Hot Chinese Language & Culture How-Tos

How To: Say "I love you" in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese

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...

How To: Speak the Mandarin Chinese language when shopping and trying on clothes

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.

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: Check into a hotel using the Mandarin Chinese language

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...

How To: Write and say "I love you" in Mandarin Chinese

In this video, we learn how to write and say "I love you" in Mandarin Chinese. Start out by saying "wuh" then "I" and then, "knee". Say each of the different parts individually at first. Then, say all of them together in one entire word. From here, you will have said "I love you" in Chinese! To write this, follow the writing that is on the screen and learn how to write out the different symbols that are included in this language. Once you understand this, you can start to learn more basic con...

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