1000 Mandarin Chinese Sentences is a practical oral Chinese textbook which aims at
quickly improving the language proficiency and communication skills of foreign Chinese
The compilation of this book adheres to the following principles: First, adopt a holistic
approach, fully consider national conditions and regional differences, and feature usability and
practicality. Second, take the idea of learning Chinese language through experiencing culture.
It is expected that language learners will not only acquire basic Chinese expressions to improve
communication skills, but also better understand Chinese culture of daily communication.
Third, make sure that the characters, expressions and grammar rules are used correctly, and the
contents selected conform to the norms of the standard Chinese language.
This book has the following characteristics: First, develop a simple framework featuring
large themes, small scenes and simple sentences, which make learning and usage easy. Second,
select actual scenes and common situations in life, study, and work to improve Chinese
learning through daily use. Third, use simple sentence patterns which agree with the law of
language learning. Last, choose appropriate amount of Chinese characters and words. This
book has a total of 1,019 sentences using 1,400 characters based on commonly used Chinese characters.
Talking about Clothes
Aspects of Life
Talking about Your Hometown
Talking about Family and Friends
Talking about Mood