Meeting a Colleague

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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Here you'll learn how to introduce yourself to a colleague in Mandarin Chinese. You may need to mention which department you work in, or what project you are working on. Chinese colleagues may be eager to hear about your background, and may wish to exchange business cards.

Dani and Leo arrive at the company's office in Beijing. They meet their colleague, Alex, and Dani introduces them. Alex is working in the same project team as Leo and Dani. Afterwards Dani explains that many Chinese people working in multinational companies use an English name in their business life.

The easiest way for foreigners to spend time working in China is to be transferred by your current employer. In such cases, you are unlikely to be required to have excellent Mandarin, but it may be advantageous to have some beginner or intermediate Mandarin ability. If you are applying for positions directly in China, strong Mandarin ability will usually be a requirement.



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