Today's show is an introduction to our brand new series on Shanghainese. David, Jason and Catherine are exploring the basics: who speaks it, how it's different from Mandarin, and where it can be heard. Join us to learn about this fascinating dialect and maybe even learn a little bit about the city of Shanghai while you're at it!
In this, the first installation of ChinesePod's much-anticipated series on Shanghainese, the team jumps right in with some language essential to residents and visitors of this great city. Learn how to bargain like the best of 'em. We'll have you wow-ing the locals in no time!
The old adage says that words can't hurt, but we don't believe it. That being said, an important part of learning any language is learning the bad names people call each other. Today's show covers a few fairly PG-rated phrases, so check it out and learn some colorful Shanghainese!
It's common in China to bump into your neighbors in the stairwell or by the mailbox. Sometimes you talk about work or other common events. Find out in today's lesson how to handle these daily exchanges in Shanghainese - you're sure to catch your neighbors' attention with these next time you see them!
Some places are known for their spicy food (Sichuan, Hunan), others, for their salty food (Dongbei). Shanghai is known for its sweet, oily flavors. Love it or hate it, you're going to want to be able to talk about it should you find yourself in a Shanghai-style restaurant. Learn how to describe flavors in Shangahainese in today's show!
In today's lesson we're covering some essential transportation words. We'll be introducing some great phrases for talking to your cab driver in Shanghainese. We're even covering the local name for a very well-known spot in downtown Shanghai. Want to know which one? Tune in to find out!
In today's lesson we're talking about food again (sorry, we can't help it!). Shanghai is famous for its hairy crab - these little guys are immensely popular and not to be missed when they're in season in the fall months. Tune in to today's show to find out how to talk about these in Shanghainese.
The clicking and rustling of tiles on a table is a familiar sound to anyone who has ever lived in China. It can mean only one thing: a game of mahjong. In today's Shanghainese lesson, learn how to talk not only about this popular game, but also about family, spouses, and in-laws.
Today's show is all about relationships. Well, to be more specific, about planning on having relationships. You'll be learning some, erm, unique adjectives for describing people. Check out this very colorful and very cultural show!
In this show David, Jason and Catherine are here to say "goodbye" to ChinesePod's series on Shanghainese. They're going to go over some of the great words and phrases that have been covered over the last few weeks. They've also got a surprise for you later on in the show (let's see who's been paying attention). Check it out!