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Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.
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United States

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Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.

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English


Episodes

CBC 1.40 | Huānyíng nǐ zàlái Zhōngguó!

3/27/2019
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It's time for the final lesson in this series of Coffee Break Chinese and Mark is about to leave China. He and Hongyu have a chat about what they've done during the visit and reflect on how much Mark has learned. As ever, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help you understand the conversation in full. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like...

Duration:00:30:49

CBC 1.39 | Nǐ xiǎng qù wǒ biǎomèi de shēngrì jùhuì ma?

3/13/2019
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In this penultimate episode of Season 1 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark meets some members of Hongyu's family at his younger cousin's birthday party. This gives him a great opportunity to put his Mandarin to the test and learn some new vocabulary too. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like...

Duration:00:25:47

CBC 1.38 | Wǒ de péngyǒu shēngbìng le, tā hěn bù shūfu

2/28/2019
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In this lesson, Mark is feeling a bit under the weather during his trip to China. He and Hongyu head to the pharmacy for some advice and some medicine. As usual, Crystal is on hand to help you understand the Chinese language in the recorded conversations. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes...

Duration:00:20:28

CBC 1.37 | Jīntiān tiānqì búcuò, wǒmen qù Chángchéng!

2/13/2019
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We have an exciting episode of Coffee Break Chinese for you today, as Mark and Hongyu have finally made it to Chángchéng, the Great Wall of China. In this lesson you'll build your understanding of Chinese by reviewing previously learned vocabulary and acquiring new expressions and structures. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the...

Duration:00:20:37

CBC 1.36 | Zhèbiān qǐng, shìyījiān zài nà biān

1/30/2019
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In this lesson Mark and Hongyu are going shopping. In the first shop, Mark wants to buy some postcards, and in the second shop Mark is looking for a new shirt. This lesson gives us the opportunity to review shopping vocabulary and will help you practise the transactional words and phrases covered in previous lessons. As usual, Crystal is in the studio to help you understand everything. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the...

Duration:00:23:37

CBC 1.35 | Nín xūyào shénme bāngzhù?

1/17/2019
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One of the most common experiences for any tourist visiting a foreign country is having to ask for information. In episode 35 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark and Hongyu go to a tourist information office to ask for for information about a particular tourist attraction in Beijing, practising vocabulary learned in previous lessons. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help us understand everything. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be...

Duration:00:21:44

CBC 1.34 | Zhèr de bāozi hěn hǎochī!

12/19/2018
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese we join Hongyu and Mark at breakfast in the hotel where they get talking to another hotel guest and her son. We'll take the opportunity to review vocabulary associated with ordering food and learn about some cultural aspects of eating breakfast in China. Crystal is on hand in the studio to help Mark understand everything. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay...

Duration:00:24:41

CBC 1.33 | Zhè shì nín de fáng kǎ.

11/21/2018
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It's time for another episode of Coffee Break Chinese and in this lesson Mark is checking into his hotel in Beijing, using many of the structures covered in previous lessons. Hongyu is on hand to help Mark in China, and Crystal is in the studio "after the event", discussing the language used in the lesson. This is a great opportunity to review vocabulary and grammar points associated with the topic of checking into a hotel. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons,...

Duration:00:22:04

CBC 1.32 | Nin qu shizongxin nali?

10/23/2018
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese, Crystal and Mark continue to follow Mark's progress as he puts his Chinese into practice in China. Mark is making his way into Beijing from the airport and Hongyu helps him prepare for a conversation at the airport information desk. Mark then enquires about the best way to travel into the city - and hopefully manages to get the information he needs! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in...

Duration:00:22:56

CBC 1.31 | Huānying ni laidao Zhongguo!

9/24/2018
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It's time to put into practice what we've learned so far in the course, and Mark has arrived in China where he meets his friend Hongyu who will be his guide during this stay in Beijing. In this episode Mark arrives at the airport and he and Hongyu talk about what they're looking forward to. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit...

Duration:00:22:46

CBC 1.30 | Course Review

9/3/2018
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We've reached a milestone in Coffee Break Chinese with lesson 30 and in this lesson Crystal puts Mark - and our listeners - to the test with a marathon translation test covering all the topics of the course so far. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access...

Duration:00:41:44

CBC 1.29 | Describing people in Mandarin Chinese

8/15/2018
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In this episode you'll learn how to describe people in Chinese. You'll learn various adjectives to describe people physically and talk about hair and eye colour. We'll put this to the test by challenging you to identify some famous people from their descriptions in Chinese, and you'll be able to see how much you've understood of the lesson. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the...

Duration:00:29:12

CBC 1.28 | Talking about likes and dislikes in Chinese

8/1/2018
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to talk about your likes and dislikes. You'll start by continuing on from where we left off in lesson 27, and learn to talk about whether or not you like your job. You'll then learn more ways to say what you like and what you don't like, and this topic is always useful for making conversation with native speakers. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just...

Duration:00:25:30

CBC 1.27 | Talking about your job in Mandarin Chinese

5/23/2018
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to talk more about yourself, specifically by talking about your job, where you work, what you do and where you'd like to work if you didn't have your current job! Crystal provides some interesting information about Chinese work ethic, and you'll be able to practise your Mandarin with the help of a conversation about jobs. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed....

Duration:00:25:55

CBC 1.26 | Talking about why you're visiting China

4/23/2018
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to increase your range of expression to deal with conversations when visiting China and explaining why you're there, how long you're there for, and how long you've been learning Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio...

Duration:00:29:42

CBC 1.25 | Dealing with emergencies in Mandarin Chinese

3/28/2018
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In this episode you'll learn to deal with emergencies in Chinese. Needless to say, we hope you never have to use this language, but it's useful to know nonetheless! You'll learn to talk about losing wallets, reporting stolen passports and asking for help in various situations. You'll be ready for all eventualities by the time you've listened to this episode! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay...

Duration:00:26:24

CBC 1.24 | Making phone calls and using the Internet in Chinese

3/21/2018
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In this lesson you'll learn the words and phrases needed to make phone calls and use the internet in Mandarin Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow...

Duration:00:24:18

CBC 1.23 | A visit to the pharmacy

3/1/2018
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese we're taking the topic of illnesses and ailments a stage further with a visit to the pharmacy where you'll learn to describe your symptoms and understand the advice given to you by the pharmacist. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio...

Duration:00:28:19

CBC 1.22 | Parts of the body and dealing with illnesses in Chinese

1/31/2018
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When you're travelling things don't always go according to plan and you may have to visit a doctor or pharmacist. In this lesson you'll learn the words for various parts of the body in Chinese, and to explain that you're feeling unwell. By the end of this episode you'll be able to explain to a doctor or pharmacist which part of your body is sore and if you have any other symptoms. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the...

Duration:00:25:07

CBC 1.21 | Talking about the weather in Chinese

1/17/2018
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In this episode you'll learn to talk about the weather in Mandarin. By the end of the lesson you'll be able to use the words and phrases for different meteorological conditions and understand a weather forecast in Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can...

Duration:00:27:40