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TeaTime Chinese podcast is a perfect resource for intermediate Chinese learners. Each week, we are talking about the Chinese language, Chinese culture and everything going on in China, all in a simple and comprehensible manner. If you have reached an intermediate level, yet don’t know how to move on to the advanced level, TeaTime Chinese podcast will take you there. Learn Chinese with us! ~。~。~。 茶歇中文播客是一个学中文的好材料。每周,我们会用简单易懂的中文来谈论中国语言、中国文化,以及各种中国新闻。如果你已经到达了中级水平,但是不知道怎样到达高级水平,茶歇中文播客会帮助你梦想成真。和我 ...
 
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2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks carried out by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda against targets in the United States. Over 3000 people died as a result, and the world was forever changed. Since then, the United States has faced many challenges, including a long-running military occupation of Afghanistan, which ended only thi…
 
Vocab list of this episode for FREE: here 中国人有喝热水的习惯。很多外国人不明白:中国人为什么要喝热水?喝冷水不好吗?在今天的节目里,我会回答这些问题:中国人为什么爱喝热水?中国人是从什么时候开始喝热水的?一起听听吧。 Chinese people have the habit of drinking hot water. Many foreigners don't understand why Chinese people have to drink hot water. Isn't cool water good enough? In today's show, I will answer these questions: Why Chinese…
 
9月,我本来打算了要去法国读研究生。但是,因为各种各样的原因,我最后取消了去法国的行程。今天,我想和大家分享我没去法国的原因,希望你觉得有意思。 In September, I had planned to go to France for my master's degree. However, due to various reasons, I decided to cancel my journey at the last minute. Today, I would like to share with you my reasons for not going to France at this particular moment. Hope you find it interest…
 
Free Vocab list for episode 23: click here 两个多星期没有更新播客,真的抱歉。在今天的节目里,想和大家分享最近在我的生活中发生的事情。同时,也想给大家介绍一下中国的工作观。 Sorry for having not updated the podcast for two weeks! In today's episode, I would like to share with you all recent updates in my life. Meanwhile, I would like to talk a little bit about Chinese people's work ethics. ◉ Support, and gain acc…
 
Free Vocab list for episode 22: click here 在中国,我们有一种特别的文化,这就是 ”面子文化“。一个人什么时候 ”有面子“,什么时候 ”没面子“?”面子“ 是怎样支配中国人生活的呢?我们一起看看吧。 In China, we have a peculiar culture, which is the "face culture". When does a person "have face", and when does he "lose face"? How does "face" occupy the life of a Chinese person? Let's find out. ◉ Support, and gain access to p…
 
◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ 你来过上海吗?你听说过上海话吗?今天我会给大家简单地介绍一下上海话的历史,然后教大家几句上海话。快来听听吧! Have you been to Shanghai? Have you heard of Shanghainese? Today, I will briefly introduce the history of Shanghainese, then teach you some phrases. It's gonna be fun! ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars afte…
 
When most people think about China in the 21st century, they picture the big coastal megacities like Beijing or Shanghai. But that’s only a small part of the picture. For this episode, we traveled out west to Qinghai Province, which has an area the size of France but a population of just six million people. The region where Qinghai and southern Gan…
 
Pictures of famous Chinese dishes mentioned in the podcast: click here 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?你吃过什么地方的中国菜?中国很大。在不同的地方,我们有不同风格的食物。今天,我会给大家介绍两个地方的食物。一起吃中国菜吧! Do you like Chinese food? Which part of China's food have you eaten? China is huge. In different places, there is food of different styles. Today, I will be introducing food from two places in China. Let's ha…
 
A visual version of this episode is available on YouTube! Click here. 7月了。夏天马上就要来了。今年夏天,你有什么计划?今天,我想和你分享一下我的夏天计划。你觉得我的夏天计划怎么样? It's July now. Summer is coming soon. What is your plan for this summer? Today, I would like to share with you my plan for the summer. What do you think of my plan? ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: http…
 
“知音” 是什么意思?知音的意思是:一个非常非常好的朋友。今天,我会给大家介绍 “知音” 这个词语的来历。我们要回到2000年前的中国... ... What does 知音 mean? 知音 means a super, super good buddy. Today, I will be introducing the etymology of this word, which will bring us back to China 2000 years ago... ... ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (…
 
Download the episode outline that Nathan drew (on YouTube) FOR FREE: HERE 中国人喜欢学习语言吗?中国人喜欢学习什么语言?这些是今天我们要回答的问题。 Do Chinese people enjoy learning languages? What languages do we like to learn? These are the questions we are about to answer today. ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Lin…
 
* LIMITED OFFER * Download audio, transcript & English translation HERE 在这个星期的播客里,我会和大家分享最近在中国很火热的一条新闻。在云南,一些大象离开了自己的家,开始往北方移动。它们慢慢向城市靠近,引发了大家的关注。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing a recent news that became viral in China. In Yunnan, some elephants left their home and started to migrant towards north. They are approaching cities, and this a…
 
在这个星期的播客里,我会和大家分享我的童年的故事。我出生在哪里?长大在哪里?也欢迎你和我分享你的童年。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing episodes about my childhood, where I was born, where I grew up etc. You are welcome to share with me your childhood as well. ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after yo…
 
Download Chinese transcript 2021年5月22日,“杂交水稻之父” 袁隆平去世了,享年91岁。在中国,没有人不知道他的名字。他改良过的水稻养活了全世界数亿人的声明。如果你不知道袁隆平的话,欢迎收听这个星期的茶歇中文播客。 On May 22, 2021, "Father of Hybrid Rice" Yuan Longping died at the age of 91. In China, everyone knows his name. Rice ameliorated by Yuan has fed billions of people around the globe. If you haven't known him yet, then listen …
 
The Medical Aesthetics industry (what your grandmother calls “plastic surgery”) is booming in China. According to Deloitte, China's aesthetic medicine market grew from 65 billion yuan (US$10 billion) in 2015 to 175 billion yuan in 2019. That’s three times faster than the global industry average. Why are Chinese women -- and men -- so crazy about be…
 
Download Chinese transcript 在本周的节目里,我会给大家介绍"简体字"的历史。中国人是什么时候开始用简体字的?中国人为什么要发明简体字?台湾人为什么不用简体字?希望你能学到一点点新东西。 In this week's episode, I will be introducing the history of "simplified Chinese characters". When did Chinese people start using simplified characters? Why did Chinese people invent them? Why don't people in Taiwan use simplified characters? …
 
Download Chinese transcript Download Chinese transcript & English translation 在本周的节目里,我会给大家介绍VR(虚拟现实)对教育的影响。用VR学习有什么优点?有什么缺点?让我们一起看看吧! In this week's episode, I will be presenting the influence VR (Virtual Reality) will have on education. What advantages will there be studying using VR? What will be the disadvantages? Let's find out together! ◉ Sup…
 
在本周的节目里,我想给大家讲一个中国古代英雄的故事。这就是“木兰”的故事。希望大家喜欢。 In this week's episode, I will be telling the story of a hero in ancient China. This is the story of Mulan. Hope you like it. ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.ital…
 
在本周的节目里,我会和大家分享中国的“广场舞”文化。我会分析为什么在中国会出现“广场舞”的现象,然后我会谈谈我的看法。一起学习吧! In this week's episode, I will share with everyone China's "public dancing" culture. I will analyze why this phenomenon appeared in China, then talk about my view on it. Happy learning! ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teati…
 
While many companies have felt the impact of Covid-19, some courageous entrepreneurs in China are still willing to take risks and launch new ventures in this time of global economic fluctuations. Our guest today, Lysa Wei, is one of them. In 2020, Lysa started her own company bringing hard seltzer to the China market. Low-calories and sugar-free, h…
 
你喜欢看电影或者电视剧吗?在本周的节目里,我想和大家一起分享我最喜欢的电影和电视剧。然后,我会向大家推荐3部中文的电影。希望大家喜欢。 Do you enjoy watching movies or TV series? In this week's podcast, I want to share with everyone some of my favorite movies and TV series. Then, I will recommend 3 Chinese movies. Hope you like them. ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.…
 
在这个星期的节目里,我们会继续读鲁迅的《故乡》。我们会知道鲁迅和闰土时隔30年见面会发生什么。他们是否还是30年前那两个最好的朋友? In this week's show, we will continue on reading "Hometown" by Lu Xun. We will see what happens between Lu and Run Tu after 30 years of not eeing each other. Are they still best friends as they were 30 years ago? ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!)…
 
在今天的节目里,我会给大家读鲁迅的《故乡》(简化版)。鲁迅20多年没有回到自己的故乡。这次回来,他看见了妈妈,侄子和以前的邻居。但是他最期待的是小时候的一个好朋友。他的名字叫闰土... ... In this week's episode, I will be reading Lu Xun's 《Hometown》(simplified) to everyone. Lu Xun hasn't been back to his town for more than 20 years. Upon returning this time, he met with his mother, his nephew, and an old neighbor of his. However, the per…
 
在今天的节目里,我会和大家分享H&M禁止使用新疆棉花的新闻。然后,我会和大家分享我眼中的新疆,以及我和维吾尔族朋友交往的经历。 In today's episode, I will be sharing with everyone H&M's new policy of not using cotton produced in Xinjiang, China. Then, I will share my knowledge about Xinjiang, as well as my experience of having Uighur friends. ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!…
 
The LGBTQ+ community in China is largely out of sight, and awareness of ideas relating to sexual equality is still very low. Ying, who calls herself Iron, is a feminist, activist, and director of the Beijing LGBT Center. She is one of the most prominent activists promoting LGBT rights in China and has played a vital role in arranging mental health …
 
在本周的节目里,我会向大家介绍中国人从小到大上的学校,并且分享我对中国教育制度的看法。希望大家喜欢。 In this week's episode, I will be introducing chronically each school that a Chinese person would attend, then share with everyone my thoughts on the educational system in China. Hope you enjoy. ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chi…
 
在本周的节目里,我会和大家分享在上海我最喜欢的3个地方。我会告诉大家这些地方在哪里,它们为什么好玩,以及我喜欢它们的个人原因。如果有机会来上海,希望大家能来这些地方看看。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing with you 3 of my favorite places in Shanghai. I will tell you where they are, what's fun about them, as well as my personal reasons for my affection. If you ever come to Shanghai, I hope you can drop by these places. ◉ ita…
 
今天的话题是:台湾和中国大陆之间的菠萝大战。从2021年3月1日开始,中国大陆将暂停买台湾的菠萝。这是为什么呢?这会有什么影响呢?今天我会和大家分享这个新闻。 The topic for today is: The War of Pineapples between Taiwan and Mainland China. Starting from 1st March, 2021, Mainland China will stop importing pineapples from Taiwan. Why is this happening? What impact might this incident have? Today I will be sharing you this piece…
 
今天的话题是:我们为什么学习中文?我会和大家分享学习中文的5个原因。如果你有别的学习中文的原因,你可以用邮件告诉我。我的邮箱是:teatimechinese@hotmail.com。如果你对未来的 “茶歇中文” 有什么建议,也欢迎给我发邮件。 The topic for today is: Why do we learn Chinese? I will be sharing with you 5 reasons to learn Chinese. If you are learning Chinese for other reasons, you can send me an email. My email address is: teatimechinese@hotmail.com. If…
 
“茶歇中文” 是一个帮助你学习中文的播客(podcast)。每周,我会用中文聊一个有趣的话题。如果你已经会一些中文 (HSK4水平左右) ,并想找一些有趣的材料学习,那么这个播客(podcast)一定能帮助你。 “TeaTime Chinese” is a podcast that helps take your Mandarin to the next level. Each week, I will be talking about an interesting topic in Mandarin Chinese. If you already know some Chinese (HSK 4 and above), and wish to find interesting materi…
 
Schools all over China have signs and banners exhorting students to hao hao xuexi, tiantian shang shang ("Study hard and make progress every day"). Being a kid -- or a parent! -- in China means a lot of pressure to compete and succeed and the educational system is built around the college entrance exams. Students sacrifice their childhood and freed…
 
It seems like every email we have received recently begins with “In this challenging year…” Well 2020, your time is almost up. You only have a few days left before we turn the page to 2021. Every year at this time, we look back on the year that was and talk about our plans for the future. In this episode, Yajun, Jingjing, and Karoline discuss survi…
 
Over the past few weeks, the US election has dominated the news worldwide, even in China. Chinese people have been fascinated to watch an odd political soap opera unfold in the United States beginning with the election of Donald Trump back in 2016. Four years later, despite harsh rhetoric and aggressive policies directed at China, Trump still has s…
 
China’s economy is getting back to normal. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 still changed many people’s lives forever. Some of them were fired while others spent months job hunting, and many more used the crisis to re-value the things they used to take for granted. Life almost one year after the first case of coronavirus is permanently different f…
 
For many people worldwide, the protests in Hong Kong have been a news story in a year full of news. But the demonstrations and political crisis have deeply affected Hong Kongers dividing the city and even families. Michelle is from Hong Kong but living in Japan and has been arguing with her girlfriend – who is from mainland China – about the protes…
 
2020 has been a challenging year. Many families experienced an incredible sense of loss, sadness, and desperation as they lost family members to Covid-19. Meanwhile, other families welcomed new life who brought love and hope during a difficult time. Our co-host, Jingjing, and our close friend, Annie, each gave birth this year and it was not easy. T…
 
The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected many people’s lives and had a detrimental impact on businesses around the world. But some industries have inadvertently benefited from the outbreak — such as pornography. Even though porn is legally prohibited in China, such restrictions don’t stop many people from looking for adult content, most of the time by us…
 
In a recent podcast episode, we discussed how Covid-19 changed the outlook when it came to China’s consumption boom. As a part of the generation that had taken supercharged economic development for granted and had never worried about financial stability, the potential impact of Covid-19 on the economy also requires us to rethink our finances. In th…
 
To many readers of English-language media, “news assistant” is an unfamiliar term. Yet the people operating in this role are often integral to many overseas outlets’ coverage of China. Also sometimes referred to as “news researchers,” they are Chinese citizens working as journalists for foreign media who often do far more than mere research and yet…
 
As China continues to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, some experts expected to see a strong consumption rebound in recent weeks. However, it didn’t happen. Instead, the amount of saving in the first quarter of 2020 surged in China. Many Chinese, including the post-’90 and post-’00 generations who are used to living paycheck to paycheck, have star…
 
While the world is suffering from the global pandemic of novel coronavirus Covid-19, Jingjing talks to Donna, a Chinese student studying in the UK. In this episode, Donna shares her perspectives on life under lockdown overseas, including how she ended up getting military food and her experience with racism in the UK.…
 
When her hometown went into lockdown, Yuli Wang decided to help send messages of hope and support from around the world to Wuhan citizens. Yuli Yang, a journalist born and raised in Wuhan, shared with us her #GoWuhan social media campaign launched right after the Covid-19 outbreak began making international headlines. She and a group of volunteers …
 
As China continues to deal with novel coronavirus Covid-19, it’s clear that this crisis wasn’t only a test of China’s governance and public health system. It was also a challenge to the resilience of many businesses in the country, particularly small and medium enterprises. What are the biggest challenges they are facing and what kind of measures c…
 
The novel coronavirus Covid-19 has taken hundreds of lives and caused disruption and psychological damage throughout China and — increasingly — across the world. With millions still under lockdown and self-imposed quarantine within China, and many Chinese unable to return home at an important time of year due to travel restrictions, Wǒ Men hosts Ji…
 
Last week, before the break out of the coronavirus, much of the world’s attention focused on Davos, a little European ski resort town in Switzerland where this year the World Economic Forum celebrated its 50 year anniversary and welcomed more than 3,000 political, business and other leaders. Jingjing and Yajun, the two co-hosts of Wǒ Men Podcast, m…
 
This year more than 220,000 Chinese people sent online endorsements of gay marriage to China’s top legislative body, arguing for a same-sex marriage amendment to be made to China’s marriage laws. For the system to change in China, the LGBTQ+ community needs allies. Olivia Wang explains to us how she takes action to support the LGBTQ community by at…
 
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