What is this podcast about? It’s about a “flash” marriage, in the dialogue a guy is in love with a girl and wants to marry her immediately, yet they’ve only known each other for 3 days, the girl is quite uncertain about her feelings and needs to call her mother.
Which level does this podcast belong to? It belongs to the intermediate level.
How many presenters are in the studio? Two. One male(non-native Chinese speaker) and one female (native Chinese speaker).
How clear are the monologues? The monologue is read in a normal speed. Each word is pronounced clearly.
What languages are spoken in the studio? Mandarin and English.
Does this podcast have a clear level? Yes, it does.
What is the structure of this podcast? This podcast is composed of 4 parts. The 1st part is some key words of the dialogue after the opening, and then it will play the dialogue. The 2nd part is the explanation from the presenters to this dialogue. The 3rd part is listening to the dialogue again. The final part of the podcast is the outro, they’ll have some expansion about the topic.
Why is this a good choice of learn Chinese podcast? Firstly you can listen to the dialogue twice, to better practice your listening comprehension. Secondly you have both Chinese and English explanation in the podcast, so it’s much easier for you to grasp the main idea. Also, on the page you will see the original script of the dialogue with both pinyin and English translation, what’s more, there’s bilingual expansion and notes attached as well.
Summary: In this lesson the topic is about a popular trend among some young people which is “flash” marriage, and in the dialogue the girl is quite uncertain about her feeling that she needs to consult her mother. The presenters all hold a deniable attitude towards “flash” marriage.
This podcast can be listened to on the Yep Chinese website.