This page provides the basic information for correct pronunciation of spoken Mandarin. You might want to refer back to it often as you proceed through the lessons.
Chinese writing is non-alphabetic and non-phonetic. The meaning of a character can be learned without knowing its pronunciation.
This first lesson begins with some simple greetings that you can use at any time of day. Grammar focuses on two common forms of asking questions. Explanations are given for writing the eight new characters taught in this lesson.
Taking up where we left off, this lesson shows you how to introduce yourself as well as explaining some important things to bear in mind when speaking to those you respect. Some of the more common Chinese family names are introduced, which will help increase your vocabulary as well as add to the number of […]
One of the most common questions you’ll receive when visiting China concerns your nationality.
Tell people what you do, and explain what you are doing in China. A list of major Chinese cities is provided.
Learn to count in Chinese, introduce your family and use the verbs “have” and “have not”.