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    喝水养生 Advanced

    上次我们讨论了中医对于“睡眠”的看法,今天要来听听怎么“喝水”才健康。希望你听了这些讨论,也能开始试试这些养生的方法,看看对你来说适不适用。

    water, health, exercise, sleep

    Picking Up Girls(下) Upper Intermediate

    Previous Lessons: Picking Up Girls (上) In this continuation of the story, the friend continues to give advice about picking up girls using The Thirty-Six Stratagems which is an old Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and civil interaction.

    chatting, dating, essay, flirting

    Blaming Others Intermediate

    When you can't find something, it's sometimes easier just to blame others. In today's lesson, two flatmates argue about a lost book and it turns out it was in the bathroom all along....

    books

    Express Delivery Elementary

      If you're receiving some special mail in the post, you'll likely have to sign for it, so in this lesson, we'll teach you some keywords for accepting a package, paying the delivery fee, and some key telephone language. Lesson about using Verb 个 ge: Both Dirty and Small!.

    video, postage, post office, delivery, telephone

    Classroom Chinese Elementary

      When you're learning Mandarin, it's important to know some important nouns for the language you're learning, for example, how to say; grammar, new vocabulary, and everyone's favourite...the exam! Time Word Tips

    video, classroom, grammar

    Missing The Last Train Intermediate

      What do you do when you miss the last train home. Is it better to freeze to death waiting for the next one to come, or how about going to a hotel to spend the night? I know which one I would choose...

    transport, station, train, hotel, love hotel, video

    Picking Up Girls(上) Upper Intermediate

    In this rather steamy lesson, we learn some interesting ways to chat someone up using The Thirty-Six Stratagems which is an old Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and civil interaction. How to Really Exaggerate Your Chinese Qing Wen

    dating, chatting, flirting, essay

    管理老板 Advanced

    在分工细腻,又强调效率的现代社会,“管理”成了一门显学,习惯上总觉得管理是上级的事,底下的人听话照做就好,事实上,这样的观念恐怕得改改了,毕竟有效地与上级沟通更能增进效率,那么,这样的“向上管理”怎么做呢?来听听他们怎么说。

    boss, manager, co-workers, personality

    A Concerned Colleague (下) Upper Intermediate

      This is part two of the conversation has last week between two co-workers and some old-wives tales for curing colds and mosquito bites. Find out what happens when the boss turns up to her house to check in on here. A Concerned Colleague(上).

    video, co-workers, colleague, sick, superstition

    Directional Verbs and Complements Qing Wen

      A few weeks back we taught a lesson (How To Say: Come Out / Come In) about the direction compliments for "to go in" and to "come out". User si1teng2 thought it would be better to make a video showing the differences, so that's what we've done for you today. First, we teach the directional verbs 來 lai and 去 qu. Then we teach some direction complements that you can use with the verbs 來 lai and 去 qu which include 下, 上, 出, 进, For some extra points, you can check the Chinese Grammar Wiki links below. Directional Verbs Directional Complements Thanks, Gwil

    directions, verb, complement, video, grammar

    If It Rains, Then What? Elementary

    This lesson is all about how to use the "if__then" conditional structure (如果__的话 rúguǒ__dehuà). For example, if it rains, what shall we do? In today's lesson, they are trying to make dinner plans, but don't want to eat seafood again so instead suggest a picnic. But what if it rains?

    eating, dining, making plans, weather, grammar

    “作死” Advanced

    “作死”是个使用得很广泛的方言词,“作”要发成第一声,意味着一个人做了明知道不该做的事,并且承受其所带来的后果。今天的对话,我们就来听听到底这对话里的主角是怎么“作死”的,你也来评评理,看他是不是自作自受。

    breaking up, relationships

    Spending a Little Too Much Intermediate

    Two friends are in a fancy restaurant trying to decide what to eat. One of them has been spending a bit too much recently but decides to get extravagant this one last time, and orders the Surf N' Turf. Learn how to talk about going overboard with the spending, as well as words to do with saving your money.

    money, restaurant, saving, car, savings

    A Concerned Colleague(上) Upper Intermediate

      It seems lady luck is not on the side of today's interlocutor. Not only does she feel a bit ill, but mosquitoes have taken a liking to her. A concerned colleague try's to offer some suggestions to fix the cold, and stop the bites from itching.

    superstition, sick, work, co-workers, colleague, mosquito, video

    Preparing for Chinese Bridge [Interview] Intermediate

      In today's show, we have a chat with Competition winner Caleb, about his goals for Mandarin learning, as well as his dream of competing in the famous Chinese Bridge Language proficiency "gameshow" (汉语桥) which airs on CCTV each year, with students from all over the world. We discuss how he's prepping for the contest, and try to offer some advice. If you want to know more about 汉语桥, click here, and here is a YouTube link to last year's competition.

    competition, interview, video

    小学生 Advanced

      还记得小学时都做些什么吗?学习、玩乐,还是才艺班呢?来听听中国八零后的小学回忆,复古怀旧一下。

    video, school, nostalgia, communism, China

    Thinking about the Movie, Arrival Upper Intermediate

    Having seen the movie Arrival, a wife suddenly starts thinking about the future, and about what she would do if she could see into the future. Would they get married, if they knew it would end in divorce many years later?

    relationships, divorce, marriage, future, sci-fi, movies

    Falling Asleep at the Movies Intermediate

    Today we heard of someone that claims they never fall asleep at the movies despite everyone speaking to the contrary. We hear an interesting phrase for "to doze off/nap" which literally translates as the sleepy bug!

    movies, cinema, sleep

    Beijing Accent Elementary

    Hearing a new accent can sometimes take a little time to get used to. When native speakers talk, they often link and join syllables, which is perfectly acceptable, just like in English. But for the untrained ear, it can be a little confusing at times. In today's lesson, you'll see an example of this possible confusion. Related Lessons: Swimming Pools and the Beijing Accent Dear Amber

    pronunciation, speaking, accent, Beijing

    Road Rage Chinese Qing Wen

      Today we teach what other's won't! How to conquer your road rage by using mild to strong language. Road rage is a common symptom for drivers, especially if you live in a place which has questionable driving standards. Have you ever wanted to speak your mind, but weren't able to? We teach some great ways to vent your anger and speak your mind. Be warned though! Some of these curse words could get you in a fight...

    pedestrian, road rage, swearing, cussing, angry, driving, video

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