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165: How to talk about dilemmas in Mandarin Chinese

8/5/2016
Sometimes a dilemma will crop up and you are not quite sure of the right thing to do. If I do this, what will happen? If I do that, what are the consequences? Talking with friends about such dilemmas can, hopefully, help you reach the right decision and move forward in a positive way! In ... Read Post The post 165: How to talk about dilemmas in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:02

163: How to talk about different consequences in Mandarin Chinese

8/3/2016
Decisions, decisions. Life is full of them. Decisions such as: where and when shall I travel? What do I really want to see and do on my holiday? Who do I want to go with? Make sure you can discuss some options with your friends and colleagues… In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To ... Read Post The post 163: How to talk about different consequences in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:09:08

162: Discussing what sport should do in Mandarin Chinese

8/1/2016
Now and then, most people like to play sports—helps them get some exercise and keep fit! Of course, there are team sports and individual sports but it’s not always practical just to play certain sports if there are not enough people available! Learn how to choose a sport to play with your friends… In this ... Read Post The post 162: Discussing what sport should do in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:29

161: How to make a complaint in Mandarin Chinese

8/1/2016
When things are not quite right, or when the quality of something you recently bought isn’t very good, just what do you do? You have to make a complaint, but can you manage to do this? Or can you listen and understand when someone else is complaining? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) How ... Read Post The post 161: How to make a complaint in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:08:53

160: How to respond to surprising news in Mandarin Chinese

7/29/2016
Nothing anyone does should ever really surprise us! Yet, there are times when some news surprises us greatly—or even shocks us. Do you know how to react to comment on this type of news? Or even to be the one who tells the news in the first place? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) ... Read Post The post 160: How to respond to surprising news in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:34

159: Common Chinese Idioms in Mandarin Chinese

7/28/2016
Every language uses idioms to compare and express ideas more vividly. Get learning some common idioms and sound more like a native speaker. Then try them out on some of your friends and give them a surprise how competent you are in Mandarin! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To understand the meaning of ... Read Post The post 159: Common Chinese Idioms in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:24

158: How to talk about different kinds of games in Mandarin Chinese

7/27/2016
Who doesn’t love to play games in their spare time? Even though there are so many computer games available these days, many people still like to play traditional board games such as Monopoly or even play cards. Be sure you can join in the fun and discuss playing with your friends and colleagues. In this ... Read Post The post 158: How to talk about different kinds of games in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:50

157: How to talk about hopes in Mandarin Chinese

7/26/2016
Every parent wants the best for their child. Most like to plan their child’s education for them: whether studying in China or abroad. What if someone asks you about your ideas or, alternatively, you want to ask someone about their plans for their children? Be sure to be able to answer… In this Podcast, you ... Read Post The post 157: How to talk about hopes in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:00

156: How to talk about future career plans in Mandarin Chinese

7/25/2016
It’s always hard to work out your future plan as no-one can predict what’s going to happen. But at least you can try and prepare for your career by working on your education. Make sure you know how to talk about your studies and future plans; or ask someone about theirs. In this Podcast, you ... Read Post The post 156: How to talk about future career plans in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:41

155: How to talk about problems when travelling in Mandarin Chinese

7/22/2016
With so many people travelling these days, it’s no surprise that’s sometimes problems arise. These may be caused by the person(s) you are travelling with or the transport itself. If you can explain the issues or listen and understand when someone has problems, it’ll be that much easier all around! In this Podcast, you will ... Read Post The post 155: How to talk about problems when travelling in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:53

154: How to bargain in Mandarin Chinese

7/21/2016
As we all know, shopping is a very popular pastime in China. Bargaining is a key part of shopping, as who doesn’t love to get a bargain? Learn how to save money and find out about the strategy to get the best deal when you are out in the market. You’ll soon become an expert ... Read Post The post 154: How to bargain in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:37

153: How to talk about your recent experiences in Mandarin Chinese

7/20/2016
It’s good to keep in touch with friends and colleagues whom you may not have seen recently. Find out what they have been doing, and what news they have about themselves and their lives. Are you able to talk about some of your recent experiences? Or ask others about theirs? In this Podcast, you will ... Read Post The post 153: How to talk about your recent experiences in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:17

152: How to talk about transportation in Mandarin Chinese

7/19/2016
Getting around any city in China can be a challenge. Traffic will probably be busy most of the day, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. So, what’s the best way to get around? Ensure you can discuss or suggest some options with your colleagues and friends… In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) ... Read Post The post 152: How to talk about transportation in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:19

151: How to respond to compliments in Mandarin Chinese

7/18/2016
We all like to think that we have done a good job. It may be at work when your boss compliments you, or at home when we cook something special for someone special. Make sure you know how to give (and receive) compliments and make someone else happy! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) ... Read Post The post 151: How to respond to compliments in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:08:00

150: How to talk about dating in Mandarin Chinese

7/15/2016
If you are looking for a partner to date, maybe even marry, just how do you get started? Friends often like to match-make other friends as they think they know what type of man or woman is best for them. It’s something many people talk about, so ensure you can join in the conversation… In ... Read Post The post 150: How to talk about dating in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:23

149: How to talk about your job in Mandarin Chinese

7/14/2016
Unfortunately, most of us have to work for a living. There again, many of us enjoy our jobs. It’s usually nice to meet other people and join together to achieve things. Can you talk about your job, or maybe ask others what they do for a living? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To ... Read Post The post 149: How to talk about your job in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:06:29

148: How to talk about something which happened in the past in Mandarin Chinese

7/14/2016
We all love our memories! Every now and then we look back on things which happened to us in the past—both good and bad. It’s nice to reminisce sometimes, and great if you talk about your past experiences, plus listen to those of others! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) How to talk about ... Read Post The post 148: How to talk about something which happened in the past in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:17

147: How to introduce your family members in Mandarin Chinese

7/12/2016
Whether it is for long lost relatives or new boyfriends or girlfriends, sooner or later you’ll have to do some introductions. First impressions count for a lot, so it’s vital to know how to introduce people and get them comfortable with each other. In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To introduce a newcomer to ... Read Post The post 147: How to introduce your family members in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:08:31

146: How to handle a job interview in Mandarin Chinese

7/11/2016
Job interviews—almost everyone has had one at some time or another. But how do you explain about your background and achievements, and listen to and understand about what’s required in your new post? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) How to answer questions in an interview situation (ii) To explain about what your past ... Read Post The post 146: How to handle a job interview in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:07:54

145: How to talk about going out in Mandarin Chinese

7/8/2016
Just what do you do when you have some spare time? If you are not going out eating, instead you can go and do some exercise such as hiking or swimming—both very popular pastimes in China. So, why not invite some friends and colleagues and get together this weekend or on your next holiday? In ... Read Post The post 145: How to talk about going out in Mandarin Chinese appeared first on Learn Mandarin Now.

Duration:00:05:40