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00:00:00 2014-12-10
Following are the words we've talked about in this show.   选举 xuǎn jǔ: election 九合一 jiǔ hé yī: 9 in 1 拜票 bài piào: asking for votes 热情 rè qíng: passion 村干部 cūn gàn bù: vill...
00:00:00 2014-11-26
Following are the words we've talked about in this show.国际 guó jì: international段子 duàn zi: joke, parody雾霾 wù mái: smog伸手不见五指 shēn shǒu bú jiàn wǔ zhǐ: too dark to see one's own ...
30:32 2014-10-22
Today we talk about 双十节 shuāng shí jiē, the day that commenmorates the founding of the Republic of China in 1911. Don't miss the show as our hosts from both sides of the straits get into some fascinating discussion about the history and rel...
34:55 2014-10-15
Keywords and phrases used in the show:  娱乐界 yú lè jiè:showbiz 个性 gè xìng:personality 姐弟恋 jiě dì liàn:love affair between an older woman and a yonger man 分手 fēn shǒu:break...
42:00 2014-10-01
Following are the words we've talked about in today's show. 冰桶挑战 bīng tǒng tiāo zhàn: ice bucket challenge接受 jiē shòu: to accept批评 pī píng: criticism渐冻人 jiàn dòng rén: ALS patient肌肉...
33:27 2014-09-25
This week Jenny and Fiona talk about the recent Alibaba IPO, China's obsession with Apple products and a few web services you need to know in China. Here's a list of key words used in the show:   科技 kē jì : technology网络公司 wǎ...
30:54 2014-09-18
Following are the words we've talked about in this episode. 好莱坞 hǎo lái wū: Hollywood手提电脑 shǒu tí diàn nǎo: laptop纯洁 chún jié: pure; chastity下流 xià liú: indecency富二代 fù...
27:21 2014-09-11
Key words used in the show: 月饼 yuè bǐng: moon cake 烧烤 shāo kǎo: barbecue 海鲜 hǎi xiān: seafood 跟团 gēn tuán: to follow a group 说走就走 shuō zǒu jiù zǒu: to leave and really mean it; to leave immediately 旅...
28:06 2014-09-03
Following are the words we talked about in today's show. 明星 míng xīng:celebrity 涉毒 shè dú:be involved in drugs 打击 dǎ jī:strike 波 bō:wave 严禁 yán jìn: strictly prohibit 大麻 dà m&aa...
24:59 2014-08-20
Following are the words we've talked about in this show. 配得上 pèideshàng: be good enough for 优越感 yōuyuègǎn: superiority feeling 躺枪 tǎngqiāng: accusation on innocent person 小白脸 xiǎobáiliǎn: gigolo 潮...
29:34 2014-08-13
Following are the key players in the Chinese tech scene: 百度 bǎi dù : www.baidu.com 腾讯 téng xùn : www.tencent.com 微信 wēi xìn : weixin.qq.com 微博 wēi bó : weibo.com 阿里巴巴 ā lǐ bā bā : www.aliba...
36:34 2014-08-06
Words used in the show:食品安全 shí pǐn ān quán: food saft供货商 gonghuoshang supplier 飞机失事 fēi jī shī shì: plane crash高雄 gāo xióng: [city name, located in southern Taiwan]瓦斯爆炸 wǎ sī bà...
41:04 2014-07-26
Here's a list of words and phrases used in the show:爆红 bào hóng : super popular人字拖 rén zì tuō : flip-flop吃货 chī huò : foody点评 diǎn píng : comments长草 zhǎng cǎo : be interested in迷妹 m&...
33:31 2014-07-16
Here's a list of words and phrases used in the show:1) 混血 hùnxuě: mixed race2) 乡下 xiāngxià: rural3) 澎湖 pénghú: Penghu County, Taiwan4) 二三线城市 èrsānxiànchéngshì: second and thi...
24:37 2014-05-23
Here's a list of words and phrases used in the show:1) 高考 Gāokǎo: national college entrance exam2) 英语 Yīngyǔ: English3) 退出 Tuìchū: exit, quit4) 四级 Sì jí: level 4 in China's College English Test...
42:45 2014-05-13
Jenny and guests share their personal experience with drinking in China. Jenny also interviews Derek Sandhaus, author of Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits.Here's a list of words used in today's show:1) 白酒 Báijiǔ: baijiu2) 干...
30:33 2014-05-04
Here is a list of words used in the show: 1) 美剧 Měijù: American TV shows2) 下架 Xià jià: to go off shelf (to ban)3) 视频网站 Shìpín wǎngzhàn: video sites4) 审查 Shěnchá: censor5) 保护 Bǎoh...
27:58 2014-04-24
Here are some words and phrases used in the show: 结婚Jiéhūn: to get married 婚礼Hūnlǐ: wedding 城市Chéngshì: city 农村 Nóngcūn: countryside 新娘 Xīnniáng: groom 新郎 Xīnláng: bride 伴娘 B&agr...
27:22 2014-04-17
Here\'s a list of words and phrases used in today's show: 台湾 Táiwān: Taiwan 大陆 Dàlù: Mainland China 反服贸抗议 Fǎn fúmào kàngyì: anti service and trade agreement protest 茶叶蛋 Ch&aac...
30:34 2014-04-10
Here is a list of words and phrases we used in the show: 文章 (Wénzhāng): Wen Zhang (a Chinese actor) 马伊琍 (Mǎyīlí): Ma Yili (a Chinese actress) 劈腿 (Pītuǐ): two timer or have an extra marital affair 小三 (Xiǎosān): m...
49:53 2014-04-02
Here's a list of words used in today's show: 70后 70 Hòu: people born in the 70's 80后 80 Hòu: people born in the 80's 90后 90 Hòu: people born in the 90's 文革 Wéngé: The Cultural Revolution ...
39:26 2014-03-25
Here's a list of words mentioned in the show: 土豪 (Tǔháo): Beverley Hillbilly  吊丝 (Diào sī): average joe, loser 女神 (Nǚshén): goddess, a female sex symbol or a woman one admires 男神 (Nánshén): a mal...
21:33 2014-03-25
00:00:00 2014-03-19
Here is a list of Chinese words mentioned in the show: 计划生育(Jìhuà shēngyù): one child policy 独生子女 (Dúshēngzǐnǚ): only child 单独二胎 (Dāndúèrtāi): a new policy that allows couples to hav...
00:00:00 2014-03-14
New Culture Show [ ChinesePod Weekly ] The ChinesePod Weekly New Culture Show! Welcome to the ChinesePod Weekly, your chance to find out what's going on at ChinesePod this week! Hey Poddies, we're back with another installment of the ...
10:52 2014-03-04
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11:45 2014-02-19
忘了有多久--(I’ve forgotten how long it’s been)  再没听到你--(Since I've heard your voice)  对我说你最爱的故事--(Telling me your favorite story)  我想了很久--(I’ve been thinking about it for a whi...