TeaTime Chinese 茶歇中文

Nathan Rao

TeaTime Chinese podcast is a perfect resource for intermediate Chinese learners. Each week, we are talking about the Chinese language, Chinese culture and everything going on in China, all in a simple and comprehensible manner. If you have reached an intermediate level, yet don’t know how to move on to the advanced level, TeaTime Chinese podcast will take you there. Learn Chinese with us! ~。~。~。 茶歇中文播客是一个学中文的好材料。每周,我们会用简单易懂的中文来谈论中国语言、中国文化,以及各种中国新闻。如果你已经到达了中级水平,但是不知道怎样到达高级水平,茶歇中文播客会帮助你梦想成真。和我们一起学中文吧。

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对于中国人来说,称呼别人从来不是一件简单的事情。如果称呼得不对的话,我们很有可能会冒犯别人。今天,我们就来学习一下:怎么称呼别人。 For Chinese people. to address other people never comes easy. If addressed inappropriately, we risk offending others. So today, let's take a closer look at how to address other people in Chinese.   ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skype lesson with me at: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese ◉ Sign up on italki and get $10: http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese

20 oct

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在本周的播客里,我们会继续聊孔子。我们会学习两个孔子的故事,和两句孔子说过的话。 In this week's podcast, we will continue on with Confucius. We will take a look at two stories of Confucius, as well as two quotes by him. ◉ Follow our YouTube channel ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skype lesson with me at: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese ◉ Sign up on italki and get $10: http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese

30 sept

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在中国历史上,孔子可能是最有名,影响最大的人之一。在这次和下次的节目里,我们会一起了解孔子的一生:孔子是谁?他说了什么?他做了什么? Throughout the history of China, Confucius might be one of the most famous and most influential people. In this week and next week's episodes, we will be looking at the life of Confucius: who he is, what he said and what he did.   ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skype lesson with me at: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese ◉ Sign up on italki and get $10: http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese

23 sept

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Vocab list of this episode for FREE: here 中国人有喝热水的习惯。很多外国人不明白:中国人为什么要喝热水?喝冷水不好吗?在今天的节目里,我会回答这些问题:中国人为什么爱喝热水?中国人是从什么时候开始喝热水的?一起听听吧。 Chinese people have the habit of drinking hot water. Many foreigners don't understand why Chinese people have to drink hot water. Isn't cool water good enough? In today's show, I will answer these questions: Why Chinese people love drinking hot water? When did Chinese people start drinking hot water? Let's take a listen. ◉ Transcript for FREE at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Membership ONLY benefits at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Schedule a Skype lesson with me at: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese ◉ Sign up on italki and get $10: http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese  

9 sept

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9月,我本来打算了要去法国读研究生。但是,因为各种各样的原因,我最后取消了去法国的行程。今天,我想和大家分享我没去法国的原因,希望你觉得有意思。 In September, I had planned to go to France for my master's degree. However, due to various reasons, I decided to cancel my journey at the last minute. Today, I would like to share with you my reasons for not going to France at this particular moment. Hope you find it interesting.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

30 ago

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Free Vocab list for episode 23: click here 两个多星期没有更新播客,真的抱歉。在今天的节目里,想和大家分享最近在我的生活中发生的事情。同时,也想给大家介绍一下中国的工作观。 Sorry for having not updated the podcast for two weeks! In today's episode, I would like to share with you all recent updates in my life. Meanwhile, I would like to talk a little bit about Chinese people's work ethics.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

17 ago

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Free Vocab list for episode 22: click here 在中国,我们有一种特别的文化,这就是 ”面子文化“。一个人什么时候 ”有面子“,什么时候 ”没面子“?”面子“ 是怎样支配中国人生活的呢?我们一起看看吧。 In China, we have a peculiar culture, which is the "face culture". When does a person "have face", and when does he "lose face"? How does "face" occupy the life of a Chinese person? Let's find out. ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

4 ago

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◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ 你来过上海吗?你听说过上海话吗?今天我会给大家简单地介绍一下上海话的历史,然后教大家几句上海话。快来听听吧! Have you been to Shanghai? Have you heard of Shanghainese? Today, I will briefly introduce the history of Shanghainese, then teach you some phrases. It's gonna be fun! ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

27 jul

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Pictures of famous Chinese dishes mentioned in the podcast: click here 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?你吃过什么地方的中国菜?中国很大。在不同的地方,我们有不同风格的食物。今天,我会给大家介绍两个地方的食物。一起吃中国菜吧! Do you like Chinese food? Which part of China's food have you eaten? China is huge. In different places, there is food of different styles. Today, I will be introducing food from two places in China. Let's have some Chinese food together! ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

14 jul

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A visual version of this episode is available on YouTube! Click here.   7月了。夏天马上就要来了。今年夏天,你有什么计划?今天,我想和你分享一下我的夏天计划。你觉得我的夏天计划怎么样?   It's July now. Summer is coming soon. What is your plan for this summer? Today, I would like to share with you my plan for the summer. What do you think of my plan?   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese   ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese   ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

5 jul

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“知音” 是什么意思?知音的意思是:一个非常非常好的朋友。今天,我会给大家介绍 “知音” 这个词语的来历。我们要回到2000年前的中国... ...  What does 知音 mean? 知音 means a super, super good buddy. Today, I will be introducing the etymology of this word, which will bring us back to China 2000 years ago... ... ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

28 jun

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Download the episode outline that Nathan drew (on YouTube) FOR FREE: HERE 中国人喜欢学习语言吗?中国人喜欢学习什么语言?这些是今天我们要回答的问题。 Do Chinese people enjoy learning languages? What languages do we like to learn? These are the questions we are about to answer today.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

21 jun

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* LIMITED OFFER * Download audio, transcript & English translation HERE  在这个星期的播客里,我会和大家分享最近在中国很火热的一条新闻。在云南,一些大象离开了自己的家,开始往北方移动。它们慢慢向城市靠近,引发了大家的关注。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing a recent news that became viral in China. In Yunnan, some elephants left their home and started to migrant towards north. They are approaching cities, and this aroused much attention.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

16 jun

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在这个星期的播客里,我会和大家分享我的童年的故事。我出生在哪里?长大在哪里?也欢迎你和我分享你的童年。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing episodes about my childhood, where I was born, where I grew up etc. You are welcome to share with me your childhood as well.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support my work at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

5 jun

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Download Chinese transcript 2021年5月22日,“杂交水稻之父” 袁隆平去世了,享年91岁。在中国,没有人不知道他的名字。他改良过的水稻养活了全世界数亿人的声明。如果你不知道袁隆平的话,欢迎收听这个星期的茶歇中文播客。   On May 22, 2021, "Father of Hybrid Rice" Yuan Longping died at the age of 91. In China, everyone knows his name. Rice ameliorated by Yuan has fed billions of people around the globe. If you haven't known him yet, then listen to this week's show.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

26 may

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Download Chinese transcript 在本周的节目里,我会给大家介绍"简体字"的历史。中国人是什么时候开始用简体字的?中国人为什么要发明简体字?台湾人为什么不用简体字?希望你能学到一点点新东西。 In this week's episode, I will be introducing the history of "simplified Chinese characters". When did Chinese people start using simplified characters? Why did Chinese people invent them? Why don't people in Taiwan use simplified characters? Hope you'll learn something.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

17 may

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Download Chinese transcript Download Chinese transcript & English translation 在本周的节目里,我会给大家介绍VR(虚拟现实)对教育的影响。用VR学习有什么优点?有什么缺点?让我们一起看看吧! In this week's episode, I will be presenting the influence VR (Virtual Reality) will have on education. What advantages will there be studying using VR? What will be the disadvantages? Let's find out together!   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

9 may

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在本周的节目里,我想给大家讲一个中国古代英雄的故事。这就是“木兰”的故事。希望大家喜欢。 In this week's episode, I will be telling the story of a hero in ancient China. This is the story of Mulan. Hope you like it.   ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

2 may

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在本周的节目里,我会和大家分享中国的“广场舞”文化。我会分析为什么在中国会出现“广场舞”的现象,然后我会谈谈我的看法。一起学习吧! In this week's episode, I will share with everyone China's "public dancing" culture. I will analyze why this phenomenon appeared in China, then talk about my view on it. Happy learning!   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

25 abr

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你喜欢看电影或者电视剧吗?在本周的节目里,我想和大家一起分享我最喜欢的电影和电视剧。然后,我会向大家推荐3部中文的电影。希望大家喜欢。 Do you enjoy watching movies or TV series? In this week's podcast, I want to share with everyone some of my favorite movies and TV series. Then, I will recommend 3 Chinese movies. Hope you like them.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

19 abr

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在这个星期的节目里,我们会继续读鲁迅的《故乡》。我们会知道鲁迅和闰土时隔30年见面会发生什么。他们是否还是30年前那两个最好的朋友? In this week's show, we will continue on reading "Hometown" by Lu Xun. We will see what happens between Lu and Run Tu after 30 years of not eeing each other. Are they still best friends as they were 30 years ago?   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

14 abr

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在今天的节目里,我会给大家读鲁迅的《故乡》(简化版)。鲁迅20多年没有回到自己的故乡。这次回来,他看见了妈妈,侄子和以前的邻居。但是他最期待的是小时候的一个好朋友。他的名字叫闰土... ...  In this week's episode, I will be reading Lu Xun's 《Hometown》(simplified) to everyone. Lu Xun hasn't been back to his town for more than 20 years. Upon returning this time, he met with his mother, his nephew, and an old neighbor of his. However, the person he was expecting most was a good friend from childhood. His name was Run Tu... ...   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

6 abr

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在今天的节目里,我会和大家分享H&M禁止使用新疆棉花的新闻。然后,我会和大家分享我眼中的新疆,以及我和维吾尔族朋友交往的经历。 In today's episode, I will be sharing with everyone H&M's new policy of not using cotton produced in Xinjiang, China. Then, I will share my knowledge about Xinjiang, as well as my experience of having Uighur friends.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Support, and gain access to podcast transcripts at: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Visit our website at: https://teatimechinese.com/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

31 mar

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在本周的节目里,我会向大家介绍中国人从小到大上的学校,并且分享我对中国教育制度的看法。希望大家喜欢。 In this week's episode, I will be introducing chronically each school that a Chinese person would attend, then share with everyone my thoughts on the educational system in China. Hope you enjoy.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Consider supporting me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Download transcripts for each podcast episode (FOR FREE) at: https://teatimechinese.com/teatime-chinese-podcast/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

28 mar

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在本周的节目里,我会和大家分享在上海我最喜欢的3个地方。我会告诉大家这些地方在哪里,它们为什么好玩,以及我喜欢它们的个人原因。如果有机会来上海,希望大家能来这些地方看看。 In this week's episode, I will be sharing with you 3 of my favorite places in Shanghai. I will tell you where they are, what's fun about them, as well as my personal reasons for my affection. If you ever come to Shanghai, I hope you can drop by these places.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Consider supporting me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Download transcripts for each podcast episode (FOR FREE) at: https://teatimechinese.com/teatime-chinese-podcast/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

21 mar

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今天的话题是:台湾和中国大陆之间的菠萝大战。从2021年3月1日开始,中国大陆将暂停买台湾的菠萝。这是为什么呢?这会有什么影响呢?今天我会和大家分享这个新闻。 The topic for today is: The War of Pineapples between Taiwan and Mainland China. Starting from 1st March, 2021, Mainland China will stop importing pineapples from Taiwan. Why is this happening? What impact might this incident have? Today I will be sharing you this piece of news.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Consider supporting me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Download transcripts for each podcast episode (FOR FREE) at: https://teatimechinese.com/teatime-chinese-podcast/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

14 mar

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今天的话题是:我们为什么学习中文?我会和大家分享学习中文的5个原因。如果你有别的学习中文的原因,你可以用邮件告诉我。我的邮箱是:teatimechinese@hotmail.com。如果你对未来的 “茶歇中文” 有什么建议,也欢迎给我发邮件。 The topic for today is: Why do we learn Chinese? I will be sharing with you 5 reasons to learn Chinese. If you are learning Chinese for other reasons, you can send me an email. My email address is: teatimechinese@hotmail.com. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, you are very welcome to drop me an email.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Consider supporting me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Download transcripts for each podcast episode (FOR FREE) at: https://teatimechinese.com/teatime-chinese-podcast/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese

9 mar

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在中文里,我们说 “千里之行,始于足下"。茶歇中文将在今天开始它的 "千里之行"。我是Nathan。我和我的朋友Scott将一起制作茶歇中文播客,帮助你学习中文。茶歇中文面对中级的汉语学习者。我们的目的是让你的中文向高级进军。一起努力吧。 In Chinese, there is a saying that says: the journey of a thousand miles commenced with a single step. The thousand-mile journey of TeaTime Chinese begins today. I am Nathan. My friend Scott and I will be producing TeaTime Chinese podcast to help you learn Chinese. This podcast is for intermediate learners of Mandarin Chinese. Our goal is to take your Chinese to the advanced level. Let's make it work.   ◉ italki Affiliate Link (Get $10 dollars after your first purchase!!!): http://go.italki.com/teatime-chinese ◉ Consider supporting me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teatimechinese ◉ Download transcripts for each podcast episode (FOR FREE) at: https://teatimechinese.com/teatime-chinese-podcast/ ◉ Learn Chinese with me on italki: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6854193/chinese  

9 mar

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