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Hospitality 7:Hotel Room Cleaning

So you slept in until noon, and NOW it's convenient for you to have housekeeping clean your room? That's fine... you're the guest after all. Find out what both the request and the polite staff response are in this continuation of ChinesePod's hospitality series.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: hotel, cleaning

Published: May 08, 2014

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Hostel Curfew

Staying at hostels in China are an excellent way to travel for the cash-strapped tourist and tend to be, in our experience, clean, tidy and full of friendly travelers. However, many of them will often lock up their doors as early as midnight! What's to be done if you're looking to explore a city's v...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: time, travel, hotel

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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Which Hilton?

So you're a busy executive, shuttling between hotels and conferences during your business trip to China. You're learning more and more Chinese, but just learning the Chinese name of your hotel might not be enough. We hope you snagged one of the hotel's business cards on your way out...  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Checking out at a Hotel

It's checkout time, also known as "check the room for consumption of overpriced snacks and beverages or theft of towels time." In this lesson, learn how to tell the hotel you're checking out, and the Chinese you're going to hear when they bust you.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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No Hot Water

You think a hotel is a hotel, but in China these quirky little culture differences have a way of sneaking up on you. Learn about one that westerners might find particularly surprising (and potentially shower-nullifying) in this lesson.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: time, hotel, cold, water

Published: May 01, 2014

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Hospitality Series 2: China Union Pay

Our hospitality saga continues with an encounter between a young woman and a hotel clerk. Learn how to talk about room reservations and China Union Pay bank cards in today's lesson!  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Hospitality Series 1: Welcome to the Hilton!

Imagine that you work at the Hilton in New York City, and you're tasked with welcoming Chinese guests in Mandarin. You better know exactly what to say, and this Chinese lesson covers exactly that.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Choosing a Room

You've had a long day and finally arrive at your hotel, ready for some much needed R&R. But alas, the room you desire isn't available! What is to be done? Today's unlucky traveler finds himself in such a predicament. Be sure to listen in and learn about different room types in today's lesson!...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: travel, hotel

Published: May 01, 2014

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Hospitality Series 4: Chinese Breakfast

We're back with another useful lesson for the hotel-staffing Chinese learner. Hotel guests highly value their breakfast. Today's lesson will teach you how to direct guests to their morning vittles.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Hospitality Series 3: Slippers, Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Everyone forgets the essentials sometimes when they travel. What's a poor traveler to do without their toothbrush? Listen in as a forgetful hotel guest asks hotel staff for vital necessities in Mandarin Chinese and learn how to do the same yourself!  ...

Host: Jenny, John
Function: requesting

Published: May 01, 2014

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Housekeeping!

China is a nation of early risers, so don't be too surprised when housekeeping starts pounding on your hotel room door at 8am. In this Chinese lesson, learn to kindly and clearly tell housekeeping that you're more interested in sleeping than a tidy room.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: to_want

Published: April 03, 2014

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To Shower or To Bathe?

Germs are everywhere, but sometimes we take our desire for cleanliness a bit too far. In this lesson, two friends have a disagreement about whether or not one should take a bath in a hotel. Get prepared to soak up the discussion......

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: travel, hotel, bathe

Published: January 01, 2014

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Big Bed

Travelers sometimes have to decide whether to take the plunge and share a bed. In today's podcast, you'll learn enough Mandarin Chinese to deal with this tricky situation. Sharing a bed worked for Ishmael and Queequeg-- will it work for you?...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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I Want a Thick Blanket

Winter has officially descended upon us. Now it's time to focus on how to be most comfortable in the cold (and how to avoid getting sick). Step one: find a warm blanket. Not one of those light throws - we're talking one that's so warm it'll make you sweat through those long winter nights. Join us to...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Checking into a Hotel

If you're planning on spending a night in a Chinese hotel, as a foreigner, you better have your passport ready. In this lesson, learn those magic Chinese phrases that will land you in a hotel room.  ...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 是_(shì)

Published: March 12, 2013

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Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

You proudly made it out of the airport, into a taxi and found your way to the hotel! While you’ve been busy taking an orange out of the basket, we’ve added another to our “Traveler’s Audio Phrase Book” podcasts by aiding you and your jet-lagged self (drink water) in checking into your hotel. In this...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: housing, travel

Published: April 01, 2012

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Leaving Luggage with the Hotel

Perhaps you could have traveled a little lighter, in retrospect. But the fake LV suitcases came in such a beautiful set and they match your outfit so well, it would have been a shame to exclude any of them from the journey, no? In this podcast, learn freedom from sore arms, broken suitcase wheels, a...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: hotel

Published: May 01, 2010

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