Basic Chinese - Talking About Your Family
Learn how to talk more in Chinese about your family.
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While China has increasingly adopted Western influences, the traditional family structure is still highly valued and holds a prominent position in Chinese culture. This Chinese language course will help you converse confidently about your family. You will learn how to tell people more about your family, from how many brothers and sisters or children you have, what age they are, what they are studying, and what your parents work at.
You will get an overview of the Chinese family and its role in Chinese life and well as a detailed list of how family members are referred to. Words and phrases are presented via audio, Chinese script, Pinyin and English to facilitate learning. The content is broken down into key terms and vocabulary. There are also video clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained.
This online Chinese language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.
Module 1: Basic Chinese - Talking About Your Family
Talking About Your Family - Learning Outcomes
The Extended Family
Talking about Your Family - Part 1
Talking about Your Family - Part 2
Module 2: Basic Chinese - Talking About Family Assessment
Having studied this course you will be to: - Explain the patriarchal Chinese family structure and how family members are addressed; - Describe their family in more detail, from their age to the year the person were born and the number of siblings, aunts and uncles to where they live and work; - Describe how Chinese numbers, fractions, percentages and enumerators are constructed, written and spoken.
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