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Last time we took a look at how to say, “What did you do yesterday?” in Chinese. If you missed that discussion, take some time to …Continue
Last time we took a look at how to say, “What are you doing?” in Chinese. If you missed that discussion, take some time to …Continue
Last time we took a look at how to say, "How many people are in your family?" in Chinese. If you missed that discussion, take some time to …Continue
Today we are rounding out the first five basic patterns for asking and answers questions about yourself: 1. “What is your name?” …Continue
Last time we took a look at how to say, “What do you do?” in Chinese. If you missed that discussion, take some time to …Continue
Welcome back to "20 Questions to Basic Fluency." If you haven't answered the first two questions in the series, take some time to go back and…Continue
In this series we will take a look at approximately 20 basic, high frequency questions and answers that will help you with your communication skills in Mandarin, Chinese. Please feel free to answer the questions in Mandarin or pinyin in the reply to the best of your ability.
If you are beyond the basic level, perhaps you would like…Continue
Here are some sentences that I made up for learning some simple grammar.
Please let me know if I have made mistakes.
I think some might be difficult as they are out of context.
The simple directional complement
我们 进 出 了 。
wǒmen jìn chū le
她 不 进 出 了 。
tā bú jìn chū le
It wasn't so much that I was slow to reply but rather I would say the most recent 好+ word that I had heard as a response and I was not really taking into account the…Continue
Vocabulary and example sentences for talking about the weather in Mandarin Chinese.
Cloudy = Duōyún - 多云
Rainy = Yǔ - 雨
Snow = Xuě - 雪
* Is it hot today outside?
Jīntiān wàimian rè bù rè? - 今天外面热不热 ？
Jīntiān -今天 = today
wàimian - 外面…Continue
Here's a free online game for learning Chinese tones courtesy of the BBC.
The site has another game for Chinese…
Added by Brandon on June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I'm gonna go over some time expressions in this post.
Now lets look at weekdays, it's pretty straight forward.
All you have to do is place a number after 'xingqi' to make the days of the week, except for sunday in which you add 'tian' or 'ri'.
Jīntiān Xīngqī jǐ? : What day is it…Continue
Added by JayLatarche on June 2, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
Dà jiā hǎo!
This is part 2 of how to tell the time in Chinese. You can read part 1 here.
Let's look at 'a.m.' and 'p.m.'
In Chinese we don't use those words but…
I wanted to share a good site full of free videos for beginners to learn Chinese and to get video tours of different Chinese cities. The link to the site is http://english.cntv.cn/learnchinese/
Here's a sample clip I could embed from…Continue
Added by Brandon on May 31, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
iamxiaoli has posted a series of videos on youtube that teach basic mandarin but are quite bizarre. What do you think?
diǎn 点 : Hour (practically a measure word) …
I heard this description of a person the other day and really liked it. Basically you can describe someone as 开心果 kāi xīn guǒ - pistachio and it means they're a very happy, high mood person who makes other people happy.
The reason is that in Chinese, pistachio is 开心果 kāi xīn…Continue
Buy - 买 - mǎi - third tone, which goes down then up. To buy something, you have to pick it…Continue
The first is secret - 秘密 mì mì. It can be hard to see but at least on my iphone, it looks like both of the characters contain the character /…Continue
Added by Brandon on March 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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