Level A2

With A2 level Chinese, you're able to:

  1. Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  2. Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  3. Describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Essential A2 articles

  1. How to use 长 (cháng) and 久 (jiǔ) correctly in Chinese grammar
  2. 以前 (yǐqián) and 以后 (yǐhòu) in Chinese grammar: before and after, past and future
  3. 过 (guò) in Chinese grammar: past experiences, past actions
  4. 除了…以外 (chúle…yǐwài) in Chinese grammar: apart from, except, in addition
  5. Chinese grammar: verb + 出来 (chūlái) construction
  6. Chinese grammar de hua (的话): expressing "if" in Chinese with de hua
  7. Chinese le grammar summary (了)

Important A2 articles

  1. The 是…的 (shì…de) construction vs 了 (le) in Chinese grammar
  2. Five uses of 要 (yào) in Chinese grammar
  3. The 要是…就 (yàoshi…jiù) construction in Chinese grammar
  4. When should you put 的 (de) after adjectives in Chinese grammar?
  5. Past events in Mandarin Chinese grammar (there's no past tense!)
  6. The 一 ... 就 pattern in Chinese grammar (yī ... jiù): as soon as, once, whenever
  7. When 在 (zài) comes after the verb in Chinese grammar

Supplementary A2 articles

  1. The difference between 去 (qù), 走 (zǒu) and 离开 (líkāi) in Chinese grammar
  2. Using 了 (le) and 过 (guò) in Chinese grammar
  3. How to use 跟 (gēn) and 也 (yě) correctly in Chinese grammar
  4. Using 人 (rén) and 男人 (nánrén) - "man" - correctly in Mandarin Chinese
  5. The difference between 碰见 (pèngjiàn), 遇见 (yùjiàn) and 见面 (jiànmiàn) in Chinese