Mandarin Chinese

Ni hao! This means hello in Mandarin Chinese, and it is the magic phrase that opens the gateway to an enormous world of exotic sights and sounds. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of Mainland China, and is spoken by over 1.3 billion people around the world. Not only is it an incredibly important language on today’s global economic stage, it is an ancient language filled with beauty, history, and cultural significance.

Learn Through Conversations

Building the basics.

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  1. Greetings, Gratitude, and Goodbyes
  2. Do You Speak English?
  3. Names and Introductions
  4. Getting Around
  5. Shopping and Payment
  6. Drinks and Dining
  7. Numbers and Currency
  8. Getting Help
  9. What Does That Mean?
  10. Languages and Communication

Expanding the essentials.

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  1. People and Animals
  2. At Home
  3. Small Talk
  4. Dating
  5. Eating and Cooking
  6. Weather and Landscape
  7. Shopping
  8. Banking and Post Office
  9. Leisure Activities
  10. Sightseeing

Broadening boundaries.

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  1. Culture, Literature and Art
  2. History
  3. At the Hospital
  4. Express Thoughts and Feelings
  5. Higher Learning
  6. Name Origins
  7. Dietary Restrictions
  8. Physical Descriptions
  9. Getting Ready for the Party
  10. Sports and Fitness

Continuing with confidence.

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  1. Going Through Customs
  2. At the Hotel
  3. Renting a Home
  4. Utilities and Appliances
  5. Choosing a School
  6. Emergency Situations
  7. Household Chores
  8. At the Beauty Salon
  9. Making Plans
  10. At the Movies