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A Bad Guy

A person's reputation can follow them. What you do in your school days can come back to haunt you later in life if you're not careful. In this lesson, a friend advises another friend against hanging out with a bad guy.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Too Picky

You may feel that it is your God-given right to not have the eyes of your shrimp staring back at you from the plate. Or that bones in your fish are nothing but a potential throat-lodging disaster. But keep in mind, there are others in distant lands who feel that chewing a bagel with cream cheese has...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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The Stingy Boss

Bosses amongst us, sit up and take note. Though you may not have had time to see it (due to being occupied with your "boss" things), you must take measures to ensure that your employees aren't comparing you to the annoying boss on "The Office." You may not have time for pseudo-reality TV shows, but ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Li Yan's Diary: More and More

The romance seems to be escalating. Things are getting juicy. They've gone from studying to eating to... utterly scandalous... watching movies together. Where will our two lovers go from here... listen to this podcast and read along with us as Li Yan continues to bare her deep thoughts, in Mandarin ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Playdates

Due to China's one-child policy, many children go up without brothers or sisters. As a result of this, many parents worry that their kids won't develop the kinds of social skills that they need later on. The solution? Playdates! In this lesson, two moms plan a playdate. Also, be sure to check out th...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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Kung Fu King Comparisons

Who's the king of kung fu? Is it Bruce Lee? Or Jackie Chan? Listen in this lesson as two friends make their arguments....

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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It's Written in the Stars - Part 1

Whether you believe in it or not, astrology is an unavoidable part of dating in China. When looking for a potential mate, many people still look to the stars for answers. In the first of ChinesePod's series on astrology, two friends discuss the positives of having a Virgo husband....

Grammar: 难怪, 既然

Published: January 01, 2014

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It's Written in the Stars - Part 2

ChinesePod continues its discussion of astrology and its presence in the world of matchmaking in China. In this episode, find out the answer to this question: Is a Virgo compatible with an Aries?...

Host: Jenny, Shanell

Published: January 01, 2014

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Dog Personalities

It’s been estimated that dogs have the ability to understand a vocabulary of around 200 words. So when you come to China, you’ll find out pretty quickly that that Chinese Shar-Pei dog really doesn’t know what you mean when you say “down boy” in English. In this lesson, learn about some of man’s best...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: July 01, 2013

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How was Your Date?

Not that we agree with the whole “those who can’t, teach”, but it does seem odd, us giving a lesson on talking about dates--seeing as how we can’t get them (despite our “We work with Ken and Jenny” shirts). However, it’s a hot topic in conversation and we’d like to think you’re a “bit of all right” ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2013

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Parent/Teacher Meeting

John was emphatic when he claimed that “someone being naughty” was a listener suggestion. So we’ll (roll our eyes) trust him, just this once, and let it air. So, per (unnamed listener), here is a Mandarin Chinese lesson on a Parent-Teacher meeting about someone’s little Johnny or Sally acting up in ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Lili and Zhang Liang 9: The Come-on

Call it pheromones, call it female ambitions, call it what you want… but Lili’s friend finally “busts a move” on Zhang Liang one late night at work. In this podcast, listen in to some serious flirting in Mandarin Chinese. Saucy? Oh – you betcha....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Just a Flesh Wound

Learning how to “be a man” and walk off that scrape that secretly makes you cry is important in impressing the other sex. So, follow along with our podcast, where the details just get gorier and gorier—starting off with someone bleeding. Learn all this juicy vocabulary, as well as how to act tough, ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: how_come, emphatic
Function: emphatic, how_come

Published: May 01, 2012

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