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I Miss Daddy!

Today's podcast will teach you how to call your loved ones and tell them how much you miss them, all in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: all, to_miss

Published: October 31, 2014

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Philosophy: a Useless Major?

You've just graduated high school and you have your whole life ahead of you. It's time to start thinking about what you'll study in university. What happens when you choose a course of study that your parents don't approve of? Learn how to talk about this important life decision in today's lesson....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Ballet Lessons

In this lesson, ChinesePod pirouettes, prances and pliés around the subject of dancing and ballet. Learn how to talk about dancing and different kinds of dances. And a one, two, three, four!  ...

Host: John, Vera

Published: August 01, 2014

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Time for School, Mom and Dad

Junior is starting first grade, but who's going to take him to and from school? In this lesson, a married couple have a discussion about how to adjust to their child's school schedule.  ...

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: August 01, 2014

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An Urgent Call to the Embassy

In these modern times, life is getting easier and easier. Cell phones and the internet make connecting with loved ones half a world away a simple matter. But nothing reminds us of how fragile all these amenities are like a natural disaster. In this lesson, follow along as a Chinese mother and father...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 由于,

Published: August 01, 2014

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Adopting a Chinese Child

The Chinese are well aware that many foreigners are adopting Chinese babies. Many of these foreigners even return to China with their children, introducing the land of their heritage to them. But what does the average Chinese person think about this phenomenon? Listen in on one such conversation in ...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: , 而且, quite

Published: August 01, 2014

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A Lot of Sisters

Are your sisters weird? In today's Chinese podcast, learn how to talk in Mandarin about your vast quantities of older sisters. You may even learn a Chinese word or two for other relatives. The only way to find out is to tune in to this exciting Chinese podcast.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 11, 2014

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How many family members do you have?

Do you want to learn to talk about your family in Chinese? Well, you've come to the right podcast. In today's lesson, you'll learn the Chinese you need to talk about the size of your family and the people in it.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: July 09, 2014

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Story Time

Once upon a time, there was a lesson about telling stories in Chinese. A student wasn't able to sleep so they put on this lesson and it began: "Once upon a time, there was a lesson about telling stories in Chinese. A student wasn't able to sleep so they put on this lesson and it began: "Once upon a ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Quieting the Baby

If you've ever had a baby (or perhaps even a really immature adolescent), you know the value of getting your little one to quiet down at night so you can get some sleep. Learn all about the ins and outs of soothing your baby in Chinese in today's Elementary lesson!  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Handling Rambunctious Children

Any parent knows how hard it is to control a little kid who's recently learned how to walk. We're sure you're already more than adept at attempting to reign in your children using your native language, but what about Mandarin Chinese? Learn some basic words and phrases vital to handling your childre...

Host: Jenny, John
Function: giving_commands

Published: May 01, 2014

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Questioning a Child

It's a classic situation in any culture. A child breaks something, and when their parents ask them about it, they deny doing it. In this lesson, a father grills his son about something he broke.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Drawing Suns

Little children do the strangest things, don't they? They bring us great delight, but also prove to be little monsters from time to time. In this lesson, a mother discovers that her precious child may have taken its drawing a little too far.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Introducing Kids to Each Other

Ah, kids. They love to play, but they also love to steal from each other and smack each other around for no reason. (Come to think of it, they're not that different from adults.) In this Chinese lesson, learn how to introduce children to each other so that they start off on the right foot....

Host: Jenny, Jason

Published: May 01, 2014

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No TV Before Your Test!

For the past month you've been studying for your Chinese test. Now you just want to relax in the warm glow of Mother Television. But what's this? Your real mother has other plans! Go study some more Mandarin! You have a test coming up soon! Learn how to tell your kids to study harder in Chinese....

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: giving_commands

Published: March 26, 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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The Auntie Bai Show

Ah, the problems of others. The landlord is raising the rent just a bit too high. Someone's lover has run off with someone else. A wayward son can't seem to find his way. For some, hearing about these problems is reason enough to end a conversation or leave the room, but for others, it's entertainme...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: show, parents
Grammar: 而且, 往往, 经过

Published: January 01, 2014

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Chinese Tea

Here is a lesson impressing on you the “Importance of Tea”…you’ll notice we capitalized the “T” there, which should tell you something. Tea is important. You are significant. You talking about tea is vital. You being able to talk about tea in Mandarin Chinese is essential. ChinesePod wants you to be...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2013

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