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Dimsum Mandarin - Learn Mandarin Chinese

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Rank #184 in Language Learning category

Education
Language Learning
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Through Dimsum Mandarin, you will learn practical Mandarin Chinese in dimsum-sized chunks at your convenience. Learn useful words and phrases, as well as the skills to confidently put together sentences for everyday situations.

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Through Dimsum Mandarin, you will learn practical Mandarin Chinese in dimsum-sized chunks at your convenience. Learn useful words and phrases, as well as the skills to confidently put together sentences for everyday situations.

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太棒了!

By jpbrady23 - Oct 25 2016
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I love this series! It's a great resource for learning Mandarin.

Wonderful

By menchi76 - Sep 12 2016
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I have spent hours on this great pod cast and learned loads of Mandarin

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
4
2
1
1

太棒了!

By jpbrady23 - Oct 25 2016
Read more
I love this series! It's a great resource for learning Mandarin.

Wonderful

By menchi76 - Sep 12 2016
Read more
I have spent hours on this great pod cast and learned loads of Mandarin

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Dimsum Mandarin - Learn Mandarin Chinese

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Through Dimsum Mandarin, you will learn practical Mandarin Chinese in dimsum-sized chunks at your convenience. Learn useful words and phrases, as well as the skills to confidently put together sentences for everyday situations.

Rank #1: Lesson 02 - Daily Greetings - Main

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In this episode, we learn:

  • greetings for different times of the day;
  • various ways of saying goodbye; and
  • a couple of ways to say “thank you” and “you’re welcome”.

Jul 31 2014

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Rank #2: Lesson 21 - Visiting a Friend - Main

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In this episode, we learn:

  • the use of the change aspect particle 了(le);
  • to form commands, including negative commands using 别(bié);
  • the adverb 已经(yǐjīng); and
  • through a contextual dialogue where James pays a visit to Guanxiang and Li Jing.

Apr 16 2015

24mins

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Rank #3: Lesson 22 - Business Trip - Main

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In this episode:

  • learn to use the perfect aspect particle 了(le) to talk about actions that have occurred or are completed;
  • talk about things you “have to do” or “must do” with 得(děi);
  • form rhetorical questions with the 不是(búshì)…吗(ma) construction;
  • listen to a contextual dialogue where James talks about his trip to Beijing.

Apr 23 2015

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Rank #4: Lesson 20 - Review Module 2 - Main

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In this episode:

  • review all the key grammar points from module 2;
  • learn to use the replication of verbs to convey the casualness of actions;
  • learn to use 什么时候(shénme shíhòu);
  • learn to use the adverb 就(jiù) in various situations; and
  • learn new useful vocabulary and phrases.

Dec 31 2014

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Rank #5: Lesson 15 - Getting Directions - Main

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In this episode:

  • talk about distances of one place from another with 离(lí);
  • learn to give directions;
  • learn to use 怎么(zěnme) to find out how to do something;
  • learn to use the 先(xiān)…然后(ránhòu) construction; and
  • learn to use the adverb 才(cái).

Nov 20 2014

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Rank #6: Lesson 17 - Expressing Intent, Asking for Permission - Main

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In this episode:

  • talk about what you “want” with 要(yào);
  • learn to ask for things in a restaurant;
  • talk about permitted activities using 可以(kěyǐ); and
  • learn the third use of the modal particle 吧(ba).

Dec 04 2014

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Rank #7: Lesson 23 - Shanghai Fun - Main

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In this episode:

  • learn to use 会(huì) to talk about future possibilities;
  • talk about things that will happen soon with the 要(yào)…了(le) construction;
  • learn a nuanced use of 了(le) to express a future sequence of actions; and
  • listen to a contextual dialogue about fun things to do in and around Shanghai.

Apr 30 2015

22mins

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Rank #8: Lesson 24 - What Did You Study? - Main

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In this episode:

  • learn a nuanced application of 了(le) to describe how long an action has lasted;
  • talk about age;
  • learn to form “if … then” sentences with the “…的话(de huà), 就(jiù)” construction;
  • use consecutive numbers to approximate a number; and
  • listen to a contextual dialogue talking about tertiary education.

May 07 2015

25mins

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Rank #9: Lesson 25 - Have You Been to China Before? - Main

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In this episode:

  • learn to use the particle 过(guò) to talk about past experiences;
  • use the adverb 最好(zuìhǎo) to offer suggestions, and talk about wishes;
  • learn the 虽然(suīrán)…但是(dànshì) pair of conjunctions; and
  • listen to a contextual dialogue about hiring and training.

May 14 2015

18mins

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Rank #10: Lesson 14 - Locating a Place - Main

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In this episode:

  • form “there is” and “there are” existential sentences with 有(yǒu);
  • use various directional nouns as the equivalents of English prepositions;
  • modify nouns with adjectives using 的(de); and
  • talk about the weather with existential sentences.

Nov 13 2014

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Rank #11: Lesson 04 - Where You Live - Main

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In this episode, we learn:

  • how to ask simple “yes-no” 是 (shì) questions;
  • how to negate simple 是 (shì) sentences; and
  • how to tell people where you currently live.

Aug 09 2014

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Rank #12: Lesson 11 - Your Weekly Routines - Main

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In this episode, we learn:

  • the days of the week and other temporal nouns (today, yesterday etc.);
  • how to form sentences with the progressive (continuous tense) aspect particle 在(zài);
  • how to form sentences for regular occurrences with the 每(měi)…都(dōu) construction; and
  • the adverb 一般(yìbān).

Oct 23 2014

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Rank #13: Lesson 26 - How is His Mandarin? - Main

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In this episode:

  • learn to form sentences with the complement of manners;
  • learn to use the 对…来说(duì…láishuō) construction to refer to the person(s) offering an opinion; and
  • listen to a contextual dialogue about marriage.

May 21 2015

25mins

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Rank #14: Lesson 07 - Your Work - Main

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In this episode, we learn:

  • to tell people what we work as;
  • to tell people where we work;
  • the directional noun 里 (lǐ, inside)
  • the interrogative pronoun 哪里 (nǎlǐ, where); and
  • the retroflex version of “where” (哪儿, nǎr).

Aug 28 2014

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Rank #15: Lesson 03 - Your Nationality - Main

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In this episode, we learn:

  • how to tell people what country you are from;
  • how to ask people what country they are from; and
  • the names of a few countries.

Aug 04 2014

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