Say It Right Series

    The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


    Latest Lessons


    Intro to ATWTI Newbie

      Welcome to our new course code named "All the Way to Intermediate" or #ATWTI for short. In this new series, we hope to teach a complete beginner everything they need to know to get to an intermediate level. Each video will be a short and focused lesson on daily phrases, common grammar, or cultural insights. The series is designed to be watched from beginning to end, and after each lesson, we will recommend some lessons from our library that supplements the topic and boost your learning even further See you in the next video.

    video, ATWTI

    床头吵床尾和 P1 Advanced

    俗话说的好,夫妻床头吵床尾和,一方面说的是夫妻之间的相处之道,一方面说的也是两口子之间的事外人实在没有插手的余地。两人朝夕相处,能计较、能吵的事实在是多了,我们来看看这对小夫妻是为了什么而闹脾气,又怎么收拾善后。

    mood, depression, emotions

    Home Cooking Livestream Upper Intermediate

    In this lesson, we learn about live-streaming and a popular host that cooks from their home to thousands of adoring fans.

    online shopping, celebrity, cooking, social media

    Learning to Cook in Shanghai Elementary

     Have you ever dreamed of travelling somewhere to learn the local cuisine? In today's lesson, they have read an article about a famous chef who specialises in Shanghai cuisine and fancies travelling to the great metropolis to learn that style of cooking. For an elementary Qing Wen all about Question words 都 click here.

    travel, moving, learning, video

    猛虎与蔷薇 Part 3 Advanced

    余光中是著名的诗人、散文家,研究西洋文学并精通中国传统文学,是富有极高声誉的当代文学家。这次我们选取他早期的一篇散文的部分内容,谈论关于“阴柔”与“阳刚”这两种气质在中西方文学里的表现。从语言层面可以看到深刻的文化内涵,余光中对于语言文字的运用十分讲究,很适合高级汉语学习者读,用来提升词汇能力,并且从语言当中得到更进一步的文化学习。 More about the author Yu Guangzhong.

    philosophy, literature, poetry, poem

    Ridiculously Small Clothing! Upper Intermediate

    Have you ever been shopping and felt that all the clothing is designed for stick-thin models who are size zero!? A brother and sister discuss the changing tastes of aesthetics throughout the ages, from the "plump" beauties of the Tang Dynasty to the "A4-waisted" girls of today's social media. For a related lesson click here: Do you Have an A4 Waist.

    clothes, clothing, Tang, weight, fashion, weight loss

    Is Buying Better Than Renting? Intermediate

    Is renting better than buying, or buying better than renting? Listen as two friends discuss a potential new flat, and discuss the possibility of getting a realtor/estate agent in to help them.

    real estate, estate agent, renting, house, property, buying

    First This, Then That Elementary

    In this lesson, we focus on the structure, first....and then... (先...再...) This is useful when you are making plans, or telling a story and want to order your thoughts. For example, first, we'll eat, and then go to the cinema. Click the grammar tab as well as the grammar tags to find more examples and lessons.

    movies, eating, shopping

    猛虎与蔷薇 Part 2 Advanced

    余光中是著名的诗人、散文家,研究西洋文学并精通中国传统文学,是富有极高声誉的当代文学家。这次我们选取他早期的一篇散文的部分内容,谈论关于“阴柔”与“阳刚”这两种气质在中西方文学里的表现。从语言层面可以看到深刻的文化内涵,余光中对于语言文字的运用十分讲究,很适合高级汉语学习者读,用来提升词汇能力,并且从语言当中得到更进一步的文化学习。 More about the author Yu Guangzhong.

    philosophy, literature, poetry, poem

    雨巷 'Rain Alley' Poem Upper Intermediate

    Today we listen to an extract of a poem by the Chinese poet and essayist, 戴望舒 Dài Wàngshū (1905-1950). The title of the poem is 雨巷 which translates as Rain Alley. To learn more about the poet Dài Wàngshū, click here.

    writing, literature, poetry, poem

    Making Up in Chinese Qing Wen

      In the previous lesson we taught you ways to break up with someone or say goodbye to a relationship. In this lesson, we teach you how to make up and say sorry. Learn some great ways to say "Sorry I misspoke" and great phrases to use with friends, lovers, colleagues, and family.

    relationships, video, family, work

    The Benefits of Reading ft Mandarin Companion Elementary

      ChinesePod has always been focused on improving your speaking and listening, with less emphasis on reading and writing, but when our friends over at Mandarin Companion got in touch and asked if we wanted to collaborate on a few lessons, we were excited. In this first lesson, we discuss the importance of reading in Chinese. In the upcoming shows, we will show you ways that using readers can improve your Mandarin, as well as teaching you the key language needed to be able to discuss what you have read. If you want to learn more about Mandarin Companion's range of books, you can download free samples from their website here.

    reading, video, graded reader, Mandarin Companion

    猛虎与蔷薇 Part 1 Advanced

    余光中是著名的诗人、散文家,研究西洋文学并精通中国传统文学,是富有极高声誉的当代文学家。这次我们选取他早期的一篇散文的部分内容,谈论关于“阴柔”与“阳刚”这两种气质在中西方文学里的表现。从语言层面可以看到深刻的文化内涵,余光中对于语言文字的运用十分讲究,很适合高级汉语学习者读,用来提升词汇能力,并且从语言当中得到更进一步的文化学习。 More about the author Yu Guangzhong.

    poetry, literature, poem, philosophy

    Breaking Up in Chinese Qing Wen

      Today we teach you lots of ways to say that you want to break up with someone, or you're fed up with your family and want to leave, or you're sick and tired of your job and want to quit. Please don't blame ChinesePod for any unemployment or failed relationships as a result of today's lesson. Use at your own risk!!!

    divorce, family, video, quit, quitting, breaking up, relationships

    Binge Reading Intermediate

      In this dialogue, a girl receives a birthday present in the post from her father. It turns out to be the latest book from famed Japanese author, Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹). Learn how to say that you plan to binge read a book in one sitting. Binge Watching TV Online Upper Intermediate ChinesePod Lesson Haruki Murakami Books

    birthday, presents, video, gift

    What's in Your Handbag? Elementary

    Learn how to list common items you might find in your bag, as well as how to say a sweet and savoury cookie.

    food, bag, snacks, list

    黑名单 Blacklisted Advanced

    即使是网络世界,也还是由 人 所组成,同样有一些人与人相处要注意的礼貌,今天的播客要给大家简单介绍一下微博上的基本社交礼节,以免被认为是不礼貌的人,甚至错失了邂逅浪漫恋情的机会.

    technology, social media

    Interview Questions Upper Intermediate

    Learn some excellent words and phrases to help you during a job interview in Chinese.

    interview, resume, job interviews, work

    Attractive Gym Trainer Intermediate

      Despite the howling wind and torrential rain, today's character is still braving the elements to go to the gym for a bit of personal training. The flatmate tries to get to the bottom of why she is really going.

    drugs, storm, weather, video, working out, gym

    Mongolian Yurt Elementary

    Learn how to talk about Mongolian cuisine, travel in Mongolia, and discuss what you've done when travelling. Time Word Tips P1: 上 and 下 - QW0394 When Are You Going? - 2969

    time, food, cuisine, travel, Mongolia