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Directions to the Metro

Today we're on the street and we're a little lost... Time to ask for directions! Learn the Shanghainese you'll need to get to the metro station (or, if need be, the nearest bathroom).  ...

Host: David, Jason, Daini

Published: May 08, 2014

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Describing a Girlfriend

Today's show is all about relationships. Well, to be more specific, about planning on having relationships. You'll be learning some, erm, unique adjectives for describing people. Check out this very colorful and very cultural show!  ...

Host: David, John, Jenny

Published: May 08, 2014

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Mahjong with the In-laws

The clicking and rustling of tiles on a table is a familiar sound to anyone who has ever lived in China. It can mean only one thing: a game of mahjong. In today's Shanghainese lesson, learn how to talk not only about this popular game, but also about family, spouses, and in-laws.  ...

Published: May 08, 2014

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A Hint, Tip

As the title of today's lesson promises, the team will be tackling an important aspect of Shanghainese today: numbers. From now on you'll be able to avoid giving clerks at convenience stores blank stares when you're shopping!  ...

Host: David, Jason, Daini

Published: May 08, 2014

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Big Darn Crabs

In today's lesson we're talking about food again (sorry, we can't help it!). Shanghai is famous for its hairy crab - these little guys are immensely popular and not to be missed when they're in season in the fall months. Tune in to today's show to find out how to talk about these in Shanghainese.  ...

Host: David, Jason, Daini

Published: May 08, 2014

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Getting Where You Need to Go

In today's lesson we're covering some essential transportation words. We'll be introducing some great phrases for talking to your cab driver in Shanghainese. We're even covering the local name for a very well-known spot in downtown Shanghai. Want to know which one? Tune in to find out!  ...

Published: May 08, 2014

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Food Flavors, Shanghai Style

Some places are known for their spicy food (Sichuan, Hunan), others, for their salty food (Dongbei). Shanghai is known for its sweet, oily flavors. Love it or hate it, you're going to want to be able to talk about it should you find yourself in a Shanghai-style restaurant. Learn how to describe flavors in Shangahainese in today's show!  ...

Host: David, Daini, John
Topic: food, taste

Published: May 08, 2014

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Talking to the Neighbors

It's common in China to bump into your neighbors in the stairwell or by the mailbox. Sometimes you talk about work or other common events. Find out in today's lesson how to handle these daily exchanges in Shanghainese - you're sure to catch your neighbors' attention with these next time you see them!  ...

Host: David, John, Jenny

Published: May 08, 2014

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Calling People Names

The old adage says that words can't hurt, but we don't believe it. That being said, an important part of learning any language is learning the bad names people call each other. Today's show covers a few fairly PG-rated phrases, so check it out and learn some colorful Shanghainese!  ...

Host: David, John

Published: May 08, 2014

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Haggling Like a Local

In this, the first installation of ChinesePod's much-anticipated series on Shanghainese, the team jumps right in with some language essential to residents and visitors of this great city. Learn how to bargain like the best of 'em. We'll have you wow-ing the locals in no time!  ...

Function: numbers, tài___Adj

Published: May 08, 2014

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Talking Numbers

As the title of today's lesson promises, the team will be tackling an important aspect of Shanghainese today: numbers. From now on you'll be able to avoid giving clerks at convenience stores blank stares when you're shopping!  ...

Host: David, Jason, Daini

Published: May 08, 2014

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