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Piano Class

Today's lesson is for everyone interested in talking about music in Chinese. And no, we're not talking about listening to music, we're talking about playing it! Join us for a piano lesson and learn all about keys, scales, and taking instructions from a (strict) piano teacher!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Do you have class this afternoon?

Chinese class is over and it's time to have some fun. In this lesson, learn how to talk about getting out of class, telling time and playing sports.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Which Tone?

The tones of Mandarin Chinese are a challenge for every learner. You don't just master tones in a week; it's a lengthy process. One thing you're going to be doing for a while, then, as a dedicated learner, is clarifying the tones for the words you're learning. In this lesson, learn the crucial quest...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: April 02, 2014

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What's That in Chinese?

When you're first learning Chinese, it's pretty tough to express your basic opinions, needs, and desires when you don't know the names of the various objects that surround you. Today's lesson will teach you a useful phrase that will let you smoothly ask your teacher what something is called in Chine...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: April 02, 2014

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Do You Have Any Questions?

Do you have any questions? Of course you do! Because you're a good student, and good students always have questions. But just in case your question is, "how do you say 'do you have any questions,'" we've prepared this Chinese lesson just for you.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: April 02, 2014

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What Does This Word Mean?

Some say "1.3 billion people," but we say "1.3 billion human dictionaries." That's right, why should you thumb through one of those new-fangled "book" thingies when you can rely on glorious oral tradition and just ask people what words mean? This lesson will equip you to do just that, in Chinese!  ...

Host: Jenny, Greg

Published: April 02, 2014

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Why Are You at Home?

Hey Mom, you're home early! Me? Well, I was just...you know...school got out early-- yeah, that's right! In today's Chinese podcast, you'll learn how to talk your way out of a sticky situation. You'll learn how to explain why you're home much earlier than expected in Mandarin Chinese....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: March 21, 2014

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Class Elections

Elections are a contentious issue anywhere... even in a classroom. In this lesson, students are asked to elect their leaders. What results is a demonstration in electioneering that would make even seasoned politicos blush!...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 好像, in_vain

Published: January 01, 2014

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Student or Teacher?

If you're reading this, you're most likely studying Mandarin. You need to learn how to talk about yourself and your teachers. In today's lesson, learn how to explain in Chinese that you're a student....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: 是_(shì)

Published: March 29, 2013

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Say It Again, Please

When jumping into a new language, you'll definitely need to ask someone to repeat something they've said. In this lesson, learn how to do this in Mandarin....

Host: Jenny, Greg
Grammar: , ,
Function: studying

Published: March 21, 2013

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