In this packet, you will learn:
The Chinese language was originally spoken by the Han Chinese and is spoken by about one-fifth of the total population of Earth. It is one of the two Sino-Tibetan languages and features much internal diversity. There are somewhere between six and twelve regional dialects of Chinese, including Mandarin, Cantonese, and Min. These different dialects are mostly unique, although there are some common terms and structure between some of them. The standard Chinese language is Standard Mandarin, the official language of both China and Taiwan and one of the six languages used at the United Nations. Hong Kong, Macau, and some other areas speak Cantonese. Native speakers of any Chinese dialect are referred to as sinophones.
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Learn how you pronounce a lot of basic Mandarin Chinese phrases. High Frequency Chinese Phrases are provided here.
In this video, you will learn how to greet, express your gratitude, introduce yourself, and conduct a conversation in Chinese.
Tongue twister is an interesting activity for language learners to challenge themselves. For Chinese learners, it's a good chance to test their reaction and the accuracy of pronunciation.