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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. 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。和我们一起学中文吧。
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. 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, ...
 
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你可能看过1994年的经典电影 《活着》,但是你应该没有读过《活着》这本书。这本书有一点难,所以我做了一些改变,让内容更加简单。通过读这本书,我们会了解几十年前的中国人的艰辛的生活。希望你喜欢。 You might have watched the classic 1994 film "To Live", but you might not have read the original book. That's why I made some changes to make the content easier to understand. Through reading this book, we will get to understand what a hard life Chines…
 
怎样有好的口音? 有的人觉得好的口音重要,有的人觉得不重要。今天我想和大家分享一下我对口音的看法,以及我练习口音的办法。 How to have a good accent? Some people say it's important, and some say otherwise. Today, I would like to share my opinion on accents, and practices I use to improve my accent. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at…
 
Here's another good one to remember if your life should temporarily hit the skids and your friends scatter. This one comes from the Grand Historian himself, Sima Qian, who tells us all about Lord Zhai, a loyal and respected public servant during the long reign of Han Emperor Wu. I hope you never have to use this one in your life but keep Mén Kě Luǒ…
 
🤥 From people claiming to learn a language in 24 hours to those shouting that "all YouTube polyglots are FAKE!", the online language learning world is fraught with controversy and vitriol. So what's the truth? And can a so-called "YouTube polyglot" (man, I hate that term) comment on YouTube polyglots lying? Well, I’m going try... 🦃 BLACK FRIDAY SAL…
 
在美国, 有Marvel的 “超级英雄”。在中国, 我们也有自己的超级英雄。周处就是一个很好的例子。周处是谁?他做了什么?我们来听听看吧。 In the US, there are superheros of Marvel. In China, we have our own superheros. Zhou Chu is a great example of Chinese heros. Who is he? What did he do? Let's find out. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits …
 
Welcome back to another CSP. This time I'm happy to present to you another great one direct from The Zhuangzi. Everyone's favorite Daoist tells us the story about a young kid from the sticks who had a chance encounter with no less a personage than The Yellow Emperor himself. When engaging the young kid about matters regarding how to rule the world …
 
Announcement: Apparently there has been some misfunction of the new website. We are racing with time to fix them. The new site should be fully functioning in two weeks. Thanks for your patience. 我们的新网站遇到了一些问题。我们正在快马加鞭地工作。新网站预计将会在两个星期内完成。感谢您的耐心等候。 比特币是最近很流行的话题。但是如果想明白比特币,我们必须先明白: 什么是钱? 在今天的节目里,我就会带大家回到很久以前,回到人们刚刚发明钱的时候。然后,我们慢慢地回到今天的世界,看看什么是比特币。 Bitc…
 
In the latest CSP episode, we harken back to the early Jin Dynasty 晋朝 and the zaniness of the Sima Clan following the death of Emperor Wu of Jin. Plenty of blood flowed during the shake-out period as the 3rd century AD came to a close. But it wasn't all bad. From this period we get the great Chinese Saying, Gǒu Wěi Xù Diāo 狗尾续貂. Keep this one in yo…
 
对于中国人来说,称呼别人从来不是一件简单的事情。如果称呼得不对的话,我们很有可能会冒犯别人。今天,我们就来学习一下:怎么称呼别人。 For Chinese people. to address other people never comes easy. If addressed inappropriately, we risk offending others. So today, let's take a closer look at how to address other people in Chinese. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Mem…
 
Julian (a.k.a. "JJ") is the woman behind two popular YouTube channels: 1) JJsays - 雪莲说 (where she shares Chinese language learning tips and videos), and 2) JJsings (where you can hear her singing in Mandarin together with her mother). JJ is an extremely passionate language learner, and I really enjoyed digging into her methods and philosophy. We di…
 
Today's CSP offering goes way way back to the time of Ancient Chu State during the 7th century BC. The famous "Hé Shì Bì" 和氏璧 Jade ornament discussed years ago in CSP episode S3E01 once again takes center stage. In this prequel to that S3E01 episode, we see how a poor farmer (He Shi) discovers this priceless jade and makes multiple failed attempts …
 
Today I’m speaking with Jannah Hossain, who learned to speak Japanese in 6 months to surprise her best friend. Here’s her original video: https://youtu.be/W6Lnaf7Um2c To find out more about the course she used, Japanese Uncovered, visit: http://japaneseuncovered.com Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions…
 
在本周的播客里,我们会继续聊孔子。我们会学习两个孔子的故事,和两句孔子说过的话。 In this week's podcast, we will continue on with Confucius. We will take a look at two stories of Confucius, as well as two quotes by him. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skyp…
 
Today's Chinese Saying, Bān Mén Nòng Fǔ 班门弄斧 comes to us courtesy of the Tang and Song Dynasty luminaries Liu Zongyuan and Ouyang Xiu who teach us about the Zhou Dynasty hero Lu Ban. He knew how to use an axe to build stuff like no one else. You don't want to stand outside his doorway and brag about your axe-wielding skills. This is a good one to u…
 
在中国历史上,孔子可能是最有名,影响最大的人之一。在这次和下次的节目里,我们会一起了解孔子的一生:孔子是谁?他说了什么?他做了什么? Throughout the history of China, Confucius might be one of the most famous and most influential people. In this week and next week's episodes, we will be looking at the life of Confucius: who he is, what he said and what he did. ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ …
 
I'm thrilled to be released three new StoryLearning courses: Russian Uncovered Chinese Uncovered Turkish Uncovered Only those on the mailing list will be notified about the launch of these courses, so click below to join the list if you're interseted: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/new --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iwilltea…
 
I love the Spanish language and the many cultures who speak it, but my journey to learn the language was anything but easy. There was pain, struggle, and even a near-death experience! In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I share the whole story of how I learned Spanish (my second foreign language after French…
 
Another classic from the long list of great Chinese Sayings. 守株待兔 Shǒu Zhū Dài Tù. Thank Han Feizi for this one. He teaches us not to sit around and wait for good luck to find us. Just because you got lucky once doesn't mean lightning will strike twice. In this quick story about the farmer in Song State, we learn sometimes it's better to go out and…
 
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…
 
Learning French completely changed my life. It set the stage for learning 7 more foreign languages, writing dozens of language learning books, and starting a language learning company that employs dozens of people and reaches millions of people around the world. In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I share th…
 
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…
 
Remember that O'Jay's tune from 1972, "Backstabbers"? They must have had Tang Dynasty chancellor Li Linfu in mind. The story behind our Chinese Saying for this time 口蜜腹剑 tells the story of this 8th-century politician/official who served the great Emperor Xuanxong (玄宗). All the time, they want to take your place, the backstabbers (backstabbers). Bew…
 
In this live episode of the podcast, I answer YouTube user Kay Koopmans' excellent question: "I have a month before I go to Germany for a 10-month foreign exchange program, but I don’t know any German. With a month's time to prepare, what do you suggest I do? Just learn like anyone else? Just memorize vocab? What’s the most effective thing to focus…
 
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…
 
If you've listened to this podcast or watched some of my videos, you may be thinking to yourself: "Wait a minute... Olly's method seems to be ALL ABOUT READING! What about listening and speaking? Does this guy think you can get fluent by reading alone?!" In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I answer this exac…
 
Welcome back to the fourth season of the Chinese Sayings Podcast...after three years and seven months, we continue on where we left off with another story behind one of the great Chinese Sayings, or chengyu. This time around we harken back to the "Strategies of the Warring States" to look at the tale of drawing legs on a snake. Don't forget, all th…
 
Imagine that you got a letter in the post announcing that you will be put on a plane to Korea in just 9 weeks, where you will stand on a street corner and talk to strangers about your faith IN KOREAN. Add to this the fact that you don't yet speak a single word in the language! That is precisely what Derek Driggs experienced when he trained to be a …
 
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…
 
In this LIVE recording of the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast on YouTube, I answer YouTuber user @Bash Fakosh's question: "Do you think learning 2 languages together works? Or is it a recipe for disaster?" Free Download: StoryLearning Kit Click below to get free access to my StoryLearning Kit and discover how to learn a new language quickly and…
 
In this LIVE recording of the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast on YouTube, I answer the question: "I'm a complete beginner. How can I possibly start reading?" Many assume that my StoryLearning method only works for more experienced learners, but the truth is that there is a way for even complete beginners to start reading books and learning thro…
 
◉ 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…
 
In this live recording of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast on YouTube, I answer a question from @rightinfrontofmysalad! about whether you should read a book straight through or stop to look up words you don't know. This is a really good question, and one that I get a lot. And my answer to this is a really important part of making StoryLearni…
 
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…
 
In this live recording of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast on YouTube, I answer the question: "When is the right time to start speaking a foreign language?" I also answer: Why is this question asked in the first place? What are the most popular theories and methods? What are people's actual experience in real life with these methods? What is…
 
Ethan Wanger is an English teacher, world traveler, and the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of RealLife English, a popular site, YouTube channel, podcast, course, and app which helps people learn English through popular TV series. He has lived in Germany, Poland, Brazil, Thailand, and Chile, and is currently based in Barcelona. In his words,…
 
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…
 
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