The Latest Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons


Latest Lessons



Jump On the Forum How to Use ChinesePod

Have you used the Forum yet? Have a question? Want to engage with other ChiensePodsters? That's what the Forum is for!

learning, Forums, Interactive Learning, category, video, how to, how to use ChinesePod


Buying pants 买裤子 Pre Intermediate

In this lesson, we discuss our favorite pastime: shopping! We review various places one can go shopping. We learn about different kinds of pants and how to describe the kind of pants you want to buy. These descriptions include size and length, and style. While discussion pants we find two pictophonetic Chinese characters.

clothes, clothing, mall, shop, jeans, video

Making the Ordinary Life Seem Romantic Part 2 Advanced

We are very blessed to be able to present this second lesson with the columnist, Xiao Yao, from China. 肖遥-美学硕士,专栏作家,研究方向:西方美学,巴赫金狂欢理论、福柯后现代主义美学、海德格尔存在哲学、梅洛.庞蒂身体美学; 曾在南方都市报、新华网、南方周末、羊城晚报、华商报、深圳商报、济南时报、郑州晚报、安庆晚报、合肥晚报、华商报、西安晚报、温州商报、温州都市报等全国20多家媒体做专栏,给《中国新闻周刊》、《三联生活周刊》、《读者》等杂志供稿。内容包括职场、亲子、情感等各个方面。 曾发表多篇小说。代表作:中篇小说《灯夜》, 中篇童话《小鸡毛三》,学术论文《林格伦童话的狂欢美学》。 In Part 1, she encouraged us to break from our routines and be wary of seductive Internet advertising. In this second part, she gives us an example of traditional marketing as it was done within China's upper class. Sit in with us on this lesson as we observe a master artist/marketer work with his customer.

friends, internet, marketing, internet advertising

Characters - The New Co-Worker Pre Intermediate

Writing Chinese Characters shouldn't be overwhelming! In this video, we break down the key characters found in the intermediate lesson The New Co-Worker.

Chinese character, writing chinese

The 5 "W" Questions Newbie

Asking Questions you need to know these five pronouns: who, what, when, where, and why.

questions, who, what, when, where, why

Making the Ordinary Life Seem Romantic Part 1 Advanced

We are very honored to have the successful columnist, Xiao Yao, from China, share this lesson with us. 肖遥-美学硕士,专栏作家,研究方向:西方美学,巴赫金狂欢理论、福柯后现代主义美学、海德格尔存在哲学、梅洛.庞蒂身体美学; 曾在南方都市报、新华网、南方周末、羊城晚报、华商报、深圳商报、济南时报、郑州晚报、安庆晚报、合肥晚报、华商报、西安晚报、温州商报、温州都市报等全国20多家媒体做专栏,给《中国新闻周刊》、《三联生活周刊》、《读者》等杂志供稿。内容包括职场、亲子、情感等各个方面。 曾发表多篇小说。代表作:中篇小说《灯夜》, 中篇童话《小鸡毛三》,学术论文《林格伦童话的狂欢美学》。 In this lesson, she offers insightful tips regarding the evolution of social media from mere places to socialize into arenas of both hard and soft sales pitches competing for advertising dollars. In Part 1, she encourages us to break from our routine, commercialized lives and to slow down and enjoy life to its fullest.

advertising, internet, friends, commercialization

The New Coworker Intermediate

In this lesson, we hear two ladies gossiping about a new coworker who they haven't yet met. We will listen in as one asks questions about the new employee. Grace and Jenny review how to ask questions about another person. They also discuss how to let someone know when you are impressed with their accomplishments.

video, co-workers, department, production

Donald Trump Declares U.S. Exit from the JCPOA (Iran Deal) Upper Intermediate

In this lesson, we cover a current political issue and teach you some vocabulary that might come in handy. Interested in discussing some recent policy decisions with your friends? Check out our latest lesson to learn some of the vocabulary you've heard in the news.

policy, diplomacy

More Measure Words 更多量词 [ATWTI 30] Newbie

  In this lesson, we continue with Chinese measure words. While you learned some useful ones in the previous lesson, there are even more to go. Follow along and expand your vocabulary. Make sure to watch the previous lesson, if you haven't done so! Introducing Measure Words 基本量词 [ATWTI 29] If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate In addition, you'll find some supplementary lessons on classifiers here: ELEMENTARY Important Measure Words for Food and Drink All About Measure Words Measure Word Fundamentals: 个,只,条,张 Measure Words for Counting People Pens and Notebooks Do Your Measure Words Measure Up? INTERMEDIATE Measure Words for Animals Pair, Set, Match 双, 副, 对 , 套 Measure Words for Food UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Measure Words for Verbs 动量词

measure words, classifier, video, ATWTI

Introducing Measure Words 基本量词 [ATWTI 29] Newbie

  In this lesson, we introduce Chinese measure words. In Chinese, most numbered nouns are preceded by specific measure words. These are also known as classifiers. Take a look at our lesson where we introduce the first batch of these important words. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

measure words, ATWTI, video, classifier

Using "Can" 会、能、可以 [ATWTI 28] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on how the verb "can" is used in Chinese and the different situations it can be used in. Talk about being able do something or about receiving permission to attempt something. Learn how to make more complex sentences in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

can, asking questions, ATWTI, video

Asking Prices in Chinese with 多少 [ATWTI 27] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on asking questions about prices with a popular question format with 多少. How to ask how much something costs? Finally put your hard-learned numbers to use. Learn how to have a conversation about prices in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

price, asking questions, shopping, video, ATWTI

Phone Numbers 电话号码/電話號碼 in Chinese [ATWTI 26] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on talking about phone numbers in Chinese. How to ask someone for their phone number? How to let someone know what your number is? We cover all the tips and tricks in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

phone, numbers, ATWTI, video

Telling Time in Chinese [ATWTI 25] Newbie

  In this lesson, we focus on talking about time in Chinese. How to reference different times of the day (Morning, Afternoon) and how to mention specific time in the structure: Hour 点/點 Minutes 分. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate

time, ATWTI, video

Talking About Dates in Chinese [ATWTI 24] Newbie

  In this lesson, learn how to talk about dates in Chinese. Tell people when is your birthday and learn to discuss events from today, tomorrow and yesterday. Talk about the dates of the month or days of the week. Make sure to see other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links.

date, week, birthday, time, ATWTI, video, month

Using Ordinal Numbers in Chinese [ATWTI 23] Newbie

  In this lesson, we will go over ordinal numbers. Follow along and learn how to describe the order of items and events or more! Make sure to see other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice area for more links.

order, ATWTI, video

Using Numbers in Chinese [ATWTI 22] Newbie

  In this lesson, we learn how to use numbers in Chinese. Be sure to watch our previous videos on how to ask questions. This video will help you understand the answers! Remember to check out the practice tab for more lessons.

numbers, ATWTI, video

一带一路 Part 2 Advanced

“一带一路”是如今全球最热门的话题之一,中国政府抱持着互利共荣的态度,要重新建立起海上与陆上的新丝路,让东西方、欧亚洲能更多更好地彼此交流,今天要带中文播客的高级班同学一起来听听这个第一手的资料,也就是习主席所说明的一带一路的期许与目标。

Silk Road, politics, trade