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Adventures of an Andy Lau Fan on Taobao

Everyone in China is doing it, so it's time we informed our users more about buying stuff on Taobao, the Chinese conqueror of eBay. Today's lesson delves into the shady underworld of obsessed fans. (Remember, ChinesePod takes no responsibility for any stinky shoes you may encounter in your online sh...

Host: John, David

Published: October 01, 2014

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Shopping for a Rice Cooker

If rice is the staple of the Chinese diet, then the electric rice cooker is the staple of the Chinese kitchen. In this lesson, learn about the range of options available to the rice cooker shopper, and which features are most important to the discriminating Chinese consumer....

Host: Jenny, John
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Published: September 01, 2014

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Shopping for a Rice Cooker

If rice is the staple of the Chinese diet, then the electric rice cooker is the staple of the Chinese kitchen. In this lesson, learn about the range of options available to the rice cooker shopper, and which features are most important to the discriminating Chinese consumer....

Host: Jenny, John
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Published: September 01, 2014

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Designing the New Apartment 4

Today we're continuing with our series about designing a new apartment. Many of the basics have been covered, but now it's time to get the details taken care of. In this podcast learn how to talk about getting internet installed. There's so much left to do! Find out how this couple handles the chaos...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: September 01, 2014

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Warcraft in China

World of Warcraft is popular in China, but not nearly as popular as the Warcraft III-based LAN game, Defense of the Ancients. In this lesson, learn how to talk Warcraft III in Mandarin Chinese while also learning a bit about how Chinese gamers view WoW....

Host: John, David
Grammar:

Published: September 01, 2014

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Chinese Gamer Culture

ChinesePod's back with another lesson for all you gamers out there, with a Chinese tilt. We'll cover computer games and console games, plus how to (talk about) hacking your system so you can use all those 7 RMB pirated discs. Get your game on with today's upper-intermediate lesson....

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 竟然

Published: August 01, 2014

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Internet Cafe Rates

There is going to be lots to write home about when you're in China, so because ChinesePod knows how much your mom wants to hear from you, we have created this lesson on inquiring about internet café rates. In this podcast, learn how to ask in Mandarin Chinese how much the rate is per hour, and also ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 02, 2014

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Bad Skype Connection

Skype conference calls don't always go so smoothly, do they? Listen and learn how to handle connection problems in Chinese!  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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MSN and QQ

Reports reveal a mysterious drop in the GDP of several countries in the last ten years. Analysts have been concerned and perplexed. But they have overlooked the telltale signs. The blinking orange task bar, the familiar 'ping', the too-fast typing smirk and dexterous click of the mouse when the boss...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: inviting

Published: May 01, 2014

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Using a VPN

A VPN in Western countries can be useful for hiding your less-than-savory browsing history at work, but in China it's an absolute necessity if you have any intention of using international networking sites or Youtube. Learn a bit about this useful cloaking device in today's elementary lesson.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Have you bought your Shanghai Expo ticket?

Have you heard? The Expo is coming, the Expo is coming! You've read the signs, you've seen the countdown. The time has arrived to get your tickets to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Check out today's lesson to learn how (and where) to buy tickets....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Check Your Spam

Most of us have spam filters on our email inboxes. They certainly make life easier a lot of the time, saving us the hassle of deleting loads of advertisements for unnecessary (and often less-than-wholesome) products. Yet sometimes spam filters also cause problems. Check out today's lesson for some u...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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What's That Website?

In this day and age, you won't be studying Chinese for long at all before you need to start talking about websites. In this basic lesson, learn the words for website, website address, and even "dot com" in Chinese.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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Asking for the WiFi password

In this increasingly connected world, it's important to maintain contact with friends and colleagues, even when you're outside the house or the office. Cafés all over the world cater to this by offering free or paid wifi. But how do you ask for the password in Chinese? Find out in today's super-use...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: can_may, again

Published: April 09, 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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Downloading Music

You can go to iTunes, subscribe to an RSS feed and arrange everything all by yourself? You’re all growed up, aren’t ya? Now, tell us that in Mandarin and move to the front of the class. In this podcast, Ken (on a time out) and Jenny (a gold star) forego nap time to teach you to talk about all things...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: suggesting
Topic: internet, music

Published: April 01, 2014

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Sina's Microblogs

First there was blogging, then there was microblogging. Your life in 140 characters or less! Tune in to today's lesson on social media to learn more about this technical trend in China....

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 只是

Published: January 01, 2014

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Renting an Apartment through an Agent 4

After being shown multiple apartments by an agent and dealing with all kinds of grumpy potential landlords, the time has finally come to sign that lease. In this lesson, learn about the payment methods and contracts you'll be dealing with when renting a mainland Chinese apartment....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Annoying Popups

Website popups have been plaguing humanity for something like thousands of years, probably. So we're all used to them by now, but there are certain ones that can be especially embarrassing in the workplace, and they're a lot easier to "stumble upon" on Chinese websites than you might expect. Learn t...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 出来, listing,

Published: January 01, 2014

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Encounter with a QQ Hacker

The thing about talking with people on the internet is that it's hard to tell how they feel or sometimes even who they are. In this lesson, a con-artist tries to pull a fast one on somebody by impersonating a close friend. Will she be fooled? Find out in this lesson!...

Host: John, Connie
Grammar: 根本, 差点儿

Published: January 01, 2014

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Beauty Pageant for Bloggers

'Beauty' and 'bloggers' may not seem a likely recipe for an eye-pleasing swimsuit competition. But in the new internet age, worlds meld. In this podcast, learn in Mandarin Chinese about a blogger who has got it all: nerdiness and avatar-appeal. Makes you wonder what the talent competition will be li...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: to_appear,

Published: July 01, 2013

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Import/Export

Likely many a laowai has dreamed about how much dosh one could make taking chicken feet from the States and importing them to China--but just how does the whole import/export biz work? We know, and you could as well, in a matter of about 14 minutes. In this podcast, learn to talk business in Mandari...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar:

Published: June 01, 2013

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Lili and Zhang Liang 1: A Fated Meeting

It’s the classic (21st century, Chinese) love tale: a couple meets online (QQ, most likely), start talking (BBS, no doubt) and then meet in person for the first time. If we could spell the word “serendipitous” we’d use it here. Witness it all in the form of a podcast depicting one of those (a little...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Connecting with Email

"Don't call me on my cell phone; send me an email." These are the types of relationships we have in this modern world. Learn how to cope with it, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: by_what_means, can, may

Published: May 01, 2013

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Office Policy: Internet

Being spied on is no longer just a Dan Brown novel (or a Bush Cabinet agenda), so we hope you aren’t sending “romantic messages” to others from your work account. In fact, as this lesson on office policy states, you’re not paid to check your email all day (Chinesepod is okay, though. We asked). In t...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2013

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ID Check at the Internet Cafe

Last time this happened you were busted for having fake ID, and robbed of your chance at an illicit beer-enhanced evening. No, they don't think you're under 21 anymore, but you can tell yourself that if you're having a late-twenties crisis. The China internet cafe ID check. Don't ask why, just bring...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2013

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What are you Doing?

We’re all about the classics here – Chuck Taylors, Pong, New Coke, the lot. So why not help you out with the classic question: “what are you doing?” Why not, indeed! Listen to this podcast and learn it in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: March 29, 2013

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Afternoon Meeting

Afternoon meetings are a fact of life in many offices, but in many companies they're on a dangerous collision course with the Chinese "afternoon nap" custom.  In this lesson, learn the key Mandarin phrases for reminding others about meetings.  As for actually staying awake in that meeting... you're ...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 可以, ,

Published: March 12, 2013

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Chatting Online

Remember back in the day (insert nostalgic music here) when a tank of gas cost ya a nickel, “George W” referred to “Washington” and “chatting” was something done face-to-face? In this lesson, we tackle just that (the last one, as none of us drive here and another one of us is from Texas), online cha...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2012

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Sending Emails

You could try and mime your way through it to ask for someone’s email address (piano fingers and tongue clicking). You could simply call them every time you needed to speak. Or, you could just listen to this lesson, where you will learn how to ask for someone’s email address in Mandarin Chinese. Goo...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2012

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Surfing the Internet (original)

Think you don’t need to talk about the internet? You’re positive? Okay, tell you what, think very, very carefully about your life sans web…no email, no news, no CHINESEPOD, ye gods! In this podcast, Ken (An Irish Spicoli) and Jenny (Our Little Surfer Girl) teach you how to talk in Mandarin Chinese a...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Grammar: also, what

Published: April 01, 2012

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Surfing Online

Think you don’t need to talk about the internet? You’re positive? Okay, tell you what, think very, very carefully about your life sans web…no email, no news, no CHINESEPOD, ye gods! In this podcast, Ken (An Irish Spicoli) and Jenny (Our Little Surfer Girl) teach you how to talk in Mandarin Chinese a...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: describing
Grammar: 有时

Published: May 01, 2010

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