Chinese Mandarin

Ni hao, Hanyu, Putonghua and  Zhongwen are words that pop up when learning Chinese.

Why Mandarin and not Cantonese? 

Chinese Mandarin is the most widely-spoken language in the world. 

  • Culture -  Chinese culture is considered to be marvelously  fascinating. Whether your interests are in the food, the music, history, architecture,  a knowledge of Mandarin will enhance your understanding of the Chinese culture.

  • Business - Business people who speak Mandarin do not have to rely on the help of a translator they  have a great advantage in connecting with the Chinese market understanding the culture and keeping up with news or issues that might affect the clients  . It is much easier to develop all-important relationships if you can speak Mandarin.

  • Travel - Think about the adventure in China and Taiwan . You can get around much easier when you ca speak Mandarin. No hand book required, no translators, just you interacting with the people and gaining respect.

 

4 Components -You must be able to master:

  1. The ability to Read Chinese Mandarin
  2. The ability to Write Chinese Mandarin
  3. The ability to Listen and Understand Chinese Mandarin
  4. The ability to Speak Chinese Mandarin with Proper Pronunciation

 

TOP 10 LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN THE WORLD

Do you think that learning Spanish would have been easier? Now you know that when you have all these abilities as an English speaker, you are skilled when you can also speak Chinese Mandarin. It is arguable that English is more difficult to learn than any other language. Is that true?

 

Below are short introductory videos for learning a few commonly used Chinese Mandarin phrases. 

Jay Chou

This video by Pin Yin Learner can help you to learn Chinese Characters. You can check your dictionary for the meaning of words you don't know. Try to translate in English 4 lines daily from the song for practice.

Learn How To Pronounce Chinese Pinyin

Practice pronouncing your pinyin with this very useful video. An old time favorite. How many of you watched this video when you just started to learn Chinese Mandarin?

Beginners - Pronounce Chinese Pinyin

Theresa Zhu- How to pronounce Chinese Pinyin.

I am hungry

How to say, "I am hungry in Chinese

How To Greet People In Chinese

Basic Chinese Greetings

Learn The Days Of The Week Easily

How to say the days of the week in Chinese

Chinese Mandarin 101

How to say the months of the year in Chinese

Are You Still at Work?

How to ask, " Are you still at work?" In Chinese

How was your day?

How to ask, "How was your day?" In Chinese

I had a very happy day

How to say, I had a good day in Chinese

Good Night Wish You Good Dreams

How to say Good night and sweet dreams in Chinese

Zaijian Means Goodbye

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