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Working Overtime Until 9PM! Elementary

washingtondcmandarincooperative Re: "I no longer have the option to download the lesson pdf for newer lessons. How can I do this? " You can do this by selecting "Downloads" at the left side of the lesson page.  Do you not see this link?  If not you may need tech support.   ...

Asking Too Many Questions Elementary

washingtondcmandarincooperative In the phrase   忙得快疯了! the word 快 means soon.  A literal translation of 快疯了 is "I will soon go mad" but in this case it means "I am on the verge of going mad."  The grammatical pattern with the   得  here i...

Forming Questions with 吗 ma [ATWTI 21] Newbie

yarikde 对!请点击左边的"Report a Mistake" 按钮 ,谢谢

Learning to Cook in Shanghai Elementary

641702328  Awesome lesson. Really enjoy learning Mandarin here!!! Here's how I make the noise for words like "xue" (learn) or "qu" (go). You put your mouth in the shape of an o, and then you try to make an "eeee" noise (as in "Bee"). Maybe you guys would find it ea...

It's Raining So Bad I Don't Want to go Out! Intermediate

majiansen Thank you both for the replies. Made sense to me :)

Prank Telephone Call Upper Intermediate

baolin12 Hello!! I really love chinesepod but I think the conversation is very fast to understand!!! I think you should try to speak in Chinese slowly!! thank you !

一带一路 Part 2 Advanced


上火 Advanced

Miller18pk omg... 中医充满废话,像疾病的根源是身体上火这样他们说无非是废话。他们干吗不健康起来,戒烟,多睡觉,减少压力

What Kind of Ad? Intermediate

210852416 Can someone please tell me why there's a 了 in this sentence: 我一看到广告就关掉了。 I'm guessing because it happens immediately after he/she sees the ad, correct?

Peer Pressure Drinking Upper Intermediate

amandajayne007 The expression "巾帼不让须眉" seems pretty sexist. Is the assumption that other women can't compete with men, so it's a compliment because the female that receives the compliment is as good as men?? Yeesh.

一带一路 Part 1 Advanced

zaphekiah 峰会 fēng huì = summit meeting掉书袋 diào shū dài = lit. to drop a bag of books (idiom); fig. to drop quotations to appear learned; to quote classical texts as a parade of erudition荷花盛开 hé huā shèng kāi = the lotus flowers预告片 y&ug...

Last and Next Qing Wen

user28880 How do you say, "The next two people come forward?"

Where Are You Going In China? Newbie

tanya2105 How can I distinguish when YAO is used as the marker of the future and when as the marker of the will? Thanx

Buying Fresh Fish in the Market Elementary

Mingmao Hello,  Could you please explain the function of 啦 in this line? 来啊来啊,新鲜的鲈鱼啦!lái ā lái ā, xīnxiān de lúyú la!Roll up! Roll up! Fresh bass! 了 (and 啦) are endlessly confusing. They almost always sound natural by this point, ...

Hand Made Pottery Class Upper Intermediate

507898185 I have a doubt for the below phase. 的 looks strange there, shouldn't it be 地? 这样能起润滑的作用。

Likes and Dislikes - Hobbies [ATWTI 19] Newbie

jshannon1 I enjoyed this video very much! Fiona has such a great video presence and exudes such enthusiasm!

This is How I Study: Interview with Advanced Student Kohl Advanced

MaxTheMachine 太好了见一个人像我很喜欢中文! 中国博客你们搬家到台北吗?

High Blood Pressure Upper Intermediate

yarikde I'm quite interested in this (more or less recent) trend of renaming some professions and finding a more 'pleasant-sounding' (some would say euphemistic) equivalents. 护理师 (with a positive connotation of a "master" / "professional") instead of 护士 (neutral word)...

小鸡哔哔 The Chicken Song Intermediate

TimmyTheQuizler Hi - I have created a little Quizlet flashcard pack for this pod. You can use it for free at The set targets character recognition - the audio is only so-so (while of course ChinesePod Audio and pronunciation tools are superb!)...

CSI 犯罪现场 Advanced

darkstar94 Fiona在播客里面说两个相似的词:感慨和感触 有没有解释这两个词的区别的课程?我觉得中文有好多可以表示feelings的意思的词,每个词都有不一样的含义吧?