We can only ignore so many requests for “chat-up lines” until we break…which we did today. In this soon-to-be most popular lesson for our loyal podcast listeners, you will learn some nice compliments in Chinese to endear you to someone you have your eye on; and we will also give you some saucy lines in Mandarin Chinese to use at the pub this weekend…and withdraw from any consequences thereof. (Also included will be “Go away, you arrogant jerk!” Ouch.)
In the realm of dating, men's ruses to get women into their arms are universal. Oh yes... don't fall for the 'arms around you to shield you from the cold', the 'tandem bike ride home', the 'friendly shoulder rub', or the most transparent of all... the 'DVD ploy.' In this podcast, find out how to ask someone upstairs to watch a movie, and how to gracefully escape in Mandarin Chinese.
Today we've got a Chinese domestic dispute. Listen to this podcast and learn how to talk about infidelity in Chinese. Mr. Shen thinks his wife might be cheating on him. But is she? Only one thing's for sure: They can't go on together with suspicious minds.
In this modern age where young people are all obsessed with their careers, what's a pushy parent to do about her single child's wedding prospects? Why, take to the streets of course! They storm the city's parks, resumes and photos in hand, doing all the matchmaking their children are too hard-working to bother with themselves. Learn more about this peculiar social phenomenon in this Chinese lesson.
The pressure from parents on young Chinese people to find spouses can be severe. In fact, so much so that renting a boyfriend or girlfriend to take home for Chinese New Year has become a full-blown phenomenon. In this lesson, two friends commiserate over their “personal problem” and consider renting a prospective spouse for the holiday.