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Interesting Architecture

If you're familiar at all with Shanghai's modern Pudong skyline, you know that "interesting" is a good way to describe it. And with so much interesting architecture going up, you know there are going to be some nicknames given. In this Chinese lesson, we cover not only Shanghai's tallest buildings, ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Hungry Traveler: Xi'an

ChinesePod's Hungry Traveler series makes a stop in Xi'an to try some delicious local dishes like 肉夹馍 (ròujiāmó) and 羊肉泡馍 (yángròupàomó). Hope you've worked up an appetite Poddies!  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 08, 2014

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Buying High-Speed Train Tickets

If you're a fan of traveling (and if you're in China or planning a visit, you almost undoubtedly are!) then chances are you're going to need to buy train tickets at some point. Train ticket offices in China can be very daunting: lines are more of a suggestion and dialects reign supreme. But have no ...

Host: Jenny, Greg

Published: May 01, 2014

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Japan Trip Itinerary

Going to Japan? You might be surprised how different the names of Japanese cities are in Japanese and Chinese (even though they're both written in Chinese characters). Learn how to say Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, while also covering basic itinerary language in this lesson.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Looking for a Tour Guide

So are you looking for a tour guide, or are you just looking for a friend of a friend to show you around the city for free? No matter; those two are the same word in Chinese! Learn how to get help finding a tour guide in this Chinese lesson.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Terracotta Warriors

Do you know how to say "terracotta warriors" in China? Any studious student has to know this word, and be warned, the Chinese is quite different from the English. History buffs also take note: Xi'an is a Chinese city that demands your attention.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Visiting Taiwan

Taiwan is not often the focus of our lessons at ChinesePod, but this time it's front and center. Learn such gems as "Taiwan is an island," as well as some of the names of the major cities on said island. As for you political-minded rascals, ho ho, no we're not going there. We're here to help you lea...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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The London Olympics

The 2012 Olympics are in London! If you're from London, going to London, or even fond of occasionally mentioning London, you'd better be able to say it in Chinese! (Oh, and while we're at it, let's make sure you can say "London" in Chinese as well...)  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Eating in Korea

If you went to Korea, you probably had some Korean food. And if you had Korean food, you probably had kimchee. Discuss these issues and more in this spicy-delish lesson about a Chinese take on food in Korea.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: food, city, Korea
Grammar: all, 了(le)1

Published: May 01, 2014

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Shanghai Sightseeing

Shanghai might not have a "Great Wall" or an army of "Terracotta Warriors," but it does have a few famous landmarks of its own. In this lesson, learn the Chinese names for the Bund and Nanjing Road, two must-see spots for any tourist in Shanghai.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: where, 很(hěn)
Topic: travel, city, place

Published: April 09, 2014

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Where Are You Going In China?

OK, so you can express that you're going to China, in Chinese. That's great! But if you're telling any Chinese person this, their immediate next question is always going to be: where in China?. With this lesson, learn how to face that question and stay just one step ahead. (OK, so it's only two step...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: travel, city, place

Published: April 02, 2014

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Which City Do You Like?

Ah, the eternal question... do you like Shanghai, or do you like Beijing? It's a question that both Chinese and foreigners alike enjoy debating, and with the rapid development of both cities, it kind of feels like a new discussion every time. So take your first steps into this discussion in Chinese ...

Host: Jenny, Greg
Topic: china, city, place

Published: April 02, 2014

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Pandas in Chengdu

So you've hiked the Great Wall, explored the wonders of the Forbidden City, marveled at the Bund; you've exhausted the top-tier tourist attractions of eastern China. Fortunately for tireless travelers like you, China's a massive country chock full of national treasures available for your viewing ple...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: April 02, 2014

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Las Vegas

Elvis chapels and exotic animals. Magicians and pyramids. Sin city has it all. Learn how to talk about Las Vegas in Chinese with today's show. And remember: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 赶紧, in_vain, 好不

Published: January 01, 2014

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Lhasa

What China adventure is complete without a trip to majestic Lhasa? Learn all the Chinese you'll need to get yourself to Tibet and into the most famous attractions. Just remember to be wary of the altitude sickness!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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A Trip to Shanxi

Shanxi (山西) province is a mountainous plateau region located in northern China. It is know for its yummy noodles and the ancient city of Pingyao (平遥), which has become a world heritage site. But don't be afraid to get dirty! Shanxi is the leading coal producer in China and is also frequented by year...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: travel, city, place
Grammar: 怎么样, , 不过

Published: January 01, 2014

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American Chinese Food

American favorites from Chinese take out include dishes like crab rangoon, General Tso's chicken and orange beef. However, these dishes are more American than Chinese. In fact, most Chinese people are unlikely to even have heard of these dishes. In this lesson, listen as two Chinese friends talk abo...

Host: John, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Traveling around China

So you've enjoyed some travels in China of late, but part of the fun is getting to go home and brag to everyone about what you've seen.  Listen to this podcast and learn how to use Mandarin Chinese to tell someone about what you've seen and done whilst adventuring in the "Middle Kingdom."...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: travel, city, place

Published: August 06, 2013

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You've been everywhere!

So you're planning a trip with your travel buddy, and you're talking about the places you've been and haven't been. The problem is, this guy's been everywhere! Learn these very practical Chinese sentence patterns about past experiences in this lesson. You'll have to figure out the trip destination o...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: city, place

Published: August 05, 2013

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City Comparison

It’s been established you like your city, but why exactly? In this podcast, you will learn how to compare two things using Mandarin Chinese; in this case, cities. The more comparisons you can make, the smarter you sound. And the smarter you sound, the more you like us. And the more you like us, the ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2013

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How Long Have You Been in Shanghai?

In this lesson, learn how to tell someone how long you have lived somewhere in Mandarin....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: time, city
Grammar:

Published: March 21, 2013

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I Work in Shanghai

What are you doing here in Shanghai?  It's what everyone wants to know.  So tell them that you're here in Shanghai working, and learning Chinese in your spare time.  (Convincing them that you're not all about partying and living the high life is a topic for another lesson...)...

Host: Jenny, Greg

Published: May 21, 2012

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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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