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武汉:千万人口城市揿下重启键 Media

podster Thanks, Joshua.  There is another translation error of numbers in the text: 近千万武汉市民蛰伏家中 "left nearly tens of thousands of Wuhan citizens . . . " should be "left the nearly ten million Wuhan citizens . . "

诚实 vs. 老实 vs. 坦白 Upper Intermediate


Coffee Break Series #4 - The Exhibition Intermediate

podster Here are a couple of "blast from the past" lessons that are at least related to the title of this lesson (I don't think the word for "exhibition" ever came up, did it? Maybe it was in the last installment of the series and I missed it or forgot already?) https...

Can You Take a Photo For Me? Newbie

ReeModa Thanks, I'll remember that.  I hope they will be kind enough to delete the photo when I ask : )

"Without you I'm so lonely" 没有你陪伴真的好孤单 Intermediate

chi474883638 He's definitely under the bigger Mandopop umbrella. He's more of a rock musician, like a 2000s version of Bruce Springsteen!  

Very Cool, Very Ok Newbie

In this episode, Chi introduces how the words "cool", "low", and "ok" are used in Western and Eastern contexts. Spoiler alert: They might not mean what you think they mean!

Checking into a Hotel Newbie

podster Not to worry.  But thanks for following up.  I was curious about your question and could not figure out what you meant. By the way, if the room number had been 526 it would have been pronounced wǔérliù,not wǔliǎngliù.  &nbs...

Reduplication of Verbs Qing Wen

xugande Issue with the English. Duplicate = x 2, re duplicate = x 4.

最后一杯热拿铁 Part 2 Advanced


职场抱怨王 Part 2 Upper Intermediate

258140922 same for me.  Yesterday they were there (1 July)

Continued Tone Change Series #5 - Ordering Dumplings Elementary

In our previous newbie tone change series, we have introduced the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Just like many other aspects in the Chinese language, tone changes are more nuanced than the rules you see in textbooks. ...

Coffee Break Series #3 - First Meeting Intermediate

jcummi9640 Charlie, Lynn, audio-visual team -  I have been a Chinesepod student for more than ten years.  I don't know what happened recently but you folks really took the entire program up several notches.  The video clarity is superb.  The in-lesson...

Shipping a package Pre Intermediate

Do you go to the post office often? In this lesson, we're going to show you how to mail a package in Asia and what you can expect from the clerks. Let's check it out!

Prenatal Checkup, Part 2 Intermediate

podster An older lesson on this topic from the Pregnancy Series: https://chinesepod.com/lessons/pregnancy-series-5-super-babies-and-ultrasounds Kind of surprising that this does not show up as a "related lesson", whereas lessons about night life and working out in the...

疫情中的网络教学 Media

podster 我也不熟悉 线下 这个词 的意思。我想问一下, 如果我有一个下载的录课,那么不是 面授而不是 线上, 还有其他词可以表示这种方法码? 

Come sit some time Newbie

In this lesson, we are going to look at a common dialogue between a guest and a host. We will show you how to invite someone to visit next time, and how you can take your leave as a guest.

职场抱怨王 Part 1 Upper Intermediate

Karl2K Thank you both for speaking so clearly the entire time. Both your rate of speaking and the clarity of your voices seems just right for this upper intermediate level. In fact, this is a lot like how I might speak if I know someone is learning English. Keep up t...

COVID-19, Rumors and Beer Intermediate

podster I have a question about the first and the third lines of the dialogue.  I noticed while doing dictionary lookups that both  新款  and  款新  can be words.  However, in your mouse hover popups they are parsed as separate words instead ...

Chengyu Series - Seven Up and Eight Down Elementary

STan217838945 hello, i cannot see the pinyin for the dialogues, can please add the pinyin and english translation. thanks

滥竽充数的故事 Advanced

kevanjdaniels33 谢谢!