When you meet a friend of Dani's on the street, you get a chance to introduce yourself in Mandarin Chinese. You'll learn to talk about nationalities and what country you're from. Telling people what languages you speak and your level of knowledge are also discussed.
Many people in China, especially the younger generations will be enthusiastic to practice their English with a native speaker. They will often be happy to teach you a little Chinese too. Don't be nervous about engaging in a conversation in Chinese at this stage. Here Dani teaches you how to tell people that you only speak a little Chinese!
Starting to speak Chinese with native speakers can seem daunting, but once you get started you will feel more comfortable speaking. Chinese people will normally be surprised to hear a foreigner speak even a little Chinese, as they generally mistakenly believe Mandarin Chinese is just too difficult for foreigners to learn!
About our Lessons
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.