Beginning Chinese

by Prof. Dana Scott Bourgerie

Table of Contents

Units

  1. At the Nanjing University Cafeteria in China
  2. Family Members
  3. Renting a House
  4. Eating at a Friend's House
  5. Eating at a Restaurant
  6. Weather
  7. At a Bookstore
  8. At the Department Store
  9. At the Vegetable Market
  10. Discussing Plans for Study
  11. Introducing Friends
  12. Seeing the teacher yesterday
  13. Clothing
  14. Travel
  15. At the bank
  16. Seeing the doctor
    1. Come With Annie to Get Her Prescription
  17. Finding work
  18. At the post office
  19. Karaoke
  20. Seeing someone off

Grammar and Extras

  1. Grammatical Terms and Convention
  2. Greetings
  3. Classifiers
  4. Particles
  5. Nanjing University
  6. China Map
  7. Grammar and Conventions
  8. Children
  9. House Vocabulary
  10. Phone Card
  11. Apartment Buildings in Nanjing
  12. Dorm Room
  13. General Food Vocabulary
  14. Chinese Food Vocabulary
  15. Names of Countries and Places
  16. Food at a Restaurant
  17. A Street Restaurant
  18. Dining Vocabulary
  19. Temperature Scales
  20. Traffic on a Rainy Day
  21. Weather Report from Taiwan
  22. Weather Report from Hong Kong
  23. A Normal Day in Nanjing
  24. Bookstore Vocabulary
  25. Money
  26. Department Store Vocabulary
  27. Chinese Weights and Measures
  28. Street Market
  29. Academic Courses
  30. The Chinese Zodiac
  31. School Vocabulary
  32. Red Envelopes
  33. Clothing Vocabulary
  34. Map of Beijing
  35. Directional Vocabulary
  36. Transportation Vocabulary
  37. Travel Vocabulary
  38. Train Tickets
  39. Bank Vocabulary
  40. Bank Receipts
  41. Body Vocabulary
  42. Sicknesses
  43. Occupations
  44. Name cards
  45. Postal Vocabulary
  46. Postage stamps and receipts
  47. Music Vocabulary
  48. Sports and Games Vocabulary
  49. Gift Giving in China

 

Supplemental Materials

  1. Bookstore Merchandise
  2. Common Academic Courses
  3. Dates and Days of the Week
  4. Department Store Merchandise
  5. Dining
  6. Chinese Family Relations
  7. Common Chinese Foods and Drinks
  8. Basic Foods
  9. Foreign Place Names
  10. Housing
  11. Introductions and Terms of Address
  12. Terms for the Chinese Language
  13. Weights and Measures
  14. Numbers
  15. Shopping Vocabulary
  16. Vocabulary for Learning
  17. Telling TIme
  18. Variation of Pronunciation
  19. Weather

Videos

  • A game
  • Numbers
  • Poems (4)
  • Tongue Twisters (2)