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Playful Chinese is a podcast about learning everyday Chinese that you can use with your child. About seeing Chinese culture beyond the surface level and connect with it no matter where you are. Are you thinking about introducing Mandarin Chinese to your children? Do you want to explore world culture with your kids? Come and hop in the fun with Amanda Hsiung-Blodget, "Miss Panda!"
 
Are you struggling to find good listening material for learning Chinese? Are you tired of robotic and boring textbook audio? Chillchat is the answer for you! You will find the most authentic conversations with native speakers. Our podcasts not only cover vocabulary and grammar, but we also talk about culture, trends, and other useful topics. With our fun and relaxing conversations, Chinese learning is a breeze! You can DOWNLOAD the transcript at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat
 
Greetings from teacher Dee. I am welcoming everyone on board. I am teacher Dee and I am an ESL teacher, corporate trainer and I am based in Shanghai, China. I have been teaching English since 1998 and I have helped hundreds of students and adults learning English for different purposes. I have taught English as a second language to French speaking learners, Japanese speaking learners, Korean speaking learners, Chinese speaking learners and Russian speaking learners. It is my pleasure to help ...
 
Greetings! Since age 15 at the turn of the Millennium I underwent an awakening of curiosity about the mysteries of the world. My grandfather Don Basham wrote many books about spiritual topics and my father Glenn Basham granted me a very artistic atmosphere of classical music in the home I was raised and homeschooled in. I spent about 15 years total traveling all throughout Asia and learning both Japanese and Chinese as well as a myriad of other topics. Now I'm excited to share these discover ...
 
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"One Min Chinese" targets on beginning-level learners who want to learn survival Chinese for traveling purposes. It is produced in forms of mini videos and podcast lessons, and it is about 1-minute long. We understand it is hard to have that time commitment to learn Chinese when you have a busy life, and we want to make the learning of survival Chinese quicker and easier for you!
 
Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and culture. You’ll hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves and their families, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You’ll hear them talk about sports, ask for directions, buy things, order food in a restaurant, invite someone to dinner – or simply share their experience of learning Chinese. ...
 
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You can ACCESS to the STUDY NOTES at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Today we are covering a basic but essential topic: checking in to a hotel. We not only covered the basics: booking a room, checking in and checking out, but also talked about some po…
 
《从你的全世界路过》(I Belonged To You) Read With Me Deep Dive Part 2. In this episode, I run through some of the colloquial/uncommon terms in this second and last part of chapter 1. Video version available on YouTube (link below) I would always recommend that you buy a copy of the book, to support the author if nothing else, but online versions are availabl…
 
John and Jared unpack when you should start learning Chinese characters so you can find your own answer that might be later or earlier than you might think. Guest interview is with Adam DiFrisco who found the courage to make huge life changing decisions that brought him to China. Links from the episode: Learning Chinese via Twitch - Wired Speak Chi…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the STUDY NOTES at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! We all need to ask for favors or help sometimes from others and that doesn’t change when you are in a different country surrounded by people speaking a different language. In this epi…
 
In this episode, we finish reading the second part of 从你的全世界路过 before we take a deep dive into some of the interesting, colloquial terms and phrases on Wednesday. What do you think of this first little short story from the collection? To see the transcript, visit: https://chinesecolloquialised.comBy Chinese Colloquialised
 
You can DOWNLOAD the study notes at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Today we are also talking about GO AROUND: how do you ask for directions and give directions, and describe where you are. Are you too embarrassed, afraid or shy to step into this topi…
 
Today we are learning about "A Brown Bear" in Chinese. *** Miss Panda's debut book, FIRST MANDARIN SOUNDS: an awesome Chinese Word Book is now available worldwide. Check it out at Miss Panda Chinese. *** Expressions are in English Pinyin (pronunciation guide) pet - Chǒngwù kitten - xiǎo māo You smell like a kitten. - nǐ wén qǐlái xiàng xiǎo māo gre…
 
I take a deep dive into the book《从你的全世界路过》, written by 张嘉佳。It's a collection of short stories, half of which are related to love. It's witty, funny and contains a good amount of slang with some gentle profanity. I would always recommend that you buy a copy of the book, to support the author if nothing else, but online versions are available if you …
 
John and Jared talk about flashcards and spaced repetition software, how they can help, their limits, and how to use them to build your Chinese skills. This guest interview is with Mandarin Blueprint cofounder Luke Neale, who felt the call of Chinese pulling him back to China, changing his life forever. Links from the episode: SRS flashcards: Pros …
 
You can DOWNLOAD the study notes at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! In Chinese there’s a word called 衣食住行 (yi1 shi2 zhu4 xing2), representing the 4 essential aspects in our life: clothing, food, place to live and going out. In today’s episode we are t…
 
In this episode, I read a segment of the book 《从你的全世界路过》,written by author: 张嘉佳。It's a collection of short stories, half of which are related to love. It's witty, funny and contains some gentle profanity. I would always recommend buying a book if you can, to support the author, but there are online versions available if you wanted to read along wit…
 
Today we are learning about "Make a Snowman" in Chinese. *** Miss Panda's debut book, FIRST MANDARIN SOUNDS: an awesome Chinese Word Book is now available worldwide. Check it out at Miss Panda Chinese. *** Expression note is in English Pinyin (pronunciation guide) It's very cold. - hǎo lěng Where are my gloves? - wǒ de shǒutào zài nǎlǐ? You smell l…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the study notes at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Ordering food will be one of your first things to do in China, and also something you are forced to learn very quickly in the beginning of your Chinese learning journey. Today we will…
 
In this episode, Summer and I discuss the topics of a loveless marriage and whether we should tell our friend that their other half might be cheating on them? To see the transcript, visit: https://chinesecolloquialised.comBy Chinese Colloquialised
 
John and Jared review a paper written by a professor who incorporated graded readers and theater into a Chinese class. You’ll discover why it was so effective at helping students learn and gather even more ways to get creative with your graded readers. Guest interview is with Denis Suslov, a Russian who moved to China when he was 17 to study Chines…
 
In this episode, Summer and I discuss two main concepts often debated in China: (i) should pretty women focus on their career or on men; and (ii) should you marry someone with a similar background and family to you? Then, I go on to discuss a recent TV series called 《流金岁月》, the storyline of which encompasses both of these points. To see the transcr…
 
Today we are learning Let's Go! in Chinese. === Do you know... Miss Panda's children's picture book FIRST MANDARIN SOUNDS: an awesome Chinese Word Book is NOW available worldwide! === Expression note is in English-Pinyin (pronunciation guide) Let's go - zǒu ba I need help. - wǒ xū yào bāng máng mango - máng guǒ It's here. - zài zhè lǐ I found my ma…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the PDF study notes at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Last time we talked about common expressions and sentences in shopping. Today we are tackling a skill in shopping that can save you quite some money: bargaining in Chinese! What a…
 
In this episode, we dig a little bit deeper about some of the basic Chinese greetings, including some interesting anecdotes about how some of the Chinese personal pronouns came about and how to move on from using the general patriarchal '他' (‘he') when you don't know the gender of the subject. I am currently away from home and didn't bring my micro…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the PDF study notes at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! In today's episode, we are tackling another essential topic: buying stuff. You might think it's easy but the hard part is to really sound like a native speaker. Let's go! If you w…
 
Today we are learning about "days of the week" in Chinese. Expression note is in English Pinyin (pronunciation guide) strawberry - cǎo méi Are you ready? - nǐ zhǔn bèi hǎo le ma? Can you help me? - Nǐ kě yǐ bāng wǒ máng ma? Yes (I can help.) - Kěyǐ! Kěyǐ! What day is today? - Jīn tiān xīng qí jǐ? one - yī' two - èr three - sān four - sì five - wǔ s…
 
John and Jared discuss the difference between how you think your Chinese sounds vs how it really sounds. Surprise surprise, there is a difference! John takes us through an academic paper to tell you which tones you should prioritize to make yourself understood more clearly. Guest interview is with Linda Yi, creator of Panda Cub stories and a herita…
 
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