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The Colors of Money

Chinese money, like money in many places throughout the world, is color-coded based its denomination. However, this might come as a bit of a surprise to Americans used to greenbacks. In this lesson, two Americans make the colorful discovery.  ...

Host: John, Dilu
Topic: money, colors

Published: May 01, 2014

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Buying High-Speed Train Tickets

If you're a fan of traveling (and if you're in China or planning a visit, you almost undoubtedly are!) then chances are you're going to need to buy train tickets at some point. Train ticket offices in China can be very daunting: lines are more of a suggestion and dialects reign supreme. But have no ...

Host: Jenny, Greg

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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A Horizontal or Vertical Photo?

OK, so maybe you just take photos with your cell phone, but you're an artiste, right? You know which photos are portrait-perfect vertically, and which require the horizontal landscape orientation. If you're into taking photos in China (and also playing director of photography at the same time), this...

Host: John, Dilu
Function: asking_for_help

Published: May 01, 2014

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Can I Sit Here?

Noisy, crowded restaurants and cafeterias are especially common in China; it is the largest country in the world, after all. This alone may not be too jarring for a newly-arrived foreigner, but you may be a bit more surprised when a group of strangers asks to sit at your table with you! Learn how to...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Admission Tickets

Step right up, folks! Get your tickets! Want to ride the train? You need tickets! In this lesson, ChinesePod teaches you how to buy those precious pieces of paper and talk about prices.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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