Trash talking is practically the Chinese national sport -- even though Olympic officials want their citizens to clean up their act. Learn to beat them at their own game, in their own language. Watch this video language tutorial and learn how to trash talk athletes in Mandarin Chinese.
Learn the various ways to say "I'm sorry" in Chinese.
A lot of people already know "xiexie", the Chinese phrase for thank you, but in this lesson, we take "xiexie" a step further. We teach you how to respond and say thank you when you are very thankful.
In China, bargaining is a way of life. Learn how to bargain like the locals with the help of this video.
Chinese is a tonal language, so having a basic understanding of how it works will help you progress in the language quickly and to avoid big misunderstandings.
This is a great phrase for all of you who look Chinese but can't speak. This will save you a lot of trouble when you're in China. You'll be able to be polite and ask if they can speak in English back to you.
Learn the many ways to say goodbye in Chinese.
Watch to learn how to introduce yourself in Chinese by saying your name and what country you are from. This video contains detailed instructions on pronunciation, along with some grammar.
Watch this video to learn how to say basic expressions in Chinese, including "thank you" and "hello." Includes directions for vocal inflections.
Many Chinese language textbooks will teach a greeting that translates as "How are you?" but they are not telling you that this greeting is typically not used in China. Learn how real Chinese people speak with this video.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to say tell someone you love him or her in Mandarin Chinese. For more information, including an overview of proper pronunciation and to get started using this lovely phrase yourself, watch this free video language lesson.
Watch this Chinese language tutorial video and learn useful phrases and additional vocabulary when checking into customs, such as "Visa" and "Your passport, please." Learn how to correctly pronounce these words and phrases, and how to use them in the real world with your Mandarin teacher Benny.
How to say, "Excuse me!" when you are trying to move through a crowded street in Beijing.
Words you need to know when getting a massage in China.
When you have found what you want to buy something in China, you need to know how to communicate your intention.
Having the ability to ask for directions and to direct a cab driver makes living in China a much easier experience.
If you can find people who speak English in China, you'll probably get where you want to go faster. Memorize this basic Chinese phrase and feel a lot more secure once you get to China!
With a little luck, this basic phrase will help get you anywhere you want in China! Every tourist or expert needs to learn this phrase before they step foot in China.
Chinese language textbooks often do not teach the colloquial way to say, "How are you?" or "What's going on?" However, this is a really practical phrase that can open up all kinds of conversation opportunities.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you some practical Mandarin Chinese conjunction phrases. Part 1 of 5 - How to Use Chinese conjunction phrases.
This language lesson teaches you how to say the numbers in Mandarin Chinese. Being able to say numbers in Mandarin is the basis for many different situations. Watch this two part video and you'll be counting from 1-100 in Mandarin Chinese in no time.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you some Mandarin Chinese words and phrases related to location such as how to say "here" "over here" and "over there."
Benny teaches you how to introduce yourself - including your name and age and where you and your family are from - in Mandarin Chinese
This instructional video teaches the proper English pronunciation of "Beijing" based on modern standard Chinese (Mandarin). It also describes the two Chinese characters that make up the name "Beijing" China's capital city and host of the 2008 summer Olympics. Watch this how to video and you will be writing in Mandarin Chinese in no time.
In this Mandarin Chinese lesson you will learn how to say common phrases used in a Chinese restaurant. This is a great video if you want to impress your table by speaking Mandarin Chinese with your waiter. Follow these instructions and you'll be able to say "I want a glass of beer" in Mandarin by the end of the video.
This Mandarin Chinese lesson introduces a few simple and useful Chinese phrases for Valentine's Day. Learn how to express your love in Mandarin Chinese with this easy to follow tutorial.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you how to use "de" to create adverbs when speaking Mandarin Chinese Part 1 of 2 - How to Use adverbs when speaking Chinese.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you some Mandarin Chinese words and phrases to talk about film including talking about genres and movie stars and giving your opinion about a film.
Benny teaches you some Mandarin Chinese words and phrases to use at the salon or barber shop when getting a haircut.
In this video, we learn how to write and say "I love you" in Mandarin Chinese. Start out by saying "wuh" then "I" and then, "knee". Say each of the different parts individually at first. Then, say all of them together in one entire word. From here, you will have said "I love you" in Chinese! To write this, follow the writing that is on the screen and learn how to write out the different symbols that are included in this language. Once you understand this, you can start to learn more basic con...
Introducing yourself on the streets of China can be tough if you don't know the local language. This video will help you learn some essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese when trying to introduce yourself and tell people what languages you do speak. You'll learn to talk about nationalities and what country you're from. Telling people what languages you speak and your level of knowledge are also discussed.
Shopping is any tourists dream. Buying local and ethnic items is on everybody's travel itinerary, so make sure if you're traveling to China, you know some basic words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese to help you shop and bargain your way to success. Learn how to ask a shop assistant if you can you try something on in Mandarin Chinese. You'll also learn about the currency called RMB or Yuan, and you'll learn how to haggle for a bargain.
Starting the day off right is very important, no matter what country you're in. So, learning the local words for "good morning" and such will help the rest of the day flow. If you're in China (or visiting soon), this video will help you learn to say "good morning" in Mandarin Chinese, along with other words at a hotel breakfast buffet setting. You'll also learn the words you'll need to order the breakfast dishes of your choice, including bacon and eggs, naturally!
When learning any language, numbers is a very important aspect, because numbers and math is universal. Knowing your numbers is essential, especially in Mandarin Chinese. Numbers in China follow a simple and regular system, and once you master the numbers 1 to 10, you will be ready to pick up higher numbers. Watch and learn the numbers language.
If you're traveling to China, you'll probably staying at an airport. And that means you could run into some trouble when communicating with the hotel's desk receptionist, who may not speak any English. This video will help you learn some essential words in Mandarin Chinese when checking into a hotel, including how to confirm how many rooms you booked and the duration of your stay. You'll learn the essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese for communicating with the hotel receptionist wh...
Getting around is essential when you're traveling, and the one thing you will always have to deal with is cab drivers. How do you tell them where you're going if you don't speak the local language? Well, don't worry… if you're visiting China soon, this video will help you negotiate your directions in the taxi using Mandarin Chinese. Many taxi drivers in Beijing and China do not speak much English, so learn how to grab a taxi and ask the taxi driver to take you to your hotel. You'll also get a...
If you're in China, then getting back home might seem like an impossible task, simply because you don't know the local language. Well, this video will help you learn some very essential words in Mandarin Chinese useful for air travel. Learn the essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese for meeting someone at the airport. You'll learn how to ask whether a flight is late, or where your bags are. You'll even learn how to ask one of the most essential questions - where are the toilets?!
When traveling abroad, the one thing you're going to need is how to quench your thirst. Ordering a simple cup of coffee or a hot cup of tea could be impossible if you don't know the local language. This video will show you how to order a drink in Mandarin Chinese. You'll also learn how to point to any snack item that you might want, even if you don't know what it's called in Mandarin! You'll see that communicating with a waiter or waitress need not be too difficult in China.
Simply learning words in Mandarin Chinese is not enough for being able to speak the language fluently. The Mandarin Chinese language, like many Asian languages, is tonal. This means that a word can have various meanings depending on the tone used to pronounce it. There are four tones in Mandarin Chinese which are represented by the four tone marks over the vowels in pinyin. This video covers these tones and will hopefully help you better understand their uses.
"Hello" is one of the most basic of verbal greetings, but it could turn into a nightmare if you're not sure how to say it in the language of the country your visiting. This language tutorial will teach you how to say "hello" in Mandarin Chinese. Not only that, but you'll also learn the basic words and phrases of Mandarin Chinese that you'll need to say "hello" or to start a conversation. This is your essential starting point for your understanding of the Chinese language.