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How To: Use essential airport and flight words in Mandarin Chinese when traveling

If you're in China, then getting back home might seem like an impossible task, simply because you don't know the local language. Well, this video will help you learn some very essential words in Mandarin Chinese useful for air travel. Learn the essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese for meeting someone at the airport. You'll learn how to ask whether a flight is late, or where your bags are. You'll even learn how to ask one of the most essential questions - where are the toilets?!

How To: Order a cup of coffee or some tea at a café using Mandarin Chinese

When traveling abroad, the one thing you're going to need is how to quench your thirst. Ordering a simple cup of coffee or a hot cup of tea could be impossible if you don't know the local language. This video will show you how to order a drink in Mandarin Chinese. You'll also learn how to point to any snack item that you might want, even if you don't know what it's called in Mandarin! You'll see that communicating with a waiter or waitress need not be too difficult in China.

How To: Master the four tones when pronouncing words in Mandarin Chinese

Simply learning words in Mandarin Chinese is not enough for being able to speak the language fluently. The Mandarin Chinese language, like many Asian languages, is tonal. This means that a word can have various meanings depending on the tone used to pronounce it. There are four tones in Mandarin Chinese which are represented by the four tone marks over the vowels in pinyin. This video covers these tones and will hopefully help you better understand their uses.

How To: Say "hello" in Mandarin Chinese and start conversations

"Hello" is one of the most basic of verbal greetings, but it could turn into a nightmare if you're not sure how to say it in the language of the country your visiting. This language tutorial will teach you how to say "hello" in Mandarin Chinese. Not only that, but you'll also learn the basic words and phrases of Mandarin Chinese that you'll need to say "hello" or to start a conversation. This is your essential starting point for your understanding of the Chinese language.