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Chinese Crash Course
Ni Hao and welcome to the IXPAT.COM chinese course for everyday situations. Special: All audio is available in Mandarin (Standard Chinese, yellow loudspeaker) and 'Wu' (Shanghainese, green loudspeaker). To display the transcription (Pinyin) just move your mouse across the character of choice.


Note: The transcription (Pinyin) displayed is only in Mandarin.
     

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1.1 Greetings
Kind farewells, always a good start for a nice talk
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1.2 Getting to know each other
Common smalltalk for everyday situations
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1.3 Civilities
Saying "Thanks" and "You're welcome" in a friendly manner
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1.4 Introduction and Invitation
How to introduce yourself and invite somebody else
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1.5 Communication difficulties
You need help? Don't understand a word? Some solutions
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1.6 Weather
If you run out of ideas for smalltalk...
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1.7 The time
Time-related phrases
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2.1 Flight reservation and check-in
Reservation, booking, confirmation, check-in
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2.2 During the flight
Gate, Boarding and on Board
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2.3 Arrival
Immigration, baggage claim and customs inspection
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2.4 Airport Transfer
After the arrival: means of transportation to get to your final destination
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3.1 Hotel booking and check-in
reservation, booking, check-in
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3.2 Hotel service
useful phrases for your pleasant stay in a hotel
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3.3 complaints
Phrases you'll need if you are dissatisfied with the service
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3.4 Find a restaurant
How to get recommendations of good restaurants
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3.5 The menu
Useful phrases for ordering a yummy dish
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3.6 Payment and check-out
Terms you may need for the check-out
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4.1 Sightseeing
Everything you need for a successful sightseeing tour
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4.2 Photos
Pictures are worth more than a thousand words...
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4.3 Electronic products
A guide which may help you to buy the best electronic products
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4.4 Drugs & cosmetics
How to get everything you need for your everyday life
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4.5 Shopping
How to make a woman happy...
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4.6 Gifts & souvenirs
Some useful phrases so that you can treat your friends
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4.7 Buying & exchange
If the purchased item isn't as good as you've expected
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5.1 Fitness and water sports
Although abroad, you can try to keep your proportions...
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5.2 Water sports
Useful phrases for the passionate water athlete
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5.3 Fishing & ski
Phrases for the moments on the shore or the ski-run
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5.4 Outdoor activites
Phrases for a lot of enjoyable sports you can do outside
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5.5 Golf & tennis
Vocabulary for the new trend sports of China
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5.6 Watch it!
how to find your way to a tournament
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5.7 Entertainment
Spare time is precious. Useful phrases for planning it reasonably
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6.1 Post office and internet
To ensure that your (e)mails will arrive at their destination.
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6.2 Telecommunication
If you need to make a phone call, here are some useful phrases
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6.3 To ask the way
Phrases which may help you to stay on the right path
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6.4 Railway
Travelling by chinese railway is an adventure. Get some advices here
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6.5 Car rental
Rent a car to travel far...
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6.6 Gas station service
In case your car is thirsty or broken...
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6.7 Road traffic
Phrases you may need if you get in trouble on the road
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7.1 Health problems
Senteces you may need in case of medical emergency
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7.2 Pharmacy products
Useful phrases which may help you to buy the correct medicine
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8.1 Money exchange
Useful phrases to get the currency you need
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8.2 Bank
Helpful phrases for your banking activities
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9.1 First aid
Call a doctor and ask for first aid
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9.2 Police help
Once you need the police, make sure that they understand you
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10.1 Beauty salon
Wellness & beauty whenver you want. click here for related phrases
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10.2 Hairdresser
Always the perfect styling. No problem with these phrases
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Bonus 1: Extended basics
Ni hao ma or nong ho wa? First impressions are crucial...
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Bonus 2: Taxi
Qing dai wo qu... Santana etiquette
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Bonus 3: The train and the train station
The adventure called ''Chinese railways''
 
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