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Ask Experts 004: Learning Chinese Online with Chinese Teacher Charles Cai

3/3/2017
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In a number of our previous Podcasts I’ve previously recommended Italki, a platform to find online language teachers. As technology is developing, it’s now very easy and convenient to find language teachers and tutors to meet your learning needs. Yet, just how you make the most of your online classes is essential to your studies. ... Read Post The post Ask Experts 004: Learning Chinese Online with Chinese Teacher Charles Cai appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:44:35

Ask Experts 003: Albert Wolfe on learning Mandarin Chinese through music, books, daily life in China and if he had to start all over again!

1/2/2017
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I’m very pleased to welcome Albert Wolfe to this week’s Podcast interview. Albert is an expert and quite a “star” in the Mandarin Chinese learning world and I have been following his blog LaowaiChinese.net(老外中文)for quite a long time. Albert now lives in Guangzhou, China. We covered a plethora of topics in this session, including his ... Read Post The post Ask Experts 003: Albert Wolfe on learning Mandarin Chinese through music, books, daily life in China and if he had to start all over...

Duration:00:32:12

230: Talking about good and bad news in Mandarin Chinese

12/30/2016
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Life is full of ups and downs and some people believe that for every piece of good news there is some bad or not so good news coming your way. However, often the bad news is not so serious and can easily be overcome—leaving you to focus on the good news such as passing an ... Read Post The post 230: Talking about good and bad news in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:50

229: Fixing technical problems in Mandarin Chinese

12/29/2016
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Computers and their associated software are the mainstay of office working life—in fact, it’s hard to imagine how we managed to work without them! Yet, now and then, malfunctions occur and this may be with the hardware or, more likely, the software which is susceptible to virus or malware applications. Then, just who do you ... Read Post The post 229: Fixing technical problems in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:11:14

Ask Experts 002: Learning Mandarin Chinese online, living and working in China, plus so much more with Ivan Batishchev from Italki!

12/25/2016
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Welcome to another Podcast interview! Today’s guest is Ivan Batishchev who is a PR and digital communications executive from Italki. Ivan lives and works in Shanghai, China and can speak 5 languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, German and, of course, Mandarin Chinese! In this interview, he shares lots of his interesting experiences and stories about his ... Read Post The post Ask Experts 002: Learning Mandarin Chinese online, living and working in China, plus so much more with Ivan...

Duration:00:59:37

225: How to talk about a job promotion in Mandarin Chinese

11/11/2016
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The job market in China is very competitive and employers are always looking out for new, capable staff. It’s very tempting to change jobs for more money, or if you think you will have better promotion prospects in another company. Learn how to discuss in Mandarin Chinese about your career plans or listen to a ... Read Post The post 225: How to talk about a job promotion in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:23

223: How to talk about your fears in Mandarin Chinese

11/9/2016
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We all have things we like and enjoy; but what about those things which we don’t like—or are, maybe, even a little bit scared or fearful about doing? Talking about them with friends or colleagues in Mandarin Chinese can help us compare different views about our fears and worries—whether they be about heights or being ... Read Post The post 223: How to talk about your fears in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:45

222: How to describe different kinds of performing arts

11/8/2016
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There is such a wide variety of performing arts activities which can be enjoyed in China, such as ballet, opera, theatre—but not everyone likes the same thing; indeed, we all have favourites. Can you talk about your favourites in Mandarin Chinese, but also let other people know which ones you don’t like—and maybe why you ... Read Post The post 222: How to describe different kinds of performing arts appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:54

220: Describing technology in the future in Mandarin Chinese

11/4/2016
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The way technology is moving so rapidly, soon many appliances and machines will be able to do tasks previously undertaken by humans. This is a hot topic and many people in China like to debate the pros and cons; many are for progress but some are concerned about the robotisation of society. Be sure you ... Read Post The post 220: Describing technology in the future in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:08:16

219: How to tell your zodiac sign in Mandarin Chinese

11/3/2016
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Astrology has fascinated people all over the world for many years. Many Chinese people strongly believe in the zodiac or star signs assigned to themselves or others. If you can talk about the zodiac in Mandarin Chinese, you’ll be sure to learn lots of interesting facts about the characteristics of different people—and then you can ... Read Post The post 219: How to tell your zodiac sign in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:09:01

218: Talking about flowers in Mandarin Chinese

11/2/2016
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It is said that flowers can express a thousand words. Giving flowers to a loved one can mean so much. If you can order in Mandarin Chinese some special flowers to someone who is close to you, you will be sure to be well appreciated, and maybe cement your relationship forever! Of course, you need ... Read Post The post 218: Talking about flowers in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:08:31

216: How to talk about animals in Mandarin Chinese

10/31/2016
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China is famous for its wide variety of animal life—none more so than the giant panda which has become world renowned. Zoos and wildlife parks are popular attractions so it’s well worth learning to talk in Mandarin Chinese about visiting one and speaking about the various animals you night see there. You never know you ... Read Post The post 216: How to talk about animals in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:08:08

215: How to talk about famous places of historical interest in Mandarin Chinese

10/20/2016
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China is a fascinating country to both foreigners and locals. There are so many famous places of historical interest to see and visit—all spread out throughout this huge country. It takes some considerable time to get around and see all of the attractions, unless you spend a few months travelling from region to region. Something ... Read Post The post 215: How to talk about famous places of historical interest in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:49

214: How to talk about ordering drinks in Mandarin Chinese

10/13/2016
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Most people like to drink when they are out socialising and having fun. Yet more and more people are realising the dangers of driving when they have had too much to drink, and abstain from alcoholic beverages. It’s a great topic to be able to talk about with your colleagues in Mandarin Chinese—and make sure ... Read Post The post 214: How to talk about ordering drinks in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:53

213: How to talk about Macau and gambling in Mandarin Chinese

10/12/2016
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Gambling is a very popular pastime in China. However, for most people, it’s necessary to go to Macau as, technically, gambling and betting is illegal in China. Macau is close to Hong Kong and has grown over the last 15 or so years to become both a mecca for gambling but also for entertainment. Might ... Read Post The post 213: How to talk about Macau and gambling in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:16

212: How to express regret in Mandarin Chinese

10/11/2016
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It’s so easy to look back on things which happened in the past, on decisions you have made…, and wish you could have had better foresight. Unfortunately, no-one can predict the future as, if they could, we’d all be millionaires! But reality means that we all make decisions we’d like to change—both business wise and ... Read Post The post 212: How to express regret in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:46

211: How to talk about before and after in Mandarin Chinese

10/10/2016
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There are times when you might be asked to recount past events. It might be to do with your career or other occurrences in your everyday life. So, we’re going to show you how to refer to the time before an event or action and after an event or action. Such Mandarin Chinese phrases will ... Read Post The post 211: How to talk about before and after in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:16

210: How to make comparisons in Mandarin Chinese

10/7/2016
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It’s a natural human tendency to compare: is it larger or smaller, or are they older or younger; richer or poorer; taller or shorter and so on. Learning how to use the right phrase or sentence structure will enable you to talk more effectively in Mandarin Chinese with your colleagues or friends when you want ... Read Post The post 210: How to make comparisons in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:08

209: How to talk about different kinds of food in Mandarin Chinese

10/6/2016
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Eating is one of the essentials of life. Now and then we all like to eat certain things; maybe we suddenly want to eat a special vegetable or fruit. Going to the market or the shopping centre to shop for groceries is great fun as we can pick exactly what we fancy. Join in the ... Read Post The post 209: How to talk about different kinds of food in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:15

208: Talking about dress code in Mandarin Chinese

10/5/2016
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Rightly or wrongly, people always judge others by their appearance. Therefore, especially for a company function or for other than a casual occasion it’s best to “dress-up” to make sure you portray the right image. Talking with your work colleagues or friends in Mandarin Chinese about what to wear will be a great help—so make ... Read Post The post 208: Talking about dress code in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:55