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CSLPod provides Mandarin courses for learners of Chinese as a foreign language. All lessons are classified into five difficulty levels: Elementary, Upper Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced lessons. Course materials provided by CSLPod include: Lesson text, pinyin of the lesson text, lesson audio, audio synchronous subtitle file (lyric) for the lesson text, audio clips of individual sentences, and audio clips of vocabulary. By following our lessons, not only will you learn Chinese, you can better understand the way Chinese people think, Chinese culture and the current issues in China. All lessons offered by CSLPod relate to topics that are of concern to learners of Chinese (while simultaneously integrating special points of interest regarding modern day society).
Updated: 5 years 13 weeks ago

#1488 - [UpperIntermediate](short audio) 道歉

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

约会迟到,不管什么原因,都会让对方很不舒服,你也会因为“迟到”付出各种代价。

[English]

If you are late for an appointment, no matter what the reason is, it will make the other feels uncomfortable. You will also pay the price for being late.

#1487 - [UpperIntermediate](short audio) 吵架(2)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

你“占”过座位吗?这是一种很奇特的现象。今天,因为“占”座位,两位热爱学习的同学吵了起来。

[English]

Have you ever occupied a seat? This is a peculiar phenomenon. Today, two students loving to study quarrel with each other about occupying seat.

#1486 - [Intermediate](short audio) 地铁广播

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

在北京,乘坐地铁比乘坐地面交通工具更经济,也更便捷。今天我们一起来听一段北京地铁的广播,看看你是否能听到这些地铁工作人员的指示。

[English]

It's more economical and convenient to take subway than ground transportation in Beijing. Today we will hear a broadcast in the Beijing subway, let's see if you can tell the instructions of the staff.

#1485 - [UpperElementary](short audio) 吵架

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

如果在拥挤的公交车上不小心踩到了别人,你该怎么办?

[English]

What would you do if you unintentionally step on another person's foot in a crowded autobus?

#1484 - [Elementary](short audio) 对不起

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

中国有句古话叫“亲兄弟明算账”。对于借钱忘还的朋友,你会主动向他要钱吗?

[English]

There is an old saying in Chinese " Correct counting keeps good friendship". If one of your friends lends money from you but forgets to give back, will you offer to ask him or her to give your money back?

#1483 - [Advanced](short audio) 情人节

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

今天是2月14日,情人节快乐!今天你期待收到怎样的情人节礼物呢?

[English]

Today is February 14th, happy Valentine's Day! What kind of present are you expecting to receive today?

#1482 - [UpperIntermediate](short audio) 春节

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

春节是中国人最重要的节日。如果春节这天,你必须得加班,你的心情就会和心涛、洋洋一样——归心似箭。

[English]

The Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese people. If on the Spring Festival, you have to work overtime, you will be as anxious as Xintao and Yangyang, wanting to go home immediately.

#1481 - [UpperIntermediate](short audio) 网上订票

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

互联网改变了中国人的生活。在中国,你可以网上学汉语,也可以网上订餐,当然,你还可以网上订票。

[English]

The internet has changed the lives of Chinese people. In China,you can study Chinese online, order food online and of course, you can also book tickets online.

#1480 - [Intermediate](short audio) 实名制

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

从2012年开始,中国的火车全面启动了实名制,这也就是说,旅客必须携带有效的身份证明才能搭乘火车出行。

[English]

Starting in 2012, China's railroads launched a comprehensive real-name registration system. This means that passengers have to carry a valid ID card in order to board a train.

#1479 - [UpperElementary](short audio) 退票

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

你成功地买到了中国春节期间的火车票吗?看看,这里的洋洋一定不是中国人,否则,她怎么会现在去火车站退票呢?

[English]

Have you successfully bought train tickets during Chinese Spring Festival? Look, Yang Yang in this dialogue can’t be Chinese. Otherwise she wouldn't go back to the train station to return a ticket.

#1478 - [Elementary](short audio) 买票

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

007又来了!赶快去买张电影票吧!等等!用汉语怎么买票啊?今天和洋洋一起学习买电影票。

[English]

Movie 007 is on again! Hurry up and buy a movie ticket! Wait! How do you buy tickets in Chinese? Today we will learn how to buy tickets with Yangyang.

#1477 - [Advanced](short audio) 北京的自来水

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

水对健康有着至关重要的作用。最近,一篇新闻报道引发了北京市民对自来水质量问题的担忧。

[English]

Water has an important influence on people’s health. Recently, a news report has made the citizens in Beijing worried about the quality of tap water.

#1476 - [Advanced](short audio) 面试

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

今天的课文是一段真实的面试对话。想知道中国人是怎样面试,怎样回答各种各样的难题吗?仔细听听今天的课文。

[English]

Today we will listen to a real dialogue happens during the interview. If you want to know what the interview is like and how to answer sorts of questions, you have to listen to today’s lesson carefully.

#1475 - [UpperIntermediate](short audio) 诚聘英才

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

走在大街小巷,时不时我们都能看到大大小小的招聘广告。今天,我们学习的课文就是一篇《招聘广告》。今后你想招聘更多的人来帮忙时,今天的课文会排上用场。

[English]

All sorts of advertisement can be found everywhere on the street. Today, we will study a lesson about recruitment. You may find it helpful if you recruit someday.

#1474 - [UpperElementary](short audio) 您好,我想递一份快递!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

如果您有重要的文件需要快速地送到某个地方,那么你需要学习怎样叫一次快递服务。

[English]

If you have important documents that need to be delivered quickly, you need to learn how to ask for a delivery service.

#1473 - [Elementary](short audio) 请问,第二会议室在几楼?

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

你家在几楼?你的办公室在几楼?你习惯坐电梯还是爬楼梯?

[English]

Which floor is your home on? Which floor is your office room on? Do you prefer elevator or stairway?

#1472 - [Advanced](short audio) 新交规《禁止闯黄灯》被迫撤回

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

“红灯停,绿灯行,黄灯慢慢行”。你认为“闯黄灯”是违法交通规则的行为吗?

[English]

"Stop when lights turn red, start when lights turn green, and slow down when lights turn yellow." Do you think running yellow lights breaks the traffic rule?

#1471 - [UpperIntermediate](short audio) 挫败感

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

学习汉语的过程中你遇到过什么困难?你通过什么方法克服了这些困难?如果你愿意的话,不妨把你学习汉语的经历也分享给大家,一定可以帮助很多正在学习汉语的人。好了,那我们今天一起来听听心涛和洋洋关于语言学习的对话。

[English]

What difficulties have you encountered while learning Chinese? How did you overcome these difficulties? You can share your Chinese learning experience with us, which will definitely help a lot of people who are currently learning Chinese. Ok, today we will listen to XinTao and YangYang's conversation about learning a second language.

#1470 - [Intermediate](short audio) 一口吃不成胖子

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

你曾经为学习汉语而熬夜吗?你曾经幻想一夜之间就能够说一口标准的普通话吗?那么,记住今天的课文标题“一口吃不成胖子”。只有慢慢地积累,才能达到语言学习的高峰。

[English]

Have you ever stayed up all night to study Chinese? Have you ever fantasied to speak a proper Mandarin after just one night’s study? Well, pay attention to today's lesson about " Nothing can be accomplished in one single effort
". Only through slow accumulation can one reach the peak of language learning.

#1469 - [UpperElementary](short audio) 你学过日语吗?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:00

Discussion

[Chinese]

“动词+过”表示动作发生在过去的时间里。“吃过”表示“曾经吃了”,“去过”表示“曾经去了”,今天我们课文的例子是“学过”。

[English]

"Verb+过" means that a certain act has happened in the past. "Eat+过"means I have eaten. "Go+过"means I have gone to some place before. Today our lesson focuses on "learn+过"