Free Chinese Lessons

These free Chinese lessons will teach you how to improve your Chinese knowledge and pronunciation immensely. Make sure that you use Rocket Record, our voice recognition technology to get your Chinese pronunciation perfect!

At the bottom of each Chinese lesson you will find the Testing section. Using these scientifically designed tests will help your recall of all the Chinese that you have learned!

Chinese Phrases

In these articles you will find information on common Chinese phrases. Want to know how to say "I love you" or "I miss you" in Chinese? Or perhaps just some funny Chinese phrases? Check these out.

Chinese Questions

This series of lessons on Chinese questions will cover all that you need to know to be able to ask (and respond to) the questions that you will most commonly use in China and other Chinese speaking countries.

Chinese Salutations

This series of Chinese lessons covers all the different Chinese salutations. From "Hello" to "Good bye" and everything in between, these lessons will help you become the ultimate in politeness when you encounter Chinese speaking people!

Chinese Time

These free Chinese language lessons are all about learning Chinese time, days and months. You’ll quickly learn how to ask for the time and tell others what time it is.

Chinese Vocabulary

It's time to move on to the essential Chinese vocabulary that you will need on a trip to China or any other Chinese-speaking destination!

Chinese Words

It's easy to learn Chinese words with these free Chinese audio lessons. The Rocket Chinese team has created an online list of common Chinese words to help you survive in a Chinese-speaking environment.

Need to book accommodation in Chinese?

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask about accommodation in Chinese? In this lesson you’ll learn how to find suitable accommodation in Chinese. You’ll learn how to ask for different types of Chinese hotels, or perhaps you’d prefer a hostel?

Talking about airplanes in Chinese

When you’re traveling by air there are some Chinese airplane words you may need to use. In this online audio lesson you’ll learn vocabulary to do with traveling on a airplane in Chinese.

Talking about animals in Chinese

In this Rocket Chinese lesson we'll be taking a trip to the zoo to talk about all types of animals in Chinese. You might have a dog or cat at home, but I bet you don't have a monkey!

Need to fix your car in Chinese?

This lesson is on cars in Chinese. In this lesson we’ll cover tons of Chinese car vocabulary. From hoods to trunks and everything in between.

Chinese Adjectives

Well, just like in English, a Chinese adjective is added to a noun to give it a quality or to define it in a better way. You could say that adjectives are all about making the noun better. Let's check out this lesson on Chinese Adjectives!

Chinese Expressions

Chinese lesson is full of useful Chinese expressions that will help you blend in with the locals! After this lesson you'll have a range of common phrases to use when socializing with Chinese people.

Chinese Pronouns

Pronouns are words that are used in place of a noun. They can be the subject, the object, or complement. In Chinese, there are different kinds of Chinese pronouns. Let's check out all the different Chinese pronouns.

Chinese Verbs

Verbs are doing words, and in Chinese, just like in English, they're used to denote an action performed by someone or something. Let's find out more about exactly how the Chinese verbs work ...

Describe your clothes in Chinese

Knowing some words for clothes in Chinese can come in handy for all kinds of situations. After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what someone is wearing, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in Chinese.

What are the colors in Chinese?

The colors in Chinese are some of the vocabulary you’ll utilize most when speaking Chinese. You’ll be surprised how often you use color words to describe things on a daily basis. You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color, or perhaps you’re shopping and need to specify what you’re looking for.

Counting to 100 and Beyond in Chinese

This free audio lesson on Chinese numbers is essential stuff for your Chinese language survival kit! By the end of this lesson you'll be able to count to 100 and beyond in Chinese, and be able to use numbers to talk about age and money.

Dating in Chinese

How do you say I like you in Chinese? How do you tell someone you just want to be friends? After this free audio lesson you’ll know lots of important words for dating in Chinese.

Describing people in Chinese

Ever tried describing people in Chinese? What’s the Chinese word for “tall”? How do you say someone is kind? After this free audio lesson you’ll know some Chinese adjectives to describe someone’s appearance and the kind of person they are as well.

Need to ask for directions in Chinese?

Ready to master directions in Chinese? This free audio lesson will give you the essential travel Chinese you need to navigate your way around a Chinese-speaking country. I wish it were as simple as learning the word for where in Chinese and a few Chinese road signs, but there’s a little more to it than that! As you may have already guessed, asking for directions in Chinese is relatively easy… but understanding the directions you are given may be a little more challenging.

Emotions in Chinese

After this online audio lesson you will be able talk about your feelings in Chinese. Being able to talk about your emotions in Chinese will help you get to know people better and take your new friendships to the next level. How would you like to be able to say how you really feel in a Chinese conversation? Let's get started...

Parts of the face in Chinese

On a daily basis, you probably encounter at least a few new people, from the cashier at the grocery store to the mailman. I’m sure you’d be able to describe all these people in English, but how about describing faces in Chinese?

Talk about your family in Chinese

How do you say "parents" in Chinese? It's not as hard as you may think! Imagine describing to a native Chinese speaker who your family is made up of. This lesson covers how to talk about your family in Chinese.

Planning on going out in Chinese?

In this lesson we will introduce some popular kinds of entertainment for going out in Chinese. You won't run out of things to do in Shanghai. Whether you're looking for a fun-packed time or a quiet night out, Shanghai is famous for it's nightlife!

Describing your health in Chinese

You never know when you might need to talk about health in Chinese. Maybe you’re travelling in Japan and need to visit a drugstore. Perhaps you’re travelling elsewhere with a Chinese family member. Either way, we hope you never need to use them, but check out this free audio lesson – it doesn’t hurt to be prepared!

Discuss your hobbies in Chinese

How do you tell people what you like to do in Chinese? In this free audio lesson you’ll learn how to say “I like” in Chinese. Whether it’s football, the cinema, dining out, or reading the latest novel, you’ll learn how to speak about hobbies in Chinese, and things you enjoy.

Know your household appliances in Chinese

This lesson is all about how to pronounce household appliances in Chinese. These days we have a number of household appliances in our homes to make domestic duties easier and quicker. Look around your kitchen and laundry and you will see just how many electrical time saving devices you have. Now, here is the Chinese vocabulary for you to put to those little wonders.

Introductions in Chinese

It's time for a crash course in introductions in Chinese! After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to recognize some common personal questions to use with Chinese introductions. Even better, in most cases you’ll be able to reply using simple Chinese phrases.

Different nationalities in Chinese

In this lesson about pronouncing nationalities in Chinese, you'll learn how to answer that all important question that you'll be asked frequently - 你从哪儿来? (Nǐ cóng nǎr lái?) - "Where are you from?"

Ordering in a Chinese restaurant

Knowing the basic Chinese food vocabulary is a must to help you when scouring menus at restaurants and cafes or to feel confident about what to ask for at the grocery store. You might also need to know the words to talk about your likes and dislikes. Let's take a look at this free audio lesson on ordering in a Chinese restaurant.

Sports Talk in Chinese

If you want to talk about sports in Chinese, this free lesson is for you! Listen carefully to the Chinese pronunciation and practice saying the words and phrases aloud.

Talking about music in Chinese

Being able to talk about music in Chinese is a great way to start a conversation with a native Chinese speaker – after all, music is a universal language!

The body in Chinese

After today’s audio lesson you’ll know the parts of the body in Chinese. In case you ever need to go to the doctor or hospital, you'll need to know what you're talking about - some basic medical Chinese for your language survival kit!

It's important to be able to talk about the weather in Chinese!

The weather is probably a common topic where you live and in Chinese it's no different. Being able to talk about the weather in Chinese can be a wonderful ice-breaker when chatting to locals. There's a solid 44 audio phrases to learn in this lesson!

Chinese Alphabet

It's best to get started with the basics. Understanding the Chinese alphabet sounds will make the learning process a lot easier further down the track. Click here for the lesson on the Chinese alphabet.

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Lin Ping: Rocket Chinese