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eChineselearning provides a huge number of Chinese resources for Chinese language learners. The materials in this section are designed to teach Chinese to non-native Chinese learners of various skill levels. These basic Chinese language materials are edited by eChineselearning's professional teaching staff. And best of all, they are totally FREE! If you are interested in learning Chinese, the basic Chinese language resources in this section will be of a great use to you!

“Do You Have Time?” is a common question in any language when talking to friends. In Chinese, it’s quite simple to learn how to ask and answer this everyday question.

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“Your Chinese is probably the worst in the class.” A classmate said jokingly to my close friend in a study abroad program. Although her Chinese was not the best, it definitely wasn’t the worse. Yet, she took his teasing very personally and I am pretty sure even cried about it later!
Afterwards, my Chinese roommate taught ...


“Do You Have Time?” is a common question in any language when talking to friends. In Chinese, it’s quite simple to learn how to ask and answer this everyday question.

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月 (Yuè) originally means moon but stands for “month” here, since the moon goes through its phrases each month. 一月 (Yī yuè) simply means “the first month of the year”. Since the year starts in January, 一月 (Yī yuè) means January.

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Something students learning Chinese should know is that learning just the language isn’t enough—one must also study Chinese culture. Every culture has its own morals and societal frameworks that the citizens find very important to uphold. If a Chinese student misses these, then living in China—even knowing Chinese—can present some problems. A place to start ...


As a Mandarin Chinese teacher, I’ve noticed that many of my foreign students use Chinese in conversation as much as possible, but by instinct they will usually use English or other non-Chinese expressions such as “oh my god!”, “just a minute” or “thank goodness!” when they suddenly need them to express their feelings. It’s instinct, ...


Speaking about the days of the week is essential to have basic conversation in Mandarin Chinese. Fortunately, it’s very simple and fast to learn. Teacher Becky is here to help in today’s lesson!

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It’s a quarter past eight now. Oh my god! I forgot the interview at half past eight.

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You want to take the metro to see a friend, but you don’t know how to get to the metro station. Now you need to ask for directions.

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A perk of being a Chinese learner, is knowing such a hard language and being impressive to others without trying. I am not tooting my own horn here, you have probably been getting the positive reactions already! To many, especially native English speakers, Chinese characters look like little pictures or scribbles. Yet, for a Chinese ...


The American film “Warcraft” did not do well at theatres in the USA. However, in China, “Warcraft” was a huge success. So, why did this film succeed in China but not in America? The movie was a “bomb” at the American box office but a huge success in China.
1. Chinese people are watching films ...


Basketball player 姚明 Yao Ming is the most famous athlete in China’s history. Yao played for the Shanghai Sharks from 1997 to 2002 and then played for the NBA’s Houston Rockets from 2002 to 2011. Standing 7’6” tall (229cm), Yao was dominating in the position of “center” and was elected as an “All-Star” eight times. ...


Everyone likes to take a break from the books. One of the best ways to keep learning without taxing your brain too much is to watch a movie. Don’t worry, a little relaxation won’t hurt. And after all, what’s the use of learning Chinese without learning a bit about Chinese culture too? Here are five ...


“Hello, is this Becky speaking?” “Hello? Hello? I can’t hear you.” Learn basic expressions when making a phone call.

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How do you celebrate your birthday? Many might answer: with a birthday cake. In China, there is an ancient tradition that is still in practice today. Instead of having a cake, many might be enjoying birthday noodles. Birthday noodles or 寿面 (shòumiàn) are not just ordinary noodles. They literally mean “long-life noodles” and it is ...


Let’s say how Chinese address their family members.

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After looking at the photo above are your eyes feeling spicy? What I mean is, does it feel like a pepper has been squirted in your eye? In Chinese, there is a fabulous internet phrase to describe when you are looking at something awful: 辣眼睛 (làyǎnjīng) or “spicy eyes.” It is a way of commenting ...


In both English and Mandarin Chinese we use the phrase “pulling my leg(s)”. However, the two expressions have different meanings and uses in the two languages.
In English, you can use “pulling my leg” as a way to say that you’re joking or telling lies in a humorous way:
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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 ...


Chinese is distinctive for its characters. When people think of China, they think of thousands upon thousands of symbols, normally amazed that people can memorize so many different icons for their language. For some it’s the characters that make them want to learn Chinese, and for others the characters put them off. Here are some ...


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