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Mandarin Basic Phrases

Beijing Podcasts: Mandarin Basic Phrases

Basic Phrases in Chinese

Listen how to say some basic phrases in Mandarin, including greetings, useful travel phrases, numbers, days of week, months, seasons, time expressions, the weather and useful places.

May, 2008.

Common phrases in Mandarin.

Basics

Yes, no, perhaps, thank you, sorry, please, you're welcome, maybe, OK, pardon me, that's enough.

Greetings

Hello, How are you? fine, good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night, long time, no see.

Transport Words & Phrases

Bus, taxi, train, plane, boat, Is this the bus to.....?
Please take me to the airport.
Which subway should I take to.....?

Numbers

20, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 101, 110, 111.
First, second, third.

Days of the Week

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.



Months

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Time Expressions

Last month, this month, next month, every day, last year, this year, next year.
Past, future, the day before yesterday, today, tomorrow, yesterday, day after tomorrow

Season

Spring, summer, autumn, winter.

Weather Words

Hot, cold, warm, wind, rain, snow, fog, sun, cloud.

Places

Hospital, bank, airport, post office, embassy, school, supermarket, office, club house.

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