Learn Basic Mandarin with Simple Chinese Dialogs
One of the best ways to learn basic Mandarin is to start listening to simple Chinese dialogs - conversations that contain Chinese phrases, words and patterns that come up again and again in real communication with native speakers.
Take some time to dig into these super-practical dialogs that follow. Besides containing a lot of key language that you are bound to run into repeatedly, there are also nuggets of clues about Chinese culture embedded between the lines.
They are organized around a theme - namely that of being busy or talking about what's been up 'recently'. These are great Chinese ice-breakers, or general conversation starters when speaking to Mandarin speakers. Continue reading...