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Learn Mandarin Now Podcast

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Learning Mandarin Chinese is one of the growth stories of the last 5 years. With China’s economic growth and gradual liberalisation over the last 10 years or so, more and more foreigners have decided to visit the country for tourism or business reasons. On the back of this surge in demand to know more about China has been a phenomenal growth in people wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese, the predominant language in the country. For quite some time, we at Learn Mandarin Now have been providing ideas, tips and resources to help overseas and local students and our followers find the best ways to get ahead with learning Chinese. We’re sure you care about your progress—well, so do we! And now here is our latest project: a series of interesting Podcasts of key words and phrases to help you learn more effectively.

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Learning Mandarin Chinese is one of the growth stories of the last 5 years. With China’s economic growth and gradual liberalisation over the last 10 years or so, more and more foreigners have decided to visit the country for tourism or business reasons. On the back of this surge in demand to know more about China has been a phenomenal growth in people wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese, the predominant language in the country. For quite some time, we at Learn Mandarin Now have been providing ideas, tips and resources to help overseas and local students and our followers find the best ways to get ahead with learning Chinese. We’re sure you care about your progress—well, so do we! And now here is our latest project: a series of interesting Podcasts of key words and phrases to help you learn more effectively.

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By GlazeFox - Sep 27 2017
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I've been learning Mandarin for a bit over a year now and I think this works really nice for supplementary learning. It exercises your auditory understanding/comprehension and the sentences are broken down very well, it's great!! There are a lot of subjects and topics to chose from as well.

Very helpful

By Vvvjad - Sep 14 2016
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The instructor is very clear and very detailed with her lessons. Highly recommend this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
21
9
6
0
2

Very much enjoy

By GlazeFox - Sep 27 2017
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I've been learning Mandarin for a bit over a year now and I think this works really nice for supplementary learning. It exercises your auditory understanding/comprehension and the sentences are broken down very well, it's great!! There are a lot of subjects and topics to chose from as well.

Very helpful

By Vvvjad - Sep 14 2016
Read more
The instructor is very clear and very detailed with her lessons. Highly recommend this podcast.
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Learn Mandarin Now Podcast

Updated 6 days ago

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Learning Mandarin Chinese is one of the growth stories of the last 5 years. With China’s economic growth and gradual liberalisation over the last 10 years or so, more and more foreigners have decided to visit the country for tourism or business reasons. On the back of this surge in demand to know more about China has been a phenomenal growth in people wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese, the predominant language in the country. For quite some time, we at Learn Mandarin Now have been providing ideas, tips and resources to help overseas and local students and our followers find the best ways to get ahead with learning Chinese. We’re sure you care about your progress—well, so do we! And now here is our latest project: a series of interesting Podcasts of key words and phrases to help you learn more effectively.

Rank #1: 149: How to talk about your job in Mandarin Chinese

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 Unfortunately, most of us have to work for a living. There again, many of us enjoy our jobs. It’s usually nice to meet other people and join together to achieve things. Can you talk about your job, or maybe ask others what they do for a living? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To ... Read Post

Jul 14 2016

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Rank #2: 178: How to talk about the Olympic Games in Brazil in Mandarin Chinese

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Many people like to watch the Olympic Games even if they don’t play sports themselves. Some people just like the grandeur of the ceremonies. No matter which part of the Games you like, be sure you can talk about the events now happening, or at least respond to questions about them. In this Podcast, you ... Read Post

Aug 24 2016

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Rank #3: 003: How to Say I’m Sorry in Chinese

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Following on from the theme in Podcast 002, to accept that you are wrong is gracious—and not easy to admit. Whether it be to your friends, your family or your lover, it’s necessary to say I’m sorry sometimes—after all, no one is perfect! Listen and learn with our Learn Mandarin Now Podcasts… In this Podcast ... Read Post

Dec 27 2015

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Rank #4: 110: How to talk about problems at work in Mandarin Chinese

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Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, at least 5 days per week. Occasionally problems or issues will arise and it’s useful to know how to talk about them and, hopefully, solve them by talking them through with colleagues or managers. In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To discuss a ... Read Post

May 20 2016

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Rank #5: 004: Counting in Mandarin Chinese

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If you can’t count in Mandarin Chinese how will you know how much money you have in your wallet? Or how much fresh fruit is in the market? Or when the staff tell you the price of an item to buy in the department store? Let us help you get started. Listen and learn with ... Read Post

Dec 27 2015

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Rank #6: 005: How to Ask the Time and Answer in Chinese

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Telling the time in Mandarin—another fundamental thing to learn. Not so difficult once you get the hang of it, though. However, if you are not familiar with how to say Chinese numbers, it might be an idea to listen to our previous Podcast first. Listen and learn with our Learn Mandarin Now Podcasts… In this ... Read Post

Dec 27 2015

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Rank #7: 026: How to Say Common Foods in Chinese

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We all need to eat! But if you can’t tell someone what you want to eat, or point out your favourite food, how are you going to get by? Make sure you know how to tell people what you want and order the things you like to eat! In this Podcast you will learn: 1) ... Read Post

Jan 25 2016

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Rank #8: 159: Common Chinese Idioms in Mandarin Chinese

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Every language uses idioms to compare and express ideas more vividly. Get learning some common idioms and sound more like a native speaker. Then try them out on some of your friends and give them a surprise how competent you are in Mandarin! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To understand the meaning of ... Read Post

Jul 28 2016

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Rank #9: 204: How to talk about your feelings in Mandarin Chinese

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We all have a wide variety of feelings. Sometimes we like things and sometimes we don’t. At other times, we make judgements on the quality of food or service or places we go to by talking about our overall feelings. Taking about feelings is an important part of human communications so it will be really ... Read Post

Sep 29 2016

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Rank #10: 226: How to talk about success in Mandarin Chinese

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Success can mean different things to different people. To some it’s all about getting ahead in your career, getting a high salary and becoming a leader at work. To others it’s more to do with having a family, preferably a son and a daughter, and being able to take care of them and see them ... Read Post

Dec 26 2016

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Rank #11: 227: How to talk about the books you have recently read in Mandarin Chinese

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Most people enjoying reading for leisure, as well as reading to learn. If you like novels or stories you probably have your own particular tastes in what you prefer to read, and it’s rare for someone to like, say, science fiction and also classic literature. Still, that’s just one of the reasons why there are ... Read Post

Dec 27 2016

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Rank #12: 030: How to Order Food at a Restaurant in Chinese

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So, you are in a Chinese restaurant with some friends or work colleagues and you see something you want to eat. Just how do you go about ordering what you want and make sure you don’t go hungry? Easy, just follow our Podcast… In this Podcast you will learn: 1) About some cultural differences in ... Read Post

Jan 29 2016

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Rank #13: 225: How to talk about a job promotion in Mandarin Chinese

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The job market in China is very competitive and employers are always looking out for new, capable staff. It’s very tempting to change jobs for more money, or if you think you will have better promotion prospects in another company. Learn how to discuss in Mandarin Chinese about your career plans or listen to a ... Read Post

Nov 11 2016

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Rank #14: 224: How to talk about willpower in Mandarin Chinese

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It’s a great characteristic to have if you are strong minded and determined. There are many situations in life where you need such willpower to get you through adversity or challenging times. Being able to learn Mandarin Chinese effectively also needs willpower to keep going and not to give up when you,  sometimes, might feel ... Read Post

Nov 10 2016

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Rank #15: 210: How to make comparisons in Mandarin Chinese

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It’s a natural human tendency to compare: is it larger or smaller, or are they older or younger; richer or poorer; taller or shorter and so on. Learning how to use the right phrase or sentence structure will enable you to talk more effectively in Mandarin Chinese with your colleagues or friends when you want ... Read Post

Oct 07 2016

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Rank #16: 223: How to talk about your fears in Mandarin Chinese

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We all have things we like and enjoy; but what about those things which we don’t like—or are, maybe, even a little bit scared or fearful about doing? Talking about them with friends or colleagues in Mandarin Chinese can help us compare different views about our fears and worries—whether they be about heights or being ... Read Post

Nov 09 2016

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Rank #17: 221: How to talk about some of your exciting experiences in Mandarin Chinese

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After all of your hard work, it’s time in the evening or at weekends to go and relax: maybe go to see a film, or to the theatre, or possibly even to see a pop-concert. Have a think about some of your most exciting experiences and see if you can talk about them in Mandarin ... Read Post

Nov 07 2016

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Rank #18: 032: How to Say Cold, Hot, Warm and Cool in Chinese

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Following on from the last Podcast, learn more about the weather and the regional variations across China. Make sure you know how to tell someone just how you feel about many people’s favourite topic of conversation—the weather! In this Podcast, you will learn: (1) How to tell different temperature in Chinese (2) How to ask ... Read Post

Feb 02 2016

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Rank #19: 194: How to talk about your recent travel experiences

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 These days, so many people in China love to travel overseas. Maybe for a holiday or business, or, possibly, a special trip such as a honeymoon. If you have been travelling, then your friends and colleagues will be keen to hear about your experiences—so make sure you know how to explain all about the places ... Read Post

Sep 15 2016

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Rank #20: 040: How to Sound More Like a Native Speaker by Using Different Filler Words in Chinese

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Either you’ll find some things to greatly impress you or you’ll get into the habit with friends or colleagues of remarking how good some event, happening or other thing is. You’ll need to join in the conversation so listen and learn… In this Podcast, you will learn: (1) How to use different native listener responses ... Read Post

Feb 12 2016

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