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Piano Class

Today's lesson is for everyone interested in talking about music in Chinese. And no, we're not talking about listening to music, we're talking about playing it! Join us for a piano lesson and learn all about keys, scales, and taking instructions from a (strict) piano teacher!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Bel Canto

Finally, a ChinesePod lesson for all our opera-loving listeners. Well, not so much operas themselves but bel canto, a world-renowned singing style that's exceedingly popular in China as well. Tune in to find out more!...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: singing, music

Published: August 01, 2014

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Karaoke

If you want to sing "Blue Moon" while sipping Baileys on a comfy couch, you have two options: hang out with Pete from CPod...or go to Karaoke! In this lesson, you'll learn how to order songs and hog the mic, all in Mandarin Chinese!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2014

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Now, don't be shy to act out all the motions that go along with this podcast, wherein you will learn a well-loved song about your body parts in Mandarin Chinese. Think of it as multi-tasking--a Chinese workout. Oh, and we'll be listening to make sure you are singing along too!...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: studying, singing

Published: May 01, 2014

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Use Your Headphones!

It can happen almost anywhere. On the subway, in a dorm room, at a coffee shop, or even in your own home... someone is playing their music too loud! In this lesson, learn how to ask someone to turn it down, or better yet, to just wear headphones!  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Sound Check

Today a little musical interlude for your listening pleasure. This ain't no muzac, nor is it out of tune KTV. On the other hand, it isn't Coldplay nor is it S.H.E. This podcast is a ChinesePod gig that's gonna make the Grammy's come a knockin'. Listen here as we toot our own horn and play a little d...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: music

Published: May 01, 2014

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Turn It Down, Please

Whether you've just gotten off a 12-hour flight or been up all night partying, sometimes you just want some peace and quiet on your taxi ride home. Unfortunately for you, the cab driver is a Beijing opera enthusiast and has different plans. Learn how to (politely) ask someone to turn down the music ...

Host: Jenny, Greg

Published: May 01, 2014

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Music Lovers

Whether or not one can play a musical instrument, everyone appreciates a good tune. In this lesson, learn how to talk about music and playing musical instruments.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Ballet

So you're at a club, getting into the beat, and you kinda feel like dancing. You can dance, right? What style of dance? Wait, what? Ballet? Ummm, that's cool, but maybe not best suited for these endless Lady Gaga remixes. (Prepare for these good times with this Chinese lesson!)...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Sing and Dance

The hills are alive with the sound of the pipa. Singing in China... rife in KTV bars, on street corners, in public parks, in low-budget questionably-directed lip-dub videos. Dancing.. though it's singing's less popular cousin, look out for the classy ballroom dancers in a lit up corner of the park o...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2014

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Downloading Music

You can go to iTunes, subscribe to an RSS feed and arrange everything all by yourself? You’re all growed up, aren’t ya? Now, tell us that in Mandarin and move to the front of the class. In this podcast, Ken (on a time out) and Jenny (a gold star) forego nap time to teach you to talk about all things...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: suggesting
Topic: internet, music

Published: April 01, 2014

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I can't sing

Oh sure, we say “karaoke” and you laugh and think about making a fool out of yourself in front of 200 others at the bar who all chimed in on the chorus to “Proud Mary.” But here it’s serious business. So how in the world can you explain in Mandarin Chinese to your demanding hosts that you really can...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: ability, music

Published: January 01, 2014

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Two Little Tigers Song

"TIGER, tiger, burning bright, in the forests of the night, what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?" In the distant post-apocalyptic future, cultural disputes will be resolved through Thunderdome/Survivor showdowns. And when that happens William Blake is in big trouble. Because n...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: music, animals

Published: January 01, 2014

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Chinese Idol 2

The competition is heating up as the judges decide to throw musical instruments into the talent show mix. Learn the Chinese words for playing various instruments, and be sure you know what "PK" means. (And you thought all Chinese words were written in characters?)...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Music Corner in the Park

Maybe you know about the weekly English corner in your local park, but did you know that there are also "music corners?" In China, these informal bands aren't too hard to find (they're the ones with the musical instruments in their hands), and they sometimes even draw quite a crowd. In this lesson, ...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: exclamations

Published: January 01, 2014

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My New MP3 Player

So you've decided to get with the cool kids and buy an MP3 player so you can rock the ChinesePod, shake your body. But how are you going to brag about it if you don't know all this techno-lingo? Don't fear--just put those earbuds in your ear, press play, and listen to this podcast with a Mandarin Ch...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: shopping, music

Published: July 01, 2013

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Finding Live Music

The experts agree: China is an emerging power. But as a new superpower, what powers will it have on the world stage? Hopefully, one of them will be the power to rock your face off! Slowly but surely, China’s live music scene is making progress. From this podcast you’ll learn the Mandarin Chinese req...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2013

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Colors Song

You know that Ken and Jenny like to show their appreciation to our CPoddies by giving you a little serenade for your listening pleasure from time to time.  Thus, in this podcast they will teach you a little ditty in Mandarin Chinese all about the the colors of the sky, clouds, fields, grass and sun....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: colors, music
Grammar:

Published: March 14, 2013

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Hobbies: Music

While “Peking Opera” is the Chinese equivalent of haggis (few really like it, but you kind of have to try it), the rest of the music scene here will always be a conversation piece. In this Mandarin Chinese lesson podcast, Ken and Jenny teach you how to be your own conversation piece: to talk about w...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: hobbies, music
Function: N___yǒu, de_shíhou

Published: May 01, 2012

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