Learn Mandarin for Beginner – Working in the new office

Learn Mandarin for Beginner - Working in the new office
Learn Mandarin for Beginner – Working in the new office
A: Zhēnnī, nǐ de xīn gōngzuò zěnme yàng?
B: Zhànshí hái bùcuò, wǒ shàngbānle yīgè yuè, jīntiān dì yī cì fā gōngzī, gǎnjué hěn hǎo.
A: Nǐ de lǎobǎn hé tóngshìmen duì nǐ zěnme yàng?
B: Hái hǎo, xiànzài gōngzuò liàng bùshì tài dà, lǎobǎn hé tóngshìmen dōu duì wǒ hěn zhàogù, wǒ zài màn man xuéxí ne!
A: Jiāyóu ba, duìle, dì yī cì fā gōngzī, nǐ zhǔnbèi zěnme yòng?
B: Wǒ dǎsuàn qǐng quánjiā rén yīqǐ qù 3 tiān lǚxíng.
A: Zhè tīng qǐlái tài bàngle!

A: 珍妮,你的新工作怎麼樣?

B: 暫時還不錯,我上班了一個月,今天第一次發工資,感覺很好。

A: 你的老闆和同事們對你怎麼樣?

B: 還好,現在工作量不是太大,老闆和同事們都對我很照顧,我在慢慢學習呢!

A: 加油吧,對了,第一次發工資,你準備怎麼用?

B: 我打算請全家人一起去3天旅行。

A: 這聽起來太棒了!

A: Jenny, how is your new job?

B: Not bad, I have been working for a month, the first time I got my wages today, I feel good.

A: How are your bosses and co-workers to you?

B: okay, now the workload is not too much, the boss and colleagues are very care for me, I slowly learn it!

A: Oh, yes, the first time you get paid, how are you going to use?

B: I’m going to ask the whole family to travel for three days.

A: That sounds great!

Mandarin for Beginners – 10 Most common Mandarin expressions

Most common Mandarin expressions
most common mandarin phrases
1. Nǐ hǎo
2. Nǐ hǎo ma?
3. Zǎoshang hǎo
4. Wǎnshàng hǎo
5. Nǐ chīfànle ma?
6. Duìbùqǐ
7. Méiguānxì
8. Xièxiè
9. Bù kèqì/bùyòng xiè
10. Zàijiàn.

1.你好

2.你好嗎?

3.早上好

4.晚上好

5.你吃飯了嗎?

6.對不起

7.沒關係

8.謝謝

9.不客氣/不用謝

10.再見。

Hello

How are you?

Good morning

Good at night

Have you eaten

I’m sorry

It does not matter

Thank you

9. You are welcome / do not hesitate

Goodbye

Mandarin Lesson – Do you like to eat Japanese food?

Genki sushi Hong Kong
Genki sushi Hong Kong

Conversation
A: Nǐ ài chī rìběn cài ma?
B: Dāngrán xǐhuan chī a, shòusī, cìshēn shénme de de wǒ dū ài chī, ó, duìle, hái yǒu rìběn lāmiàn.
A: Nǐ qùguò rìběn ma?
B: Hái méiyǒu, zhēn xiǎng qù rìběn kàn kàn.
A: Wǒ yě méi qùguò, bù zhīdào zài rìběn chī rìběn cài hé zài xiānggǎng yǒu shé me bùtóng?
B: Wǒ juéde rìběn de gèngjiā dìdào, shícái gēng xīnxiān ba!
B: Wǒ xiǎng yīnggāi shì!

Chinese characters

A: 你愛吃日本菜嗎?

B: 當然喜歡吃啊,壽司,刺身什麼的的我都愛吃,哦,對了,還有日本拉麵。

A: 你去過日本嗎?

B: 還沒有,真想去日本看看。

A: 我也沒去過,不知道在日本吃日本菜和在香港有什麼不同?

B: 我覺得日本的更加地道,食材更新鮮吧!

B: 我想應該是!

English translation

A: Do you like Japanese food?

B: of course, like to eat, sushi, sashimi are what I love to eat, oh, yes, also Japanese ramen.

A: Have you ever been to Japan?

B: Not yet, really want to go to Japan to see.

A: I have not been too, I wonder how different is to eat Japanese food in Japan and what is different in Hong Kong?

B: I think Japan is more authentic, fresh ingredients!

B: I think it should be!

Hong Kong Egg Tart – How to say in Mandarin?

Hong Kong Egg Tart
Hong Kong Egg Tart
Conversation
A: Nǐ ài chī xiānggǎng de xiǎochī ma?
B: Ài chī a, zuì'ài de jiùshì dàntà.
A: Wèishéme nǐ ài chī dàntà a?
B: Hái méi chī jiù wénzhe xiāng, chī qǐlái hěn huá, kǒugǎn hěn hǎo a!
A: Duì ya, wǒ yě ài chī xiānggǎng de dàntà, měi cì lái xiānggǎng bì chī de xiǎochī.
B: Zuótiān wǒ chīle 3 gè. Hāhā!
Chinese Characters

A: 你愛吃香港的小吃嗎?

B: 愛吃啊,最愛的就是蛋撻。

A: 為什麼你愛吃蛋撻啊?

B: 還沒吃就聞著香,吃起來很滑,口感很好啊!

A: 對呀,我也愛吃香港的蛋撻,每次來香港必吃的小吃。

B: 昨天我吃了3個。哈哈!

Translation in English

A: Do you love snacks in Hong Kong?

B: love to eat, the favorite is the egg tarts.

A: Why do you love egg tarts?

B: Before you eat, you can smell it’s fragrant, when you eat, taste is so good ah!

A: Yes, I also love the egg tarts in Hong Kong, every time I have to eat snacks in Hong Kong.

B: Yesterday I ate three. Haha!

Mandarin for Beginners – I met a new friend in Hong Kong

A: 小李,上個星期的燒烤活動覺得怎麼樣?

B: 挺好的呀,吃的東西又好還能認識很多新朋友。

A: 你認識了幾個朋友呀?

B: 4個啊,現在我們都有聯繫啊。

A: 太好了,多認識一些朋友,對咱們都是好事。

B: 對,下次有活動我們還是一起去好嗎?

A: 沒問題啊!

A: Xiǎo li, shàng gè xīngqí de shāokǎo huódòng juéde zěnme yàng?
B: Tǐng hǎo de ya, chī de dōngxi yòu hào huán néng rènshi hěnduō xīn péngyǒu.
A: Nǐ rènshile jǐ gè péngyǒu ya?
B: 4 Gè a, xiànzài wǒmen dōu yǒu liánxì a.
A: Tài hǎole, duō rèn shí yīxiē péngyǒu, duì zánmen dōu shì hǎoshì.
B: Duì, xià cì yǒu huódòng wǒmen háishì yīqǐ qù hǎo ma?
A: Méi wèntí a!

A: Xiao Li, how did the barbecue last week feel like?

B: very good, ate something good but also know a lot of new friends.

A: Did you know a few friends?

B: 4, ah, now we are still talking.

A: great, to get to know more friends are good for us.

B: Yes, the next time we have the activities, can I go with you?

A: No problem!

Mandarin Beginner – Meet new friends

Mandarin Beginner – Meet new friends

 

A: Xiao Li, Have you been attended any activities recently?

B: recently too busy, every day work overtime to 8 or 9 o’clock,  how can I participate in activities!

A: What about weekend? Do you have to go to work on weekends?

B: do not have to be on weekends, but it feels like you are tired for a week and do not want to go anywhere.

A: I understand you very much, but how can you make a new friend then? Oh Yeah! there’s a barbecue next Sunday. Shall we go together?

B: ah! Okay Send me the time and the address!

A: Xiǎo li, zuìjìn nǐ qù cānjiā shí me huódòngle ma?
B: Zuìjìn tài mángle, měitiān dū jiābān dào 8,9 diǎn, nǎ'er yǒu shíjiān qù cānjiā huódòng ya!
A: Nà zhōumò ne? Zhōumò nǐ yě yào shàngbān ma?
B: Zhōumò bùyòng, dànshì gǎnjué yīgè xīngqí xiàlái hěn lèile, nǎ'er dōu bùxiǎng qù a.
A: Wǒ fēicháng lǐjiě nǐ, dànshì zhèyàng zěnme néng jiāo dào xīn péngyǒu ne? Duìle, xià gè xīngqítiān yǒu gè shāokǎo huódòng, wǒmen yīqǐ qù cānjiā ba?
B: A! Hǎo a! Nǐ bǎ shíjiān hé dìzhǐ fā gěi wǒ ba!

A: 小李,最近你去參加什麼活動了嗎?

B: 最近太忙了,每天都加班到8,9點,哪兒有時間去參加活動呀!

A: 那週末呢?週末你也要上班嗎?

B: 週末不用,但是感覺一個星期下來很累了,哪兒都不想去啊。

A: 我非常理解你,但是這樣怎麼能交到新朋友呢?對了,下個星期天有個燒烤活動,我們一起去參加吧?

B: 啊!好啊!你把時間和地址發給我吧!

Learn Mandarin – Today’s Weather

mandarin cold weather

New Words:

qíguài 奇怪 strange 
gǎnmào 感冒 catch a cold
chuánrǎn 傳染 infection
bǎonuǎn 保暖 keep warm

Conversation:

A: 今天好冷啊!

B: 是啊,比昨天冷了8度!

A: 香港的天氣真的好奇怪,昨天還很熱,今天就很冷了。

B: 對啊!所以我好多朋友都感冒了。

A: 你也要小心啊,別讓人傳染了。

B:嗯,我會保暖的。謝謝你。

Pinyin:

A: Jīntiān hǎo lěng a!
B: Shì a, bǐ zuótiān lěngle 8 dù!
A: Xiānggǎng de tiānqì zhēn de hào qíguài, zuótiān hái hěn rè, jīntiān jiù hěn lěngle.
B: Duì a! Suǒyǐ wǒ hǎoduō péngyǒu dōu gǎnmàole.
A: Nǐ yě yào xiǎoxīn a, bié ràng rén chuánrǎnle.
B: Ń, wǒ huì bǎonuǎn de. Xièxiè nǐ.

Translation:

A: It’s so cold today!

B: Yeah, it’s eight degrees worse than yesterday!

A: Hong Kong weather is really strange, very hot yesterday, today is very cold.

B: Yes! So many of my friends caught a cold.

A: You have to be careful, do not be infected.

B: Well, I’ll be warm. thank you.

 

 

Learning Mandarin – Can you teach me how to drive?

learn mandarin how to drive
learn mandarin how to drive
A: Xiǎo li, wǒ xiǎng xué kāichē hěnjiǔle, nǐ zhège zhōumò néng jiào wǒ kāichē ma?
B: Dāngrán kěyǐ la! Nǐ wèishéme xiǎng xué kāichē ne?
A: Qíshí wǒ xiǎng xué hěnjiǔle, yīnwèi dìtiě rén tài duōle, wǒ bùxiǎng zài jǐ dìtiěle, wǒ xiǎng zìjǐ kāichē qù shàngbān.
B: Kěyǐ nǐ kàn běijīng kāichē de rén yě hěnduō a, lùshàng yě hěn dǔ a.
A: Shì de, dànshì wǒ háishì xiǎng xué kāichē, huì kāichē zhōumò de shíhou jiù kěyǐ hé xiǎo huǒbàn yīqǐ kai chē qù wán.
B: Nà dǎoshì. Hǎo de, zánmen zhōumò jiàn!
A: Hǎo de!

A: 小李,我想學開車很久了,你這個週末能教我開車嗎?

B: 當然可以啦!你為什麼想學開車呢?

A: 其實我想學很久了,因為地鐵人太多了,我不想再擠地鐵了,我想自己開車去上班。

B: 可以你看北京開車的人也很多啊,路上也很堵啊。

A: 是的,但是我還是想學開車,會開車週末的時候就可以和小伙伴一起開車去玩。

B: 那倒是。好的,咱們週末見!

A: 好的!

A: Xiao Li, I want to learn to drive for a long time, you can teach me to drive this weekend?

B: Of course you can! Why do you want to learn to drive?

A: Actually, I want to study for a long time, because there are too many people in the subway, I do not want to squeeze with people, and I want to drive to work.

B: you can see there are also a lot of people driving in Beijing ah, the road is also very blocked ah.

A: Yes, but I still want to learn to drive, will be driving the weekend when you can drive with some friends to play.

B: That’s it. Okay, I will see you this weekend!

A: Okay!

Mandarin Lesson – Taking Transportation

taking bus
taking bus

A: 師傅,這個車是到動物園的嗎?

B: 是的。

A: 從這裡到動物園大概要多長時間?

B: 40分鐘吧。

A: 請問車票多少錢一張?

B: 2元

A: 謝謝師傅。

B: 不客氣。

A: Master, is this car to the zoo?

B: Yes.

A: How long will it take from here to the zoo?

B: 40 minutes.

A: How much is the ticket?

B: 2 yuan

A: Thank you master.

B: You’re welcome.

A: Shīfu, zhège chē shì dào dòngwùyuán de ma?
B: Shì de.
A: Cóng zhèlǐ dào dòngwùyuán dàgài yào duō cháng shíjiān?
B: 40 Fēnzhōng ba.
A: Qǐngwèn chēpiào duōshǎo qián yī zhāng?
B: 2 Yuán
A: Xièxiè shīfu.
B: Bù kèqì.

8 reasons to study Korean

Widely Spoken Language In The World

Korean people culture

The language Korean, is the sixteenth most widely spoken language in the world, it’s spoken by 78 million people and more. The number of those learning and studying the language Korean, has remarkably increased in the past decades beyond the Korean peninsula and communities overseas, a growth due to South Korea’s increasingly visible roles in the technological innovation, world economy, and global popular culture. The phonetics and grammar of Korean are quite different from most European languages. The Korean alphabet, Hangeul or Hangul, was invented by King Sejong in the 15th century. Hangul is a phonetic alphabet consisting of 24 letters and is very easy to read and write. Korean language has many other interesting cultural and linguistic features, which includes honorific expressions, multiple speech levels, and different particles indicating grammatical relations in a sentence.

Why Learn Korean Language?

korean beautful place

If you ask people ‘Why study Korean?’ or “Why learn Korean?” the answers will vary: Some might learn for professional reasons, some because they love K-pop, some because they need to communicate with Korean families or friends, while others actually live in Korea and feel it would be more useful to speak Korean than rely on English all the time. Irrespective of what your reason may be, and despite how impossible it may seem, so long as you have a clear-cut idea of what you want to achieve and apply some constructive motivation, you will succeed.

The Learning Process

korean pop music

Everyone learns an incredible number of new things every day with some things being easier and quicker to study and learn than others, and some more complicated that could take years of studying and practice. For certain things, such as riding a bike, using a camera or making scrambled eggs, the required learning period’s fairly short. A person, studies photography because they want to take some pictures. Why would a person spend time learning how to ride a bike? Perhaps getting from place to place more quickly than walking is a priority. Why learn how to cook scrambled eggs? Perhaps a fellow in the family wants to eat them for breakfast. Although it’s impossible to learn or study any of these without some sort of learning process, the purpose is simple and crystal clear.

Applying the same principle to studying a course or language may be of some advantage, if you have a clear vision in mind for studying. However, the process is much complicated than learning to ride a bike, and the required effort and time is much greater, but the task becomes more manageable if the main goal, is broken into small chunks, otherwise known as short-term goals.

When it comes to foreign language studies, majority of students choose to learn French, German, or Spanish before considering the option of learning an Asian language. When they think about Asian languages, they’d choose Japanese or Chinese first, and then maybe Korean as a distant third. This is quite unfortunate, because there are many reasons or benefits to learn the Korean language. Some of which have been listed below.

1. Improve Personal & Business Relationships

If you interact with Korean speaking people at work, then studying Korean will make you a valuable asset to your company. With companies like LG, Hyundai, and Samsung, Korea has the 13th largest economy in the world.
If and when your company intends to expand into Korea’s dynamic economy, your knowledge of the Korean language would put you at the fore-front in an incredibly competitive and challenging market. Studying Korean can also help you strengthen your personal relationships with Korean speaking friends or loved ones. Friends will appreciate your effort in learn a new language, and they’ll be excited to help you improve. Being able to speak Korean, even a little can help you break the ice with professional colleagues and new friends.

2. The Korean language is growing in popularity.

According to Boston University, the language Korean, is the sixteenth most widely spoken language in the world, it’s spoken by 78 million people and more. South Korea, has become a bigger player in the world economy, thanks to its innovation in technology and popular culture, the study or learning of Korean has been on the rise. Young adults recognize the growing opportunities in Korea and adopt the language to give themselves a leg up over competitors.

3. New Opportunities

korean best shop

Believe it or not, the mere fact that you speak Korean could enable you help someone else. Peradventure you come across Korean-speaking people in your country of residence, you can use your language skills to bridge the cultural gap, and be of help to someone else learning English. Helping someone in learning a new language is a fantastic way to achieve a positive influence in someone else’s life. You can assist a Korean speaker in improving his or her relationship with English-speaking colleagues, or assist him or her in understanding difficult aspects of the English language.

4. Better Understanding of Korean Culture and Concepts

One of the major reasons people choose to study Korean is because they’re familiar with some Korean exports like TV shows, movies and songs. Perhaps you watched Park Chan-wook’s “Old boy” film, and it sparked your interest in Korean cinema or a friend introduced you to some K-Pop artists like PSY, Big Bang or Girls Generation and now you need to know the lyrics to the songs on you’ve got on your playlist. Whatever piqued your interest in Korean culture, studying the Korean language could help gain more than a superficial understanding of your Korean songs or TV shows.

5. Boost Your Brainpower

There are many benefits to achieve studying a second language and being bilingual, stimulates intellectual growth, enhancing mental development. Studying a new language helps stimulate your mind, which keeps the brain active and healthy. If you intend to be bilingual, then you should consider studying Korean. Some people are able to study and read Hangeul fairly quickly. Once you’ve understood the basic Hangeul, you’ll be able to pick up Korean vocabulary and comprehension will continue to grow.

6. Better Travel Experience

Korean food

If you are planning to travel, live or work in Korea, then you should definitely put some effort into studying the language. It doesn’t matter if you are staying for a week or months, studying Korean can help you find your way around, helping you adapt to the culture and society. You’ll be able to communicate with tour guides, locals, and business owners, which would let you have a better overall experience in Korea. Plus, you’ll feel more comfortable in a foreign land if you’re able to understand the native language.

7. The alphabet is easy to learn and made up of smaller, single-syllable words.

The Korean alphabet Hangul, is a phonetic alphabet consisting of 24 letters and is very easy to read and write. According to The Mezzofanti-Guild, unlike Japanese and Chinese, it is not character based and is written from left to right with a unique way or format of organizing its letters into syllables where consonants and vowels are neatly arranged. Korean phonetics are easily assimilated by English speakers. Unlike Hebrew and Arabic, there’re no guttural sounds. Also, there are no tones compared to other East Asian languages. General, Korean is usually pronounced exactly the way it is written, which is simple and easy when compared to English, which contains many words that sound nothing like they appear.

Many compound Korean words (most especially those derived from Chinese) are made of single-syllable words and you can usually make a rough guess at its meaning if you can recognize them. And if you’re already familiar with Mandarin Chinese, it will be even easier to study these words in Korean.