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: @chrisgofly, I'm looking forward to it too. The show is coming up, but not this week. --dave
: @1321507161, Plenty of Chinese-only shows at the Advanced level -- most of them in fact. If you're ...
: I was wondering if you guys can post the send-off interview with Bill Bishop, and I'm really looking...
: so interesting to hear the story behind one of my favorite things in Beijing...
: great podcast as usual... thanks!!
: A nice profile of Michael Pettis (which lauds him as "the man who saw China's market crash coming"):...
: Thanks for a great sinica-cast. It's so nice to hear from experienced journalists and knowledgeable...
: I second this. I've been studying chinese for years and I still can't understand most of CCTV news b...
: The lessons are cool, good work guys! I find it nice that you always mention the different ways a w...
: Episode content: TIANJIN EXPLOSION | 2 block away | CLOSEST VIDEO | OVER 200 dead estimated on YouT...
: @tornado282 I feel your pain. I am at a similar stage, and rhythm that is unnatural to me is much ...
: One of the things that consistently throws me with my listening skills is exampled here in this dial...
: Then nihao should be perfectly acceptable, especially for a first meeting. But let's wait and see wh...
: @oldgabe She is saying to be casual, and I would rather not like to start out on that foot. Thanks f...
: I'm really not trying to be a smart-ass here, but wouldn't your spouse know that sort of thing? Anyw...
: What kind of greeting should I use if I am meeting my in-laws for the first time in person? They do ...
: Bottom line: As your Mandarin improves, not just your listening, but even your hearing will improve...
: @yeroc99 I am just learning Mandarin, but from general linguistic experience, I think it is not poss...
: Depends on the context, right? Inflection can spin meaning into almost anything. That said, you'll n...
: tian ne can be positive, nainai de however is generally negative.
: Can you use tia1n ne and na3inai de as positive exclamations? Kind of like someone saying, "Oh my go...
: Jieqiong I've been learning Chinese for one year and a half now and there's quite a few things that...
: Those are all good suggestions, and I've had similar ideas myself. I was listening to an audiobook o...
: I've been saving up this episode to listen to since I knew it was going to be great - did not disapp...
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