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Gengo Chinese #3 - Do People in China Understand Where you are Coming From?
Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! Everyone you have met in China so far has gotten one thing right—that you are from America. But why do you always get the question of whether you are from New York? How do you explain that you are from a big city that is not New York? In this Chinese Gengo lesson you will learn how to form questions in Chinese and who else seems to migrate to China—you aren't the only one enjoying China for what it is! Visit us at ChineseClass101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Gengo Chinese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
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Absolute Beginner #2 - Meeting in China - Where are You From?
Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! If you're planning to talk to anyone in China, this lesson is guaranteed to come in handy. In fact, what we teach today is so high-frequency that we're pretty sure you'll use it in your first conversation in China: talking to the driver of the taxi that carries you away from the airport. What Chinese phrase could possibly be so useful? Nothing more than telling other people which country you're from in Chinese, and then of course, asking them about themselves in Chinese. This might be small talk, but you're going to use it again and again, year after year in China. Even fluent Chinese speakers still use this on a daily basis! Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! In this Chinese Absolute Beginner lesson, we will learn how to tell others where we are from, and ask others about their own nationality. This is simple Chinese, as well as Chinese that you can start using right away. So join us for this Absolute Beginner lesson in Mandarin, and then come and visit us online at ChineseClass101.com, where you can find a lot more great Chinese lessons and get yourself on the way to fluency fast in Chinese.  
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Basic Bootcamp #2 - Talking Nationality in Chinese
Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! Now that you know how to introduce yourself in Chinese, you are ready to get to know the wonderful people of China a little better! You decide to go for a walk in a lovely little Chinese park around the corner from your hotel. A young man in the park walks, smiles at you, and says "hello" in Chinese. Shyly, you reply in Chinese and hesitate for a moment...after all, he IS very cute! He steps towards you, leans in closer, and tells you in Chinese, "You must not be from around here...your accent is very becoming!" You can't even think about telling that tall, gorgeous Chinese man your ethnicity or more about yourself in Chinese until you learn how to talk about yourself in Chinese! It will only take a minute...maybe he'll wait? Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! This Chinese Basic Bootcamp lesson will teach you how to talk about your ethnicity in Chinese. We will also talk about word order in Chinese, which is crucial to getting your point across in Chinese in a clear and concise way! Visit us at ChineseClass101.com where you will find many more fantastic Chinese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
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Beginner #6 - Where Are You From
Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! It's your first day of school at the university in China. As you all sit in the classroom anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new professor, you listen to the conversations erupting around you. Some students behind you strike up a conversation. A young man asks an older woman sitting in front of him in Chinese, "Where are you from?" She smiles and replies in Chinese, "I am from Beijing, and you?" He replies in Chinese, "I am from America." As you listen more carefully, you hear others across the classroom asking the same. One student claims in Chinese, "I am from Russia!" Yet another student replies in Chinese, "I am from Korea!" Caught up in all the excitement, you stand up and proudly announce to the class in Chinese, "I am from Spain!" Suddenly, you hear the professor clear her throat from behind you and state firmly in Chinese, "Now, you can tell people you are from Detention!" Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! This Chinese Beginner lesson will teach you how to use the Chinese copula shi to talk about permanent states of being. Finally, we will discuss many regional identities in China. Visit us at ChineseClass101 for more great Chinese lessons and learning materials. Leave us a message while you are there.
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Introduction #3 - Give Them Something to Talk About
Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! ChineseClass101.com is an innovative and revolutionary approach to mastering the Chinese language at your own pace—take the classroom with you, and spend as much time as you need on each lesson! Today’s lesson gives you another taste of our Beginner Lessons series. The previous lesson got conversation started with a stranger, and this one will have you continuing that conversation! Today we work on saying our nationalities, and we give you some really fun tips that you won’t find in a textbook...along with the things you will find in a textbook of course! After listening, stop by ChineseClass101.com for more materials, and be sure to leave us a post!
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