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Learn Chinese Characters (hanzi) the easy way


We use a ‘cultural mnemonics” approach to help you remember new Chinese characters.

Most of us prefer to learn visually.  So we insert relevant cultural images from China wherever possible to aid you as you acquire new vocabulary.

For example, to talk about the four seasons,

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Are you planning to visit China?

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Here in our Cafe Panda, you will learn 200 key phrases and 1,000 of the most common words in Chinese.  Try our 50 free online lessons.






  • The alphabet
  • Greetings and farewells
  • Introductions
  • Small talk. Talking about the weather


Talking about yourself and your family and friends

  • Talking about your family and friends
  • Talking about your studies
  • Talking about your work
  • Talking about time
  • Talking about your routines
  • Talking about your favorite landscapes


Learning about China

  • Learning about the regions of China
  • Learning about Chinese festivals and celebrations
  • Learning about Chinese wines, liqueurs and beers
  • Learning about Chinese architecture
  • Learning about Chinese art
  • Learning about Chinese literature
  • Learning about Chinese music
  • Learning about sports in China


Using the Chinese transportation system

  • Busiest airports in China
  • At the airport
  • Taking the train
  • Italian cities with a rapid transit system
  • Taking inter-city buses
  • River, port and canal boat cruises
  • Taking a taxi
  • Asking for directions


Communications in China

  • the Chinese postal system
  • At the post office
  • Having a telephone conversation in Chinese
  • Writing emails in Chinese


Using the Chinese banking system

  • At the bank


Top-rated accommodation and dining in China

  • Famous hotels in China: the Michelin guide
  • At the hotel
  • Famous restaurants in China: the Michelin guide
  • At the restaurant
  • the Chinese teahouse


Top tourist attractions in China

  • Types of tourism in China
  • Top attractions in China
  • Top attractions in other regions of China
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China


Tourist Tips in China

  • Using local transport
  • Taking sight-seeing tours
  • Going shopping
  • Visiting a museum/art gallery
  • Attending a musical performance
  • Attending a sports event


Discovering the major cities of China

  • Discover Beijing
  • Discover Changchun
  • Discover Changsha
  • Discover Chengdu
  • Discover Chongqing
  • Discover Dalian
  • Discover Datong
  • Discover Foshan
  • Discover Guangzhou
  • Discover Guilin
  • Discover Guiyang
  • Discover Haikou
  • Discover Hangzhou
  • Discover Harbin
  • Discover Hefei
  • Discover Hothot
  • Discover Huizhou
  • Discover Jinin
  • Discover Lanzhou
  • Discover Lhasa
  • Discover Luoyang
  • Discover Kunming
  • Discover Nanchang
  • Discover Nanjing
  • Discover Nanning
  • Discover Ningbo
  • Discover Qingdao
  • Discover Sanya
  • Discover Shanghai
  • Discover Shantou
  • Discover Shenzhen
  • Discover Suzhou
  • Discover Tianjin
  • Discover Xiamen
  • Discover Xi’an
  • Discover Urumqi
  • Discover Wenzhou
  • Discover Wuhan
  • Discover Wuxi
  • Discover Yantai
  • Discover Yichang
  • Discover Zhengzhou
  • Discover Zhongshan
  • Discover Zhuhai


Getting healthcare in China

  • at a medical clinic
  • at the dentist
  • at the pharmacy
  • dealing with emergencies