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。

How to Say of Course in Mandarin Chinese?

Hi there,

Being lack of vocabulary? Many of us would feel that way learning another language. This time let’s meet another word for situation needs to be confirmed.  Other than telling people shì de是的 or duì对, be more confident and say dāng rán当然: of course!

As an adverb modifying verbs, it works the same as “of course” in English.

How to Say No Way in Mandarin Chinese?

In English “No way.” refers to the thoughts that you believe there is no possibility for something to happen. While in Chinese Mandarin, this expression could be translated according to different situations. Here is an example:

I know I owe you 200 yuan. But could you be kind and lend me more 100?

我知道我欠你200 元。但是你能不能行行好再借我 100?

(wǒ zhī dào wǒ qiàn nǐ 200 yuán.dàn shì nǐ néng bu néng háng háng hǎo zài jiè wǒ 100?)

No way!

没门!(méi mén!)

How to Say Marketing in Mandarin Chinese?

For business men coming to China, Chinese word for “marketing” is becoming the first word to learn. How to write “marketing” in Chinese? It’s 营销. Let’s learn the pronunciation of 营销: yíngxiāo.
Relevant expressions:

market 市场(shì chǎng)

market share 市场份额(shìchǎng fèn é)

E-marketing 电子营销(diànzǐ yíngxiāo)

marketing strategy 营销策略(yíngxiāo cèlvè)

advertising 广告(guǎnggào)

promotions 促销(cùxiāo)

Easy Chinese Characters 上(shàng)

Hi, there!

Learning how to read and write Chinese characters is one of the most rewarding aspects of studying Chinese. However, at the mean time, it always freaks out a lot of Chinese learners. As a matter of fact, it is a case of 'the more you learn, the easier it becomes'.

Two important tips to learn Chinese characters:

1. get started as soon as you can.

2. Just keep doing it.