Mandarin Course Hong Kong – What do you do on the weekend?

mandarin course hong kong - painting a bird
mandarin course hong kong – painting a bird

Conversation:
A: Hāi,Aimee! Nǐ zhōumò yǒu shíjiān ma? Wǒ xiǎng yuē nǐ kàn diànyǐng.
B: Zhēn bù qiǎo, wǒ zhōumò yào qù huìhuà bān.
A: Nǐ xǐhuan huà huà ma? Nǐ zài huìhuà bān xué shénme?
B: Shì de, wǒ hěn xǐhuan. Wǒ xuéxí zhōngguó guóhuà, yě jiào shuǐmòhuà, shì jùyǒu yōujiǔ de lìshǐ de zhōngguó chuántǒng huìhuà,.
A: Nǐ dōu huà xiē shénme?
B: Wǒ zhèngzài xuéxí huà huā hé niǎo
A: Tīng shàngqù hěn yǒuyìsi, xīwàng kěyǐ kàn dào nǐ de zuòpǐn
B: Wǒ huì nǔlì xuéxí de.
English Translation:

A: Hi, Aimee! Do you have time on this weekend? I want to ask you to see the movie.

B: It’s too bad. I’m going to painting class at this weekend.

A: Do you like painting? What do you study in the painting class?

B: Yes, I love it. I study Chinese painting, that’s also called Ink painting, It has a long history of traditional Chinese painting.

A: What do you painting?

B: I’m learning painting flowers and birds.

A: It sounds interesting, hope I can see your work

B: I will study hard.

Chinese Characters:

A:嗨,Aimee!你周末有时间吗?我想约你看电影。

B:真不巧,我周末要去绘画班。

A:你喜欢画画吗?你在绘画班学什么?

B:是的,我很喜欢。我学习中国国画,也叫水墨画,是具有悠久的历史的中国传统绘画,。

A:你都画些什么?

B:我正在学习画花和鸟

A:听上去很有意思,希望可以看到你的作品

B:我会努力学习的。

 

 

Mandarin Lesson HK – Line up in the bank

Mandarin Lesson HK - Line up in the bank
Mandarin Lesson HK – Line up in the bank
Mandarin Conversation:
A: jīntiān yínháng zěnme zhème duō rén ne?
B: Kěnéng yīn wéi shì xīngqí yī ba, zhōngwǔ shíjiān gōngsī de zhíyuán dūhuì lái yínháng gōngzuò.
Wǒmen yào páiduì ba.
A: Nà kěndìng de yāo a, bù zhīdào yào pái duōjiǔ ne.
B: Wǒ kàn zuìshǎo yào bàn gè xiǎoshí.
A: Nǐ yǒu shíjiān chīfàn ma?
B: Kěyǐ, wǒ gēn lǎobǎn shuōle, tā zhīdào jīntiān yínháng rén tèbié duō.
A: Nǐ yào bàn shénme yèwù ne?
B: Wǒ yào rù zhīpiào
A: nà biān yǒu zhīpiào jī kěyǐ rù a!
B: Duìle, nǐ zhēn cōngmíng, wǒmen qù rù jī ba!
English Translation:
A: There are so many people today in the bank!
B: Maybe because it is Monday, the staff of the company will come to work at noon.
We have to line up.
A: That is sure to do, I wonder how long to row it.
B: I think at least half an hour.
A: Do you have time to eat?
B: Yes, I told the boss, he knows today, particularly a lot of people will come to the bank.
A: What business do you do?
B: I'm going to deposit a check.
A: There is a check machine that you can put cheque in.
B: Yes, you're smart, let's get into it!

Chinese Characters :

A: 今天銀行怎麼這麼多人呢?
B: 可能因為是星期一吧,中午時間公司的職員都會來銀行工作。
A: 我們要排隊吧。
B: 那肯定的要啊,不知道要排多久呢。
A: 我看最少要半個小時。
B: 你有時間吃飯嗎?
A: 可以,我跟老闆說了,他知道今天銀行人特別多。
B: 你要辦什麼業務呢?
A: 我要入支票
B: 那邊有支票機可以入啊!
A: 對了,你真聰明,我們去入機吧!

Learn Cantonese HK – Line up at the bank

Learn Cantonese HK - Line up at the bank
Learn Cantonese HK – Line up at the bank

Cantonese Conversation:

A: Mh gōi, yàhp jī piu haih mh haih hái nī douh pàaih déui a?

B: haih a, yih ga yáuh hóu dō yàhn.

A: yiu pàaih géi noi a?

B: ngóh nám yiu bun go jūng.

A: néih deih yáuh móuh yahp piu gēi a?

B: yáuh a, yùhng yahp piu gei wuih faai hóu dō.

A: mh gōi saai.

English Translation:

A: Excuse me, should I line up here for deposit a check?

B: Yes, now there are a lot of people.

A: How long does it take to line up?

B: I think you need half an hour

A: Do you have check deposit machine?

B: Yes, it will be a lot faster if you use the machine

A: Thank you!

Learning Arabic for Business & Careers

arabic screnary
arabic screnary

Arabic is a language that is spoken natively in 22 countries. These countries make the Arab World. You can travel in all these countries and use (Standard Arabic) and will be understood well and communicate with people all over the area. This fact is very unique. You cannot find any 22 countries in the world that speak the same native language, share the same history, and most of them share the same religion.

Arabic is learnt as a second language all over the world as the liturgical language of Islam. It is the language of the Holy Quran. To read, understand the religion and the Quranic verses you need to learn Classical and Standard Arabic.


Many people learn the language to learn about the cradle of human civilisation and the main three religions in the world. The Arab World is extremely rich with archaeological site, historical events, religious sites and has a wealth of artistic, cultural, and human heritage that makes it very important to learn the language of the area and to explore it.

Islamic culture
Islamic culture


Arabic is a gate to the Arabic and Islamic culture. Learning Arabic is as learning other languages, it enables learners of the language to step into the mind of the native-speakers of the language and the culture of the language.


Learning Arabic will give more global and intercultural understanding. From our experience, we have seen major changes in the vision and the insights of learners of the language and culture. Learning Arabic and being exposed to its culture will put many concepts in their proper context.


Arabic is spoken natively by over 300 million people in the Arab world and by many minorities all over the world. It is the fifth commonly spoken language in the world. It is also the official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union.

In the West, nowadays, there is a great demand for speakers of Arabic. There are many official incentives and many excellent job opportunities for those who speak it in many fields such as journalism, trade, industry, education, finance and banking, translation and interpretation, consulting, foreign service and many other areas.

Within the next decade, job openings in the U.S. for multilingual employees are set to increase by over 40%, making it easy to see that learning a foreign language is more beneficial—and profitable—than ever before.

Although Arabic is one of the most difficult languages to learn, it provides vast career options closely followed by hefty monetary compensation. So while debating the worth of each new prospective language to add to your repertoire, factor in these five reasons for why Arabic may be your best choice for business success:

arabic economy
arabic economy

1.Rapid economic growth and booming business in the UAE.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are both part of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and are examples of quickly growing economies and cities which are becoming global financial hubs. You may be under the impression that if you work in the UAE you’ll have to be involved in the oil industry, but you’ll be surprised to discover that this need not be the case.

Although oil does account for some of the economic growth and wealth of opportunities in the UAE, for places like Dubai it really only makes up around 10% of revenue. In fact, a lot of revenue in the UAE is derived from other booming businesses such as tourism and trade. Learning Arabic will help you to take advantage of these different opportunities whether you’re interested in the oil business, the vacation industry, or the international exchange market.

Arabic speakers
Arabic speakers

2.High demand for Arabic speakers in the West.

With economies in the Middle-East experiencing such swift growth, there is a high demand in the West for people fluent in Arabic. This, coupled with the current low supply of Arabic speakers, means that if you learn Arabic your value as a hirable asset will drastically increase!

The possible career choices for Arabic speakers in the West can range from interpreting to intelligence work. And the pay isn’t half bad either; you can work as a translator or interpreter at a starting salary of around $45,000 and in other fields your pay can reach as high as $200,000. Of course, the higher end salaries go to Arabic speakers willing to work in war zones, so take into account whether or not it’s worth it to put yourself in danger for the high pay.

Arabic skills
Arabic skills

3.Using your Arabic skills in countries around the world.

Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken the language in the world and the official language for over 20 countries. Arabic’s usage isn’t solely limited to the Middle East; countries such as Egypt, Morocco, and Libya in North Africa use Arabic as a primary language as well. You can’t go wrong with having so many options when it comes to places where you can apply your language skills.

Another plus is that with so many countries using Arabic as the native language, travel and business is made that much easier. You can travel and do business in any of the 22 countries where Arabic is used in some form or another and you’re sure to be understood!

Middle East’s high export and import
Middle East’s high export and import

4.The Middle East’s high export and import rates.

The Middle East distributes more oil than any other region in the world, but is also known for many of its other exports including auto parts, iron, minerals, and food products. Communicate in Arabic to gain the upper hand amongst the Middle East’s export business community.

If you’d rather not relocate from the States, there are still large export markets to take advantage of – the main one being the beef industry. Egypt is the USA’s largest importer out of all the Arabic-speaking nations, and the #1 contributor to the Middle East’s $300 million beef industry. Build connections with agencies and companies abroad, and earn respect while doing so by speaking in their language.

ESL teachers in the Middle East
ESL teachers in the Middle East

5.Great benefits for ESL teachers in the Middle East.

Perhaps teaching is your profession of choice and you’re curious as to whether or not you can benefit from learning Arabic and moving to the Middle East as a teacher. The answer to your ponderings is a resounding, “yes!” as ESL teaching in the Middle East comes with lots of benefits.

Once again, our focus returns to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. ESL jobs in these two cities are the highest paying in the world with experienced and qualified teachers earning up to $4,000 per month. If this doesn’t sound enticing to you, also consider that salaries in the UAE are tax free and many teaching jobs offer nice yearly bonuses which can sometimes come in the form of tickets home to visit family.

At this point, you probably can’t wait to hop on that plane and head to the Middle East so you can take advantage of the many opportunities this area of the world has to offer. But before you do, remember that learning Arabic is hugely essential to a successful working career in Arabic speaking nations.

The Importance Of Arabic Language

the importance of Arabic language
the importance of Arabic language

Most Popular Language Worldwide

The Arabic language is considered one of the most popular languages worldwide. It is the official language of over 20 countries and there are well over 300 million native speakers of the language. These speakers are largely concentrated in the Middle East, but there are minority groups of native speakers throughout the world.

Official Language of The United Nations

The Arabic language is also an official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union.

Excellent Art, Music, Literature and Cuisine

The Arab world has its own unique art, music, literature, cuisine, and way of life. It is quite attractive that people enjoy learning it. It is the language of the holy book of Islam, Qur’an. This is one of the reasons that it is most widely used throughout the Muslim community. It also belongs to the Semitic group of languages along with Hebrew and Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia.

Culture and influence

The Arabic language also belongs to the Semitic group of languages along with Hebrew and Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia. Those interested in learning Arabic, they just need to focus on few things.

Learning the Arabic language

Learning the Arabic language takes time and practice. It is less complicated or difficult as compared to Latin and much simpler than the German language. It will take time for people to learn Arabic. It cannot be done overnight.

Learning basic vocabularies is also a little difficult in the beginning for most of the people. There are some words in European languages which are quite similar to the English language. Once you memorize few roots of the Arabic language then it will be much easier for you to learn. Arabic has lent many words to other languages such as Urdu, Bengali, Kazakh, Bosnian, Turkish, Persian and Hausa.

The Arabic language has also derived many words from other languages which include Hebrew, Greek, Persian and Syriac in early centuries. Few words in the European and English language are derived from Arabic. It is also influenced by other languages.

By Learning Arabic you will get to understand some of the values important to Arabs, such as honour, dignity, and hospitality, You will also be able to negotiate the cultural and linguistic gap between nations, assist in solving and avoiding intercultural conflict, and help businesses successfully engage in international trade.

Mandarin Lesson – Did you see that news about United Airline?

Mandarin Lesson - Did you see that news about United Airline
Mandarin Lesson – Did you see that news about United Airline

Conversation: 
A: Nǐ shàng zhōu kàn dào zhège xiāoxi ma?
B: Yǒu shé me xiāoxi?
A: Liánhé hángkōng gōngsī yī míng yīshēng bèi jǐngfāng ōudǎ!
B: Ó, wǒ de tiān a! Shì! Nà tài kěpàle!
A: Wǒ juéde tāmen hěn fēngkuáng, tāmen zěnme néng xiàng zhèyàng duìdài tāmen de chéngkè?
B: Wǒ tóngyì nǐ de kànfǎ, tài guòfènle! Tāmen huì shòudào chéngfá!

English:

A: Did you see that news last week?

B: What news?

A: The United Airline one, a doctor was beaten by the police!

B: Oh my god! Yes! That was horrible!

A: I think they are crazy, how could they treat their passengers like that!

B: I agree with you, that was so rude! They will be punished!

Chinese:

A:你上周看到这个消息吗?

B:有什么消息?

A:联合航空公司一名医生被警方殴打!

B:哦,我的天啊!是!那太可怕了!

A:我觉得他们很疯狂,他们怎么能像这样对待他们的乘客?

B:我同意你的看法,太过分了!他们会受到惩罚!

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Mandarin Lesson – Go Hiking During Easter Holiday

Body to Go Hiking

Conversation:

A: Fùhuó jié wǒmen yǒu 4 tiān jiàqī, yào bùyào qù páshān a?

B: Hǎo a, wǒmen qù nǎlǐ?

A: Qù xīnjiè ba, wǒ zhīdào yītiáo lùxiàn fēngjǐng yòu měi yòu hǎo zǒu.

B: Dàgài yào zǒu duō cháng shíjiān?

A: Yīgòng dàgài 4 gè xiǎoshí ba.

B: Xíng a! Wǒmen jǐ diǎn chūfā? Xūyào zhǔnbèi shénme dōngxi ma?

A: Zǎoshang 9 diǎn, yào dài fángshài shuāng, chuān shàng páshān xié.

B: Hǎo de!

English:

A: Easter we have 4 days holiday, do you want to go mountain climbing?

B: okay, where are we going?

A: Go to the New Territories, I know that a route is beautiful and Easy to hike.

B: How long will it take?

A: A total of about four hours.

B: OK! What time do we start? Need to prepare anything?

A: 9 o’clock in the morning, to bring sunscreen, wear climbing shoes.

B: Okay!

Chinese:

A: 復活節我們有4天假期,要不要去爬山啊?

B: 好啊,我們去哪裡?

A: 去新界吧,我知道一條路線風景又美又好走。

B: 大概要走多長時間?

A: 一共大概4個小時吧。

B: 行啊!我們幾點出發?需要準備什麼東西嗎?

A: 早上9點,要帶防曬霜,穿上爬山鞋。

B: 好的!

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Chinese Lesson – What do you do in Easter Holiday?

Chinese Lesson - What do you do in Easter Holiday
Chinese Lesson – What do you do in Easter Holiday

Dialogue:

A: We have 4 days holiday during Easter break, what will you do in these 4 days?

B: I will probably go hiking and meet friends, and you?

A: I am going to China for 3 days, and 1 day rest at home.

B: Nice, where are you going in China?

A: Xia Men, a city next to Hong Kong

B: I have never been there too, maybe I should also go!

Chinese:

A:我们在复活节假期有4天的假期,在这4天你会做什么?

B:我可能会去远足和会见朋友, 你呢?

A:我去中国3天,1天在家休息。

B:很好,你要去中国哪裡?

A:香港旁边的一个城市,夏门

B:我从来没有去过,也许我也应该去!

Pinyin:

A: Wǒmen zài fùhuó jié jiàqī yǒu 4 tiān de jiàqī, zài zhè 4 tiān nǐ huì zuò shénme?
B: Wǒ kěnéng huì qù yuǎnzú hé huìjiàn péngyǒu, nǐ ne?
A: Wǒ qù zhōngguó 3 tiān,1 tiān zàijiā xiūxí.
B: Hěn hǎo, nǐ yào qù zhōngguó nǎlǐ?
A: Xiānggǎng pángbiān de yīgè chéngshì, xià mén
B: Wǒ cónglái méiyǒu qùguò, yěxǔ wǒ yě yīnggāi qù!

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Mandarin Lesson – I have so much pressure

 

Mandarin Lesson - I have so much pressure
Mandarin Lesson – I have so much pressure

Conversation:

A: Zhānmǔsī, nǐ gǎnjué bù hǎo ma?
B: Kè lǐsī tīng, bùshì zhēn de, dànshì wǒ hěn dà yālì.
A: Gōngzuò yālì ma?
B: Wǒ de gōngzuò shíjiān tài zhǎngle, hái xūyào zhīfù wǒ de zūjīn hé hěnduō fèiyòng, zhè shì wǒ de yālì.
A: Nǐ rènwéi nǐ kěyǐ jiǎnshǎo yīdiǎn fèiyòng ma?
B: Wǒ shìtú xuējiǎn yīxiē fèiyòng. Wǒ xiànzài hěn lèi
A: Fàngsōng ba, jīn wǎn yào hē diǎn píjiǔ bā?
Chinese:

A:詹姆斯,你感觉不好吗?

B:克里斯汀,不是真的,但是我很大压力。

A:工作压力吗?

B:我的工作时间太长了,还需要支付我的租金和很多费用,这是我的压力。

A:你认为你可以减少一点费用吗?

B:我试图削减一些费用。我现在很累

A:放松吧,今晚要喝点啤酒吧?

English:

A: James, are you feeling not well?

B: Christine, not really, but I have to so much pressure over a lot of things.

A: Is the pressure from work?

B: My working hour is too long, and also, I need to pay my rent and a lot of expenses, those are my pressure.

A: Do you think you can cut a little cost?

B: I am trying to cut some expenses. I am so tired now.

A: Relax, let’s get a beer tonight!

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Learn Chinese – Queuing up for Visa

Learn Chinese - Queuing up for Visa
Learn Chinese – Queuing up for Visa
Conversation:
A: Xiǎo li, nǐ kàn, páiduì shēnqǐng qiānzhèng de rén zhēn bù shǎo ne.
B: Shì a, zánmen qiánmiàn hǎoxiàng yīnggāi yǒu 20 duō gèrén.
A: Shì měi gè wàiguó rén qù zhōngguó dū yào shēnqǐng qiānzhèng ma?
B: Wǒ xiǎng shì de.
A: Wǒ xiàwǔ hái yǒu gè huì yào kāi, zánmen liǎng diǎn zhīqián néng nòng wán ma?
B: Méi wèntí, fàngxīn ba!
English:
A: Xiao Li, you see, there are a lot of people waiting to apply for a visa.
B: yeah, there are almost more than 20 people in front of us.
A: Should every foreigner going to China apply for a visa?
B: I think so.
A: I'll have a meeting in the afternoon. Can we finish before two o'clock?
B: No problem, don't worry!
Chinese:

A: 小李,你看,排隊申請簽證的人真不少呢。

B: 是啊,咱們前面好像應該有20多個人。

A: 是每個外國人去中國都要申請簽證嗎?

B: 我想是的。

A: 我下午還有個會要開,咱們兩點之前能弄完嗎?

B: 沒問題,放心吧!

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