Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language University of Oxford

Basic Spoken Mandarin

1. Greeting

You click on the Chinese characters, Chinese sentences or the headphone icons to hear the pronunciation. Place the cursor on the English words to view Pinyin for the pronunciation and the Chinese word order.

New words New phrases
You Hello 你好
Good, OK See you again, bye 再见
Thanks 谢谢 How are you? 你好吗?
[A question particle] I am fine.


He, she, it    
I, me    


How do you say 

Thank you Hello How are you? How is he?     Bye

Click here to listen to the following dialogues