Learn Mandarin Newsletter 10
Finally A Good Reason To Binge Watch TV... 😻
Watching Chinese Movies and TV is a great way to learn Chinese and one of the many ways recommended in our Chinese Learning book:
There's a Chinese TV series called Detective L which you can watch for free on YouTube here. There are 24 episodes.
It’s set in Shanghai in the 1930s and you can watch it with the English subtitles on.
It’s a good excuse to watch TV since you’ll actually be Learning Chinese but you get to have some extra fun while doing so 🎥🍿🥂
A few of the Chinese to English translations did come up a bit funny. Like instead of saying, We had a chat on the phone, they would say, We had a tele-conversation before.
Though in fairness, Google Translate didn’t fare better:
But for the most part, the YouTube subs are good and very useful to have.
The Mandarin conversation for this week comes from Detective L (at around the 3 minute mark of the YouTube video).
Mandarin Conversation Week 10
我终于到上海了。Wǒ zhōngyú dào shànghǎi le。I've finally arrived in Shanghai 🌆
我们之前通过电话的。 Wǒmen zhīqián tōngguò diànhuà de。We spoke on the phone 📞earlier.
我是来租房子。Wǒ shì lái zū fángzi。I’m here to rent a room. 🛏️
租房子是吧？Zū fángzi shì ba? To rent a room? 😃
进来吧。Jìnlái ba. Come on in. 🚶♀️
房子都给你准备好了。Fángzi dōu gěi nǐ zhǔnbèi hǎole。The room’s all ready for you 👌
Chinese TV Series
In case you’d like more options, here are some Chinese Dramas to go along with your popcorn (or prawn 🍤 crackers?):
♥《Put Your Head on My Shoulder》: http://bit.ly/tcshoulder
♥《Our Glamorous Time》：http://bit.ly/tcglamorous
♥《The Demon Master》：http://bit.ly/tcdemon
♥《I'm So Pretty》: http://bit.ly/tcpretty
♥《Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine》：http://bit.ly/tcdoctor
♥《The Eternal Love 2》：http://bit.ly/tceternal2
♥《Dragon Day, You're Dead》：http://bit.ly/tcdragon
♥《The Fox's Summer 1》：http://bit.ly/tcfox1
♥《The Fox's Summer 2》：http://bit.ly/tcfox2
Now Available on Audible
Learning the Chinese Language (Audiobook) has just been released on Audible.
Have a good weekend!