Real Chinese - Video overview
The videoclips below were selected from the Real Chinese TV series, which is repeated regularly on BBC Learning Zone.
Each clip is 3-5 minutes long and may be watched at full-screen.
If you are looking for a lower-bandwidth option or are a non-UK user, try the shorter videoclips.
Greeting people and saying your name
More greetings and how the Chinese introduce themselves
Talking about your family and introductions
Saying a bit about yourself
Where you're from, what languages you speak and what you do for a living
Asking for tea, coffee, beer etc, talking about what you like to drink and toasts
Ordering a meal
Ordering in a restaurant and saying what you like and don't like
Doing some shopping
Asking how much something is, prices and shopping for food at a market
Asking for directions
Asking what's nearby, getting directions and distances
Getting around by public transport
Travelling by taxi, train and bus and buying tickets
Finding and booking a hotel
Booking a hotel room and hiring a boat
Transcripts are available for all of the programmes.
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Essential holiday phrases