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    ATWTI 1: Greetings Newbie

     

    In this ATWTI (All the Way to Intermediate) lesson, we teach you how to greet someone in Chinese with words like good morning and "long-time no see."

    Click on the practice tab on the website to find other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level.

    Tags: video, introductions, greetings


    ATWTI 2: How to Say Goodbye in Chinese Newbie


    In this All the Way to Intermediate lesson we learn how to say goodbye and good night, as well as some great ways to say "take care".

    Tags: greetings, good-bye, ATWTI, video


    ATWTI 3: Asking Questions Politely Newbie


    In this lesson, we teach you how to grab someone's attention and ask questions in a polite manner so that you always get what you want! We'll also teach great phrases for shopping such as "how much is this?" and "may I have this?"

    Tags: video, shopping, asking questions, manners, polite


    ATWTI 4: Apologizing and Responding to Apologies Newbie

     

    In this lesson, we teach lots of ways to say sorry and excuse me, and then polite ways to respond with, "don't worry about it", or "you're welcome".

    Next time you need to push your way off the subway, you can use these handy phrases.

    Tags: ATWTI, video


    ATWTI 5: Thank You & You're Welcome Newbie

     

    In this lesson, we teach you how to say "Thank you" as well as all the different ways to be polite and courteous and say "You're Welcome".

    Remember to click on the practice tab on the website for extra lessons to really boost your level.

    Tags: video, polite, manners, thanking


    Nope, You Cannot! Newbie

     
    I'm sure we have all pestered our parents asking them "can I do this?" or "can I do that?".

    In today's Newbie Mandarin lesson you will learn a really useful and highly repeated phrase for saying you can or cannot do something.

    In Chinese there are about 3 ways to say can, and in today's lesson we focus on the one that is used when asking for permission. For example, when asking if you can use the toilet, or if you can eat and drink on the subway.

    After the lesson you will be confident in knowing when to use which "can" word.

    Tags: video, can


    The Three De's: 的/得/地 Qing Wen

     

    Today we look at some of the most common characters in the Chinese language: 的 (HSK1), 得 (HSK2), and, 地 (HSK3).

    These little particles show up in almost every sentence in Chinese, and act to modify them in some way. However, because they are all pronounced the same (de), it can be very confusing for students.

    In this video lesson, we attempt to explain the difference by using lots of example sentences and pretty little color-coded graphics. Take you time with this one, or watch chapter by chapter.

    Quiz

    Tags: video, particles, grammar


    Time Word Tips P1: 上 and 下 Qing Wen

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    When I first started learning Chinese, I got super confused about how time works in Chinese. Why is next week "under week" and last month "up month." It was only once Fiona taught me this handy tip that I finally understood.

    Tags: video, month, week, time


    How to Use 了: Action Complete Qing Wen

     

    Today we attempt to tackle the often asked question on how to use the seemingly simple character, 了(le).

    了 (le) has many uses but in this first video we look at the "Action Complete 了”.

    Tune in next week for the next episode.

    Check out Chinese Grammar Wiki for even more examples.

    Tags: le, grammar, video


    Road Rage Chinese Qing Wen

     

    Today we teach what other's won't! How to conquer your road rage by using mild to strong language.

    Road rage is a common symptom for drivers, especially if you live in a place which has questionable driving standards.

    Have you ever wanted to speak your mind, but weren't able to? We teach some great ways to vent your anger and speak your mind.

    Be warned though! Some of these curse words could get you in a fight...

    Tags: pedestrian, road rage, swearing, cussing, angry, driving, video


    Introduce Your Name Like a Native Qing Wen

    Many thanks to Character Pop for letting us use screenshots from their lovely website. We encourage you to get a free account, and start exploding some characters♥♥ Some more examples: (Use the Zhongwen extension to see the pinyin) 姓刘,文刀刘 姓朱,撇未朱 姓杨,木易杨 姓陈,耳东陈 姓徐,双人徐 姓林,双木林 姓沈,沈阳的沈 姓钱,金钱的钱 姓丁,甲乙丙丁的丁 姓章,文章的章 姓曹,曹操的曹 姓周,周瑜的周

    Tags: video, introductions, name


    Pokemon Go Upper Intermediate

     

    Today we're taking on the controversial topic of Pokemon Go. Learn the names for popular Pokemon, hear about the stampede in Beitou, and hear some pro's and con's about the game.

    For another video lesson with some Pokemon in it, click here.

    Tags: App, games, pokemon, video


    Assembling IKEA Furniture Upper Intermediate

    For the last four hours, you've been wandering around the furniture store, looking at the latest in Swedish design. Now that you've settled on the unpronounceable book case, it's time to bring it home and put it together. And that's where the fun begins! In today's Chinese podcast, you'll learn the Mandarin that will let you build the bookshelf of your dreams. ChinesePod gives you all the tools you need to attain fluency.

    Tags: family, home, assemble, do-it-yourself, DIY, furniture, IKEA


    网红经济 Internet Celebrity Advanced

     

    魔镜穿越时空去了一趟现代的中国,给黑皇后带来关于“美丽”的最新观点,挑战了黑皇后的价值观,究竟黑皇后怎么看“网红”呢?是抗拒它还是跟随它,让我们细细听下去。

    Tags: video, online, humor, celebrity, internet


    小国寡民 Advanced

    虽然没有人有机会跟老子讨论全球化,或者聊聊他对消费注意的看法,但是我们或许可以从他的著作里找到一些线索,试着了解他的想法。今天的对话要带领大家听听这位伟大中国思想家的说法,更进一步认识他。

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