Chinese 101: Learn 14 Essential Basic Chinese for Beginner

Chinese Level 1 : To learn > 150 essential phrases & words, and learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (50 ratings)
3,045 students
1hr 58min of on-demand video
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Confident in introducing yourself and greeting others in Mandarin
Acquire the basic components of Hanyu Pinyin Chinese Pronunciation, which helps in reading and typing Chinese characters
Understand essential day-to-day vocabularies to ease communication in Mandarin
Gain confidence by learning from dialogues of different situations


  • Beginner friendly course, no requirements or prerequisites needed
  • Passion to learn


A structured and content-rich curriculum that get you to learn the basics of the language such as greetings, numbering, family members, clothing and daily phrases. Grammatical elements are also taught as you start to learn Chinese language. Mandarin pronunciation, self-introduction, prepositions, sentences will be introduced in this course.

No prior knowledge of the language is required.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Introduce yourself personally and ask about the names of others

  • The pronunciation in Mandarin Chinese, give insights of Han Yu Pinyin through vocalising 4 basic tones and initial sounds.

  • Reading and comprehending short conversation which is constructed using vocabularies learnt in the chapters.

  • The preposition, opposites and adjectives in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Learn more than 100 vocabularies that used in daily life such as body parts, transportation, colours, foods, and phrases used in daily conversation.

  • Able to engage communicate in common and basic conversation with others in Mandarin Chinese.

  • **** For the full version, you can go to "Chinese 101: Learn 34 Essential Basic Chinese for Beginner" *****


  • Welcome Notes and Greetings

  • Self-Introduction I

  • Standard Mandarin Pronunciation

  • Body Parts

  • Chinese Sentences

  • Family Members

  • Opposites

  • Numbers

  • Clothings

  • Possessive Suffix “de” and Adjective

  • Foods and Verbs of ‘Eat’, ‘Drink’ and Adjective ‘Tasty’

  • Colours

  • Daily Phrases and Short Conversation

  • Transportation

  • Weather

  • Introduction, tips and advices from the teacher

Intended Audience

Suitable for beginner-level students who want to learn basic Mandarin Chinese


English language will be used for teaching in this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Best for beginners
  • Suitable for teens too


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  • 3,047 Students
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Being an enthusiastic language instructor, my passion is to share the knowledge of my mother language to whoever interested in and enjoy learning a new language. Having a decade of experience in educational circle give me insights of assisting others to learn more efficiently. It's always been a pleasure to see others benefiting from my courses and improving in their learning. Have fun learning with me!

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