Wo Ai Ni = I Love You

A great place to start in learning any foreign language is to learn how to say “I love you”. This universal human expression can teach us 2 pronouns and a verb that will be used in describing passion for someone or something.

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Nihao

Nihao is the pinyin representation of two characters, 你, pronounced nǐ, personal pronoun meaning ‘you’ and 好, pronounced hǎo, meaning good. Note both of these characters are 3rd tone. So, to say hello in Mandarin Chinese, say Ni Hao (written 你好). Link to an audio example here. When I was…

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Why Learn Chinese / 为什么学中文?

The easy answer to that question is: “Because 20% of the world’s population speaks Chinese”. Learning to speak Mandarin Chinese is not as difficult as you may have heard. If you’d like to learn Chinese with us, please get in touch. Boston University recommends Mandarin study for various reasons: China…

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Mandarin Programs at The China Center

Now offering Mandarin courses for all levels and age groups Our custom programs begin with a needs assessment of your language study goals and needs. Upon identifying the best strategy for reaching your these goals, we will then recommend a package of courses best suited to you and/or your group….

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Mandarin Chinese / Guoyu

Mandarin Chinese is called Guoyu or Hanyu. Hanyu is the national language and standard dialect in mainland China. It’s often called Putonghua, Zhongwen or Zhongguohua. 普通话 Putonghua 国语 Guoyu 汉语 Hanyu 中文 Zhongwen 中国话 Zhongguohua 汉字 Hanzi In Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and other Chinese communities outside of mainland China, Mandarin is…

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