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Are you tired of boring Chinese lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Join Abby to explore Taiwan and Chinese culture while improving your Mandarin listening skills and learning to talk like a native Mandarin speaker!(Suitable for intermediate to advanced levels) 以台灣的角度聊文化、旅行探索、生活及各種話題,希望帶世界認識台灣。 ► Full Transcripts in Traditional & Simplified Chinese: https://talktaiwanesemandarin.com/ ► Support my work: https://talktaiwanesemandarin.com/support/ Tips: Change speed ...
 
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In this episode, we talk about things that are normal in Taiwan but are weird in Australia(or the rest of the world). 我分享了幾個在台灣很平常、但在澳洲會被投以異樣眼光的事情! * 1 Year Anniversary Q&A 一週年Q&A募集:Ask me anything on my IG, Youtube channel or Patreon before Aug 8th* ** How to get a handmade postcard from me: 如何收到我親手做的明信片: See the details here: https://talktaiwanes…
 
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► The eBooks for Chapters 1 to 4 (for episode 1 - 2) are now free for download! https://mailchi.mp/f7828861e589/mf7l7hxamv ► Join my Patreon community to access full transcripts for each episode https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 https://ko-fi.com/abbychen ► Youtube Channel 頻道 https://youtube.com/ch…
 
威廉(William) 's love story with a Japanese lady - part two. Let's find out what happened afterwards! 威廉的台日愛情故事下集—後來發生了什麼事呢?一定要聽到最後喔! ► Subscribe to the full transcript: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin (03:39) 飛到東京告白了好幾次,結果... (06:31) 兩人為愛努力自學中文、日文 (08:04) 最後是怎麼在一起的? (09:12) 好不容易在一起了!但是... (13:44) 很想對她說的話 ► Episode page 收看文字稿 ► Join my …
 
A dictionary is frequently one of the first things you buy when learning a language. In this episode, John and Jared will give you tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts on Chinese dictionaries, so you can get the most out of them for your learning gain. The guest interview is with Matt Coss, a Chinese-language educator and Ph.D. candidate who is help…
 
► The PDF eBooks (study sheet) for Chapter 1 to 4 are now available for download! https://mailchi.mp/f7828861e589/mf7l7hxamv ► Subscribe to the Full Transcript https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 https://ko-fi.com/abbychen ► Youtube Channel 頻道 https://youtube.com/channel/UCSoH-pm1Rto-1-ls5iKsQFg ► In…
 
A cafe owner 威廉(William) talks about his love story with a Japanese lady.「等一人咖啡」台日版!語言不通要怎麼談戀愛?老屋咖啡店老闆 威廉來跟我們聊聊這段跨越語言、文化的台日愛情故事。 ► Subscribe to the full transcript: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin (03:12) 開這間老屋咖啡店開了多久?有什麼特色? (05:47) 和她的第一次見面 - 故事的開始 (08:39) 意外地再次見面 (10:05) 語言不通到底要怎麼對話? (11:42) 愛上她的那刻——感人的道別 (15:47) 換威廉飛去日本找她 (19:07) 第…
 
What does it take to pursue a graduate-level degree in Chinese in China? With our resident expert, John Pasden, we’ll pull back the curtain to show you what it takes for a non-Chinese person to get admitted into an all-Chinese university program and what studying in China at a graduate level is like. This guest interview is with Tom Connelly, a mul…
 
Story time! I read you my favourite story - The Little Prince. 喜歡聽睡前故事嗎?唸《小王子》給你聽。 If you want to hear more The Little Prince and other stories, let me know! ► Get the ebook for FREE --Text in Traditional / Simplified Chinese and Zhuyin / Pinyin / English : https://mailchi.mp/f7828861e589/mf7l7hxamv ► Join my Patreon community https://www.patreon.c…
 
Giorgio is a Chinese-speaking Italian who introduces and promotes his home region—Sicily—through live streaming to his Chinese audience. In today's episode, he talks about his experiences living in Guangzhou and Xiamen and why he loves Minnan culture. 說著一口流利中文做直播介紹自己家鄉西西里的Giorgio在中國是人稱「西西里的小哥哥」的網紅。今天他要來分享他在廣州、廈門生活過兩年的文化衝擊、還有他為什麼熱愛閩南文化! ► Subscribe …
 
You’ve got the basics down. Sounds like you’re ready to type Chinese! John and Jared talk about how Chinese input methods work and, for the more advanced learners, teach you tips and tricks to make Chinese input less painful and time-consuming. Interview is with Suzy Williams who learned Chinese fully immersed in Taiwan while serving as a missionar…
 
Abby and 尚霖 talk about the music venues we go to see gigs in Taipei and how you can discover good Taiwanese music. 尚霖來分享我們在台北都去什麼live house聽團(音樂表演)、怎麼發掘好音樂! ► Blog post 本集文字稿 (02:15) 什麼時候開始聽獨立音樂?那些年我們聽的樂團 (03:34) 玩樂團的經驗 (06:15) 在台北可以去哪裡聽團 (09:23) 我們自己最愛的live house(表演場地) (12:11) 平常怎麼發掘好音樂? (15:05) 怎麼發掘台灣好音樂? (18:24) 霖Ame的曲風 ► Follow the guest - 霖 Am…
 
Just wanted to catch up with you on my life lately and the outbreak in Taiwan. (no transcript for this one, you can change the speed if it's too fast. Good time to practice your listening skills!) 跟大家閒聊我自己和台灣的近況,還有一些我的想法。 ► Sign up for the latest episodes and learning resources for FREE ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 ► Join my Patreon commu…
 
Language is words, so learn enough words and you’ll be fluent, right? As a sophisticated learner, you know it’s not that simple. In this episode, we discuss the subtleties of vocabulary learning, how it is (and isn’t) like Legos, what “high-frequency” means, and how to apply all of this to your studies. The guest interview is with Mischa Wilmers fr…
 
► Join Abby's newsletter and receive more Mandarin lessons and learning tips for FREE: https://mailchi.mp/1d7c264d510a/ttm-newsletter Why do Chinese and Taiwanese people eat Zongzi during Dragon Boat Festival? Listen to this episode to find out the story behind it! 為何我們端午節要吃粽子呢?讓我來告訴你! ► Episode page ► Join my Patreon community: https://www.patreon…
 
尚霖來和我們聊他的音樂創作靈感來源、歌詞背後的涵義! Today's special guest - 霖 Ame is a musician. He shares where his musical inspiration come from and the meaning behind the lyrics. (01:05) 尚霖自我介紹 (01:46) 什麼時候開始音樂創作? (02:20) 以「吉他手」和「音樂家」的角度寫出來的歌很不一樣 (05:47) 在美國學吉他兩年對自己之後創作的影響 (07:15) 創作靈感來源 (08:50) 通常先作詞還先作曲? (09:55) 談新專輯「都會笑話輯」的概念 (14:30) 新歌「胖」、「便利商店」、「出門一下」的靈感來源竟然是... (1…
 
► Get the FREE PDF study sheet (full transcript) for this episode ► Subscribe to the transcripts(traditional+simplified): https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin Jo talks about the work culture differences between the US and Taiwan. Jo再來和我們分享美國和台灣在職場文化上的大差異! (01:38) 美國工作時間、地點比較有彈性 (02:53) 台灣老闆比較不會讓員工遠距工作 (04:40) 台灣有什麼好的職場文化 (07:58) 台灣人工作態度讚 -…
 
John and Jared discuss what it means to be “learner-centric” and how you can adapt your learning methods to fit your own goals. You’ll get insights into the new HSK and other standardized tests, ACTFL’s “Can-Do” statements, and Mandarin Companion standards. These are all things you can use right away! The guest interview is with Robin MacPherson, a…
 
► Sign up for the latest episodes and learning resources for FREE ► Subscribe to the transcripts(traditional+simplified): https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin Today's guest - Jo has been working in the US for over 15 years and often travels to Central and South America and Southeast Asia for business. In today's episode, we are talking abo…
 
In today's podcast we talk about minimalist lifestyle and share my experience. 聊聊「極簡」、「斷捨離」、「免費市集」和我的經驗,還分享我住墨爾本時最喜歡去哪裡買衣服。 ► Subscribe to the transcripts(traditional+simplified): https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 : https://ko-fi.com/abbychen ► Youtube Channel 頻道: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC…
 
Recently, Mandarin Companion participated in the 2021 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), and the topics discussed provided quite a bit of insight into what is in store for the future of Chinese learning, since methods applied in schools trickles down to affect all learners. Spoiler alert: the future is bright! Guest interview with Jonatha…
 
Do you consider yourself more of an introvert or an extrovert? Can you tell which one I am? Listen to this episode to find out. 你猜得出來我是外向人還是內向人嗎?今天我和我姐來討論內向和外向有什麼特質。 ► Subscribe to the transcripts(traditional+simplified): https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Buy me a coffee to support me 請我喝杯咖啡 : https://ko-fi.com/abbychen ► Youtube Chan…
 
Today's guest is Jason. He quit his corporate job in Taipei and moved to the countryside in Eastern Taiwan to start a farm life with no experience. This is my personal favourite episode! 今天的來賓Jason 在多年前辭掉在台北的辦公室工作,沒有任何農業經驗的他,卻搬來台東偏鄉當農夫過著一人的隱居生活!這集我個人超愛♥️ ► Get the Transcript(traditional + simplified ) of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTa…
 
Everyone loves Chinese food, but if only there were a way to tie your love for the cuisine into progress learning the language. Well, there is! ...sort of. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to do so that your stomach stays full as your Mandarin levels up. Guest interview with James Wong who, despite a severe hearing disability, worked hard t…
 
Abby and her sister talk about the difference between dating and being in a relationship, and share our thoughts on romantic relationships. 我跟我姐聊聊: 我們對約會對象跟交往對象的定義有什麼不一樣,還有我們對感情的想法。 ► Get Transcripts(includes time markers) and support Abby's work: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Website (All episodes & transcripts) : https://talktai…
 
Jo shares about her thoughts on Taiwan as a Taiwanese living in the US for more than 20 years. 長期居住在美國、一樣熱愛台灣的Jo,來跟我聊聊她對台灣的看法。 PS, Sorry for the sound quality of this episode due to technical difficulties 因為技術上的問題這集音質不好,不好意思:( 初次收聽的朋友們可以先聽別集 ► Get Transcripts(includes time markers) and support Abby's work: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseManda…
 
What if you are still struggling to get to the point where you can read the lowest level graded readers? What techniques can get you there? John and Jared will discuss steps you can take to bridge the gap to real reading and also begin to experience the snowball effect of reading in Chinese. Guest interview is with Abigail Washburn, a Grammy Award …
 
Jacob talks about his experience of being an exchange student in Italy and backpacking around Europe. We also discuss the difference between Taiwanese and Italian university students. Jacob來和我們分享他在大學時去義大利交換跟環歐的經驗,還有他觀察到台灣大學生跟歐洲大學生的差別。 ► Get the Transcript(includes time markers) of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin (05:14) …
 
I recommend a Taiwanese TV Drama which I think is the best one I've watched lately. 推薦一部我最近看過最好看的台劇。 ► Get Study Sheet and support Abby's work: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Watch this episode on Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoH-pm1Rto-1-ls5iKsQFg ► Website (all episodes & transcripts) : https://talktaiwanese…
 
Will Chinese one day unseat English to become the dominant language around the world? Jared and John discuss a paper by professor Jeffery Gil who predicts that one day it will. Guest interview is with Amani Core who provides a philosophical perspective on how Chinese shapes our view of humanity. Links from the episode: “Chinese to Rise as a Global …
 
Talking about the people I've met during the trip and why it's unforgettable for me. 環島旅行第二集 - 聊聊我在旅行中遇到的人、讓我難忘的回憶。 ► Get Study Sheet(includes time markers) and support Abby's work: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Website (all episodes & transcripts) : https://talktaiwanesemandarin.com ► Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/chan…
 
In this podcast, Katrina and I discuss whether Taiwanese people can speak English well. What is English education like in Taiwan? The Taiwanese government has set a goal for Taiwan to become bilingual by 2030. Is that realistic? 台灣人的英文程度怎麼樣?我們在學校是怎麼學英文的?台灣政府計畫在2030變成中英雙語國家,有可能嗎?以前當過英文老師的Katrina 來和我們聊聊她的經驗和想法! ► Get the Transcript of this episode: h…
 
You probably know a bit about Chinese surnames, but in this episode you’ll learn how they relate to both Chinese culture and language acquisition plus how they can even help you forge new relationships in Chinese. Guest interview is with Chris Marquis (of the China Corner Office podcast), business professor from Cornell University specializing in C…
 
Talking about my experience of scooter round-trip in Taiwan. 聊聊我跟朋友一起騎機車環島的經驗。 ► Get Study Sheet(includes transcripts, key words) of this episode and support Abby's work: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Watch this episode on Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoH-pm1Rto-1-ls5iKsQFg ► Website (show note & transcripts)…
 
Tan Ting-pho was a great Taiwanese painter, however, he’s not as well known as he deserves. In today's episode, I talk about the stories about him and the important events in Taiwan's modern history - the 228 incident and White Terror. 陳澄波是一位偉大的台灣畫家,可是卻很少人知道他的名字。為什麼呢?本集會聊聊他的故事還有台灣近代史上重要的事件 - 二二八事件、白色恐怖。 ► Get Study Sheet(includes transcripts, key w…
 
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: Chinese Grammar Wiki Book: Upper Intermediate…
 
Talking about what lunar new year means for Taiwanese people and how we celebrate it. I will play you the best new year song of all time(in my opinion). 祝大家新年快樂!聊聊台灣人怎麼過年、過年對台灣人的意義,最後放一首歌給你聽 ^_^ ► Get Study Sheet(includes transcripts, key words and sentence pattern) of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/TalkTaiwaneseMandarin ► Show notes & trans…
 
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 …
 
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