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 Made Easy
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-05-09 01:29
last episode published
2017-05-02 23:00
publication frequency
2.11 days
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Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
2.05.2017

Ask Experts 005: The Incredible Story behind Jan Wostyn’s Journey Learning Mandarin Chinese

Many students go to China are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture but don’t really take the time and effort to study either. This was not the case for Jan Wostyn who, in 2001 came to China and studied at three different top univ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
4.03.2017

Ask Experts 004: Learning Chinese Online with Chinese Teacher Charles Cai

In a number of our previous Podcasts I’ve previously recommended Italki, a platform to find online language teachers. As technology is developing, it’s now very easy and convenient to find language teachers and tutors to meet your learning needs. Yet, ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
2.01.2017

Ask Experts 003: Albert Wolfe on learning Mandarin Chinese through music, books, daily life in China and if he had to start all over again!

I’m very pleased to welcome Albert Wolfe to this week’s Podcast interview. Albert is an expert and quite a “star” in the Mandarin Chinese learning world and I have been following his blog LaowaiChinese.net(老外中文)for quite a long time. Albert now lives i...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
30.12.2016

230: Talking about good and bad news in Mandarin Chinese

Life is full of ups and downs and some people believe that for every piece of good news there is some bad or not so good news coming your way. However, often the bad news is not so serious and can easily be overcome—leaving you to focus on the good new...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
29.12.2016

229: Fixing technical problems in Mandarin Chinese

Computers and their associated software are the mainstay of office working life—in fact, it’s hard to imagine how we managed to work without them! Yet, now and then, malfunctions occur and this may be with the hardware or, more likely, the software whi...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
28.12.2016

228: How to express your disappointment in Mandarin Chinese

It’s always upsetting or disappointing when something goes wrong or doesn’t go according to plan; and, perhaps, more so when the issue or problem is not caused by you. Some things you can endeavour to solve to get over your disappointment, but with oth...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
27.12.2016

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

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 liter...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
26.12.2016

226: How to talk about success in Mandarin Chinese

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 ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
25.12.2016

Ask Experts 002: Learning Mandarin Chinese online, living and working in China, plus so much more with Ivan Batishchev from Italki!

Welcome to another Podcast interview! Today’s guest is Ivan Batishchev who is a PR and digital communications executive from Italki. Ivan lives and works in Shanghai, China and can speak 5 languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, German and, of course, ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
11.11.2016

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

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...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
10.11.2016

224: How to talk about willpower in Mandarin Chinese

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 ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
9.11.2016

223: How to talk about your fears in Mandarin Chinese

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 ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
8.11.2016

222: How to describe different kinds of performing arts

There is such a wide variety of performing arts activities which can be enjoyed in China, such as ballet, opera, theatre—but not everyone likes the same thing; indeed, we all have favourites. Can you talk about your favourites in Mandarin Chinese, but ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
7.11.2016

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

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 ab...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
4.11.2016

220: Describing technology in the future in Mandarin Chinese

The way technology is moving so rapidly, soon many appliances and machines will be able to do tasks previously undertaken by humans. This is a hot topic and many people in China like to debate the pros and cons; many are for progress but some are conce...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
3.11.2016

219: How to tell your zodiac sign in Mandarin Chinese

Astrology has fascinated people all over the world for many years. Many Chinese people strongly believe in the zodiac or star signs assigned to themselves or others. If you can talk about the zodiac in Mandarin Chinese, you’ll be sure to learn lots of ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
2.11.2016

218: Talking about flowers in Mandarin Chinese

It is said that flowers can express a thousand words. Giving flowers to a loved one can mean so much. If you can order in Mandarin Chinese some special flowers to someone who is close to you, you will be sure to be well appreciated, and maybe cement yo...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
2.11.2016

217: How to talk about the different status of relationships in Mandarin Chinese

People in China love to match-make—that is, when someone they know needs a boyfriend or girlfriend, they try to help pair them up with other singles. If you know how to talk about or suggest this in Mandarin Chinese, you can play match-maker too. Or, y...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
31.10.2016

216: How to talk about animals in Mandarin Chinese

China is famous for its wide variety of animal life—none more so than the giant panda which has become world renowned. Zoos and wildlife parks are popular attractions so it’s well worth learning to talk in Mandarin Chinese about visiting one and speaki...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
21.10.2016

215: How to talk about famous places of historical interest in Mandarin Chinese

China is a fascinating country to both foreigners and locals. There are so many famous places of historical interest to see and visit—all spread out throughout this huge country. It takes some considerable time to get around and see all of the attracti...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
13.10.2016

214: How to talk about ordering drinks in Mandarin Chinese

Most people like to drink when they are out socialising and having fun. Yet more and more people are realising the dangers of driving when they have had too much to drink, and abstain from alcoholic beverages. It’s a great topic to be able to talk abou...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
12.10.2016

213: How to talk about Macau and gambling in Mandarin Chinese

Gambling is a very popular pastime in China. However, for most people, it’s necessary to go to Macau as, technically, gambling and betting is illegal in China. Macau is close to Hong Kong and has grown over the last 15 or so years to become both a mecc...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
11.10.2016

212: How to express regret in Mandarin Chinese

It’s so easy to look back on things which happened in the past, on decisions you have made…, and wish you could have had better foresight. Unfortunately, no-one can predict the future as, if they could, we’d all be millionaires! But reality means that ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
10.10.2016

211: How to talk about before and after in Mandarin Chinese

There are times when you might be asked to recount past events. It might be to do with your career or other occurrences in your everyday life. So, we’re going to show you how to refer to the time before an event or action and after an event or action. ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
7.10.2016

210: How to make comparisons in Mandarin Chinese

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 Manda...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
6.10.2016

209: How to talk about different kinds of food in Mandarin Chinese

Eating is one of the essentials of life. Now and then we all like to eat certain things; maybe we suddenly want to eat a special vegetable or fruit. Going to the market or the shopping centre to shop for groceries is great fun as we can pick exactly wh...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
5.10.2016

208: Talking about dress code in Mandarin Chinese

Rightly or wrongly, people always judge others by their appearance. Therefore, especially for a company function or for other than a casual occasion it’s best to “dress-up” to make sure you portray the right image. Talking with your work colleagues or ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
4.10.2016

207: How to talk about the US presidential election in Mandarin Chinese

It’s hard not to see or listen to news about the US Presidential election as they seem to go on for ever and ever! Yet, the choice of a new President may have consequences for the whole world in general. In such case, it’s very useful to know just what...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
3.10.2016

206: How to talk about different possibilities in Mandarin Chinese

Sometimes your plans are not definite and you have several options to consider or decide upon. Perhaps it’s too early to be sure, so you can say: maybe, possibly, perhaps or not definitely—unless you are sure, of course, when you can say: definitely. A...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
1.10.2016

Ask Experts 001: What you should really know about learning Mandarin Chinese in China—as advised by Zier from Keats Chinese School.

Welcome to our FIRST podcast interview. Today we are very excited to have Zier Liu from Keats Chinese School as our guest. Zier Liu is the vice chairman and a Chinese teacher at Keats Chinese School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
30.09.2016

205: How to talk about your dreams in Mandarin Chinese

From an early age, we all have dreams of what we want to do when we grow up. Some of us pursue such dreams but many people change their minds and their aspirations and goals changes. No matter, talking about dreams is a great topic to be able to talk a...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
29.09.2016

204: How to talk about your feelings in Mandarin Chinese

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 importan...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
28.09.2016

203: How to talk about new products in Mandarin Chinese

Almost everyone in Chine seems to have a Smartphone. Not only that, but they seem to change them frequently. As soon as a new model comes out, people will buy it and discard their old one. Know how to talk about the latest phones and related gadgets an...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
27.09.2016

202: How to talk about cyber security in Mandarin Chinese

Undoubtedly, the internet, Smartphones and the digital age generally have brought amazing benefits to so many people. Yet they have also brought cyber-thieves, unscrupulous people who thrive on taking advantage of security lapses and stealing money, pa...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
26.09.2016

201: How to talk about breaking up a relationship in Mandarin Chinese

Not all relationships run smoothly, and sometimes two people agree to disagree—even though they have feelings for each other! This can usually be put down to differences in people’s characters and temperaments. So learn to talk about your feelings with...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
23.09.2016

200: How to talk about a new University term in Mandarin Chinese

Getting through University can be both a challenge and also great fun. Studying for something you are really interested in and which you know will benefit you in the future can be rewarding. If you can talk about such topics with your friends you’ll ce...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
22.09.2016

199: How to talk about relationships in Mandarin Chinese

The dream of most younger couples is to find someone to love and be their soul mate, then maybe marry. But, sometimes, work has to come first and many people end up in long-distance relationships where they don’t get to see each other too often. It wil...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
21.09.2016

198: Some things you should know about Chinese dinner etiquette in Mandarin Chinese

Business dinners are a mainstay of business life in China, and you really need to be on your best behaviour and be aware of certain aspects of cultural etiquette. Get ready to learn how to talk about matters such as seating arrangements and toasting, s...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
20.09.2016

197: How to talk about good and bad manners in Mandarin Chinese

In any crowded city, good manners are often in short supply. Most people are tense and stressed. Yet, there is always a place for courtesy and good behaviour and it will be helpful if you can learn to speak with your colleagues and friend, even strange...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
19.09.2016

196: How to talk about stereotypes and certain traditions in Mandarin Chinese

In many places in China, old traditions and the stereotyping of people and things still exist. However, with greater liberalisation and awareness, especially amongst the younger generations, certain older traditions such as only wanting a male child ar...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
16.09.2016

195: How to talk about TV shows you like in Mandarin Chinese

Being entertained is a big part of Chinese life. Watching films and TV shows are still, probably, the most popular forms of regular entertainment in the country. Over recent years more and more reality and talent shows are being shown, so it’s useful t...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
15.09.2016

194: How to talk about your recent travel experiences

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...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
14.09.2016

193: How to politely decline an invitation in Mandarin Chinese

Sometimes you will be invited to a function or event you don’t really want to go to. Other times you may want to go but can’t! Just how do you turn down such invitations in a polite way without causing offence or making the person inviting you unhappy?...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
13.09.2016

192: How to talk about celebrities in Mandarin Chinese

Following the actions and trials and tribulations of celebrities and film stars is very popular in China, especially in recent years when social media can report such matters instantly. Some people believe it’s all just wasteful gossip but others take ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
12.09.2016

191: How to explain certain rules and laws in Mandarin Chinese

Rules and regulations are made for a purpose. When driving, there are lots of rules and regulations to follow to ensure the safety of you and other drivers. However, many people ignore certain rules such as not drinking too much before driving a car or...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
9.09.2016

190: How to talk about start-ups in Mandarin Chinese

Lots of people dream about being their own boss—not having to go to someone else’s office every day. They think they can work and have time off when they want! Indeed, many can make a successful business or two working from their computer. Can you talk...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
8.09.2016

189: How to talk about your educational background in Mandarin Chinese

In a large country such as China, people are always moving around for work. In a number of cases, sometimes their families go with them, meaning that many children change schools or educational facilities—and lose touch with classmates and friends. Sti...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
7.09.2016

188: How to talk about product innovation in Mandarin Chinese

The way people make payments when shopping nowadays is totally different than before. Technology plays a huge part in making shopping, one of China’s national pastimes, easier and quicker than ever. Be sure you are up-to-date with the ways you can make...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
6.09.2016

187: How to talk about a business trip in Mandarin Chinese

Many companies in China have offices and operations across the country and some people need to travel often to different regions and cities. Depending on your business you might be one of such people. In which case, you’ll need to know how to plan the ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author
5.09.2016

186: How to talk about social media in China

Possibly the biggest social phenomenon of our time, the advent of social media has brought amazing connectivity to people throughout China, and also throughout the world generally. Are you up-to-date with the latest social media apps and tools? Or can ...
Song: Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Podcast Host, Lesson Presenter author