Learn these first! 1917 basic Chinese (Mandarin) phrases
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Learn these first! 1917 basic Chinese (Mandarin) phrases

Learn 1,917 basic phrases with this course, and you will be able to express the things around you in Chinese language.
5.0 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
130 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2016
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Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to express the things around you in Chinese, and actively engage in conversations.
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Description

1,917 basic phrases at your fingertips

Take a step beyond "nihao" and "xiexie"!

Learn 1,917 basic phrases with this course,

and you'll be able to express yourself in Chinese language at home, in social settings, at school, at work, while traveling, or living abroad.


Each phrase is no longer than 10 characters

All of the phrases are 10 characters or fewer, so they're easy to remember and great for beginners.


A simple and effective learning method

How do you learn? It's simple!

On the first screen, only English appears. On the next screen, you'll see Chinese subtitles and hear Chinese voice.

Once you get to the point where you can see the English and immediately come up with the Chinese phrase, you've cleared the challenge.

You can practice Chinese in a tense, exciting setting, like you're answering quiz questions.


No hanzi required

Don't know Chinese characters? No problem!

Each phrase is accompanied by voice and pinyin, so you can practice even if you don't know hanzi.


Review at your own pace with a PDF textbook

The course also comes with a textbook in PDF format, so you can review each phrase at your own pace.


Contents and Course Overview

Chapter 1. Basic phrases

A collection of greetings, questions, expressions of intentions and feelings, and other basic communication phrases that can be used in any situation. If you are a beginner, let's master these phrases first.


Chapter 2. Daily phrases

A collection of phrases mainly centered on dialogues among family members, friends and acquaintances.


Chapter 3. School / Business phrases

A collection of simple dialogues that can be used in your school life or inside and outside your company. Mainly simple and easy-to-learn phrases that can be used in any type of industry.


Chapter 4. Travel phrases

A collection of standard phrases needed in transportation, hotels, restaurants, shopping and others.


Chapter 5. Local life phrases

A collection of essential phrases to start a new life in China, such as to search for a room, solve problems in your house, sign a phone contract, at a bank, online shopping, hospital, hairdresser and others.


Chapter 6. 100 Survival Phrases

Here, you can train the most common 100 phrases carefully selected from a collection of 1,917. Recommended for people without much time, like who is going on a sudden business trip, for example, or others who simply want to learn to speak a little.


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who want to be able to communicate in Chinese
  • Who wants to learn a little bit of conversation before traveling or going on a short business trip
  • Who will begin a new life in China, like expatriate employees and exchange students
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Curriculum For This Course
157 Lectures
06:40:20
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How to proceed in your studies
1 Lecture 00:34
How to proceed in your studies
00:34
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Basic phrases
25 Lectures 56:41

Please download the PDF textbook before beginning your studies. You can view a list of the phrases you will learn in the PDF. Please use it as a way of review.

PDF version of Section 1
00:07



L003-Greetings: Ask about how the other person has been doing
01:47

L004-Greetings: Get attention
01:11

L005-Self introduction: Initial greetings
02:56

L006-Self introduction: Talk about jobs
03:39

L007-Self introduction: Talk about school/Chinese
02:24

L008-Ask questions: Open questions
05:06

L009-Ask questions: Closed questions
03:26

L010-Express something: Express appreciation / Say sorry
02:19

L011-Express something: Ask for help
02:26

L012-Express something: Response
02:33

L013-Express something: Express opinions
03:32


L015-Express something: Encourage and comfort
03:27

L016-Express something: Blessings
01:29

L017-Express something: Reminders
01:53

L018-Express something: When in trouble / Trouble communicating
02:17

L019-Express something: Health
01:22

L020-Express feelings: Response
01:25

L021-Express feelings: Happiness
01:46

L022-Express feelings: Nervousness / Anxiety
01:18

L023-Express feelings: Unhappiness
02:26

L024-Express feelings: In bad mood
01:22
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Daily phrases
32 Lectures 01:29:12

Please download the PDF textbook before beginning your studies. You can view a list of the phrases you will learn in the PDF. Please use it as a way of review.

PDF version of Section 2
00:07


L026-Home related phrases: Basic phrases 2
02:45

L027-Home related phrases: Basic phrases 3
02:19


L029-Home related phrases: In the morning 2
03:19

L030-Home related phrases: Housework 1
02:41

L031-Home related phrases: Housework 2
03:53

L032-Home related phrases: After returning home 1
03:31

L033-Home related phrases: After returning home 2
03:23

L034-Home related phrases: Holiday 1
03:30

L035-Home related phrases: Holiday 2
02:33

L036-Topics: Talk about weather 1
02:31

L037-Topics: Talk about weather 2
02:05

L038-Topics: Talk about hobbies
03:08

L039-Topics: Basic phrases about hobbies 1
02:13

L040-Topics: Basic phrases about hobbies 2
01:56

L041-Topics: Talk about family 1
03:19

L042-Topics: Talk about family 2
02:01

L043-Topics: Talk about raising kids
04:12

L044-Topics: Talk about health
03:03

L045-Topics: Talk about personalities
01:36

L046-Topics: Talk about travel
03:19

L047-Topics: Talk about China
05:06

L048-Socializing: Ask friends out
03:41

L049-Socializing: Go to Karaoke
02:29

L050-Socializing: Dating 1
02:19

L051-Socializing: Dating 2
02:16

L052-Computer / Cellphone: Internet
02:51

L053-Computer / Cellphone: Smart phone 1
02:45

L052-Computer / Cellphone: Smart phone 2
02:11

L055-Computer / Cellphone: Computer
02:12
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School / Business phrases
21 Lectures 01:00:13

Please download the PDF textbook before beginning your studies. You can view a list of the phrases you will learn in the PDF. Please use it as a way of review.

PDF version of Section 3
00:07

L056-Phrases used in school: Basic phrases
02:17

L057-Phrases used in school: School life
02:26

L058-Phrases used in school: In class
03:42

L059-Phrases used in school: Exams
02:45

L060-Workplace phrases: Basic phrases
03:58

L061-Workplace phrases: Go to work
02:22

L062-Workplace phrases: Workplace chatting 1
04:08

L063-Workplace phrases: Workplace chatting 2
02:45

L064-Workplace phrases: Office affairs
04:02

L065-Workplace phrases: Contact / Discussion
04:17

L066-Workplace phrases: Store work
02:51

L067-Workplace phrases: Get off work
03:53

L068-Workplace phrases: Complain
03:32

L069-Basic business phrases: Meetings
02:58

L070-Basic business phrases: Presentation
02:29

L071-Basic business phrases: Business appointment
02:38

L072-Basic business phrases: Visit
02:17


L074-Phone call: Easy phrases used in phone call
02:03

L075-Phone call: Not present
02:39
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Travel phrases
38 Lectures 01:36:56

Please download the PDF textbook before beginning your studies. You can view a list of the phrases you will learn in the PDF. Please use it as a way of review.

PDF version of Section 4
00:07


L077-Airport / Flight cabin: In the cabin
04:11

L078-Airport / Flight cabin: Go through customs
02:27

L079-Airport / Flight cabin: Luggage check
02:12

L080-Public transportation: Taxi
02:25

L081-Public transportation: Bus / Train 1
02:45

L082-Public transportation: Bus / Train 2
01:57

L083-Public transportation: Long-distance train
02:20

L084-Hotel: Hotel booking
04:10

L085-Hotel: Check in
03:43

L086-Hotel: In the room
03:52

L087-Hotel: Check out
01:36

L088-Go out: Places you want to go
02:08

L089-Go out: Ask for direction
02:14

L090-Go out: At tourist site
02:05

L091-Go out: Out on the streets 1
02:47

L092-Go out: Out on the streets 2
01:52

L093-Have meals: Look for restaurant
03:42

L094-Have meals: Make reservation / Enter the restaurant
03:11

L095-Have meals: Ordering 1
03:32

L096-Have meals: Ordering 2
03:15

L097-Have meals: During mealtime 1
02:39

L098-Have meals: During mealtime 2
02:15

L099-Have meals: Talk to the waiter
02:47

L100-Have meals: Pay bill
01:46

L101-Have meals: Self-service store 1
02:06

L102-Have meals: Self-service store 2
03:21

L103-Shopping: Common shopping phrases
01:18

L104-Shopping: Common phrases for welcoming customers
01:12

L105-Shopping: Market
02:58

L106-Shopping: Bargaining
01:48

L107-Shopping: Supermarket
02:29

L108-Shopping: Pay at the Cashier
01:14

L109-Shopping: Return
01:05

L110-Shopping: Shopping mall
03:11

L111-Shopping: Clothing store 1
03:35

L112-Shopping: Clothing store 2
02:21
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Local life phrases
34 Lectures 01:18:14

Please download the PDF textbook before beginning your studies. You can view a list of the phrases you will learn in the PDF. Please use it as a way of review.

PDF version of Section 5
00:07

L113-House renting: Explain requirements 1
02:55

L114-House renting: Explain requirements 2
02:54

L115-House renting: Impressions
02:02

L116-House renting: Negotiation / Inquiry
01:30

L117-House renting: Ask questions
02:11

L118-House renting: When problem occurs
02:36

L119-Household services: Installation / Repair
02:56

L120-Household services: Laundry
01:55

L121-Household services: Maid service
02:27

L122-Household services: Telecommunication
01:58

L123-Bank: Open bank account
02:44

L124-Bank: Deposit / Withdraw / Wire transfer
01:44

L125-Bank: Currency exchange
01:58

L126-Post office: Mail
03:43

L127-Post office: Pick up international package
01:40

L128-Shopping online: Basic phrases
03:35

L129-Shopping online: Delivery
01:38

L130-Hospital: Reception
02:16

L131-Hospital: Diagnose
02:20

L132-Hospital: Doctor visit 1
03:23

L133-Hospital: Doctor visit 2
03:30

L134-Hospital: Examination
02:15

L135-Hospital: Treatment 1
02:07

L136-Hospital: Treatment 2
02:12

L137-Hospital: Pay the bill
01:14

L138-Hair salon / Barber shop: Make an appointment
02:21

L139-Hair salon / Barber shop: Enter the store / Explain requirements
03:22

L140-Hair salon / Barber shop: During hair-cut
01:50

L141-Hair salon / Barber shop: After hair-cut
02:00

L142-Massage: Look for a massage store / Enter the store
01:49

L143-Massage: During the massage / After the massage
03:01

L144-Emergency: Lost / Theft / Emergency / Injury
02:02

L145-Emergency: Ask for help
01:59
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100 Survival Phrases
6 Lectures 16:50

Please download the PDF textbook before beginning your studies. You can view a list of the phrases you will learn in the PDF. Please use it as a way of review.

PDF version of Section 6
00:07

R001: 100 Survival phrases 1
03:18

R002: 100 Survival phrases 2
03:10

R003: 100 Survival phrases 3
03:11

R004: 100 Survival phrases 4
03:34

R005: 100 Survival phrases 5
03:30
About the Instructor
Hong Zhu (FROGLANG)
4.4 Average rating
29 Reviews
287 Students
3 Courses
Chinese instructor and interpreter

About FROGLANG

FROGLANG offers Chinese language instructional materials that let you learn with video.

About HONG ZHU

After graduating from Tianjin Foreign Studies University, began working as an Chinese-Japanese interpreter and Chinese instructor before coming to Japan. Works as an instructor at Chinese interpreting schools and meeting interpreter and simultaneously as a teacher on the “kaeru-life” Chinese language learning site, growing it into Japan’s most popular Chinese video learning destination. Currently works out of both China and Japan, constantly researching the latest teaching methods and developing new teaching materials.