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Forget It

Quite possibly the most useful phrase around, 'forget it' has been well-used by many a sulky teenager, dejected lover, pms-ing girlfriend and/or frustrated communicator. Listen in to this podcast, and learn how to get the most out of this multi-faceted conversation concluder, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: weather

Published: January 12, 2015

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I'm cold!

When it’s snowing out and finally realize that the reason there is no thermostat in your apartment is because there is actually no central heating, you’re gonna want to be able to find the words to whine about it. In this podcast, learn how to talk about being cold, in Mandarin Chinese—a subject tha...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: weather

Published: October 29, 2014

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Stuffy Room

Is it any wonder that Chinese uses the same character for "stuffy" and "depressed"? In this podcast, learn how to use Mandarin to complain about a hot, stuffy room. Better still, learn what to do about it.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: requesting

Published: September 15, 2014

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Into the Sandstorm

For anyone who has ever woken up to find their car covered in sand, the situation covered in today's lesson will be a familiar one. In some parts of the world, like Italy, France, and northern China, sandstorms are a part of the weather, even if the nearest desert lies hundreds of miles away. Today ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Extreme Weather and Pollution

The weather has been a ghastly roller coaster of weirdness in recent years, and in China, many are taking a closer look at pollution. Specifically, we're talking about fine particulate matter. Listen in to learn more about this very timely issue....

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 往往, terrible

Published: August 01, 2014

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It's Stopped Raining

Didn't it rain, children? Today we're going to talk about rain in Chinese. This podcast will discuss things that start and stop, like rainstorms. Bring your umbrella and your MP3 player and you'll learn how to talk about rainy days in Mandarin.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: weather, rain

Published: June 23, 2014

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Chicago

"This is my kind of town, Chicago is." The home of Oprah, the Cubs, and deep dish pizza (the dawgs are better though). The third largest city in the US has....you guessed it....the third largest Chinatown. So hop on the "L" train to Cermak-Chinatown, listen to this Mandarin podcast, and go and pract...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2014

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Cold Countries

What's the coldest country in Europe? Finland? Iceland? Sweden? In this lesson, two friends discuss which is the coldest.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Season Preferences

Winter, spring, summer and fall... which season is your favorite? It's your call! In this lesson, ChinesePod talks about the seasons and how some of them are just too short.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Shanghai Weather Forecast

Alright, let's take a look at this week's Shanghai weather. It's rain, rain and more rain! Will the sun ever come out? Find out in this lesson on talking about the weather!  ...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: time, weather
Function: describing

Published: May 01, 2014

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Umbrella Opportunism

Stuck out in the rain without an umbrella? No problem! In China, umbrella salespeople pop up as soon as it begins to pour. Of course, it'll cost you...  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Cold from Biking

If the potholes, rogue taxis and silent electric bikes passing on the right don't get ya, cold will! Sure, snow pants and moon boots seem cumbersome, but when that Tibetan front blows in, you won't mind the rubberneckers staring at you as you pass. They can just go stick their tongues on a frozen po...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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Preparing for the Heat

When you come to Beijing in August for the Olympics, you'll meet a sea of umbrellas and wonder if you watched the wrong weather report. If the Chinese know one thing, it's how to stay out of the heat. Listen to this podcast for a Mandarin lesson on how to keep your cool... even when you get a spoke...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2014

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Slippery Ground

Often times in China when you're running out the door you notice the street cleaners have just washed down the streets and sidewalks. This can be especially dangerous in the winter when water freezes into ice. In today's lesson, learn how to tell someone to watch out if the ground is slippery. You'l...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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An Unplanned Tan

Today's lesson is all about getting a tan on accident! Tune in to find out all the key tools you'll need to bring to the beach this summer in order to avoid tanning!  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Skincare: Moisturizing Cream

To make it through a northern Chinese winter, you're going to need to do more than your fair share of moisturizing. Go ahead, moisturize your hands and face. It'll give you something to talk about. But listen to this Chinese lesson first.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Someone needs a shower

Let's face it. With the rising temperatures of summer, some of those around you may not realize that they are a little bit stinky. Today we are going to give a lesson on how to give a subtle (or not-so-subtle) hint in Chinese regarding that certain funk wafting in your direction. Learn in Mandarin h...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: people, weather

Published: April 01, 2014

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I didn’t bring my umbrella

“Ah,” you say (in Mandarin), “it’s raining and I don’t have my….” (stopping short here to describe curvy handle with fabric cover except that you don’t know how to say “curvy,” “handle,” or “fabric,” meaning it just got weird). Let us help you out in this podcast and teach you how to talk about “neg...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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It's Snowing

“White rain! Cold ice!” While these are admirable attempts at saying, “it’s snowing,” it still kind of makes you sound like a tool. So in this podcast, how about we not only teach you how to say it in Mandarin Chinese, but also suggest that you go outside to play in it? Just don’t eat the 黄雪....

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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Fog or Smog?

In today's ChinesePod lesson we're headed back to our hometown. Lots of things have changed, some of them good and some of them not. Learn all about talking about the past in this reflective podcast....

Published: January 01, 2014

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Flying a Kite

As spring arrives, the parks are beginning to liven up again. In today's show, we'll be exploring a popular park activity: kite flying. Join us to learn all about this fun hobby in this lesson!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Getting Warm

When wintertime comes, invariably you and your coworkers, your friends or your neighbors will have the mundane, but essential talk about the best way to keep warm. In this lesson, learn how to keep warm. Who knows, if you're really starved for conversation, it might help break the ice in more ways t...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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Cold Weather Is Coming

One thing is true about the weather these days: it's really unpredictable! People generally try to stay on top of the weather news in China, but despite an effort to stay informed, one of the characters in today's lesson will most definitely be feeling the chill tomorrow. Tune in to find out why!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: August 06, 2013

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Weather and Seasons

A place of extremities, our Shanghai: blistering in the summer and arctic in the winter. All worth it for the autumn though. Fancy a “talk about the changing seasons” with another? Then take our hand as we stroll down a red leaf covered path of knowledge, as in this podcast you will learn to wax poe...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: August 05, 2013

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It's cold, wear more clothes!

The days are getting shorter, nights longer; autumn has arrived. You may feel like venturing out in shorts and t-shirts, but the chill winds may make you regret not bringing a jacket. Today's lesson will offer an alternate way to get that jacket, in Mandarin Chinese....

Published: June 01, 2013

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The North Has Central Heating

Contrary to what you'd think, winter often feels colder in south China than in north China. Why is this? Two words: central heating. So cuddle up with a warm blanket and join us as we explore this chilly winter topic!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Weather, Man

Boasting 1.4 billion people, needless to say China’s a big place…with many different types of weather. This podcast will not only teach you weather basics in Mandarin Chinese, but also how to plan accordingly. What else are you going to talk about with the driver while heading to work the same time ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: June 01, 2013

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How's the Weather?

Though quite likely the response in these parts on a given day may be typhoon, blizzard or hurricane, we're not going to teach you how to say those just yet.  However, in this podcast you will learn how to get your way through this universal conversation starter in Mandarin Chinese.  How's the weath...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: , 怎么样

Published: March 12, 2013

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Dress Warmly

You’re not cold, but it doesn’t matter. Your Chinese friends know you’re here without your mother, so along with feeding you, there’s also the ongoing fear that you’ll catch cold. So what would a lesson on “dressing warmly” sound like? Erm… this. In this podcast, learn how to tell someone it’s cold ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2012

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Describing the Weather

With the northern tip touching Russia, and the southern hitting Thailand, it should come as no surprise that China, and her people, have much to talk about when it comes to climate…do you? In this podcast, you will learn to talk about the weather and temperatures in Mandarin Chinese. “Weather-Ken” a...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: 怎么样, 大约

Published: April 01, 2012

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