Mandarin Vocabulary for Every Occasion
From Qiu Gui Su, former About.com Guide
Many people want to learn Mandarin Chinese to tap into China's huge economy. Business people should learn basic conversation skills first, but these lists of specialized business words will also be useful.
Countries and Nationalities
The countries and nationalities of the world in Mandarin Chinese.
Chinese Family Relationships
As you progress in your knowledge of Mandarin, you may develop friendships with Chinese families, in which case you will need to know who is who within the family. Deciphering Chinese family relationships can be bewildering, but these vocabulary guides will get you started.
- Immediate Family Members
- Extended Family Members - Older Generation
- Extended Family Members - Younger Generation
Mandarin Chinese for Traveling
Phrases and vocabulary to help you while traveling in Mandarin-speaking countries.
- Traveling Vocabulary - Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
- Hotel Vocabulary
- Banking Vocabulary
- Shopping Vocabulary
Mandarin Chinese for Ordering Food
Vocabulary lists of food, Chinese cuisine, as well as phrases for ordering food.
Mandarin Chinese phrases for Western and Asian festivals and holidays.
- Dragon Boat Festival
- Mandarin Vocabulary for Chinese New Year
- Lantern Festival
- Dong Zhi - Winter Solstice
- Christmas Vocabulary
Learn related words with these vocabulary lists arranged by topic.
- Common Flowers
- Common Trees
- Computers and Computer Peripherals
- Weather & Environment
- Musical Instruments