Notes: If you see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Chinese characters (中文), install Chinese support for your computer. The pinyin of each Chinese character will be displayed if you pause your mouse pointer over each Chinese character.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Basic Expressions (基本句)

There are plenty of free materials to learn Mandarin. One just needs to put in time and effort.

Today, let us learn Basic Expressions from here.

When you are at the website (, ensure you click the arrow (see photo on the right) to listen to the conversation. Practice until you are familiar with the Basic Expressions which consist of the following:

1) Greetings 问候 or 問候
2) Saying Goodbye 告别 or 告別
3) Thanks 感谢 or 感謝
4) Apologies 道歉
5) Compliments 称赞 or 稱贊
6) Approval 赞成 or 贊成
7) Disapproval 反对 or 反對

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