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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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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 gro...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 03, 2014

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Microsoft

A little name-dropping serves one well in many environments. 'Brad Pitt' is just too long to say in Chinese, so let's start with a more business-oriented angle first. You may recognize your nosy neighbor in the conversation that follows. And, if you really want to impress him, throw in a little of y...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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Wake-up Call

No, this isn't the mid-evening call soliciting those 'other' services provided at certain questionable establishments... this is the all important, rip you from the womb of your 400 count Egyptian cotton fluffy feather pillowed bliss morning call. Now, you're gonna want to make sure your Chinese '4'...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: requesting

Published: May 01, 2014

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Key Card

Just when you learned the Chinese word for 'key', technology had to come in and mess it all up for you. In this podcast, check-in to your hotel with us, in Mandarin, and feel the sense of accomplishment of finding your room, all in Chinese!...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2014

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The Clogged Toilet

Though your instinct may be to scream and run, a clogged toilet just isn’t going to go away, as we all know. Since you insist on throwing your toilet paper into the toilet (unlike the locals, who know better!), you will likely shortly be in need of this lesson. In this podcast learn how to use your ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: requesting

Published: January 01, 2014

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I Want a Thick Blanket

Winter has officially descended upon us. Now it's time to focus on how to be most comfortable in the cold (and how to avoid getting sick). Step one: find a warm blanket. Not one of those light throws - we're talking one that's so warm it'll make you sweat through those long winter nights. Join us to...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Keys, Wallet, Phone

Good things come in threes. Case in point: watch, bag, DVD. In this case: keys, wallet, phone. All good things, and good things to remember to bring with you when you leave the house. In this podcast, learn how to do a Mandarin Chinese mental checklist before leaving the house, to make sure that you...

Published: May 01, 2013

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Finding a Cheap Hostel

There’s a good chance that you’ll come here with loads of cash and leave with none (see: Qipu Lu, the new “hot spot” to shop), meaning those final few nights might be spent in a “starless abode.” Because ChinesePod loves you, we want you to be able to find the best of the… erm, lesser, and offer up ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: March 29, 2013

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Hotel Essentials

Now you’ve used your Mandarin skills to find the hotel, check-in, order in some room service—but wait! There is something essential you forgot to learn how to say. In this podcast, we aid you in making a phone call to the front desk to ask for some essential items, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: March 29, 2013

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Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

You proudly made it out of the airport, into a taxi and found your way to the hotel! While you’ve been busy taking an orange out of the basket, we’ve added another to our “Traveler’s Audio Phrase Book” podcasts by aiding you and your jet-lagged self (drink water) in checking into your hotel. In this...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: housing, travel

Published: April 01, 2012

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