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Business Chinese (Intermediate Level)

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!

I’m going to tell you about China’s many 共享单车 (gòngxiǎng dānchē) programs. These programs are cheap, convenient and changing the way that locals and visitors are getting around in China.
I’ve been studying Mandarin Chinese in Beijing for nearly a year now. Myself and my fellow students wouldn’t dare buy a car and try to navigate ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Business Etiquette—Showing Honor through Holding Fist

Key Learning Points (Preview):

拳头 (quántou) n. fist

 

祝贺 (zhùhè) n. congratulations

 

Holding fist is a form of greeting, usually used by men, with one clenched fist cradled in the other hand and held at chest level. It is a traditional custom in China and is used to express "祝贺 (zhùhè) congratulations" ...


 中文书信的称呼(Zhōngwén shūxìn de chēnghū) Salutations in Chinese letters

 

Zhōngguó bèi yùwéi "lǐyízhībāng."
中国           被   誉为 “礼仪之邦”。
Wúlùn zài rìcháng shēnghuó háishì shāngwù huódòng zhōng,
无论    在   日常      生活         还是     商务          活动        中,
Zhōngguórén yìzhí dōu hěn zhùyì lǐyí.
中国人           一直   都   很   注意 礼仪。

 

China is known as the "state of ceremonies." No matter whether it's in daily life or business activities, all Chinese people pay attention ...


Key Learning Point:
商务用语 (shāngwù yòngyǔ) Business vocabulary

 

Listen to the whole passage

 

Look at the short business report:

Jìn jǐ nián lái, rénmínbì huìlǜ wèntí chéngwéi guónèiwài guānzhù de jiāodiǎn.
近 几年 来,人民币     汇率 问题    成为         国内外      关注      的     焦点。

 

In recent years, governments around the world have taken notice of China's currency policy.
Zài èrlínglíngwǔ nián qī yuè èrshíyī rì de ...


Key Learning Points (Preview):
品牌 (pǐnpái): n. brand

 

吸引 (xīyǐn): v. to attract

 

印象 (yìnxiang): n. impression

 

It is important for foreign brands to have a Chinese name as it enters the Chinese market. How do companies translate their names? How do they make the names attractive? Do they use transliteration or free translation? Some companies skillfully integrate these ...


Bill Gates and Warren Buffett will come to China to "urge donation" (Intermediate)

Key learning points (preview):
财富 (cáifù) n. fortune

 

捐献 (juānxiàn) v. to donate

 

面对面 (miànduìmiàn) adv. face to face

 

In June 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett launched a "行动 (xíngdòng) campaign" which calls on billionaires to pledge to "捐献 (juānxiàn) donate" at least half of their ...


iPhone vs. Google Android Phone (Intermediate)

Key Learning Points (Preview):
销售(xiāoshòu): n. sale

 

消费(xiāofèi): v. to consume

 

For Android, a mobile operating system developed by Google, the year of 2010 has been explosive. The global "销售(xiāoshòu) sales" of Apple's iPhone have been overtaken by the multitude of phones using Google's Android system in the second quarter. The Android system ...


商务问候礼仪 (shāngwù wènhòu lǐyí) Business Greeting Etiquette

 

Key Learning Points (Preview):

问候 (wènhòu): n/v. greeting/ to send one's regards to

 

久仰 (jiǔyǎng): v. I've heard so much about you

 

Greetings are the first parts of a conversation between people during business exchanges. We greet people differently depending upon the circumstances.

To greet people we are meeting for the first ...


The "Sage of Omaha" Warren Buffett has invested in "比亚迪 (bǐyàdí) BYD-Build Your Dreams" CO Ltd, which is a Chinese manufacturer of batteries, "手机 (shǒujī) cellphones," and electric vehicles founded by Wang Chuanfu. Buffett "看好 (kànhǎo)" apparently is bullish on the rise of "技术 (jìshù) technology" -based company BYD. In one meeting, Buffett wore the ...


财神来,钱财到 (Cáishén lái, qiáncái dào) To Greet the God of Wealth and wish for good fortune  

Key Learning Points (preview):

财神 (cáishén): n the God of Wealth  

迎接 (yíngjiē): v to greet  

诚信 (chéngxìn): n honesty  

During the Chinese New Year, the most important business motto is "财源滚滚 (cáiyuán gǔngǔn) profits can pour in from all ...


1、今天很残酷,明天更残酷, 后天很美好,但绝大多数人都死在明天晚上,看不见 后天的太阳。  
Jīntiān hěn cánkù, míngtiān gèng cánkù, hòutiān hěn měihǎo, dàn jué dàduōshù rén dōu sǐ zài míngtiān wǎnshàng, kàn bú jiàn hòutiān de tàiyáng.
Today is cruel and tomorrow is crueler. The day after tomorrow will be wonderful; however, most people die on tomorrow night and won't see the sunshine the day after ...


圣诞节里的绿色商机 (Shèngdànjié lǐ de lǜsè shānɡjī) Green Business Opportunity at Christmas

Christmas is a golden time for many businesses in China to make the most out of the holiday season. On the Wangfujing Street in Beijing on December 16, 2009, 15 meters "环保 (huánbǎo) environmental friendly" Christmas tree was made of thousands of waste ...


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