Learn Chinese Now has been posting excellent Mandarin language learning videos to YouTube for over three years. We’ve compiled our 10 favorite videos spanning from beginner- to expert-level.
#1 How to Count to 10 in Mandarin
Counting is an essential milestone in learning any language, including Mandarin. This video takes us through the first ten digits. 一二三开始!
#2 How to Count from 11 to 100 in Mandarin
If you can count to 10 in Mandarin, then you have all of the vocabulary you need to count to 99.
#3 Basic Mandarin Grammar Guide
Time, subject, verb, object, asking questions and answering them, — arranging your vocabulary is critical to speaking coherently. This video guides you through the basics of Chinese grammar.
#4 Days, Months and Dates in Chinese
Could you keep a schedule without days, months, and years? This video teaches us the days of the week, months of the year, and how to grammatically arrange them.
#5 Big Numbers
1,000… 10,000… 100,000… In this video we learn how to say numbers all the way to a billion in Mandarin.
#6 Photography in Chinese
This video shoots through the practical vocabulary related to taking photos and sheds light on some of the cultural aspects of taking photos in China.
#7 Chinese Tea Etiquette
How do you say “thank you” in Chinese without saying anything at all? Watch this video and learn how.
#8 “Speak of the Devil” in Chinese
It happens all of the time, you mention someone’s name and they appear. So how does the Mandarin language address this social phenomenon?
#9 Responding to Compliments in Chinese
Responding to a compliment in Mandarin is not as simple as just saying “thanks”. In this video we learn both what to say and what not to say.
#10 Clichés within Kung Fu Movies
In this Mandarin-only video Ben Hedges explains several clichés he’s seen repeatedly in Kung Fu classics.