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Dear friends, are you interested in sports like tennis? If so, then you may be familiar with a famous Chinese athlete named Li Na. She is not only the world tennis champion, but is also glad to teach other foreign athletes how to speak Chinese. Please watch the video below to check out what Li ...


In one episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon was learning Mandarin with the help of his friend and made a fool of himself in the process. Now let’s pick up two practical learning points from this video about how to introduce oneself and the extended meaning of “死(sǐ).”
Learning Point 1:
Wǒ ...


In the video, the little girl was introducing herself in Chinese with the help of her mother. She said: “我现在是四岁了。(Wǒ xiànzài shì sì suì le.) I’m 4 years old now.” She was doing great, and only made a small mistake.
In the Chinese language, to express age, the structure is “Subject + Number + 岁(suì).” “岁(suì)” ...


In the video the husband tries to master the four tones of “ma.” In the process, he made a lot of mistakes. But with the help of his wife, he gradually mastered the four tones. Is it really so hard to master Chinese tones? Today we will introduce an easy and interesting ...


Two months ago Jack arrived in China for business. He loves learning Chinese; however, he only studied the language briefly before leaving for China. What will happen to him with such limited Chinese knowledge? Let’s take a look.
Jack lives near his company, so he decides to go to work every morning by foot. By walking, ...


Eric had been in China for less than a year. He didn’t know much Chinese, and made mistakes from time to time. One day, he was late for his Chinese class. Here’s the conversation between him and his teacher.
Lǎoshī: Wèi shénme chídào?
老师:   为      什么     迟到?

 

Teacher: Why are you ...


Key Learning Point Preview:
安全 (ānquán) adj./n. safe/safety

Story: After spending the evening together, Lucy and Lily are saying goodbye and getting ready to go home.
         Zhème   wǎnle, wǒ yǒudiǎn hàipà!
Lucy:这么      晚了,我     有点     害怕!

I’m a bit scared to go outside so late.
        Nǐ zhǎng de zhème ānquán! Méi shìr!
Lily:你   长     得   这么   安全!   没  事儿!

You look so safe. Don’t ...


Key learning point:
达人(dárén): an expert or someone who is outstanding in a specified field

What is your “达人(dárén) talent?”

中国达人秀 (zhōngguó dárénxiù)

中国达人秀 (zhōngguó dárénxiù) or China’s Got Talent, a show which searches for talent within the public, has taken the Chinese word 达人 (dárén) and put it center stage. The word now ...


Key Learning Point (Preview):
花 (huā) n./v. flower/to spend (money)

 

 Chinese Valentines’ Day” 七夕节 ” (Qīxījié) is coming.
Conversation:
        Nǐ xǐhuan shénme huā?
Boy: 你   喜欢      什么     花?

 

          Which flowers do you like?
        Wǒ xǐhuan liǎng zhǒng huā.
Girl:  我     喜欢         两 种      花.

 

          I like two kinds of flowers.
         Nǎ liǎng zhǒng? Wǒ sòng gěi nǐ!
Boy:  哪     两 种?         我     送 给   你!

 

          I’ll get ...


A Chinese teacher organized over ten foreign students to walk to the Tianjin Zoo; they were hoping to get their first glimpse of the panda. After leaving the school gate, the group needed to cross a busy road with rushing traffic. The teacher told the foreign students loudly: “看车!(kàn chē!).” Surprisingly, all the students stopped ...


When I was in Beijing for school, I went to a restaurant and correctly ordered “麻婆豆腐 (Mápódòufu) Mapo Tofu” and “宫保鸡丁 (Gōngbǎojīdīng) Kung-Pao Chicken.” I can’t express how excited I was at the time. Back in Europe, I recited common Chinese menus endlessly to invisible waiters and at times in Mandarin class. After the meal, ...


In recent years, the number of private cars and younger owners in China has steadily risen, bringing with it, the pursuit of  “个性 (gèxìng),” or individuality through a more colorful and personal “爱车 (àichē) car.” The simple, but sweet application of a unique ”车贴 (chētiē) sticker” seems to be just what the trend orders.
Bumper car stickers ...


In the video below, Focke tells a joke which plays on the different meanings of the Chinese phrase “方便 (fāngbiàn).” Watch the video. How many meanings of “方便 (fāngbiàn)” can you understand?

In its simplest form, the word “方便 (fāngbiàn)” is an adjective that means “convenient.” A good example is “方便面 (fāngbiàn miàn) instant noodles,” literally ...


我还要包子。(Wǒ hái yào bāozi.) I want more steamed stuffed buns.

 

In the video above, the father repeated a sentence “我还要包子 (Wǒ hái yào bāozi) I want more steamed stuffed buns,” but the kid refuse to say the phrase “还要 (hái yào)” no matter how his father tried.
The phrase “还要 (hái yào)” is composed of two Chinese ...


Dialogue:

        Nǐ jīntiān de fàxíng hěn bù yíyàng ye.
Tom: 你今天   的 发型     很  不   一样   耶。

 

        Your hairstyle looks very different today.
        Ò, wǒ tàngle yí xià.
 Jen: 哦,我烫了 一 下。

 

        Oh yeah, I got a perm.
After a while…
        Á, yán bu yánzhòng a?
Tom: 啊!严不 严重      啊?

 

        Ah, is it serious?
Explanation:
The word “烫 (tàng)” literally means to burn. But when it refers ...


Story:
One day, Tom saw a large sign in front of a busy, midtown restaurant with the printed characters, “小心地滑.” As he passed, he starts to slowly skate his feet across the floor. His friend Jack immediately stops him.
        Tom, nǐ gàn má ne?
Jack: Tom, 你 干 嘛 呢?

 

        Tom, what on earth are you doing?
        Páizi ...


Story:
Māma: Zhècì kǎoshì, gēge kǎole jiǔshíwǔ fēn, nǐ kǎole duōshǎo fēn?
妈妈: 这次 考试, 哥哥    考了    95        分,你 考了 多少       分?

 

Mom: Your brother got 95 points on this exam. What about you?
Dìdi: Wǒ bǐ tā duō yì diǎn.
弟弟:我比他   多 一 点。

 

Younger brother: Well… I got one point more.
Māma: Shì ma? Jiǔshíliù ma?
妈妈: 是 吗?   96        吗?

 

Mom: Really? So ...


Take a look at this surprising video to see the soccer stars of Arsenal attempting to speak Chinese.

There are two important Chinese learning points in this online Chinese class.
Learning Point #1:
The famous soccer star Szczesny said:
Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ jiào Sīzésīní.
大 家好, 我  叫 斯泽斯尼。

 

Hello, everyone. My name is Szczesny.
The sentence structure “我叫… (Wǒ jiào…)” is ...


Watch this funny video to see a little girl learning to speak Chinese.

In this video, the teacher said, “I like ice cream.” The little girl said: “我喜欢冰淇淋 (Wǒ xǐhuan bīngqílín).” “我喜欢……(Wǒ xǐhuan…)” is the Chinese sentence structure for “I like…”
Here are some more sentences that use the sentence structure “我喜欢…… (Wǒ xǐhuan…) I like…” in ...


Key Learning Points  (Preview):
篮球 (lánqiú) n. basketball

歌曲 (gēqǔ) n. song

Recently, Kobe Bryant and Jay Chou performed a song together named “天地一斗(tiāndìyìdǒu) The Combination of Heaven and Earth“. The song is “创作 (chuàngzuò) composed” by Jay Chou and “表演 (biǎoyǎn) performed” by Kobe Bryant and Jay Chou. The “主题 (zhǔtí) theme” centers on ...


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