58 episodes

This podcast seeks to help you speak Chinese through intriguing stories. While you’re listening, don’t forget to “guess” the meanings of the unfamiliar words through the context provided, in order to get the "immersive learning experience."

If you’re new to this podcast, please start with the latest episode! These episodes are not arranged on a difficulty level. Feel free to jump into any episode topic that interests you the most!

Find Episode Archive here: https://freshjulie.medium.com/

Learn Chinese with Ju - An immersive Chinese learning experience Julie Chien

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

This podcast seeks to help you speak Chinese through intriguing stories. While you’re listening, don’t forget to “guess” the meanings of the unfamiliar words through the context provided, in order to get the "immersive learning experience."

If you’re new to this podcast, please start with the latest episode! These episodes are not arranged on a difficulty level. Feel free to jump into any episode topic that interests you the most!

Find Episode Archive here: https://freshjulie.medium.com/

    EP 59 | 旅遊, Travel plan - Do you prefer an unplanned spontaneous trip, or a thoroughly prepped one?

    EP 59 | 旅遊, Travel plan - Do you prefer an unplanned spontaneous trip, or a thoroughly prepped one?

    大家喜歡的旅遊方式都不一樣。有些人偏好完全沒有規劃的旅遊,覺得應該走到哪玩到哪,並且認為最重要的是一路上的驚喜。而有些人則偏好在旅遊前做好準備跟規劃,調查完當地的各種資料之後,再把行程排得滿滿滿。

    無論是偏好哪種,都有其道理。我在年輕的時候,偏好走到哪玩到哪的玩法,並且覺得一路上能結識不同的人,才是旅遊的樂趣所在。但是現在成為社會人之後,要請假出去旅遊本來就不容易,要在有限的時間內旅遊就使我變得比較有目的性。我現在出去旅遊很可能有兩個原因,一:為了要去遊覽當地的文物古蹟,二:單純想要躺在舒服的酒店休息。如果是為了第一個原因的話,那我就得事先做很多調查,比如當地的文化、博物館、歷史,這樣才能在旅遊的時候獲得最大的報酬。

    • 13 min
    EP 58|外賣, Delivery food - Is it morally wrong to order delivery food on Typhoon days?

    EP 58|外賣, Delivery food - Is it morally wrong to order delivery food on Typhoon days?

    颱風天到底能不能叫外賣?

    外賣平台餓了嗎,今天因為颱風的緣故,而停止上海部分區域的送餐。看到外賣小哥在大風大雨中送車搖搖晃晃,確實我也覺得在天氣惡劣的時候不應該叫外賣服務,增添外賣送貨人員的風險。

    但另一方面,我也看到了一個外賣小哥因為送貨單數不多,空閒時幫忙清理排水口的影片。在讚嘆他幫助排水做好事的同時,也不禁懷疑是不是因為像我這樣不想增添麻煩的心理,導致外賣小哥沒有單可以接。

    Medium link: https://freshjulie.medium.com/外賣-delivery-food-is-it-morally-wrong-to-order-delivery-food-on-typhoon-days-a4fe7f3a124f

    • 15 min
    EP 57 | 獨特, Unique — Unique Chinese internet ecosystem makes it hard for outsiders to navigate

    EP 57 | 獨特, Unique — Unique Chinese internet ecosystem makes it hard for outsiders to navigate

    最近有朋友連繫我,希望我能幫忙推薦中國的翻譯,以及做文字內容相關的人才。他表示,自己負責亞太區的內容,亞洲所有部分的內容都已經搞定了,就只剩中國區的,花了很多時間去處理,但卻怎麼都找不到人。
    在我跟他稍微簡介了中國的翻譯生態之後,確實自己也覺得,中國大陸的許多生態真的與各國不同。就單拿找翻譯人才這件事來說,在其他地方,大家可能會從Linkedin、Freelancer網站開始找,但是中國的譯者因為不使用這些網站,所以就算用了這些網站也找不到人。同樣地,就算是在世界各地通用的服務,在中國的使用者偏好也不同,故也就產生了獨特的環境。
    Medium link:https://freshjulie.medium.com/ep-獨特-unique-chinese-consumer-4a73c2a73710

    • 11 min
    EP 56 | 垃圾食物, Junk food — Junk food addict or victim of food scientist?

    EP 56 | 垃圾食物, Junk food — Junk food addict or victim of food scientist?

    今天我吃了同事送的蛋黃酥。儘管我知道蛋黃酥不健康,但是吃了一小口之後就停不下來。 這樣子「停不下來」很可能不是我的錯,有科學家表示,當人們在吃高糖、高油、高鹽的食物時,確實會出現上癮現象,並且會一口接一口不斷地吃,停不下來。而有許多食品製造商,就抓緊了這個原則,製造出讓人吃到「停不下來」的垃圾食物。 如果大家不相信自己的自律能力,那最好就連第一口就別碰,因為一旦吃了第一口,你的身體很有可能就會不由自主地吃到最後一口。

    • 11 min
    EP 55 | 失言, Slip of the tongue — Olympic Committee chair mistakenly called Japanese “Chinese”

    EP 55 | 失言, Slip of the tongue — Olympic Committee chair mistakenly called Japanese “Chinese”

    日本東京奧運最近終於要開賽了。 盡管有50%-80%的日本民眾反對舉辦奧運,但日本仍堅持舉辦的一個很大的因素,是因為來自奧運委員會的壓力。 奧運委員會主席Thomas Bach,在抵達日本之後,居然在記者會中口誤將日本民眾說成「中國人」。主席表示「我們的共同目標,就是為所有人舉辦安全的奧運會。為了運動員、各國代表,並且最重要的,是為了中國人 — — 痾……日本人。」。

    • 10 min
    EP 54 | 薪水小偷, Salary thief — Intern salary deducted for using toilet too much

    EP 54 | 薪水小偷, Salary thief — Intern salary deducted for using toilet too much

    大家在上班的時候會去廁所大便嗎?

    在台灣,有一位實習生就因為去上廁所的時間過長,而被減薪。聽起來很不敢相信對吧!大便應該是正常的生理活動,居然被公司這樣懲罰。從公司給出來的解釋來看,這位實習生上廁所的時間真的非常長。公司根據監視器影像發現,這位實習生一個月內總共去廁所49.5小時。因此,扣掉每天1小時的正常上廁所時間,決定減去這位實習生27.5小時的薪水。

    當然,每天平均2小時確實是很誇張,但是公司也不應該在沒有事先告知的狀況下直接減薪。

    Transcript: https://freshjulie.medium.com

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

BreOutside ,

Great show

It’s been several years since I studied Chinese and her lessons are very helpful for remembering vocabulary, learning new words and oral comprehension.

woaiaomen ,

Outstanding Mandarin Channel

Quite a unique approach to teaching Chinese. The topics discussed are unique and very interesting. These discussions are not dry like in the HSK textbooks. The host’s English is perfect and she is smart although i give her a small knock for believing in horoscopes. What actually I find most helpful is not the actual dialogue but the host’s free wheeling narrative in Chinese. I wish this was somewhere posted in pinyin and english as she speaks very fast. I thus listen over and over to her sentences to try and imitate them. 毫无道理 i just learned from episode 32.

Kat with a ✨K✨ ,

Awesome Chinese Learning Podcast!

This is a great podcast with short essays to gain exposure to Chinese. I love the layout of the podcast as I find it really helpful to go through the essay twice (first fast and then slow I believe) then hear a laid-out description of some of the nuances. I also like how it gets straight to the point without a ton of filler. Keep it up Julie!

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