Language Resources

The Year of China provided an opportunity to learn more about Chinese language.  Please explore our resources page to gain a better understanding about language and translation.

  • Phrase of the Week: During the 2011-12 academic year, each week provided an opportunity to learn a new Chinese phrase. Lessons covered expressions commonly used in daily life and include audio recordings as well as the standard pronunciation, English translation, traditional and simplified Chinese characters.
  • Pronunciation Guide: A Q & A guide meant to serve as an introduction to pronunciation and transcription.
  • Introduction to Chinese Characters: Chinese characters have evolved over several thousands of years to include many different styles, or scripts. This page shows the evolution of characters through illustrations and videos.

Photo Credit: Xiangjun Shi '13