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Basic Chinese Words

One of the simplest ways to get want you want when you're in another country is to know the names for things. These free audio lessons will help you learn a whole range of basic Chinese words that will make communicating in China that much easier.

It's not always easy to learn whole sentences and the grammar that goes with them. Often, if you want something, or if you want to be polite, just one word is enough. These lessons will give you tons of really useful Chinese words that you can use in a variety of situations.

Like Chinese greetings, and polite Chinese words like please and thank-you. If you want to make a good impression on the locals, being able to say hello, and use your manners, is a great way to start. These lessons will give you the basic Chinese words that to make a great impression wherever you go!

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There's a whole bunch of different lessons that include heaps of Chinese word lists. From counting to days of the week, you'll find just the right basic Chinese word to make your Chinese experience an adventure not a trial!

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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Chinese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!

shì

Yes

拜托

bàituō

Please

哈罗

hāluó

Hello

wéi

Hello (on the telephone)

再见

zàijiàn

Goodbye

你早

nǐzǎo

Good morning

谢谢

xièxie

Thank you

对不起

duìbuqǐ

Sorry

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