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    全力以赴 Advanced

    努力不一定有收获,但不努力就肯定不会有收获,不过有时我们自认已经尽力了,结果却还是不如预期,可能得想想,是不是努力的方向不对?“尽力而为”和“全力以赴”有什么差别呢?今天就来学学。

    exam, stress

    Peer Pressure Drinking Upper Intermediate

    After getting a promotion, some colleagues go out for celebratory drinks, but as is often the case, there are lots of toasting, and peer pressure to drink. In this lesson, we hear some smart ways to politely decline to drink, as well as good ways to give toasts and say "cheers". Remember, don't be peer-pressured to drink. Drink Responsibly.

    polite, promotion, business, alcohol, drink, drinking games, drinking

    Using 在 with 上/下 Qing Wen

      If you've reached a higher level of Mandarin and started reading or hearing the characters 上 or 下 in situations that you wouldn't normally hear them used, this is the lesson for you.

    grammar, prepositions, video

    Subway Transfer Elementary

    Your bike is broken so you need to take public transport to school instead. Learn how to ask how long it takes to ride the subway from your home to school, as well as comparing it to riding the bus. Making Comparisons in Mandarin - QW0425 Making Comparisons - 2095

    subway, transport, intensifiers, intensifier, comparisons, public transport

    词库理论 Advanced

    学习语言的你,对于如何学得最自然、学得最有效一定有过无数次的思考与反省,找对方法、选对材料、遇到好老师以外,认识“语言”这个事物的本质也是一种途径,来听听看我们如何深入浅出地从语言学的观点谈语言学习的诀窍。

    language, linguistics

    Forbidden Palace Love Hotel! Upper Intermediate

    A girlfriend finds out her partner has had a possible affair by checking his WeChat account and finding out he spent the night in a Forbidden Palace themed love hotel room. She vows to get to the bottom of it.

    affair, relationships, breaking up, infidelity

    Trouble Getting to an Interview Intermediate

    In this dialogue, a friend is describing how lucky they were to get to an interview on time despite a large traffic jam. Arriving on time was all thanks to the other friend who provided an extra-early wake-up call, thus ensuring they weren't late.

    traffic jam, traffic, interview, friends

    To Know: 懂,了解,明白,知道 Qing Wen

      In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at 5 words that all roughly translate as "to know". Now we could just simplify your life and say they all basically mean the same thing, but instead, we're gonna bring a microscope into class and really see what the differences are between... S: 懂,了解,明白,知道 & 这样啊 T: 懂,了解,明白,知道 & 這樣啊 P: dǒng, liǎojiě, míngbái, zhīdào & zhèyàng a Take your time with this lesson and use the chaptering and example sentences to get the most out of your study.

    video, synonyms

    晨型人 Advanced

    俗话说得好,早起的鸟儿有虫吃,早起不但可以享受清新的空气、悠闲的时光,还能好好预备自己迎接一天的行程。究竟晨型人和夜猫子之间的生活有多大的差距呢?具体怎么利用早晨的时光呢?让我们一起来听听看。

    productivity, wellness, health, meditation, morning, habit

    To Use: 实用、运用、应用、采用、适用 Qing Wen

      In this upper-level Qing Wen, we take a deep look at the following words: S: 实用、运用、应用、采用、适用 T: 實用、運用、應用、採用、適用 P: shíyòng, yùnyòng, yìngyòng, cǎiyòng, shìyòng They all contain the character 用 yòng. We hope you find this lesson USEFUL. For a lower level video about other words with 用 yòng watch this video: To Use 用 yòng 使用 shǐyòng 利用 lìyòng - QW0407

    video, grammar, synonyms

    So Now She's Spinning? Intermediate

      People change all the time. In this lesson, two friends are talking about a mutual friend who has suddenly got into exercising and has joined a spin class.

    video, exercise, gym, bicycle, spinning

    Morning and After-Work Habits Elementary

    What do you get up to before and after work or class? Learn how to ask and answer about morning routines and activities after work.

    work, habit, morning, drinking

    How To Sound Polite Qing Wen

      Long term users of ChinesePod, Mingmao (Christine), joins us in the "studio" this week to ask her Qing Wen question in person. When taking pronunciation classes from here teacher, she discovered that certain phrases made her sound a bit rude or harsh. Today we try and help you figure out how to sound as polite as possible in a Chinese conversation, which will be especially useful when socialising and making friends.

    video, polite, manners, socializing

    代理孕母 Surrogacy Advanced

    随着医学及生物科技的发达,医学伦理的议题也越来越复杂,代理孕母无疑是复制人以外的另一个极为困难的课题,今天的讨论,虽然并不能给出什么答案,但希望能提供几个思考的方向和实用的词汇,让你们在遇到这类话题的时候能有所准备。

    child, children, childbirth, surrogacy, adoption

    Talkative Passenger Upper Intermediate

    On a flight to Beijing, a nervous flyer ends up sitting next to a rather overbearing and talkative passenger who starts giving lots of travel tips.

    food, flight, airplane, travel

    Not Enough Time! Elementary

      In this lesson, someone wakes up after a long sleep to find that it's still raining, and that they won't have enough time to get to their friend's house. Learn how to say "not enough time" as well as these two 2 important structures. The first is: From (time/place) to (time/place) The second is: Already (been doing something) for (how long) Here is a video lesson using the same structure, but for places instead of time: How Far From Here to There? - 2890.

    rain, rushing, grammar, video, sleep

    喝水养生 Advanced

    上次我们讨论了中医对于“睡眠”的看法,今天要来听听怎么“喝水”才健康。希望你听了这些讨论,也能开始试试这些养生的方法,看看对你来说适不适用。

    water, health, exercise, sleep

    Picking Up Girls(下) Upper Intermediate

    Previous Lessons: Picking Up Girls (上) In this continuation of the story, the friend continues to give advice about picking up girls using The Thirty-Six Stratagems which is an old Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and civil interaction.

    chatting, dating, essay, flirting

    Blaming Others Intermediate

    When you can't find something, it's sometimes easier just to blame others. In today's lesson, two flatmates argue about a lost book and it turns out it was in the bathroom all along....

    books

    Express Delivery Elementary

      If you're receiving some special mail in the post, you'll likely have to sign for it, so in this lesson, we'll teach you some keywords for accepting a package, paying the delivery fee, and some key telephone language. Lesson about using Verb 个 ge: Both Dirty and Small!.

    video, postage, post office, delivery, telephone

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