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The Traffic Jam

We know you listen while you’re on the subway, but we’ll put our China commute up against yours any day. In this podcast, we’ll take advantage of your gridlock to teach you “gridlock”. You’ll also learn to talk about how you get to work every day, in Mandarin Chinese.  ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: transportation
Grammar: 明白

Published: May 01, 2015

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Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is a big problem in Chinese society as well as in other parts of the world. Tune in to learn about Chinese attitudes toward drunk driving, all the usual "no, really, I'm fine" lines, and some of the serious legal repercussions as well. We just hope you never find yourself in this parti...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: October 01, 2014

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Driving in China

Driving in China has been likened to action films, video games, and even demolition derby. Make no mistake -- there are good reasons not to get behind the wheel in China! On the other hand, there are also compelling reasons not to make that daily commute. Learn more in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: August 01, 2014

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One-Way Street Scuffle

There's never a dull moment on the streets of China. This means you better be looking both ways even on one-way streets, and you must always be on the lookout for renegade pedestrians and maniacal drivers. Are there sometimes altercations? You better believe it! This lesson focuses on a disagreement...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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Sobriety Check

With the number of vehicles on the roads in China increasing, drinking and driving has become a bigger problem in recent years. Sobriety checkpoints are even becoming a common sight in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing. In this lesson, we'll see how these things develop in Chinese....

Host: John, Dilu
Function: explaining

Published: January 01, 2014

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Renting a Car

A big client is coming to town and it's time to impress him. How? By picking him up in a sweet ride! But how to get one? Find out how two business partners solve this problem in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, John

Published: January 01, 2014

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New Traffic Regulations

Getting pulled over or getting a ticket are things that every driver wants to avoid. However, when traffic laws undergo changes, it's easy for even conscientious drivers to get a ticket. In this lesson, hear how one Chinese driver is really down on his luck....

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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Getting to the Office

You'd normally just check online for the fastest route via public transportation to get to your destination, but you're out of data on your smartphone and can't find wireless. What do you do? Good thing you listened to this ChinesePod lesson and learned how to ask for and understand directions in Ma...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: 怎么, 然后

Published: March 05, 2013

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