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Are reserved seats REALLY reserved? 坐立不安──高铁霸坐 Advanced

ElijahW 什么样的课呢?可以举个例子吗?

Blaming Your Partner in Chinese Intermediate

ElijahW Sounds like he's a part of the 月光族 - spends his entire salary every month. So if the paycheck is a day late, he's toast!

2018 Google Most Searched News Intermediate

marcojane Thank you, thank you.  Thank you for finally adding another Intermediate lesson.  Keep them coming. That being said, I totally agree with SCHG (first commentator).  This lesson is way too difficult for Intermediate level.   It is beyon...

Living in two cities 披星戴月──双城生活 Media

earls Vocabulary Tab: 赫然  -- the audio is not working

New E-commerce rules in China 有章可循-代购电商法实施 Media

earls Vocabulary Tab: 意味着  the audio is not working

How thin is too thin? 适可而止──老人养生别太瘦 Media

ElijahW This seems to be a common comment lately. :(

ATWTI 3: Asking Questions Politely Newbie

880931075 feels so fast ahhh thank baby jesus for replay

How to Say Hello Newbie

472319506 Yes, thanks.

University Major: Part 1 Newbie

ElijahW Chéngwéi means "to become," whereas dāng means "to be." They're similar, but chéngwéi tends to emphasize change, whereas dāng just refers to the way things are. If you're a lawyer, and you want to do a career change t...

How Cold Is It in Winter? Elementary

132057517 why is the structure different for "ting leng" and "leng ji le"? Are they different parts of a sentence or is that just in the phrasing of this example? Does one ever say "leng ting le" or ji leng"?

I Like Those Sweet Kind of Things Elementary

ElijahW I did some looking on Baidu, and I'm seeing both. Doing an image search with each term brings up different results - 蔓越莓 brings up images of the fresh fruit, whereas 蔓越梅 brings up images of dried pieces, especially in cookies or biscuits. So, no rea...

I want to play Elementary

mymandarincorner Thank you. 

How To Say: Come Out / Come In Elementary

myna27x good to know that you really respond to requests and update materials accordingly! thanks! 

Wishing People Well at Chinese New Year Intermediate

joan770130384 I think "ji" might have a vulgar connotation to it, much like "rooster" can can have a synonym with a vulgar word

外交辞令 2/4 (Diplomat Series) Advanced

floremorand636474976 Why not making more lessons about chinese history ?

A letter from George H.W. Bush 老布什的一封信 Intermediate

ElshaYiu Thanks! We are fixing the level drift issue now. Stay tuned for upcoming lessons. 

Chinese Idioms - Spiderwebs and Horse Tracks Newbie

ElshaYiu Thanks for your comment! We will put the idiom separately next time. 

My boss is younger than me 打破论资排辈──上司比我年轻 Upper Intermediate

maggiehk Totally agree. Definitely need a native English speaker who knows which bits to point out and NOT have random chat. Keep it linked to lesson content.   Often the random chat sounds terribly scripted anyways.   

In the red 入不敷出—收入不够开支 Advanced

当购物狂遇上财政危机,打折商品难以收入囊中......怎样用轻松、流行的话谈论购物、“我没钱了”用中文怎样委婉、含蓄地表达呢?来听听看! 汉语水平考试词汇: 5- 优惠,反而,吃亏,损失,克制,谨慎 6- 精打细算,赤字,欲望,预算, 支出,当心 Learn words/phrases a shopaholic uses when faced with bargains despite already in the red, a situation described as 入不敷出 (expenses exc...

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #4 Newbie

joanmolinaurquizu Hi! In the video the character for week is only shown in its traditional version  週 while in the simplified version is different 周. I guess many chinesepod users learn mandarin Chinese in its simplified form so It would be interesting at least to sho...