Here you'll learn the essential Chinese words and phrases for getting started in an office envoironment in China. You'll learn how to talk about your office and meetings. You'll be able to get your computer connected to the internet, discuss sending documents by email, and arrange to make calls - all in Mandarin Chinese
Dani answers the phone with the typical Chinese telephone greeting when Leo calls her. Dani offers to help him get used to his new surroundings and learn the vocabulary for the most common office tools and tasks. Leo also learns how to give orders or instructions in Mandarin Chinese, should he need something from his colleagues.
The office working environment can be very different at times from the Western equivalent. You may find conversations more intense, and meetings lasting a lot longer. Chinese office life can be more bureaucratic, and you may find that you don't agree with some decisions made, or some of the work processes in place. Try to be patient until you get a better feel for the office dynamic, and be mindful not to be too vocal with your criticisms. You don't want to cause yourself or your colleagues to 'lose face', which is important to avoid in Chinese culture.
About our Lessons
Dani, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing, guides you through your trip in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases that you need to know as you encounter real life situations while in China. You will also learn interesting and useful lessons about Chinese culture and values along the way. Our lessons are designed to help you learn Chinese online without the need to download or install any software. You can start to learn Chinese free by availing of our 10 free lessons.