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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. Learn Chinese with us! ~。~。~。 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 ...
 
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, ...
 
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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/ …
 
I'm thrilled to be released three new StoryLearning courses: Russian Uncovered Chinese Uncovered Turkish Uncovered Only those on the mailing list will be notified about the launch of these courses, so click below to join the list if you're interseted: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/new --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iwilltea…
 
I love the Spanish language and the many cultures who speak it, but my journey to learn the language was anything but easy. There was pain, struggle, and even a near-death experience! In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I share the whole story of how I learned Spanish (my second foreign language after French…
 
Another classic from the long list of great Chinese Sayings. 守株待兔 Shǒu Zhū Dài Tù. Thank Han Feizi for this one. He teaches us not to sit around and wait for good luck to find us. Just because you got lucky once doesn't mean lightning will strike twice. In this quick story about the farmer in Song State, we learn sometimes it's better to go out and…
 
Vocab list of this episode for FREE: here 中国人有喝热水的习惯。很多外国人不明白:中国人为什么要喝热水?喝冷水不好吗?在今天的节目里,我会回答这些问题:中国人为什么爱喝热水?中国人是从什么时候开始喝热水的?一起听听吧。 Chinese people have the habit of drinking hot water. Many foreigners don't understand why Chinese people have to drink hot water. Isn't cool water good enough? In today's show, I will answer these questions: Why Chinese…
 
Learning French completely changed my life. It set the stage for learning 7 more foreign languages, writing dozens of language learning books, and starting a language learning company that employs dozens of people and reaches millions of people around the world. In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I share th…
 
9月,我本来打算了要去法国读研究生。但是,因为各种各样的原因,我最后取消了去法国的行程。今天,我想和大家分享我没去法国的原因,希望你觉得有意思。 In September, I had planned to go to France for my master's degree. However, due to various reasons, I decided to cancel my journey at the last minute. Today, I would like to share with you my reasons for not going to France at this particular moment. Hope you find it interest…
 
Remember that O'Jay's tune from 1972, "Backstabbers"? They must have had Tang Dynasty chancellor Li Linfu in mind. The story behind our Chinese Saying for this time 口蜜腹剑 tells the story of this 8th-century politician/official who served the great Emperor Xuanxong (玄宗). All the time, they want to take your place, the backstabbers (backstabbers). Bew…
 
In this live episode of the podcast, I answer YouTube user Kay Koopmans' excellent question: "I have a month before I go to Germany for a 10-month foreign exchange program, but I don’t know any German. With a month's time to prepare, what do you suggest I do? Just learn like anyone else? Just memorize vocab? What’s the most effective thing to focus…
 
Free Vocab list for episode 23: click here 两个多星期没有更新播客,真的抱歉。在今天的节目里,想和大家分享最近在我的生活中发生的事情。同时,也想给大家介绍一下中国的工作观。 Sorry for having not updated the podcast for two weeks! In today's episode, I would like to share with you all recent updates in my life. Meanwhile, I would like to talk a little bit about Chinese people's work ethics. ◉ Support, and gain acc…
 
If you've listened to this podcast or watched some of my videos, you may be thinking to yourself: "Wait a minute... Olly's method seems to be ALL ABOUT READING! What about listening and speaking? Does this guy think you can get fluent by reading alone?!" In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I answer this exac…
 
Welcome back to the fourth season of the Chinese Sayings Podcast...after three years and seven months, we continue on where we left off with another story behind one of the great Chinese Sayings, or chengyu. This time around we harken back to the "Strategies of the Warring States" to look at the tale of drawing legs on a snake. Don't forget, all th…
 
Imagine that you got a letter in the post announcing that you will be put on a plane to Korea in just 9 weeks, where you will stand on a street corner and talk to strangers about your faith IN KOREAN. Add to this the fact that you don't yet speak a single word in the language! That is precisely what Derek Driggs experienced when he trained to be a …
 
Free Vocab list for episode 22: click here 在中国,我们有一种特别的文化,这就是 ”面子文化“。一个人什么时候 ”有面子“,什么时候 ”没面子“?”面子“ 是怎样支配中国人生活的呢?我们一起看看吧。 In China, we have a peculiar culture, which is the "face culture". When does a person "have face", and when does he "lose face"? How does "face" occupy the life of a Chinese person? Let's find out. ◉ Support, and gain access to p…
 
In this LIVE recording of the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast on YouTube, I answer YouTuber user @Bash Fakosh's question: "Do you think learning 2 languages together works? Or is it a recipe for disaster?" Free Download: StoryLearning Kit Click below to get free access to my StoryLearning Kit and discover how to learn a new language quickly and…
 
In this LIVE recording of the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast on YouTube, I answer the question: "I'm a complete beginner. How can I possibly start reading?" Many assume that my StoryLearning method only works for more experienced learners, but the truth is that there is a way for even complete beginners to start reading books and learning thro…
 
◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ 你来过上海吗?你听说过上海话吗?今天我会给大家简单地介绍一下上海话的历史,然后教大家几句上海话。快来听听吧! Have you been to Shanghai? Have you heard of Shanghainese? Today, I will briefly introduce the history of Shanghainese, then teach you some phrases. It's gonna be fun! ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars afte…
 
In this live recording of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast on YouTube, I answer a question from @rightinfrontofmysalad! about whether you should read a book straight through or stop to look up words you don't know. This is a really good question, and one that I get a lot. And my answer to this is a really important part of making StoryLearni…
 
Pictures of famous Chinese dishes mentioned in the podcast: click here 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?你吃过什么地方的中国菜?中国很大。在不同的地方,我们有不同风格的食物。今天,我会给大家介绍两个地方的食物。一起吃中国菜吧! Do you like Chinese food? Which part of China's food have you eaten? China is huge. In different places, there is food of different styles. Today, I will be introducing food from two places in China. Let's ha…
 
In this live recording of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast on YouTube, I answer the question: "When is the right time to start speaking a foreign language?" I also answer: Why is this question asked in the first place? What are the most popular theories and methods? What are people's actual experience in real life with these methods? What is…
 
Ethan Wanger is an English teacher, world traveler, and the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of RealLife English, a popular site, YouTube channel, podcast, course, and app which helps people learn English through popular TV series. He has lived in Germany, Poland, Brazil, Thailand, and Chile, and is currently based in Barcelona. In his words,…
 
A visual version of this episode is available on YouTube! Click here. 7月了。夏天马上就要来了。今年夏天,你有什么计划?今天,我想和你分享一下我的夏天计划。你觉得我的夏天计划怎么样? It's July now. Summer is coming soon. What is your plan for this summer? Today, I would like to share with you my plan for the summer. What do you think of my plan? ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: http…
 
“知音” 是什么意思?知音的意思是:一个非常非常好的朋友。今天,我会给大家介绍 “知音” 这个词语的来历。我们要回到2000年前的中国... ... What does 知音 mean? 知音 means a super, super good buddy. Today, I will be introducing the etymology of this word, which will bring us back to China 2000 years ago... ... ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (…
 
Our newest 30-Day StoryLearning Challenges begin on Thursday 1st July! Here are the topics: SPANISH - Real Good Reflexives FRENCH - 101 Essential French Verbs ITALIAN - Spoken Italian Made Simple GERMAN - Spoken German Made Simple JAPANESE - Spoken Japanese Made SimpleTo enrol, visit:http://storylearningchallenge.com/--- Send in a voice message: ht…
 
Have you been learning a language for a while but still can't speak it? Do you believe that there is a secret, hack, or ultimate method waiting to be discovered that will finally launch you to true spoken fluency? If so, then this episode (previously shared on my YouTube channel) is a must for you! Resources Mentioned Here are some of the tools, vi…
 
Download the episode outline that Nathan drew (on YouTube) FOR FREE: HERE 中国人喜欢学习语言吗?中国人喜欢学习什么语言?这些是今天我们要回答的问题。 Do Chinese people enjoy learning languages? What languages do we like to learn? These are the questions we are about to answer today. ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Lin…
 
* LIMITED OFFER * Download audio, transcript & English translation HERE 在这个星期的播客里,我会和大家分享最近在中国很火热的一条新闻。在云南,一些大象离开了自己的家,开始往北方移动。它们慢慢向城市靠近,引发了大家的关注。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing a recent news that became viral in China. In Yunnan, some elephants left their home and started to migrant towards north. They are approaching cities, and this a…
 
Lukas van Vyve is the founder of Effortless Conversations and the co-founder of Spring Spanish, a new site and YouTube channel that uses the power of "Conversation Based Chunking" to help you get fluent faster. In our conversation, we talk about: What it's like to grow up in a country where 3 languages are spoken (Hint: it's not what you think!). W…
 
Like me, Aletta Mazlin is a big believer in learning languages through stories. Her passion for story-telling has led to the creation of a number of fantastic language learning resources, including The French Experiment, The Italian Experiment, The Spanish Experiment, and The German Project. Her latest project is called The Fable Cottage, a delight…
 
在这个星期的播客里,我会和大家分享我的童年的故事。我出生在哪里?长大在哪里?也欢迎你和我分享你的童年。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing episodes about my childhood, where I was born, where I grew up etc. You are welcome to share with me your childhood as well. ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after yo…
 
Today I'm joined by Mikkel Thorup, host of the Expat Money Show podcast. ExpatMoneyShow.com Have you ever dreamt of living abroad? Well today, you're going to find out everything you need to know about the nuts and bolts of becoming an expat, including: The best places to become an expat The difference between: Tourist visas, Permanent residency, a…
 
Download Chinese transcript 2021年5月22日,“杂交水稻之父” 袁隆平去世了,享年91岁。在中国,没有人不知道他的名字。他改良过的水稻养活了全世界数亿人的声明。如果你不知道袁隆平的话,欢迎收听这个星期的茶歇中文播客。 On May 22, 2021, "Father of Hybrid Rice" Yuan Longping died at the age of 91. In China, everyone knows his name. Rice ameliorated by Yuan has fed billions of people around the globe. If you haven't known him yet, then listen …
 
In this episode, I speak with Mari Salvestrini, a polyglot based in the Netherlands who has had language learning adventures all over the world, including time in Spain, Belgium, and Italy. She speaks Spanish, English, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese, and is currently learning German and Japanese. In our conversation, you'll hear how she has learned…
 
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