2015年7月24日 星期五

How to Give Directions in Chinese? SMART Mandarin


Learning different names of places in Chinese, such as, train station, bus station, subway station in Taiwan.

In this video, you'll also learn "go straight" "turn right" "turn left" " go straight and turn right at the light in front of you"..ect.

Using the easiest way to express directions in Chinese and also learning the way how Taiwanese people express directions!!

And if you want more useful video lessons, you should definitely check out our page here at 
www.smartmandarinchinese.com

A place where you can learn Chinese with Taiwanese style 
in a simple and easy way! 

SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee 



2015年7月23日 星期四

2015年7月21日 星期二

Small Group Chinese Class in Hsinchu City~ near Hsinchu train station!!

We are looking for 1 more student to join this class!!!

Please see the information down below in this picture!

* All our students will be granted with 
  1-month FREE online audio and video lessons!!

SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee


2015年7月17日 星期五

Chinese Idiom - Clumsy





New Lessons from SMART Mandarin

dà jiā hǎo 大家好!
Hello again!

SMART Mandarin has some new updates!
Visit our website to view the latest and greatest video/audio lessons just for you.

This week we have uploaded:
Chinese Idiom- Clumsy
(Everyday Slang – page 1)
www.smartmandarinchinese.com

And if you haven’t watched other previous video lesson
Here is one of our good video lessons to review

5 Common Chinese Phrases in Taiwan
(All About Taiwan – page 1)
www.smartmandarinchinese.com

As always, keep up the good work!

SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee smile emoticon
www.smartmandarinchinese.com

Flea Market + Language Exchange Event





Hey guys,
My good friend Bess Kuo and I (Katrina Lee) are hosting Hey guys,
My good friend Bess Kuo and I (Katrina Lee) are hosting "Flea Market + Language Exchange Event" at Chinglish Cafe on August 1st, 4:30 pm.
各位朋友們,我們將在 8月1號舉辦
跳蚤市場 + 語言交換 活動
地點在這裡 https://www.facebook.com/chinglishcafe
以下是我們的活動內容
So here is the agenda
4:30-4:45 welcome the guests (暖身 聊天)
4:45-5:00 time for introduction (小小自我介紹)
5:00-5:20 teaching some bargaining Chinese/English to our guests before (學習一些殺價的英文)
5:20--- whenever you want -
sell/ exchange your second hand stuff and use your Chinese/English make some good friends here!!
(結束時間可以交朋友 和開始交換/賣 二手物品)
We welcome you to come and join us,
Look forward see you guys!!
歡迎大家告訴大家 踴躍參加哦!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462072554111642/" at Chinglish Cafe on August 1st, 4:30 pm.
各位朋友們,我們將在 8月1號舉辦

跳蚤市場 + 語言交換 活動

以下是我們的活動內容

So here is the agenda
4:30-4:45 welcome the guests (暖身 聊天)
4:45-5:00 time for introduction (小小自我介紹)
5:00-5:20 teaching some bargaining Chinese/English to our guests before (學習一些殺價的英文)
5:20--- whenever you want -
sell/ exchange your second hand stuff and use your Chinese/English make some good friends here!!
(結束時間可以交朋友 和開始交換/賣 二手物品)

We welcome you to come and join us,
Look forward see you guys!!
歡迎大家告訴大家 踴躍參加哦!!!

2015年7月13日 星期一

SMART Mandarin Video Lessons Introduction - 2


你好 Nǐ hǎo
SMART Mandarin has abundant of information about Taiwan of course along with common phrases and vocabulary in the videos.

Also the videos are all so step-by-step starting from pronunciation, basic grammatical structures and conversation practices.

There are also new people to film videos with teacher Katrina Lee in order to let our online students have a chance to hear more Chinese native speakers talking.

Our video lessons cover vocabulary practices, grammar practices, audio lessons , pronunciation, daily phrases, situations in Taiwan and China, comparison between China and Taiwan, knowledge of Chinese culture, and Chinese slangs!!
So now let’s take a look at a number of videos from SMART Mandarin that you might be interested in


Learning survival phrases is the most important and the first lesson of each language. In the video lesson, we teach everything you have to know for your first phrase lesson!

People get sick from time to time, so it’s important to tell people when you are under the weather, and tell your colleagues you would like to rest instead of work.

3.       Bargaining in Chinese
Learning about shopping, negotiating, and bargaining in Chinese !!

    Do you like coffee? Then you must learn how to order yourself a cup of coffee in Chinese!


Getting lost?! Watch our video and learn how to ask and give directions in Chinese.




SMART Mandarin
www.smartmandarinchinese.com
Katrina Lee

2015年7月12日 星期日

SMART Mandarin Video Lessons Introduction - 1



你好 Nǐ hǎo
SMART Mandarin has abundant of information about Taiwan of course along with common phrases and vocabulary in the videos.

Also the videos are all so step-by-step starting from pronunciation, basic grammatical structures and conversation practices.

There are also new people to film videos with teacher Katrina Lee in order to let our online students have a chance to hear more Chinese native speakers talking.

Our video lessons cover vocabulary practices, grammar practices, audio lessons , pronunciation, daily phrases, situations in Taiwan and China, comparison between China and Taiwan, knowledge of Chinese culture, and Chinese slangs!!
So now let’s take a look at a number of videos from SMART Mandarin that you might be interested in


learning Chinese characters can be frustrating sometimes, in this video, we will give you some professional advice on how to memorize them.

one of the most crucial language lessons is “numbers” learning how to say Chinese numbers from 0-99999999 In an effective way!

measure words is one of the most important grammatical rules in Chinese! It’s important knowing how to use them correctly! In this video, we organized a few ways to master it!!!

learning daily phrases of buying food in Chinese!




To be continued.............


2015年7月11日 星期六

SMART Mandarin Online Audio & Video Lessons! Learn Things About Taiwan & Chinese with Hundreds of Fun Videos!






Watching my own video lessons with an ipad.
I am really proud of what I've accomplished so far. And I really like my videos, they are so informative and fun!
I've put so much information about Taiwan of course along with common phrases and vocabulary in the videos.
Also the videos are all so step-by-step starting from pronunciation, basic grammatical structures and conversation practices.
I've also invited new people to film videos with me, in order to let our online students have a chance to hear more Chinese native speakers talking.

Our video lessons cover vocabulary practices, grammar practices, audio lessons , pronunciation, daily phrases, situations in Taiwan and China, comparison between China and Taiwan, knowledge of Chinese culture, and Chinese slangs!!

There are so many things that I've done for SMART Mandarin to make myself proud. And there are also many I want to do for the website.

My website is so unique because most people are focusing too much on China, but not many people want to teach something about Taiwan in depth in a website with hundreds of video lessons so people who are interested in Taiwan and interested in Chinese could have a good channel to learn the language and our culture.

Language wise, there really isnt much difference between Taiwan and China. So students don't have to worry about that.

If you are looking for something different, if you want to know more about Taiwan, come to our website after you check out Wikipedia about Taiwan :)

I hope to see you in class
SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee

2015年7月10日 星期五

Travel in Taiwan and Learn Chinese- SMART Mandarin




合歡山 he2 huan1 shan1
is definitely one of my FAVORITE places in Taiwan!!

In this video lesson, you will see me actually traveled to this beautiful mountain and show you guys the real beauty of Taiwan!

I always like the mountains and the beaches more than big cities.
And here is FOR SURE one of the spots you DO NOT want to miss when you have a chance travel in Taiwan :)

BELIEVE ME!!! It's worth seeing!!!

When travel in the remote areas of Taiwan and China, a decent knowledge of Chinese language is necessary since no one would expect the local people from the mountains would speak English or any foreign languages. 

So learn some Chinese with SMART Mandarin and enjoy the breathtaking view of 合歡山 he2 huan1 shan1 from our video.

Here is the video :)
http://www.smartmandarinchinese.com/class_Detail.asp?id=174

for more video lessons, please also check out of webpage here 
www.smartmandarinchinese.com

SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee

  



2015年7月9日 星期四

Chinese Vocabulary Practices 1 - Learn How to Make Sentences in Chinese with SMART Mandarin


Hello~ 你好 (nǐ hǎo


Today we are going to learn how to make sentence with

these vocabulary below.


(Traditional Chinese- used in Taiwan)

雜誌 zázhì   magazine

那些 nàxiē   those


容易 róngyì  easy



A sentence using 3 words together.

那些雜誌很容易。 Those magazines are easy.

nàxiē zázhì hěn róngyì


For a detailed explanation on the vocabulary of today.

Please check out our webpage!

http://www.smartmandarinchinese.com/class_Detail.asp?id=267






SMART Mandarin

www.smartmandarinchinese.com








2015年7月7日 星期二

Giving Red Envelope / Going to a Wedding in Taiwan! How Much is Enough? Learning Chinese About Taiwan !! SMART Mandarin



If you go to a wedding in Taiwan, you need to give a red envelope with money inside as a gift to the newlyweds.

But how much should you put in the red envelope is IMPORTANT!

The money in the red envelope should be equivalent to a nice gift that would be given at a Western wedding. And it should be enough money to cover the guest’s expense at the wedding. 

There are few things you need to take as considerations or references when deciding how much you should put in the envelope.

1. Your relationship with the newlyweds- the close your relationship with the newlyweds, the more money you should give as a gift.

2. The restaurant - usually the fancier it is, the more money you should put in your envelope


3. Always avoid odd numbers and unfortunately number
number 4 is pronounced similar to "die" in Mandarin, which you should avoid that, also odd numbers such as , 3 5 7 9 need to be avoided as well 

(Watch our video lessons for the detailed explanation)


In Taiwan, typical amounts on money are: 

一千兩百塊錢  yīqiān liǎng bǎi kuài qián (NTD 1200)

一千六百塊錢  yīqiān liǎng bǎi kuài qián  (NTD 1600)

兩千兩百塊錢 liǎng qiān liǎng bǎi kuài qián  (NTD 2200)


兩千六百塊錢 liǎng qiān liùbǎi kuài qián  (NTD 2600)




Action Completion in Chinese! by using 是……的(shì... de)

Action Completion in Chinese!

n  I bought a cup of coffee.
我買了一杯咖啡
wǒ mǎile yībēi kāfēi

by using ……shì... de

to tell/ask people the detail of the action in the past, or the completed action.
Such as asking

Where did you buy the coffee?
你是在哪裡買咖啡的?
nǐ shì zài nǎlǐ mǎi kāfēi de

When did you buy the coffee?
你是什麼時候買咖啡的?
nǐ shì shénme shíhòu mǎi kāfēi de


For more detail, please check out our video lesson 




2015年7月2日 星期四

SMART Mandarin Biz Corner!! Support Your Biz in Taiwan :)


We recently created a SMART Mandarin Biz Corner!! 

It's an act to benefit of other local biz in Hsinchu city.

To support those (foreigners/Taiwanese) who wish to share their products services or biz to people.

And for our new foreign students wish to get some more information about Hinchu.

Not only we help our students with learning Chinese, we want to encourage those who plan to stay long in Taiwan to start up a biz here!

Doing your biz in Taiwan, learning Chinese, Taiwanese culture, walking out of your comfort zone and building up a solid foundation with the locals.

SMART Mandarin wants to help you more than just the field of language!
Create a biz and life you want in Taiwan is NOT impossible!!





2015年7月1日 星期三

Language Exchange! Expressions of Illnesses

Last Sunday (Taiwan Time) 

We had an language exchange meeting, learning Chinese and English expressions and sayings when dealing with Illness.

We are so happy to see people from Japan, Indonesia, USA, Canada, and Taiwan all sitting in the same room learning from each other!!! A room full of fun, positive energy!!

GREAT Time!!

Thanks for joining SMART Mandarin's language exchange event! 

We will have more LE events coming with different themes!!!!
Next time, we will be having karaoke LE~~~
Singing songs of different languages, meeting new friends and practicing Chinese!!








SMART Mandarin online Skype Lesson!!!


SMART Mandarin online Skype Lesson!!!

1-on-1 Chinese lessons with licensed, experienced, energetic and professional teachers!!
Email us here to answer these questions! We will soon set up an Skype interview before the lesson get started!!
Email: smartmandarin1984@gmail.com

PLEASE Tell us your
1. Location (time zone)

2. Level of Chinese

3. Expectations for the lesson

4. Available time for the interview

5. Preferable time for the lesson (Your Time Zone)


Rates

1. 20 hours – 560 USD + 1-month free online video lesson (28USD per hour)

2. 40 hours – 1000 USD + 3-month free online video lesson (25 USD per hour)