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22.08.2008

Intermediate Lesson 15 - 印花税

Chinese government has been raising or cutting stamp duty on stock transaction to maintain a healthy stock market. If you are interested in investing in stocks or just want to have a good conversation with your Chinese friends about stocks, this dialog...
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18.08.2008

Beginner Lesson 30 - Buying train tickets

So you wanted to take a trip by train to Beijing and visit the great wall. You wanted to go to Xian to see the terracotta warriors. So what was it that stopped you? You didn't know how to ask for train tickets. Well here at A to Z Chinese we can fix th...
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17.08.2008

Advanced Lesson 18 - 乞巧节

中国是一个含蓄的民族,在民间也流传了许许多多浪漫的爱情故事。不但人与人谈情,还有人与神相爱,人与鬼相恋的传说,编织了一个个天上人间地下无处不在的爱情故事。西方有情人节,中国也有情人节,就是农历七月七日,也就是公历八月四号前后,到了这一天,你可以向心爱的人大胆的表白你的爱情。
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11.08.2008

Beginner Lesson 29 - Buying a newspaper

At this stage if your viewing the beginner lessons we don't expect that you're fluent with the 4000 plus characters that you need to be able to read the Chinese newspaper. What were looking at is the choice, if you were not aware, you can get a newspa...
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8.08.2008

Advanced Lesson 17 - 圣诞节礼物

圣诞节本来是西方国家的一个非常重要的家庭团聚和喜庆的节日,而东西文化的互相交流及影响,让越来越多的中国人爱上了西方的圣诞节。不管什么样的圣诞礼物,只要你为对方花了心思,相信他(她)一定会喜欢的。有时候礼物的贵重并不在价钱的高低,只要你们彼此相爱,又真正考虑到了对方所需,那你的礼物对他(她)来说就是独一无二的。
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7.08.2008

Intermediate Lesson 14 - 韩剧

Korean TV shows have been popular in China since seven or eight years ago. Some people might think that the structure and the plot of Korean TV dramas is a bit old-fashioned ... always Cinderella becoming a princess. However, it has lots Chinese fans e...
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4.08.2008

Beginner Lesson 28 - Sorry wrong number

Its happened to everyone at one point, that annoying phone call in the middle of the night asking for someone you've never heard of. What do you do when that happens to you in China? Simple with the help of today's lesson you'll be able to tell this pe...
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29.07.2008

Intermediate Lesson 13 - 五一节

In China, May Day holiday usually lasts a week, which is also called Golden Week. The weather is always good, not so hot, not so cold, and you can escape from busy work or study for a week because it is a national holiday . Lets watch the dialogue to f...
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28.07.2008

Beginner Lesson 27 - What's your phone number?

By chance you've met a girl and things seem to be going great. You want to see her again. You want to get her phone number so you can arrange to meet up at a later date. How do you ask for her phone number? And how do you make sure you get her mobile a...
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25.07.2008

Advanced Lesson 16 - 彝族火把节

火把节是中国的农历六月二十四日,也就是阳历八月前后,由中国的55个民族中的彝族举办的,人们一般要狂欢三日三夜,是彝族最隆重、最壮观,参与人数也最多的节日,民族气息极为浓厚,真可谓是彝族人民的“超级盛典”了。
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22.07.2008

Beginner Lesson 26 - Sorry I'm Late

Arriving late to work or arriving late to meet friends is bound to happen. Common causes are sleeping through alarms or problems with public transport. In China when you are late you need to apologise same as everywhere else. If a girl is late for a da...
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22.07.2008

Beginner Lesson 25 - What's your Chinese zodiac?

Knowing your Chinese zodiac is important, if you go out with friends they will always talk about blood types and zodiacs. In China different blood types are used to indicate different personalities. The zodiacs can be used to check peoples compatibilit...
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19.07.2008

Advanced Lesson 15 - 傣族泼水节

每年一到泼水节,云南各地就成了欢乐的海洋,泼在身上的水花象征了幸福,健康与爱情,这就是云南特有的节日-泼水节,这个地方居住着一个少数民族-傣族,傣族有着悠久的文化历史。泼水节除了大家相互泼水外,还有赛龙舟,斗鸡,诵经,跳舞等等,场面是非常的热闹。
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14.07.2008

Beginner Lesson 24 - When is you birthday?

In China you may not want other people to know when your birthday is. Its customary for the person having the birthday to take all of their friends out for dinner and pay for everything. So the more popular that you are the more you have to spend. Its ...
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11.07.2008

Advanced Lesson 14 - 皮影戏

皮影戏是世界上最早的由人配音的影画艺术,它发源于西汉时期的陕西省,是一种历史悠久,流传很广的民间艺术。可惜,近来由于电影戏剧艺术的发展以及皮影戏特殊的高要求工艺及表演方式,而且现在的中国年轻人不愿意去学习专门艺术,所以皮影戏渐渐面临着失传的困境。
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4.07.2008

Advanced Lesson 13 - 教师节

相信各个国家的朋友,都有你们的法定教师节,而中国的教师节是九月十日,许多学生都会在这一天对自己的老师送上饱含心意的小礼物,而且有的学校也会为教师节准备一场精彩的文艺演出,让大家享受一顿丰盛的文化大餐。桃李满天下,是每个老师的心愿,学生们只要学有所成,就是对老师最好的报答。
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3.07.2008

Intermediate Lesson 12 - 回民街

If you visit Xian, Huimin Street is always a good place to go. Huimin Street, also known as Moslem Street, is aoubt 550 yards long from south to north. , and accommodates about 20 thousand hui minority. You can get fruit pies made with persimmon, speci...
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30.06.2008

Beginner Lesson 23 - Where are you going?

In China if two friends or family members or even colleagues meet each other on the street its very natural for them to ask where each other is going. Privacy has never been a big issue in China you may think that they are nosy but for them it is just ...
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28.06.2008

Advanced Lesson 12 - 奥运会开幕式

体育界的2008年可以称得上是“北京年”,因为四年一度的体育盛事“奥林匹克运动会”将于8月8日晚上8时在北京正式开幕,如果你拿到了那张入场券,相信你是世界上最最幸运的人,奥运会,热爱和平的人,一起加入北京奥运会吧。
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26.06.2008

Intermediate Lesson 11 - 大雁塔

Xian is famous for Dayan Tower and Terra Cotta Warriors. It seems that lots people are attracted to Xian because of Terra Cotta Warriors. However, Dayan Tower is also worth visiting. Dayan Tower was built over 1300 years ago in Tang Dynasty and was use...
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23.06.2008

Beginner Lesson 22 - Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Since 1977 china introduced a single child policy so people born during 1977 to 2005 are normally an only child. They have cousins but not brothers and sisters. The system has changed recently due to the increased number of old people meaning children ...
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16.06.2008

Advanced Lesson 11 - 剪纸

剪纸,是中国民间最为流行的装饰艺术之一,就是把纸张剪成人物动物或其他物品的形象贴在墙壁,门窗上做点缀之用,一般都是选用红色的纸张,因为中国人认为红色比较吉庆,中国的旧时候,新娘子出嫁都要产红色的衣服。
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11.06.2008

Beginner Lesson 21 - What time is it now?

Chinese women don't like to wear watches especially now that they have mobile phones. Older generation Chinese people like grandparents will tend to ask what time it is . If you've forgotten your mobile you may need to know the time so that you can cat...
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26.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 10 - 国际禁毒日

众所周知,日趋严重的毒品问题已经成为全球性的灾难,更是整个人类的健康大敌。每年的6月26日已定为国际禁毒日。毒品是一个全球性的问题,希望每个人都能积极投身到抵制毒品,参与禁毒的活动中来。远离毒品,是人类健康生活的一个非常重要的保证。只有大家真正从思想上认识到吸毒对自身对社会的危害,才能视毒品于无物。
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26.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 10 - 流行服饰

About thirty years ago, Zhongshan suit, also known as Mao suit was popular in China. With the rapid economic growth and the influence of western culture, many Chinese people have developed an obsession with brand names, such as Nike, Adidas, etc. Howev...
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26.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 20 - Paying for the meal

So you've eating your meal and now comes the time to pay up. In today's video lesson we'll show you how to request the bill in a Chinese restaurant. Well even throw in a few tips. Chinese people don't tip unfortunately this may not be the case for fore...
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26.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 9 - 中秋节

中秋节是中国传统的民俗节日,这天是中国农历的八月十五,大概是公历的九月五号前后。中国有一句俗语,每逢佳节倍思亲。中秋节又叫团圆节,一家人都要团聚在一起。祭月亮,吃月饼,一家人享受天伦之乐,不亦乐乎。
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26.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 9 - 鲤鱼炖豆腐

Every one likes Chinese food. Chinese Cuisine has been popular in many countries for years. Since China is such a large country, its different regions have developed distinctive cooking styles. Of the many different Chinese cooking styles the 4 most in...
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26.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 19 - Where are the toilets?

So you've had a couple of beers and its time for a call of nature. Where are the toilets? You know that they must be around somewhere but where do you start looking? There are no signs pointing out the direction, at least none you can read at the momen...
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19.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 8 - 世界环境日

每年6月5日是世界环境日。每到这一天,世界各国的政府和人民都会展开各种各样的活动来提醒全世界保护和改善人类环境。新加坡有着“花园之国”的美称,环境整洁,市容优美。做为今年世界环境日的主办国家,新加坡提出了“发展低碳经济”的主题。那么什么是低碳经济呢?在经济发展中排放最少的温室气体,却能获得整个社会最大的产出,就是低碳经济。如何减少二氧化碳等温室气体的排外又不影响环境的质量,已经成为今年经济发展的必修课题。
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19.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 8 - 青岛

Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. Bordering on the Yellow Sea and the Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao has a unique blend of sea and mountains, which makes it a very good summer res...
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19.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 18 - Ordering drinks

So you have managed to get the table what's next? Getting some drinks is always a good start, having a couple of drinks is a good way to loosen up the atmosphere especially if you are just getting to know each other. You will notice in china that peopl...
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19.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 7 - 儿童节

每年6月1日是中国的儿童节,你知道中国的孩子如何度过自己的节日吗?是跟父母一起逛游乐园,还是学校组织集体活动让他们参加呢? 其实啊,逛游乐园,动物园也好,学校组织活动也好,还是几个小朋友们别出心裁地想出个好玩的计划也好,只要六一儿童节那天小朋友们玩得开心,过得有意义,就是最有价值的节日。
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19.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 7 - 北京

Beijing, as the capital of China, is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in the world. It has more than 3000 years of history and hundreds of historical, cultural and ancient sites of great value. Therefore, Beijing is also referred a...
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19.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 17 - Asking for a menu

So you may be at the bar having a few drinks and suddenly get the urge to eat. You know this place serves food but you don't see a menu lying around. What are you going to do? Simple your going to ask for the menu. Right now your probably asking yourse...
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12.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 6 - 世界无烟日

每年的5月31日是世界无烟日,而今年无烟日的主题是和广大青少年相关的哦。自上个世纪50年代以来,由吸烟而导致的肺癌疾病已受到了越来越多国家的重视,而养成不吸烟的好习惯,要从青少年开始抓起。“无烟青少年”就是这届世界无烟日的主题。青少年吸烟的前景着实堪忧,所以我们要积极联合身边的亲戚朋友们,多多参加抵制烟草的活动,鼓励青少年戒烟。
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12.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 6 - 学外语

‘I speak English, so I don't have to learn a foreign language....’ Have you ever had the same thought? According to the CIA World Fact Book, only 20 % of the world's total population speaks English as a primary or second language. This means that 80% o...
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12.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 16 - Getting a table at a restaurant

So you want to go out for dinner. You may want to impress new work colleagues or just simply take some friends out for a meal. You have arrived at a restaurant but how do you get a table? What do you say? That's where were we come in to help. In today'...
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12.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 5 - 京剧

京剧是中国的国粹,是中国的文化遗产,已经流传了几百年。代表人物有梅兰芳等艺术大师,有板有眼,高亢激昂的韵调,让人听了回肠荡气,满腹生香,是一种绝佳的艺术享受。京剧是非常深奥的艺术,它的唱功和做功都有一套苛刻的要求。
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12.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 5 - 证劵

China stocks are usually classified into three categories: A shares, B shares, and H shares. To make profit from buying stocks, it seems to be essential to gain general understanding of the current Chinese leaders who are in control of China’s economic...
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12.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 15 - Elevator

Due to the population growth the need for more housing is increasing but with limited land for building new properties the only way is up. High rise apartments are a common site in large cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Inevitably you will find you...
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5.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 4 - 愚人节

愚人节是西方的一个节日,这个节日是一个快乐的节日。你可能捉弄过别人,也可能被别人捉弄过,这种印象一定非常难忘吧。发生在愚人节里的故事总是稀奇古怪,有的让人笑,有的让人哭,有的让人哭笑不得,回头一想总是非常好玩。
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5.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 4 - 云南

Yunnan is located in the far southern corner of China, sharing the same border with Thailand, Loa and Vietnam. Yunnan has 25 different ethnic minorities who have lived here for a long time. Only recently, some Han Chinese have migrated here. As a resul...
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5.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 14 - Are you alright?

What's the first thing you do when you see someone hurt themselves? Laugh? If you chose this option you're a little bit twisted aren't you? Being serious the first thing any normal person would do is check to see if the person is ok. You want to ask th...
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5.05.2008

Advanced Lesson 3 - 旗袍

旗袍是中国满人的服饰,分为京派和海派。现在的旗袍,裁减是非常的贴身,而且裙底开叉开的非常高,女人穿上会非常的婀娜多姿,非常的性感。《花样年华》这本电影的女主角张曼玉一共换了26套旗袍。
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5.05.2008

Intermediate Lesson 3 - 福利彩票

The Lottery is a relatively new in China, and started in June 1987. The Welfare lottery, also called Fuli Caipiao, is the only national lottery approved by the Chinese central government. The profit from the sale of these lottery tickets is mainly used...
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5.05.2008

Beginner Lesson 13 - Do you have a boyfriend?

So you've spotted the girl of your dreams sitting across the room. You want to find out if she's single, what's the harm in asking? The worst that could happen is she tells you she has a boyfriend. What do you do when you don't know how to ask the ques...
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28.04.2008

Advanced Lesson 2 - 清明节

清明节是中国传统的祭祖和扫墓的节日。清明节既然从古流传至今,可见它还是一个比较有重量的节日,这不,都已经成了国家法定节假日了吗?虽然现代跟过去不一样,可是我们还是应该在条件允许的情况下去祭奠一下我们已故的亲人,也算是对他们的尊敬,对中华民族的一种热爱吧。
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28.04.2008

Intermediate Lesson 2 - 快餐

In the last decade, China’s rapid economic growth has changed Chinese people’s lifestyles and eating habits. As a result, the fast-food industry is kicking off a high-speed expansion in the world’s largest market – 1.6billion potential consumers. Among...
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28.04.2008

Beginner Lesson 12 - Do you speak English?

If your traveling alone or even as part of a group, getting lost is not an uncommon event especially when your exploring a new city for the first time. The need ask for directions back to your hotel or to a restaurant may not be so uncommon understandi...
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