Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language University of Oxford

Basic Spoken Mandarin

When you are on the lesson pages, place the cursor on the English words to view the Chinese word order and the pronunciation. Click on the the Chinese words or the "headphone" icons to hear the pronunciation.

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If you need more information on Chinese pronunciation please see Pinyin for Mandarin Pronunciation.

Lesson 1. Greeting    Lesson 2. Meeting a new friend  
Lesson 3. Taking a taxi     Lesson 4. Asking the way   
Lesson 5. Shopping     Lesson 6. Asking the time  
Lesson 7. Exchange money