Bonus Videos

Additional resources to up-level your mandarin
  • 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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  • How to get food in a Restaurant

    How to get food in a Restaurant

    Here are some videos about ordering food in China. They are chosen to support lesson 19 Learn Chinese: practical sentences for ordering food in a restaurant more practical vocabulary for restaurants Chinese Boom: how to order noodles SAYS: Noobs Learn to Order food in a Restaurant The list is ordered from most useful to lea...

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  • The bǎ Sentence Construction

    The bǎ Sentence Construction

    In lesson 26 we learned about an unusual grammatical particle bǎ (把). Let’s step back and look at the basic Chinese sentence structure. subject-verb-object This sentence structure is easy for us English speakers because English follows the same pattern. Unlike German and Japanese which is … subject-object-verb Well, the bad news is that...

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