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Posted on: Don't You Need To Sleep?
June 22, 2021, 04:49 AM

Interesting use of 才.

BTW, the last sentence is missing from the dialogue audio.

Great lesson.

Posted on: Can I Borrow a Charger?
August 21, 2018, 02:02 AM

Sorry your mobile was stolen Grace. Terrible! It is quite amazing how much of our lives are stored in our phones and how much of our lives are integrated with our phones.

I'm actually anti-technology at heart, but still, I have an iphone and ipad. WeChat, Taobao, cheaper meals when paying with via mobile, sending documents, storing in the cloud, cpod! This list goes on. I guess the secret is not letting technology take over one's life, like when seeing a group of friends or a family sitting in a restaurant and all just sitting there looking at their phones.

Great lesson. Super useful content!!!

Posted on: Catch the Train
September 19, 2017, 02:32 AM

I think it's pretty neat that a grammar lesson has been placed in the Grammar Section here. Very useful!

Posted on: First This, Then That
August 31, 2017, 04:26 AM

A very useful lesson. Very high frequency. Thank you!!

I am wondering though, could I use 然后 in place of 再? Either one can, as I have been, or I've been saying it wrong.

Posted on: Going on a Diet
October 09, 2016, 08:14 AM

Some interesting words in this lesson. 减肥,瘦下去 and 节食 are all good to know. Getting the differences drilled in will take some time though. 光吃... super useful! Thank you!

Posted on: How Often Do You Workout?
October 09, 2016, 08:09 AM

Thanks for clearing up the 小 and 少 pronunciations. I knew I was getting them wrong!

Posted on: Whatever, I Don't Care
September 29, 2016, 02:56 AM

随便 is not always a rude, short or off-handed remark. As with most words, context, tone of voice and facial expression all play a key part.

A poster above asked whether or not they could use 随便 in Starbucks. I'd say yes... if it's said "playfully" and with a playful tone. Like all other language, it all comes down to context and how something is said.

Posted on: Small Talk
September 29, 2016, 01:18 AM

Brilliant lesson. It's good having some real life Chinese.

Nearly always I hear and use 早, hardly ever 早上好, except in formal settings. This is what makes cpod so useful. "Traditional" learning with formal language is all well and good, and it has its place, but real language is what people actually use. Formal settings are encountered far, far less than informal. "See you," is real English, 慢走 is real Chinese. Good stuff!

Can I ask, is there a difference between 主任 and  先生? Are they interchangeable?

Posted on: The UK is Too Far
April 28, 2016, 01:13 AM

Hello Walter, 

Seems like we're both in the same boat here. I couldn't agree more. Cpod is much improved! 

I don't know your level, but regrading your question about sentence order, have you reviewed some of those early lessons? Take a quick scan of the 'Daily Life 1' course here, is has several lessons which provide good examples of basic sentence order for time and place, etc. 

Posted on: The UK is Too Far
April 27, 2016, 02:25 PM

I've come back to ChinesePod after a year and a half break. I started cpod back in 2007. Wow! How things have changed. All new faces. All new format. Do I miss the old crew? Of course. Do I love the the new format and the new crew? Absolutely! 

This is my first lesson since my long break, and I'm most impressed. A huge improvement! The videos are yet another useful aid. And most importantly, all those bugs, crashes and problems with the app that sent me packing have all been fixed. The site is now as smooth to use as I could wish for. The app is also now a delight to use. 

Most imrpessed how you've taken cpod to the next level. 

Great lesson :) 

Thank you cpod!