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FAQ : How I learnt Mandarin

I often get asked how I learnt Chinese growing up, or what my background is, so in today’s video i’m gonna tell you.

混血兒/混血儿 Hùnxiě’er mixed race
小學/小学 xiǎoxué primary school
國中/国中 guó zhōng junior high school
幼稚園/幼稚園 yòuzhìyuán kindergarden

 

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Chinese Slang (Feat. Iona Tian)

Today Is a slightly different style of video.  I had an impromptu Google Hangout with my younger sister, Iona.

During this chat we discussed the top 10 slang terms being used by kids in school and on the internet.

This is a bonus lesson, and I’ll continue making regular lessons for all those lower level students.

Let us know what you think. We made quite a lot of effort with this one, (especially those pesky subtitles)

 

Beginner 2This is probably 3/4 in Chinese, but i’ve written English subtitles so I think all you beginners should enjoy this lesson and practice your listening.

 

MME Int WP HeadeFor you Int-learners, you can enjoy this lesson with the subtitles on or off, and see how much you understand. Download the podcast if you want to practice your listening.

 

Adcanced 2 For all you advanced learners, you can just listen to the podcast, or try turning off the subtitles and see how much you understand of the Taiwanese youth culture.

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