Chinese Sentences for Beginners

Posted by Iris Liu on Nov 27, 2015

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Mandarin Chinese is spoken by an estimated 800 million people in the world. Statistics from 2003 say that 2100 universities in 85 nations are teaching Chinese, putting the number of Chinese learners at more than 30 million. Learning Mandarin very valuable, especially for doing business in places such as China and Taiwan where Mandarin Chinese is the national language.

Learning to speak Mandarin Chinese can be difficult. But do not be discouraged, you can learn how to speak Mandarin! Practice a few phrases and words each day, and the language will begin to make sense. It will take time and commitment, but if you follow the steps below, you too can speak Mandarin!

Step 1: Warm-up phase


Learn Basic Mandarin Phrases can make you feel Chinese interesting and helping you to understand each single word mean. You can easily learn a few basic phrases in Mandarin, like "nǐ hǎo" –hello, "nǐ" is You and "hǎo"is good; "zài jiàn"-Good-bye, "zài" is again and "jiàn" is to see, it means "see you again"; "wǎn ān"-Good-night, "wǎn" is night and "ān"is quite , "quite night" means its time to sleep.

You may have a smartphone to download Chinese dictionary which can pronounciation, simply click on the arrow next to each phrase to hear it pronounced and don't miss any chance to practice saying a phrase each time you hear it! If you are in China, that's great, if no, you know how to find Chinese friends to practise it. You know what sofeware Chinese used for communicate. Internet have the answers.

If you're going on a trip, you might also get a phrasebook or electronic translator to carry with you. That way you can look up phrases whenever you're in an unexpected situation.

Step 2: Mechanical practice


You have learnt some several words like: you and me, she and he, Zhōngguó(China), Měiguó(American) and Fǎguó(France), then lets make the sentenses now and practise the Sentenses as blow:

I am Chinese.

wǒ shì zhōngguórén.

He is Chinese.

tā shì zhōngguórén.

My friends are Chinese.

wǒdepéngyǒu shì zhōngguórén.

My colleagues also are Chinese.

wǒdetóngshì yě shì zhōngguórén.

The Mechanical practice can help you learn basic Chinese sentences easily and faster. Anyway, this only can help to learn Chinese sentences from begin. If you want learn more or speak fluent Chinese, you need to study Chinese systematically.

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Iris Liu

Iris Liu is a Chinese Learning teacher at Hanbridge Mandarin. Iris holds a MTCSOL degree from Jilin University. Iris has the skills and drive to make learning Chinese both fun and fruitful for her students.

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