钢镚儿小茶馆 Podcast

Name of Podcast: 钢镚儿小茶馆 (Pinyin: gāng  bèng  ér  xiǎo chá  guǎn)

What topics are covered: This series mainly covers the personal experiences of university students who have left their hometowns to go and study in Beijing.

Why is it good to listen to? The male and female podcasters speak standard Mandarin with a slight northern part of China accent. The speaking speed is slightly fast but very clear. The podcasters speak some slang and use words which are popular in Chinese universities at the moment. Each episode of the podcast covers a popular topic among university students. For people who want to learn about life in Chinese universities, this podcast channel is a good place to gain comprehensive knowledge and find out more.

To listen to the podcast, you can search 钢镚儿小茶馆on iTunes .

How often are the podcasts updated? The podcasts are updated on a weekly basis.

Length of the podcasts:  The podcasts vary from 40 minutes to 1 hour

Description of the podcast:

Two podcasters play a waiter and waitress of the tea house and a pumpkin seed seller respectively, and record dialogue on the steps of the tea house.  They talk about everything centring on a theme which is very practical and relevant to campus life. They recall their memories of when they were teenagers and their relationship with their parents. By chatting about their personal lives, they present both their own and public opinions about what as a teenager or youth they would prefer to do. The opinions and suggestions are very practical and have a persuasive power. Because the content, which is said with great affinity, hears just like the story is happening to one; this channel is very popular among Chinese universities.

 Summary:

This podcast is recommended if you intend to learn Chinese university slang.

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