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Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, ...
 
TeaTime Chinese podcast is a perfect resource for intermediate Chinese learners. Each week, we are talking about the Chinese language, Chinese culture and everything going on in China, all in a simple and comprehensible manner. If you have reached an intermediate level, yet don’t know how to move on to the advanced level, TeaTime Chinese podcast will take you there. 茶歇中文播客是一个学中文的好材料。每周,我们会用简单易懂的中文来谈论中国语言、中国文化,以及各种中国新闻。如果你已经到达了中级水平,但是不知道怎样到达高级水平,茶歇中文播客会帮助你梦想成真。和我们一起学中文吧。
 
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“普通话” 的概念诞生不过百年,但是今天已经成为80%的中国人通用的语言。为什么要有普通话?普通话是北京话吗?历史上,北京话一直是最重要的方言吗?来听听今天的播客吧。 The concept of "the common language" emerged no more than 100 years ago, but it has become the shared language of 80% of the Chinese population today. Why do we need Mandarin Chinese as the common language? Is Mandarin Chinese equal to "the Beijing language"? Throug…
 
For this latest CSP episode, we welcome China's great historian, Sima Qian to the stage where he plays in a starring role in this tragic story behind the well-known Chinese Saying Jiǔ Niú Yī Máo 九牛一毛. One hair from nine oxen. Most Chinese speakers know of this one but not the story behind it. When faced with a tough choice after displeasing Han Emp…
 
对于某一个历史人物,人们总是有不一样的观点。有的人说他是好人,有的人说他是坏人。但是有这样一个人,两千年来,一直被人们尊敬,爱戴,几乎从来没有人给予负面的评价。这个人就是关羽。 关羽出生在东汉末年,是蜀国开国将领中的一个。他勇敢,忠诚,爱读书,是古代君子的榜样。今天,我们就会了解他的一生。 People always have different opinions towards a certain historic figure. Some would say he was a good man, while other people might say otherwise. However, there is this person, whom through 2,000 years, …
 
对于某一个历史人物,人们总是有不一样的观点。有的人说他是好人,有的人说他是坏人。但是有这样一个人,两千年来,一直被人们尊敬,爱戴,几乎从来没有人给予负面的评价。这个人就是关羽。 关羽出生在东汉末年,是蜀国开国将领中的一个。他勇敢,忠诚,爱读书,是古代君子的榜样。今天,我们就会了解他的一生。 People always have different opinions towards a certain historic figure. Some would say he was a good man, while other people might say otherwise. However, there is this person, whom through 2,000 years, …
 
Another good one from The Zhuangzi, the Second Book of the Dao. This idiom concerns a craftsman in Lu (southern Shandong Province) who was particularly masterful at carving these wooden stands that held ceremonial bells. So great was his workmanship, people who beheld his handiwork declared it was Shén Gōng Gǔi Fǔ 神工鬼斧. Support this podcast at — ht…
 
The life for a Shanghainese hasn't been easy recently. Starting from March 28th, many people have been staying at home for more than 20 days. Shanghai's control of the virus has always been a role model for many other citie, but how come things are out of control now? What life is like for a Shanghainese now? Today, we will answer these questions. …
 
We're about to release a special new range of intermediate StoryLearning programmes, and I'm sooo excited! And as a loyal listener, I'd like to offer you early access and a very special offer to celebrate the launch. (It's something I always like to do whenever we release something new!) To get on the notification list, click: https://storylearning…
 
最近,上海人的生活不容易。从3月28日封城开始,很多人待在家里已经20多天了。上海对于疫情的控制一直是其他城市的榜样,现在怎么会失控了呢?现在的上海人的生活是怎样的呢?今天,我们会回答这些问题。 ◉ Read Transcript for free ◉ YouTube channel ◉ Become a Member ◉ Sign up on italki and get $10By Nathan Rao
 
The Chengyu, Chinese Saying, for this time is one of the most well-known of all. This story is a staple when discussing the true meaning of a selfless mother who only lives for her children. This is the story of Mengzi's mother or "Mèng Mǔ" and her pursuit of the perfect location to raise her son. It took three tries but after Mèng Mǔ Sān Qiān 孟母三迁…
 
In this episode, Olly speaks with Mike Shangkuan, CEO of Lingoda. In a wide-ranging discussion, you'll hear about: Growing up as a Chinese-American with a passion for languages How Mike pivoted his career from banking to language tech The challenges of building a tutoring business Adapting language teaching for the online world Do You Have A Langua…
 
In this episode, you'll hear from Olly about plans for StoryLearning in 2022! Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting: https://storylearning.com/ask ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Leave a Review If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do th…
 
Bruce Lee is one of the most famous actors and kung fu master in China. He was also one of the first Chinese people to appear in American Hollywood movies. Today, we will take a deeper look at his life? Who is Bruce Lee? What did he do? ◉ Read Transcript for free ◉ YouTube channel ◉ Downloadable resources ◉ Nathan on italki ◉ Sign up on italki and …
 
李小龙是中国最有名的演员和功夫大师之一。他也是最早出现在美国好莱坞的演员之一。今天,我们就会仔细来看看李小龙的一生。他是谁?他做了哪些事情? ◉ Read Transcript for free ◉ YouTube channel ◉ Downloadable resources ◉ Nathan on italki ◉ Sign up on italki and get $10By Nathan Rao
 
Another staple from the "Greatest Chengyu of All-time" Box Set. The Frog at the Bottom of the Well, 井底之蛙 Jǐng Dǐ Zhī Wā. This one has a multitude of uses and comes to us straight from The Zhuangzi. This story concerns a small frog living happily at the bottom of a well. He lived a happy and contented life but remained oblivious to what was going on…
 
The CSP is back with another good one coming to us courtesy of the Book of Jin. 木人石心 Mù Rén Shí Xīn. This story features real-life historical person Jia Chong, a high-up official in the Jin Dynasty and a long-time crony of the royal Sima Family. This is a good idiom to describe people who are principled and cannot be bought. No amount of temptation…
 
Chinese people cannot eat without chopsticks. These two little sticks have accompanied Chinese people on their dinner table for more than 3,000 years. Today, we will take a look at the history of chopsticks and some etiquittes related to chopsticks. ◉ Read Transcript for free ◉ YouTube channel ◉ Downloadable resources ◉ Nathan on italki ◉ Sign up o…
 
The story behind this Chinese Saying is a great one from Chinese history. The story of Tóu Bǐ Cóng Róng 投笔从戎 revolves around the esteemed Ban Family of historians. The patriarch was Ban Biao who co-wrote the Book of Han. Unfortunately, he passed away before completing this momentous work. His children Ban Gu and Ban Zhao completed the Book of Han. …
 
从第38集开始,茶歇中文播客会有三个重要的改变: 1. 每一集会有英语的版本。 2. 每周六,我们会在Duolingo Event 上组织活动。报名参加 3. Patreon上会有更多内容。 希望这些改变能更好地帮助你学习中文。一起进步吧! Starting from ep.38, there will be 3 major changes to the podcast: 1. There will be an English version of each episode. 2. We will organize an event on Duolingo Event every Saturday. Sign Up 3. More content on Patreon. I hope tha…
 
从第38集开始,茶歇中文播客会有三个重要的改变: 1. 每一集会有英语的版本。 2. 每周六,我们会在Duolingo Event 上组织活动。报名参加 3. Patreon上会有更多内容。 希望这些改变能更好地帮助你学习中文。一起进步吧! Starting from ep.38, there will be 3 major changes to the podcast: 1. There will be an English version of each episode. 2. We will organize an event on Duolingo Event every Saturday. Sign Up 3. More content on Patreon. I hope tha…
 
Another good one for you today from the golden age of chengyu's, The Warring States Period. This Chinese Sayings is taken from the Zuo Zhuan 左转 and concerns Duke Jing of the powerful State of Jin 晋景公. This gruesome story of revenge and deceit gave us the chengyu 病入膏肓. Bìng Rù Gāo Huāng. When any kind of situation reaches this Bìng Rù Gāo Huāng cond…
 
We're back with another season of wonderful and useful chengyu's for your Chinese sayings repertoire. Everyone knows this one. Well, maybe not everyone but it's pretty well-known. We ended last season in the Later Han Dynasty and that's where we'll start Season 5. Though this story was written during the Ming dynasty it concerns the 3rd Century cha…
 
有一天,一个渔夫坐船,不小心来到了一个新的世界:桃花源。在这里,人们幸福地生活在一起。在这里,没有战争,没有朝代... ... 但是,这样的地方真的存在吗? 《桃花源记》是一个广为人知的故事。这也是中国历史上最神秘的故事之一。希望你喜欢。 One day, a fisherman accidentally came to a new world: Peach Blossom Spring. Here, people live happily together. Here, there is no war, nor dynasties.... yet, does this place really exist? The Tale of Peach Blossom Spring is one o…
 
在巴黎只生活了两个星期,但是已经有很多让我吃惊的事情。在今天的播客里:我想和你分享三件最让我吃惊的事情。 1. 在巴黎,人们以为我是法国人。 2. 第一次看见法国人游行抗议。 3. 去巴黎的日本街和唐人街。 如果你感兴趣的话,就来听一听吧! Althought I have just lived in Paris for two weeks, there are already a lot of things that surprise me. In this episode, I would like to share with you 3 things that I find most surprising. 1. In Paris, people think I am French. …
 
朋友们,在做这一集播客的时候,我已经坐了13个小时的飞机,从上海到法国巴黎。在这一集里,我想和你分享我的旅途。 Friends, know that, when I am making this episode, I have flown for 13 hours (yes it is that long) from Shanghai to Paris. In this episode, I would like to share my journey with you. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits a…
 
福贵已经是一个老人,他唯一的愿望就是让女儿快点结婚。故事的结局是什么呢?我们一起来读《活着》的最后一部分。 Fugui is already an old man now. His only hope is to get his daughter married soon. What will the end of the story be? Let's read Part 3 of the book To Live. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/…
 
For the Season 4 closer, we end with a story taken from the Later Book of Han from the chapter all about the model official Zhang Gang. Not even the evil Liang Ji of Han Emperor Shun's time could poison the reputation and deeds of Zhang Gang. In this week's CSP offering, we see Zhang Gang talk some sense with the rebel bandit Zhang Ying. We'll see …
 
福贵回家了,和家人开始新的生活。但是不久,生活就开始变得越来越困难。家里没有饭吃,儿子又发生了意外。生活怎么继续呢? Fugui came back home and started a new life with his family. But it wasn't long before the heavy yoke fell on everyone again. Food became a scarcity, and Fugui's son had an accident... how can life continue? ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ …
 
Laszlo dredges up another great one from China's ancient times. This one not only features a story from Zhuangzi's Second Book of the Dao (a.k.a. The Zhuangzi) but also stars the great Confucius himself. In this story from the 5th century BC, Confucius is taken on a wild and bumpy ride with the violent and course "Robber" Zhi 盗跖. After trying to co…
 
你可能看过1994年的经典电影 《活着》,但是你应该没有读过《活着》这本书。这本书有一点难,所以我做了一些改变,让内容更加简单。通过读这本书,我们会了解几十年前的中国人的艰辛的生活。希望你喜欢。 You might have watched the classic 1994 film "To Live", but you might not have read the original book. That's why I made some changes to make the content easier to understand. Through reading this book, we will get to understand what a hard life Chines…
 
怎样有好的口音? 有的人觉得好的口音重要,有的人觉得不重要。今天我想和大家分享一下我对口音的看法,以及我练习口音的办法。 How to have a good accent? Some people say it's important, and some say otherwise. Today, I would like to share my opinion on accents, and practices I use to improve my accent. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at…
 
Here's another good one to remember if your life should temporarily hit the skids and your friends scatter. This one comes from the Grand Historian himself, Sima Qian, who tells us all about Lord Zhai, a loyal and respected public servant during the long reign of Han Emperor Wu. I hope you never have to use this one in your life but keep Mén Kě Luǒ…
 
🤥 From people claiming to learn a language in 24 hours to those shouting that "all YouTube polyglots are FAKE!", the online language learning world is fraught with controversy and vitriol. So what's the truth? And can a so-called "YouTube polyglot" (man, I hate that term) comment on YouTube polyglots lying? Well, I’m going try... 🦃 BLACK FRIDAY SAL…
 
在美国, 有Marvel的 “超级英雄”。在中国, 我们也有自己的超级英雄。周处就是一个很好的例子。周处是谁?他做了什么?我们来听听看吧。 In the US, there are superheros of Marvel. In China, we have our own superheros. Zhou Chu is a great example of Chinese heros. Who is he? What did he do? Let's find out. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits …
 
Welcome back to another CSP. This time I'm happy to present to you another great one direct from The Zhuangzi. Everyone's favorite Daoist tells us the story about a young kid from the sticks who had a chance encounter with no less a personage than The Yellow Emperor himself. When engaging the young kid about matters regarding how to rule the world …
 
Announcement: Apparently there has been some misfunction of the new website. We are racing with time to fix them. The new site should be fully functioning in two weeks. Thanks for your patience. 我们的新网站遇到了一些问题。我们正在快马加鞭地工作。新网站预计将会在两个星期内完成。感谢您的耐心等候。 比特币是最近很流行的话题。但是如果想明白比特币,我们必须先明白: 什么是钱? 在今天的节目里,我就会带大家回到很久以前,回到人们刚刚发明钱的时候。然后,我们慢慢地回到今天的世界,看看什么是比特币。 Bitc…
 
In the latest CSP episode, we harken back to the early Jin Dynasty 晋朝 and the zaniness of the Sima Clan following the death of Emperor Wu of Jin. Plenty of blood flowed during the shake-out period as the 3rd century AD came to a close. But it wasn't all bad. From this period we get the great Chinese Saying, Gǒu Wěi Xù Diāo 狗尾续貂. Keep this one in yo…
 
对于中国人来说,称呼别人从来不是一件简单的事情。如果称呼得不对的话,我们很有可能会冒犯别人。今天,我们就来学习一下:怎么称呼别人。 For Chinese people. to address other people never comes easy. If addressed inappropriately, we risk offending others. So today, let's take a closer look at how to address other people in Chinese. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Mem…
 
Julian (a.k.a. "JJ") is the woman behind two popular YouTube channels: 1) JJsays - 雪莲说 (where she shares Chinese language learning tips and videos), and 2) JJsings (where you can hear her singing in Mandarin together with her mother). JJ is an extremely passionate language learner, and I really enjoyed digging into her methods and philosophy. We di…
 
Today's CSP offering goes way way back to the time of Ancient Chu State during the 7th century BC. The famous "Hé Shì Bì" 和氏璧 Jade ornament discussed years ago in CSP episode S3E01 once again takes center stage. In this prequel to that S3E01 episode, we see how a poor farmer (He Shi) discovers this priceless jade and makes multiple failed attempts …
 
Today I’m speaking with Jannah Hossain, who learned to speak Japanese in 6 months to surprise her best friend. Here’s her original video: https://youtu.be/W6Lnaf7Um2c To find out more about the course she used, Japanese Uncovered, visit: http://japaneseuncovered.com Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions…
 
在本周的播客里,我们会继续聊孔子。我们会学习两个孔子的故事,和两句孔子说过的话。 In this week's podcast, we will continue on with Confucius. We will take a look at two stories of Confucius, as well as two quotes by him. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skyp…
 
Today's Chinese Saying, Bān Mén Nòng Fǔ 班门弄斧 comes to us courtesy of the Tang and Song Dynasty luminaries Liu Zongyuan and Ouyang Xiu who teach us about the Zhou Dynasty hero Lu Ban. He knew how to use an axe to build stuff like no one else. You don't want to stand outside his doorway and brag about your axe-wielding skills. This is a good one to u…
 
在中国历史上,孔子可能是最有名,影响最大的人之一。在这次和下次的节目里,我们会一起了解孔子的一生:孔子是谁?他说了什么?他做了什么? Throughout the history of China, Confucius might be one of the most famous and most influential people. In this week and next week's episodes, we will be looking at the life of Confucius: who he is, what he said and what he did. ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ …
 
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