Tag: BEIJING

150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists in China: Out of Place in Time?

Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around

The End of the World, 2012

In this episode Ben takes you through the essential Mandarin Chinese vocabulary for the end of the world, which

Ordering Food in Chinese Resturants

In this episode Ben is joined by Cici Li, host of Food Paradise, to go over some essential Mandarin

How to Say “Can you Speak English?” in Chinese

In this video we teach you how tell people you can speak some Chinese, and how to ask if

How to Order Drinks at a Chinese Bar

In this video we show you how to use your Mandarin Chinese to order drinks at a bar in

May the wind be with you the whole way – 4-Character Sayings

In this episode of 4-Character sayings (Chengyu), Ben introduces the Mandarin Chinese saying Yílù Shùnfēng or “may the wind

China’s Political Geography – Provinces, Regions etc… In Chinese

In this episode of Learn Chinese: Advanced Vocabulary, Ben takes a look at the names for the different regions

Talking About Sports in Chinese

In this episode we learn how to ask “What sports do you like?” and how to reply, in Mandarin

Lord Ye Fond of Dragons – 4-Character Sayings

In this episode Ben introduces the 4-character saying Ye Gong Hao Long or Lord Ye Fond of Dragons. This

The Old Man of the Frontier Loses his Horse – 4-Character Sayings

This week we learn the 4-character Chinese phrase “The Old Man of the Frontier Loses his Horse.” 塞翁失馬

Asking About the Weather in Chinese

In this episode we learn how to ask about the weather and how to describe a few different weather

Asking Phone Numbers and Email in Chinese

In this episode Ben and Peggy explain how to ask for someone’s phone number and email address in Mandarin

Laowai – Foreigner (Chinese Hot Words)

In this episodes of “Hot Words” Ben takes a comical look at the way Chinese people refer to foreigners,

Asking “Where are you from?” in Chinese

This week we learn the standard way to ask people where they are from and a few country names

Asking “How Much Does it Cost?” in Chinese

Today we learn how to ask how much items cost. This is useful in markets or stores. You need

Numbers 11 to 100 in Chinese

This week we learn how to count to 100 in Mandarin Chinese. Vocabulary: 11 十一 Shíyī 12 十二 Shíèr

Chinese Numbers 1 to 10

Follow Ben on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/benhedgesntd Learn how to count from 1 to 10 in Mandarin Chinese. This week’s vocabulary:

Asking “How Old Are You?” In Chinese

Follow Ben on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/benhedgesntd This week we learn how to say “how old are you?” in Chinese. This

How to Ask for Western Food in China

Follow Ben on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/benhedgesntd In this episode we learn the essential vocabulary needed to buy western food in

The Tones of Mandarin Chinese

Follow Ben on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/benhedgesntd Mandarin Chinese uses the Pinyin system to spell out Chinese words with English letters.

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