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To bag or not to bag?

Since last summer, getting a plastic bag when you shop in the People's Republic has gotten a little more expensive. Listen to this Chinese podcast and learn how to cut waste, reduce litter, and give some love to Mother Earth, in one fell swoop. It's in the bag!  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: September 19, 2014

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4S Dealership

As more and more Chinese buy cars, consumers are increasingly paying attention to the services provided by the dealerships. In today's Chinese lesson, learn what a "4S Dealership" is and what it offers....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Business Card Gone Wrong

Your business card is how you introduce and advertise yourself in China. It's essential that you get it right. In today's podcast, learn how to talk about business card problems in Mandarin....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2014

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Going Dutch

The 'Warring Bills' period of Chinese history is officially over for all ChinesePod users. An international treating treaty has been declared, and it involves a handy little phrase that will be an instrument in achieving restaurant check peace. Listen to this podcast to learn what it is, and make yo...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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Chinese Fruits

In China you'll have no problem finding many of the fruits you like to eat back home: bananas, apples, watermelons. But China also has a lot of unusual fruits you might have never heard of (or even seen before)! Learn about some of these in today's lesson.  ...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: food, eating, show, fruit

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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Condoms

Drug stores are full of potentially embarrassing items. Embarrassment is exponentially heightened when it involves the acting out of said item to drug store clerk, gesturing to specific body parts and drawing pictures. Thankfully, we at ChinesePod do not shy away from these topics (to wit: lesson on...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: shopping, show

Published: January 01, 2014

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Going to the Toy Store

Today we're following a mother and her daughter to the toy store. Unfortunately for this mom, there's nothing her child doesn't want! Learn how to discuss kids' playthings, as well as how modern parents deal with their demanding little emperors in this intermediate level Chinese lesson....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: show, kids, toys

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Play's the Thing

It wouldn't be true drama if it didn't attract dramatic characters. And what higher drama is there than Shakespeare? In this Chinese lesson, you'll hear a director's take on the classic Romeo and Juliet, as his actors struggle to satisfy his demands....

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 明明, 偷偷, 偏偏

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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Booking a Plane Ticket

Our businessman friend, Peter, has sobered up and accepted the exciting offer of touring the factory he is considering buying product from in China. But he's got to get there first. Since China is a little bit bigger than he had anticipated when he booked and then subsequently cancelled the 52 hour ...

Host: Jenny, John
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Published: July 01, 2013

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Buying a Bike

Riding a bike is probably the most convenient mode of transport in China. So far on ChinesePod you've used Mandarin to rent a bike and even fix a flat tire. In today's podcast we buy a bike, and bell, and lock... but don't forget to buy a helmet!...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2013

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Express Train or High-speed Train?

In recent years, a high-speed train lines have popped up between many important Chinese cities. Today's Chinese podcast will explain how to order a ticket on these deluxe, speedy train lines in Mandarin. Getting around the Middle Kingdom has never been so grand....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2013

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Buying Sandals

We're off to the shoe store today to pick out a pair appropriate for the summer months. Learn how to describe shoes and shoe sizes in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, John
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Topic: colors, shoes, show, size

Published: March 22, 2013

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