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Airport Vocabulary List
Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to the airport. Audio clips aid in Mandarin pronunciation, and animated Chinese characters show the proper stroke order of each airport vocabulary item.
Mandarin Chinese names of the things, places and people commonly found at school. Each entry has an audio file for pronunciation and listening practice.
How to Address Family Members in Mandarin Chinese
Family relations can reach out over several generations and through many extensions.
The Potential Complement DE
There are three DE particles used in Mandarin Chinese: the possessive de (的), the adverbial , and the potential complement de (得).
"Because" in Chinese
Learning how to say "because" in Chinese will expand your vocabulary by enabling you to answer questions.
"Happy" in Chinese
There are many ways to say happy in Chinese. Like with English, Chinese words have synonyms so that conversation doesn't get too repetitive.
Laoban - Daily Mandarin Lesson
Titles are important in Chinese culture, and they are used more frequently than in most Western countries.
Daily Mandarin Lesson: "What" in Chinese
Learning how to say "what" in Chinese is a very helpful vocabulary word that will enable you to ask and understand questions.
Mandarin General Prepositions
Mandarin prepositions are used to link nouns, pronouns, and noun phrases within a sentence.
Peng you - Friend
The Mandarin word for "friend" or "friends" is péngyou. It is made up of two characters: 朋 (péng) and 友 (yǒu), both of which mean “friend” and can be combined with other characters to expr
Verb Tenses in Chinese
Western languages such as English have several ways to express tense. The most common are verb conjunctions which change the form of the verb depending on the time frame.
Dui Bu Qi, Saying "Sorry" in Mandarin Chinese
There are many ways to say “sorry” in Mandarin Chinese, but one of the most common and versatile phrases is ►duì bu qǐ. It means "sorry" in the sense that you have wronged someone and want t
How to Say "And" in Chinese
Some English words have several possible Mandarin Chinese translations.
Using the Telephone
The conventions for making and answering phone calls in Mandarin Chinese are similar to English.
How to Say "Hello" in Chinese
The first step to starting a conversation in Mandarin Chinese is to say "hello!"
Where Do You Live?
There are many ways to ask where a person lives, depending on how specific you wish to be, or whether the person is from another country.
Giving Directions in Chinese
Some of the most important vocabulary to prepare before going to a Mandarin-speaking country is phrases and words for asking directions.
Countries of the Americas
Mandarin names for regions and countries are very different from their English counterparts.
North American Cities
Mandarin Chinese has a relatively limited stock of phonetics compared with other languages.
Learning the names of colors is essential in any language, but Mandarin colors give you more than just a tool for descriptions: they also have strong cultural meanings.
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