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Shopping For Clothes – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 我想买一件衬衫 wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī jiàn chènshān 
 I would like to buy a shirt 我可以试穿一下吗? wǒ kěyǐ shìchuān yīxià ma?
 Can I try it on? 有没有L号? yǒu méi yǒu L hào?
 Do you have this in L? 
还有别的吗? hái yǒu biéde ma? Do you have any […]

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Alternative Ways to Learn Mandarin More Effectively

Chinese is a fascinating, captivating, and even lyrical language. With China being a commerce and industry center and a major world market player, there are many people who are interested in the country, its culture and its language. But while the Chinese language is interesting and is now fast catching the attention of many language […]

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How to say the Numbers in Chinese – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 1 一 yī 2 二 èr 3 三 sān 4 四 sì 5 五 wǔ 6 六 liù 7 七 qī 8 八 bā 9 九 jiǔ 10 十 shí How to say numbers up to 100 in Chinese For example: To say 37, you would say […]

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7 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Learn Chinese

Sean Hopwood

Before learning Chinese, it is essential to know what is in store for you. Chinese is a language that is both easy and difficult to learn, based on your perspective. Still there are some things that are intrinsic to the language, such as the sentence order, the characters and the different tones. If you know […]

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Ordering Drinks – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 你想喝什么? nǐ xiǎng hē shénme?
 What do you want to drink? 来一瓶可乐 lái yī píng kělè
 Bring a bottle of coke 我想喝一瓶青岛啤酒 wǒ xiǎng hē yī píng qīngdǎo píjiǔ
 I’ll have a Qingdao beer 我想喝一个苹果汁 wǒ xiǎng hē yī gè píngguǒ zhī
 I’d like an apple juice […]

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How to order at a Chinese restaurant in Mandarin

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 我想看看菜单 wǒ xiǎng kànkan càidān
 I’d like to look at the menu 有没有英文菜单? yǒu méi yǒu yīngwén càidān?
 Do you have an English menu? 我要一份这个 wǒ yào yīfèn zhège
 I’d like this 服务员, 买单 fúwùyuán, mǎidān

 Could I have the bill?

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What Do You Want To Eat? – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 你想吃什么? nǐ xiǎng chī shénme? What do you want to eat? 我想吃米饭 wǒ xiǎng chī mǐfàn I want to eat rice 我想吃面 wǒ xiǎng chī miàn I want to eat noodles 你喜欢吃什么? nǐ xǐhuan chī shénme? What do you like to eat? 我 喜欢 吃 西餐 wǒ […]

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Getting a Taxi – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 去颐和园 qù yíhéyuán [I want to] go to the Summer Palace 我要到这个地方 wǒ yào dào zhège dìfāng I want to go to this place 这是地址 zhè shì dìzhǐ This is the address 请打表 qǐng dǎ biǎo Please use the meter 请在这里停车 qǐng zài zhèlǐ tíngchē Please stop […]

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Learn Chinese Through Songs #17 – Listen to the Sea

This song Listen to the Sea (听海) by Taiwanese singer Zhang Huimei (张惠妹) is about somebody suffering from a break-up and who is waiting to hear from their lover, against the backdrop of the sea. It’s a popular karaoke classic, and Zhang was also once a judge on the reality TV show – the Voice […]

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Buying a Train Ticket – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 去 西安 qù xī ān [I want to] go to Xian 明天早上8 点 míngtiān zǎoshang bā diǎn Tomorrow morning, 8 o’clock G18 次 车 G shíbā cì chē Train number G18 一 张 票 yī zhāng piào One ticket 两张票 liǎng zhāng piào Two tickets

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