Christmas and New Year's
MixedA festive playlist that will keep you going until you say "五...四...三...二...一...Happy New Year!".
Christmas Carols Elementary
Everyone's heard the song Jingle Bells. But did you know that there's a Chinese version of this Christmas classic? We kid you not. Listen to this lesson to learn the words (that is, if you can remember past the first line). Jingle bells, jingle bells... Check out this video for more on today's featured Christmas carol.
A Special Christmas Gift Elementary
The holiday season is a time for shopping, which means lots of decision-making. Who will you buy gifts for? How much will you spend? Oh yes, and there's one more decision with Chinese characteristics. Find out what it is in this Chinese lesson.
Spending Christmas in China Elementary
When living in China, going back to one's home country for Christmas can be difficult. Christmas isn't an official holiday in China and the place that many foreigners call home is far away. So if you end staying China for Christmas, how do you talk about it?
We know what went on at your company Christmas party which basically puts you far, far down on the list of who’s been naughty and nice. Fortunately, in this podcast, Father Ken and Saint Jenny understand that it was the Egg Nog talkin’ and have wrapped up a little somethin’ somethin’ in the form of a Christmas Lesson for you. In this lesson, learn how to express how you feel about Christmas, using Mandarin Chinese, as well as talk about the gifts you got this year. Happy holidays from all of us!
Office Christmas Party Intermediate
The entire team is here, celebrating the holidays at an office Christmas party. Delve into a little CPod office mayhem as we discuss decorating the workspace, setting up a tree, and doing a secret Santa gift exchange.
Do You Buy Xmas Gifts? Intermediate
Today we hear a Chinese and British colleague chat about Christmas and how they will celebrate this holiday period. Seems like the Chinese colleague might be going on a date with someone! Have a Merry Xmas everybody.
Listen to the song Fiona was trying to sing. YouTube
New Year's Wishes Intermediate
Happy New Year, ChinesePoddies! That's right - we're saying goodbye to 2009 and hello to a new decade. But who needs resolutions when you've got the "god of good luck" taking down your wishes over the phone? Join for this lesson as we make some wishes in Mandarin Chinese for the year to come.