Join the Challenge!
Start speaking Mandarin RIGHT NOW with our NEW Chinese Phrase of the Day Challenge!
Join Yoyo Chinese 老师 (lǎo shī) - teacher - Wei Wei on our YouTube channel and learn simple, beginner-level phrases, with a new lesson each day of the week and a review on Friday.
You can find all 5 lessons from Week 1 below. Spend a few minutes a day learning these phrases... we're planning fun contests and giveaways for students participating in our Phrase of the Day Challenge!
After you watch the lessons, download this Lecture Notes pdf for a breakdown of the vocabulary and phrases in English, pinyin, and 汉字 (hàn zì).
*TIP: Scroll down to the bottom of the Lecture Notes pdfs for links to relevant lessons in our courses. These lessons include flashcards, quizzes, and audio review mp3s to help you practice what you've learned!
Week 1 Lessons
Day 1 - Hi everyone!
In this first video, you'll learn how to say, "Hi everyone" in Chinese!
Day 2 - My name is...
On Day 2, Wei Wei (from our Academic Team) will teach you how to introduce yourself in Mandarin with JUST TWO WORDS!
Day 3 - I'm from...
Week 1 of our challenge continues with an easy way to let people know your nationality in Mandarin.
Just 3 lessons so far, and you've learned how to say hello, introduce yourself, and say where you're from!
Day 4 - I live in...
In Day 4 of our challenge, Wei Wei will teach you how to tell someone where you live. This is one of the first questions a Chinese person will ask you, so it's a must-learn expression for your first conversations in Mandarin!
Day 5 - Review
Every Friday during our *Phrase of the Day Challenge*, we'll upload a review lesson covering all the expressions we've covered that week.
It's a time to practice what you've learned, and take a moment to appreciate that you can ALREADY speak some Mandarin!
Week 1 Lecture Notes
Download this Lecture Notes pdf for a breakdown of the vocabulary and phrases in English, pinyin, and 汉字 (hàn zì).
Scroll down to the bottom of the Lecture Notes pdfs for links to relevant lessons in our courses. These lessons include flashcards, quizzes, and audio review mp3s to help you practice what you've learned!
Subscribe for Next Weeks Lessons
The Phrase of the Day Challenge is an easy, painless way to take your first steps learning Mandarin. Just hearing yourself saying a simple sentence in Chinese can be incredibly motivating.
We'll add these blog posts at the end of each week with the lessons, but you can subscribe to our YouTube channel to see the videos each day as we upload them:
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