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Philosophy: a Useless Major?

You've just graduated high school and you have your whole life ahead of you. It's time to start thinking about what you'll study in university. What happens when you choose a course of study that your parents don't approve of? Learn how to talk about this important life decision in today's lesson....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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NGO Guy

Today's lesson takes us on a blind date. It may be a little awkward at first, but in the end we'll be learning all about non-governmental organizations, or NGO's, and what they do....

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 逐渐

Published: September 01, 2014

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Love Tangle 8: The Good Husband

Lulu has a little accident today, forcing Mr. Shen to re-evaluate his priorities. Does he work too much? Is he available for his child? Find out how the couple handles this drama in today's episode of Love Tangle....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Traditional Chinese Paintings

We've got a lesson rich in culture for you today. We'll be delving into the world of high art. You'll learn how to talk about art and how to talk about the authenticity of artwork....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Straightening Teeth

Most people dislike going to the dentist. Kids are certainly no exception! Once their baby teeth have fallen out, it's time for braces, retainers and all sorts of fun stuff. Find out more in today's lesson!...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 偶尔

Published: September 01, 2014

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Into the Sandstorm

For anyone who has ever woken up to find their car covered in sand, the situation covered in today's lesson will be a familiar one. In some parts of the world, like Italy, France, and northern China, sandstorms are a part of the weather, even if the nearest desert lies hundreds of miles away. Today we'll be teaching you how to discuss this very particular meteorological ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Working at the United Nations

We're in New York today, deep in the headquarters of the UN. Listen as an insider describes his work with this preeminent international organization. You'll be learning some key vocabulary for talking about international affairs and diplomacy....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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The Seven Year Itch 2: Facing Divorce

We return to the topic of the "seven year itch" to find another couple's marriage struggling. Additionally, a close friend's seemingly perfect marriage is now facing divorce. Listen in for all the details; if you're looking for more lessons pertaining to marital strife, check out ChinesePod's original lesson on "the seven year itch"!...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: not_until, blaming

Published: September 01, 2014

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Detective Li 10: Final Mission (Part 4)

In the clutches of "Black Cat", Detective Li makes a desperate phone call and recalls a pivotal event in his sleuthing past. What will become of the talented detective? Tune in and find out!...

Host: John, Dino

Published: September 01, 2014

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Learning English in China

There is a phenomenon in China called "mute English." You've probably met someone who has experienced this - someone who studied English (or any language, for that matter) but who just can't speak it! Well find out more about this in today's lesson....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Market Research 1: Consumer Survey

There's a vast market of billions of consumers in China, so companies are clamoring to get their products in the door. But are all products right for China? It may be wise to conduct a little market research before going all in on the Middle Kingdom. This lesson deals with a consumer survey regarding motor homes in China....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Love Tangle 7: The Mistress Returns

Things continue to get more complicated as Yangyang shows up, out of the blue, from her studies abroad. How will Shen react now that he's expecting a child with his wife? Tune in to today's show to find out how the drama unfolds!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Designing the New Apartment 4

Today we're continuing with our series about designing a new apartment. Many of the basics have been covered, but now it's time to get the details taken care of. In this podcast learn how to talk about getting internet installed. There's so much left to do! Find out how this couple handles the chaos of getting all the work done on their new place!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Piano Class

Today's lesson is for everyone interested in talking about music in Chinese. And no, we're not talking about listening to music, we're talking about playing it! Join us for a piano lesson and learn all about keys, scales, and taking instructions from a (strict) piano teacher!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Love Tangle 6: The Pregnant Wife

It's the newest installation of our Love Tangle series. Lulu is pregnant - and thinking about what to get the baby. She starts to ask questions about shenanigans at the office. Will Jiawei be able to play it cool?...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Detective Li 9: Final Mission (Part 3)

As Detective Li and Xiao You pursue a terrorist threat known only as "Black Cat," Xiao You heads back to headquarters while Detective Li pursues a fleeing "shadow" on his own. In this lesson, Detective Li finally confronts the shadow and learns its true intent. [上集答案:5239]...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 始终, ,

Published: September 01, 2014

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Negotiating Price and Payment Terms

In this installment of our series, Canadian businessman Peter decides to lose the 'nice guy' image and get down and dirty in his negotiations with the Chinese factory. In this podcast, learn some Chinese-style business negotiation tactics. Listen and see if Peter has got what it takes to break free from the stereotypical 'polite Canadian' mold to overcome the infamous barriers of bargaining in Mandarin....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: business, money

Published: September 01, 2014

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