Baijiu, the Chinese liquor, tastes so bad that you need something to take your mind off the foul burning that is coating your mouth and throat. Why not play some drinking games? In today's Mandarin podcast, you'll learn all about how to win face and make friends over a few rounds of watery beer.
Going out and entertaining clients sometimes results in going a little overboard on the drink. And when it's time to go home, what's to be done? In this lesson, ChinesePod talks about designated driver services in China, which will drive you and your car home for you for a fee.
With the number of vehicles on the roads in China increasing, drinking and driving has become a bigger problem in recent years. Sobriety checkpoints are even becoming a common sight in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing. In this lesson, we'll see how these things develop in Chinese.
Today we're going to be teaching you all about drinking culture. How to both propose a toast as well as decline one respectfully while maintaining face. Packed full of great language nuggets, your next drinking session will have you toasting with the best of them. 干杯!
Whether you are a wine aficionado or you like to rely on recommendations, choosing a great wine can be tricky. This lesson takes us into a wine store to buy just the right wine for a friend. Note: this lesson is best paired with a glass of your favourite wine!
While no one can be a smooth as Steve Martin’s character in “The Jerk” (”No more 1966! Bring us some fresh, new stuff!”), you can still impress (or offend) some with a fine choice of vino. In this podcast, learn how to talk about different wines in Mandarin Chinese, as well as learn some Chinese foods you just may never have thought of pairing with wine. Just tell us you’re not a rosé drinker.
Due to an extra-smart poddie's recent uber-technical diagnosis of why Asians turn red whilst drinking, there is no need for further racial alcohol-tolerance profiling here at ChinesePod. As a postscript to that, listen in to this podcast to learn how to rate your own drinking prowess in Mandarin Chinese, and to find out that, yes, there are people in the world who don't think baijiu tastes like formaldehyde.