Taking the Subway: 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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Here you'll learn words and phrases that will be useful when taking the subway in China. Soon you'll be able to ask how to get to a particular subway station, and how to find subway line you need. When using the subway, you'll also need to understand what the train announcer might say to ensure you get off at the correct stop.

Dani offers to accompany Leo to go shopping on Sunday. Using the subway in China can be faster and a lot cheaper than taking taxis. The subway systems are very modern and efficient and have expanded rapidly in recent years. Leo also learns that its worth taking the time to find the closest exit to where you want to go when leaving the subway system

Infrequent visitors to China may notice that new subway lines seem to appear on the map every time they visit. Beijing currently has 8 new lines under construction with many more in the planning stages. Shanghai's Metro is due to double its number of lines to 22 by the end of this decade. Hong Kong's MTR has 5 new lines under construction or approved.

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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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