User Comments - channa

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Posted on: The Rising Cost of Food
December 19, 2010, 07:31 PM

great lesson-- I really like the mix of news language with colloquial language. 

Posted on: Chinatomy: Iconic Tunes and Hairy Crabs
October 26, 2008, 12:13 AM

Great segment on iconic tunes. I am interested in more cpod lessons on music in general.

Posted on: Street Food Buffet
September 19, 2008, 10:09 PM

I love the music in these videos!

I also like how you flash the characters first and then the pin yin & pronunciation a second later.

Posted on: Traffic
September 05, 2008, 11:55 AM

Vocab video dance party!

Posted on: Language Power Struggle
August 26, 2008, 03:30 PM

Love it. Haven't checked out the lesson yet but I will. When I lived in China I found older people and people with less education much more willing to speak Chinese with me. Steer clear of the school kids and university students if you're serious about improving your Chinese. Sad but true.

Posted on: Chinglish in Reverse and University Culture
August 17, 2008, 07:25 PM

It is a lonely time moving back to the US and realizing that friends and family do not accept (or understand) 行 xing2, 可以 ke3 yi3, or 差不多 cha4 bu duo1 as legitimate ways to answer questions... not to mention how 不方便 bu4 fang1 bian4 and 贵 gui4 everything is.

Posted on: Tool Delivery
July 31, 2008, 03:25 PM

Hi Ken,

I understood the joke and the point of the lesson, but I think the punchline would still come through with half the screaming. I'm a big fan of Chinesepod but I won't be listening to this one over and over again on the ipod, that's all. --Channa

Posted on: Tool Delivery
July 31, 2008, 02:23 PM

The slamming and the woman's pained screams make this dialogue very difficult for me to listen to.

Bad taste, Chinesepod.



Posted on: China Fruit and Pre-Marital Sex
June 20, 2008, 10:27 AM

The New York Times recently ran an article about single mothers in China and some of the legal and social barriers they face in raising their children. For those who are interested:





Posted on: Fortunate Cookies
June 12, 2008, 12:39 PM

oooooooh, 3 hours later I finally get it. 'Fortunate' as in '幸运,' 对吧?