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Newbie | Miss, Is This Yours?
Have you ever tried to talk to a stranger on the street? Maybe you’re trying to get someone’s attention because he dropped something on the floor or you just want to get a pretty girl’s number. No matter what the reason is, this lesson is going to be useful for you because Joe and Lyn will show you different ways to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know. Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/4313
Elementary | Furniture
“Come on over,” they say, “We’ve a furnished apartment for you!” “Great,” you think – until you get there. The bed is a foot and a half too small, and the chair doesn’t recline at all, making it hard to watch football. So what do you do, lazy boy? Learn how to sleep in the fetal position, or listen up to a lesson on furniture? In this podcast, learn by taking a trip to a furniture shop and picking out what you like, in Mandarin Chinese. Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/0274
Newbie | Weekend Appointments
In this lesson, you're going to learn how to ask people's weekend plans and how to say Häagen-Dazs in Chinese. See if you can spot it in the dialogue. Let's check it out! Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/4299
Elementary | Pregnancy
You know all the terms, from “bun in the oven” to “pregos,” so why not add another phrase to that wicked repertoire, and learn it in Mandarin? In this podcast, learn how to ask someone how far along they are, and to congratulate them. (For premium subscribers, we’ll also teach you how to apologize profusely for asking someone who isn’t, when she’s due.) Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/0269
Newbie | Taxi Conversations: Arriving at your Destination
More “Traveler’s Audio Phrase Book” phrases in Mandarin Chinese for you. In this podcast, we tackle arrivals. When your loyal taxi man gets you where you want to go, safe and sound, what’s left to do? Think you can ignore this lesson and get by with a simple point and “okay”? Nǎo zi huài le! Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/0065
Elementary | Past Experience With 过 guò
过/過/guò is a past experience marker in Chinese, but what does that mean, and how do we use it in conversation? Listen to this dialogue about a friend asking about a trip to Beijing, and whether of not they've had the experience of eating the famous Beijing Roast Duck. Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/3016
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