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One of the most interesting parts of learning a language is learning about the culture surrounding it. And immersion is one of the most effective language-learning techniques. As a matter of fact, that’s how we learned our very first language!

Immersion is not just about the dream of traveling to China. Whether you’d like to go as a tourist or as a student, traveling to China could be financially unattainable and a little tedious. It’d require booking expensive plane tickets, getting a certified translation of your legal documents, and many other administrative expenses and steps.

Regardless, immersion can also be done very successfully by consuming media in your target language.

In this post, we’ll take a look at 6 of the best Chinese movies you could watch to take your Mandarin learning process to the next level.

This Is Not What I Expected (喜欢你)

Chinese movies to learn Mandarin

 喜欢你 could be literally translated as “I like you” or “I love you”. But, in the English-speaking world, this 2017 romantic comedy was introduced as This Is Not What I Expected. This film is an adaptation of Lan Bai Se’s 2014 novel 终于等到你, translated as Finally I Get You or Until Finally You.

 喜欢你 is a great introduction to contemporary Chinese humor and has some great examples of how the language is used in everyday life. Whether you want to know how to order in a Chinese restaurant or how romantic partners speak to each other in Mandarin, this hilarious “chick flick” is worth your time.

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