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The most convenient way to learn Chinese 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, PopupChinese is the most powerful and personal way to learn mandarin.
 
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.
 
This is Intent and Instinct, a podcast where two old friends discuss building a fulfilling life and walking the warrior-poet path. We discuss a wide variety of topics that connect with developing our minds or getting in touch with our bodies. We cover books, martial arts, conversations overheard, writing, ways of thinking, and how all of these connect with the most significant or casual parts of our lives. We're walking this path with the listener, bringing a myriad of failures, missteps, an ...
 
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What are you afraid of? John and Jared discuss the most common things that could be holding you back from learning Chinese. They offer tips on how to overcome them to achieve your dreams. Guest interview is with Megan Ammirati, a 2nd generation Chinese learner and Fulbright scholar. Her story shows that your parent’s Chinese will lie fallow in the …
 
Leaning foreign languages become more popular in China nowadays, therefore, our protagonist has selected a course to study a foreign language. The morning traffic in some of the big cities is always an issue, and the public transportation is filled by too many people. These problems often make us feeling tensed and the only goal for us is to get to…
 
In recent years, a kind of professional experience center for children has quietly emerged in the Chinese market. Children's professional experience means that children dress up as doctors, teachers, librarians, mailmen and sales staffs to have professional experience activities in specific places. This professional experience activities designed f…
 
On Nov. 24th, China's Long March 5 heavy-lifted carrier rocket was successfully putting the Chang 'e-5 probe into the orbit. The sixth mission in the Chang'e program, Chang'e 5 will be one of the most difficult and challenging space endeavors China has ever embarked on and aims to be the first mission by any nation in more than four decades to brin…
 
It is a quite ordinary scene of which a group of parents sitting together, chatting to each other, and complaining about how their children are being naughty. In fact, we hardly find a child always stay quiet and listen to whatever we tell him or her to do. Many children’s creativity developed through the way they play, and it helps them to discove…
 
We all know time flies, but sometimes we hardly realize it until something reminds us. For friends who haven't seen for a long time, in some cases of which we don't feel that we haven't seen each other for such a long time, and the time seems to move very slowly. Maybe it is because we can communicate with friends through the Internet nowadays, we …
 
The environment in which we live changes almost every day. Some changes are obvious, while others are subtle. Hometown is always special to us. The changes of hometown always make us feel emotional. The hometown in our memory also becomes a special existence in our heart. We are delighted to hear your stories about your home town. Join other motiva…
 
Welcome to part 4 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. This is the situation: you’ve read all the graded readers and learner content out there, and you're wondering….now what? John and Jared offer tips on how to bridge the gap to native level content. Guest interview is with Matt Sheehan, an intrepid American who landed in China to learn journa…
 
Welcome to part 3 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss the concept of fluency now as opposed to some distant time in the future and how reading will get you there. Guest interview is with Olle Linge of Hacking Chinese and Chinese language enthusiast extraordinaire. He offers the Chinese learning tips that…
 
Welcome to part 2 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss how to get into reading at an early stage, even if you don’t have anything that is low enough for you to read! Guest interview is with Heather Turner, an entrepreneurial mother of five. She’s a qualified dental hygienist, professional baker, and most …
 
As the trade war continues to batter the economies, we look at how it invigorated a sense of nationalism for local brands in China. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, n…
 
In today's story, our protagonist recalls the experience of moving to a new city and problems encountered. Moving to a new place where things work differently can be exciting. It can also be challenging. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in…
 
When talking, you need to make sure you are clear and intelligible. In today's story, we'll take a look at some things to note. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new w…
 
In only a few decades, ShenZhen has become one of the most thriving cities in China. What are the reasons behind this success? In today's story, we take you back in time to it's early day to where it is today. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full t…
 
With today's story, we're taking a look at a few tips when working in a company shared from our narrator's experience. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc…
 
In today's story, our narrator shares his strange encounter on an evening night. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc.Got a question or comment? Reach out …
 
Welcome to part 1 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared start at the beginning and talk about how to learn pinyin, characters, and vocabulary. Guest interview is with Scott Young, author of bestselling novel “Ultralearning”. Scott spent a year without English and managed to be conversational in four new languages,…
 
You may have come across some Chinese jokes that you do not fully understand. Do you know most of them are related to Chinese traditional customs or Chinese slang words? Here are 8 funny Chinese jokes to give you a brief picture of Chinese society. As you'll see it's a great way to better learn Chinese and fully understand it's cultural aspects. Jo…
 
If you were not aware already, exercising brings a number of benefits. In today's story, we're taking a look at some of those. Does it make you want to go out after reading it? Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to tes…
 
In today's story, we're taking a look at some tips to tell whether a physical product is of good quality (or not). It can be particularly challenging when shopping online. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test you…
 
If you've ever moved to a new country, a new school or anywhere different than what you're used to, you may have found it difficult to adapt. With today's story, we're taking a look at some tips to help in that process. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inb…
 
In today's story, we're looking at the 'joys of learning'. Hopefully that is what you are feeling as you are studying Mandarin Chinese. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionar…
 
Different people may have different perspectives on this story; we're taking a look at some of the factors that explain why some electronic products last longer. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understa…
 
In today's story, we take a look at the impact the pandemic has had on young people's opportunities and what can be done about it. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, ne…
 
John and Jared discuss a linguistic concept that you’ve probably never heard of but is pervasive throughout all languages. This will help you understand why for some things there is simply no direct translation and the answer for “why is it said this way?” is often “that’s just how it’s said”! Guest interview is with James Loach, a particle physici…
 
Practising Chinese tongue twisters can help you speak confidently with both accurate pronunciation and fluency. We've compiled 4 tips to learn Chinese tongue twisters and 15 fun examples. 黑化肥/发灰/会挥发,灰化肥/挥发/会发黑 小牛扣扣/使劲揪,小妞扣扣/对准扣眼/扣。小牛/和/小妞,谁/学会了/扣纽扣? 一条裤子/八条缝,横缝上面/有竖缝。缝了横缝/缝竖缝,缝了竖缝/缝横缝。 有个小孩/叫巧巧,巧巧哥哥/叫乔乔,乔乔划船/带巧巧,巧巧乔乔/看姥姥。 牛郎/恋刘娘,刘娘/念牛郎。牛郎/年年/恋刘娘,刘娘…
 
In today's story, our protagonist causes an incident in class which could have put her in danger. How will the teacher react? Listen to today's story to find out! Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your underst…
 
In today's story, we get some simple tips when receiving some form of recognition; whether at school or at work. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc. Got …
 
With the advent of the internet, new jobs are surfacing. Becoming an 'internet celebrity' has become one of the most desirable professions according to recent studies. As we'll see in today's story, certain 'foundation' subjects remain essential in today's education. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily a…
 
In today's story, we're taking a look at the healthcare situation in China, and some of the changes that have been made in the recent year. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dicti…
 
In today's story, we're taking a look at the healthcare situation in China, and some of the changes that have been made in the recent year. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dicti…
 
In today's story, we're taking a look at the healthcare situation in China, and some of the changes that have been made in the recent year. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dicti…
 
John and Jared discuss using Chinese in the workplace and how you can use it no matter what your level. Guest interview is with Kaiser Kuo, a well know figure among China expats, and who, among many things, started the first Chinese heavy metal band in China and the growth of his Chinese skills is one thing that made it possible. Get ready for some…
 
As a Chinese learner, you need to know some Chinese slang to understand Chinese culture and get closer with your Chinese friends. In this episode, we put together a list of 10 slang words you need to know (if you don't already). We cover the following: 斜杠青年(xié gàng qīng nían) 立flag(lì flag) 治愈(zhì yù) 肥宅(feí zhái) 断舍离 (duàn shě lí) 佛系(fó xì) 夸夸群(k…
 
In today's story, we're taking a look at the healthcare situation in China, and some of the changes that have been made in the recent year. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dicti…
 
With today's story, our protagonist relates how her sister got back in shape, even after giving birth. Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc. Got a question…
 
Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc. Got a question or comment? Reach out to us at contact[at]maayot.comBy maayot
 
Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc. Got a question or comment? Reach out to us at contact[at]maayot.comBy maayot
 
Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc. Got a question or comment? Reach out to us at contact[at]maayot.comBy maayot
 
Join other motivated Chinese learners on your journey with maayot. Receive daily an engaging story in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click dictionary, new words, etc. Got a question or comment? Reach out to us at contact[at]maayot.comBy maayot
 
In this episode, you’re going to learn how to level up your Chinese listening skills. Jared and John will be sharing tips and tricks you can use no matter where you live. Guest interview is with Eric Majerus, a home grown American boy learning Chinese for the sake of his family. Thanks for listening to our podcast! Please write us a review on Apple…
 
So you think you’re funny? John and Jared discuss some of the cultural differences of Chinese humor and what it takes to get your Chinese friends rolling on the floor in laughter. Guest interview is with Laszlo Montgomery, host of the famous China History Podcast. It's the go-to podcast if you want to learn about the long and at times complex histo…
 
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