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A Late Knock

With 20 million people all hitting the roads after work at the same time, you just may find yourself in the position of being late. So perhaps being armed with an apology would smooth things over? In this podcast, learn how to apologize for being late, in Mandarin Chinese....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 17, 2014

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Rise and Shine!

Getting out of bed is not much fun, unless you wake up to the sound of Ken and Jenny on ChinesePod! Today, learn how to talk about dragging yourself out of bed, all in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: morning, breakfast, bed

Published: October 15, 2014

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A Startled Friend

“BOO!” Bet you don’t know what to say to that, do ya? We do, and today we’ll teach you the correct response…In this podcast, you will learn how to both be the scare-er and the scare-ee, in Mandarin Chinese....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 15, 2014

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Counting Coins

In today's Mandarin lesson, you'll learn to count your blessings. Actually, after today's podcast, you'll know how to count all kinds of things in Chinese. Listen, learn, and get ready to count!  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: counting

Published: October 13, 2014

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Thirsty for Water

So, you’re thirsty… for water. Now, believe it or not, some shopkeepers will give you tea when you ask for water. In fact, others will even offer up OJ! But you need some H20 and you need it now! Parch no more – it’s a ChinesePod podcast to quench that burning throat…and desire to…(ahem)…learn Mandarin Chinese....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 13, 2014

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Heading Home

You've had a wonderful time in China, but nothing lasts forever. You're at the end of your trip, and you're telling your new Chinese friends that this is goodbye. With a lump in your throat, listen to today's Mandarin podcast.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: 不要, to_go_back

Published: October 10, 2014

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Stand Up!

Even if you’re going to get by for the first while learning a new language using the universal language, charades, you’ll love to learn these initial basic actions in Mandarin Chinese, just in case they can’t guess. In this podcast, follow along with some basic action words in Mandarin Chinese....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: requesting
Topic: actions

Published: October 10, 2014

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Explosion

When you're traveling in China, you may hear some pretty strange sounds. Today's podcast will teach you how ask "What's that sound?" in Mandarin. You may not get an answer, but at least you'll know how to ask!  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: TV, sound
Function: TV, sound

Published: October 08, 2014

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Happy Birthday

Quick – name things that you love! 1. ChinesePod 2. Cake That’s right! So what’s the only thing we could include to make this a very special day? How about taking advantage of the coincidence of one of your hosts being born on this day? In this podcast, learn how to wish someone a Happy Birthday!...

Function: greetings
Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: holidays

Published: October 08, 2014

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Would You Like a Drink?

Drinking is a big part of Chinese hospitality. Whether you're doing the inviting or the visiting, you need to know how to politely offer or decline a beverage in Mandarin. Listen to today's podcast to find out more!  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: , 不用

Published: October 06, 2014

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Come on up!

While you may not relish your walk up five flights of stairs six times a day, think of it as a pre-Huangshan hike training ground. Or the third stage of your triathlon-esque commute home. The way to stairmaster-free nice buttocks. After all, the elevator-less buildings of China were the breeding ground for the likes of Yao Ming and Liu Xiang. So, lift those knees, and get buzzed up to the fifth floor, and listen to this ChinesePod lesson on going upstairs.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 03, 2014

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Vegetarian Eating

In a country known for its “Beijing Duck”, Inner “Mongolian Hot Pot” and “Pork Dumplings,” should you not be a carnivore, you’ll need to know how to say “vegetarian”–a lot vegetable dishes even have a smattering of meat. In this podcast, we help you learn how to explain in Mandarin Chinese that you don’t eat anything with a face....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: food, health
Function: ordering_food

Published: October 03, 2014

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Farm Animals

You can't understand the cows 'mou', the chicken's 'gege,' the sheep's 'miemie,' the horse's 'huirhuir,' nor the pig and its incessant 'hengheng.' In China, you even need a translator for the animals. The good thing is, they mostly look the same. In this podcast, learn how to ask about animals, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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May I take your photo?

Things that will get your photo taken in China: - Having blonde (“yellow”) hair - Having hair on your arms - Using a mobile phone - Sitting - Being …so you might as well return the favor – nicely, of course. In this lesson, we zoom in for a tight shot of pictorial verbiage. You will learn how to ask someone if you can take a photo, using Mandarin Chinese. ChinesePod, you’re the MAN(darin)!...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 01, 2014

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Designing the New Apartment

Tired of making do with rented apartments designed in ways that don't suit your needs? Well today's ChinesePod lesson will cover the basics for designing your new apartment. Get everything you want (or, as the case may be, everything your spouse wants) in your new place!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Dogs and Wealth

Today we're headed to the vet for a check-up on a dog that's not feeling too well. Learn all about dogs and why they might just be the thing you need for increased prosperity!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Electronic Dogs and Radar Detectors

In today's ChinesePod lesson we're exploring the exciting world of electronic gadgets. These days, they've got a gadget for just about everything. Find out what happens when you opt for the cheap do-it-all gadget (you know, the one they're hawking downstairs for a fifth the price of the real one)! Hint: it might have been worth the investment to pay for the version they're selling in real stores!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Audit

Strangers going through your budget reports, investigating your cash flow? Questions about last month's revenue? It must be an audit! Not to worry - there's nothing to hide... or is there? Join us today to learn all about this common [often dreaded] workplace event....

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 渐渐

Published: October 01, 2014

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