December 2006 Podcast Update

Podcast Update for December 2006

– Lesson 49 (next lesson) will be released on January 3, 2007
– Blog of updates available at
– Free music videos in Premium section
– Video recap of dialogues available for Premium subscribers
Tone and Pinyin practices let you record yourself and compare with native speakers
– $9.95 US monthly price available until end of Dec, 2006
– Happy Holidays from


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  1. Sorry, I don’t know how to import comments so this is the best I could do:

    1. Chris Hal Says:
    December 23rd, 2006 at 9:42 am e

    I like the songs, nice addition.
    One comment though would it be possible in future to think about having the characters without spaces.

    Maybe other users will have different opinions but may people now are using annototators such as hanzibar or Chinese text to speech readers as an aid to reading. You kind of get used to be able to use these seamlessly. If the characters are interleaved with spaces then multi-syllable words get borken up in both speech and transcription. I know a lot of other sites leave spaces also to make the characters clear for beginners but I expect more and more people will use these aids whilst browsing.

    Just a thought, Enjoy the Holiday I know I intend to 🙂

    2. admin Says:
    December 25th, 2006 at 2:09 am e

    Chris, I’ve changed the formatting for “Don’t want to grow up.” If you like it, I can extend it to “First love” as well. Merry Christmas!

    3. parrot Says:
    December 27th, 2006 at 3:52 am e

    OK, fess up, who’s slacking off during the break, and who’s madly studying to make up for past slackness before we begin again next week? 🙂 I’m fluctuating between the two, and feeling a little guilty about both. Pass me another piece of cake while I decide…

    4. admin Says:
    December 28th, 2006 at 2:18 am e

    Sometimes it’s good to take a break and get the mind some rest from all things Chinese. You may find yourself sharper when you resume in the New Year!

    5. Chris Hal Says:
    December 30th, 2006 at 2:43 pm e

    Thanks the reformat works from my point of view 🙂

    My text to speech reader can say each sentance properly now. I don’t know how many other people use these though. I find it great at the moment, I trying to read Chinese as much as possible but still don’t know enough characters. I prefer to listen them first and only then resort to a dictionary.

  2. Bazza 白锐

    Thanks. 🙂

    I think the S.H.E – Superstar one is an excellent one to learn from, it’s one of those song that gets better the more you listen it and it’s pretty easy to pick up the lyrics as well, even if you’re not too sure of the meaning. 🙂

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