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Business Chinese

Business Chinese materials from eChineseLearning go hand-in-hand with our specially designed Business Chinese Courses, which will help you learn Chinese that is especially relevant for business purposes in China or for working with Chinese speaking clients and partners. Our business Chinese resources will enable you to perform simple communication tasks that are related to business, such as introductions, exchanging business cards, business etiquette during a company visit, conduct at a banquet, and so on. And best of all, these business Chinese materials are totally FREE!

Arriving in Beijing a year ago to begin my Mandarin Chinese course was a pretty intimidating experience. Unlike a week long vacation, this move to China seemed to feel permanent. I was settling in China to master Chinese and perhaps begin a long and exciting career in this mysterious country. Such things as a hotel ...

Some students living in China may face a major decision. If their cellphone breaks or gets stolen, where will they go to buy a new one? In China, most people would go to a cellphone brand’s official store, or to an underground cellphone market for the cheap prices. If you know about these two different ...

If you stay in China for a while, you will come to find that many Chinese people use English names. The amounts of Jacks and Lisas you meet will be an endless stream, despite their Chinese names all being very different. Many might ask, why are they using English names instead of their real names? ...

As the saying goes: “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.
Making personal contacts and relationships and then applying them to work in China is just as important as it is in any country. It can make or break you!
In Mandarin Chinese, we use “打交道 (dǎ jiāodào)” as a common word in our daily ...

It’s no secret that international businesses are always looking to hire people who can speak multiple languages. As the Chinese economy has grown rapidly over the past decades, more and more companies are eager to seek employees that can speak Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, international traders and entrepreneurs are increasingly doing business in China and having ...

“Would you like separate checks, or all together?”
Anyone who has eaten in a North American restaurant knows this question from the waiter or waitress. When the plates have been taken away and it’s time to pay the bill, payment usually happens separately. It’s quite rare, unless it’s an office dinner or lunch, for one single ...

In your quest for learning Chinese, it is likely you have come into contact with a Chinese menu. Its very possible at first glance, the menu was set aside in disbelief. What on earth do these names mean? What are you actually ordering? In some cases, Chinese dishes do not have names with obvious meanings. ...

Last month, the British pound fell 6% to $1.18 against the US dollar in Asian markets. This dramatic drop of the British currency was based on fears regarding the future of trade in Britain following the June 2016 voter decision for the UK to leave the European Union (EU) . That event, called “Brexit 脱欧” ...

The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments of 20 of the largest economies in the world. Each year, the G20 holds an annual “summit,”or “meeting,” to address many of the world’s economic and financial problems. Past locations for the summit have included Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Seoul, Toronto, ...

When you go shopping, you are always looking for the best price for the product you want. Whether its clothing, electronics or food that you are hunting for, everybody loves a good bargain! You can find a sign indicating a sale in China by finding the character “折 (zhé).” The character is derived from the ...

Meal time is an essential part of daily life in China. The importance of eating even influences the the daily language of the Chinese. For example, New Yorkers may greet friends with “How ya doin?” While traditionally friends in China may ask “你吃了吗? (Nǐ chī le ma?)” or “Have you eaten yet?” Although this expression is losing ...

Chinese Yuan? Renmingbi? Yeah…that is what you got to use in China.

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商务问候 (Shāngwù wènhòu) Business Greetings (Beginner)


(Learn Chinese Business Etiquette Lessons with our teachers!)

Speaking Chinese in a business setting is often challenging. Let's see a dialogue below.

Key Learning Points (Preview):

你 (nĭ) and 您 (nín): pron you


第一天上班 Dì yī tiān shàngbān First day of work


Lǐ Qiáng: Nĭhăo, nĭ shì xīn lái de ba? Rúguŏ wŏ méi jì cuò,  ...

商务介绍礼仪 (Shāngwù jièshào lǐyí) Business Etiquette–Business Card Exchanges and Introduction


Key Learning Points (Preview):
介绍 (jièshào): v/n. to introduce/introduction


年龄 (niánlíng): n. age


名片 (míngpiàn): n. business card


In China, the first "介绍 (jièshào) introduction" is crucial in business relationships. It is a stepping stone for successful business cooperation. There are two main principles about the "顺序 (shùnxù) order" you must ...

商务电话礼仪 (shāngwù diànhuà lǐyí) Business Etiquette—Make a phone call

(Listen to the Chinese nursery rhyme related to making a pone call.)


Key learning points preview:

商务电话 (shāngwù diànhuà): n. make a call for business purpose


保持联系 (bǎochí liánxì): v. to keep in touch


Making a phone call be the first step in building business relationships, and can have an important impact on ...

商务座次礼仪 (shāngwù zuòcì lǐyí) Seating Arrangement Etiquette


At Chinese "宴会 (yànhuì) banquets," the seating arrangement is probably the most important part of Chinese dining "礼仪 (lǐyí) etiquette," especially in Chinese business banquets. Generally, round tables are used at Chinese banquets and the seat facing the entrance is the seat of honor. The seats on ...

商务就餐礼仪之敬酒 (Shāngwù jiùcān lǐyí zhī jìngjiǔ)   
Toasting Etiquette at a Business Dinner


Key Learning Points (Preview):

敬酒 (jìngjiǔ): v. to propose a toast   


除非 (chúfēi): conj. unless   


"敬酒 (jìngjiǔ) Toasting" is an important part of dinner in China, especially at business dinners. One should follow the basic rules when attending a business dinner. Firstly, ...

筷子 (kuàizi): n. chopsticks


涵养 (hányǎng): n. good behavior


As you are doing business with Chinese people, you may have used "筷子 (kuàizi) chopsticks." But do you know the taboos of using this dining tool? The following list has five things you must know about the use of "筷子 (kuàizi) chopsticks." 

1. Never use your index finger wrong with ...

中国商务送礼禁忌 (Zhōngguó shāngwù sònglǐ jìnjì) Taboos of giving business gifts in China


Key Learning Points (Preview):

送礼 (sònglǐ): v. to give gift


商务往来 (shāngwù wǎnglái): n. business exchanges/doing business with others


"送礼 (sònglǐ) Gift giving " is an important part of "商务往来 (shāngwù wǎnglái) doing business" in China. Cultural traditions play an important role in ...

Chinese Lessons about Business Etiquette- Hang up a Phone Call (Intermediate)

Key Learning Points (Preview):
帮忙(bāngmáng): v. to help


转达(zhuǎndá): v. to convey


近日(jìnrì): adv. soon


As we all know, proper telephone etiquette is an important part of maintaining harmonious business relationships. Do you know how to politely end a telephone conversation in Chinese? Ending a telephone conversation politely will ...

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