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Responding to Compliments – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 你的汉语说得真好 nǐde hànyǔ shuō de zhēn hǎo Your Chinese is really good! 不 好 不 好 bù hǎo bù hǎo [No, it’s] not good 您过奖了 nín guò jiǎng le You over praise me / you flatter me 还 差 得 远 呢! hái chà de yuǎn ne! […]

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Where Are You From? – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 你 是 哪个 国家 的? nǐ shì nǎgè guójiā de? Where are you from? (which country are you from?) 你 是 哪里 人? nǐ shì nǎlǐ rén ? Where are you from? 我 是 英国 人 wǒ shì yīngguó rén I am from the UK 美国 měiguó – the U.S.

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Is Mr Zhang There? – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 请问 张 先生 在 吗? qǐngwèn zhāng xiānsheng zài ma? Excuse me, is Mr Zhang there? 请问 张 女士 在 吗? qǐngwèn zhāng nǚ shì zài ma? Excuse me, is Mrs/Miss Zhang there? 请问 张 老师 在 吗? qǐngwèn zhāng lǎoshī zài ma? Excuse me, is Teacher […]

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What Job Do You Do? – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 你是做什么的? nǐ shì zuò shénme de? What do you do? 你做什么工作? nǐ zuò shénme gōngzuò? What job do you do? 你是从事什么行业的? nǐ shì cóngshì shénme hángyè de? (another more formal way of asking somebody’s job) 我是老师 wǒ shì lǎoshī I am a teacher 我是学生 wǒ shì xuésheng I am a student […]

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Do You Speak English? – Survival Chinese Bites

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 你会说英文吗? nǐ huì shuō yīngwén ma? Can you speak English? 我的中文不好 wǒde zhōngwén bù hǎo My Chinese is not good. 你的英文说得很好 nǐde  yīngwén shuō de hěn hǎo Your English is very good!

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Ways to Say Goodbye in Chinese

Key Chinese words and phrases from the video: 再 见 zài jiàn Goodbye 一会儿见 yī huì (er) jiàn 
  (or yī huǐer jiàn) See you soon 回头见 huítóu jiàn See you around / later 明天见 míngtiān jiàn See you tomorrow 阿姨 再 见 āyí zài jiàn Goodbye (to an woman of the older generation) 叔叔 再 […]

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How to Say the Basic Greetings in Chinese

Key Chinese phrases from the video: 你 好 nǐ hǎo Hello 您 好 nín hǎo Hello (polite form) 你们 好 nǐmen hǎo Hello (to more than one person) 大家 好 dàjiā hǎo Hello everybody 早上 好 zǎoshang hǎo Good morning 晚上 好 wǎnshang hǎo Good evening 阿姨 好 āyí hǎo Hello (to a woman of […]

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Chinese Character Bites – #54 – 而

Chinese Character Bites 54 - 而

Our character for today is 而 Simplified Chinese character: 而 Traditional Chinese character: 而 (The simplified character and the traditional character are the same) Pronunciation: This character is pronounced ér in the 2nd tone. What it means: On its own, 而 is used in the middle of a sentence as a connector and means ‘and’ or […]

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Learn Chinese Through Songs #16 – Wolf

Wolf (狼) by Chyi Chin (齐秦). Chyi Chin, or Qi Qin is a Taiwanese singer famous for his love songs and soft rock ballads. This song is another oldie (it’s from the 80s), but it’s also a classic! A lot of Chyi Chin’s other songs are worth learning as well, including 大约在冬季, 外面的世界 and 夜夜夜夜. […]

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Chinese Character Bites – #53 – 天

Chinese Character Bites 53 - 天

Our character for today is 天 Simplified Chinese character: 天 Traditional Chinese character: 天 (The simplified character and the traditional character are the same) Pronunciation: This character is pronounced tiān in the 1st tone. What it means: 天 means sky, heaven or it can also mean day. You’ll see it in words like 今天 jīntiān (today) 明天 […]

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