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I Want This

A wee baby learning to talk. His first word, a loving 'mama.' The second, 'dada.' And then comes the 'gimme, gimme, gimme.' Well, you have to start somewhere. In this podcast, learn the phrase that will help you get what you want, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: shopping
Grammar: to_want, to_have

Published: August 06, 2014

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Ordering a Cake

You can't have a birthday party without cake! In this lesson, learn how to pick one up for that next big birthday bash.  ...

Host: Jenny, Shanell

Published: August 01, 2014

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Hospitality Series 6:Buying a Handbag

We revisit Ms. Wu's saga in New York in today's elementary lesson as we follow on a handbag shopping excursion. Will she be able to find one that suits her? Learn how to shop for handbags (and other products) in today's ChinesePod lesson!  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Buying a Prepaid Cell Phone Card

So you've just had an hour-long argument with your landlord about the electricity bill or exchanged a few hundred texts with your significant other; either way your phone is out of credit. Don't panic! Learn how to recharge your cell phone minutes in today's highly useful Elementary lesson.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Function: choosing, shopping

Published: May 01, 2014

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Adding Credit to a Cell Phone

A few things you can’t live without upon arriving: 1. Toilet paper (oh – you laugh now, but trust us) 2. ChinesePod 3. A mobile phone …now, we hope the first two are self-explanatory, and about the 3rd – it’s all pay-as-you-go, so in this podcast we tender a lesson in Mandarin Chinese on “topping up...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: 只_zhǐ, there_is

Published: April 07, 2014

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Cold Beer

Not that we think you would like hot beer, but believe us that in China it may be essential that you specify "cold" when you order your beer. In this podcast, learn how to use Mandarin Chinese to order a nice cold beer--essential pre-summer listening for those amongst us who feel that tepid beer is ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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No, thank you!

Any stroll down Wangfujing or Nanjing Lu will tell you the shops aren’t the only ones selling. Constant “hallo!’s” tailed with “bag?” “watch?” and “DVD?” will follow you no matter what you do to escape. So, either learn how to walk faster, master the “laowai lookaway,” or simply find a brilliant pod...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: shopping

Published: January 01, 2014

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Using a Credit Card

For a million yuan, a ChinesePod pop quiz: Q. You could be asked 2 things at the cash register. One is “paper or plastic,” and the other is “_________ or _________” (answer rhymes with “cash or credit”). In this podcast, we’ll aid you in adding to that credit card debt you keep kidding yourself that...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: shopping, money

Published: January 01, 2014

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Buying a Drink

With a 16-hour flight on what can only be described as an “Eastern seating design” in the cabin – and oh, by the way, those cabbies at the airport are the loudest in the mainland – you might need an adult beverage. In this podcast, you’ll learn all about ordering a nice stiff drink in Mandarin Chine...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: food, beer, wine
Function: choosing, shopping
Grammar: 以为

Published: June 01, 2013

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Cola and Milk Prices

Cola or milk? Sugar or calcium? Cavities or strong bones? While the more healthy choice may be quite obvious, it's still important to know the price of either product as well. Learn how to use Mandarin Chinese to ask for prices in today's newbie lesson....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: numbers, food, price
Function: shopping

Published: May 07, 2012

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