Meeting a Colleague: Practice Listening

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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Alex is the marketing manager


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.

When meeting colleagues and business people in China, a lighter and shorter handshake is the best approach. When meeting people for the first time, it's better to address them formally, such as Mr Wang or Miss Wang. Too much eye contact is considered impolite in Chinese culture. Speaking about strict deadlines may be considering insulting, this relates to the culture of 'saving face' in China. Criticisms are not easily accepted, especially if made in public.

About our Listening Exercises

Learn Chinese pronunciation by selecting the correct Chinese sound that represents the word or sentence shown. This will be an important tool to help you learn Chinese by improving your listening skills and helping you to engage in conversation. You will find that you can understand a large amount of sentences based on different combinations of the words you have learned up to now! Our Listening exercises are designed to help you practice and learn Chinese online without the need to use separate CDs, cassettes or podcasts. You can start to practice and learn Chinese free by availing of our first 10 free chapters.

Usability Tips

The below shortcuts allow you to use your keyboard in completing this exercise:

Press 1: Selects option number 1
Press 2: Selects option number 2
Press 3: Selects option number 3
Press 4: Selects option number 4

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