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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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Best Friends

Life can look better through drunk colored glasses. Teetotalism of course has its merits, but many a Shanghai reveler would agree that Mandarin flows better through liquor-loosened lips. In this podcast, for the happy drunks amongst us, a little inebriated Chinese to teach you how to open your hear...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: August 29, 2014

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Running into an Ex

It's an awkward moment that most of us would rather avoid - running into an ex! In this dialogue, a woman tells her friend all about running into her old boyfriend. It turns out he's not such a good guy.  ...

Host: Jenny, Shanell

Published: August 01, 2014

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What Would You Like to Eat?

There's nothing worse than learning Chinese on an empty stomach. After you listen to this lesson, you'll never again have to learn Mandarin over the growls of an empty belly. In today's podcast, you'll learn how to tell others what you'd like to eat in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: July 18, 2014

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Borrowing Money

In today's podcast, learn how to ask for a temporary capital injection, in Mandarin Chinese. If you need somebody to let you hold a few g's until payday, or slip you some skin to cover the electrical bill, this is the lesson for you....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2014

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Thanking a Hospitable Friend

If you've ever had the fortune of being "taken care of" by a Chinese friend while in China, then you know how truly hospitable the Chinese can be. When it comes time to say farewell, though, you may have a little trouble expressing the depths of your gratitude. This Chinese lesson is just what you n...

Host: Jenny, John
Function: thanking, inviting

Published: May 08, 2014

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A Line Too Long

Why is the line for the women's room always longer than the men's? Is there any solution? Find out in this lesson!...

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: May 01, 2014

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A Bad Guy

A person's reputation can follow them. What you do in your school days can come back to haunt you later in life if you're not careful. In this lesson, a friend advises another friend against hanging out with a bad guy.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Visiting a Friend's Room

Today's show covers important language for anyone planning on visiting a friend in a doorman building. Learn the basics for interacting with security, 保安(bǎo'ān), in today's helpful ChinesePod lesson.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Fog or Smog?

In today's ChinesePod lesson we're headed back to our hometown. Lots of things have changed, some of them good and some of them not. Learn all about talking about the past in this reflective podcast....

Published: January 01, 2014

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Daddy Changes a Diaper

Everyone loves babies, right? Well today's lesson will cover some essential language for talking about (and to) these little bundles of joy! You'll be learning some great ways to compliment the baby (which always makes new parents proud)......

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Asking to Be Paid Back

Lending money to friends can be a risky business. They might be a good friend, but are they good with money? What's worse, how can you put pressure on a friend to pay you back? In this lesson, two friends discus how to get another friend to pay one of them back....

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: money, friends, life

Published: January 01, 2014

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What have you done in 2009?

Christmas has just passed and it's that time of year again - the time when you look back on everything you've done and think about what you'd like to do in the year to come. Join ChinesePod today as we reminisce on 2009, and look to an exciting new decade!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Dinner with Friends

Having friends who know how to cook is important - otherwise when else are you going to get to try delicious home-cooked foods (and mom's food doesn't count, you grew up with it!)? Join us at ChinesePod today as we're at a friend's house trying strange new dishes......

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 怎么, ,

Published: March 06, 2013

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