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10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Chinese

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Hey Chinese Learner!

Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember Chinese words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on ChineseClass101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Chinese to my Chinese friends.

3) I’ll finish reading one Chinese book by reading 10 pages a day.

4) I’ll pass my Chinese test.

5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Chinese to my Chinese friends.

6) I’ll memorize 5 Chinese songs.

7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on ChineseClass101.com.

8 ) I’ll fully understand one Chinese movie by watching it every day.

9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

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If you follow those monthly goals, you will be sure to make some amazing progress. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at ChineseClass101.com!

How to be a Good Lover in China

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我爱你。
Wǒ ài nǐ.
I love you.

你真漂亮。
Nǐ zhēn piàoliang.
You’re so beautiful.

你好帅。
Nǐ hǎo shuài .
You’re so handsome.

我喜欢你。
Wǒ xǐhuān nǐ .
I’ve got a crush on you.

你让我想变得更好。
Nǐ ràng wǒ xiǎng biàn de gènghǎo .
You make me want to be a better man.

让所有你做的事都充满爱。
Ràng suǒyǒu nǐ zuò de shì dōu chōngmǎn ài .
Let all that you do be done in love.

你是我的阳光,我的爱。
Nǐ shì wǒ de yángguāng, wǒ de ài.
You are my sunshine, my love.

无法用言语来形容我对你的爱。
Wúfǎ yòng yányǔ lái xíngróng wǒ duì nǐ de ài.
Words can’t describe my love for you.

我们是命中注定要在一起。
Wǒmen shì mìngzhōng zhùdìng yào zài yìqǐ .
We were meant to be together.

如果你读这篇文章时想着某个人,你一定是恋爱了。
Rúguǒ nǐ dú zhè piān wénzhāng shí xiǎngzhe mǒu gèrén , nǐ yídìng shì liànài le .
If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

你愿意与我共度情人节吗?
Nǐ yuànyì yǔ wǒ gòngdù Qíngrénjié ma ?
Will you be my Valentine?

爱情就是爱情,常理无法解释。
Àiqíng jiù shì àiqíng , chánglǐ wúfǎ jiěshì .
Love is just love. It can never be explained.

你对我而言如此重要。
Nǐ duì wǒ éryán rúcǐ zhòngyào .
You mean so much to me.

我认为你不仅仅只是一个朋友。
Wǒ rènwéi nǐ bù jǐnjǐn zhǐ shì yí gè péngyǒu.
I think of you as more than a friend.

一百颗心也不足以承载我对你的爱。
Yìbǎi kē xīn yě bù zúyǐ chéngzài wǒ duì nǐ de ài .
A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

Break up? Want to impress friends? Learn Chinese with our other vocabulary lists!

Mini Chinese Lesson: Titles for People

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In this mini lesson, we teach you some  ‘titles’ you will frequently come across in Chinese.

Some titles are used for family members.  The reference point for those older or younger is oneself.  Other titles are used for people with certain positions or occupations.  Others are more like terms of endearment.  This week we started with family members:

  • In the family:  ‘lil bro:  弟弟  (dìdi) – younger brother
  • In the family:  big bro:  哥哥  (gēge) – older brother
  • In the family:   big sis:  姐姐  (jiějie) – older sister
  • In the family:  ‘lil sis:  妹妹(mèimei) – younger sister
  • In the family:  mommy dearest:  妈妈 (māma) - mom
  • In the family:  dad knows best:  爸爸 (bàba) - dad
  • In the family:  not kissing cousins:  表哥(biǎogē) – older male cousin

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Chinese Word of the Day - windy (adjective)

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刮风的 (guāfēng de) windy (adjective)

明天天气寒冷而且多风,请戴个围巾。
Míngtiān tiānqì hánlěng érqiě duōfēng, qǐng dài ge wéijīn.
Tomorrow will be cold and windy, so wear a scarf.

外面风很大。
Wàimian fēng hěn dà.
It’s windy outside.

刮风的天气
guāfēng de tiānqì
windy day

刮风的天气
guāfēng de tiānqì
windy day

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Chinese Word of the Day - stingray (noun)

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鳐鱼 (yáoyú) stingray (noun)

魔鬼鱼在珊瑚礁上面游。
Móguǐyú zài shānhújiāo shàngmian yóu.
The stingrays are swimming over the coral reef.

鳐鱼在海底游。
Yáoyú zài hǎi dǐ yóu.
The stingray is swimming on the bottom of the ocean.

棕色的鳐鱼
zōngsè de yáoyú
brown stingray

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Chinese Word of the Day - high school (noun)

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高中 (gāozhōng) high school (noun)

我高中的时候,在校队踢球。
Wǒ gāozhōng de shíhou , zài xiàoduì tī qiú.
When I was in high school, I played soccer for the school team.

那些女孩儿是高中生。
Nàxiē nǚháir shì gāozhōngshēng.
The girls are high school students.

高中聚会
gāozhōng jùhuì
high school reunion

高中生
gāozhōngshēng
high school students

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Chinese Word of the Day - chalk (noun)

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粉笔 (fěnbǐ) chalk (noun)

你能在黑板上用很多种彩色粉笔。
nǐ néng zài hēibǎn shàng yòng hěn duōzhǒng cǎisè fěnbǐ.
You can use many colors of chalk on the blackboard.

黑板粉笔
hēibǎn fěnbǐ
blackboard chalk

彩色粉笔
cǎisè fěnbǐ
colored chalk

粉笔盒里的粉笔
fěnbǐhé lǐ de fěnbǐ
chalk in a chalk box

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Chinese Word of the Day - work (verb)

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工作 (gōngzuò) work (verb)

一些程序设计员在家工作,所以他们不用来回上班。
yìxiē chéngxù shèjìyuán zài jiā gōngzuò, suǒyǐ tāmen bú yòng láihuí shàngbān.
Some programmers work from home, so they don’t have to commute to work.

员工们在办公室工作了。
yuángōngmen zài bàngōngshì gōngzuò le.
The employees worked at the office.

我通常从上午九点工作到下午五点,但是今天晚上我十点才下班。
wǒ tōngcháng cóng shàngwǔ jiǔ diǎn gōng zuò dào xiàwǔ wǔ diǎn, dànshì jīntiān wǎnshang wǒ shí diǎn cái xiàbān.
I usually work from 9 AM to 5 PM, but today I worked until 10 PM.

那个女人正在办公室工作。
nàge nǚrén zhèngzài bàngōngshì gōngzuò.
The woman is working at the office.

员工在办公室工作。
yuángōng zài bàngōngshì gōngzuò.
The employees work at the office.

员工正在办公室工作。
yuángōng zhèngzài bàngōngshì gōngzuò.
The employees are working at the office.

在办公室工作
zài bàngōngshì gōngzuò
work at the office

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Chinese Word of the Day - truck (noun)

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卡车 (kǎchē) truck (noun)

卡车在全国各地运输货物。
kǎchē zài quánguó gèdì yùnshū huòwù.
Trucks carry goods all over the country.

卡车司机
kǎchē sījī
truck driver

红色条纹的白色卡车
hóngsè tiáowén de báisè kǎchē
white truck with a red stripe

白色卡车
báisè kǎchē
white truck

在一条高速公路上行驶着的卡车
zài yì tiáo gāosù gōnglù shàng xíngshǐzhe de kǎchē
truck driving on a highway

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Learn Chinese Direct from Beijing with ChineseClass101.com

Dear Chinese Students,

Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of ChineseClass101.com. This is a joint project between Popup Chinese and the folks at Innovative Language Learning.

If you’re familiar with the Innovative Language approach to teaching, you’ll know the strength of their materials has always been tight, step-by-step progressive lessons for beginners. At Popup Chinese, we’ve historically geared our materials towards more advanced students, so when we had the chance to cooperate with the Innovative team and work together to build something that could take advantage of the powerful system they’ve already built we leapt at the chance, and began work designing a focused and stepwise program for Mandarin instruction.

Although a few hints leaked out (*ahem*), for the past few months we’ve worked somewhat stealthily to build the best team possible for the task. You’ll find our progressive beginner lessons hosted by none other than the famous Frank Fradella. Other big names on our roster are Amber Scorah and of course everyone on our existing team like Echo Yao and Brendan O’Kane. This is a great team and I can say with confidence I’ve never worked with a stronger one. With more than 100 lessons on the new site, our content is off to a good start too. As Frank said once after a marathon recording session, “our first twenty lessons here teach more than I learned in a whole year studying elsewhere.”

We think this is a great step forward and look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts as well. It is definitely a major step forward for Chinese language education online. There’s never been a better time to learn Chinese, or a better way to learn it online. Regardless of whether you’re an advanced independent learner or a total newbie, we hope you’ll enjoy the work we’ll be doing both here and at ChineseClass101. Thanks for your support, and 加油 everyone!

Best from Beijing,

David Lancashire

Best from New York,

Amber Scorah