Chinese beginners often ask about the usages of Chinese characters for welcome in informal and formal situations. If you are a new teacher, this lesson plan will help you teach 欢迎 【huānyíng】 and 欢迎光临 【huānyíng guānglín】, and explain how they are different.
Chinese beginners often confuse the usages of love character in Chinese: 爱 【ài】and 喜欢 【xǐhuān】, 爱情 【àiqíng】 and 爱心 【àixīn】. They also ask how to say “I love you” in Chinese. If you are a new teacher, this lesson plan will help you teach these words and explain how they are similar and different.
Chinese beginners often confuse the usages of these funny words 好笑【hǎoxiào=funny】, 可笑【kěxiào= laughable】, 幽默【yōumò= humor】 and 开玩笑【kāiwánxiào=joke】
In Chinese, both ancient and modern, several words exist that mean “nature.” Learn about the Chinese word for nature, such as 自然 【zìrán= nature】and 大自然 【dàzìrán=nature】, and see examples of how they are used.
Here you learn how to use Chinese character words for losing and throwing away: 丢【diū=lose】, 弄丢 【nòng diū= lose and take the responsibility】and 丢掉 【diūdiào=throw away】. These three Chinese character words can be easily confused by foreigners or students new to the language.
Chinese beginners or foreigners often confused about the usages of Chinese Preposition 对【duì】and 对于【duìyú】. Get an explanation here.
The use of the Chinese word for broken depends on the object you’re talking about. Here you learn how to use 破了【pòle=broken, cut, torn】,坏了【huàile=broken】and碎了【suìle= broken to pieces】 with examples.
The Chinese word for happiness has degrees of “happiness” i.e. 高兴 【gāoxìng】(the least lasting), 快乐【kuàilè】(quite extended lasting) and 幸福 【xìngfú】(the long lasting).
Chinese beginners often confuse the use of 得【de】and 的【de】. This beginner information will help you learn how to use the 得【de】construction.
把【bǎ】 is one of most difficult words to understand for Mandarin Chinese beginners. Find an explanation and examples of the use of 把【bǎ】as measuring word and 把【bǎ】construction that is often used in imperatives for something changes/is done with the things.
The differences between Verb and Verb + 起来【qǐlái】often confuse Chinese beginners, here you learn how to use them with examples.
The usages of Chinese adverbs of frequency (频率副词的用法【pínlǜfùcí de yòngfǎ】) 常常, 经常, and 往往【chángcháng, jīngcháng and wǎngwǎng】 often confuse beginners. If you are new to teaching Chinese, especially adverbs of frequency (频率副词【pínlǜfùcí】), here is a step-by-step lesson plan on the differences.
The use of adverbs 再【zài=again (in the future) 】and 又【yòu=again (repeated in the past)】often confuse beginners learning Chinese. We explain these concepts with a step-by-step Chinese lesson plan.
The usages of Chinese grammar conjunctions 还是 and 或者【háishì and huòzhě】often confuse beginners while taking Chinese lesson. If you are new to teaching Mandarin Chinese, here is a step-by-step lesson plan to teach the difference between them.
The usages of 带【dài】 (bring/take), 拿【ná】(hold/bring) and 取【qǔ】(pickup/take) often confuse beginners. If you are new to teaching Chinese, here is a step-by-step lesson plan to teach the difference between them.
The use of 总是【zǒngshì=always】and 老是【lǎoshi=always】can be confusing to beginner language learners. If you are new in teaching Chinese, try this step-by-step lesson plan.
The Chinese words 都【dōu=all】and 所有【suǒyǒu=all】 are used to express different meanings of the English word “all”. This lesson explains the ways the two words are used in Chinese.
Watching TV in a foreign language can be a great way to begin learning to speak it. Find a collection of Chinese TV shows you can watch online and start to improve your language skills!
The Chinese words 比较【bǐjiào】 and 更【gèng】are used to make comparisons. This lesson plan provides an example on how to teach the differences between the words.