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Getting Nationalities Straight

One question that a foreigner will continually be asked in China is "Where are you from?".  In this lesson, learn how to talk about where someone is from in Mandarin....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 26, 2015

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Country Standings

Don't worry if that old hamstring injury dashed your Olympic dreams of bringing glory to your nation... do what Da Shan did... put on a blue silk Chinese suit and make your Mandarin so annoyingly good that you make your otherwise unassuming country famous. No steroids required. Go for gold, of the M...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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Handsome Foreign Student

If you're a foreign student in China, or planning to be one, you should probably learn the word for "foreign student." And since all our listeners are good-looking, the word for "handsome guy" might just come in handy as well. Learn all this and more in this Chinese lesson.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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All in the Family

Chances are that while you’re pulling out your wallet to buy that “I Climbed The Great Wall” t-shirt, a few photos of the family will show themselves. So we’ll make sure you can tell them you have a sister…unless that traditional tiara is for you. In this podcast you’ll also get the chance to learn ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 17, 2014

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A Self-Introduction

Today's newbie lesson will teach all of you who've just started learning Chinese how to give a basic self-introduction. We admit, this framework may not knock you off your feet with its scintillating content, but hey, it's functional and will get your point across. Learn how to let people know where...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: April 02, 2014

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I'm not Chinese

You might look the part, you might sound the part, but you’re not actually Chinese. So how would you go about telling someone that although you might sound like a native speaker (hopefully!), you’re not from China? Ken knows – he gets it all the time. Listen to this podcast to learn how to clarify w...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Flags and National Anthems

Now that China is your "adopted country", you had better make sure you know what your flag looks like. The national anthem? Hmm, that we'll leave for you to learn before 2008 (or you can just hum along). In this podcast, learn a little bit about the flag and national anthem of China, in Mandarin Chi...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Adoption

In 2005, Americans adopted 7,906 children from China (highest of any country). So a conversation between a Chinese lady and a “laowai” who recently adopted might be of interest. And we’re all about being interesting. In this podcast, learn to speak in Mandarin Chinese about some of the formalities a...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Nationalities

With your “I Climbered The Grate Well” t-shirt and dual-fisted approach to chopsticks, it should come as no shock that you’re not blending in as much as you’d like…so perhaps you could tell them which faraway land you come from that uses forks. In this podcast, learn how to tell someone in Mandarin ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2013

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Living in Nanjing

You are about to experience the saga of Miss Wang and handsome John, and their fabulous lives in Nanjing.  Don't worry; it's a short saga, composed of short, Newbie-level sentences.  It's a saga for learning Chinese....

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 都(dōu)

Published: April 02, 2013

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Where are you from?

After you have said hello in Chinese and know your partner in conversation’s name, the next topic likely to come up is where you are from. In this podcast you’ll learn how to say several common nationalities in Mandarin Chinese, plus one of the ways to say yes (yes, there are several!)....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2012

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