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Lesson Comments

Put Me Through to Mr. Cai Intermediate

YuQinCai Did you mean to ask what does 蔡 mean ? It happens to be my surname. It's just a surname without any other meaning. There used to be a kingdom in the 6th century bc, which is called Cai kingdom and its people were surnamed Cai.

A Concerned Colleague(上) Upper Intermediate

YuQinCai 我觉得是一个有科学根据的偏方! I think it's a scientifically proven folk remedy.

Lying in Chinese Newbie

YuQinCai Let's clarify the difference between 看 and 见 as verbs here first. The character 看 is a combination of  a hand(手) and an eye (目) so you would use 看 in these situations. Hey look! There's a bird.你看!那里有一只鸟。 I don't want to look.我不想看。 The character 见 ...

ATWTI 3: Asking Questions Politely Newbie

YuQinCai The character 这 is pronounced as zhè. However, when saying 这个,the "one" is implied, therefore, these three characters "这一个" (zhè yí ge) are said very quickly together and it sounds like zhèi. When "one" is not implied, like t...

Blaming Others Intermediate

YuQinCai Can you clarify which sentence did you see? That way I can see what you don't understand better. I couldn't find it with 带 in the expansion.

闪婚 Advanced

YuQinCai It doesn't necessarily have to live in one house together although it's one way to 相处. 相处 means to get along, and deal with each other. See the example here. 跟同事相处真累人!Gēn tóngshì xiāngchǔ zhēn lèirén!It's so tiring to deal with...

十月怀胎 Advanced

YuQinCai 顺产 means natural labour. If you want to describe it went well you could say 生产过程很顺利! 

The Rise of Live Streaming Upper Intermediate

William Connors 谢谢

Discussing Craft Beer in Chinese - 精酿啤酒 Advanced

William Connors Sorry I can't explain this in Chinese, but I recently translated something about craft beer for a beverage trade fair, and the explanation was quite different. Quite some time ago, large breweries found that two types of yeast provided the most reliable result...

Blaming Your Partner in Chinese Intermediate

marcojane  Oops.  You moved the place to download. Found it.   Sorry.....

Express Delivery Elementary

davehochh It seems like it is suddenly asking me touodrage to premium to listen to just the dialogue. It never did that before. 

Describing Beauty Elementary

198614054 Hello,I have the basic membership and I was able to access both the dialogue and the full lessons before.  Now it will not allow me to open anything except the full dialogue. Please help.Thank you

Getting on Stage with a Seal Intermediate

Gwilym@ChinesePod Try deleting your cache if it doesn't work the first time.

I Don't Want to Be a Housewife Upper Intermediate

liaowarrior 谢谢,很好讨论的话题。 我自己认为在家里,一个人出去工作,一个人处理家庭,还是最理想的安排。更何况如果孩子们出生了。父母都不在,对我来说是得避的情况。 果然,关键是相爱相尊重的夫妇。老公要知道老婆的功劳。钱也是两人的,不是谁给谁。老婆也愿意,喜欢处理家庭。是很传统的安排,但我觉得还是一般来说最好的安排。

Let's Do Math In Chinese! Qing Wen

Peter Stamadianos BEDMAS for order of operations in English. Easy trick for students to remember..

How to Say This and That in Chinese using 这 and 那 [ATWTI 11] Newbie

Mingmao Constance: "Why?" So cute!

主席讲话 Part 2 Advanced

zaphekiah 先贤 xiān xián = worthy predecessor; distinguished person of the past; former sage贴近 tiē jìn = to press close to; to snuggle close; intimate; to closely match惨痛 cǎn tòng = bitter; painful; deeply distressed天下太平 tiān xià tài p&i...

Interview Questions Upper Intermediate

170434065 谢谢啊!

Stranger Things Special Episode Qing Wen

Mingmao This is a great lesson, though it would be nice to have Chinese character subtitles for more of Constance's discussion, rather than just English subtitles.

朱日和基地 Advanced

位于内蒙古草原上的朱日和基地是中国最大、最先进的军事基地,同时也是个神秘的地方。这块草原曾经是古代的战场,同时也是今年解放军建军九十周年的阅兵场所,让我们来听听记者如何报导这场在旧日“沙场”上的阅兵仪式。