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How to Weigh an Elephant

Chinese children grow up with a story about Cao Cao's son, Cao Chong, and his clever solution to the question of how to weigh an animal as enormous as an elephant. What's that? You've never heard the story? Tune in for a pleasant introduction to Chinese children's stories that have been passed down through the ages.

Topics: discussing expressing satisfaction telling a story

Level: Upper Intermediate

Phone Call from a Headhunter

Today's upper-intermediate level lesson is essential for anyone trying to improve their ability to discuss marketing and advertising related issues in Chinese. Learn some great industry jargon, as well as the Chinese names of some of the biggest companies in these fields.

Topics: explaining expressing satisfaction giving reasons

Level: Upper Intermediate

Keen on Clean

It's a dirty world out there, and it's not easy to stay clean... especially when you're a kid. But you have to try! Wash your hands, wash your face, and change your clothes if you have to. Learn all this language in Chinese and more, in today's lesson.

Topics: expressing feeling expressing purpose expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Shopping for a Rice Cooker

If rice is the staple of the Chinese diet, then the electric rice cooker is the staple of the Chinese kitchen. In this lesson, learn about the range of options available to the rice cooker shopper, and which features are most important to the discriminating Chinese consumer.

Topics: comparing discussing expressing displeasure expressing opinions expressing satisfaction

Level: Upper Intermediate

A Special Fondness for Jewelry

The couple in this Chinese lesson are shopping for jewelry, with an unusual disregard for price. Learn how to discuss some of the specific Chinese vocabulary relating to these expensive accessories, and even find out where China's "bargain jewelry" is.

Topics: comparing explaining expressing satisfaction making suggestions

Level: Upper Intermediate

Mother's Day

Once a year people across the world celebrate the women who brought them into the world. Join us today as we cover some of the essentials for wishing mom a wonderful Mother's Day!

Topics: appreciating expressing purpose expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Dinner with Friends

Having friends who know how to cook is important - otherwise when else are you going to get to try delicious home-cooked foods (and mom's food doesn't count, you grew up with it!)? Join us at ChinesePod today as we're at a friend's house trying strange new dishes...

Topics: asking questions expressing satisfaction praising

Level: Elementary

我们的外教

Lots of poddies know what it's like to be an English teacher in China. But, what's it like to be the student? In this video, we hear the story of Jiaojie's foreign teacher. Listen in Chinese, and use the clues to put together her story.

Topics: expressing satisfaction telling a story

Level:

Olympic Excitement

08-08-2008. The day we've all been waiting for. The factories are closed, the cars are parked away. The buildings are ready, the skies are blue (hopefully). The world has arrived in Beijing and we at ChinesePod are here to cheer everyone on. Jiayou Olympics. Jiayou China. Listen to this podcast and celebrate the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing with us.

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Sound Check

Today a little musical interlude for your listening pleasure. This ain't no muzac, nor is it out of tune KTV. On the other hand, it isn't Coldplay nor is it S.H.E. This podcast is a ChinesePod gig that's gonna make the Grammy's come a knockin'. Listen here as we toot our own horn and play a little ditty on a few instruments of choice.

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Preparing to give an Interview

The job candidates are lined up outside the office, with their neckties, their crisply printed resumes, and their sweaty handshakes. You thought going to a job interview was nerve-wracking. What about giving one? Oh, how the tables have turned. Listen to this podcast for help. Learn how to prepare for conducting a job interview in Chinese in this podcast.

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Upper Intermediate

跳莎莎舞

会跳舞的女人优雅而有气质,会跳舞的男人潇洒而有人缘儿。舞蹈是一个神奇的世界,举手投足间表达喜怒哀乐,音乐流淌中含有万般风情。笑一笑,十年少;跳一跳,百年寿。去学跳舞的话,有一个帅帅的潇洒教练会好上加好。不过,今天的教练有点儿......一起来学习中文播客高级中文,享受纯中文的听觉盛宴吧!

Topics: expressing satisfaction teaching

Level: Advanced

One-on-One Basketball

If you wouldn't let your 10 year old sit court side of an actual pickup basketball game, then you may want to have them sit this one out as well. Grown men can sometimes act like children on the b-ball court, but the talk is of the adult variety. So lace up your Chucks and dust off that skyhook... your Chinese basketball jargon is about to improve.

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Intermediate

Pearl Tea

Your last Chinese dining experience has left you with a little post-traumatic stress, yes, but let us assure you that that toothsome slimy black ball you just sucked up your straw was NOT a fish eye. Or fish egg for that matter. Was it a drink, a food, or an unidentifiable glutinous object? You be the judge. Learn what it is and how to get some gluey goodness in Mandarin in this podcast.

Topics: asking questions choosing expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Paris

We've got the Summer Palace; they've got Versailles. We've got Shaolin Temple; they've got Notre Dame. They've got stinky cheese; we've got stinky tofu. They, eau de toilette; us, squat toilettes. We're the Paris of the east; they're... Paris. In this podcast, learn about the city of romance and fall in love with it all over again in your new passion... Mandarin Chinese.

Topics: decribing people and places expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Fruit Salad

Could it be key to the Chinese ability to eat three oil saturated meals a day and maintain their girlish (or boyish) figures? No. Trust us. Even the fruit salad comes with mayonnaise. Your western genes weren't made for this diet. So listen to this Mandarin lesson on eating fruit salad and come prepared with loose pants. Make peace with your paunch and revel in the Buddha belly noogies given by admiring locals.

Topics: asking questions expressing satisfaction

Level: Newbie

Knitting a Scarf

You used to tie yourself in knots over learning Mandarin before ChinesePod came along, and you've been looking for a new outlet for your knot-tying knack ever since. Throw out those musical instruments, crossword puzzles, and scrabble board. Knitting is the new hip hobby... and in compliance with the prerequisite for any self-respecting leisure pursuit--can be performed while listening to podcasts. Listen and learn about it in Chinese!

Topics: expressing satisfaction teaching

Level: Intermediate

Singapore

Manicured landscape, clean streets, not a piece of trash in sight, humidity... no, you're not at Disneyworld, but you might as well be... it's the most sterile city in the world, Singapore. Cliches aside, it's another cool place you can go and try out your Mandarin skills. Listen to this podcast, and get practicing-la. Or just go to Disneyworld... there's Chinese people there too--they love Minnie.

Topics: decribing people and places expressing satisfaction maintaining a conversation

Level: Intermediate

Thanksgiving

Hearing talk of turkey and mashed potatoes is like cruel and unusual punishment to oven-deprived China-ites. Rather than drooling, get into the spirit of Thanksgiving and be grateful: for cheap massages, the ayi you have that you could never afford at home, those BBQ meat skewers on the street, and DVDs for 75 cents. Then, listen to this podcast and learn how to be thankful, in Mandarin Chinese.

Topics: asking questions expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Wang Wei's Diary: The Importance of Brains

You know the old adage: if they don't find you handsome, they better find you brainy. It's revenge of the nerds in this episode of Diaries of our Lives. We hear from Wang Wei as he breaks out into Mr. Popularity with exam time looming. Listen to this podcast, and hope that some of his brains rub off on you, too, as you attempt this Mandarin lesson.

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Romance in the Beauty Pageant

A room full of beautiful, brainy bloggers. It was only a matter of time. Romance hits the runways in this edition of our beauty pageant serial. Is it true love? You be the judge. Listen to this podcast as little miss blogger meets big time player, and he chats her up, in Mandarin Chinese.

Topics: adjusting a conversation expressing satisfaction initiating a conversation

Level: Intermediate

Li Yan's Diary: More and More

The romance seems to be escalating. Things are getting juicy. They've gone from studying to eating to... utterly scandalous... watching movies together. Where will our two lovers go from here... listen to this podcast and read along with us as Li Yan continues to bare her deep thoughts, in Mandarin Chinese.

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Yang Jie's Diary: Date with a Nerd

It's about time the nerds of the world got some respect. Bookworm Wang Wei seems to be trying to win the heart of fair Yang Jie. What does Yang Jie really think of this scholarly specimen? Is the way to her heart through the library? Let's snoop, in this podcast, where we look into a girl's not-so-deep thoughts, in Mandarin Chinese.

Topics: appreciating expressing satisfaction worrying

Level: Elementary

Volleyball

How a sport which involves sweaty sun-kissed bodies prancing around on sandy beaches became an official Olympic sport, who can say. But the gods of Athens would likely approve. In this podcast, catch some exciting Olympic volleyball action in Mandarin Chinese. And keep your eye on Team China for 2008!

Topics: expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Interview with an Athlete

You've heard about the agony of defeat. None of that here. In this podcast, learn about how the thrill of victory feels to an Olympic athlete. Listen in on an interview in Mandarin Chinese with an Olympic champion. (Rest assured: the phrase "I'm going to Hong Kong Disneyland" will not be found anywhere in this dialogue.)

Topics: achievement asking questions expressing satisfaction

Level: Elementary

Really Good Food

How to win over Chinese friends and wrangle more dinner invites? It's all about the compliments, people. Learning how to wax poetic about food bodes well for your future popularity with your new-found partners in calories. In this podcast, learn to rhapsodize in Mandarin over the cookery, and secure your future place at the dinner table.

Topics: asking questions expressing satisfaction

Level: Newbie

Track and Field

Think of track and field as a profound metaphor for Chinese learning: Jumping over grammar hurdles, throwing out words like shotputs, the high-jump of the leap from elementary to intermediate level... hey, when you have a good enough imagination, anything can be a metaphor for learning Chinese. Listen to this latest addition to our Olympics family of lessons, and start your training for the Chinese marathon!

Topics: expressing satisfaction liking and disliking

Level: Elementary

Recognizing an Employee

ChinesePod can attest that late night text messages are not the recommended route to complimenting employees. So, how can you do it (without legal repercussions)? Just listen to this podcast, and learn how to do it using your Mandarin Chinese.

Topics: achievement appreciating expressing satisfaction

Level: Upper Intermediate

Discussing Work

So you think pressure is something only you and Freddy Mercury have (had) in common? Try competing with 1.4 billion others. In this Intermediate lesson Ken and Jenny take time out of their hectic lives to help you talk about yours. In this podcast, learn how to talk in Mandarin Chinese about pressure at work, salaries and job satisfaction.

Topics: complaining expressing satisfaction hǎoxiàng...

Level: Intermediate

Discussing Work

So you think pressure is something only you and Freddy Mercury have (had) in common? Try competing with 1.4 billion others. In this Intermediate lesson Ken and Jenny take time out of their hectic lives to help you talk about yours. In this podcast, learn how to talk in Mandarin Chinese about pressure at work, salaries and job satisfaction.

Topics: complaining expressing satisfaction hǎoxiàng...

Level: Intermediate