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Chinese is Hard (中文好難) with Dan & Tom

Chinese is Hard (中文好難) with Dan & Tom

By Dan & Tom
We are two friends who love learning Chinese and shooting the shit, all in Mandarin! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and other random topics. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (comprehensible input ftw).

我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦!

Tom's IG: www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/
Dan's IG: www.instagram.com/doctordanyo/
Youtube: bit.ly/3sRP904
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Ep27 - Short story time in Chinese (The Egg)
Story time! In this episode Dan reads Andy Weir's short and thought-provoking story "The Egg" and we discuss the story in depth. What is the meaning of life??? (・o・) 這集我們來聽聽一個非常精彩的短篇故事叫“蛋”。人生的意義到底是什麼??  Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦!  We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:11:22
May 02, 2022
Ep26 - chat about growing up in China vs Canada (with Dan's childhood friend SuMing)
In this episode we chat with my childhood friend, SuMing, about growing up in China and immigrating to Canada and learning a new language and culture! You wont want to miss this one! Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:06:26
April 25, 2022
Ep25 - chat about living abroad, culture shock, and love with Ben 老師
In this episode we talk to the world-traveling, Chinese-teaching, heart-breakingly handsome Ben from Chinese with Ben! 這集我們邀請鼎鼎大名的奔老師跟我們聊他在西班牙和美國的精彩經驗,理想的生活方式,還有愛情! Teacher Ben's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsNTRu6HR-CX8McJGrZX8ZQ/featured Ben's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chinesewithben/ Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:15:55
April 18, 2022
Ep24 - Filler words...good or bad?
In this episode we talk about "就是" which both learners and native speakers tend to constantly say- is it an overused crutch word or an important part of expression? Listen to find out our point of view! 我們今天就是要分析“就是”這兩個字,我們就是想討論大家就是會不會太常講“就是”,如果你們好奇我們的看法如何,那,就是,非常歡迎各位來聽一聽 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw Episode analytics
38:28
April 12, 2022
Ep23 - learning Chinese vs English & chat about veganism (special guest 志偉)
In this episode we talk with our friend 志偉 who is an avid language learner, new father, and passionate vegan! 這集我們跟好朋友志偉討論很多有趣的議題:學語言,當父親的心得,還有veganism! 志偉's youtube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UC6l08agP6pcz3zAYNgu_RLQ Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw Episode analytics
01:23:59
April 02, 2022
Ep22 - again...we try a ridiculously effective game to learn Chinese
In this episode we take some new Chinese vocab and phrases out for a test drive! How do you say "practice makes perfect" in Chinese? Listen and find out! 這集我們又來練習一些最近學到的中文詞彙!想知道我們的例句有多白目嗎?來聽聽看吧!我們相信大家聽完之後會覺得“耳目一新”! Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
50:58
March 26, 2022
Ep21 - trying a ridiculously effective game to learn Chinese
In this episode we play a ridiculous yet effective learning game- trying to say as many designated vocabulary expressions as possible throughout our conversation! Who will be the big winner??? Listen and find out :D 這集我們做個荒謬又有效的學習實驗:在我們聊天的過程當中看看誰可以講今天的詞彙最多遍!還有,誰最頑皮?我們只能說:江山易改,本性難移! Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:08:39
March 18, 2022
Ep20 - chatting with polyglot from Hong Kong who speaks 6 languages - Ms Lin
Today we chat with a polyglot from Hong Kong who speaks 6 languages - Ms Lin!!! Learn Mandarin and Cantonese with@Ms Lin Chinese  : website: http://mslinchinese.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/mslinchinese/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/MsLinChinesecharacterteaching FB: https://www.facebook.com/mslinchinese/ Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:07:43
March 12, 2022
Ep19 - life has no meaning?
In this episode we talk about mortality and finding meaning in life. Sounds cheerful doesn't it? w(°o°)w 這集我們討論一些比較沉重的話題,像人生的意義,死亡,還有台灣的夜市(好啦,最後一個沒那麼沉重) Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:00:55
March 05, 2022
Ep18 - discussing money problems in Chinese
In this episode we discuss headaches and personal finance (no connection between the two ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) 這集Tom抱怨他頭很痛,為什麼Dan要逼Tom錄節目呢 ಥ‿ಥ 還有,我們討論個人經濟相關的議題...錢到底多重要??? Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:13:33
February 25, 2022
Ep17 - Learning a new language in a foreign country with our Taiwanese friend Summer!
In this episode we chat with our good friend Summer from Taiwan who has recently moved to England about adjusting to life in a foreign country and the struggles of language learning! Learn Chinese with Summer: https://teach.italki.com/teacher/9012774 我的網址,可是平台會抽佣金XD 這集我們跟台灣朋友Summer聊她在英國生活的經驗,還有在“人生地不熟”的國家怎麼克服語言和文化相關的困難。 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
36:05
February 18, 2022
Ep16 - Our favorite tiger related expressions in Chinese (Lunar New Year special!!)
In this episode we celebrate Lunar New Year and discuss our favorite expressions related to tigers! Do you know what "tiger back bear waist" means? How about "crouching tiger hidden dragon"? 這集我們討論農曆新年,還有分享我們最喜歡的“虎相關”的詞語! Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw Episode analytics
49:34
February 12, 2022
Ep15 - Chinese teacher Richard on changing the world through teaching Chinese, giving back, love and more!
In this episode we chat with our friend and legendary Chinese teacher Richard! You definitely don't want to miss this episode as we go deep into Richard's background story, motivations and life philosophy. It's a story worthy of a Hollywood movie! 這集大名鼎鼎的理查老師來分享他的背後故事,他當中文老師YouTuber的初衷,還有他的人生哲學!他的故事讓Dan和Tom感動到無話可說!我們期待以後看到理查老師的人生被拍成電影! 我们是两位在认识的,爱讲中文的歪果人!我们打算透过本节目聊关于台湾,中文以及人生的话题。我们两位也希望可以透过本节目继续练习中文。虽然我们的中文还不算很厉害,我们都很喜欢挑战,也相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目也会当我们学中文的记录。中文好难!  Richard's channels: https://www.youtube.com/c/RichardChineseLanguage https://www.instagram.com/chinesewithrichard/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/180663792887265 We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw Video of interview: https://youtu.be/qFNXU4bDK2Q Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:10:28
February 04, 2022
Ep14 - Testing our English to Chinese translation + Danyo confesses love to Teacher Richard
In this episode we try to test each other's language ability and share useful Chinese expression via a translation activity. How do you say "to let the cat out of the bag" in Chinese? How about "to be out of touch with the times"? Listen to find out! 這集我們玩一個英翻中遊戲!用中文To have a hidden agenda到底要怎麼講??來聽聽吧!中文真的好難.. Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
49:07
January 27, 2022
Ep13 - Sharing our favorite Chinese idioms!! How important is learning idioms?
Idiom time! In this episode we discuss several Chinese idioms (成語) we really like including 天方夜譚,雪中送炭,細水長流,井底之蛙 and more! 大家喜歡成語吧?這集我們各自介紹幾個特愛的成語!跟好朋友一起討論成語真的是錦上添花(如果我們亂用成語的話,請見諒喔!) Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw
01:19:21
January 21, 2022
Ep12 - Feeling nervous speaking Chinese + our first Chinese livestream with legendary Teachers Richard and Ben + Tom's rap career
In this episode we discuss recent live streams with our favorite Chinese teachers, Dan's minimalistic camping techniques and Tom's rap career. 這集我們討論最近跟中文老師們開的直播,Dan的露營方式,還有Tom的饒舌歌。 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
01:03:24
January 14, 2022
Ep11 - Mental health + learning Chinese new years resolutions
In this episode we discuss our New Year's Resolutions, mental health, Tom's sexy voice and more!   這集我們聊:新年新希望,Tom的聲音正常嗎?,還有憂鬱症。 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Bmci-mVHhlpAdfNlwZbCw Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
57:47
January 07, 2022
Ep10 - Christmas special + celebration differences in US vs Canada vs Taiwan!?
Merry Christmas! In this episode, we discuss our Christmas traditions growing up and how we're planning to celebrate this year.   祝大家聖誕節快樂!這集我們討論所有聖誕節相關的話題。你們熟悉美國以及加拿大聖誕節的傳統和文化嗎? Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input).  我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love to hear from you!  Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/  Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/  Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904
39:06
December 30, 2021
Ep9 - Tom's new favourite Chinese learning app & how to travel to Taiwan to learn Chinese (+ our first listener message!!)
In this episode Tom shares his new favorite Chinese learning app, we introduce a phrase 漸行漸遠 which means to grow farther and farther apart, and from there somehow segue into a passionate discussion about how our brains work and lifestyle choices. All in Chinese!   PS. Thanks to Laura for leaving such an awesome first audio message for us.  Feel free to also leave your own audio messages and we'll feature it in future episodes!!! 這集Daniel介紹他最近學到的成語,然後我們討論我們的大腦奇妙之處,最後Tom分享他賺錢的方法(不用上大學??)。 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love to hear from you! Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/ Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904
01:11:53
December 23, 2021
Ep8 - 囧男如何在台灣學中文?Popular Korean Youtuber 囧男 shares how he learned Chinese in Taiwan!
In this episode Korean YouTuber Gyeong Nam shares his adventures living in Taiwan, learning Chinese, and being a full-time YouTuber! Bonus: What Taiwanese snack does he miss the most?? Have a listen to find out!   這集我們邀請韓國YouTuber囧男來分享他在台灣徒步環島的特別經驗,學中文的過程,還有當YouTuber的好跟壞。彩蛋:他最想念的台灣食物居然是 __?? Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love to hear from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
01:03:09
December 17, 2021
Ep7 - Not understanding native speakers + Listener feedback!
今天我們討論一件讓我們都很感動的事情(要聽才知道是什麼嘻嘻),以後上電視節目的目標,我們的節目有哪些意義(如果有的話嘻嘻),還有怎麼面對自己聽不懂的時候。   In today's episode we talk about some recent feedback we've gotten, what value our podcast potentially has and how to deal with not understanding what people are saying to you in conversation. Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love to hear from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
40:09
December 08, 2021
Ep6 - Speaking with native speakers & our first impressions of each other + special guest Vincent!
It's our honor to welcome our very first guest Vincent Tsai to the show who is a native of Hualien and our very dear friend. We discuss how we all met and our first impressions of each other. Listen to see if we can keep up with a native speaker!   Vincent來了!我們這集很榮幸邀請我們的花蓮好友Vincent上節目,很開心他可以當我們的第一位來賓! 我們聊我們當初都是怎麼認識的,還有對彼此的第一印象是什麼。 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love to hear from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
55:58
December 02, 2021
Ep5 - How we started to read native Chinese books
In this episode we talk about the steep learning curve involved with reading Chinese novels and how we've handled this gigantic challenge. Also Daniel got lost in the woods recently! 😱 這集我們討論開始閱讀中文小說的時候要怎麼下手,以及面對這個巨大挑戰時要怎麼保持鍥而不捨的態度。還有,來聽Daniel最近在森林裏迷路的恐怖故事! Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦! We love hearing from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
55:01
November 22, 2021
Ep4 - Our Chinese learning goals & what we find hard about learning Chinese
In this episode of our intercontinental podcast we continue catching up after Tom's Taiwan departure as we span topics such as Daniel's swimming ability, Tom's tattoo advice and our current goals for learning Chinese.  Tom買了新麥克風!這集我們很自然地聊天,談五花八門的話題包括Daniel的游泳能力,Tom建議陌生人刺的中文刺青,還有目前我們兩個人學中文的目標。 Who are we:  Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input).  我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦!We love hearing from you!  Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904  Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/  Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
54:46
November 16, 2021
Ep3 - Learn Chinese at home + Tom leaves Taiwan 😢
In this episode we catch up with each other for the first time since Tom moved back to the US. We discuss long distance relationships, Tom's plans for his time in Ohio, and Dan's recent hiking and camping adventures. First remote episode so please bear with us as we work out the kinks!   Tom 回國了!這集我們聊Tom離開台灣的感受和他接下來的計畫,遠距離的愛情,飲食習慣,還有Dan最近的露營體驗。因為是我們第一次遠距離錄節目,請多見諒!我們還在適應技術方面的新模式 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦!We love hearing from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
51:46
November 08, 2021
Ep2 - Why we moved to Taiwan to learn Chinese
In this episode we talk about our career paths to this point, academic backgrounds, and motivations for learning Chinese.  這集我們討論我們各自的學歷,工作經驗,以及學中文的動力 Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦!We love hearing from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
40:24
October 17, 2021
Ep1 - Intro + Fear of speaking & perfectionism while learning Chinese
Ep1 : Intro + Fear of speaking & perfectionism while learning Chinese Who are we: Two friends who love learning Chinese and like to shoot the shit, all in Mandarin Chinese! We share our experiences learning Chinese, living in Taiwan, and everything else in between. Listen as we push our Chinese ability to the limit for your listening and learning pleasure (great comprehensible input). 我们是两位特别热爱学中文的好朋友。我们会透过天马行空对话来分享在台湾学中文的体验以及五花八门的人生话题。虽然我们的中文还有很大的进步空间,我们都很喜欢挑战。而且我们相信学语言需要锲而不舍的态度,所以本节目就当成我们学中文的操场和记录。中文好难哦!We love hearing from you! Youtube: https://bit.ly/3sRP904 Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sunmoonlaketom/ Dan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/themandohero/
22:26
October 10, 2021