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May I take your photo?

Things that will get your photo taken in China: - Having blonde (“yellow”) hair - Having hair on your arms - Using a mobile phone - Sitting - Being …so you might as well return the favor – nicely, of course. In this lesson, we zoom in for a tight shot of pictorial verbiage. You will learn how to ask...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: October 01, 2014

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Leaving Early for CNY

It's the day before Chinese New Year and everyone is antsy to get home to have dinner with their families. Some employees are able to get off work early and head home, but not everyone is so lucky...  ...

Host: Dilu, Greg

Published: May 01, 2014

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Free Parking?

Free parking never comes easy, does it? In this lesson, someone parks in an underground parking garage and finds when it's time to go that parking for free wasn't as easy as they thought....

Grammar: 可以, 那/那么
Host: Vera, Tom

Published: May 01, 2014

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Hospitality Series 2: China Union Pay

Our hospitality saga continues with an encounter between a young woman and a hotel clerk. Learn how to talk about room reservations and China Union Pay bank cards in today's lesson!  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Cell Phones

The hottest plastic surgery technique to hit China is the surgical removal of mobile phones from the ear. Though it's convenient having it so attached, with the onset of bluetooth technology, more and more young Chinese are opting for removal. So... you’re going to speak Chinese... how better to act...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2014

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Adjusting the Temperature

Air conditioning has quickly become an indispensable part of modern Chinese life, especially in cities like Shanghai. "Air conditioning with Chinese characteristics," however, means you adjust the temperature with a remote control. It turns out those things may not always be the easiest to figure ou...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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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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I want to play

Not that we ever had friends calling our name from outside asking us to join the “cool kids” and play, but with our “cool listeners only” rule firmly in effect, we thought we’d teach you. In this podcast, Jenny brings back fond childhood memories while at the same time, peeling back the scab of Ken’...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2013

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