Asking questions is a great way to learn—as long as you can understand the answer(s)! On the other hand, what if someone asks you a question, can you give them a good answer or reason in reply?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) To reply if someone asks you a question

(2) How to ask someone you are with a question

Dialogue: (在街上)on the street

A: 前面为什么这么堵啊?

Why there is traffic jam in front?

B: 因为出车祸了。

Because there has been a car accident.

A: 娜娜为什么生气了?

Why Nana is angry?

B:因为她男朋友把她的生日给忘了。

Because her boyfriend forgot her birthday.

A: 我们为什么要搬家?

Why we are moving?

B:因为这个家太小了。

Because this home is too small.

A:我们为什么不去那家意大利餐厅?

Why we don’t go to that Italian restaurant?

B:因为那里太贵了。

Because it’s too expensive.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

前面:in front

为什么:why

因为:because

堵(车):traffic jam

生气:angry

男朋友:boyfriend

生日:birthday

忘了: forget

为什么:why

这个家:this home

太小了:too small

那里:there

太贵了:too expensive

Facebook It’s always good to know what’s going on—so make you sure can not only ask questions, but understand the answers if someone replies to you. Learn Mandarin Now Podcast 94 will help you interact with your friends when questions arise about a variety of topics. Enjoy watching our Podcasts every day to really improve your spoken Mandarin Chinese!

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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