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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 between 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
 
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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 looking at a news together about the latest entry/travel policies in some countries and regions. As well as what you need to prepare before traveling ab…
 
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! Have you wondered why we eat Zong Zi and watch Dragon Boat Race during the Dragon Boat Festival? In today’s episode Karen introduces a touching Chinese legend that explains these …
 
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, Karen introduced one of the most famous Chinese legends - the story behind the Chinese Valentine’s Day - Qi Xi. Qi Xi is the festival that we pray to gods for …
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript (with study notes) at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts, bonus episodes and many more perks! In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen talked about the story behind one of the oldest Chinese festivals - Mid-autumn Festival. These ancient legends represent people’s endeavor…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript (with study notes) at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts, special bonus episodes and many more perks! In Today’s episode, Karen and Nick talked about useful phrases and sentences you can use when discussing festivals and holidays in Chinese. Learn how to ask: what ar…
 
DOWNLOAD the transcript (with study notes) here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In last episode, Karen and Nick talked about basic phrases and sentences related to food. In Today’s episode, they put these words in use and have a conversation about unique dishes in their hometown. Food is an accessible and fun conversation starter no matter …
 
DOWNLOAD the transcript (with study notes) here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen talked about everything about food. Food is a big element of a culture as well as the most accessible topic to start a small talk. As a Chinese language learner, learning how to introduce special dishes from your hometown can p…
 
On September 30, 2020 I was thrilled to lead a language learning Podcasters panel for International Podcast Day. You can watch the video of this panel on YouTube, https://youtu.be/hR8fr0Hapo0, OR you can listen to this on this episode. Thank you to Dave and Steve, the geniuses behind IPD, for holding yet another amazing year's sessions of Podcaster…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen discussed how to describe appearance and beauty taste in Mandarin. We also briefly touched upon different beauty standards of Chinese people and Western people. Nick is from the USA. Our opinions expressed in the show are our own personal op…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen talked about Chinese Internet slangs you must know in 2020. Internet slangs are a big part of a language as languages are constantly changing and evolving. It’s also highly unlikely for you to learn them in books. So how can you learn them? …
 
In this episode we are talking to Ken Hirano, who was born in Japan but his family moved to the U.S. before he started school. He has returned to Japan to live a few times in his life, and now is one of them. He moved back to Tokyo about a year ago and recently wrote a post on LinkedIn on this geographic anniversary about his cultural and language …
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen discussed the major differences between Chinese grammar and English grammar, as well as some unique features of Chinese grammar. Making comparisons like this can sometimes help you understand Chinese grammar better. Here are the 5 major diff…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen discussed the action movie Mulan recently made by Disney. Mulan is an ancient Chinese story about a female warrior who takes her aged father's place in the conscription for the army by disguising herself as a man. We rated the movie from 5 d…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the transcript at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat In Today’s episode, Nick and Karen discussed Chinese habits that westerners find hard to get used to, from how we wash our clothes to how we eat our food. All of these small phenomena reflect the differences between Chinese and Western culture. These ‘strange’ ways of living …
 
Welcome to a language learning conversation in 3 acts with Kerstin Cable of The Fluent Show Podcast. Act 1 is where Kerstin and I share our empathy for the language learner during the sometimes arduous process. But then we hit heads in act 2 by arguing (respectfully, of course) about natural ability when it comes to learning languages. But don't wo…
 
This is our first before and after language follow up episode. Cameron and I chatted about his Mandarin Chinese language learning process and progress in September 2019, in episode 21 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatslanguage/21). At the end of that episode we had him write his own questions for this six month follow up chat. More info: https://…
 
In this episode, Steph Cook of Transcontinental Overload is kind enough to ponder 3 aspects of German that strike me (Geopats Steph) as strange. Her insights and humo(u)r about these differences is a sheer delight. You will never hear the German language in the same way again. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatslanguage/29…
 
This week due to an evil head cold I have something different for you. This mini language episode includes: -a personal German language update (get ready to cringe) and -an unpublished language snippet from a previous interview with Yunus from September 2019 More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatslanguage/27…
 
Ever get frustrated with how little of the language in your textbooks can be used in real life conversations? Davey, Founder of Popcorn Club in Shanghai, China isn’t. Why not? Because he is too busy enjoying his conversations to care. I asked Davey how he keeps conversations going and here are his top 3 tips for doing so. ​​ More info: https://www.…
 
How sound sensitive are you? Our guest today, Phoebe, grew up with Mandarin Chinese but has learned a myriad of languages including English, Finnish, German & more. But her sound talent goes far beyond languages into sound and voice research in her current PhD life in Ireland. She is currently researching the connection between recorded voices and …
 
In last episode, we took a dive in interesting shopping culture and unique phenomena in China. This time, we discussed some useful sentences you might need when actually going shopping in China. Listen up and speak up :) If you want to find your own personal tutor for studying Chinese, italki.com is a great website. Use our link to get 10$ off for …
 
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