Coffee Break Chinese

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.

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http://coffeebreakchinese.com
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Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-15 08:42
last episode published
2019-03-27 17:22
publication frequency
18.75 days
Contributors
Radio Lingua Network author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
43
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Education K-12 Language Courses

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27.03.2019

CBC 1.40 | Huānyíng nǐ zàlái Zhōngguó!

It's time for the final lesson in this series of Coffee Break Chinese and Mark is about to leave China. He and Hongyu have a chat about what they've done during the visit and reflect on how much Mark has learned. As ever, Crystal is on hand in the stud...
13.03.2019

CBC 1.39 | Nǐ xiǎng qù wǒ biǎomèi de shēngrì jùhuì ma?

In this penultimate episode of Season 1 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark meets some members of Hongyu's family at his younger cousin's birthday party. This gives him a great opportunity to put his Mandarin to the test and learn some new vocabulary too. As...
28.02.2019

CBC 1.38 | Wǒ de péngyǒu shēngbìng le, tā hěn bù shūfu

In this lesson, Mark is feeling a bit under the weather during his trip to China. He and Hongyu head to the pharmacy for some advice and some medicine. As usual, Crystal is on hand to help you understand the Chinese language in the recorded conversatio...
13.02.2019

CBC 1.37 | Jīntiān tiānqì búcuò, wǒmen qù Chángchéng!

We have an exciting episode of Coffee Break Chinese for you today, as Mark and Hongyu have finally made it to Chángchéng, the Great Wall of China. In this lesson you'll build your understanding of Chinese by reviewing previously learned vocabulary and ...
30.01.2019

CBC 1.36 | Zhèbiān qǐng, shìyījiān zài nà biān

In this lesson Mark and Hongyu are going shopping. In the first shop, Mark wants to buy some postcards, and in the second shop Mark is looking for a new shirt. This lesson gives us the opportunity to review shopping vocabulary and will help you practis...
17.01.2019

CBC 1.35 | Nín xūyào shénme bāngzhù?

One of the most common experiences for any tourist visiting a foreign country is having to ask for information. In episode 35 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark and Hongyu go to a tourist information office to ask for for information about a particular tour...
19.12.2018

CBC 1.34 | Zhèr de bāozi hěn hǎochī!

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese we join Hongyu and Mark at breakfast in the hotel where they get talking to another hotel guest and her son. We'll take the opportunity to review vocabulary associated with ordering food and learn about some cult...
23.11.2018

CBC Special: Black Friday Sale - Save 30% on all CoffeeBreak courses

This is a special announcement for listeners to all Coffee Break Languages podcasts. It's Black Friday weekend and we're having a sale. We haven't offered any discounts since last November, so this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a huge...
21.11.2018

CBC 1.33 | Zhè shì nín de fáng kǎ.

It's time for another episode of Coffee Break Chinese and in this lesson Mark is checking into his hotel in Beijing, using many of the structures covered in previous lessons. Hongyu is on hand to help Mark in China, and Crystal is in the studio "after ...
23.10.2018

CBC 1.32 | Nin qu shizongxin nali?

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese, Crystal and Mark continue to follow Mark's progress as he puts his Chinese into practice in China. Mark is making his way into Beijing from the airport and Hongyu helps him prepare for a conversation at the airp...
24.09.2018

CBC 1.31 | Huānying ni laidao Zhongguo!

It's time to put into practice what we've learned so far in the course, and Mark has arrived in China where he meets his friend Hongyu who will be his guide during this stay in Beijing. In this episode Mark arrives at the airport and he and Hongyu talk...
3.09.2018

CBC 1.30 | Course Review

We've reached a milestone in Coffee Break Chinese with lesson 30 and in this lesson Crystal puts Mark - and our listeners - to the test with a marathon translation test covering all the topics of the course so far.This season of Coffee Break Chinese fe...
15.08.2018

CBC 1.29 | Describing people in Mandarin Chinese

In this episode you'll learn how to describe people in Chinese. You'll learn various adjectives to describe people physically and talk about hair and eye colour. We'll put this to the test by challenging you to identify some famous people from their de...
1.08.2018

CBC 1.28 | Talking about likes and dislikes in Chinese

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to talk about your likes and dislikes. You'll start by continuing on from where we left off in lesson 27, and learn to talk about whether or not you like your job. You'll then learn more ways to say ...
23.05.2018

CBC 1.27 | Talking about your job in Mandarin Chinese

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to talk more about yourself, specifically by talking about your job, where you work, what you do and where you'd like to work if you didn't have your current job! Crystal provides some interesting in...
23.04.2018

CBC 1.26 | Talking about why you're visiting China

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to increase your range of expression to deal with conversations when visiting China and explaining why you're there, how long you're there for, and how long you've been learning Chinese.This season o...
28.03.2018

CBC 1.25 | Dealing with emergencies in Mandarin Chinese

In this episode you'll learn to deal with emergencies in Chinese. Needless to say, we hope you never have to use this language, but it's useful to know nonetheless! You'll learn to talk about losing wallets, reporting stolen passports and asking for he...
21.03.2018

CBC 1.24 | Making phone calls and using the Internet in Chinese

In this lesson you'll learn the words and phrases needed to make phone calls and use the internet in Mandarin Chinese.This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subsc...
1.03.2018

CBC 1.23 | A visit to the pharmacy

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese we're taking the topic of illnesses and ailments a stage further with a visit to the pharmacy where you'll learn to describe your symptoms and understand the advice given to you by the pharmacist.This season of C...
31.01.2018

CBC 1.22 | Parts of the body and dealing with illnesses in Chinese

When you're travelling things don't always go according to plan and you may have to visit a doctor or pharmacist. In this lesson you'll learn the words for various parts of the body in Chinese, and to explain that you're feeling unwell. By the end of t...
17.01.2018

CBC 1.21 | Talking about the weather in Chinese

In this episode you'll learn to talk about the weather in Mandarin. By the end of the lesson you'll be able to use the words and phrases for different meteorological conditions and understand a weather forecast in Chinese.This season of Coffee Break Ch...
22.09.2017

CBC 1.20 | Zhǐnéng fù xiànjǐn

This lesson marks the end of the first half of the Coffee Break Chinese Season 1 course, and we're taking the opportunity to review much of the vocabulary and structures learned in the first 20 lessons through a series of conversations in different sit...
4.09.2017

CBC 1.19 | Qǐng gěi wǒ yì zhāng qù Guìlín de huǒchēpiào

In this lesson of Coffee Break Chinese you'll be learning about train travel in China. You'll learn to book your tickets in advance and request the particular type of ticket and seat you require. There's also a cultural segment about travel in China. ...
16.08.2017

CBC 1.18 | Zuò dìtiè èrshí fēnzhōng | Getting around the town in Mandarin

​In this lesson of Coffee Break Chinese we're looking at the topic of getting around the town. You'll develop your range of vocabulary for asking for directions - and understanding the answers - and you'll learn more vocabulary and structures to help y...
3.08.2017

CBC 1.17 | Bówùguǎn jǐ diǎn kāimén? | Tourist Information in Chinese

​In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to ask questions in the tourist information office or at your hotel. We take the time topic further by looking at more complex times like "half past" and "quarter to", and we also cover opening and ...
19.07.2017

CBC 1/16 | Xiǎngyào mǎi shénme? | Shopping in Chinese

This episode of Coffee Break Chinese focuses on the topic of shopping. You'll learn to say that you'd like to buy souvenirs, postcards, stamps and lots more. You'll also learn to say that you're just looking. By the end of this lesson you'll be ready t...
6.07.2017

CBC 1.15 | Jīntiān shì èr líng yī qī nián Liùyuè liù hào

In this lesson we'll be putting what we've previously learned about counting in Mandarin into practise by learning the days of the week, the months of the year, and how to tell the time. All of these topics are based around the numbers, so you'll quick...
21.06.2017

CBC 1.14 | Wǒ yào yí gè shuāngrénjiān

​One of the great things about learning any language is the fact that you begin to see that many constructions can be reused in different contexts. With the help of some new vocabulary in this lesson for talking about hotel rooms, reservations and room...
7.06.2017

CBC 1.13 | Wǒ nǚpéngyou yào yì bēi bái pútaojiǔ

In this lesson you'll put the language learned in previous lessons into practice with a restaurant dialogue and you'll also learn to order beer and wine in Mandarin. You'll need to be very careful when ordering "báijiǔ" which literally means something ...
24.05.2017

CBC 1.12 | Destination: Chinese Restaurant

It's time to learn how to order food in a Chinese restaurant using Mandarin. You'll learn various words and phrases to help you get a table, ask for a menu in English and if you're struggling with chopsticks you can ask for a knife and fork. You'll als...
10.05.2017

CBC 1.11 | Ordering drinks in Mandarin

In this lesson you'll learn to order drinks in a Chinese café or tea house. In addition to building your vocabulary for common drinks in Mandarin, you'll also learn the structures used to ask for things. You'll quickly find how easy it is to reuse thes...
19.04.2017

CBC 1.10 | Review episode

In this lesson you'll see how much you've learned in the first unit of the course. You'll listen to a conversation in which Mark and Crystal play two characters who meet each other at a conference in Beijing university. You'll be amazed at how much you...
12.04.2017

CBC 1.09 | Talking about languages and language problems in Mandarin Chinese

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to say that you can speak a little Chinese. You'll also learn to talk about the other languages you speak, and to deal with language problems. By the end of the lesson you'll be able to ask people to...
5.04.2017

CBC 1.08 | Finding your way around the town in Chinese

In this episode you'll build on what you learned in lesson 7, understanding more words and phrases for dealing with directions in the town. You'll also learn to talk about where things are in relation to other things, using "to the right of" and "to th...
29.03.2017

CBC 1.07 | Buying things and places in the town

In this episode you'll learn to use the correct Chinese expressions to ask for the price of something - and to understand the response. You'll also learn how to ask where places in the town are and understand the words for "where", "here" and "there". ...
23.03.2017

CBC 1.06 | More family members and counting up to 99

In this episode we're continuing the theme of family members and also learning to count in Mandarin. We'll focus on numbers from 0 to 99, and you'll discover that once you know numbers 1-10, counting further is very easy. This episode is part of the Co...
8.03.2017

CBC 1.05 | Introducing your family in Chinese

In this episode you'll learn the words for family members in Mandarin Chinese and you'll learn to introduce them. There's also more practice of what you've learned in previous lessons. This episode is part of the Coffee Break Chinese course and you can...
1.03.2017

CBC 1.04 | Talking about where you live in Mandarin

You already know how to say where you come from and talk about your nationality, but what about where you live now? In this episode you'll learn to say "I live in ..." and you'll also learn the names for some towns and cities in Chinese. This episode i...
22.02.2017

CBC 1.03 | Saying where you come from in Chinese

In this lesson you'll learn to say where you come from and to talk about your nationality. You'll also learn the names for some countries in Mandarin Chinese. This episode is part of the Coffee Break Chinese course and you can get more from your Coffee...
15.02.2017

CBC 1.02 | Greetings and introductions in Mandarin

In this second lesson of Coffee Break Chinese, join teacher Crystal and learner Mark as they talk about greetings at different times of the day and introducing yourself. This episode is part of the Coffee Break Chinese course and you can get more from ...
8.02.2017

CBC 1.01 | Asking"how are you?" in Chinese

Join teacher Crystal and learner Mark and learn Mandarin Chinese as they introduce the first lesson in this new course from the Coffee Break Academy. Learn how to ask "how are you?" and some suitable answers. In addition to the audio lessons we also ...
2.02.2017

Find out more about Coffee Break Chinese

Coffee Break Chinese, the brand new course from the Coffee Break Academy, will be launching very soon. In this short episode, join teacher Crystal and learner Mark to find out more about what's coming up in season 1 of Coffee Break Chinese.
29.01.2017

Introducing Coffee Break Chinese

Join teacher Crystal and learner Mark as they explain what's involved in the forthcoming Coffee Break Chinese podcast from the Radio Lingua Network.