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No Parking Here

Free parking is rare everywhere, and China is no exception. In this lesson, a husband and wife try to get way with parking where they know they shouldn't. What happens? Listen and find out!...

Host: Greg, Vera
Topic: car, parking, police

Published: May 01, 2014

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The Super Bowl

Glendale, Arizona. The home of Super Bowl XLII. No, that's not a world record sized wok, it's football, American style. The New England Patriots are trying to break every record by winning the Super Bowl to cap an undefeated season over the New York Giants... Writer may sound like a fan but only wat...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: explaining

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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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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Wireless Internet

Now, we know ChinesePod users like to sit in hip cafés and listen to hip Chinese podcasts, so before you commit to buying that 30RMB cappuccino, we’ve created a lesson to help you to ask if wireless internet is available. We’ll also help you to learn how to ask in Mandarin Chinese whether there are ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2014

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Where's the bus stop?

No one likes waiting for the bus. But if you can’t find the bus stop, it’s going to make things that much more difficult. So before you give up and hop in that taxi, listen to this podcast, and learn how to ask where the bus stop is, in Mandarin Chinese. And remember... hold on tight!...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: there_is

Published: January 01, 2014

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Chinese Money Denominations

Don't make the short-sighted mistake of dismissing the many miniscule denominations of Chinese currency jingling around at the bottom of your pocket just because they are worth, say, one one-thousandth or so of a US cent. In no time, you'll be fighting tooth and nail over that self same mao, jiao or...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Topic: numbers, money
Function: quantifying
Grammar: there_is

Published: May 01, 2011

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