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A Chinese Bachelor Party

The bachelor party is, in many ways, a rite of passage. Celebrated in movies and books for its wild and crazy traditions, this is an event that helps a man (or, in the case of a bachelorette party, a woman) say "farewell" to youth and "hello" to married life! Join us today as we join a group of guys...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Love Tangle 9: The Divorce

Tune in today to hear the thrilling conclusion to the series Love Tangle. We don't want to spoil the ending - all we'll say is that you might not have seen this one coming!...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: listing

Published: September 01, 2014

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Foreign Father Loses His Cool

Anyone staying in China for some time will tell you, the Chinese have deep rooted notions about health and medicine, some of which seem utterly strange to foreigners. In this lesson, a foreign man finds this out the hard way after his Chinese wife has given birth.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: August 01, 2014

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Dropping Marriage Hints

You know how your girlfriend has been mercilessly dropping marriage hints, and you've been equally heartlessly pretending not to notice? Well, it's actually kind of bumming her out, so you can bet she's going to have a heart-to-heart with her Chinese girlfriends about this critical issue. In this le...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: August 01, 2014

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The Seven Year Itch 5 - Beyond the Itch

The "Seven Year Itch" has ravaged and nearly destroyed the relationships of our saga, but it seems the epidemic has finally subsided. In the final chapter, we listen in on two seasoned husbands and their reflections on their personal encounters with the "itch." You'll find the previous lesson in the...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 似的

Published: August 01, 2014

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Mental Health Counseling

Today's ChinesePod lesson presents a dire situation: a young woman has dialed into a mental health hotline reporting domestic violence and threatening suicide. Can the experts on the other end talk her down and help her make the right decisions? Tune in and find out....

Host: John, Dilu

Published: August 01, 2014

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The Trouble with Marrying a Foreigner

Marrying someone from abroad can be a difficult. There are questions of culture and language that have to be overcome. Of course, some issues aren't as big as others. In this dialogue, a young woman talks with her mother about marrying a foreign man.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2014

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Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and divorce. We hope you'll be talking much more about one over the other, but just in case, tune into this lesson to learn how to talk about getting married and divorced in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Same-Sex Marriage

Attitudes are changing all around the world regarding same-sex relationships. Learn how to express your opinion by listening to this conversation between two people who have differing views....

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Betrothal Gifts and Dowries, Oh My!

In many places in China, there is an expectation that marriage comes with gifts for both the bride and the groom's families. Sometimes these obligations are so great that they can threaten what might be a happy marriage. Other times they end up being ceremonial. In this lesson, several young people ...

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Defusing the Red Bomb

Weddings in China often involve large banquets, sometimes with hundreds of guests. In a way, wedding receptions often appear more like fundraisers than an intimate ceremony for family and friends. It seems even more so when one considers that all the guests in attendance are socially obligated to gi...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: money, marriage
Grammar:

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Price of Marriage

Marriage in China is a serious business that involves more than just the complexities of love and interpersonal relationships. In a culture where family is highly revered, marrying someone means becoming part of the family. And this requires making commitments that are both spiritual and financial. ...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 对于, average

Published: January 01, 2014

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Marriage and Divorce (original)

Yes, we realize that the only two things you are ever pronounced in life are “dead” and “man and wife”, but if you think that the 51% split rate is going to sway us from a lesson on the betrothed, then we’d better site irreconcilable differences right now. In this podcast, we unify spoken Mandarin C...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: small_talk
Grammar: 已经, 为什么

Published: April 01, 2012

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