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TeaTime Chinese is an intermediate Chinese podcast using the "Comprehensible Input" method. In each episode, Nathan talks about Chinese language, Chinese culture and Chinese news. If you are an intermediate Chinese learner eager to move on to the advanced level, TeaTime Chinese podcast will take you there. 茶歇中文是一个使用 ”可理解输入“ 法的中级汉语播客。每周,我们谈论中国语言、中国文化和中国新闻。如果你是中级学习者,星耀到达高级水平,茶歇中文播客会让你受益匪浅。 Website: https://teatimechinese.com/ Become a member: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese YouTube: htt ...
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and is the founder of the StoryLearning® method. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Ar ...
 
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In this second installment of the 7th Season, Laszlo once refers to "The Mengzi" for this short tale of the foolish farmer who wasn't satisfied with nature's pace. This time we look at 揠苗助长 Yà Miáo Zhù Zhǎng. Let's face it, some things in life take time, especially when the natural order of things is involved. This farmer back in the ancient Song S…
 
上周五,我结束了六个月的实习。第一次在法国的公司工作,有很多感触,于是想做一集播客,跟大家分享。我会讲讲自己找实习的过程,在公司的经历,然后分享法国公司和中国公司的不同。我也很想了解其他国家的公司文化。 Last Friday, I finished my 6 months of internship. This was my first time working in a French company, and I have a lot of emotions, which brought me to this episode. I will talk about my process of applying for the internship, and my experiences i…
 
Happy New Year everyone!! We begin 2023 with a brand new season of The Chinese Sayings Podcast. For the Season 7 opener, we're going with another one that came straight from The Chronicles of Zuo: Chún Wáng Chǐ Hán 唇亡齿寒. If the lips are gone, the teeth get cold. Those of you familiar with the Korean War might recall Chairman Mao using this one. Lea…
 
在2022年的最后一集播客里,我们继续来读冰心的《寄小读者》。时隔一年,冰心回忆自己抵达日本时的所见所闻,以及之后前往美国的旅程。一路上,她遇到不同的人,看到不同的事物。让我们同冰心一起旅行吧。 In the last episode of 2022, let’s continue reading “To My Little Readers” by Bing Xin. In today’s letter, the author winds the clock back to one year ago, to tell us about her memory of Japan, and the journey to America. She met different people and s…
 
冰心是中国当代最有名的女作家之一。她一生为孩子们写作。冰心在《晨报》上刊登的《寄小读者》为当时中国的孩子们介绍了她在海外的见闻。今天,我们就要选择《寄小读者》中的两封信,回到100年前那艘从中国驶往美国的船上。 Bing Xin is one of the most well known contemporary female writers. She wrote for children all her life. Her “To My Little Readers” which was first published in the “Morning Post” brought her whereabouts abroad to Chinese children of that time.…
 
史铁生是当代最杰出的中国作家之一。他的《合欢树》更是被录入上海的语文课本。合欢树是史铁生和母亲居住过的老家院子里的一棵树。这棵树的背后有怎样的故事?这棵树带给作者哪些回忆?让我们一起来阅读这篇文章。 Shi Tiesheng is one of the most outstanding contemporary writers in China. His "The Chinese Silk Tree" has been used in textbooks in Shanghai. The Chinese silk tree is just a tree in the yard where Shi used to live with his mother. What story is behi…
 
Once again, Warring States heavy, Han Feizi, pulls through for us with an excellent chengyu in this Season 6 closer. Bào Xīn Jiù Huǒ 抱薪救火. Sometimes you think you're helping...but all you're doing is making things worse. Our story goes back to the early 3rd century BC rivalry between Qin and Wei. During the reign of pugnacious King Zhaoxiang of Qin…
 
不少国家在历史上都多次改变首都,比如法国,日本,俄罗斯... 中国也不例外。大家都知道,中国今天的首都是北京?那么以前呢?今天,就让我给你介绍中国历代的首都。 It is commonplace for countries to change their capital cities during the course of history. Countries like France, Japan and Russia all had different capital cities. China is no exception. We all know that the capital city today is Beijing. How about in the past? Today…
 
Here's another good chengyu that goes all the way back to the Zuo Zhuan, The Commentaries of Zuo Qiuming. The story takes place during the 6th century BC and concerns the Spring & Autumn Period states of Chu and Jin. Sima Hou of Jin advised his king against forcing the unlikable Chu King Ling into a corner. The king's advisor explained, when nation…
 
从古至今,人类用过各种各样的通讯工具。中国人也是一样。在今天的播客里,我们就会看看中国人用过哪些通讯工具。我们也会聊聊今天最流行的通讯工具:社交媒体。 From ancient times to today, human beings have used all kinds of communication tools. So do Chinese people. In today's episode, we will look at communication tools used by Chinese people. We will also talk about the most popular means right now: social media. ◉ Watch the mo…
 
有一本书,过了2500年,仍然被人们提及。在战争里,在商业中,这本书都被视作经典。这本书就是《孙子兵法》。今天我们来看看,孙子是谁?《孙子兵法》讲了什么?《孙子兵法》是怎么被外国人知道的? There is a book, which after 2500 years is still mentioned by people. In wars, in business, this book is seen as a classic. This book is "the Art of War" by Sun Tsu. Today we will look at these questions: Who is Sun Tsu? What does the book talk about? How…
 
Here's another great one from the good old days of the Western Han Dynasty. Does the Book of Han deliver or what? If you like happy endings, this is one you'll enjoy. Two star-crossed lovers, one rich and one poor, don't stop believing and end up happily ever after. This is the story of Sima Xiangru 司马相如 and Zhuo Wenjun 卓文君. He knew it as soon as h…
 
In this episode, Juan asks: “I’m learning Portuguese. Which language should I think in - English or Spanish?“ Find a 5* language tutor!We're proud to recommend LanguaTalk as the best place to take language lessons online with a real teacher. StoryLearning is now part-owner of LanguaTalk, and that's because we're committed to building the best possi…
 
Here's one that goes back all the way to the Huananzi 淮南子. And it's still used today. And quite often too. Sài wēng shī mǎ, yān zhī fēi fú 塞翁失马焉知非福. Eight characters that remind us sometimes you never know when a good thing turns out to be a bad thing and a bad thing turns out to be a blessing in disguise. This is the Chinese Saying that reminds us…
 
英国女王伊丽莎白二世于2022年9月8日逝世,享年96岁。她25岁成为英国女王,也是英国历史上第一个在位70年的君主。在今天的播客里,我们会一起了解:女王是谁?她做了什么?她对世界有什么影响? Queen Elizabeth II past away on September 8th, 2022 at the age of 96. She became Queen at the age of 25, and later became the first monarch of England history to reign for 70 years. In today's podcast, we will talk about: Who is the Queen? What did she …
 
9月是开学的季节:学生们回到学校,开始新的学期。在今天的节目里,我就想跟大家分享我的小学生活。中国的小学生学习什么?我们有什么活动?你也可以看看,你的国家的小学和中国的有什么不同。 September is the season of the new school year: students return to school to start the new semester. In today's podcast, I would like to share my life as a pupil. What do pupils study? What activities do we have. You can see how elementary schools in your cou…
 
This week's Chinese Saying is a well-worn one brought to us by none other than Sima Qian, the Grand Historian. Featured in this story are Lian Po, Zhao She, Zhao Kuo, Bai Qi and the whole Battle of Changping. This is the story of Zhǐshàng Tánbīng 紙上談兵, a useful chengyu for all kinds of occasions where the end result doesn't necessarily go according…
 
In today's episode, Olly speaks with Sam Hendry, who lives in Dubai, about his amazing journey learning Spanish in one year. Here's where you can watch the video of Sam surprising his girlfriend in Spanish: Watch on Facebook Watch on Instagram Find a 5* language tutor! We're proud to recommend LanguaTalk as the best place to take language lessons o…
 
住在外国,经常感觉人们对中国有不好的印象。仔细了解,原来他们对于中国人有不少误解。这是很可惜的。在今天的播客里,我们就会看看外国人对于中国的三个常见的误解。 Living abroad, I often feel that people hold negative impressions towards China. After my inquiry, it turned out that they have plenty of misunderstandings towards Chinese people. This is quite a shame. In a today's podcast, we will take a look at 3 common misunderstandi…
 
This Chinese Saying for this time, 东山再起 Dōng Shān Zài Qǐ is a good one for any situation involving someone whose career everyone thought finished but who came back for one more great moment. This tale, taken from the Book of Jin, tells the story of Xie An who, after already doing great things for the Eastern Jin, came out of retirement to shine one…
 
中国为世界科技的进步做出过很大的贡献,其中最有名的可能是 "四大发明"。Francis Bacon 和 Karl Marx 都说过:这些中国的发明改变了人类的历史。"四大发明" 包括哪四个发明?我们来看看。 China made great contributions to the world in terms of technological improvements, among which "the Four Great Inventions" are probably the most well-known. Both Francis Bacon and Karl Marx said that these inventions "changed the history of mank…
 
We've all been in this situation in our lives. Here's one for all seasons. Poor old Zhou Bo was caught ill-prepared when the emperor was grilling him. Enjoy this one, gifted to us by The Grand Historian himself, Sima Qian: Hàn Liú Jiā Bèi 汗流浃背. The weather doesn't need to be hot and humid to relate to this ancient classic. Learn more about your ad …
 
对一个中国人来说,孝顺非常重要。在古代,孝顺的人被别人尊重,甚至被授予朝廷 (政府) 的工作。中国人为什么这么孝顺?孝顺是一个好的文化吗?我们来看看。 To a Chinese person, filial piety is extremely important. In the old days, people with this virtue were repected, and even given government jobs. Why are Chinese people so respectful to their parents? Is this a good culture? Let's find out. ◉ Read transcript for free ◉ More…
 
The story behind today's Chinese Saying is an old favorite of all lovers of popular Chinese history. How can we forget Zhao Gao 赵高 from the Qin Dynasty and the famous story behind Zhǐ Lù Wéi Mǎ 指鹿为马. In our connected age when it's so easy to hoodwink one another in news feeds and social media, this is the perfect chéngyǔ to keep handy at all times.…
 
很多大学生和研究生都会找实习。我也不例外。不过,在外国找实习有更多的困难。今天,我想和大家分享我在法国找实习的经历。 Many university students and graduate school students look for internships. I am without exception. However, looking for internships in a foreign country can pose more difficulties. Today, I would like to share with you my experiences of looking for an internship in France. ◉ Read transcrip…
 
We're back with another good one, this time with a rare appearance of a twelve-character Chinese Saying. This one is perfect for our modern times. It' become a regular thing to see politicians, celebrities, and everyday people, talking the talk on social media about how to act, but not following through so much with walking the walk. Politicians st…
 
1997年7月1日,香港回归了中国。在这一天之前,香港还是英国的殖民地,但过了这一天,香港又成为了中国的一部分。你可能听说过香港,可你知道香港在回归之后,有哪些有趣的变化吗?很多人看过香港的电影,你想了解更多关于香港电影的知识吗?今天,让我们走近香港,一起看看它的历史,和电影文化吧。 On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong returened to China. Before this day, Hong Kong was one of the many colonies of Britain. But after this day, it is again a part of China. You may have heard of Hong Kong, but do you…
 
The CSP is back for another season. We're coming out of the starting gate nice and strong for the Sixth Season opener with one of the great all-time classics: Point at the Mulberry Tree and Scold the Locust Tree. Zhǐ Sāng Mà Huái 指桑骂槐. This one has a double provenance, coming to us from both The Thirty-Six Strategems and Dream of the Red Chamber. T…
 
The Old Town of Lijiang, Zhangjiajie and Sanya are three famous tourist attractions in China. They are also three of the most vistited places in China. Do you know where they are? Do you know their stories and what they are famous for? Today, let's have a Tour de China! ◉ Free vocab list for this episode ◉ Read transcript for free ◉ More learning m…
 
丽江古城、张家界和三亚是三个中国有名的旅游景点,也是国内节假日参观人数最多的旅游景点。你知道它们在中国的哪里吗?你知道这些景点的特色和故事吗?今天,让我们一起畅游中国吧! The Old Town of Lijiang, Zhangjiajie and Sanya are three famous tourist attractions in China. They are also three of the most vistited places in China. Do you know where they are? Do you know their stories and what they are famous for? Today, let's have a Tour de …
 
The story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (the Butterfly Lovers) has been past on for generations in forms of litterature, theatre, as well as cinema and animation today. The story of the death of two young persons for love and their reincarnation into butterflies is most familiar to a Chinese ear. What exactly happened in this story? Let us find o…
 
梁山伯和祝英台 (梁祝) 的故事千年以来口口相传,出现在文学,戏剧,以及今天的电影,动画之中。梁祝殉情,双双化蝶的故事,在中国家喻户晓。这是一个怎样的故事?今天,让我们一起来发现。 The story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (the Butterfly Lovers) has been past on for generations in forms of litterature, theatre, as well as cinema and animation today. The story of the death of two young persons for love and their reincarnation into butter…
 
The concept of "the common language" emerged no more than 100 years ago, but it has become the shared language of 80% of the Chinese population today. Why do we need Mandarin Chinese as the common language? Is Mandarin Chinese equal to "the Beijing language"? Throughout history, has the Beijing language always been the major dialect in China? Have …
 
“普通话” 的概念诞生不过百年,但是今天已经成为80%的中国人通用的语言。为什么要有普通话?普通话是北京话吗?历史上,北京话一直是最重要的方言吗?来听听今天的播客吧。 The concept of "the common language" emerged no more than 100 years ago, but it has become the shared language of 80% of the Chinese population today. Why do we need Mandarin Chinese as the common language? Is Mandarin Chinese equal to "the Beijing language"? Throug…
 
对于某一个历史人物,人们总是有不一样的观点。有的人说他是好人,有的人说他是坏人。但是有这样一个人,两千年来,一直被人们尊敬,爱戴,几乎从来没有人给予负面的评价。这个人就是关羽。 关羽出生在东汉末年,是蜀国开国将领中的一个。他勇敢,忠诚,爱读书,是古代君子的榜样。今天,我们就会了解他的一生。 People always have different opinions towards a certain historic figure. Some would say he was a good man, while other people might say otherwise. However, there is this person, whom through 2,000 years, …
 
对于某一个历史人物,人们总是有不一样的观点。有的人说他是好人,有的人说他是坏人。但是有这样一个人,两千年来,一直被人们尊敬,爱戴,几乎从来没有人给予负面的评价。这个人就是关羽。 关羽出生在东汉末年,是蜀国开国将领中的一个。他勇敢,忠诚,爱读书,是古代君子的榜样。今天,我们就会了解他的一生。 People always have different opinions towards a certain historic figure. Some would say he was a good man, while other people might say otherwise. However, there is this person, whom through 2,000 years, …
 
The life for a Shanghainese hasn't been easy recently. Starting from March 28th, many people have been staying at home for more than 20 days. Shanghai's control of the virus has always been a role model for many other citie, but how come things are out of control now? What life is like for a Shanghainese now? Today, we will answer these questions. …
 
We're about to release a special new range of intermediate StoryLearning programmes, and I'm sooo excited! And as a loyal listener, I'd like to offer you early access and a very special offer to celebrate the launch. (It's something I always like to do whenever we release something new!) To get on the notification list, click: https://storylearning…
 
最近,上海人的生活不容易。从3月28日封城开始,很多人待在家里已经20多天了。上海对于疫情的控制一直是其他城市的榜样,现在怎么会失控了呢?现在的上海人的生活是怎样的呢?今天,我们会回答这些问题。 ◉ Read transcript for free ◉ More learning meterials on Patreon ◉ Find us on YouTube ◉ Attend our weekly Duolingo Events ◉ Find a Chinese teacher on italki (use this link)By Nathan Rao
 
In this episode, Olly speaks with Mike Shangkuan, CEO of Lingoda. In a wide-ranging discussion, you'll hear about: Growing up as a Chinese-American with a passion for languages How Mike pivoted his career from banking to language tech The challenges of building a tutoring business Adapting language teaching for the online world Do You Have A Langua…
 
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