With the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China this year, the one thing every attendee should know is a little Shanghai dialect. Nothing big, just the key phrases, and the most polite phrases, like "thanks" and "you're welcome." Politeness always wins the best of them, even in foreign countries.
This episode brings you basic greetings in Bicol, a language spoken in the Bicol region of the Philippines.
In this video we learn how to say "I love you" in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. To say "I love you" in Mandarin, you would say "Wo ai ni". To say this in Cantonese, you would say "ngo ngoi ney". Say each part of these words slowly and practice them to make them sound perfect. There are different dialects you need for each of the types of Chinese, so take your time when researching and practicing. Once you get these down, you will be able to learn more basic phrases and be on the way to lear...
This micro lesson teaches how to say "What kind of movie do you like?" in Mandarin Chinese. Speaking a basic phrase in Mandarin Chinese has never been made easier!
Benny teaches you some greetings and phrases used in public speaking in Mandarin Chinese.
This is a great phrase for all of you who look Chinese but can't speak. This will save you a lot of trouble when you're in China. You'll be able to be polite and ask if they can speak in English back to you.
Watch this Chinese language tutorial video and learn useful phrases and additional vocabulary when checking into customs, such as "Visa" and "Your passport, please." Learn how to correctly pronounce these words and phrases, and how to use them in the real world with your Mandarin teacher Benny.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you how to order food at McDonalds in Mandarin Chinese.
Learn how to wish someone a happy birthday, holidays, Christmas, or New Year in Mandarin Chinese with this language tutorial. This video is great for beginning Mandarin Chinese students or someone visiting China.
How to say, "Excuse me!" when you are trying to move through a crowded street in Beijing.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you some useful Mandarin Chinese words and phrases for renting a house.
Shanghai in China has always been the most popular location choice for the World Expo, and this year's Expo is the most expensive in Expo history.
This language tutorial teaches one way to say a traditional Chinese wedding blessing in Mandarin Chinese:
Benny teaches you the basics of counting in Chinese including how to count to 10 and beyond.
Learn how to say "used to do" in Mandarin Chinese. In the video around 2:07 - 2:46, I made a mistake in typing on "Learnt." It was "Xue2," sorry about that.
Benny teaches you some Mandarin Chinese words and phrases to use at the salon or barber shop when getting a haircut.
Benny teaches you how to speak to a masseuse in Mandarin Chinese and get a massage.
The World Expo 2010 is here! This year's Expo runs from May until October in Shanghai, China. Shanghai has always been the popular choice for the Expo, so if you want to go, make sure you know how to speak to the locals. At least, the basics anyway.
Benny teaches you how to say "I work in Shanghai" in Mandarin Chinese.
Benny teaches you how to introduce yourself - including your name and age and where you and your family are from - in Mandarin Chinese
When you have found what you want to buy something in China, you need to know how to communicate your intention.
This language lesson teaches you how to say the numbers in Mandarin Chinese. Being able to say numbers in Mandarin is the basis for many different situations. Watch this two part video and you'll be counting from 1-100 in Mandarin Chinese in no time.
Words you need to know when getting a massage in China.
Watch this video to learn how to count from 1 to 100 in Chinese.
Benny teaches you how to compliment women by saying "I think you're beautiful" in Mandarin Chinese.
Watch this Chinese tutorial video and say the phrase "You have very beautiful eyes" in Mandarin. This video features special guest Vanessa Branch from the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean. Sharpen your Chinese language skills with your Mandarin instructor Benny.
This video will teach you how to write and pronounce various Chinese numbers.
This video will teach you how you can write and pronounce the Chinese word for "courage", yong qi.
This video will show you how you can write and pronounce the Chinese word for Autumn, qiu.
Benny teaches you how to ask somone out on a date using Mandarin Chinese. Part 1 of 2 - How to Ask somone out on a date in Chinese.
Introducing yourself on the streets of China can be tough if you don't know the local language. This video will help you learn some essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese when trying to introduce yourself and tell people what languages you do speak. You'll learn to talk about nationalities and what country you're from. Telling people what languages you speak and your level of knowledge are also discussed.
Shopping is any tourists dream. Buying local and ethnic items is on everybody's travel itinerary, so make sure if you're traveling to China, you know some basic words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese to help you shop and bargain your way to success. Learn how to ask a shop assistant if you can you try something on in Mandarin Chinese. You'll also learn about the currency called RMB or Yuan, and you'll learn how to haggle for a bargain.
With a little luck, this basic phrase will help get you anywhere you want in China! Every tourist or expert needs to learn this phrase before they step foot in China.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you how to ask for and give an opinion in Mandarin Chinese including how to say "I agree," "I disagree," "I think," and "that's stupid"
Benny teaches you how to say "What's your hobby?" in Mandarin Chinese and talk about your hobbies.
Watch this instructional Chinese video and learn the useful phrase "Where is the bathroom?" with your Mandarin teacher Benny. Learn to correctly pronounce the phrase and how to use it in context in the Chinese language.
In China, bargaining is a way of life. Learn how to bargain like the locals with the help of this video.
Benny teaches you how to say "I caught a cold" in Mandarin Chinese as well as how to say "I have a headache" and ask how to ask "Where is the pharmacy?"
Benny teaches you how to invite someone to dinner in Mandarin Chinese.
If you're traveling to China, you'll probably staying at an airport. And that means you could run into some trouble when communicating with the hotel's desk receptionist, who may not speak any English. This video will help you learn some essential words in Mandarin Chinese when checking into a hotel, including how to confirm how many rooms you booked and the duration of your stay. You'll learn the essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese for communicating with the hotel receptionist wh...