At the Bar: Chinese Lesson

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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It's very beneficial to know the Chinese words for various types of alcoholic drinks if socialising in China. Chinese people generally don't go to bars very often, preferring instead to have a drink with a meal. The younger generation may go to bars more often, especially colleagues meeting after work. Either way, its good to go armed with a knowledge of some crucial vocabulary!

Dani invites Leo along to the bar to meet some of their colleagues. Dani teaches Leo how to offer to buy a drink for someone in Chinese. Leo learns how to order various different drinks including beer, wine and Chinese alcohol. Dani introduces Leo to Alex and Jenny. Leo also learns the meaning of the customary toast in Mandarin Chinese - Ganbei!

While China has always produced and consumed alcoholic drinks, consumption has risen in recent decades as incomes have risen. China is now the world's largest market for beer. Wine is also gaining in popularity due to Western influences, and is now being produced in larger quantities within China. Trendy bars in China's busiest city districts now offer a array of every type of drink you could imagine and are popular among young affluent Chinese.

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Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.

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