Learning Chinese - Chinese Lessons
Learn Chinese by Following Our Videos
- Lesson 1: Addressing People
- Lesson 2: Everyday Language
- Lesson 3: Shopping in China
- Lesson 4: Ask Directions Ⅰ
- Lesson 5: Ask Directions Ⅱ
- Lesson 6: In the Restaurant
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Learn Chinese by Reading Our Topical Word Lists
We have prepared a collection of the most frequently used daily expressions and sentences to help you. We hope you will be successful in and enjoy communicating with the Chinese people you meet using some of the Chinese you can learn from the categories below. If you are unsure about using pinyin, read the Chinese Pronunciation page.
- Lesson 01: Greeting
- Lesson 02: Eating Out
- Lesson 03: Finding out about the weather
- Lesson 04: Expressing the Time
- Lesson 05: Seasons & Days of the Week
- Lesson 06: Numbers
- Lesson 07: Shopping
- Lesson 08: Hotel Accommodation
- Lesson 09: Direction
- Lesson 10: Getting Around
- Lesson 11: Countries
- Lesson 12: Addressing People
- Lesson 13: Hobbies
Useful Chinese Phrasebook
Some useful words and sentences people usually to use in their trip, that can be pronounced by the phonetic English. more Chinese Phrasebook
Listen to the Chinese Phrasebook in MP3 Format
Download the Chinese Phrasebook
Chinese Calligraphy Experiences
- By joining our Beijing Tours, Xi'an Tours or Guilin Tours, visitors can add Chinese calligraphy classes to the itinerary at very favorable prices.
- Most comprehensive museums in China have calligraphy collections. See our Museums Tours.
- For travelers who are interested in the history, evolution and cultural relics of Chinese calligraphy, Museum of Chinese Characters in Anyang City, Henan Province is a good choice. The Stele Forest Museum in Xi'an City houses many works of noted ancient calligraphers as well as precious stone sculptures.
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FAQs About Learning Chinese
- How many people use Chinese?
Chinese is used by approximately 1.3 billion people around the world, that is almost one sixth of the world’s population.
- Is it difficult to learn Chinese?
Learning Chinese, like learning any other foreign languages, always poses a challenge for non-native speakers. It is important to practice on a regular basis, ideally spend some time on it every day or every week.
- How many Chinese characters do I need to know?
Mastering 3000-4000 frequently used characters is enough to cover daily conversations and readings.