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Spent 5 minutes a day, learn Chinese phrases quickly! 67 free lessons with audio, pinyin and explanation. It includes topics like "Asking for direction", "Talking about weather", "Introduction", "Greeting", "Visiting", "Shopping", "Time", "Date", "Asking for help". Most of them are used very frequently everyday.
Traditional Chinese language textbooks and courses will do a great job of introducing you to vocabulary and grammar, but they don't always teach you the important everyday phrases in Chinese. When people visit China, they can sometimes be confused by some of these phrases.
So those lessons are particular useful for people who want to learn Chinese a bit before they visit China.