Best Chinese TV Series to help you learn Chinese and improve your Chinese skills

Best Chinese TV Series to help you learn Chinese and improve your Chinese skills.

When I first started learning Mandarin, I discover that going to class and staring at the books would not be enough for me to actually speak Chinese.

You must learn to listen before you can speak. Every language sounds strange the first time you hear it, but the more you expose yourself to it the more familiar it becomes, and the easier it becomes to speak it properly.

Different languages make different demands on your tongue, lips and throat. Pronunciation is just as much physical as it is mental. If you cannot watch and imitate a native-speaker in person, watching movies and TV is a good substitution.

When you first start to watch Chinese TV series, you may not be able to understand a lot, but it will give you exposure to a broader range of vocabulary and slang. Furthermore, it will also give you a better idea of the way native speakers speak, so you can start picking up more natural speech patterns than the ones taught in textbooks. It will also help you to understand Chinese popular culture.

It can be a pretty fun way to keep the language going, even when you can’t face a full page of Chinese characters, or if you’re feeling tired and you’re not in the mood to practise speaking.

Best Chinese TV series to help you improve your Chinese and improve your Chinese skills

  • 爱情公寓 Àiqíng gōngyù ( Love apartment )

  • 喜洋洋 xǐyángyáng ( Lazy sheep )

  • 咱们相爱吧 zánmen xiāng’ài ba ( Let’s fall in Love )

  • 爸爸去哪儿 bàba qù nǎ’er ( Where are we going dad? )

  • 我是歌手 wǒ shì gēshǒu ( I’m a singer )


  • 爱情公寓 (Love apartment ):

It’s a funny TV show about several people who ended up living in a same apartment by different reasons. It is very similar to the American TV show Friends, with different characters and funny things that happened in their lives.

  • 喜洋洋 ( Lazy sheep):

Lazy sheep is a cartoon, which adults also enjoy. It is about an unfortunate wolf couple trying to capture a flock of sheep everyday in different ways. However, every time they are unsuccessful because the sheep are too smart and united. The moral of this cartoon is to tell children how to overcome the difficulties in their lives by working together, and that friends always should help each other.

  • 咱们相爱吧 ( Let’s fall in Love ):

It is about a girl named Lin Xiao Xiao, who graduated from the most popular school, but ended up being assistant in a company and never gets to put up her skills because her manager does not like her. Even though she faced many difficulties in her working and personal life, she did not give up and overcome all the misfortune with the help of her friends.

  • 爸爸去哪儿 ( Where are we going dad? ):

It is a real life show about celebrities and their cute babies, traveling around city to city, taking part in all kinds of activities. Funny reactions of the children about different events and how the little children overcome the difficulties in their tasks, finish what they were asked to do even though sometimes it’s overwhelming, is the focus of this show. And by helping and leading their children in different kinds of situations, the fathers show a better way of parenting to all the parents in front of the TV.

  • 我是歌手 ( I’m a singer ):

I want to include also this singing show as the language in it is much more predictable, and the songs can be slower and easier to understand.

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