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Bel Canto

Finally, a ChinesePod lesson for all our opera-loving listeners. Well, not so much operas themselves but bel canto, a world-renowned singing style that's exceedingly popular in China as well. Tune in to find out more!...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: singing, music

Published: August 01, 2014

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Karaoke

If you want to sing "Blue Moon" while sipping Baileys on a comfy couch, you have two options: hang out with Pete from CPod...or go to Karaoke! In this lesson, you'll learn how to order songs and hog the mic, all in Mandarin Chinese!...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2014

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Your Turn at KTV

Everyone's waiting for you to belt it out. Sure, you might not be the best singer. You might not even be able to sing at all. But it doesn't matter. It's KTV. Get up there and give it a shot! In this lesson, ChinesePod goes to the KTV.  ...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: May 01, 2014

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You Sing Terribly!

KTV features prominently in the Chinese social scene. And everyone, everyone has their turn at the mic. Sometimes your friends surprise you with their ability to belt out pop standards. Other times, though, you find yourself suffering through butchered John Denver classics. If you're experiencing th...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Chinese Idol 2

The competition is heating up as the judges decide to throw musical instruments into the talent show mix. Learn the Chinese words for playing various instruments, and be sure you know what "PK" means. (And you thought all Chinese words were written in characters?)...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Fans at Andy Lau's Concert

ChinesePod is heading to a concert today - not just any concert, but one of megastar Andy Lau's. Join us today to learn the Chinese you'll need to know when going to your next live show, and an answer to perhaps an even bigger question: is this guy still relevant?...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: to_start_to

Published: January 01, 2014

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I Really Can't Sing!

The mere mention of karaoke, AKA "KTV," strikes fear into the hearts of many vocally challenged visitors to China. So often people just don't get that you CAN'T SING, and WON'T SING.  This lesson is for you guys!  We can't guarantee that these lines will work every time, but you'll learn something....

Host: John, Dilu
Function: suggesting, refusing
Grammar: , ,

Published: March 13, 2013

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Singing Ability

Think the Von Trapp’s liked to sing? That’s nothing! Wait until you get the Chinese invite to listen…which is anytime. So, what do you do after someone gives you a tune, offer up the same “thanks” you give a taxi driver or a proper “you sing very well”? In this podcast Ken and Jenny compose a lesson...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: April 01, 2012

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