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Countries and Nationalities

Countries and Nationalities

So you're a person. But, what country are you from? In this FluentU-produced audio slideshow, learn how to say a few essential country names, as well as how to describe the people that come from them.
Countries

Countries

A list of common countries and nations. This decks is also found in the FluentU course 'Newbie Essentials I: Talking About People'.
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The Verb 'To Be'

The Verb 'To Be'

Ah, "to be‘'. It's arguably the most important verb in any language. In this FluentU audio slideshow, learn the super important verb 'to be' and start telling all your friends what exactly you 'are' in no time.
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Negating Verbs with ‘Bu’

Negating Verbs with ‘Bu’

By now you should know the word 'to be' in Chinese, but - not everything is meant to be. For that reason, you're going to have to learn how to negate words in Chinese as well. In this FluentU audio slideshow, master the power of 'bu' and start negating verbs today.
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Asking Questions with ' Ma '

Asking Questions with ' Ma '

Making questions in Chinese is a cinch. Unlike English, you don't need to move any words around or learn any special tenses - all you have to do is take the super useful 'ma' and throw it on the end of your statement. In this FluentU audio slideshow, get introduced to this essential Chinese particle, and get to asking your questions in Mandarin today!
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Answering Questions with Verbs

Answering Questions with Verbs

In English, answering a yes or no question is as simple as saying - well, 'yes' or 'no'. In Chinese though, there isn't a word that can be understood exactly like 'yes' or 'no'. Instead, answering a question means repeating the verb being asked about. Sound tricky? It's actually really straightforward. Get to seeing some examples and practicing yourself in this FluentU audio slideshow.
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Asking Questions in the Negative

Asking Questions in the Negative

Sometimes question come with a little bit of presumed knowledge - in these cases, regular questions just won't cut it, and questions in the negative are essential. In this audio slideshow from FluentU, learn how to utilize the powerful negating adverb 不 (bù) and the question marker 吗 (ma) to create questions in the negative.
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'What About' Questions with 'Ne'

'What About' Questions with 'Ne'

'What about you?' is a line you're going to have to master if you want your Mandarin conversations to go beyond simple yes or no questions. In this FluentU audio slideshow, learn to master the special and essential particle 'ne', that will allow you turn any statement into a 'what about' question with ease.
Newbie Essentials I: Types of People

Newbie Essentials I: Types of People

A deck focused on basic vocabulary used to describe different types of people. This deck is also found in the FluentU course 'Newbie Essentials I: Talking About People'.
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Talking About People

Talking About People

You come across all kinds of people in life, and so in language, you're going to have to know how to talk about them. In this FluentU audio slideshow, review all the langauge in the FluentU course 'Newbie Essentials: Talking About People', as well a few new essential types of people in Chinese.