Bonus Videos

Additional resources to up-level your mandarin
  • Thanksgiving


    Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The Chinese don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but they do have a word for it: 感恩节 (gǎn ēn jié). You can impress your Chinese friends with your mastery of their language. You can watch the video here, and be sure to come back and use the audio-infused tables below to practice the sentences and vocabulary. ...

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  • Translator Apps will Improve your Mandarin

    Translator Apps will Improve your Mandarin

    Microsoft Translator and Google Translate are powerful tools for learning languages. I think MS Translator is a little better with tones. But both are good. A translator app will allow you to determine which words you can pronounce and which ones need work. It will also let you know which sentences you are pronouncing correctly. Scroll down and click ...

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  • Ordering Bubble Tea

    Ordering Bubble Tea

    Bubble tea is a hugely popular in Taiwan, China and the US. Personally, I just don’t get it. Those tapioca pearls are just weird. But if you like them, you can turn the ordering process into a Mandarin learning event. Learn how to order bubble tea Listen to the first video and then return here to sharpen your skills with the dialog below. ...

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  • Means of Transportation

    Means of Transportation

    Here is a good bonus video for Lesson 22, “Walk or Ride”, brought to you by New Concept Mandarin out of Hong Kong. The chart below gives you an opportuniyt to listen and repeat the vocabulary from the video. And here is a bonus bonus-video about transportation. If you like learning with songs it’s definitely worth listening to. All th...

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  • Chinese Zodiac

    Chinese Zodiac

    Yang yang explains how to use the Chinese Zodiac to determine someones age. The table below will give you a chance to practice some of the Chinese sentences that she introduced.   AudioPinyinChineseEnglish Nǐ hǎo. Chūnjié kuàilè!你好。春节快乐!Hello. Happy new year! Jīnnián shì mǎ nián.今年是马年。This year is the Year of the Horse. Nín...

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