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Advanced Audio Blog #30 - My Love for McDonalds

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Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! Were we just talking about secret Chinese diets? Truth be told, I spent almost an entire morning last week sitting around McDonald's. What on earth could induce me to do that? You'll have to listen to my latest blog post for all of the secret gossip, but it doesn't involve gorging myself on Big Macs. Actually, it was a pretty embarrassing morning in a way. The cashier chewed me out because...ah-ha! You'll have to listen to find that out. Let's just say that sometimes I'm not the smartest person in the room.... Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! In this Chinese Advanced Audio blog lesson, our courageous Chinese hostess shares an embarrassing secret about the last time she headed out for fast food. This entire story is written in native-level Chinese by a real speaker! Give it a listen and pick up some tips on how to handle the fast food industry in China. And if you get stuck, don't worry! Just drop by ChineseClass101.com and pick up some of the supplementary materials that accompany this lesson. Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog #29 - My Weight-Loss Challenge

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Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! Want my secret Chinese weight loss technique? I hate to have to share this, but I tried putting on my summer shorts the other day, and couldn't believe it when they just didn't fit! I could have forced them, but the last thing I wanted was the button popping off when I was walking down the street. I'd just die of embarrassment if that happened. So my shorts went into the hope-I-can-wear-you-soon pile, and I went back to the diet gauntlet. I'd been there before and am starting to get pretty good at it. Which is why in this post I'm happy to share my secrets. Maybe they'll be of help to others too. Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! In this Chinese Advanced Audio Blog lesson, our courageous Chinese hostess talks about her secret Chinese weight loss tips-how to take those pounds off and keep them off. So listen in as Echo discusses weight loss secrets...in Chinese! Give it a listen and pick up some tips if your Chinese is up to par. And if you get stuck, don't worry! Just drop by ChineseClass101.com and pick up some of the supplementary materials that accompany this lesson. Leave us a message while you are there!
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Advanced Audio Blog #28 - Beijing Bicycle

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Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! One moment you've turned a tight left. The next you're sprawled on the Beijing pavement as Mr. Look-At-My-Electric-Bicycle smirks. You briefly consider getting up and yelling at him, then realize that the longer you stay out here in the middle of the road, the more likely it is that you'll become pedicab roadkill. And how undignified would it be to die beneath the wheels of a three-wheeled bicycle in China anyway? So you pick yourself up and head to the office, wiping the grit off your cheeks, and fantasizing about what it would be like if YOU could have one of those electric bikes for a change. Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! In this Chinese Advanced Audio Blog lesson, listen to Echo describe the perils of her daily commute to work. Not only does she have to contend with the dangers of biking around Beijing in the middle of a summer heat wave, but now she has to face entirely new dangers from vicious two- and three-wheeled competitors for the bike lane. This Advanced Audio Blog lesson is entirely in Chinese and is intended for more advanced students who want to practice by listening to a native Chinese speaker discuss common everyday events in Chinese! If you get stuck, don't worry! Just drop by ChineseClass101.com and pick up some of the supplementary materials that accompany this lesson. And don't forget, you can also get more Chinese lessons while you are there and leave us a message!

Advanced Audio Blog #27 - A Brush with Death

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Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! It sounds melodramatic, but it's actually pretty scary. One moment you think you know someone-what they're going through, what problems they're having, and then the next moment you find out that you've got it COMPLETELY wrong. This is what happened to me earlier this year with an old friend from the university I attend in China. Everything happened so quickly that it was hard to make any sense of it. Then earlier today-long after everything had happened-I found I couldn't stop thinking about it. Isn't life funny that way? Anyway, grab a seat and I'll tell you all about my friend from China. I think that maybe you'll find her story interesting too. Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! In this Chinese Advanced Audio Blog lesson, our resolute blogger talks about overcoming the sense of guilt and pain when bad things happen to good friends. This Advanced Audio Blog lesson is entirely in Chinese and will help you practice your Chinese language abilities by listening to a native Chinese speaker discuss common everyday events in Chinese! If you get stuck, don't worry! Just drop by ChineseClass101.com and pick up some of the supplementary materials that accompany this lesson. Don't forget, you can also get more Chinese lessons while you are there and leave us a message too!

Advanced Audio Blog #26 - Friends

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Learn Chinese with ChineseClass101.com! You won't believe how jealous I am of my friend. She JUST graduated and you know where the company sent her? You won't guess in a million years; all I'm going to tell you for now is that it's basically what they call a dream job. But you know I sort of miss her too. Which I guess is part of what it means to grow up; to see good friends move away and finally realize how much you miss them. Maybe I'll make it down to where she's posted one of these days though. Couldn't be a better reason to visit paradise, could there? Learning Chinese with ChineseClass101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Chinese! In this Chinese Advanced Audio Blog lesson, our Chinese hostess talks about what happened to a good friend of hers from university... all in Chinese! This Advanced Audio Blog lesson will enable you to practice your Chinese language abilities by listening to a native Chinese speaker discuss common everyday events in Chinese! And if you get stuck, don't worry! Just drop by ChineseClass101.com and pick up some of the supplementary materials that accompany this lesson. Don't forget, you can also get more Chinese lessons while you are there and leave us a message too!