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Before Noon, After Noon

The unending feud between those annoying morning people and their alter-egos, the 'night cats' comes to a Chinese lesson today. Listen in as pre-noon takes on post-noon, chipper good mornings take on groggy good afternoons. Listen and learn in Mandarin how to do battle for control of the alarm clock...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: time

Published: December 26, 2014

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Time to Go

No, this is not another in our 'taking the classroom to the bathroom' series of Mandarin lessons. Rather, this lesson is about having to get going. So, next time you're waiting as your significant other is performing their getting ready ritual, you will have the words to get him/her rolling. Listen ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: time

Published: December 22, 2014

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Moving

Don't think of moving house as a pain. Think of it as an excuse for throwing a house-warming bash. Invite us! We'll bring a nice plant. In this podcast, learn how to tell someone that you are moving, using Mandarin Chinese. And, who knows... the more people you try out these phrases on, the more cha...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: November 12, 2014

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Event Times

We are not talking about the starting time of your own athletic competition... the last of which was probably field day at your junior high school where you took home the purple "honorable mention" ribbons in every event you entered. We are talking about the best athletes in the world, and they are ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: expressing_time

Published: May 01, 2014

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Changing a Plane Ticket

For whatever reason you're in the airport and the flight you've got just won't do. Now comes the tricky part! How do you ask to change your ticket? Find out today with this elementary level lesson.  ...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: to_need, to_leave

Published: May 01, 2014

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Sending a Text Message

Networking done the traditional way involves stacks of business cards. Nowadays, though, a cell phone is all you need to make that connection. Just be aware that even if you have no intention of making a real connection, your new "friend" might ask you to text her immediately to seal the deal. Learn...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Days of the Week

This lesson teaches the basics for scheduling and making plans. Learn how to talk about days of the week and whether or not one is free to do something....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: time, numbers, days
Grammar: 有_(yǒu)

Published: April 12, 2014

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Months

Learn the months of the year in Mandarin in this lesson. In some ways, it proves to be easier than English, requiring mostly that you master counting from 1 to 12!   ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 12, 2014

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New School Term

Here's a Chinese lesson for all you students out there, who live and die (hopefully not die) by the academic calendar. One of the most pertinent questions for any student whose vacation is rapidly coming to an end is: "when does the new term begin?"  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: April 02, 2014

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When and What Time?

When you're planning a trip, it's important to know the dates and arrival times for your plane, train, boat, or whatever mode of transportation you're taking. Need to learn how to tell your contact in China all these important details? ChinesePod's got your back with today's newbie lesson!  ...

Host: Jenny, Greg
Function: expressing_time
Grammar: how_many

Published: April 02, 2014

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I Have Class

No, we are not talking about the Ron Burgundy type of class, we are talking about the kind you go to...or at least supposed to go to. So don't skip class, and definitely don't skip this podcast. You will slowly become as wise as a miniature Buddha with yet another Chinese lesson under your belt.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: April 01, 2014

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Working Hours

The Shanghai bar scene starts with happy hour, but you won’t get the invite if you can’t tell the crew what time you get off work…and you won’t be able to bow out of taking early morning baijiu shots unless you can moan about what time you have to go in the next day… All this can be solved if you li...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: expressing_time

Published: April 01, 2014

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I don't have time

No doubt if you’re learning Mandarin, you’ve seen a picture of Nanjing Lu or Wangfujing. Now, very quickly, name three adjectives to describe the scene. Were “laid-back”, “relaxing” and “chilled out” any of your picks? That’s what we thought; so perhaps now a lesson on time in Mandarin Chinese would...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: time

Published: March 10, 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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Bank Hours

You've camped out for U2 tickets, queued for boxing day sales... but the bank? Waiting outside the bank before it opens is a national pastime and community social event in China. So take your number (ah, so this is why they line up at the screech of dawn), take a seat and hunker down for your lesson...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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When are you Coming to Hong Kong?

Planning a trip somewhere? This lesson teaches you how to tell someone that you are going someplace and when....

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: time, city, place
Function: expressing_time
Grammar: 哪_(nǎ), to_come

Published: May 04, 2012

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When is Your Birthday?

Everyone loves birthdays, and chances are if you're new to Chinese they'll be some of the first things you broach in conversation. Learn about birthdays, dates, and days of the week in Mandarin Chinese in today's lesson....

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 是_(shì)

Published: April 30, 2012

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