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The Colors of Money

Chinese money, like money in many places throughout the world, is color-coded based its denomination. However, this might come as a bit of a surprise to Americans used to greenbacks. In this lesson, two Americans make the colorful discovery.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: money, colors

Published: May 01, 2014

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Recognizing a Blind Date

Meeting someone for the first time on a blind date can be an awkward experience as it is, especially when you don't know what they look like. In this lesson, we've decided to raise the stakes by making that first encounter in Chinese! Don't worry, it's easier than you think!  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Drawing Suns

Little children do the strangest things, don't they? They bring us great delight, but also prove to be little monsters from time to time. In this lesson, a mother discovers that her precious child may have taken its drawing a little too far.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Asking about What to Wear

So you've gotten the invitation to the big event, and you're eager to make a good impression, but one key question lingers: what should you wear?? In today's Chinese lesson, learn how to ask this key question, as well as some of the most likely (culturally appropriate) answers.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Colors

Roses are green, violets are red…it wouldn’t make sense back home, nor would it here, so you’d better familiarize yourself a little with the colors in Chinese. In this podcast, you will learn how to say the different colors in Mandarin Chinese, as well as how to talk about what color something is. M...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 10, 2014

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Chinese Green Eggs and Ham

The concept of green eggs is not one so particularly far-fetched in China. Could a 1,000 year old egg be any other color? Sam-I-am has found his place in the sun. In this podcast, green eggs and ham revisited with a Chinese bent--fried rice as their companion. With a mouse, in a house, on the train....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: food, colors

Published: April 01, 2014

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Colored Balls

You never know when you’ll end up in the colored ball room at Ikea and want to know how to have a conversation about colored balls, but, seriously, knowing about shapes and colors always comes in handy! In this podcast, Ken and Jenny use a graphic to help put you through the training. Learn the Mand...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Monopoly, Uno, or Twister?

Today ChinesePod is exploring classic games. From the intense world of real estate to the physical challenges of contorting your body, we're exploring options for having fun with friends. Tune in to find out which game the people in today's dialog choose to play! Here's a hint: we hope they stretche...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Special Green Hat

Gifts range from the practical to the extravagant, and in today's lesson we're learning about both the language and culture of gift-giving in China. It might be news to you, but green hats are a big no-no. Find out why by tuning in!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Shanghai Expo: Haibao

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo's mascot has been a source of excitement, the butt of jokes and a topic of conversation since its unveiling a few years back. In today's lesson we're talking about Haibao and trying to figure out just what it is he is supposed to resemble....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Buying Sandals

We're off to the shoe store today to pick out a pair appropriate for the summer months. Learn how to describe shoes and shoe sizes in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, John
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Topic: colors, shoes, show, size

Published: March 22, 2013

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Colors Song

You know that Ken and Jenny like to show their appreciation to our CPoddies by giving you a little serenade for your listening pleasure from time to time.  Thus, in this podcast they will teach you a little ditty in Mandarin Chinese all about the the colors of the sky, clouds, fields, grass and sun....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: colors, music
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Published: March 14, 2013

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