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Too Fat

Finally, a place where to be fat is to be glorious. So, next time your friend tells you've gotten fat since coming to China, don't start looking for some fad no-rice carbo diet. Bask in all your paunchy grandeur. You've come to the right place! Listen to this podcast, to learn how to talk fat with t...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: December 12, 2014

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Feminine Products

A man writes these intros. He doesn’t have a “special time” each month. He also realizes that being funny about needing feminine products isn’t funny. So he’ll simply say, “Here’s a Mandarin Chinese lesson on buying tampons.” He now feels uncomfortable. But hopes you find this podcast useful....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 30, 2014

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Vegetarian Eating

In a country known for its “Beijing Duck”, Inner “Mongolian Hot Pot” and “Pork Dumplings,” should you not be a carnivore, you’ll need to know how to say “vegetarian”–a lot vegetable dishes even have a smattering of meat. In this podcast, we help you learn how to explain in Mandarin Chinese that you ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: food, health
Function: ordering_food

Published: October 03, 2014

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Dogs and Wealth

Today we're headed to the vet for a check-up on a dog that's not feeling too well. Learn all about dogs and why they might just be the thing you need for increased prosperity!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Snacks

Cultural divide is at times nowhere more evident than in matters of appetite. When it comes to cravings--you're pining for potato chips, she's fancying feet. You're itchin' for a little twinkie-binging loving, she's hankering for a little o' the necks. In this podcast, food-fusion, east-meets-west, ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Nutrition Label

There's nothing to ruin an appetite faster than checking the nutritional label on the back of what you're about to eat, right? In this lesson, two friends begin to agonize over nutrition. Listen and learn how you too can worry about your energy, fat and protein intake in Chinese!  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: food, health

Published: August 01, 2014

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Time to Buy a Mask

After decades of astounding industrial growth, China is now paying the price in terms of rising air pollution. For the past several months, smog clouds have loomed in cities throughout China. In this dialogue, two residents of a Chinese city wake up to go for work only to find themselves in for an u...

Host: Greg, Vera
Grammar: , 从来

Published: August 01, 2014

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Participating in a Marathon

Stretch out those legs. It's time to go for a run, and a long one at that! In this lesson, ChinesePod talks about the Shanghai Marathon!  ...

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: August 01, 2014

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Sneezing

The humble sneeze. It transcends all cultural, language, immune system barriers. It inspires blessings in some circles, superstitions in others. The worldwide bodily function that requires no translation, only a tissue... In this podcast, learn in Mandarin Chinese about the 'culture' of sneezing in ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: culture, health
Function: informing

Published: June 01, 2014

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Antiperspirant in China

Confidence, confidence, dry and secure... raise your hand..... raise your hand... if you're sure you want to drop a hundred kuai on your favorite stick, spray, or roll-on at the fancy supermarket. The laowai demand has caused the supply to shift in our favor. Or maybe the locals finally realized the...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: money, health

Published: June 01, 2014

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Tool Delivery

Whether you're making tables or making babies, you've come to the right place. Not for the faint of heart, this lesson teaches you all the Chinese vocabulary you're going to need to know to be able to ask for your hammer... or your scalpel. Listen in and find out what the heck is going on here. (Dis...

Host: Jenny, John
Function: requesting

Published: June 01, 2014

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Water for a Cold

A cough here. A sniffle there. Ahhh- ahhh- chooo! You've got a cold. What should you do? Drink lots of fluids! But make sure they're hot! In this lesson, learn how to talk about getting a cold and the Chinese preference for hot water.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Going to the Pharmacy

Being sick sucks, but being sick in Chinese really sucks. If you haven't lost your voice yet, get yourself down to the corner pharmacy for some relief. The smorgasbord of remedies range from the thick, boiled and black variety to something of the pill genre that you can't decipher from the box. But ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: choosing

Published: May 01, 2014

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Hangover

Your head aches, your mouth is dry and your stomach is churning, but you're not sick. You had a lot of fun last night, maybe too much fun... In this lesson, learn how to talk about feeling under weather after a night out on the town.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Bad Sandwich

That was a nice lunch, wasn't it? But why is everybody nervous all of a sudden? Oh, it looks like the food didn't agree with someone. But what about the rest of us?! In this lesson, ChinesePod looks into tummy troubles.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Interested in Chinese Medicine

What are you interested in? Even if it's not traditional Chinese medicine, you're going to want to know how to ask that question and how to answer it. This lesson covers two very common patterns for expressing interest.  ...

Host: Jenny, Jason

Published: May 01, 2014

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Are you OK?

Someone's fallen and they can't get up. You want to help, but likely due to the stress of the whole ordeal, you've forgotten every Chinese word you know. By this time you are wishing for a Life Alert alarm with a direct line to ChinesePod's Mandarin Emergency response team. The 24 hour helpline is i...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2014

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Allergies

Sure, some might think this a niche lesson, but consider the alternative: (In Mandarin) “To tell you the truth, doc, I’m not sure if it was my inability to be around cats, or my violent reaction to shellfish--I just can’t breathe.” …or you can simply follow along in this podcast, where you will lear...

Host: Jenny, Ken, John
Function: apologizing
Grammar: 不(bù)-not
Topic: health

Published: April 01, 2014

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Baby Talk: Eat up!

In another addition to our “Baby Talk” series, Ken and Jenny talk this time about encouraging your little bundle of joy to eat something…or not. In this podcast, learn how to tell your baby to eat up, using Mandarin Chinese. As far as explaining why “fish at the table” and “fish in the bowl” are dif...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2014

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Feeling Nauseous

So, you got a little sick being flung around the backseat of that cab on the way over? Now, some poor cab driver is freezing his long-nailed fingers off washing off that back right side of his car, since you didn’t give him a heads up you were about to throw up. So, listen to this podcast. Yes, only...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: health

Published: January 01, 2014

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Don't Drink the Water

To drink the tap water, or not to drink; that is the question. In this podcast you will learn how to use Mandarin Chinese to warn someone not to drink the tap water; as well as how to ask what is wrong with it, and how to tell someone that the water is unsanitary. Not only that, but you will also le...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: travel, health

Published: January 01, 2014

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Number Two

Writing classy lessons about bodily functions may be considered a difficult task by some. One lesson better left to the naughty neighborhood kids, perhaps. But, we at ChinesePod know that there are certain times where acting out what you are trying to get across in polite company is just a big no-no...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Athlete Injuries

In China, potential injuries are lurking around every corner. Prepare yourself... when your foot is stomped on for the twenty-fourth time in one bus commute, you will be crying out for a tensor bandage with the best of them. Not to mention the repetitive strain injury from dinging your bicycle bell ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Meeting the Girlfriend's Parents

A nerve-wracking situation in any culture, today we're meeting the girlfriend's parents. Will they be impressed or disappointed in their daughter's choice of boyfriend? Check out today's lesson to find out!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Bakery Binge

Buns, rolls, croissants, muffins, donuts... all of these delicious baked goods make for satisfying snacks, but anyone dieting knows that they are to be avoided. In this lesson, two friends look to satisfy their cravings without going overboard. However, it proves harder than they think....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Differing Attitudes to Medicine

Popping an aspirin when you've got a headache is no big deal in the West, but in China many people would think twice before taking medicine for something so common. In this lesson, three friends have a discussion about Chinese attitudes towards medicine....

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Calling an Ambulance - Part 2

In part two of ChinesePod's series on taking an ambulance, we go along for a ride from one hospital to another. At the end it's time pay, and this proves to be the biggest surprise of all!...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 否则, 万一

Published: January 01, 2014

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

At ChinesePod, we know that part of learning Chinese is getting an introduction to the wonderful world of Chinese medicine. Before we take your pulse and make you stick out your tongue, follow our prescription and listen to this podcast to better acquaint yourself with Chinese medical advice in Mand...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: V___dào, V__jiàn

Published: June 01, 2013

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Lili and Zhang Liang 5: Love Letter

Catching back up with Zhang Liang and Chen Li, we find them in a much better position, romantic-wise… as someone wrote someone else a love letter. So good is this lesson, in fact, that we’re in talks of launching “Tian of Our Lives”. In this podcast, learn to use Mandarin Chinese to express your dev...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Going to the Dentist

We’re as confused as you are, with the whole, “why do dentists ask in-depth questions while working on your teeth?” concept. But we can tell you this: you might want to be able to get yourself to the dentist and learn how to say “cavity” in Chinese. In this podcast, learn to communicate with your de...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Going to the Gym

Quick! Name another great thing about ChinesePod. That’s right! You can listen anywhere – taxi, home, or even the gym! What’s that, you say? You’d love nothing more than a lesson on “working out?” Well, we love nothing more than you, so consider it done. In this podcast, learn to talk about weight t...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: health, hobbies

Published: June 01, 2013

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Massage Therapy

"LaoWise” is a ChinesePod series aimed at aiding expats in China. She might be all of 5’2” and 50 – but those knuckles dig deep into the arch of your foot and you can either put on a brave face or tell her it feels like tiny hammers… In this podcast, we’ll teach you how to say “a little harder”, or ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2013

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Morning Hygiene

A few cultural tips on “personal upkeep” here: 1. Most Chinese bathe at night. 2. Chairman Mao used tea to brush his teeth. 3. Toilet paper is thrown in a wastebasket. …more, you say? More it is – listen to this podcast and learn about washing your face, brushing your teeth and more, in Mandarin Chi...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: health

Published: May 01, 2013

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Do you Have a Cold?

Flu season is upon us. Don your surgical mask, get jacked up on Vitamin C, and embrace obsessive-compulsive disorder in any form that involves non-stop hand sterilization. Someone's a-sneezing and if you don't watch out, it's gonna be you. In this lesson, learn to discern if that sneezer is a harbin...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: March 28, 2013

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Stomach Trouble

In Indonesia it’s “Bali Belly,” Mexico “Montezuma’s Revenge,” and in China… commonplace. There’s a good chance that despite how tasty those hairy crabs look (or not), your tummy might disagree. In this podcast learn how to express your stomach woes in Mandarin Chinese (You’ll notice we didn’t make t...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: explaining
Topic: health

Published: March 28, 2013

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Talking about Illness

Now, we all know when we get the flu, there’s nothing we like more than to do a little whining about it. In this podcast you will learn how to tell someone who cares about your sore throat and headache, using Mandarin Chinese. And when you do, there will be no shortage of friends sure to want to bri...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: illness

Published: June 01, 2012

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Views on Contact Lenses

Ironic that the person sucking the marrow out of a bone at dinner would be somewhat timid about wearing contact lenses, but it happened (at least, in ChinesePodLand). So tilt your head back, pry open your mind and listen in to this lesson in Mandarin Chinese on Contact Lenses....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2012

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Just a Flesh Wound

Learning how to “be a man” and walk off that scrape that secretly makes you cry is important in impressing the other sex. So, follow along with our podcast, where the details just get gorier and gorier—starting off with someone bleeding. Learn all this juicy vocabulary, as well as how to act tough, ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: how_come, emphatic
Function: emphatic, how_come

Published: May 01, 2012

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