Podcast – Everyday Chinese Expressions (Mandarin)

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyday-chinese-expressions/id582096185
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-04-29 11:04
last episode published
2013-03-18 08:06
publication frequency
27.86 days
Contributors
Joan Wang& Noah Klinger author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
5
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
18.03.2013

Episode 5 – Happy Birthday!

“Happy birthday!”: shēng  rì  kuài  lè!(生日快乐!) “Happy birthday to you!”: zhù  nǐ  shēng  rì  kuài  lè!(祝你生日快乐!) Sometimes people make fun of close friends by replacing the first character, zhù (祝, wish), with zhū (猪, pig), so the sentence becomes: “Hap...
Joan Wang& Noah Klinger author
7.02.2013

Episode 4 – Happy Chinese New Year!

“Happy New Year!” (General): xīn  nián  kuài  lè!(新年快乐!) “Happy New Year!” (After the New Year has started): xīn  nián  hǎo!(新年好!) The following phrase, getting rich, is frequently used in conjunction with Happy New Year in Southern China: gōng  xǐ  fā...
Joan Wang& Noah Klinger author
4.02.2013

Episode 3 – How are you?

General ways to say “How are you recently?”: zuì  jìn  hǎo  ma?(最近好吗?) nǐ  zuì  jìn  hǎo  ma?(你最近好吗?) nǐ  zuì  zěn  yàng?(最近怎样?) nǐ  zuì  ké  hǎo?(最近可好?) Between close friends it is common to say “What are you up to these days?”: zuì  jìn  máng  shen m...
Joan Wang& Noah Klinger author
19.12.2012

Episode 2 – How to Greet a Chinese Man

The formal way to address a Chinese man: xiān  sheng (先生), literally Mr. Can be combined with the person’s family name, e.g. Chén  xiān  sheng  (陈先生), meaning Mr. Chen. Informal ways to greet a Chinese man: gē  gē (哥哥), literally brother; or gě  gé (wr...
Joan Wang& Noah Klinger author
26.11.2012

Episode 1 – How to Greet a Chinese Woman

Never greet a Chinese woman as xiáo  jiě (小姐). It is literally miss, but implies prostitute. The most fashionable way to greet a Chinese woman is: měi  méi (often written as MM, literally pretty). A flattering way to address a woman is: méi  nǚ (美女, li...
Joan Wang& Noah Klinger author