Wow, we can hardly believe it, we’ve made 100 Podcasts already—and many thanks to our listeners who’ve made them so popular! This Podcast is about something we know you all are interested in—holidays!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) How to talk about certain major holidays in China

(ii) To make reference to popular holidays throughout the year

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

元旦:New Year holiday

除夕:Chinese New Year Eve

春节:Chinese New Year, Spring Festival

元宵节:Lantern’s Festival

妇女节:Women’s day

清明节:Grave sweeping holiday

劳动节:Labour day

儿童节:Children’s day

端午节:Dragon day holiday.

粽子:a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves

党的生日:the Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party

建军节:the Day of the Chinese People ‘s Liberation Army

七夕节:Double seven festival-Chinese Valentine’s day

中秋节:mid-autumn day 月饼:moon cake

教师节:Teacher’s Day

国庆节:China National Day

重阳节:Double Ninth Festival or Chongyang Festival

光棍节:Single’s day

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

Keats Chinese SchoolKeats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course.

 

SkritterSkritter allows you to learn to write Chinese characters quickly and effectively. You choose the vocabulary lists you wish to learn, set the pace, and Skritter handles the rest. Say goodbye to forgetting characters, making tone mistakes, and your piles of flashcards—and say 你好 to the right way in mastering Chinese characters!

Yes! I’d like to learn Mandarin Chinese more effectively

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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