Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese
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Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese

Getting a great start for your Chinese learning!
4.6 (6 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.
1,147 students enrolled
Created by Litao Chinese
Last updated 5/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Lesson 01: Asking and introducing someone’s name in Chinese
7 Lectures 11:15
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
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Lesson 02: Asking and introducing someone’s nationality in Chinese
9 Lectures 11:03
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
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Lesson 03: Talking about where someone’s hometown is in Chinese
8 Lectures 11:46
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
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Lesson 04: Asking for someone’s phone number in Chinese
6 Lectures 07:38
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
About the Instructor
Litao Chinese
4.6 Average rating
6 Reviews
1,147 Students
1 Course
Provider of high-quality online Chinese courses

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.