Essential holiday phrases
Take these phrases with you on your mp3 player and as print-out!
Mp3 downloads from BBC
A lively introduction to Mandarin Chinese in 10 short parts.
Click on the topics in order to see the slideshow and hear the language.
You'll also find useful phrases with tips on pronunciation and grammar,
cultural notes and a short challenge to check what you've learnt.
At the end of each slideshow there's a chance to watch a short
(approx. 1 min) videoclip taken from the TV series.
Get a better insight into the Chinese language and learn about the tones beforehand. Play the Chinese Tone Game.
Find more information in the User guide.
Chinese Tones Game
Chinese Characters game
Real Chinese is also a brand new TV Series, repeated regularly on BBC Learning Zone, BBC Two.