I worked as radio broadcaster at China Radio International and now I am director and Chinese teacher at the Confucius Class at Gbtimes Oy in Finland. If you want to learn everyday Chinese and lay a firm foundation of your Mandarin pronunciation, this is for you.
听歌学中文 I Pray For You 我为你祈祷 For 台湾尘暴伤者
08/07/2015 • 17 minutes 27 seconds
Father父亲_Father's Day edition 01
22/06/2015 • 14 minutes 23 seconds
A Song for Fathers in Heaven 父亲_Father's Day edition 2
22/06/2015 • 17 minutes 9 seconds
LearnChineseSong Songs & Smiles 歌声与微笑
01/06/2015 • 8 minutes 20 seconds
What's special about 520 and Ways To Express Deep Love in Chinese
01/06/2015 • 10 minutes
LearnChineseSong AGreatLove天之大A Song For Mums In Heaven
07/05/2015 • 16 minutes 25 seconds
Learn Chinese Song_ Today is your birthday mum 今天是你的生日妈妈
27/04/2015 • 21 minutes 9 seconds
31/03/2015 • 15 minutes 44 seconds
Master Four Tones through 汤糖躺烫 tang1234
20/03/2015 • 10 minutes 27 seconds
LearnChineseSong Slower Days In The Past从前慢
06/03/2015 • 10 minutes 10 seconds
LearnChineseSong I Am Willing我愿意
03/03/2015 • 18 minutes 4 seconds
Learn Chinese Songs: the Song of Zhangsan 张三的歌
12/01/2015 • 14 minutes 14 seconds
LEARN CHINESE SONG-Silent Night 平安夜
Christmas is around the corner, let's learn a Christmas song in Chinese! Silent Night 平安夜 Click to our online tutorial audio:
圣诞节 shèng dàn jié：Christmas Day
圣诞快乐 shèng dàn kuài lè: Merry Christmas!
祝你圣诞快乐 zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè: Wish you a merry Christmas!
12/12/2014 • 16 minutes 1 second
Learn Chinese Song_Not Omnipotent Comedy 不万能的喜剧
25/11/2014 • 8 minutes 51 seconds
Learn Chinese Song_ Bird Language 鸟语
25/11/2014 • 18 minutes 16 seconds
Learn Chinese Song_ Miss Dong 董小姐
20/11/2014 • 36 minutes 52 seconds
Learn Chinese Song_Outside World外面的世界
12/11/2014 • 15 minutes 40 seconds
Learn Chinese Song_弯弯的月亮the Crescent Moon
弯弯的月亮 or the Crescent Moon is one of the representatives of mandarin pop music in 1990s. The poetic lyrics depict a beautiful picture of the moon, the river, the boat, the girl and the hometown. Both the composer Li Haiying and the singer Liu Huan came to prominence after releasing the song, which is what we are going to learn in this episode.
05/11/2014 • 20 minutes 13 seconds
28/10/2014 • 11 minutes 3 seconds
007 Education_Chinese Words in the News
Learn Chinese word through news. If you want to learn everyday Chinese and lay a firm foundation of your Mandarin pronunciation,
08/10/2014 • 4 minutes 23 seconds
Sing Along a Chinese Song: Dan Yuan Ren Chang Jiu 但愿人长久
The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month is the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival(中秋节zhōng qiū jiē), which falls on Sept 8 this year. In the Chinese lunar calendar, August is in the middle of autumn and the 15th day is in the middle of the month. This explains why the 15th of August is called the Mid-Autumn Festival. The day is also known as the moon festival, for on that day, the moon is at its fullest and brightest. It is an important festival for family members to get together, so it is also called the Reunion Festival. In this episode, let’s learn a very traditional Chinese song但愿人长久(dàn yuàn rén zhǎng jiǔ), which was paraphrased as Never Part With Your Beloved Ones. It is one of the most fitting songs to play around this time.
08/09/2014 • 13 minutes 49 seconds
006 High Paying Jobs_Chinese Word in the News
Words of the day: 高薪工作, High paying jobs
高，high，薪，paying, salary, 高薪：high salary, high paying 工作，job or jobs 高薪工作：high paying jobs
Earning an annual income of six figures or more is the dream for many. But to land one of the best paying jobs of 2014, 高薪工作，you must be prepared to pay some hefty costs.
15/08/2014 • 2 minutes 34 seconds
005 Friends_Chinese Word in the News
Word of the day: 朋友,friend or friends. 友谊friendship
Both朋and 友 mean friends, so 朋友 friends, 友谊，friendship
The Independent Newspaper says on Tuesday: Social isolation is rife in Britain, according to new research showing that one in 10 people do not have a single close friend 朋友. A state of the nation report into the country’s relationships by the charity Relate has revealed how 4.7 million people in the country have no close friends 朋友at all.
14/08/2014 • 2 minutes 21 seconds
004 Giant Panda_Chinese Word in the News
Word of the day: 大熊猫,giant panda,
大，big or giant, 熊猫panda， 大熊猫，giant panda，宝宝cub, 熊猫宝宝，panda cub
A wildlife park in the southern city of Guangzhou says a giant panda 大熊猫 has given birth to the world's only known surviving triplets. 12-year-old panda 熊猫 Ju Xiao gave birth half a month ago in a delivery taking three hours. The Wildlife Park says all three cubs are now in good health.
你见过大熊猫吗？Have you ever seen giant pandas?
你见过熊猫宝宝吗？have you ever seen panda cubs?
13/08/2014 • 1 minute 48 seconds
003 Eat Apples_Chinese Word in the News
Word of the day:吃苹果, eat apples.
An apple, 苹果， a day keeps the doctor away. And over the past day there's been a surge of people in Poland eating apples，吃苹果，- but not for medical reasons. Poles have been posting images of apples,苹果，on social media as a way of protesting against Russia’s ban on some fruit and vegetable imports- including apples苹果- from Poland. Polish food producers say the ban is politically motivated as a response to EU sanctions. In response, Poles have been showing their support for local farmers by campaigning on social media. It started on Twitter when a journalist shared an image of himself eating an apple，吃苹果，and used the hashtag #jedzjabłka, which means "eat apples"，吃苹果。
12/08/2014 • 1 minute 31 seconds
002 Supermoon_Chinese Word in the News
Word of the day:超级月亮, supermoon.
A "supermoon",超级月亮，lit up the skies across the world on Sunday. The moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth. "Supermoon"超级月亮isn't an astronomical term, however, it became popular and widely used in the past few years.
11/08/2014 • 1 minute 37 seconds
001 Earthquake_Chinese Word in the News
Word of the day:地震, earthquake.
Last Sunday，a 6.5-magnitude earthquake，地震，strike Southwest China’s Yunnan province. The death toll from the earthquake, 地震，has risen to 589, according to Chinese authorities Wednesday.
08/08/2014 • 1 minute 2 seconds
Sing along a Chinese song: let love live in my home
In this episode, let's learn Chinese through a song, 让爱住我家-let love live in my home. This song, first performed in 2003 spring festival gala by an ordinary family, who also composed and wrote the lyrics of the song, became popular among Chinese because of its inspiring and heartwarming lyrics. The song includes many vocabs we have learnt so far, such as the possessive personal pronouns, so it is easy for you to follow ;-)
11/06/2014 • 20 minutes 3 seconds
Dragon Boat Festival
June 2nd this year is also the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. In China, today is celebrated as Dragon Boat Festival, which is also called the Duanwu Festival. People eat Zongzi (a traditional Chinese food) and compete dragon boat race! Hence a short new audio program has been made to share with you the history background of the day and how modern Chinese celebrate the day in traditional ways.
02/06/2014 • 5 minutes 54 seconds
Ask & tell time in Chinese
Last episode, we learnt counting numbers from 0-9999 in mandarin Chinese. In this episode, let's learn how to ask and tell time. All you need to remember are very basic numbers and a few key vocabulary words. And the rules are very simple. If you are listening to this episode for the 1st time, I strongly suggest you take out a pen and paper to take notes while listening.
30/05/2014 • 11 minutes 52 seconds
You can count numbers in Chinese!
This episode is about Chinese numbers. You will be able to technically count from 0-9999 after listening to this audio. If you are listening for the fist time, take out a pen and a piece of paper to jot down some notes while you are listening, as this will help you during the exercise part. Let's go!
12/05/2014 • 11 minutes 24 seconds
Learn Chinese20_Asking name02& introduce oneself
28/04/2014 • 7 minutes 32 seconds
Learn Chinese19_Asking name01& introduce your friend
Learn Chinese16_Names of family members_3 ways to call husband&wife
Family is very important to Chinese. In this episode, you will learn how each family member is called. Besides, you will learn three ways to call husband and wife, and when is best to use them.
01/04/2014 • 7 minutes 24 seconds
Learn Chinese15_asking question02_yes/no reply
In this episode, you will learn new question patterns and how to give yes and no reply.
01/04/2014 • 5 minutes 26 seconds
Learn Chinese14_asking questions01_who is she/this/that
Let's learn asking simple questions in this episode. You will learn following question and answer patterns: 1. who is she/he? (who are you? who am I?) She is... 2. Who is this/that? This/that is...
01/04/2014 • 4 minutes 11 seconds
Learn Chinese13_reflexive pronouns & I teach myself to play the piano
In English we use a reflexive pronoun as a direct object when the object is the same as the subject of the verb. For example: I teach myself to play the piano. Be careful with that knife. You might cut yourself. This is the same in Chinese. This episode, let's learn reflexive pronouns in Chinese.
01/04/2014 • 5 minutes 5 seconds
Learn Chinese12_how to say I love you_basic pronouns
There are over 40 English words of pronouns while there are only a few to express the same meaning in Chinese. This episode, let's learn basic personal pronouns and possessive pronouns & how to say 'I love you' in Chinese.
31/03/2014 • 8 minutes
Learn Chinese11_What would you like to drink?
In this episode, you will learn the names of the most common drinks and containers in Chinese. And how you say"what would you like to drink" in different situations.