In this episode of Limitless Laowai, we’re delighted to welcome the Director of Shanghai Shakespeare, Thomas Caron. Thomas is a lifelong student of the “Bard of Avon” and his passion is evident as he describes working to translate Shakespeare into a Chinese context. This is a passionate artist and this interview will surely awaken in […]
Do resolutions exist in China? Maybe, or maybe not! But… in this vocab-rich show, learn some of the common resolutions made by us ‘laowai’. 减肥 Jiǎnféi lose weight 戒烟 Jièyān quit smoking 少喝酒 Shǎo hējiǔ drink less 锻炼身体 Duànliàn shēntǐ work out 多睡duō shuì sleep more 多放松 duō fàngsōng relax more 多享受生活 Duō xiǎngshòu shēnghuó […]
How do you say Merry Christmas in Chinese and what’s the meaning behind the characters? Tune in to this quickie episode so you can properly wish your friends and colleagues a very, Merry Christmas. 圣 Shèng Holy 诞 dàn Birth 节 jié Holiday 快乐 kuàilè Happy 过节 guòjié Spend a holiday 要回老家过 yào huílǎojiāguò Going […]
Time to hit up the markets to buy gifts for back home! Learn the difference between asking for something cheaper and actually asking for it to be pricier… yes, yes it happens all.the.time. Tune in and don’t let it happen to you! 买 mǎi Buy 卖 mài Sell 买东西 mǎi dōngxī Buy things (aka…go shopping) […]
Swan Huang, founder of Ringy001 is back in a second episode answering your most pressing daily living questions. In this show, learn how you can get set up to pay on the go without much hassle. Connect with Swan Connect with Swan and her team by searching “ringyringy” on Wechat. Episode sponsors A […]
Ringy001 is the first and only platform that provides free human translation to expats in China. By interacting with warm-hearted local bilinguals on WeChat, expats can get help with their daily problems that are caused by language barriers. In this show with Ringy001 founder, Swan Huang, find out how you can access all the […]
Have you ever heard a number change sound randomly based on how it’s being used? Do big Chinese numbers confuse you? If so, don’t worry, you’re quite like the rest of us. You see, the key to understanding how to craft large numbers is knowing that in Chinese, you must use a different base number […]
Learning numbers in Chinese is in some respects easier than English but total mastery of these suckers takes a bit of grit. In this show, I’ll walk you through how to craft the numbers 0 to 100. And give you a bit of practice time to stretch your brain a bit! All you need to […]
Ahhhh yes, the dreaded Chinese tone. As we launch this Laowai Chinese podcast series for all you beginner learners out there, we’ve got to start with the basics. In my experience, tones are one of the most dreaded and intimidating parts of learning Chinese but training your ear to differentiate between them will be what […]
Sick of being intimidated by taxi transport in China? You’re not alone! In this episode of Laowai Chinese, I’ll walk you through all the basics you need to know to squash your fear of getting lost and prep you for your next big outing! This episode is great if you’re hearing this vocab set for […]
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