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The Traffic Jam

We know you listen while you’re on the subway, but we’ll put our China commute up against yours any day. In this podcast, we’ll take advantage of your gridlock to teach you “gridlock”. You’ll also learn to talk about how you get to work every day, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: transportation
Grammar: 明白

Published: May 01, 2015

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Hang Up and Ride!

You will see just about everything imaginable on the streets of China - a family of four on the back of a scooter, bike carts stacked ten feet high with Styrofoam packaging, buses packed so tightly that people are pressed up against the windows on all four sides... There are also some people who lik...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Taxi Conversations: Small Talk

“Why are you here?” Not in a self-help sort of way, but more in explaining to your driver why you’re here exactly. In this, another podcast that could be considered our “Traveler’s Audio Phrase Book”, we’ll help you carry on that initial conversation in Mandarin Chinese with your ever-present built-...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: transportation

Published: April 01, 2012

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Taxi Conversations: Finding a Taxi

We assume that, as a beginner, deciphering the schedule for the airport bus might be just a little stressful, so put off breaking into that duty-free you bought for 10 minutes or so and get yourself far, far away from the mayhem that is an Asian airport. In this podcast, you will learn to ask where ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: transportation

Published: April 01, 2012

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