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How to Weigh an Elephant

Chinese children grow up with a story about Cao Cao's son, Cao Chong, and his clever solution to the question of how to weigh an animal as enormous as an elephant. What's that? You've never heard the story? Tune in for a pleasant introduction to Chinese children's stories that have been passed down ...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 连连, 纷纷

Published: September 01, 2014

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Houyi and The Ten Suns

Did you know that in the mythic past, the earth had ten suns taking turns warming it? That is, until legendary archer Houyi came along. Learn this classic tale in this Chinese lesson....

Host: John, Dilu

Published: September 01, 2014

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The Frog Prince in the Well

Do you know the story of the Frog Prince? Do you know the Chinese chengyu about frogs and wells? In this lesson, hear a children's fairytale infused with Chinese cultural characteristics, and also get a little dose of Middle Kingdom morals....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 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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How Did New Year's Come About?

Experiencing Chinese New Year in China is truly a spectacular event. Houses are covered in bright red decorations. Bright red lanterns are lit up for all to see. Literally millions of firecrackers are set off at the same time, filling the streets with a mighty roar. But how did these traditions come...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: realization, ,

Published: January 01, 2014

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Papa Snake and Baby Snake

Get ready to roll in the aisles, Poddies. Well, slither maybe. It's a joke about two snakes!...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Brave Little Tailor (Part 1)

Hear ye! Hear ye! Listen Chinese students and listen well To a classic tale we'd like to tell Of a brave little tailor with pluck and vim Who comes to us from the Brother's Grimm... In this lesson, learn how fairy tales are told in Chinese, complete with more formal language and the use of onomatopo...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 偷偷, ,

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Legend of the White Snake (Part 3)

ChinesePod brings the last installment of the saga of the snake spirit Bai Suzhen and her love Xu Xian. It's The Legend of the White Snake! In this final part of the story, love goes beyond death and good old fashioned filial piety saves the day!...

Host: John, Vera
Topic: story, legend

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Legend of the White Snake (Part 2)

The Legend of the White Snake continues! In this episode, Bai Suzhen and Xu Xian find happiness with each other. However, this happiness isn't destined to last......

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: love, story, legend

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Legend of the White Snake (Part 1)

Just in time for the Year of the Snake, this classic Chinese folktale takes us to the famed shores of the West Lake in Hangzhou where magical Taoist snakes turn into beautiful women and fall in love with good hearted shepherds. It's The Legend of the White Snake!...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: love, story, legend
Grammar: , 差点儿, 幸好

Published: January 01, 2014

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The Brave Little Tailor (Part 2)

Hear ye! Hear ye! Our little tailor continues his quest And in tiny kingdom receives a test: Giants in the wood he has to slay But will our hero win the day? In this lesson, hear the second part of the story of “The Brave Little Tailor” and learn more Chinese fairy tale vocab! Also, be sure to check...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 简直, 并_并且

Published: January 01, 2014

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