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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!

Meals and banquets are an important aspect of doing business in China, where they are used to form business deals, build relationships and show respect. That’s why people always say that “It’s at the business dinner table that business would actually be discussed.”
Given the hierarchical nature and business culture of Chinese, business etiquette at the ...

Recently, there has been a small change in China: when people greet each other in the morning, instead of simply saying “Good morning”, they type out the sentence “Good morning, laborers.”
So, how did the phrase, “打工人(dǎgōng rén) laborer” come into use?

“打(dǎ)” means “to hit” in English. The term “打工(dǎgōng) work” first appeared in Hong Kong. ...

“光棍节 (guānggùn jié) Singles Day” is an unofficial Chinese holiday (and shopping period) that celebrates bachelors, bachelorettes, and single people in general. Young Chinese people take the opportunity to make the most of being single. Always celebrated on November 11th, the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year.
Its origins stem from the fact ...

One of the most useful and motivating topics for my Mandarin Chinese students is to talk about important life lessons using Chinese expressions and vocabulary. So, what life lessons do we talk about?
Popular topics are: renting or buying a home, applying for visas and residency abroad, how to follow recipes and instructions in the kitchen, ...

I have known many foreigners who have come and visited China for different reasons–whether it be for immersion, traveling, work and more. Usually at some point these people can’t get by on their foreign bank and need to use one of the major banks in China, which include:
● 中国银行 (Zhōngguó yínháng) Bank of China

● 中国建设银行 ...

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 ...

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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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