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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 1.28 | 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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:27:40

CBC 1.20 | Halfway there!

9/22/2017
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This lesson marks the end of the first half of the Coffee Break Chinese Season 1 course, and we're taking the opportunity to review much of the vocabulary and structures learned in the first 20 lessons through a series of conversations in different situations. 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...

Duration:00:27:48

CBC 1.19 | Talking the train in China

9/4/2017
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In this lesson of Coffee Break Chinese you'll be learning about train travel in China. You'll learn to book your tickets in advance and request the particular type of ticket and seat you require. There's also a cultural segment about travel in China. 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...

Duration:00:28:48

CBC 1.18 | Getting around the town

8/16/2017
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​In this lesson of Coffee Break Chinese we're looking at the topic of getting around the town. You'll develop your range of vocabulary for asking for directions - and understanding the answers - and you'll learn more vocabulary and structures to help you deal with public transport in China. 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...

Duration:00:31:39

CBC 1.17 | Tourist Information in Chinese

8/3/2017
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​In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to ask questions in the tourist information office or at your hotel. We take the time topic further by looking at more complex times like "half past" and "quarter to", and we also cover opening and closing times. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to ask questions like "what can you do here?" and say what you'd like to visit, and you'll understand the Mandarin responses you may hear in reply. This is the perfect lesson to study...

Duration:00:32:43

CBC 1.16 | Shopping in Chinese

7/19/2017
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This episode of Coffee Break Chinese focuses on the topic of shopping. You'll learn to say that you'd like to buy souvenirs, postcards, stamps and lots more. You'll also learn to say that you're just looking. By the end of this lesson you'll be ready to shop for souvenirs and other useful items on your trip to China. If you use our bonus materials, there's also a special conversation in the bonus lesson which will teach you to haggle in Chinese to make sure you get the best price in a...

Duration:00:27:15

CBC 1.15 | Numbers, days, dates and time

7/6/2017
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In this lesson we'll be putting what we've previously learned about counting in Mandarin into practise by learning the days of the week, the months of the year, and how to tell the time. All of these topics are based around the numbers, so you'll quickly learn this new vocabulary and how to put it to use.

Duration:00:29:36

CBC 1.14 | Checking into a hotel

6/21/2017
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​One of the great things about learning any language is the fact that you begin to see that many constructions can be reused in different contexts. With the help of some new vocabulary in this lesson for talking about hotel rooms, reservations and room keys, you'll see that you can use the structures you've already learned in this new context. You'll learn to say you have a reservation (or that you don't have a reservation!) and to specify the type of room you would like. By the time...

Duration:00:24:26

CBC 1.13 | More food and drinks

6/7/2017
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In this lesson you'll put the language learned in previous lessons into practice with a restaurant dialogue and you'll also learn to order beer and wine in Mandarin. You'll need to be very careful when ordering "báijiǔ" which literally means something like "white wine", but is definitely not the "white wine" you would expect! 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...

Duration:00:25:34

CBC 1.12 | Destination: Chinese Restaurant

5/24/2017
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It's time to learn how to order food in a Chinese restaurant using Mandarin. You'll learn various words and phrases to help you get a table, ask for a menu in English and if you're struggling with chopsticks you can ask for a knife and fork. You'll also learn to talk about typical food - everything from egg fried rice to chicken chow mein! 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:00:27:48

CBC 1.11 | Ordering drinks in Mandarin

5/10/2017
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In this lesson you'll learn to order drinks in a Chinese café or tea house. In addition to building your vocabulary for common drinks in Mandarin, you'll also learn the structures used to ask for things. You'll quickly find how easy it is to reuse these structures in other situations, and before long you'll be ready to order a cup of jasmine tea, a mineral water and lots more! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast...

Duration:00:26:04

CBC 1.10 | Review episode

4/19/2017
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In this lesson you'll see how much you've learned in the first unit of the course. You'll listen to a conversation in which Mark and Crystal play two characters who meet each other at a conference in Beijing university. You'll be amazed at how much you understand, and there's also some new vocabulary in this lesson too. 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...

Duration:00:25:02

CBC 1.09 | Talking about languages and language problems in Mandarin Chinese

4/12/2017
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In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to say that you can speak a little Chinese. You'll also learn to talk about the other languages you speak, and to deal with language problems. By the end of the lesson you'll be able to ask people to speak more slowly, to repeat, and to say that you don't understand. 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...

Duration:00:25:02