Oral Chinese – Lesson Five

Shòu huò yuán:Nǐ hǎo,qǐng nǐ kàn yi kàn,zhè shì zuì xīn de yī fu。

售货员: 你好,请你看一看,这是最新的衣服。

Wǒ:Xiè xiè nǐ,wǒ zì jǐ kàn yi kàn。

我:谢谢你,我自己看一看。

Oral Chinese – Lesson Three

Jīn tiān shì qíng rén jié,Tom gōng zuò hěn máng,wàng le gěi tā de nǚ péng you  mǎi lǐ wù。Tā de nǚ péng you Cathy yǒu yì diǎn shēng qì。Tom jué dé hěn bù hǎo yì si。

今天是情人节,Tom工作很忙,忘了给他的女朋友买礼物。他的女朋友Cathy有一点生气。Tom觉得很不好意思。

Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival literally means 'clear bright festival' and it celebrates the rebirth of nature, the beginning of the planting season and other outdoor activities. It's a traditional Chinese festival on the 15th day from the vernal equinox. It usually falls on either April 4th, 5th or 6th of the solar calendar. It's actually one of the few traditional Chinese holidays that follow the solar calendar.

Oral Chinese – Lesson Two

A: Zuó tiān, nǐ hé nǐ nán péng you qù de nà gè fàn diàn zěn me yàng?

昨天,你和你男朋友去的那个饭店怎么样?

B: Wèi dào hái ké yǐ, jiù shì yǒu diǎn zāng.

味道还可以, 就是有点脏。

A: Bú huì ba, tīng shuō nà jiā fàn diàn hái bú cuò ā.

不会吧,听说那家饭店还不错啊。

Oral Chinese – Lesson One

xiǎo wáng :Xiè zǒng,wǒ xiǎng huí jiā xiū xi yí gè xīng qī 。

小王:谢总,我想回家休息一个星期。

xiè zǒng :Wèi shén me?Nǐ shuō shuō kàn。

谢总:为什么?你说说看。

xiǎo wáng:Zuì jìn wǒ bù shū fu jīng cháng tóu téng,yī sheng jiào wǒ zuì hǎo xiū xi jǐ tiān。Dàn shì wǒ hái bù zhī dào shì shén me bìng。

小王:最近我不舒服经常头疼,医生叫我最好休息几天。但是我还不知道是什么病。

Secrets of Ancient China: How to Tell Time

Secrets of Ancient China: How to Tell Time

Nowadays, most of countries adopt 24-hour timekeeping convention, dividing a day into 24 hours. Do you know how to say time in Mandarin? Please check our Lesson, https://member.newconceptmandarin.com/survival-mandarin-video-course/play/item:153

However, in ancient China, people divided a day into twelve 2-hour periods, and they called each 2-hour period “时辰 shí chén”.