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Choosing Fruit

When fruits are in season, they're everywhere. They'll flood fruit sellers stands and end up in carts right on the street. But how do you make sure you get the good stuff? In this lesson, ChinesePod chats with a fruit seller about his watermelons in order to get the best one!  ...

Host: Jenny, Tom
Topic: food, taste, fruit

Published: May 08, 2014

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Smelly Cheese

The French often say the stinkier a cheese, the better its taste. Well not so, according to the characters in today's lesson. Learn how to describe this popular Gallic export and its most important characteristic in Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 02, 2014

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That's Not Your Food

One of the great things about restaurants in China is that they often bring out your food faster than you can order it. On the downside, sometimes the food isn't quite what you had in mind... Learn about a common dish today, and about how to describe something you might not have ordered!...

Host: Jenny, John
Grammar: 已经

Published: June 01, 2013

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Expired!

Some things get better with age: a violin, a painting, a big Bordeaux. Some things do not: computers, shoes, and dairy products. In today's Chinese lesson, you'll learn how to talk in Mandarin about that dodgy carton of semi-solids in your fridge.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: May 01, 2013

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Forks and Spoons

True, asking for a fork is pretty much "giving up" when you're living in China, but there are times when it's not so frowned upon.  And a spoon is basically always OK; eating soup with chopsticks is not for everyone.  Learn this key vocabulary in our Chinese lesson....

Host: Jenny, Greg
Function: requesting
Grammar: , ,

Published: March 07, 2013

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