Elementary Mandarin Chinese Language Course (HSK Level 1)

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
How to ask and introduce someone’s name in Chinese
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How to ask and introduce someone’s name in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Saying hello.
Asking and introducing someone’s name.
“He”, “She”, “It” in Chinese.
“Nice to meet you!”.
Lecture 2
How to introduce your nationality in Chinese
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How to introduce your nationality in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Introducing and asking someone’s nationality.
“Yes-no” question with “ma”.
The possessive particle “de”.
Addressing people with their job title.
Lecture 3
Talking about where someone’s hometown is in Chinese
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Talking about where someone’s hometown is in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Introducing where someone is.
Talking about where someone’s hometown is.
“Men” is used after “wǒ”, “nǐ”, “tā” to denote plurality.
The two adverbs “yě” and “dōu”.
Reviewing how to answer “yes-no” question.
Lecture 4
How to ask for someone’s phone number in Chinese
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How to ask for someone’s phone number in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Numbers from 0 to 9.
Asking for someone’s telephone number.
Reading telephone numbers.
Reviewing how to answer “yes-no” question.
Expressing thanks.
Lecture 5
How to express the date in Chinese
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How to express the date in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Numbers from 10 to 99.
Expressing the date.
Asking about the date.
The question words “nǎ” and “jǐ”.
Lecture 6
How to ask someone to a movie in Chinese
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How to ask someone to a movie in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Asking if someone is busy.
Sentences with an adjectival predicate.
Five temporary words.
Making a suggestion.
Lecture 7
How to talk about your schedule for a day in Chinese
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How to talk about your schedule for a day in Chinese
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In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Five parts of the day.
Greeting people in the morning.
Going to someplace to do something sometime.
Reviewing how to make a suggestion.

NOTICE:
Sorry! There is a mistake in the video from 40" to 1'42". In that part, "wǎnshang" should be from sunset to 12:00 am, not 12:00 pm.
Lecture 8
How to express the 7 days of the week in Chinese
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How to express the 7 days of the week in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Seven days of the week.
Asking about the day of the week.
Asking the same question briefly.
Lecture 9
How to address family members in Chinese
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How to address family members in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Family members.
The Chinese measure word “gè”.
How to read “2” when it’s before a measure word.
Asking about small numbers with “jǐ”.
Identifying people with the question word “shéi”.
The word order of Chinese questions.
Lecture 10
How to express a specific time in Chinese
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How to express a specific time in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Expressing the time.
Asking the time.
The verb “jiàn”;.
Asking how they think about your suggestion.
Lecture 11
How to express the year & age in Chinese
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How to express the year & age in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Expressing the year.
Asking about someone’s age.
How to say “this” and “that” in Chinese.
The new meanings of “kàn” and “huì”.
Using “duì” to give an affirmative response.
Lecture 12
How to offer a drink in Chinese
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How to offer a drink in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Expressing one’s desire with “xiǎng”.
Using “háishi” to make an alternative question.
Making polite requests with “qǐng”.
Addressing a man or woman with their family name.
Lecture 13
Asking how something is going in Chinese
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Asking how something is going in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
The new meaning of the phrase “zěnmeyàng”.
Another way to make a “yes-no”question;.
Reviewing the difference between “jǐ” and “duōshao”.
Numbers from 100 to 900.
“Dànshì” and “Kěshì”.
Lecture 14
Chinese past tense with 了(le)
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Chinese past tense with 了(le)
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
“Action Verb + le” indicating the action has already happened.
“Méi + Action Verb” indicating the action has not happened.
Three grammatical structures with measure word.
How to say “some”, “these”, “those” in Chinese.
Lecture 15
How to call in sick in Chinese
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How to call in sick in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
How to say “make a call” in Chinese.
Saying “Hello” on the phone.
Introducing yourself on the phone.
Identifying someone on the phone.
Asking if someone is there on the phone.
How to say “Sorry” and “Never mind” in Chinese.
Asking for sick leave in Chinese.
Lecture 16
Talking about traveling by plane/train in Chinese
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Talking about traveling by plane/train in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
“Zěnme + Verb ” means “how to do”.
Numbers from 0~999.
Asking for price.
Asking about different time.
“Shénme shíshou” is used to ask “when”.
Lecture 17
IN FRONT OF, BEHIND, THERE IS/ARE in Chinese
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IN FRONT OF, BEHIND, THERE IS/ARE in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Indicating location with “zài”.
“A is in front of B” and “A is behind B”.
Indicating existence with “yǒu”.
Taking plane/train/subway/taxi.
“Shénme shíhou” and “……de shíhou”.
Lecture 18
ON TOP OF, UNDER, INSIDE, OUTSIDE in Chinese
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ON TOP OF, UNDER, INSIDE, OUTSIDE in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
“A is on B” and “A is under B”;
“A is inside B” and “A is outside B”;
Indicating actions or events in progress with “zài”;
“Kàn” and “Kànjiàn”;
“Dà” and “Xiǎo” ;
Lecture 19
Expressions about WEATHER & INVITATION in Chinese
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Expressions about WEATHER & INVITATION in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Talking about the weather.
Asking if someone is available.
Making an invitation.
Asking for permission.
“Duō” and “Shǎo”.
Lecture 20
“Shi…de” construction for emphasizing in Chinese
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“Shi…de” construction for emphasizing in Chinese
In this Chinese lesson, you will learn:
Reviewing the word “le”.
“Shì……de” is used to express emphasis.
Words about food.