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Upset

Reports churning out of celebrity Los Angeles have sparked concern over the latest anti-aging fad: drinking of the tears of young Asian girls. We, Chinese-English speakers of the world all have a responsibility to prevent the cruelty of tear harvesting from taking place. Band together and learn in t...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 21, 2015

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Confession of Love

Men, at times, find comprehending the female nature a perplexing and bewildering endeavor. However, leave it to this podcast to teach you the three magic words that women the world over, no matter what race, religion or language group, love to hear. (If only life were really that simple.) In this le...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: November 17, 2014

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Lili and Zhang Liang 17: It's Over (Again)

In the spirit of "Choose Your Own Adventure" 1980s pre-teen novels, we revisit Zhang Liang and Lili and rewrite history with a "Choose Your Own Breakup" lesson in Mandarin Chinese. Everyone knows these things don't always end prettily, so, in tribute to all the girls (or guys) you've loved before, l...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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The Seven Year Itch 2: Facing Divorce

We return to the topic of the "seven year itch" to find another couple's marriage struggling. Additionally, a close friend's seemingly perfect marriage is now facing divorce. Listen in for all the details; if you're looking for more lessons pertaining to marital strife, check out ChinesePod's origin...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: not_until, blaming

Published: September 01, 2014

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Man-to-Man Advice on Women

Today's show features two friends - one who is in desperate need of advice, and another who is eager to give it. Learn all about the game of love (and how these guys choose to play it) in today's lesson!...

Published: September 01, 2014

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Romantic Movies and Real Life

We all love a romantic chick-flick every now and then, but for some women it becomes a problem: they expect every man to live up to their Ryan Gosling/ Zhou Yumin/Seth Rogen-sized expectations, and it sometimes grates on their partners. In today's upper-intermediate lesson, learn all about to discus...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 宁愿, 得了

Published: August 01, 2014

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Reading Fortunes

Do you believe in astrology? Palm reading? Physiognomy? Feng shui? The Chinese tradition of reading facial features and palms is long and storied; while the practice is not as widespread as it once was, the practice still exists. Listen in as two young travelers have their own fortunes revealed in t...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: August 01, 2014

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Valentine's Day

Wo ai ni. I love you. I mean it. Look at these flowers i bought you, and these chocolates. And this card... it is a Hallmark day after all. Nothing says i love you like a lesson about Valentine's Day. After all... the Chinese celebrate not one, not two, but THREE Valentine's Days. And who said Manda...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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War Zone

We assume you will never be a foreign soldier in a Chinese army, and sincerely hope that world peace is attained and this lesson will soon be obsolete. However, after 955 lessons it was about time that we taught you how to 'charge' in Mandarin. Don't forget that this vocabulary can also be applied i...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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Late Getting Back

Now that your Mandarin is getting so good, chances are all you cool CPoddies will be out late partying every night, your Mandarin getting more fluent with every drink you imbibe. But don’t forget there will be some worrywarts who would appreciate a phone call home when you'll be out late. In this po...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: time, emotions

Published: January 02, 2014

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Power Outage

There are a few things ChinesePod is scared of: 1. Having to be constrained to a classroom seat to learn language 2. Animals dressed as humans 3. The dark …so, over the next few months, we will address each. Today, we start with the 3rd: what would one say when the power goes out?...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Lili and Zhang Liang 12: The Breakup

Who knew it could all end up like this? In this podcast, could it really be possible that our friends Lili and Zhang Liang will part ways? Or can they work it out? Listen in and hear what a breakup sounds like in Mandarin Chinese. Love hurts. However, look on the bright side--you will finally be abl...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2013

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Lili and Zhang Liang 13: A Dad Gives Advice to a Broken-Hearted Son

Last time we heard from our friend Zhang Liang he was in the heat of a messy breakup. But who’s there to help him pick up the pieces but good ‘ole dad. In this podcast, listen in and learn some of dad’s words of (attempted) comfort in Mandarin Chinese, as he tries to cheer up a wretched Zhang Liang....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2013

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Lili and Zhang Liang 14: Seeking Comfort

What will our friend Lili do now that she has broken up with Zhang Liang? Run into the arms of a conniving friend? or show up on the doorstep of an internet millionaire? That is for you to find out in this podcast, wherein Lili seeks comfort and you will learn how to give some--in Mandarin Chinese....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2013

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Lili and Zhang Liang 7: A Guy's Advice on Women

Will the drama never end? (We secretly hope not, as it makes for great lessons). Catching up with Zhang Liang and Chen Li, this time Zhang’s worried that Lili is becoming a bit too interested in her successful ex and decides to go to his “bro” for advice. In this podcast, here a man’s take on women,...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Pregnancy

You know all the terms, from “bun in the oven” to “pregos,” so why not add another phrase to that wicked repertoire, and learn it in Mandarin? In this podcast, learn how to ask someone how far along they are, and to congratulate them. (For premium subscribers, we’ll also teach you how to apologize p...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: emotions
Function: yào___V, cái

Published: May 01, 2012

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Mysterious Visitor

Picture this: it’s a dark night, and someone’s all tucked in. Alone in the house, each creak seems to come directly at her. So when the doorknob starts to rattle, what happens? A Mandarin Chinese lesson, that’s what…Listen in to this podcast and learn how to be able to discern who it really is pound...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2012

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It's Nothing

“So, big guy - what’s the matter?” “Oh…(sigh)…it’s…aw, you don’t want to hear about it.” But that’s where you’re wrong, buster--we do! So much that we even crafted a lesson on downplaying despair and despondency. In this podcast, learn how to whine and sigh a bit in Mandarin Chinese (Premium subscri...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2012

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The Man and the Dog

As mentioned, we’re all quite aware that our Jenny is one of the most downloaded women on the net--but she’s also a hoot! How funny? Really funny… or our name isn’t “ChinesePod.” Which it is…so there you go. Listen in to this podcast and learn a Mandarin Chinese joke to tell at your next party....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2010

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