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Four New Mandarin Chinese Lessons - "A Trip to Dalian?"

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published a series of four new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lessons - A Trip to Dalian? Lessons 1-4 - on Language Mentor!  Lesson Scripts:   A Trip To Dalian? #1 Announcer: A Trip To Dalian? #1 Qù Dàlián Lǔyóu? Yī 去大连旅游?一 Vocabulary Cíhuì...
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20 New Mandarin Chinese "Numbers" Lessons (!)

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published 20 new "Numbers" lessons for Mandarin Chinese via Language Mentor !  These lessons will teach you how to talk about numbers in Chinese, from zero all the way up to millions. They also show how we talk about dates, time, money, identification numbers, etc.&...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #23: Go To Restaurant #8

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #23: Go To Restaurant #8", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #8 Newbie 23: Go To Restaurant 8 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Full Bǎo 饱 B: Really Zhēn 真 A: Special Tèbié 特别 B: Finish...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #22: Go To Restaurant #7

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #22: Go To Restaurant #7", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #7 Newbie 22: Go To Restaurant 7 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Waiter Fúwùyuán 服务员 B: Sorry Duìbùqǐ 对不起 A: Right away ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #21: Go To Restaurant #6

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #21: Go To Restaurant #6", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #6 Newbie 21: Go To Restaurant 6 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 B: Cola Kělè 可乐 A: Once, One time Yíbiàn 一遍 B: Add Jiā 加 A:...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #20: Go To Restaurant #5

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #20: Go To Restaurant #5", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #5 Newbie 20: Go To Restaurant 5 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: One Yī 一 B: "One" as classifier Yì 一 A: "One" as classifier...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #19: Go To Restaurant #4

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #19: Go To Restaurant #4", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #4 Newbie 19: Go To Restaurant 4 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Meaning Yìsi 意思 B: Or Huòzhě 或者 A: Barbequed Kǎo 烤 B: Slo...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #18: Go To Restaurant #3

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #18: Go To Restaurant #3", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #3 Newbie 18: Go To Restaurant 3 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Cabbage Bāocài 包菜 B: Spinach Bōcài 菠菜 A: Paper napkins Ca...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #17: Go To Restaurant #2

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #17: Go To Restaurant #2", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #2 Newbie 17: Go To Restaurant 2 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Menu Càidān 菜单 B: Order Diǎn 点 A: Delicious Hǎochī ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #16: Go To Restaurant #1

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #16: Go To Restaurant #1", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #1 Newbie 16: Go To Restaurant 1 Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Time Shíhou 时候 B: When Shénme shíhou 什么时候 A: Now Xiànzài...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know Newbie 15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Wait Děng 等 B: Arrive Dào 到 ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #14: Need & Walk

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #14: Need & Walk", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Need & Walk Newbie 14: Need & Walk Vocabulary Cíhuì 词汇 A: Need Xūyào 需要 B: Go, Leave, or Walk Zǒu 走 A: Road Lù 路 B: Walk ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #13: Coming & Going

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #13: Coming & Going", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Coming & Going Newbie 13: Coming & Going A: Come Lái 来 B: Suggestion particle Ba 吧 A: Suggest come - i.e. an invitation to come ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #12: Is & Are

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #12: Is & Are", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Is & Are A: This Zhè 这 B: Is Shì 是 A: What is this? Zhè shì shénme? 这是什么? B: This is salad. Zhè shì shālā. 这是沙拉。 A: Is this salad?...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #11: Would Like To

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #11: Would Like To", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Would You Like To? Newbie 11: Would You Like To? A: Want Yào 要 B: Would like to Xiǎng 想 A: Would like to have or Would like to Xiǎngyào 想要...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #10: Like

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie 10: Like", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Like Newbie 10: Like A: Like Xǐhuān 喜欢 B: Do you like me? Nǐ xǐhuān wǒ ma? 你喜欢我吗? A: Do you not like me? Nǐ bù xǐhuān wǒ ma? 你不喜欢我吗? B: Why d...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #9: Drink

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie 9: Drink", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Drink Newbie 9: Drink A: Drink Hē 喝 B: You drink what? Nǐ hē shénme? 你喝什么? A: You want to drink what? Nǐ yào hē shénme? 你要喝什么? B: You not drink ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #8: Eat

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #8: Eat", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Eat Newbie 8: Eat A: Eat Chī 吃 B: I ate. Wǒ chī le. 我吃了。 A: You ate. Nǐ chī le. 你吃了。 B: Did he eat? Tā chī le ma? 他吃了吗? A: Who ate? Shuí chī le?...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #7: Have, Want, Give, Please

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #7: Have, Want, Give, Please", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Have, Want, Give, Please Newbie 7: Have, Want, Give, Please A: I want. Wǒ yào. 我要。 B: You want what? Nǐ yào shénme? 你要什么? A: I ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Introducing Friends

We're excited to announce that  Mathilda Ren (任回驳) has just published "Introducing Friends", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Introducing Friends Jièshào Péngyǒu 介绍朋友 A: Hello Wei Zhang! Nǐ hǎo Zhāng Wěi! 你好张伟! B: Hello Xia Li! Nǐ hǎo Lǐ Xiá! 你好李霞! A: This is my friend...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: An Old Poem About Sorrow

We're excited to announce that  Mathilda Ren (任回驳) has just published "An Old Song About Sorrow", a new Advanced level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! Lesson Script ​ Notes: 1. Shū is usually translated as "book" but in this case it means "write". Bóshāndàozhōng means "Bo Mountain path", and bì means "wall of mountain". 2. O...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #6: Greetings

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #6: Greetings", a new Introductory level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Greetings A: Good Hǎo 好 B: Hello. Nǐ hǎo. 你好。 A: How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? 你好吗? B: I - very good. Wǒ hěn hǎo. 我很好。 What about you? Nǐ ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #5: We Love Plural Pronouns

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #5: We Love Plural Pronouns", a new Introductory level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script A: We Love Plural Pronouns I Wǒ 我 We Wǒmen 我们 B: You - singular Nǐ 你 You - plural Nǐmen 你们 A: He - or she - or it Tā 他/她/它 They Tāme...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #4: I Love Singular Pronouns

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #4: I Love Singular Pronouns", a new Introductory level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script A: I Love Singular Pronouns B: I Wǒ 我 A: I love. Wǒ ài. 我爱。 B: I love you. Wǒ ài nǐ. 我爱你。 A: You love me. Nǐ ài wǒ. 你爱我。 B: Do y...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #3: Get the Tones Right! 2

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #3: Get the Tones Right! #2", a new Introductory level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Get the Tones Right! #2 B: Sleep Shuìjiào 睡觉 Dumpling Shuǐjiǎo 水饺 A: The city of Shanghai Shànghǎi 上海 Hurt Shānghài 伤害 ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #2: Get the Tones Right!

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #2: Get the Tones Right!", a new Introductory level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Get the Tones Right! A: Book Shū 书 Cooked Shú 熟 Count Shǔ 数 Tree Shù 树 Bent Wān 弯 Finish Wán 完 Late Wǎn 晚 Ten thousand Wàn...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #1: The Sounds of Chinese

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #1: The Sounds of Chinese", a new Introductory level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script The Sounds Of Chinese Initial Consonants shēngmǔ 声母 b p m f d t n l g k h j q x z c s zh ch sh r y w Finals 韵母 Yùnmǔ a o e i u ü ai ei u...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Rigid Customer Service

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "Rigid Customer Service", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Rigid Customer Service Sǐbǎn De Kèfú 死板的客服 Yuki: My cell phone is lost, ... Wǒde shǒujī diūle, ... 我的手机丢了,…… I'd like to - suspend se...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Talking About Weather

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Talking About Weather", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Talking About Weather Tán Tiānqì 谈天气 A: Today the weather is really nice! Jīntiān tiānqì zhēnhǎo! 今天天气真好! B: Yes! Shì a! 是啊! A: How's ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Visiting A Home

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Visiting A Home", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Visiting A Home Bàifǎng Jiātíng 拜访家庭 Invitation Yāoqǐng 邀请 A: I'd like to invite you to come to my home this weekend. Zhège zhōumò huānyíng...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: What To Eat?

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "What To Eat?", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: What to Eat? Chī Shénme? 吃什么? A: I'm hungry. Wǒ è le. 我饿了。 Let's go out and eat. Wǒmen chūqù chī ba. 我们出去吃吧。 My treat. Wǒ qǐng kè. 我请客。 B: Okay....
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Taking A Taxi

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Taking A Taxi", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Taking A Taxi Dǎ Chūzūchē 打出租车 A: Sir, we go - Beijing Hotel. Shīfu, wǒmen qù Běijīng Fàndiàn. 师傅,我们去北京饭店。 Note: "Shīfu" is a courteous form...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: At Starbucks

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "At Starbucks", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: At Starbucks Zài Xīngbākè 在星巴克 A: I want a cup of white chocolate mocha. Wǒ xiǎngyào yìbēi báiqiǎokèlì mókǎ. 我想要一杯白巧克力摩卡。 B: Short, tall, gr...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Sending A Package

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Sending A Package", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Sending A Package Jì Bāoguǒ 寄包裹 A: I'd like to mail a package. Wǒ xiǎng jì gè bāoguǒ. 我想寄个包裹。 B: What's inside your package? Nínde bāoguo...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Haircut

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Haircut", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Haircut Jiǎn Tóufa 剪头发 A: I want to get a haircut. Wǒ yào lǐfà. 我要理发。 B: How do you want it cut? Nǐ yào jiǎnchéng shénme yàng de? 你要剪成什么样的? A: I'd...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: At A Restaurant

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "At A Restaurant", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: At A Restaurant Zài Fàndiàn 在饭店 A: I want a dish of cucumber salad. Wǒ xiǎngyào yìpán liángbàn huángguā. 我想要一盘凉拌黄瓜。 Note: Literally... I ~ w...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Bar And Coffee House

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Bar And Coffee House", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Bar & Coffee House Jiǔbā Hé Kāfēitīng 酒吧和咖啡厅 A: Long time no see. Shall we chat this evening? Hǎojiǔbújiànle, jīnwǎn liáoliáo b...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Asking For Directions

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Asking For Directions", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Asking For Directions Wènlù 问路 A: Excuse me, how do I go to the Bank of China? Qǐngwèn, qù Zhōngguó yínháng zěnme zǒu? 请问,去中国银行怎么走? B...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Pop & Piracy #4

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "Pop & Piracy #4", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Pop & Piracy, #4 Liúxíngyīnyuè Hé Dàobǎn, Sì 流行音乐和盗版,四 A: How much do you think that tickets for a May Day vocal concert cost? Nǐ j...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Pop & Piracy #3

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "Pop & Piracy #3", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Pop & Piracy, # 3 Liúxíngyīnyuè Hé Dàobǎn, Sān 流行音乐和盗版,三 A: The news media doesn't talk about this? Nèixiē xīnwén méitǐ bù ta...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Pop & Piracy #2

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "Pop & Piracy #2", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Pop & Piracy, # 2 Liúxíngyīnyuè Hé Dàobǎn, Èr 流行音乐和盗版,二 Xiaoyin: Actually ... Shìshíshàng ... 事实上…… some part of the Chinese peop...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Pop & Piracy #1

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "Pop & Piracy #1", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Pop & Piracy, # 1 Liúxíngyīnyuè Hé Dàobǎn, Yī 流行音乐和盗版,一 A: Xiaoyin, could you help me with something? Xiǎoyīn, kěyǐ qǐng nǐ ba...
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