested in discussing some recent policy decisions with your friends? Check out our latest lesson to learn some of the vocabulary you've heard in the news.

policy, diplomacy

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

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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