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How is business?

Now, due to being asked so many personal questions by nosy neighbors, we know you all were waiting for the lesson on 'none of your business.' However, in addition to gossip, doing business in China is another great topic of conversation. Listen in to this podcast and learn to turn the conversation a...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 16, 2015

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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)! H...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Warcraft in China

World of Warcraft is popular in China, but not nearly as popular as the Warcraft III-based LAN game, Defense of the Ancients. In this lesson, learn how to talk Warcraft III in Mandarin Chinese while also learning a bit about how Chinese gamers view WoW....

Host: John, David
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Published: September 01, 2014

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Dart Match

A game of darts is winding down in the sports bar. It looks like one of the teams has it locked down, or do they? Listen to this lesson to find out what happens.  ...

Topic: sports, games
Host: Greg, Vera
Grammar: , 竟然, 只要_就

Published: August 01, 2014

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Tennis Anyone?

Pop quiz. We know you are all Jenny Zhu's biggest fans. But while you're all a-sighing over her, what makes little Jenny Zhu's heart go pitter-patter? Guesses? In the meantime, listen to this lesson on Olympic tennis and get a hint into the inner longings of the heart of Teacher Jenny, in Mandarin C...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2014

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Valentine's Day

Wo ai ni. I love you. I mean it. Look at these flowers i bought you, and these chocolates. And this card... it is a Hallmark day after all. Nothing says i love you like a lesson about Valentine's Day. After all... the Chinese celebrate not one, not two, but THREE Valentine's Days. And who said Manda...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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I can't buy my size

Not that anyone's intimating that you've got big feet, a wide girth, or an ample posterior -- but those who have been in China for a while know that the Chinese tend to be a little more "petite" than their western counterparts. In this lesson, learn how to ask for your size in Mandarin Chinese... an...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: 根本, 知道

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Olympics on TV

It's not that we advocate being TV addicts, however, come 2008 we'll be glued to our screens (or fighting the crowds in Beijing) with the best of them to watch the very first Olympic games ever held in China. In this podcast, learn how to sit down, turn on the telly, and camp out for a two-week view...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Discussing Contract Renewal

Many times conversations about money in Chinese involve some kind of bargaining. In today's show we're exploring bargaining in a more formal setting - the office. Someone's contract is up for renewal and he's about to play hardball. Tune in to hear how it goes!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Going to the Toy Store

Today we're following a mother and her daughter to the toy store. Unfortunately for this mom, there's nothing her child doesn't want! Learn how to discuss kids' playthings, as well as how modern parents deal with their demanding little emperors in this intermediate level Chinese lesson....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: show, kids, toys

Published: January 01, 2014

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