The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons


国企私有化 Advanced

从最初的改革开放政策到现在,中国人似乎已经习惯了改革:经济体制改革,政府机构改革,国有企业改革……在最近二三十年的发展中,很多的改革措施的确给我们带来了很多好处。但是,在带来很多好处的同时,也有着一些让人不满意的地方。所以人们对改革有着各种各样的看法。本课将带你了解一些人对中国国有企业改革的不同看法。

business, privatization, enterprise, company, government, economy, 商务

Stomach Trouble Newbie

In Indonesia it’s “Bali Belly,” Mexico “Montezuma’s Revenge,” and in China… commonplace. There’s a good chance that despite how tasty those hairy crabs look (or not), your tummy might disagree. In this podcast learn how to express your stomach woes in Mandarin Chinese (You’ll notice we didn’t make this an intermediate lesson as *detail* isn’t needed).

health

Morning Hygiene Elementary

A few cultural tips on “personal upkeep” here: 1. Most Chinese bathe at night. 2. Chairman Mao used tea to brush his teeth. 3. Toilet paper is thrown in a wastebasket. …more, you say? More it is – listen to this podcast and learn about washing your face, brushing your teeth and more, in Mandarin Chinese.

health

上海的“孟母堂” Media

我们每个人从小就开始在学校里学习。现在,很多小孩子从小就要学英语,学钢琴,学舞蹈……即使到了假期也要上各种补习班。有很多人都不满意我们现存的教育体制,说这样的教育体制存在很多的弊端,不利于孩子的发展。现在,社会上重新出现了私塾教学,给当今的教育体系带来了很大的冲击。 来源链接:上海"孟母堂":现代私塾挑战学校教育 | 媒体MP3文件


Lost Luggage Newbie

Ask anyone who’s flown into Pudong Int’l Airport and we promise that the words “laid-back” and “relaxing” will never cross their lips. So should that suitcase full of Imodium AD and ChinesePod backup CDs go a-missing, this podcast will prepare you well. In this lesson you will learn how to say that you can’t find your luggage.

travel, luggage

Anthropology Upper Intermediate

You sure are clever, and we sure are too. So let’s do what clever people do and talk about clever things… I don’t know, say…anthropology? And to be extra clever, let’s learn all about it in Mandarin Chinese in this podcast. So when your friends ask you “what’s up?” you can say “Oh, you know – just talking about anthropology. In Mandarin.” Someone’s getting a dinner party invite!

education, culture

中国的口音 Advanced

你能说一口标准的普通话吗?你想挑战中国无数种方言吗?通常人们在一个地方生活了很长时间后,可能会带上一些口音。这些形形色色的腔调可能会让别人嘲笑,也可能会给别人带去乐趣哦。羡慕相声演员吗?想在哼小曲的时候加上点粤语吗?那就马上发挥你的语言天分,学一学中国各地的方言吧,偶尔让你的汉语也活泼轻松一下。

language, accents, speech, pronunciation

Nationalities Elementary

With your “I Climbered The Grate Well” t-shirt and dual-fisted approach to chopsticks, it should come as no shock that you’re not blending in as much as you’d like…so perhaps you could tell them which faraway land you come from that uses forks. In this podcast, learn how to tell someone in Mandarin Chinese which country you come from.

nationalities

I love China! Newbie

Things that will get you the best seat in the “jia”: 1. Saying “I love Yao Ming!” 2. Saying “I love Chinese food!” 3. Saying “I love China” So, for those who don’t know of giant basketball players, or who haven’t yet ventured out into the “hairy crab” food section, in this podcast we’ll make sure you know how to confess your love for the P.R.C. in Mandarin Chinese.

feelings, culture

中国IT外包服务 Advanced

当今世界是一个信息技术的时代。信息技术的发展日新月异,而各个国家的信息技术发展水平也是参差不齐。提到IT业,我们就会想到美国,想到比尔·盖茨,想到微软。那么,经济高速发展中的中国的IT业现在究竟发展到了什么程度呢?本课将带你了解一些中国IT外包服务的现状。

IT, outsourcing, business, economy, India, capital

Using a Dictionary Intermediate

With 80,000 total characters (and the majority of words needing at least 2), you might enlist some help along the way. Yes, ChinesePod will be with you (always), but for those times that we’re enjoying the Shanghai life and can’t be reached, a dictionary might come in handy. So handy, in fact, that we made a lesson on it. In this podcast, you will learn about the different parts of the Chinese character, and how to talk about them in Mandarin Chinese.

education

Little Friends Newbie

If your height, hair color, eyelashes, and big feet somehow don’t scare off the kiddo cowering behind his mother’s leg, you might find yourself with a new little friend. So either you confuse him even more by throwing in what you’ve learned up ‘til now (see: taxi lingo, mild insults) or ask him that age-old question that always gets you an answer in the form of fingers. In this podcast, you will learn how to use Mandarin Chinese to ask someone how old they are.

children, greetings, age

土飞机上天 Media

看着飞行员驾驶飞机,你羡慕吗?听到美国、俄罗斯、中国的航天员进入了太空,你向往吗?如果你够富有,你就可以进行一次奢侈的太空旅行。那么如果你够聪明,你会有自己造一架飞机的念头吗?你有勇气驾驶它飞一圈吗?别奇怪,有人这样做了。在中国的浙江有一部分人带着这样的 “飞天”梦想勇敢地“飞”起来了。 来源链接:浙江“土飞机上天”涉嫌非法飞行 | 媒体MP3文件

法律, 新闻,

The Doggy Bag Elementary

Oh sure – you come over with a good 6 inches on the average Chinese person, thinking that half-a-foot will make you the leader in FAT (Food Acquisition Tolerance), but that egg you’re eyeing is about to be on your face. They can put it away; you can’t. So either concede culinary conquest, or hide behind that doggy bag. You don’t know how to ask for one in Mandarin? We do. Listen to this podcast to learn how.

food

古怪食物 Advanced

一桌子的食物摆在你的面前,有穿山甲、猫头鹰、猫、天鹅、娃娃鱼、蛇、蜥蜴等等,你会怀疑是不是来到动物园了吗?这些可爱的动物们有时会被人们搬上餐桌成为“盘中餐”。以前广东人就特别爱好办这样的“动物大会”。如今,动物保护法让他们的饮食习惯发生了很大的变化。今天我们走进的是古怪食物的世界,一起来说说各自对吃野味的看法。

diet, ethics, Chinese medicine

Views on the News Upper Intermediate

“CCTV” is all the news here – not the “When Russell Crowe Goes Bad” type of CCTV, but the actual conglomerate of news stations. If you live here, you’ll learn to love it… well, most of it (read: Dashan adverts). So how about a newsworthy lesson in Mandarin Chinese on viewing habits? In this podcast, you’ll learn to talk about the tube, as well as learn how to talk about some current events in Mandarin Chinese.

news

How embarrassing! Elementary

Yes – we’ve prepared you for the language side of things, but there are some situations that just can’t be prepared for (see: using an “Eastern toilet” in a cocktail dress). So perhaps being able to react appropriately would at least slow down that rush of red to your cheeks? In this podcast, we’ll aid you in admitting embarrassment in Mandarin Chiense.

food, feelings

MBA在中国的发展 Advanced

MBA年薪百万,年轻有为,当许许多多令人羡慕的帽子戴在MBA头上的时候,你们疯狂地追逐过吗?你们有加入他们的念头吗?你觉得MBA真的有大家想的那么美好吗?你能想象在许多年以后满大街走着的都是MBA吗?这几年有许多的年轻人抱着MBA的梦想走出国门,或花了大把的钱在国内各学校读书,他们会成功吗?MBA在中国的发展越来越引起大家的注意,今天我们就来讨论讨论MBA的发展和前景吧。

MBA, business, education, study, career, 教育, 商务

No, thank you! Newbie

Any stroll down Wangfujing or Nanjing Lu will tell you the shops aren’t the only ones selling. Constant “hallo!’s” tailed with “bag?” “watch?” and “DVD?” will follow you no matter what you do to escape. So, either learn how to walk faster, master the “laowai lookaway,” or simply find a brilliant podcast that will teach you “no, thank you”, in Mandarin Chinese.

shopping

Cooking Wings Intermediate

Granted, it goes against everything we stand for (at least the Southern boy Granted, it goes against everything we stand for (at least the Southern boy who writes these), but in today’s oh-so-spicy podcast, we fire up the grammar grill and invite you to sit down, have a cold “pijiu” and join us as we give you a step-by-step lesson in Mandarin Chinese on how to cook wings – Chinese style.

food