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Hello in Mandarin: Common Phrases

by Yan L. | Foreign Language FREE

12 Lessons 50:12
  1. 1. Trailer 0:31
  2. 2. Introduction 1:25
  3. 3. Greetings 3:45
  4. 4. Complimenting and Agreeing 6:28
  5. 5. Expressing Needs and Wants 6:01
  6. 6. Thank You and You're Welcome 6:33
  7. 7. Apologizing 4:21
  8. 8. Asking for Directions and Answering 9:43
  9. 9. Saying that You Do Not Understand 4:00
  10. 10. Can Speak and Cannot Speak 1:39
  11. 11. Chinese and English 2:37
  12. 12. Goodbyes 3:09

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About the course

Learn how to say hello in mandarin! This video will have all the common Mandarin Chinese phrases you need to survive! If you are trying to start conversations or reply in Chinese, you should start with these easy phrases. I will go through the pronunciation and talk about the context of each phrase. I will also repeat each phrase many times, so feel free to follow along and practice with me!


  • Chinese
  • Common Phrases
  • Conversational
  • Language-learning
  • Mandarin
  • Speaking


Hello! My name is Yan Li and I am a teacher. I have taught as a student teacher in Boston for 4 years and I tutor in China over the summers. I am from Guangzhou, China and New York City. I am currently in my last year of studying elementary education at Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. I am also enrolled in the Master's program for Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College, which I will complete in the upcoming year. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know students and creating course materials that engage students to make learning fun and accessible. I believe that each student is fully capable of understanding material. It just depends on how the material is presented to them. My goal is to meet each student where they are at and support them.

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