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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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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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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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