Say It Right Series
speak chinese like a native

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It's Nothing Elementary

Jim in TJJust a couple of observations from living in the North . 1. I haven't heard waiters called 师父 (shi1fu) though I have heard them called 先生 (xian1sheng). 2. From what I'm told, there is sometimes a difference when a word gets the 儿化 er2hua4. For e...

No, thank you! Newbie

ChinesePodHi Joe in CA, Your book is right on the distinctions between “yào”,“bù xiăng”,“bù yào”, etc. As far as your question on “xiăng yào”想要, it would be used to say "I would like..(something)", in a polite way. As opposed to the stronger "wǒ yào" 我要 (I...

I'm here for an interview Newbie

LantianHi Mike, you did get my point though right? I think 'mian4 shi4' should belong in a 'newbie' podcast. This and all the other words that some consider hard, but I feel if they are high-frequency lexis, then there's no reason to not introduce it earlier t...