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Chinese Phrase of the Day Challenge: Week 2

WEIWEI LIU | FEBRUARY 07, 2020

The Challenge Continues!


In Week 1, you learned how to introduce yourself in Mandarin Chinese. Doesn't it feel amazing to be able to already speak Chinese??

Let's keep going! If you aren't subscribed to our YouTube channel, you can find all 5 lessons from Week 2 below. 


Don't forget to download the Week 2 Lecture Notes for a breakdown of the vocabulary and phrases in English, pinyin, and 汉字 (hàn zì). 


*TIP: In the Lecture Notes pdfs, scroll down to the bottom 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 2 Lessons


Day 1 - Very happy!


In today's lesson, Yoyo Chinese 老师 (lǎo shī) - teacher - Wei Wei will show you how to say "very happy" - *correctly* - in Mandarin! As in: "I'm very happy I'm learning Chinese!



Day 2 - To know (someone)


In day one this week, Wei Wei taught you how to say "very happy" in Mandarin. Today she'll teach you how to say "to know (someone)". I think you can see where this is going!



Day 3 - To prepare / To join


The two words you'll learn for Day 3 this week  are SUPER PRACTICAL and SUPER COMMON! 


Most beginner Mandarin programs will just have you memorize vocabulary like this and not make any effort to explain how these words are constructed, or how to actually use them in a conversation. That's why so many people who try to learn Chinese end up frustrated and quit. 


Watch this video and see how Wei Wei takes the time to give you clear explanations for everything you are learning, so you feel confident and motivated.



Day 4 - One Impressive Sentence


Let's put what you've learned the last few days together! Each of these short, daily lessons should *feel* easy, but you're actually learning some impressive Chinese!

When you see first today's phrase, it might seem waaaaay too advanced - but you've already learned most of it! After Wei Wei breaks down the vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar, you'll feel a lot more confident about using this in a real conversation.



Day 5 - Review


It's time for our Friday review lesson! 


As you learn more and more words and phrases, it becomes a bigger challenge to remember everything you've learned. That's why it's SO important to take time to review! 



** Feel like you could be moving more quickly?? 


Study at your own pace with the lessons and reviews here on our website


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There are 200 lessons in the course, with thousands of flashcards and quiz questions, lecture notes, audio reviews, and more. With clear explanations for EVERYTHING you learn, you can overcome the first big challenges of learning Chinese - tones, pronunciation, and basic grammar.


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Week 2 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 Week's 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: