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50 Absolutely Essential Mandarin Phrases!
100% FREE!!!

Survival Chinese for Travelers is a short audio lesson that teaches you 50 very basic, but super important travel-related Mandarin phrases. The package includes a 7-minute MP3 audio file as well as 3 printable A4-size pages (PDF). Downloading and using these files is really easy, and totally free!

All you have to do to download Survival Chinese for Travelers, free of charge, is to fill in your details below to subscribe to this site. Don't worry, there is no catch with this offer. It is absolutely free and I'm not asking anything in return.

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The Best Way to Start Learning Chinese

If you want to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese, there's no better way to begin. I've been studying Chinese for ten years already, and I've realized that the most effective and fastest way to learn this language is to memorize words and phrases through repetition. This lesson has both pinyin (romanization of Chinese words) and traditional Chinese characters.

Meet your Chinese teachers: Ruby and me (in Hong Kong).

What Can Survival Chinese do for You?

After listening to this free Chinese audio lesson a couple of times, you'll be able to say words and phrases in Mandarin like:

  • How are you?
  • Thank you.
  • I want to take the bus.
  • I'm looking for a hotel.
  • How much is it?
  • It's too expensive!
  • It's delicious!

as well as many more useful Mandarin phrases!

You won't be fluent in Chinese but...

Knowing these basic Mandarin phrases will make a huge difference during your trip to Taiwan or China:

  • you'll understand when someone greets you,
  • people will respect you for trying to speak their language,
  • you'll be able to bargain more easily,
  • you won't have to ask for help to buy a train or bus ticket,
  • you'll feel more involved and you'll have more confidence in yourself.

Most importantly, it'll be easier to meet locals
and make new friends.

cycling in china, yangshuo
It's so much easier to meet the local people when you speak their language. Here, a boy joins me during a bike ride between Yangshuo and Guilin, in Southern China.

No Grammar! Just Mandarin Phrases!

It is proven. It is a fact. Studying grammar won't help you speak Mandarin Chinese. Grammar is mostly useful for writing. Kids don't learn grammar before they go to school, yet they can communicate ideas and ask for what they want quite clearly.

Without teaching you grammar, Survival Chinese for Travelers will help you learn the most important Mandarin expressions you'll need to travel to Chinese-speaking countries.

This free Chinese audio lesson has already helped many people and I sincerely hope you'll also find it useful.

I want it! How does it work?

To download it, simply subscribe to this site. Don't worry, I won't clog your inbox with spam. I despise spam! The only things you can expect from me are more freebies like this audio lesson and some info about Taiwan. I am lazy. I don't write newsletters on a consistent basis, so you won't hear from me too often.

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What happens once you click "Subscribe"?

You will be receiving an e-mail that asks you to confirm your "subscription". The purpose is just to confirm your e-mail address and your request.

Once you click the confirmation link in that e-mail you will be taken to a Download page where you can get your FREE copy of Survival Chinese for Travelers.

I really hope these 50 Free Mandarin Phrases help you during your trip to China or Taiwan!