What we're about

Practice your Chinese language and be involved in Chinese cultural activities! Native Chinese speakers practice your English and make friends with locals in Austin who are interested in your culture and language, Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world, one billion plus and counting!

Since we want our members to have every opportunity to attend our events and to feel comfortable participating, we have a few rules. Please read this important page:

https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Chinese-Language-and-Culture/about/

This Meetup will focus on three areas: Language, Culture and Food.

#1 Language: Language practice and exchange between Native Chinese, Americans and all in between! All Chinese languages, (Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese) and levels of proficiency are welcomed!

#2 Culture: Kungfu Classes, Chinese Movie Screenings, Exhibits, Performances and many others!

#3 Food: Exploring the various types of cuisine from, Shanghai, Hunan, Sichuan, Canton (Dim Sum as well!), Beijing and many other provinces!

Upcoming events (4+)

[low intermediate] "HSK Level 4 Standard Course", 第二课: "真正的朋友" (尽管,却,而)

Participants should be able to comfortably understand spoken Chinese like this: https://www.ximalaya.com/waiyu/28293150/208178034

The ideal participant is familiar with several hundred words, such as 在,不在,有,没有,可以,能,会,要,想,自己,放,世界,参加,解决,包,地图,文化;意思,愿意,注意,同意,满意
and several dozen grammar points, incl.
comparisons using "bǐ" (比)
emphasizing the result using "bǎ" (把)
passive voice using bèi (被)

A typical learner (with no previous exposure to CJKV languages) might attain this level of fluency after studying Mandarin for roughly 500 hours (~10 hours a week for 50 weeks or 3 semesters).
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vocabulary
http://quizlet.com/629828757/flashcards

textbook (PDF) http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20Standard%20Course%20Level%204%20I.pdf
dialogues (audio)
http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20standard%20course%204(I)%20audio/02-3.mp3
http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20standard%20course%204(I)%20audio/02-4.mp3
http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20standard%20course%204(I)%20audio/02-5.mp3
dialogue notes (video) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvs-5fETl5K28Qbh0OuTLJmP-ULKuHsJX

grammar (audio) http://jyangkul.net/WeChat%20Platform/HSK/HSK%204%20Grammar.mp4

workbook (PDF) http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20Standard%20Course%20Level%204%20workbook.pdf
workbook (audio)
https://www.ximalaya.com/waiyu/26410056/
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Use calendar view (https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Chinese-Language-and-Culture/events/calendar/?set_mobile=off) to see other upcoming events at a glance.

Fangyan Fridays: Chinese language varieties/dialects

Online event

Although it's not strictly necessary, things will probably go more smoothly if you can already understand and speak at least one Chinese language/dialect at a casual conversational level.

(NE) Dongbeihua https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2015/06/dongbei-survival-guide/
(N) Beijinghua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xcZAIGr77s
(W) Chengduhua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGMP5L5hi8A&t=132s
(E) "Shanghainese" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpPWbRD28fE&t=74s
(C) Wuhanhua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvjy-MVAW_0
(SE) "Hokkien" (Penang) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jeeI_n4uWM
(SE) "Hokkien" (Taiwan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KK7xdoTfr4
(S) "Cantonese" (Guangzhouhua) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxlT4UrI2tM
Hakka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS10g_KIGZY
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Use calendar view (https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Chinese-Language-and-Culture/events/calendar/?set_mobile=off) to see other upcoming events at a glance.

[low intermediate] "HSK Level 4 Standard Course", 第NN课: "" ()

Participants should be able to comfortably understand spoken Chinese like this: https://www.ximalaya.com/waiyu/28293150/208178034

The ideal participant is familiar with over 500 words (such as 在,不在,有,没有,可以,能,会,要,想,自己,放,世界,参加,解决,包,地图,文化;意思,愿意,注意,同意,满意).

S/he should also have a grasp of several dozen grammar points, incl.
basic sentence structure (S + adverbs + V + IO + DO)
basic question formats and words (V-不-V,...)
particles "ba" (吧), "ma", "de" (的/得/地), "le", "ne", "zhe"
simple verb complements (过,得,到,完,好,定,错,去,来)
comparisons using "bǐ" (比)
emphasizing the result using "bǎ" (把)
passive voice using bèi (被)
passive voice using 请,让,叫,使

A typical learner (with no previous exposure to Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Vietnamese languages) might attain this level of fluency after studying Mandarin for roughly 500 hours (~10 hours a week for 50 weeks or 3 semesters).
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vocabulary
http://quizlet.com/629828757/flashcards

textbook (PDF) http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20Standard%20Course%20Level%204%20I.pdf
dialogues (audio) http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/standard%20course%204(I)%20audio.html
dialogue notes (video) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvs-5fETl5K28Qbh0OuTLJmP-ULKuHsJX

grammar (audio) http://jyangkul.net/WeChat%20Platform/HSK/HSK%204%20Grammar.mp4

workbook (PDF) http://jyangkul.net/HSK/HSK%204/HSK%20Standard%20Course%20Level%204%20workbook.pdf
workbook (audio)
https://www.ximalaya.com/waiyu/26410056/
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Use calendar view (https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Chinese-Language-and-Culture/events/calendar/?set_mobile=off) to see other upcoming events at a glance.

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