13 episodes

Howto.Zhongwen (好土中文) is a podcast for enjoying authentic Chinese language, hosted by 3 experienced Chinese language teachers, Lisa, Joanne, and April. This podcast provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinese. In our podcasts, we will discuss various interesting topics, news, opinions, the culture that related to Taiwan, and intriguing usages in Chinese. We believe learners' Chinese proficiency will be improved via listening to meaningful dialogues of native speakers. You are very welcome to join and interact with us. Please subscribe to 好土中文. Follow us on FB and IG: Howto.zhongwen.

Howto.Zhongwen好土中‪文‬ Howto.zhongwen

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Howto.Zhongwen (好土中文) is a podcast for enjoying authentic Chinese language, hosted by 3 experienced Chinese language teachers, Lisa, Joanne, and April. This podcast provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinese. In our podcasts, we will discuss various interesting topics, news, opinions, the culture that related to Taiwan, and intriguing usages in Chinese. We believe learners' Chinese proficiency will be improved via listening to meaningful dialogues of native speakers. You are very welcome to join and interact with us. Please subscribe to 好土中文. Follow us on FB and IG: Howto.zhongwen.

    Ep. 11- Steps of ordering a drink in a Taiwan bubble tea shop.

    Ep. 11- Steps of ordering a drink in a Taiwan bubble tea shop.

    Have you ever ordered a drink in the bubble tea shop in Taiwan? It seems a very complicated task for foreigners to get the drink they want. In this episode, we will show you some tips for figuring out the contents of the teashop menu, and introduce the sentences you might hear while ordering a drink.

    「一杯大杯珍珠奶茶半糖去冰,謝謝!」你知道怎麼在手搖茶飲店點飲料嗎?在這一集我們會討論一些小訣竅,幫你快速點到想喝的飲料!

    • 13 min
    Ep. 10- The cultural symbolic meaning of numbers in Mandarin.

    Ep. 10- The cultural symbolic meaning of numbers in Mandarin.

    What is your favorite number? Does your culture prefer any specific number? In this episode, we will talk about the traditional images of numbers in Chinese culture. We will also show you some interesting usages of Chinese numbers created by the younger generation.

    你最喜歡、最不喜歡哪個數字?你知道台灣人喜歡跟不喜歡的數字嗎?哪些數字可能有特別的意思?有哪些數字可以傳遞秘密訊息呢?快來瞭解數字的秘密!

    • 21 min
    Ep. 9- What does it mean when you say "bùhǎoyìsi"?

    Ep. 9- What does it mean when you say "bùhǎoyìsi"?

    You may find that Taiwanese often start a sentence with 'buhaoyisi'. What does it mean when people say 'buhaoyisi' to you. In this episode, we will talk about the term 'buhaoyisi' under the Taiwan context, from the semantic to the culture.

    「真是不好意思,這是我的一點小意思。」「你這人真有意思,那我可不好意思了!」「不好意思」到底是什麼意思?不來聽就沒意思了!

    • 17 min
    Ep. 8- Online shopping: with just one click, you can purchase whatever you want.

    Ep. 8- Online shopping: with just one click, you can purchase whatever you want.

     Some people said that happiness is receiving what you shopped online. People also said that online shopping gives them a reason to live for another 3-5 business days. These funny quotes showed the role and the importance of online shopping in our life. This episode will talk about words and the procedures you must know while doing your online shopping.  

    你試過在台灣「網路購物」嗎?有哪些在你開始購物前一定要知道的事情?我們會從找商品聊到退換貨,快來聽有哪些重要的「網購中文」!

    • 21 min
    Ep. 7- Tips for getting through the summer time of Taiwan .

    Ep. 7- Tips for getting through the summer time of Taiwan .

    Summer in Taiwan is always humid and sweltering. How do Taiwanese help themselves feel comfortable during the summer? In this episode, we will talk about the accessories we use and the tips for getting through the summer heat. This episode may answer the questions you have about the summer in Taiwan.  

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    台灣的夏天有點熱,還有點濕。又熱又濕的夏天台灣人會用哪些方法、東西讓自己過得舒服一點呢?在夏天穿著外套又是為什麼?

    記得訂閱好土中文,並在臉書或是Instagram追蹤我們,就不會錯過每週更新囉!

    • 16 min
    Ep. 6- Life in Taiwan under water rationing.

    Ep. 6- Life in Taiwan under water rationing.

    This year, Taiwan is facing a severe drought ever. What will happen when there is no rainy season or typhoons in Taiwan? What do Taiwanese do for water conservation? In this episode, we will talk about the reason for the water shortage in Taiwan. We will also share some tips for reducing the waste of water. Come and learn some useful Chinese terms with us, so you can discuss this topic with your Taiwanese friends. 

    介紹: 快來場大雨吧!颱風不來,五月的梅雨不下...台灣開始缺水、限水啦! 四面都是海的台灣怎麼會缺水?我們又該如何省水呢?要是真的停水了,該怎麼辦? 一起來了解一下吧!

    • 10 min

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