Free Mandarin Chinese Online Lessons

The free online Mandarin Chinese lesson is to give a glimpse of some basic pronunciation to total novices who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese. By completing all 32 lessons provided here, you should be able to manage basic pronunciation of most of the Chinese characters covered, learn some vocabularies and acquire certain simple Chinese sentence structure.

The online Mandarin Chinese lessons we provided certainly not assisting you to be an advanced Chinese speaker. It is recommended that you learn from formal Chinese language training schools such as Chinese language programs provided by universities in China if you want to further study in Chinese speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. In order to be fluent in Mandarin Chinese, average foreign students spend two years (four semesters) in full-time Chinese language program.

Online Mandarin Chinese Lessons

Lesson 1 - Pinyin Pronunciation Basics
Lesson 2 - Pronunciation of Initials
Lesson 3 - Pronunciation of Finals
Lesson 4 - Using Tones
Lesson 5 - Hello
Lesson 6 - Personal Greetings
Lesson 7 - Please and Thank You
Lesson 8 - Good Bye
Lesson 9 - Family Members
Lesson 10 - Days of the Week
Lesson 11 - Colors
Lesson 12 - Simple Food and Dishes
Lesson 13 - Drinks
Lesson 14 - Good Morning, Evening and Night
Lesson 15 - May I know your name?
Lesson 16 - Nationalities
Lesson 17 - Do you have time to...?
Lesson 18 - What do you do for a living?
Lesson 19 - Time
Lesson 20 - Transport, Asking for Directions
Lesson 21 - Shopping
Lesson 22 - In a Restaurant
Lesson 23 - On the Telephone
Lesson 24 - Making an Appointment
Lesson 25 - Visiting Places
Lesson 26 - Are you busy...?
Lesson 27 - Exchanging Money
Lesson 28 - Birthdays
Lesson 29 - Buying a Transportation Ticket
Lesson 30 - Asking for Directions
Lesson 31 - Market Bargaining
Lesson 32 - Leisure

Why Pinyin is Important?

All Chinese lessons start from the most basic elements of Chinese - the initials, finals and tones in pinyin which compose its phonetic system. If you are new to Chinese language, you should spend more time to practice Pinyin. Pinyin is one of the most important tasks in learning Chinese language. Pinyin is the system which Mandarin Chinese speakers use to express in written form the sounds of Chinese characters.

Pinyin is a useful tool to learn for getting around China. Chinese characters are considered as the true Chinese written language, but pinyin can be seen on maps and various signs. The main purpose of Pinyin in Chinese language is to teach Mandarin Chinese pronunciation.

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