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Learn chinese with our podcast the easy way! Dont forget to visit our learning center at http://www.visualmandarin.com. There you will find exercises for all levels and material to prepare you for the HSK exam.

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Learn chinese with our podcast the easy way! Dont forget to visit our learning center at http://www.visualmandarin.com. There you will find exercises for all levels and material to prepare you for the HSK exam.

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By Jfidijr - May 28 2016
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Visual Mandarin has been great for my learning at the elementary-intermediate level. Sometimes it takes a little effort to understand Teresa's English but I've never missed anything.

Awsome!

By Simple D - Jul 30 2012
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Great explaination. But it could have been slowed down on the tones a bit for absolute beginners like myself.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
3
2
1
1

Good learning tool

By Jfidijr - May 28 2016
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Visual Mandarin has been great for my learning at the elementary-intermediate level. Sometimes it takes a little effort to understand Teresa's English but I've never missed anything.

Awsome!

By Simple D - Jul 30 2012
Read more
Great explaination. But it could have been slowed down on the tones a bit for absolute beginners like myself.

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Learn Chinese - Visualmandarin

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Learn chinese with our podcast the easy way! Dont forget to visit our learning center at http://www.visualmandarin.com. There you will find exercises for all levels and material to prepare you for the HSK exam.

Rank #1: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - Coffee or Tea

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茶,是中华民族的举国之饮。
咖啡,却被公认为是西方的饮品
茶,可以让你清醒!
咖啡,使你兴奋!
你是想要茶色人生?
还是想要咖啡色人生?
前者是一种心境
而后者则是一种心情。

Apr 18 2010

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Rank #2: Beginner - Chinese Podcast - Survival Chinese - Going to the restaurant

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Ali can’t remember when he began to go to restaurants so often. Before a certain moment he was really obsessed with home-made food and liked, all the time, to cook each meal by himself. It seems that now, he was getting lazier. He only wants to sit in a comfortable chair, waits for the cooked food to be brought just in front of him. In fact, Ali is not alone.


With more and more restaurants opened everywhere in the city, people prefer to take a pause from the busy work and enjoy the food in restaurants. That makes everything easier. Of course, when we have the served food, why bother to ponder over about cooking? We can simply choose a restaurant, ask for the menu and order whatever that fascinates you to satisfy your grumbling stomach. Ali just returned from work, lay himself down on the bed, then called his girlfriend. He spoke in his lame Chinese, “想上饭店吗?” Then they started their short dialogue about where to go for the dinner.

If you want to consolidate what you have learned, why not try the exercises for this lesson? Please Chinese test to try the exercises now.

May 30 2009

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Rank #3: Intermediate - Chinese Podcast - Introducing the special one

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She looked distinct tonight, or you can say, she was gorgeous. When she stepped down along the stairs in that white, gauzy dress, everyone stopped drinking, their conversations or whatever they were doing and turned around to the glamorous lady that came forward. No one knew exactly who she was walking to and who was going to be selected as the lucky gentleman. The lady didn’t glance around. She was so calm and so indifferent to everyone else. She only forged ahead straight to one corner, where a neatly dressed man was pouring a cup of Whiskey into a glass and handed it directly to her. As she approached closer, he took out another hand from behind and wrapped her attractive waist and scooped her into his arms. That was a ball hosted by a rich family and the man was just about to introduce his girlfriend to his family members. Please listen to this dialogue to find out how to introduce that special one into your family.

In this lesson we discuss the use of the Retroflex tone - 儿. For example: 跟我来这边一下儿. Before 一下儿, the words may look familiar - follow me here. Actually, 一下儿 is a slang for ‘a little bit’. It always comes after the verbs. In a word, it usually sits at the end of a sentence.

我们一起过去行吗? Here we have another grammar point. In most cases, we separate 行吗 with a common, and the closest translation to English is: ”right?, ok?”. For example: 我们到时候见面,行吗? we will meet then, ok? So, to find out more about this grammar, please listen to the lesson, 行吗?
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May 31 2009

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Rank #4: Intermediate - Chinese Podcast - Buying a Computer

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Robert's demanding girlfriend wants him to buy a new laptop. But she doesn't want any vulgar laptop. She wants something that looks elegant and expensive. Of course the only laptop that can fulfil her needs is an Apple. But can Robert afford it? Listen to this podcast to find out.

Notes:In Chinese, when people want to express something that has happened ,they use 了 le, no tone at the end of a verb. For example: 花了我不少钱—cost me a lot of money. Also Chinese use a lot of interjections when they talk. The most common ones are: 啊 and 呢.


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Jun 03 2009

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Rank #5: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - 60th Anniversary of foundation of China

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这个“十一”国庆节是中国建国60周年。这节课,我们将和你分享这六十年来中国的变化。

Feb 13 2011

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Rank #6: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - Magic cat II

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佛祖说过,世间凡是有七窍者皆可修炼成仙。所谓七窍其实按今天的话说就是生物吧。猫自然也算其中。而且据记载。修炼的猫每过二十年就能多长出一条尾巴,当尾巴长到第九条的时候,它就能修到一定的境界了。
但这第九条尾巴可不好长,当一只猫拥有八条尾巴的时候,它会得到一个提示,它必须去满足一个人的愿望。而每实现一个愿望,猫就必须消失掉一条尾巴来实现。所以这几乎成了一个死循环。除非它碰到的那个人许一个愿意让它长第九根尾巴的愿望。

Feb 22 2011

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Rank #7: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - Diet

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你是小胖子还是瘦子呢?你在减肥吗?
全世界的女生都在减肥,你还在等什么呢!

作为胖子,有以下四大痛苦:
所有的美丽衣服都是为瘦子而设计。
胖子永远只能走可爱路线,离性感简直十万八千里远。
班里的同学都喜欢欺负最胖的同学。
有帅哥男朋友会被大家怀疑是“倒追”!
为了漂亮的衣服,为了自己帅帅的男朋友,
为了自己一点点的虚荣心,也为了自己“内在美”与“外在美”的两全其美,
让我们开始减肥吧,与双下巴说再见!

Mar 21 2012

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Rank #8: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - To Makeup or not to Makeup

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女人妆与不妆,最终能搞乱的,不过是欠缺自信的小男人的心湖,有些小男人,拖着自己的女人,像守着一笔小钱,既渴望炫耀,又担心财露眼了招来丧财之痛。财不可露眼,女人不可露色,是他们对自己的警诫。

Mar 03 2011

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Rank #9: Elementary - Chinese Podcast - Travelling to Xi'an

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Xi'an, the historical city, was called Chang'an in ancient times. Historically, it was famous for its mild climate, adequate rainfall and rich products. Xi'an has a long history. It served as a capital for twelve dynasties, including the Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui and Tang dynasties, spanning over 1120 years. It became the oriental cultural center of the Silk Road. So would you like to pay a visit to this fabulous city? Or are you currently in Xi’an? No matter if you are planning to or already travelled here, please leave us with your comments about this city, so we can discuss about it.

Try the Chinese test related to this Chinese podcast to consolidate the knowledge that you have just learned.

Oct 10 2009

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Rank #10: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - How to Select Your Man I

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最近网上出现了一个“十二星座老公使用说明书”。说男人像一本书,读懂含义才能知其味道。想要透视身边老公的姊妹们,现在就可以一睹为快。

Mar 01 2011

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Rank #11: Beginner - Chinese Podcast - Survival Chinese - What would you like to buy?

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Friend Matt was born in Germany and grew up in France, moved to England at the age of 20 and spent seven years there before moving in China a couple of months ago. He can speak four languages but still is quite dull in Chinese. He once asked one of his friends how one should master this language that is full of complicated characters. The friend suggested him “买些中文杂志吧”. He accepted the advice and set off for the small stands in search of all kinds of Chinese magazines. It is necessary for foreigners to know how to get what they want, especially when the owners of the small stands don’t speak English. The lesson this time will talk about how to buy the magazines, books, newspapers you want on the small stands. After this lesson, you will be able to distinguish 汉语and 中文;the reason why we use 没有 not 不有 and…why don't you find out yourself?

If you want to consolidate what you have learned, why not try the exercises for this lesson? Please Chinese test to try the exercises now.

May 30 2009

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Rank #12: Beginner - Chinese Podcast - Daily Chinese - Tiring Trip

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Oh my god! Mr Lee’s plane is been delayed again. It is troublesome as Mr Lee never been to this city and being delayed means that all of his plans will have to be changed. Also, he will be exhausted by the time he gets to his destination. Therefore, he called Xiaoli to let her know about the delay. Xiali, in order to comfort him, said: “路上辛苦了”! What does this mean and will Mr Lee feel better after hearing it? Tune in into this podcast to find out.


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Oct 23 2009

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Rank #13: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - Hidden Rules

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“潜规则”——“游戏的规则”,就是不成文的见不得光的一些暗箱操作的规定和原则,虽然没有显现出来但已是心照不宣的,不成文、不公开在各自的领域内得到大多数人的默许和遵守成为相关法律法规之外的另一套行为准则和规范。如今已经无孔不入的渗入到社会上的各行各业中。

Mar 13 2011

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Rank #14: Elementary - Chinese Podcast - What a busy day

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What a busy day! Would you like to complain about it? What is a busy day in your opinion? Here in today’s lesson, Xiaoli has a very busy day, with so manu lectures packed in one morning. And this why she complains so much. So, what is the difference between 忙碌 and 忙忙碌碌?Listen to this podcast to find out.

Sep 18 2009

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Rank #15: Intermediate - Chinese Podcast - Stories that every Chinese knows

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今天我要给大家讲故事,讲什么呢? 故事的开始呀, 是从前有座山,山里有座庙,庙里有个老和尚,和一个小和尚,有一天,老和尚对着小和尚说,今天我给你讲个故事, 这个故事呀,就是, 从前有座山,山里有座庙,庙里有个老和尚,和一个小和尚,有一天,老和尚对着小和尚说,今天我给你讲个故事, 这个故事呀就是… and yes, we can continue for ages and this story will never end, it is good for bed time, isn't it? Because your kids will fall asleep straight away after they get bored.
I used to ask my grandmum, what’s next what’s next, later on I found out myself, well, there is no next. But those two monks are so famous in China and I believe that everyone knows about them. This is what we are going to talk today; the stories that every Chinese knows.

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May 22 2011

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Rank #16: Beginner - Chinese Podcast - Daily Chinese - Having a baby

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Are you planning to have a baby? Or you had one just recently? If that is the case, you will find today's Chinese podcast particularly interesting.

Try the Chinese test related to this chinese podcast so that you can expand and consolidate the new words for this lesson.

Mar 13 2011

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Rank #17: Advanced - China News - 03/06/2009

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Another short news podcast with the China news for Wednesday, 3rd of June 2009. We created this short news podcast for those who would like to hear the latest news in mandarin chinese to practice your listening skills. If you think that the Amy speaks a bit too fast don't worry, we include a pdf transcript with everything that is being said both in chinese characters and pinyin.

今日头条是:
1.失踪法航飞机残骸被找到 现场无生命迹象
2.通用将悍马品牌出售给四川腾中重工
3.凤凰歌剧院访华 中意合作推出新版《蝴蝶夫人》

Jun 03 2009

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Rank #18: Intermediate - Slow Chinese - Chinese News 22.05.11

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We read out the Chinese news of the week, but read it slowly so that you can practice your Chinese listening.

本周头条:
1. 故宫盗窃案
2. 肯德基收购小肥羊
3. 戛纳电影节于5月11日在法国举行
4. 网络神词咆哮体!!!!!!!

May 21 2011

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Rank #19: Advanced - Chinese Podcast - Cheap Copy

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从2003年开始出现山寨手机到各种山寨产品,如今“山寨相机”、“山寨电影”、“山寨明星”甚至“山寨版的春晚”等诸多带有模仿性质的“山寨现象”层出不穷,形成了独有的“山寨文化”。

Mar 28 2011

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Rank #20: Intermediate - Chinese Podcast - Things to avoid in China

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今天我要给大家讲一些在中国不能做的事情,today I will talk about things to avoid in China and things that might make you go red. For guys, never wearing a green hat and for ladies, never call youself chicken. Umbrella, shoes and clocks are not appropriate presents to buy and please don’t be shocked to find that there is no 4th floor at the building where you live, and the last thing, please leave some food on the table to show that you totally satisfied with the meal.

Apr 23 2011

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