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In this episode: learn to use the 比(bǐ), 没有(méiyǒu), and 和…一样(hé…yíyàng) to form comparative sentences; learn to count the occurrences of actions with action measure words; and listen to a contextual dialogue about Li Jing’s plans to start up her own company.由Language Domus
In this episode: learn to use the 是…的(shì…de) construction to give details of a past event or action; learn to use 前(qián, ago) and 后(hòu, later) to talk about points in time; and listen to a contextual dialogue about Li Jing’s previous work experience, and why she decided to stop working.由Language Domus
In this episode: learn to use the particle 过(guò) to talk about past experiences; use the adverb 最好(zuìhǎo) to offer suggestions, and talk about wishes; learn the 虽然(suīrán)…但是(dànshì) pair of conjunctions; and listen to a contextual dialogue about hiring and training.由 (Language Domus)
In this episode: learn a nuanced application of 了(le) to describe how long an action has lasted; talk about age; learn to form “if … then” sentences with the “…的话(de huà), 就(jiù)” construction; use consecutive numbers to approximate a number; and listen to a contextual dialogue talking about tertiary education.…
In this episode: learn to use 会(huì) to talk about future possibilities; talk about things that will happen soon with the 要(yào)…了(le) construction; learn a nuanced use of 了(le) to express a future sequence of actions; and listen to a contextual dialogue about fun things to do in and around Shanghai.…
In this episode: learn to use the perfect aspect particle 了(le) to talk about actions that have occurred or are completed; talk about things you “have to do” or “must do” with 得(děi); form rhetorical questions with the 不是(búshì)…吗(ma) construction; listen to a contextual dialogue where James talks about his trip to Beijing.…
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In this episode: review all the key grammar points from module 2; learn to use the replication of verbs to convey the casualness of actions; learn to use 什么时候(shénme shíhòu); learn to use the adverb 就(jiù) in various situations; and learn new useful vocabulary and phrases.由 (Language Domus)
In this episode: talk about what you “know how to do” with 会(huì); talk about things that “can” happen using 能(néng) and 可以(kěyǐ); learn to use “should” or 应该(yīnggāi); learn the conjunction 所以(suǒyǐ); and learn the construction 太(tài)…了(le).由 (Language Domus)
In this episode: learn the numbers from 11-99; learn to tell time and talk about routines; talk about when you are free or busy; form sentences with the 从(cóng)…到(dào) construction; and talk about intentions and plans with 想(xiǎng) and 打算(dǎsuàn).由 (Language Domus)
In this episode, we learn: to construct simple subject-adjective sentences; the use of the question word 怎么样(zěnmeyàng); a number of useful adjectives; the adverbs 比较(bǐjiào), 挺(tǐng)…的(de), and 有点(儿)(yǒudiǎn(r)); and the conjunction 可是(kěshì).由 (Language Domus)
In this episode, we learn: the days of the week and other temporal nouns (today, yesterday etc.); how to form sentences with the progressive (continuous tense) aspect particle 在(zài); how to form sentences for regular occurrences with the 每(měi)…都(dōu) construction; and the adverb 一般(yìbān).由 (Language Domus)
In this episode, we learn: to use the verb 喜欢 (xǐhuān, to like) to talk about our preferred activities; a few important verbs and related activities; how to invite someone to an activity; how to ask for someone’s phone number; and how to read off strings of numbers such as those in a phone number.由 (Language Domus)
In this episode, we learn: to talk about our likes and dislikes using the verb 喜欢 (xǐhuān, to like); a few adverbs to help convey different degrees of our likes and dislikes; the conjunction 还是 (háishi, or); the adverb 都 (dōu, all); and how to say “prefer” using 比较 (bǐjiào, quite).由 (Language Domus)
In this introduction, we will talk about: what the terms Chinese Language and Mandarin refer to; tones and Chinese characters, and why they may not be as challenging as you'd imagine; the aspects of Mandarin that are easy to learn; the structure of the Dimsum Mandarin series.由 (Language Domus)
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