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ChinesePod makes learning Mandarin fun and easy. It isn't your typical language learning resource - we think you'll be entertained as well! If you’re just trying to learn some survival Chinese or looking to start a lifelong relationship with the language, this ChinesePod - Beginner Level Podcast Channel is where to start. Expand your Mandarin Chinese learning experience by also SUBSCRIBING to ChinesePod - Intermediate and ChinesePod - Advanced Podcast channels. For more lessons, go to www.ch ...
 
Learn Cantonese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at CantoneseClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
ChinesePod is the world’s leading online Chinese language learning service. We aim to make the learning experience as convenient, flexible and enjoyable as possible by smartly applying the latest technology and educational techniques. We offer a full array of courses, subscriptions and services to fit any learner’s needs, with a focus on accessibility and practicality.
 
The most convenient way to learn Cantonese the way it is actually spoken and used. Start with our basic lessons, and in no time you'll be listening to music, watching films and television and engaging in the actual language. With free daily podcasts, a vibrant community, online study tools and much more, PopupCantonese is the most powerful and personal way to learn mandarin.
 
Learn Chinese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at ChineseClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Are you an intermediate/advanced Chinese student? Need to brush up on your listening skills? This podcast if for anyone who is interested in learning the sexier side of Chinese. With topics ranging from fetishes and porn to gender equality and eating disorders, we discuss the topics you just won't find in Practical Chinese Reader or on Chinesepod! Get ready to get stimulated by an American guy and Taiwanese girl as we get down and dirty.
 
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Everyone's got different preferences for living situations. Living with roommates can be vexing for those who desire personal space but a necessity for those who crave constant human interaction. Learn how to talk about your own housing situation in Mandarin Chinese in today's elementary lesson. Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/2013…
 
Sometimes, when we are in a bad mood, we may not feel like talking. But in our today’s story, the protagonist has implemented a plan for keeping silent for a week. We will see that she did so not because she was in a bad mood, but for some other reasons. Let’s take a look why did she come up with this plan and how did her plan work out. Join other …
 
Speaking of Confucius, we believe there is no need to make too much introduction, we all know who he is. There are many titles in Confucius, such as “mater of all ages”, “the supreme master” etc. However, he received far less honor in his lifetime than he did after he passed away. This is because his ideology had been gradually accepted many years …
 
The Chinese New Year is approaching, during this period of time, for many office staffs in China, this is a busy time. They need to be productive in order to finish all the tasks before Chinese New Year. In today’s story, we will see what a typical Chinese office staff’s day looks like. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey…
 
No matter how linguistically well-prepared you may be when you visit China for the first time (all thanks to ChinesePod, of course!), you'll still inevitably encounter any number of awkward and embarrassing situations that will require a basic exchange of niceties in the local language. Today's newbie lesson will equip you with the most basic of ph…
 
In certain groups, McDonalds has been renamed the “McEmbassy” – and no matter how much you tell yourself you won’t, you will end up caving in to that craving for something familiar. So what would a burger order sound like? A super-sized lesson, that’s what. Listen in to this podcast and learn how to use Mandarin Chinese to order food in a fast food…
 
In Chinese history, we have heard of many famous emperors, such as Tang Taizong, Qin Shihuang, Kangxi and Qianlonge,etc. However, during the Warring States period, there was a king named king Zhao Wulingwang. Because he promoted a military reform, he was called "the first great man after the Yellow Emperor" by Mr. Liang Qichao, a modern Chinese thi…
 
When we bought a new car, most people are reluctant to let others drive their car for fear that they might cause some damages to the car. But there are some exceptional cases. In today’s story, we will see that our protagonist Xiao Gao drove his new car to work, not long after he got his driving license. He is more than happy to let others to drive…
 
During our holiday, we all like to make some plans for our holiday. Some people have full schedules, but it's difficult to implement them. Some people have very implementable plans. In today’s story, our protagonist shared his winter holiday study plan with us. It looks like although his schedule is not very full, but it is very detail orientated, …
 
It’s hard enough explaining “biscuits and gravy” to other countries, not to mention missing mom and her kitchen. So, when that long face is chewing on something from a cow’s face, how to save face and face up to the fact that you’re homesick? Listen to ChinesePod, of course – the most nurturing of all podcasts, and learn how to talk about good old …
 
Jared and John talk about why typing characters leads to better learning outcomes than handwriting. They dispel conventional wisdom backed by science from an academic research study by Dr. Phyllis Zhang (张霓). You may have an opinion on the matter, but now it’s time to find out what the actual research tells us. Our interview is with Eileen Wu, a he…
 
In Chinese, when we read the number “1”, many people are used to pronounce it as “yao” instead of “yi”. But for people who have been to China for not too long, they would easily get confused. In today’s story, our protagonist Roy had some misunderstanding about the pronunciation of the number “1” in Chinese when he visited a hospital. We will see t…
 
Peking Opera is the quintessence of China. Everyone who knows Peking Opera knows Mr. Mei Lanfang, a famous Master of Peking Opera in China. He had created an art stream of Peking Opera -- Mei School. In today’s story, we are going to look at how did Mr. Mei created so many classic images of Peking Opera. Join other motivated learners on your Chines…
 
From next week, colleges and universities in China will start the winter holiday. Because of the Chinese New Year, some of the students will go home and celebrate the New Year with their families. But some of the students have different plans to spend their holiday. In today’s story, our protagnoist shared his plan and some of his class-mates’for t…
 
Staying at hostels in China are an excellent way to travel for the cash-strapped tourist and tend to be, in our experience, clean, tidy and full of friendly travellers. However, many of them will often lock up their doors as early as midnight! What's to be done if you're looking to explore a city's vibrant nightlife? Find out in today's elementary …
 
Yesterday was the New Year of 2022. Every New Year, there are always some people unconsciously feeling: "A year has passed, and we are one year older.” Along with that comes anxiety about getting older. Today, we are going to discuss how could we feel comfortable with the fact of getting older and what kind of gifts does time bring as we grow older…
 
The giant panda is a unique animal of China. They looks quite adorable, and often visit other countries as "ambassadors of friendship" representing China. In today’s story, we are going to look at their physical characteristics, life habits and the origin of their name in Chinese. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with …
 
Now there are more and more foreign friends who speak Chinese very well. Some people speak Chinese as if they were Chinese. In today’s story, we are going to listen to a dialogue between Mary, Xiaoli and Lina Yu. Lina just met Xiaoli, and her Chinese really impressed Xiaoli. Let’s take a look why does she speak Chinese so well. Join other motivated…
 
When the countdown to midnight begins, you never know who you’re going to be standing next to. In this lesson, learn how to talk about how you plan to spend New Year’s, and also how to wish someone a “Happy New Year” in Mandarin Chinese. Listen to this podcast, and we’ll help you to not be lost for words when you see in the New Year with a Chinese …
 
Let's face it, "Auld Lang Syne" is getting just a little bit stale, so we've come up with a new New Year's song. It's gonna sweep the globe. In Mandarin. What language is "Auld Lang Syne" anyway? If it can cut it for 300 years, so can a New Year's song in Chinese. Listen to this podcast, and sing loud! The tipsier you are, the better it will sound …
 
Crosstalk is a form of Chinese folk art that combines the artistic characteristics of language and performance. In many people's minds, crosstalk is unique to northern China, but this is not the case. In today’s story, we are going to look at the classification, artistic features and performance techniques of crosstalk. Join other motivated learner…
 
In Chinese, the highest acknowledgement of a person's moral character and deeds is to call him "gentleman", which has been the ideal personality pursued by Chinese people for more than 2,000 years. Confucius was the first person to define the word "gentleman" in moral terms in China. In the Analects of Confucius, Confucius gave a detailed elaborati…
 
“ Take it as it comes” is a line from the Analects of Confucius, a collection of Confucian classics. In addition to its original meaning, people have also come up with a few of different interpretations. In today’s story, let’s take a look what are the meanings of this phrase. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maay…
 
John and Jared have pulled the best stories out of all of the guest interviews of 2021. Get ready to laugh, reflect, and be inspired as we look back on the year. Links from the episode: #70 Reading the News: Do’s and Don'ts #60 How Chinese Food Can Help Your Chinese #59 Bridging to Breakthrough and Abigail Washburn #55 Flashcards, spaced repetition…
 
The opening of Winter Olympics in Beijing is just over a month to go, and we will enjoy the highest level of ice and snow sports in the world. Compared with European and Northern American countries, ice and snow sports started relatively late in China. But speaking of ice activities, China has had ice skating, sledding and other ice activities sinc…
 
Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history and a unique theoretical system and therapeutic methods. In today’s story, we are going to discuss the differences between traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, and some of the principles of traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning jou…
 
When it comes to cooking, some people think it's easy to improve their cooking skills by practicing. But some people believe that excellent cooking skills also requires talent and motivation. In today’s story, our protagonist recounted how his wife’s cooking skills improved over time. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey w…
 
A crazy man with a white fu manchu and white hair seems to have infiltrated your house. You get your nunchucks out from under your bed, poised to karate chop him. But wait. You've been spending a leeetle too much time studying Mandarin... keep your Chinese whipping stars in the closet--this isn't some old kung fu movie, it's Christmas... with a pod…
 
If you’ve spent any time in China, or plan to, you’ll notice a strange piece of paper being asked for at the end of meals/cab rides/etc. What is it? We’d better let Jenny explain; and if you’re lucky, she’ll include a lil’ cultural insight as well. In this podcast, learn how to ask for that precious receipt, in Mandarin Chinese. ChinesePod…the tast…
 
In this episode, John and Jared talk about something close to their hearts: reading in Chinese. They discuss the different types of reading, different techniques for advanced learners, and specifically how you can harness the power of extensive reading to accelerate your Chinese. Guest interview is with Sebastian Mueller from Germany, who moved to …
 
Several years ago, unmarried thirtyish man or woman" was a hot topic among people, and several special terms have been developed, such as, "left-over men and women", "doomed single", golden bachelor”, etc. Through the years, many people have learned to adjust their attitude and opinion towards this topic,and understand everyone has their own choice…
 
There are many controversial emperors in Chinese history, and historians hold different opinions about them. But there was one emperor, who despite his dishonorable reputation, but he is regarded by historians as one of the most accomplished emperors of the Qing Dynasty, he is emperor Yongzheng. In today’s story, we are going to discuss what were t…
 
Choosing a gift for a friend who is going to get married should be considerate. We need to know what do they actually need, whether there are any cultural taboos, etc. In today’s story, we will see that George was trying to figure out what kind of present he should give to a Chinese friend who is going to get married soon. He also got some advises …
 
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