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Elementary - The Clogged Toilet

ChinesePod - Sun, 04/15/2007 - 17:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Though your instinct may be to scream and run, a clogged toilet just isn’t going to go away, as we all know. Since you insist on throwing your toilet paper into the toilet (unlike the locals, who know better!), you will likely shortly be in need of this lesson. In this podcast learn how to use your Mandarin Chinese to beckon for your property manager’s help to deal with this delicate task.

Elementary - The Clogged Toilet

ChinesePod - Sun, 04/15/2007 - 17:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Though your instinct may be to scream and run, a clogged toilet just isn’t going to go away, as we all know. Since you insist on throwing your toilet paper into the toilet (unlike the locals, who know better!), you will likely shortly be in need of this lesson. In this podcast learn how to use your Mandarin Chinese to beckon for your property manager’s help to deal with this delicate task.

Indigo blue is obtained from the indigo plant, but such color is bluer than the plant itself; the disciple has surpassed the master

oneaday - Sun, 04/15/2007 - 04:44
青出于蓝而胜于蓝(qing1 chu1 yu2 lan2 er2 sheng4 yu2 lan2)... Mauro http://www.oneaday.org

Intermediate - The Breakup

ChinesePod - Sun, 04/15/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Who knew it could all end up like this? In this podcast, could it really be possible that our friends Lili and Zhang Liang will part ways? Or can they work it out? Listen in and hear what a breakup sounds like in Mandarin Chinese. Love hurts. However, look on the bright side--you will finally be able to understand what all those Chinese ballads you sing at karaoke are saying.

Intermediate - The Breakup

ChinesePod - Sun, 04/15/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Who knew it could all end up like this? In this podcast, could it really be possible that our friends Lili and Zhang Liang will part ways? Or can they work it out? Listen in and hear what a breakup sounds like in Mandarin Chinese. Love hurts. However, look on the bright side--you will finally be able to understand what all those Chinese ballads you sing at karaoke are saying.

Media - 废除非法同居

ChinesePod - Sat, 04/14/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

一对相爱的恋人没有结婚,却生活在了一起,对于这种情况,你是赞成?还是反对?长久以来,很多人都认为这种不受法律保护的关系是不道德的,甚至觉得这是一种“非法”的行为。然而,随着时代的发展,有人就提出这种判定“同居”为“非法”的观念也该改一改了。

来源链接:人大代表建议废除非法同居概念 | 媒体MP3文件

Media - 废除非法同居

ChinesePod - Sat, 04/14/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

一对相爱的恋人没有结婚,却生活在了一起,对于这种情况,你是赞成?还是反对?长久以来,很多人都认为这种不受法律保护的关系是不道德的,甚至觉得这是一种“非法”的行为。然而,随着时代的发展,有人就提出这种判定“同居”为“非法”的观念也该改一改了。

来源链接:人大代表建议废除非法同居概念 | 媒体MP3文件

#22 - (★★★)时间就是金钱

CSLPod - Fri, 04/13/2007 - 09:00
我(Wó) 想(Xiǎng) 五一(Wǔ Yī) 去(Qù) 九寨沟(Jiǔ Zhài Gōu) 玩(Wán) 一(Yí ) 趟(Tàng) 。 不过(Bú Guò) 选择(Xuǎn Zé ) 什么(Shén Me) 交通(Jiāo Tōng) 工具(Gōng Jù ) 呢(Ne) ? 坐(Zuò) 飞机(Fēi Jī) 去(Qù) , 快(Kuài) 是(Shì) 快(Kuài) , 就是(Jiù Shì ) 太(Tài) 贵(Guì) 了(Le) 。 坐(Zuò) 火车(Huǒ Chē) 去(Qù) , 便宜(Pián Yí ) 是(Shì) 便宜(Pián Yí) , 就是(Jiù Shì) 太(Tài) 浪费(Làng Fèi) 时间(Shí Jiān) 。 思前想后(Sī Qián Xiǎng Hòu) 也(Yé) 想(Xiǎng) 不(Bù ) 出(Chū) 两全其美(Liǎng Quán Qí Měi) 的(De) 办法(Bàn Fǎ) , 所以(Suó Yǐ) 我(Wǒ) 决定(Jué Dìng) 用(Yòng) 金钱(Jīn Qián) 买(Mǎi) 时间(Shí Jiān ) , 订(Dìng) 了(Le) 一(Yì ) 张(Zhāng) 去(Qù) 九寨沟(Jiǔ Zhài Gōu) 的(De) 飞机(Fēi Jī) 票(Piào) 。

Newbie - Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

ChinesePod - Fri, 04/13/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Now, don't be shy to act out all the motions that go along with this podcast, wherein you will learn a well-loved song about your body parts in Mandarin Chinese. Think of it as multi-tasking--a Chinese workout. Oh, and we'll be listening to make sure you are singing along too!

Newbie - Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

ChinesePod - Fri, 04/13/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Now, don't be shy to act out all the motions that go along with this podcast, wherein you will learn a well-loved song about your body parts in Mandarin Chinese. Think of it as multi-tasking--a Chinese workout. Oh, and we'll be listening to make sure you are singing along too!

Upper Intermediate - Chinese Geography

ChinesePod - Thu, 04/12/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

OK, so you're all set to get out of your cushy city routine, ready to brave that altitude sickness and hop on that train to Tibet you've been hearing so much about. Oops, someone forgot to mention it's booked up until 2011... oh well, that will give you lots of time to study up on your Chinese geography. In this podcast, learn the ins and outs of this vast country, in Mandarin Chinese.

Upper Intermediate - Chinese Geography

ChinesePod - Thu, 04/12/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

OK, so you're all set to get out of your cushy city routine, ready to brave that altitude sickness and hop on that train to Tibet you've been hearing so much about. Oops, someone forgot to mention it's booked up until 2011... oh well, that will give you lots of time to study up on your Chinese geography. In this podcast, learn the ins and outs of this vast country, in Mandarin Chinese.

Idiom: 亡羊补牢

imandarinpod - Wed, 04/11/2007 - 22:00
从前,有一个人养了很多羊。一天,他去放羊的时候,发现少了一只羊。原来,羊圈破了一个窟窿,狼从那个窟窿里进去把羊吃了。 他的邻居听说了这件事情,劝告他:“你快点儿把羊圈修好了吧,要不你的羊还会少的。” 他说:“羊已经丢了,修羊圈没有用啦!”他不接受邻居的好心劝告。 转天,他早上放羊的时候,发现又少了一只羊。他很后悔,没有接受邻居的劝告。他赶快修好了羊圈。从此,他的羊再也没丢过。 [Learning Guide] (http://imandarinpod.com/files/2007/wangyangbulaoF.pdf)

#21 - (★★★)中国红

CSLPod - Wed, 04/11/2007 - 09:00
中国(Zhōng Guó) 人(Rén) 对(Duì) 红色(Hóng Sè) 情有独钟(Qíng Yǒu Dú Zhōng) 。 中国(Zhōng Guó) 人(Rén) 从(Cóng) 古(Gǔ) 至(Zhì) 今(Jīn) 都(Dōu ) 认为(Rèn Wéi) 红色(Hóng Sè) 是(Shì) 吉祥(Jí Xiáng) 喜庆(Xǐ Qìng) 的(De) 颜色(Yán Sè) 。 红色(Hóng Sè) 的(De) 婚礼(Hūn Lǐ) , 红色(Hóng Sè) 的 (De) 中国结(Zhōng Guó Jié) , 红色(Hóng Sè) 的(De) 宫墙(Gōng Qiáng) 。 红色(Hóng Sè) 还(Hái) 象征(Xiàng Zhēng) 着(Zhe) 顺利(Shùn Lì) 和(Hé) 成功(Chéng Gōng) 。 例如(Lì Rú) 汉语(Hàn Yǔ) 里(Lí) 有(Yǒu) “ 开门红(Kāi Mén Hóng) ” 、 “ 满堂红(Mǎn Táng Hóng) ” 、 “ 她(Tā) 唱(Chàng) 戏(Xì) 唱(Chàng) 红(Hóng) 了(Le) ” 、 “ 红(Hóng) 歌星(Gē Xīng) ” 、 “ 红(Hóng) 导演(Dǎo Yǎn) ” 等(Děng) 说法(Shuō Fǎ) 。

Elementary - Flags and National Anthems

ChinesePod - Wed, 04/11/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Now that China is your "adopted country", you had better make sure you know what your flag looks like. The national anthem? Hmm, that we'll leave for you to learn before 2008 (or you can just hum along). In this podcast, learn a little bit about the flag and national anthem of China, in Mandarin Chinese.

Elementary - Flags and National Anthems

ChinesePod - Wed, 04/11/2007 - 01:00

Discussion Dialogue Vocabulary Expansion Exercises

Now that China is your "adopted country", you had better make sure you know what your flag looks like. The national anthem? Hmm, that we'll leave for you to learn before 2008 (or you can just hum along). In this podcast, learn a little bit about the flag and national anthem of China, in Mandarin Chinese.

#20 - (★★★)海南的合影

CSLPod - Mon, 04/09/2007 - 09:00
这(Zhè) 是(Shì) 去年(Qù Nián) 夏天(Xià Tiān) 我(Wǒ) 和(Hé) 胡子(Hú Zi) 、 老马(Láo Mǎ) 在(Zài) 海南(Hǎi Nán) 的(De) 合影(Hé Yǐng) 。 胡子(Hú Zi) 比(Bǐ) 我(Wǒ) 高(Gāo) , 老马(Láo Mǎ) 比(Bǐ) 胡子(Hú Zi) 高(Gāo) , 三(Sān) 个(Gè) 人(Rén) 里(Lǐ) 老马(Láo Mǎ) 最(Zuì) 高(Gāo) 。 老马(Láo Mǎ) 比(Bǐ) 胡子(Hú Zi) 瘦(Shòu) , 我(Wǒ) 比(Bǐ) 老马(Láo Mǎ) 瘦(Shòu) , 三(Sān) 个(Gè) 人(Rén) 里(Lǐ) 我(Wǒ) 最(Zuì) 瘦(Shòu) 。 海南(Hǎi Nán) 夏天(Xià Tiān) 的(De) 阳光(Yáng Guāng) 很(Hěn) 强烈(Qiáng Liè) 。 照片(Zhào Piān) 上(Shàng) , 老马(Láo Mǎ) 比(Bǐ) 胡子(Hú Zi) 稍微(Shāo Wēi) 黑(Hēi) 一点(Yì Diǎn) , 我(Wǒ) 被(Bèi) 晒(Shài) 得(Dé) 最(Zuì) 黑(Hēi) , 比(Bǐ) 他们(Tā Men) 两(Liǎng) 个(Gè) 黑(Hēi) 很(Hěn) 多(Duō) 。 下次(Xià Cì) 去(Qù) 海南(Hǎi Nán) 一定(Yí Dìng) 记得(Jì Dé) 要(Yào) 带(Dài) 防晒霜(Fáng Shài Shuāng) 。

Yellow River (黄河)

imandarinpod - Sun, 04/08/2007 - 22:00
黄河是中国第二条大河,由西流向东,全长5464公里,之所以叫做“黄河”,是因为她的水是黄色的。但是,黄河的水并不是原本就是黄色的,只是因为黄河在经过黄土高原*的时候带走了大量的黄色泥沙,所以后半部分水才会是黄色的。黄河有的部分非常曲折,所以有“九曲黄河”之称,船走到这些地方的时候,都要特别小心。 在古代,黄河流域*气候温和,是中华民族祖先最早生活的地方。中国的“七大古都”中有五个在黄河流域,中国古代的四大发明也产生在黄河流域,所以我们说黄河是中华民族的母亲河。 [Learning Guide] (http://imandarinpod.com/files/2007/yellowRiverF.pdf)

#19 - (★★★)甜蜜蜜

CSLPod - Fri, 04/06/2007 - 09:00
今天(Jīn Tiān) 我们(Wǒ Mén) 来(Lái) 听(Tīnɡ) 一首(Yī Shǒu) 中文歌(Zhōnɡ Wén ɡē) , 歌(ɡē) 的(De) 名字(Mínɡ Zì) 叫(Jiào) 《 甜蜜蜜(Tián Mì Mì) 》 。 好(Hǎo) , 我们(Wǒ Mén) 先(Xiān) 来(Lái) 听(Tīnɡ) 一遍(Yī Biàn ) 。 甜蜜蜜(Tián Mì Mì) 你(Nǐ) 笑(Xiào) 得(Dé) 甜蜜蜜(Tián Mì Mì) 好像(Hǎo Xiànɡ) 花儿(Huā ér) 开(Kāi) 在(Zài) 春风(Chūn Fēnɡ) 里(Lǐ) 开(Kāi) 在(Zài) 春风(Chūn Fēnɡ) 里(Lǐ) 在(Zài) 哪里(Nǎ Lǐ) 在(Zài) 哪里(Nǎ Lǐ) 见过(Jiàn ɡuò) 你(Nǐ) 你(Nǐ) 的(De) 笑容(Xiào Rónɡ) 这样(Zhè Yànɡ) 熟悉(Shú Xī) 我(Wǒ) 一时(Yī Shí) 想(Xiǎnɡ) 不起(Bù Qǐ) 啊(ā) 在(Zài) 梦(Mènɡ) 里(Lǐ) 梦(Mènɡ) 里(Lǐ) 梦(Mènɡ) 里(Lǐ) 见(Jiàn) 过(ɡuò) 你(Nǐ) 甜蜜(Tián Mì) 笑(Xiào) 得(Dé) 多(Duō) 甜蜜(Tián Mì) 是(Shì) 你(Nǐ) 是(Shì) 你(Nǐ) 梦(Mènɡ) 见(Jiàn) 的(De) 就是(Jiù Shì) 你(Nǐ) 在(Zài) 哪里(Nǎ Lǐ) 在(Zài) 哪里(Nǎ Lǐ) 见过(Jiàn ɡuò) 你(Nǐ) 你(Nǐ) 的(De) 笑容(Xiào Rónɡ) 这样(Zhè Yànɡ) 熟悉(Shú Xī) 我(Wǒ) 一时(Yī Shí) 想(Xiǎnɡ) 不起(Bù Qǐ)

Bette's Diary (Bette的日记)

imandarinpod - Wed, 04/04/2007 - 22:00
2007年4月20日,晴 我昨天去了Tommy的宿舍,看了他在寒假的时候去海南岛旅行拍的照片。海南岛太漂亮了,蓝天、白云、海浪、沙滩,还有美丽的海鸟和起伏的山,简直像是到了另一个世界。以后要是有机会的话,我也一定要去海南岛看看。 今年寒假我没去旅行,回家了。可看了Tommy的照片我就有些后悔。不过,我给爸爸妈妈带回去了天津的特产:十八街麻花﹡和泥人张﹡。他们很高兴,说泥人张很好看,人物的表情、样子象真的一样。还说十八街麻花很好吃,让我再寄回去一些,送给亲戚朋友。今天我又买了几盒,决定下午就去邮局给他们寄去。 [Learning Guide] (http://imandarinpod.com/files/2007/diaryF.pdf)
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