The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


“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

What's for dinner? Elementary

In this lesson, we're traveling around the world to learn the names of different cuisines, and you'll also learn how to say all kinds of flavors in Chinese!

food, cuisine, country, video

The Fantasy World of Wuxia Intermediate

想要了解中国文化就要知道武侠是什么。今天的课程将带你进入武侠的神秘世界! Maybe you've heard of Wuxia from the well-known film "Crouching tiger, hidden dragon". In today’s lesson, we're going to bring you into the mysterious world of Wuxia.

literature, culture, video, wushu

Tone change series #2 一 (yī) 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, tones, pronunciation

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