The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


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中国的股票市场 Advanced

沪深股市曾经让无数的中国股民为之疯狂,它的大起大落牵动了许许多多股民的心。你想象不到他们的疯狂,他们的痴迷。大企业则把目标指向了国外的股市,都以能在香港、纽约上市为最高目标。炒股能使你成为富翁吗?会使你一夜之间一无所有吗?炒股有诀窍吗?走进股票的世界,一切都可能发生。


Tai Chi Intermediate

Admit it – you feel bad walking by the park every morning and seeing them twist and turn with the grace of a Beijing acrobat. So how about we teach you how to talk about the age old exercise of Tai Chi so that you can join in (seeing how that’s really the reason you moved here). In this podcast, learn to talk about the different aspects of Tai Chi in Mandarin Chinese.

hobbies, culture

I can't find my glasses! Elementary

We know how much you hate losing things (mind, especially), and we do too. We also know that if you don’t have your glasses, you can’t read these Pulitzer Prize worthy intros, so should you find yourself in a situation where you can’t see, and the only people around you speak Mandarin, in about 15 minutes, you’ll be equipped. In this podcast, learn how to say you can’t find something, using Mandarin Chinese, and you’ll be set.

accessories

欣弗事件 Media

生病了去医院看病,吃药以后把病治好,这是很平常的事。在我们的认识里:去医院就是要把病魔赶走,药品就是治病的。但是,谁会想到因为一些药品生产厂商的疏忽或是贪婪,本该治病的药品却让人的病越吃越严重,甚至夺走了人的生命。想要了解事件的缘由,请看《欣弗事件初步认定,华源未按批准工艺进行生产》的详细内容。 来源链接:欣弗事件初步认定 华源未按批准工艺进行生产 | 媒体MP3文件

医疗, 新闻,

Baby Talk: Friends Song Newbie

No, it’s not the Proclaimer’s one hit – nor is it Tinky Winky’s (too controversial, even for our Saturday Show) tune – but we do have an ole melody from yesteryear that tikes learn. We’re working on another…a little ChinesePod tune: We love you You love us

children, music,

Translation Issues Upper Intermediate

If Pepsi’s slogan “Come Alive” can mean “Brings Your Ancestors Back from the Dead” after translation into Chinese, then there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself lost in translation. We don’t want that to happen, so we want to help with this podcast in the form of a Mandarin Chinese lesson on translating.

language, communications, ability

查理·卓别林 Advanced

电影是我们娱乐生活中的一个很重要的部分。一说到电影,很多人马上就会想到好莱坞,奥斯卡,美国大片,汤姆克鲁斯,斯皮尔伯格等等。不过,在电影发展史上,有一个人始终占有着很重要的地位,他也为电影的发展做出了很大的贡献。因此,尽管时间的流逝,他始终拥有大批的影迷。他就是查理?卓别林。

娱乐, 电影

I want to play Elementary

Not that we ever had friends calling our name from outside asking us to join the “cool kids” and play, but with our “cool listeners only” rule firmly in effect, we thought we’d teach you. In this podcast, Jenny brings back fond childhood memories while at the same time, peeling back the scab of Ken’s. In this podcast, learn a conversation between a parent and child in Mandarin Chinese.

children, education

Bank Transactions Intermediate

You can change it to RMB, but not back unless you have a form and oh, by the way… where’s your red book, visa, and passport? Wrong line – it’s that one, but take another number and wait here. No, there, sorry, we don’t do it at this branch… Exhausting to read? Try hearing it in Mandarin. Fortunately, we’ve been through it so you don’t have to. Listen to this podcast to learn all about banking in Mandarin Chinese.

money, business

物流 Advanced

你找到当今最火的一个行业了吗?你有投资的方向了吗?假如你对物流业一无所知,那你可得好好补一堂有关物流的课了。假如你是物流行业中的一员,那你认为它将继续升温还是冷却呢?它还有多大的发展空间呢?本次课我们就一起来讨论讨论最热门的物流业吧。

business, logistics, shipping, economy, 商务

The Olympics Newbie

We don’t know if you heard but, (if not—were you on Mars?) Beijing’s got the Olympics here in 2008. So we thought we’d make sure you can hold your own in a conversation with a Beijingerrrr (those “r’s” will make sense when you come)—or anyone, for that matter—about all the excitement. In this podcast we teach you Olympic terms in Mandarin Chinese…and if you’re lucky, Jenny will be honest about her “shot-put” background.

Olympics, entertainment, sports,

Don't do that! Elementary

A few subway tips you might not be aware of: 1. The process of letting those on the subway off before boarding has not yet caught on; 2. Mobile ring tones are downloaded so owner and train neighbors can hear – meaning you’ll be treated to 90 seconds of a Backstreet Boy weeping; and 3. The process of letting those on the subway off before boarding has (still) not yet caught on. Now – we know you’re patient, but for that friend of yours, here’s a “strong” way of telling someone to immediately refrain from their present shenanigans. In this podcast, learn such useful phrases as “you’re so annoying”, and “I can’t take it!” in Mandarin Chinese.

feelings

国美永乐并购案 Media

近几年来,经济领域中出现率最高的逃不出“合并”、“兼并”这类词。这种“大鱼吃小鱼,小鱼吃虾米”的现象让企业越滚越大,有的真正地提高了竞争力,有的却因此拖垮了企业。今年在中国闹得轰轰烈烈的一桩合并案,非家电业中的两大龙头品牌国美、永乐莫属了。这两家大型连锁企业的并购会带来怎样的效应呢?会对另一龙头苏宁电器构成威胁吗?会对消费者产生不利吗?……就让我们拭目以待吧! 来源链接:国美永乐合并落定 打造中国家电最大并购案 | 媒体MP3文件

新闻, 商务,

Exotic Animals Upper Intermediate

No trip to China would be complete without a look at the (sleeps for 23.7 hours a day) panda and the (will take your mobile phone) golden-haired monkey. In this podcast, we take a trip to the erm, “exotic zoo” (Google that if you’re bored), where you will learn about some interesting animals in Mandarin Chinese.

animals, geography, idioms

Hotel Essentials Newbie

Now you’ve used your Mandarin skills to find the hotel, check-in, order in some room service—but wait! There is something essential you forgot to learn how to say. In this podcast, we aid you in making a phone call to the front desk to ask for some essential items, in Mandarin Chinese.

accommodation, travel

环境保护 Advanced

沙尘暴,水污染,全球变暖,洪水……似乎近几年来发生的灾害越来越多,它们的危害也越来越严重。我们的地球怎么了?是不是“生病”了?实际上,很多的自然灾害都是人类自己造成的。因为在我们重视发展的同时,我们忽视了自然界中的生态平衡,给环境带来了很大的破坏。

society, pollution, environment, ecology, personal habits, 社会

Massage Therapy Elementary

"LaoWise” is a ChinesePod series aimed at aiding expats in China. She might be all of 5’2” and 50 – but those knuckles dig deep into the arch of your foot and you can either put on a brave face or tell her it feels like tiny hammers… In this podcast, we’ll teach you how to say “a little harder”, or the more likely to be used “a little lighter” in Mandarin Chinese.

LaoWise, health, massage, therapy

What Character? Newbie

You just thought the “what’s that, what’s this” went out at 7 years old…wrong. From the moment you realize that 山 means (and looks like a) “mountain,” you’ll be hooked. You’ll want to learn more. We want to help. The world wants you to listen.

language, studies,

中西方幽默 Advanced

你是讲笑话的高手吗?你的笑话收获的是笑声,是摇头,是木然,还是拳头呢?你认为讲笑话也要有技巧吗?如果你们来自不同的国家,听了同一个笑话,是不是会有这样的怪事呢?一人噗哧暴笑,五秒后一人哈哈大笑,十秒后一人四处看看送上两声呵呵笑。想增加你的喜剧才能吗?想在异国朋友的笑话中不当傻子吗?那你绝对不能错过我们给你送上的中西方幽默大餐。

joke, satire, sarcasm, humor

Airport Announcements Intermediate

Ken and co. can tell you all about their Shanghai (tarmac for 3 hours) to Beijing (except that they never actually touched down) back to Shanghai (tarmac for another 3 hours) experience when you come and see us, but to tide you over, this podcast gives you a Mandarin Chinese lesson on some things you might hear pre-transit.

travel, transportation