Now and then, things go wrong, or maybe get broken. Or you might have lost something. How do you tell someone what the problem is so that they can arrange for some help for you?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) To let another person know what the problem is

(2) How to explain what seems to be the problem

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:


我的钱包丢了:I’ve lost my purse

我的护照丢了:I’ve lost my passport

我的手机坏了:My phone is broken

我的尺子断了:My ruler is broken

桥段了:The bridge is broken

电视打不开了:The TV cannot be turned on

打开门: open the door

打开电视:turn on the TV

打不开:won’t open or won’t turn on

电视坏了:The TV is broken

门坏了:The door is broken

我的手机坏了,打不开了:My mobile phone is broken, it won’t turn on

我的手机死机了:My phone is dead

我的电脑死机了:My computer is dead

水池漏了:The sink is leaking

水池堵了:The sink is blocked

堵车:traffic jam

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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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