Beginner Chinese Lesson One

Welcome to Lesson One

In Lesson One we begin building our vocabulary with a focus on ao words. The ‘ao’ words have an ‘ow’ sound, a sound we are very familiar with.


Nǐ hǎo (you good) 你好
hǎo (good) 好
bǎo bao 宝宝
hěn hǎo (very good)
hǎo (good) 好
bǎo bao 宝宝
māo (cat) 猫
dāo (knife) 刀


We also begin using:

shén me (what) 什么 and hái shì (or)

And, we gain some familiarity with xiān sheng which means Mr.


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