NCM: Learn Chinese Common Mistakes and Useful Tips
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NCM: Learn Chinese Common Mistakes and Useful Tips

To help you avoid common mistakes and provide useful tips on learning Chinese
4.6 (25 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.
1,851 students enrolled
Created by Teacher Julia Zhu
Last updated 7/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 28 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know 28 Common Chinese Learning Mistakes and Useful Tips
  • Be aware of them and use them correctly when speaking Chinese
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Some basic Chinese knowledge is needed
  • Know some expressions and sentences about weather, hobby, travel, making phone calls and asking for directions
Description

Over 20,000 students have enrolled in New Concept Mandarin courses. We know exactly what mistakes Chinese learners may make and what tips they may find useful while leaning the Chinese language.

You don’t have to make the same mistakes again. We will present you the most useful language tips in an easy and clear way.

What “mistakes” do most Chinese learners make and how to avoid them?

Mistake 1

Useshì” all the time, e.g. 她是漂亮 Tā shì piàoliɑnɡ (She is beautiful)

Tips:

Just remember when you say “I am fine” you say “wǒ hěn hǎo”. You never say “wǒ shì hěn hǎo”.

Mistake 2

Put the “place” in the wrong place.

Tips:

In English you say "Sb. do sth. at sp." However, in Chinese it is "Sb. at sp. do sth." You have to go to the place first then take action. So “place” comes first. Does it make sense?

Mistake 3

Say “xiānshenɡ Wánɡ” for “Mr Wang”

Tips:

Just remember how you can call me: Julia Laoshi. Job titles and addressing always come after.

Mistakes are also opportunities to learn. Take this opportunity and take this course!

If you want to start learning Chinese from the very beginning with a structured course in an easy way, you can check out my other course “New Concept Mandarin - A New Way to Learn Chinese with Julia".

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginner level student and intermediate level students also can benefit from it
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Curriculum For This Course
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Language Tips 1
1 Lecture 00:43

The word "是(shì)" is not always needed in sentences. Don't say 她是漂亮 Tā shì piàoliɑnɡ (She is beautiful).

To be or not to be - Usage of "是(shì)"
00:43
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Language Tips 2
1 Lecture 02:01

Know useful phrases with 上(shànɡ) and 下(xià) meaning up&down, going up to&going down to, last&next

Up and down - phrases with 上(shànɡ) and 下(xià)
02:01
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Language Tips 3
1 Lecture 01:22

Use adjectives as predicate or before the nouns.

How to use Adjectives
01:22
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Language Tips 4
1 Lecture 00:48

打(dǎ) is to play with your hands,  踢 (tī)  is to play by foot, to kick

打(dǎ) - to play with the hands
00:48
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Language Tips 5
1 Lecture 01:28

When you add different verbs before 车(chē), it will refer to different modes of transport.

车(chē ) is not only a car
01:28
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Language Tips 6
1 Lecture 01:30

Know how to use when(shíhou) correctly

When to use when
01:30
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Language Tips 7
1 Lecture 00:45

You can add places after 回(huí). After 回来(huílái), 回去(huíqù),  you cannot add places.


回来(huílái) VS 回(huí)
00:45
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Language Tips 8
1 Lecture 01:25

1.To express “don’t have” you only can use, 没有(méiyǒu) or 没(méi). 2. 不(bù) is usually for negating the present and future, while 没有 (méiyǒu) is usually for negating the past.

没有(méiyǒu) and 不(bù)
01:25
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Language Tips 9
1 Lecture 01:20

The right sentence order is: Sb. + at sp. + do sth. You have to go to the place first then you can take action. So place comes first.

Where to put the "place"?
01:20
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Language Tips 10
1 Lecture 01:27

How 怎么(zěnme) can be followed by verbs. There are also two useful words-"how about" and "what's wrong".

How to use how
01:27
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About the Instructor
Teacher Julia Zhu
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58 Reviews
2,053 Students
2 Courses
Top Mandarin Teacher at New Concept Mandarin

Hi everyone!

I am Julia from the leading Mandarin Training Institute-New Concept Mandarin. I have been teaching Chinese for more than six years. 5,000+ people have been learning Chinese with me online and face to face. I always give 150% of myself to my students.

Ron Henderson aka the "Fitness King" loves my course.

Eric Alexander, Uber’s head of Asia enjoys learning with me.

Josh Grob, owner of an IT company flies from the Us to China to learn with me.

Philip Stam, an English teacher in China regards me as a friend.

Kallie Kuch, a 11-year-old girl has been learning with me for 5 years.

Learning Chinese is challenging but I will keep you motivated in an approachable way.  

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New Concept Mandarin specializes in teaching Mandarin by using a “Flipped Learning Approach”. It provides both classroom-based and online courses.

Unlike traditional schools, with New Concept Mandarin students can achieve 3 times more learning results with the Flipped Learning model by integrating Course Books, Apps, Videos, and Online Tools. Mandarin learning does not stop outside classroom. In addition to a face to face or online practice class with our teachers, students can continue their Mandarin study throughout the day without extra costs. Students can watch our video lecture before the class, prepare their lesson with our website anytime, and review the contents with our mobile APPs anywhere.