Level B1

With B1 level Chinese, you're able to:

  1. Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  2. Deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where Chinese is spoken.
  3. Produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  4. Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Essential B1 articles

  1. Understanding 把 (bǎ) in ten minutes
  2. The 是…的 (shì…de) construction in Chinese grammar
  3. Chinese grammar 把 structure: a basic introduction
  4. Chinese grammar de particles summary: 的, 地 and 得

Important B1 articles

  1. How to use 拿起来 (náqilai) and 拿上来 (náshanglai) correctly in Chinese grammar
  2. How to use 没关系 (mei2 guānxi) in Chinese: it doesn't matter, not related to

Supplementary B1 articles

  1. How to use 碰 (pèng), 碰见 (pèngjiàn) and 碰上 (pèngshàng) in Chinese grammar
  2. 接 (jiē) and 接到 (jiēdào) in Chinese grammar: answering and receiving
  3. How to use 对 (duì) and 跟 (gēn) as prepositions in Chinese grammar
  4. The difference between 对不起 (duìbuqǐ), 请问 (qǐngwèn), 麻烦你 (máfan nǐ) and 劳驾 (láojià)
  5. 长 (zhǎng) vs 长得 (zhǎngde) in Chinese grammar
  6. How to use 划算 (huásuàn) in Mandarin Chinese: to be a bargain
  7. The difference between 终于 (zhōngyú) and 最后 (zuìhòu) in Mandarin Chinese: 'finally' vs 'the last'
  8. When 给 (gěi) comes directly after verbs in Mandarin Chinese (verb-给 compounds)
  9. The difference between 半 (bàn), 一半 (yí bàn) and 一个半 (yí ge bàn) in Chinese grammar
  10. Common mistakes with 把 (bǎ) in Chinese grammar