31 episodes

Welcome to Inspire Mandarin, it's Joyce from Taiwan!

Here you will hear authentic Taiwanese Mandarin!
This is a relaxing language podcast for intermediate to advanced Chinese learners!

Enjoy and stay tuned!

Follow me on Instagram: @inspire.mandarin
YouTube Channel: Inspire Mandarin
Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com

Inspire Mandarin Joyce from Taiwan

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to Inspire Mandarin, it's Joyce from Taiwan!

Here you will hear authentic Taiwanese Mandarin!
This is a relaxing language podcast for intermediate to advanced Chinese learners!

Enjoy and stay tuned!

Follow me on Instagram: @inspire.mandarin
YouTube Channel: Inspire Mandarin
Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com

    S1E30 How do you define your "job"?

    S1E30 How do you define your "job"?

    In this episode, we will talk about different definitions one has to his/her job.

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    Words for today:

    滿足 satisfy

    症候群 syndrome

    層次 level

    職業 occupation

    事業 career

    志業 calling

    熱情 enthusiasm

    透過 through

    升遷 promotion

    權力 power

    貢獻 contribute

    特定 specific

    神父 Priest

    消防員 firefighters

    使命感 sense of calling

    歸屬感 sense of belonging

    樂趣 pleasure

    意義 meaning

    擅長 good at

    熱愛 love

    湧現 emerge

    在乎 care

    支持 support

    幸福感 happiness

    建議 suggest

    解釋 explain

    發展 development

    領域 field

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    • 7 min
    S1E29 How is Kaohsiung and where to visit!

    S1E29 How is Kaohsiung and where to visit!

    In this episode, I interviewed Jason, a Taiwanese student who studies in Kaohsiung City. Hear what are the must-knows, and visit places in Kaohsiung!


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    Words for today:

    高雄 Kaohsiung

    研究所 graduate School

    念書 study

    天氣 weather

    飲食 diet

    偏甜 sweeter

    調味料 seasoning

    地區 region

    知名景點 well-known attractions

    高鐵 high-speed rail

    造景 landscaping

    地標 landmark

    吸引人 attractive

    環境優美 beautiful environment

    燈光 lights

    散步 take a walk

    渡輪 ferry

    跨年活動 New Year's Eve activities

    搭船 take a boat

    商圈 shopping district

    購物 shopping

    交通 traffic

    依賴 rely on

    輕軌 light Rail

    密集 dense

    藝術展 art exhibition

    塗鴉 graffiti

    街頭藝術 street art

    轉運站 transfer station

    攝影 photography

    遊樂園 amusement park

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    Transcripts are available now! Come and practice transcribing with other listeners, join Inspire Mandarin Learner Group on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiremandarin

    Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl

    • 13 min
    S1E28 US suffers bubble tea drought?

    S1E28 US suffers bubble tea drought?

    In this episode, we’re going to look into a piece of interesting news talking about how people reacted when the raw material shipment for bubble tea shops in the US got stuck in port.

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    Words for today:

    珍珠 pearl

    缺貨 out of stock

    飲料店 beverage shop

    崩潰 mental breakdown

    製作 make

    卡住了 stuck

    港口 port

    海關 customs

    麻煩 troublesome

    顧客 customer

    根本 fundamentally

    耐心 patience

    畢竟 after all

    原物料 raw material

    短缺 shortage

    暫時的 temporary

    情況 situation

    疫情 epidemic

    原因 reason

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    Transcripts are available now!
    Come and practice transcribing with other listeners, join Inspire Mandarin Learner Group on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiremandarin

    Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl

    • 7 min
    S1E27 A wish list from Apple customers

    S1E27 A wish list from Apple customers

    In this episode, we will look into a piece of interesting news about what features loyal customers of iPhone would like to see in the future new model.

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    Words for today:

    忠實的 loyal

    粉絲 fans

    果粉 Apple fans

    許願清單 wish list

    預測 prediction

    特色 feature

    瀏海 bangs

    額頭 forehead

    百分之十五  15%

    縮小 minify

    解鎖 unlock

    疫情 epidemic

    口罩 face mask

    豆腐頭 Apple charger

    充電器 charger

    四四方方的 boxy

    提供 provide

    電池容量 battery capacity

    持久 lasting

    升級 upgrade

    調查 survey

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    • 9 min
    S1E26 Star Wars Day in Taipei

    S1E26 Star Wars Day in Taipei

    In this episode, we are going to see how big the Star Wars Day activity is in Taipei 101, may the “fourth” be with you!

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    Words for today:

    經典 classic

    新聞 news

    星戰日 Star Wars Day

    願原力與你同在 May the force be with you

    星際大戰 Star Wars

    影迷 movie fan

    戲服 costume

    粉絲 fans

    活動 activity

    網路上 on the internet

    手扶梯 escalator

    慶祝活動 celebrations

    猜猜看 guess

    主題 theme

    力量 power

    參加 participate

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    • 8 min
    S1E25 Is this a good present?

    S1E25 Is this a good present?

    In this episode, I used an interesting situational question, that is what would you buy as a Mother's Day gift for your mom? And I talked about different considerations that might come up... Enjoy!

    這是個好禮物嗎? Is this a good present?
    Words for today:
    節日 festival
    母親節 Mother's Day
    智慧型手錶  smartwatch
    訊息 message
    不一定 It depends.
    高科技 high tech
    適合 suitable for
    功能 function
    慢跑 jogging
    路線 route
    成就感 sense of accomplishment
    內建 built-in
    牌子/品牌 brand
    基本的 basic
    測量 measure
    心律 heart rate
    壓力 stress
    監督 supervise
    身體狀況 physical conditions
    價格 price
    買得起的 affordable
    剛剛好的 just right
    顏色 color
    錶帶 watchband

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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

HeyКлей ,

Excellent!

Wonderful podcast with Taiwanese Mandarin - like listening to the friend I wish I had there. 太感謝了!

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