Chinese (中文)

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How Long Does it Take to Learn Chinese?

Mandarin Chinese is rated as a category 4 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered exceptionally difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 88 weeks (or 2200 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Basic Phrases in Chinese

Hello你好 (Nǐ hǎo)
Goodbye再见 (Zàijiàn)
Yes是 (Shì)
No没有 (Méiyǒu)
Excuse me劳驾 (Láojià)
Please请 (Qǐng)
Thank you谢谢 (Xièxiè)
You are welcome别客气 (Bié kèqì)
Do you speak english你会说英语吗? (Nǐ huì shuō yīngyǔ ma?)
Do you understand你理解吗? (Nǐ lǐjiě ma?)
I understand我明白 (Wǒ míngbái)
I do not understand我不明白 (Wǒ bù míngbái)
How are you你好吗 (Nǐ hǎo ma?)
Fine thanks很好,谢谢! (Hěn hǎo, xièxiè!)
What is your name请问你贵姓大名? (Qǐngwèn nǐ guìxìng dàmíng?)
My name is我的名字是 (Wǒ de míngzì shì)
Pleased to meet you很高兴见到你 (Hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nǐ)

Chinese Nouns

Man男人 (Nánrén)
Woman女人 (Nǚrén)
Boy男孩 (Nánhái)
Girl一个女孩 (Yīgè nǚhái)
Cat猫 (Māo)
Dog狗 (Gǒu)
Fish鱼 (Yú)
Water水 (Shuǐ)
Milk牛奶 (Niúnǎi)
Egg蛋 (Dàn)
House房子 (Fanzhi)
Flower花 (Huā)
Tree树 (Shù)
Shirt衬衫 (Chènshān)
Pants裤子 (Kùzi)

Colors in Chinese

Black黑色的 (Hēisè de)
White白色 (Báisè)
Red红色 (Hóngsè)
Orange橙子 (Chéngzi)
Yellow黄色 (Huángsè)
Green绿色 (Lǜsè)
Blue蓝色 (Lán sè)
Purple紫色 (Zǐsè)
Pink粉 (Fěn)
Gray灰色 (Huīsè)
Brown棕色 (Zōngsè)

Seasons in Chinese

Winter冬天 (Dōngtiān)
Spring弹簧 (Tánhuáng)
Summer夏天 (Xiàtiān)
Autumn秋季 (Qiūjì)

Days of the Week in Chinese

Monday星期一 (Xīngqí yī)
Tuesday星期二 (Xīngqí'èr)
Wednesday星期三 (Xīngqísān)
Thursday星期四 (Xīngqísì)
Friday星期五 (Xīngqíwǔ)
Saturday四月 (Sì yuè)
Sunday星期日 (Xīngqírì)
Yesterday昨天 (Zuótiān)
Today今天 (Jīntiān)
Tomorrow明天 (Míngtiān)

Months in Chinese

January一月 (Yī yuè)
February二月 (Èr yuè)
March游行 (Yóuxíng)
April四月 (Sì yuè)
May可以 (Kěyǐ)
June六月 (Liù yuè)
July七月 (Qī yuè)
August八月 (Bā yuè)
September九月 (Jiǔ yuè)
October十月 (Shí yuè)
November十一月 (Shíyī yuè)
December十二月 (Shí'èr yuè)

Numbers in Chinese

Zero零 (Líng)
One一 (Yī)
Two两个 (Liǎng gè)
Three三 (Sān)
Four四个 (Sì gè)
Five五 (Wǔ)
Six六 (Liù)
Seven七 (Qī)
Eight八 (Bā)
Nine九 (Jiǔ)
Ten四月 (Sì yuè)
Eleven十一 (Shíyī)
Twelve十二 (Shí'èr)
Twenty二十多岁 (Èrshí duō suì)
Thirty三十 (Sānshí)
Forty四十 (Sìshí)
Fifty五十 (Wǔshí)
Sixty六十 (Liùshí)
Seventy七十 (Qīshí)
Eighty八十 (Bāshí)
Ninety九十 (Jiǔshí)
Hundred百 (Bǎi)
Thousand千 (Qiān)