You wrangled your way from Houston to Shenzhen a year ago, and started working with smaller players in the procurement trade. Now you've finally pulled off your first major contract, holding firm with your Chinese partners when necessary, but never letting anyone lose face, and making sure the deal stayed win-win for everyone. You are a rising star.

Think you're a hot shot? Consider these negotiations training for a far greater challenge: life with Mimi. She speaks only Chinese, is not the least interested in accommodating your schedule and wants dinner now. She's also cute, and not afraid to use her beauty as a weapon. We recommend extreme caution.
 said on
September 11, 2008
a bit too easy for the second level? the discussion seemed a lot harder than some of the original dialogue.
 said on
September 11, 2008
Good site.

david 加油.
 said on
January 12, 2009
Terrific!
 said on
November 28, 2009
If 咪咪 is "kitty", how would one say "puppy"?
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November 28, 2009
@lan_dawei - puppy is 小狗, but you'll often hear doggy instead as 狗狗, with the second character pronounced in either the first or neutral tone. Coincidentally, you can hear this in action right here.

 said on
November 29, 2009
the kitten here seems quite angry...
 said on
November 29, 2009
David, istockphoto really came up big with this podcast! Love the picture.
 said on
November 29, 2009
Interesting to look at this lesson in retrospect too. The dialogue *is* a lot simpler than we would push out at the Elementary level these days.... thoughts anyone?
 said on
November 29, 2009
@Trevelyan,

I think the dialogues at all levels are very well suited to thier respective level. Keep up the humour and naturalism. It's just like you say in the promotional video, Popup Chinese has the most natural speech of any Chinese podcast on the net.

One thing that would help would be a full transcript at all levels.
 said on
November 29, 2009
I'm pretty comfortable with the way things work at the intermediate level. As Xiao Hu says, a full transcript would be useful at times. Probably most for helping people come up to speed at the higher levels after mastering the earlier ones.
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March 11, 2010
你抓了我! Is that right?
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March 11, 2010
@lolitabomb,

yes, exactly!
 said on
August 2, 2010
I love this!

Ralph
 said on
August 4, 2012
It should be in absolute beginner session

Gene
 said on
January 15, 2013
What is the correct answer to 你过不过来?
 said on
January 16, 2013
@bengpearce,

好,我过去 or 我不过去.

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
September 19, 2014
Hi David, Grace! How can I search for a particular topic? I want a lesson about talking about weather. How can I find it? Thanks!

 said on
April 5, 2016
I hear an old lady call cats here 猫咪, is this also widely used?
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October 18, 2016
Haha health benefits. Hilarious.