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Learn to talk about traveling on vacation in Chinese. Vocabulary: 假期 旅游 去 多久 半 月 Dialogue: A:假期你去旅游了吗? B: 是的。去了好多地方。 A:去了多久? B:大概半个月。 Catch My Drift: A: 假期怎么过的? B:我去旅游了。去很多地方。 A:去了多久呢? B:半个多月。
This one is actually a joke I learned and like to tell. Come learn how to say it in Chinese! Vocabulary: 精神病 异常 喊 纳闷 四周 打算 凑 刺 戳 尖叫 Dialogue: 一天,一个男人走在街上,碰巧路过一家精神病医院。当他走过的时候,他听到医院里面所有的病人都在异常兴奋地喊:“十三、十三、十三。” 这个男人很纳闷,于是他决定过去看看。遗憾的是,他找不到一扇可以看进去的
What to say when you're seeing a doctor? We'll teach you! Come learn about seeing a doctor in Chinese. Vocabulary: 舒服 拉肚子 发烧 量 体温 药 开药 Dialogue: 医生(女的): 你哪儿不舒服? 病人(男的):拉肚子,还有一点发烧。 医生:什么时候开始的? 病人:昨天晚上。 医生:一天大约拉几次? 病人:四次。 医生:让我量量你的体温。38度5
You've heard the explanation, now you just want some listening and speaking practice. This is the place for you! Here are the 2 dialogues and pronunciation recordings from Late For a Date.
You've listened to the explanation, now you'd just like some listening and pronunciation practice. This is part just for that. First, give the main dialogue and "Catch My Drift" section another listen, then move on to Pronunciation Training.
Don't you hate it when someone is late? Especially when it's your significant other? Learn how to complain in Chinese. Vocabulary: 生气 跟 约 结果 也许 急事 公司 召开 临时 紧急 赚 道歉 怪 体谅 认错 理 Vocabulary: Cosmo的女朋友:昨天我很生气。 女朋友的好朋友:怎么了? 女朋友:跟男朋友约好看电影。结果他迟到了一个
For those who want a little speaking practice as part of your Mandarin study routine, this is for you. You've heard the vocabulary and explanation - now you'd just like to get in some listening practice and even better, work on your pronunciat
What do you do in your spare time? Do you even have spare time?! Let's talk about it in Chinese! Vocabulary: 业余时间 Yèyú shíjiān - Spare Time 健身房 Jiànshēnfáng - Gym 周末 Zhōumò - Weekend 户外活动 Hùwài huódòng - Outdoor Activities Dialogue: 业余时间我一般喜欢
Feeling unappreciated at work? You'll feel better after hearing about the man in this true story, pulled from an article in the New York Times. Vocabulary: 出版社 Chūbǎn shè Publishing House 琢磨 Zhuómó To Ponder 雇员 Gùyuán Em
Computer Savvy? Nope, me neither. Learn how to talk about it in Mandarin with us. Vocabulary: 悟性 Wùxìng Savvy 一窍不通 Yīqiàobùtōng Clueless 天才 Tiāncái Genius 附件 Fùjiàn Attachment 压缩 Yāsuō To Compress 下载 Xiàzǎi To Download 右击 Yòu j
Pulled from a real-life breakup, in this episode, Lindi and Kappa Zhao discuss breaking up and broken hearts. 经典分手对白 Vocabulary: 关心 照顾 借口 心疼 尽力 苛刻 比起 还是 行程表 一切 宁愿 Dialogue: A:我很关心你的,只是不能给你你想要的照顾。 B:你这是什么意思?我觉得这只是个借口。如果真的心疼我,你会更尽力一些的。我也没那么苛刻的要
Ever been locked out of your car? House? How about locked onto your balcony? Yes that happened to me. Learn about it in Chinese! Vocabulary: 反锁 晾 顺手 移门 拴 Shuān To tie, to fasten 求救 困 理 忽然 得 放 总之 从头到尾 足足 呆 好玩 敢 打赌 Dialogue: A: 你一定不会相信前
Another lovely poem taught to us by Chinese teacher, Kappa Zhao. 一代人 Vocabulary: 黑 夜 给 眼睛 却 用 寻找 光明 Poem: 黑夜给了我黑色的眼睛 我却用它寻找光明 Catch My Drift: A: 夜这么黑,你却在这里干什么? B:我在寻找灵感。 A:为了你的诗吗? B:是的。 A:找到了吗? B:还没有。
In this podcast, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Kappa Zhao, talks about how to order vegetarian food in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and helps to guide other learners down the path to understandi
How about a little humor in Mandarin Chinese? In this episode, from our language teaching archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Will Xu, tells us a joke in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and hel
Have you ever been stood up on a date? Haven't we all? Let's learn to talk about it in Chinese. Vocabulary: 记得 Jìdé To Remember, remember well 碰到 Pèng dào Bump into, come into contact with 女孩子 Nǚ háizi Girl 约 Yuē To make an appointm
In this podcast, another from our language teaching archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Kappa Zhao, talks about the weather in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and helps to guide other learners
In this podcast, another from our Mandarin archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Will Xu, talks about Shanghai Nightlife in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and helps to guide other learners down
Giving and following directions in another language can be hard. In this episode, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Will Xu, walks you through how to do it in Chinese. Vocabulary: 过头 Guòtóu Too far, overdone, past the point 路口 Lùkǒu
In this podcast, another in our series from the Coffee Talk Chinese archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Will Xu, talks about how to give directions in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and helps
In this podcast, our two hosts, Lindi P and Kapa Zhao talk about one of China's most beloved types of cuisine - Sichuan food. Join us on this episode to discover the vocabulary used when speaking about eating in a Sichuan restaurant. How spic
In this podcast, another in a series from the Coffee Talk Chinese archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Will Xu, talks about how to apologize for being late in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and
In this podcast, another in a series from our language teaching archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Neo Zhang, talks about the commute to work in Chinese. Co-host and long time student of Mandarin, Lindi, follows along and helps to gu
In this podcast, another in a series from our language teaching archives, Chinese host and Mandarin teacher, Kappa Zhao, talks about making plans for the future in Chinese. Vocabulary: 听说 Tīng shuō It is said that 打算 Dǎsuàn To plan 硕士 Sh
Lindi and Will share how to use Chinese to order coffee in the world's most famous coffee chain. Vocabulary: 星巴克 平时 建议 几乎 摩卡 星冰乐 无所谓 香草拿铁 相对 脱脂奶 卡布奇诺 去咖啡因 控制 摄入 收据 Dialogue: Cosmo: 我第一次来这儿。平时不太喝咖啡。也许你可以给我一些建议。 女朋友:第一次来星巴客!哦,我几乎天天来。既然不怎么喝咖啡你就应
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