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General Chinese (Beginner Level)

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!

Dragons are deeply rooted in Chinese culture, as the dragon is one of the most important creatures that can symbolize China. Have you ever heard that Chinese people call themselves as “descendants of dragons”? This may sound strange to people in the West, as dragons are normally seen as evil and unlucky in the Western ...


In the last article, you learned the song and the slogan which reflects the spirit of the World Cup:“One World, One Dream”. Can you and your children sing it yet? Besides football, what other ball games do you and your kids like to play in daily life? Basketball, volleyball, tennis or baseball? Do you want ...


The Doha World Cup 2022 in Qatar is only two and a half months away! If you’re a football fan, I’m sure your excitement is starting to surge! If you’re not, you can still watch the games with your children because there will be so much fun!

Every four years, the World Cup brings together the world’s best national ...


Schools reopen after summer vacations spanning over one or two months! Dear parents, have you prepared your child to go back to school? What else you can do for them besides buying them new school bags, clothes, and stationery?

If your kids are learning Chinese now, you can teach this catchy Chinese song of “Going to ...


Welcome, parents! We have returned with the third and final session of our Peppa Pig series. Having learnt a fair few lines from this childhood classic, today we will touch upon two new sentence structures. The session comes in the form of a video from one of our experienced teachers, and we will learn how ...


The teachers at eChineseLearining have found that many non-Chinese children felt confused about the use of “zhe 着” and “le 了”, and kept making mistakes when using the two characters. Watch the video below, and your kid will find it easy to learn how to use them correctly.

Here is a quiz below. Let your ...


We believe your child is enjoying a pleasant time during the summer vacation now. Maybe he or she is excited about going to a summer camp, maybe excited about going on a family trip, or maybe you are enjoying a wonderful vacation in another country together now. No matter what he or she does in ...


It is well known that songs can be a very effective tool for kids to learn Chinese. Learning to sing Chinese songs can encourage your child to speak in Chinese more, at the same time improve his or her fluency, enunciation and articulation and the language points in the songs will be much easier to ...


First and foremost, please let your child do the following quiz:

Choose the right measure word to fill in each blank:

A. zhī 只   B. tóu 头   C. gè 个

一()苹果

一()大象

一()老虎

You may know that there are many differences in the expressions between Chinese and English. As you can see in the quiz above, in English, “a” or “an” can be ...


Is your child reluctant to speak Chinese because of poor expression? Has your child ever been teased for inaccurate Chinese expressions? In Chinese, tone changes of words or characters are commonly seen, so if children do not learn those certain rules well, they are likely to make mistakes when they speak Chinese.
Normally, it’s difficult ...


Levi is a middle school student from Chicago studying in Hong Kong now. One day, he and his mother went to a restaurant for lunch. He noticed that there were no bowls on the table, so he said to the waiter: “Nǐhǎo, máfán gěi wǒ èr gè wǎn. (你好,麻烦给我们二个碗。)” The waiter smiled and said: “Èr ...


Tina is a 6-year-old girl in New York who is preparing for her school’s Children’s Day performance recently. She is eager to show her classmates what she has learned in Chinese and wants to have a great time with her friends. So we made a video to teach her a Chinese children’s song that she can sing ...


Vanna from Sydney recently told us that it was a good break since kids are no longer engaged in online model at home. After many countries removed their restrictions, parents and children have returned to work and school, yet it noticeably has taken everyone some extra effort to become readjusted. Parents have noted resistance from ...


Can you rearrange the words below to form correct sentences?
This is a good way to enhance your Chinese language ability.

Let’s give it a try!

Past Exam Question Practice

  fēi chánɡ      hé       tánɡ        tián       nà
1. A. 非 常      B. 盒 ...


China is well known for having what seems like innumerable holidays and festivals because of its rich and long history. We have another one for you to learn about, but this one is much more recent. On April 20, 2010, UNESCO (a United Nations agency) established Chinese Language Day to commemorate Chinese as one of ...


It’s not uncommon to ponder the differences between the school systems in the West and China when both parts of the world have their own specialties and struggles. For instance, China has a reputation for churning out math whizzes in schools while the West is known for promoting critical thinking skills. So are the education ...


Today is Tomb-Sweeping Day, a traditional Chinese festival that has moments of solemnity during tomb-sweeping and ancestor worship, yet it is a joyful occasion for parents and children as they can get close to nature amongst the greenery and enjoy spring together. Tomb-Sweeping Day falls around April 5th of the Gregorian calendar. This time of ...


Kids like to be involved in traditions, routines, and ceremonies that they see their parents participate in so when we realized how much our children enjoy this particular activity, we just had to share. In Chinese culture tea plays a significant role in everyday life. One small aspect of preparing tea is to pour a ...


During the process of your child learning Chinese, do you have struggles such as: your child finds it so boring to learn Chinese in a regular way and tries to quit the lesson halfway through? Are there conflicts and misunderstandings between the two of you when you ask your child to learn Chinese? These difficulties ...


There are many strategies for children to learn Chinese words: singing simple songs, watching cartoons that use simple phrases, or working Chinese into other activities to pick things up more passively. However, sometimes it helps to group information together and learn in context, whether based on usage, meaning, or something else. Today, we’re going ...


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