Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese

Getting a great start for your Chinese learning!
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (144 ratings)
7,520 students
Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (144 ratings)
7,520 students
Say hello and make introductions
The basic knowledge of Chinese names
Make a yes-no question with “吗ma”
Introduce and ask someone’s nationality
Say “my/your/his/her/its” in Chinese
Express existence in a place with “在zài”
Tell which city you are from
Ask for someone’s telephone number

Requirements

  • The course is suitable for absolute beginners
  • Take notes while watching the video lecture
  • Listen to the dialogue and write it down
Description

This course is the free part of our Elementary Chinese Course, which includes the four lessons that cover about 100 very basic vocabularies and grammar points. After working through this course, you will build a good foundation for your further Chinese learning. 

This course focuses on basic Chinese listening comprehension and speaking.

The instructor of this course, Zheng Tao, who has been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language for almost 12 years. With his clear and logical explanations, you can learn Mandarin Chinese so easily and quickly.  

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people who want to learn Chinese but have no or little previous experience. We start with the absolute basics.
  • This course focuses on listening comprehension and speaking, so people who are eager to understand and talk to Chinese people should take this course.
  • People who want to build a good foundation for basic Chinese grammar will benefit a lot.
  • This course is perfect for people who plan to learn Chinese all by themselves or with limited time.
  • This course is not for the students who want to learn Chinese characters.
Course content
4 sections • 30 lectures • 41m total length
  • Saying hello in Chinese
    02:14
  • Asking and introducing someone’s family name in Chinese
    01:09
  • Asking and introducing someone’s full name or first name in Chinese
    02:07
  • Chinese people’s names
    01:24
  • “He”, “She”, “It” in Chinese
    01:25
  • Saying “Nice to meet you” in Chinese
    02:10
  • Listen to the dialogue
    00:46
  • Some countries’ names in Chinese
    01:40
  • Introducing someone’s nationality in Chinese
    01:03
  • Asking someone’s nationality in Chinese
    01:01
  • Making a yes-no question in Chinese
    01:19
  • Answering a yes-no question in Chinese
    01:44
  • Practice of yes-no question
    01:09
  • The possessive particle “的”
    01:23
  • Addressing with their job title in Chinese
    00:48
  • Listen to the dialogue
    00:56
  • Expressing existence in a place with “在”
    01:44
  • Chinese question words for “Where”
    01:42
  • Asking and telling where someone’s hometown is in Chinese
    01:23
  • Telling which city you are from in Chinese
    01:08
  • “们” is used after “我”, “你”, “他/她/它” to denote plurality
    01:06
  • Two Chinese adverbs: “也” and “都”
    02:07
  • Reviewing how to answer a yes-no question in Chinese
    01:40
  • Listen to the dialogue
    00:56
  • Numbers from 0~9 in Chinese
    00:56
  • Asking for someone’s telephone number in Chinese
    01:38
  • Reading telephone numbers in Chinese
    01:57
  • Reviewing how to ask a yes-no question in Chinese
    01:22
  • Expressing thanks in Chinese
    00:24
  • Listen to the dialogue
    01:21

Instructor
Provider of high-quality online Chinese courses
Litao Chinese
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 144 Reviews
  • 7,520 Students
  • 1 Course

Litao Chinese specializes in teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language. Our mission is to provide learnable, systematic and high-quality online Chinese courses.

The instructor of this course, Zheng Tao, who has been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language for almost 12 years. He is also the co-founder of Litao Chinese, and he is currently working on our online Chinese character and HSK level 3 courses.