Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese

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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 sections30 lectures41m 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

Instructor

Provider of high-quality online Chinese courses
Litao Chinese
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  • 171 Reviews
  • 8,833 Students
  • 2 Courses

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

The instructor of Chinese Character Course for Beginners, REN Fuli, has been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a second language since 2005. He is the co-founder of Litao Chinese, and he is currently working on his master's degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, majoring in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

The instructor of Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese, ZHENG Tao, has been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a second language for almost 16 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.