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周末你有什么活动?/ What activities are you doing this weekend? Pre Intermediate

ElijahW Agreed that the expansion sentences are read too slowly on this one, especially as a pre-intermediate. 

Go to the Emergency Room 去看急诊 Intermediate

515069247  Thank you for all your work! I subscribed only one week ago, but I am really enjoying Chinesepod format and contents! Just one little question: why in the "Expansion" section, in the audio not all the sentences are translated to Chinese? Just a little mi...

It's That Time of the Month... Elementary

xugande Brilliant! All very useful, functional language. One question is the ice. Is the avoidance while having your period based on Chinese medicine? Not something I have heard of.  

A Line Too Long Elementary

DerekV08 Extrapolating, wow. I feel like I am getting a lesson on quantum physics. 

Let's Go to a Movie Pre Intermediate

ElijahW I see the exercises on my computer, but I do recall that some of the lessons this year didn't have Exercises when originally posted.

主席讲话 Part 1 Advanced

ElshaYiu Hi SongAnYang,  指名道姓, as samthomas pointed out to mean “to directly name”, can be used in an extended context to point to a group, race, and a country. 

I'm So Happy! 快乐, 高兴, 幸福 Qing Wen

ElshaYiu Hi there, 开心 is used almost interchangeably with 高兴, both being an adjective, but not with  快乐和幸福 which are noun and adjective. Because they differ in grammatical forms, they are used differently in a sentence.   In terms of meaning, they differ in ...

同舟共济-中非合作 Advanced

zaphekiah 贵在坚持 guì zài jiān chí = the important/most valuable thing is to persevere严谨 yán jǐn = rigorous; strict; careful; cautious; compact; well-knit修宪 xiū xiàn = constitutional amendment打官腔 dǎ guān qiāng = to talk officiously; to as...

Greater Bay Area 大湾区 Advanced

SongAnYang I think this is a solid Upper Intermediate lesson and the best one I've heard so farsince the transition (although I'm still not caught up). Just a few comments (aside from what has been already mentioned about the use of English): 1. I really like the present...

古人消暑方法 Ancient Ways to Stay Cool Upper Intermediate

earls 谢谢您,很有帮助,我知道了!

Doing Things in Places [ATWTI 15] Newbie

Grace Wong Hello MayHaNN I will forward this to our tech department. Thank you!

A Tour of Xi'an Intermediate

Grace Wong I feel 本事 is more personal. 本事 and 才能 both can mean skill and ability. Sentence example: 你有本事你来打我, but you cannot say: 你有才能你来打我啊。本事 is more about the ability within and 才能 is more skill. 

Chinese Holidays 中国的节日 Elementary

Grace Wong Hello! :) 

Emergency Call Newbie

Grace Wong Awesome Aaron! Email me at grace@chinesepod.com or comment on the lessons if you have any questions at all! 

首个智慧面包坊在京亮相 Advanced

ElshaYiu 知道就可以了,我们有时候不要局限于形式化。您除了听课还自己查找词典,是非常值得鼓励的学习方法。 继续加油!

Which Floor? Elementary

Grace Wong Hey HollisD, in Asia they usually deflect compliments. It their way of humility. So if someone told my mom oh your daughter is so smart, or oh she is pretty. My mom would respond with ohh no no you're daughter is much more talented or no no she not. Unlike in ...

How to Use Chopsticks Qing Wen

Grace Wong Yes! My family slurps! I can't really get myself to do it.. I also hate eating sounds. However it is definitely a thing to do to show that it's yummy!

人机合一(三)Android Part 3 Advanced

SongAnYang Why are basic words and phrases such as 话说回来、类似、前台、办事、群众、态度、挑剔、资料、递、熟练、过程、享受、合作 defined and explained in an advanced lesson? How can a conversation that defines 合作 and 享受, to which any Chinese learner should have been exposed early and often, truly be consider...

Something to Do Tomorrow Newbie

Grace Wong 三个句子都有可以用,但是我会说:这次我不能来了;我后天不能来。I hope this is helpful! People will know what you mean when you say this. I hope each of the extra characters that added in the sentence will help make it more clear.     

4 Tones of Zhu Newbie

Grace Wong Oh yay! Yay! Yay! Thank you! I love hearing that this was helpful.