The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


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

To pack or to go? 如饥似渴──打包还是带走? Upper Intermediate

Have you struggled with what to say for dine in, takeouts, home delivery when you’re hungry and want food fast! 打包 is synonymous with 带走 in Mandarin. Literally to first pack and then takeaway. So the next time when you’re at a Chinese restaurant use these useful vocabulary! 打包、带走、外卖......这些词有什么区别呢?“如饥似渴”真的是在说一个人又饿又渴吗?听听今天的课文,你就有答案了! HSK lvl 4 提前 抱歉 支持 实在 安排 HSK lvl 5 不好意思 反正 招待 优惠 居然 目前 逗 HSK lvl 6 打包 疏忽 补偿 计较 扁

food, delivery, takeout

夸夸群; 制售假冒星巴克; 日本奥运会 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, Olympics, starbucks, internet

Popular Brand Names Newbie

What common Chinese word do some foreigners learn before "Hello"? McDonald's (麦当劳) of course! Come learn some other important brand names to either impress your friends - or find a Subway sandwich.

brand, food, car, video

Britbox 抗衡奈飞;宝马撤出英国 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, media, brexit, streaming

O2O bookstores 书香四溢──实体书店 Advanced

Many of us still like to shop and browse for books at brick and mortar bookstores. This lesson is a dialogue between a scholar from ancient China and an avid book lover today. Learn useful vocabulary and phrases as they discuss how brick and mortar bookstores (实体书店) have changed over the years. 中国人常说“开卷有益”,即打开书本就是有益处的。可是打开书会有什么好处呢?是会闻到书香,还是会见到黄金,甚至遇见美人呢?来听听这一课,看看在古代人的观念里,读书有什么好处吧! 注意对话中两个人说话方式的不同(一个文邹邹的”古人”, “书虫”;一个现代人) HSK 4 -重新 当时 座位 其中 条件 HSK 5-居然 黄金 艰苦 HSK 6 -津津有味 倒闭 角落 开辟 在意

books, store, online

"Me too!" 4 ways to use 也 Pre Intermediate

Sometimes you just want to be like everyone else. In Chinese, you can use "ye" to tell people you have the same things, want the same things, like the same things, and think the same things. Come find out how much you have in common with Joshua and Jessica.

video, common

Misfortune from our mouths 祸从口入──管住嘴巴 Intermediate

In this lesson, you’ll learn useful vocabulary for nuts, seafood, milk etc that’ll come handy especially for persons with food allergies. 祸从口入 means to encounter misfortune (or in this case) to fall ill when an allergic person eats the wrong food. As the saying goes be careful of what we put in our mouths! HSK 4 - 出发 仔细 紧张 样子 HSK 5 - 海鲜 过敏 消化 毕竟 耽误

allergies, food

Veteran movie fans 资深影迷—最爱电影 Advanced

你是一个电影迷吗?来学学这一课当中人们怎样讨论电影、怎么看影评,这样就能和其他电影迷一起热烈地讨论啦! This is a lesson for movie buffs! Learn vocabulary and phrases you’ll need to read Chinese movie previews and chat with other movie enthusiasts in Chinese! HSK 5 - 简直 细节 趁 HSK 6 - 流浪 爆炸 情节 过瘾 题材 剧本 资深

movies, production, fans