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Inspire Mandarin

Inspire Mandarin

By Joyce from Taiwan
Welcome to Inspire Mandarin, it's Joyce from Taiwan!

Here you will hear authentic Taiwanese Mandarin!
This is a relaxing language podcast for intermediate to advanced Chinese learners!

Enjoy and stay tuned!

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S1E30 How do you define your "job"?
In this episode, we will talk about different definitions one has to his/her job. --------------------------------- Words for today: 滿足 satisfy 症候群 syndrome 層次 level 職業 occupation 事業 career 志業 calling 熱情 enthusiasm 透過 through 升遷 promotion 權力 power 貢獻 contribute 特定 specific 神父 Priest 消防員 firefighters 使命感 sense of calling 歸屬感 sense of belonging 樂趣 pleasure 意義 meaning 擅長 good at 熱愛 love 湧現 emerge 在乎 care 支持 support 幸福感 happiness 建議 suggest 解釋 explain 發展 development 領域 field ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Visit my website/blog: inspiremandarin.com Transcripts are available now! Come and practice transcribing with other listeners, join Inspire Mandarin Learner Group on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
07:02
July 27, 2021
S1E29 How is Kaohsiung and where to visit!
In this episode, I interviewed Jason, a Taiwanese student who studies in Kaohsiung City. Hear what are the must-knows, and visit places in Kaohsiung! --------------------------------- Words for today: 高雄 Kaohsiung 研究所 graduate School 念書 study 天氣 weather 飲食 diet 偏甜 sweeter 調味料 seasoning 地區 region 知名景點 well-known attractions 高鐵 high-speed rail 造景 landscaping 地標 landmark 吸引人 attractive 環境優美 beautiful environment 燈光 lights 散步 take a walk 渡輪 ferry 跨年活動 New Year's Eve activities 搭船 take a boat 商圈 shopping district 購物 shopping 交通 traffic 依賴 rely on 輕軌 light Rail 密集 dense 藝術展 art exhibition 塗鴉 graffiti 街頭藝術 street art 轉運站 transfer station 攝影 photography 遊樂園 amusement park ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Visit my website/blog: inspiremandarin.com Transcripts are available now! Come and practice transcribing with other listeners, join Inspire Mandarin Learner Group on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
13:28
July 20, 2021
S1E28 US suffers bubble tea drought?
In this episode, we’re going to look into a piece of interesting news talking about how people reacted when the raw material shipment for bubble tea shops in the US got stuck in port. --------------------------------- Words for today: 珍珠 pearl 缺貨 out of stock 飲料店 beverage shop 崩潰 mental breakdown 製作 make 卡住了 stuck 港口 port 海關 customs 麻煩 troublesome 顧客 customer 根本 fundamentally 耐心 patience 畢竟 after all 原物料 raw material 短缺 shortage 暫時的 temporary 情況 situation 疫情 epidemic 原因 reason ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Visit my website/blog: inspiremandarin.com  Transcripts are available now! Come and practice transcribing with other listeners, join Inspire Mandarin Learner Group on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
07:01
July 13, 2021
S1E27 A wish list from Apple customers
In this episode, we will look into a piece of interesting news about what features loyal customers of iPhone would like to see in the future new model. ------------------------------------------------ Words for today: 忠實的 loyal 粉絲 fans 果粉 Apple fans 許願清單 wish list 預測 prediction 特色 feature 瀏海 bangs 額頭 forehead 百分之十五  15% 縮小 minify 解鎖 unlock 疫情 epidemic 口罩 face mask 豆腐頭 Apple charger 充電器 charger 四四方方的 boxy 提供 provide 電池容量 battery capacity 持久 lasting 升級 upgrade 調查 survey ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Visit my website/blog: inspiremandarin.com Join Inspire Mandarin Learner Group on Facebook: facebook.com/inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
09:24
July 06, 2021
S1E26 Star Wars Day in Taipei
In this episode, we are going to see how big the Star Wars Day activity is in Taipei 101, may the “fourth” be with you! ------------------------------------------------  Words for today: 經典 classic 新聞 news 星戰日 Star Wars Day 願原力與你同在 May the force be with you 星際大戰 Star Wars 影迷 movie fan 戲服 costume 粉絲 fans 活動 activity 網路上 on the internet 手扶梯 escalator 慶祝活動 celebrations 猜猜看 guess 主題 theme 力量 power 參加 participate ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
08:14
June 25, 2021
S1E25 Is this a good present?
In this episode, I used an interesting situational question, that is what would you buy as a Mother's Day gift for your mom? And I talked about different considerations that might come up... Enjoy! 這是個好禮物嗎? Is this a good present? Words for today: 節日 festival 母親節 Mother's Day 智慧型手錶  smartwatch 訊息 message 不一定 It depends. 高科技 high tech 適合 suitable for 功能 function 慢跑 jogging 路線 route 成就感 sense of accomplishment 內建 built-in 牌子/品牌 brand 基本的 basic 測量 measure 心律 heart rate 壓力 stress 監督 supervise 身體狀況 physical conditions 價格 price 買得起的 affordable 剛剛好的 just right 顏色 color 錶帶 watchband ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
10:12
June 09, 2021
S1E24 Taiwan Night Markets with Ling!
In this episode, I invited Ling again to talk about night markets in Taiwan, mhmm, a lot of yum food we love and must-try snacks all in here! 台灣夜市有什麼? 1. 你喜歡逛夜市嗎? 多久去一次? 2. 夜市賣什麼? 攤位類別 商品價格 3. 你喜歡吃的夜市小吃是什麼? 4. 台灣的知名觀光夜市 5. 去過還想去的夜市有哪些? ------------------------------------------------ Words for today: 逛夜市 visit the night market 附近 nearby 小型的 small 攤位 booth/stand 型態 type 種類 kind 服飾 apparel 飾品 accessories 3C產品 3C products 親子遊戲 family games 獎品 prize 顧名思義 As the name suggests 順道 on the way 旅遊 travel 速食店 fast food shop 踩雷 bad customer experience (informal) 雷店 low-rating restaurant 必吃的小吃 must-eat snacks 經典的 classic 地瓜球 sweet potato balls 觀光客 tourists 知名的 famous 觀光夜市 tourist night market 周邊商品 merch 一去再去 go again 酒吧 bar 度假 vacation ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
11:31
May 11, 2021
S1E23 What about Qingming Jie?
Words for today  連假 Consecutive holidays  連續假期  清明節 Tomb Sweeping Day  掃墓 sweep tombs  打掃墳墓  忙碌 busy  遊玩 play  潤餅捲 Spring rolls  春捲  薄薄的 thin  口味 taste  高麗菜 cabbage  豆芽菜 bean sprouts  香腸 sausage  花生粉 peanut powder  糖粉 powdered sugar  準備 prepare  食材 ingredients  現成的 pre-made  麻煩 trouble  習慣 habit  店家 store  菜市場 traditional market  攤販 vendor  生意 business  交通 traffic 客運 coach bus/long-distance bus  未來 future  體驗 experience  習俗 custom  ------------------------------------------------- Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
08:28
April 07, 2021
S1E22 Taiwanese and bubble tea - guest Ling!
Interview questions for 台灣人喜歡喝手搖飲料嗎?   1. 你常喝手搖飲料嗎? 多常?  2. 你最常喝什麼? 不喝什麼?  3. 你都喝怎樣的甜度冰塊?  4. 你推薦的飲料店有哪些?  5. 來台灣一定要喝的手搖飲料是什麼?   ------------------------------------------------  Words for today  手搖飲料 hand-made beverages  網紅 Internet celebrity  苦澀 bitter  特性 characteristic  客製化 customized  甜度冰塊 sweetness and ice   無糖微冰 sugar-free & a little ice(30%)  珍珠奶茶 pearl milk tea  加料 add ingredients  攝取熱量 intake calories  飽足感  satiety  果凍 jelly  推薦 recommend  連鎖飲料店  chain beverage shops  推陳出新 innovate  鮮奶茶  fresh milk tea  奶精 creamer  發掘 discover  ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
15:36
March 17, 2021
S1E21 Have you heard of Taiwan Gold Card?
Words for today 工作證 work permit  居留證 resident permit  就業金卡 Employment Gold Card  固定的工作 fixed job  雇主 employer  幾乎 almost  線上購物 online shopping  輸入 enter  身分證字號 ID number  反應 reaction  很紅 so popular  粉絲 fans  慶祝 celebrate  符合資格 eligible  申請 apply  增進觀光 to promote tourism  資源 resources  參考 reference  當地人 locals ------------------------------------------------ Taiwan Gold Card  https://goldcard.nat.gov.tw/en/  Escape to Taiwan  https://www.escapetotaiwan.com/ ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
09:48
March 04, 2021
S1E20 How do you deal with muscle soreness?
Words for today 肌肉痠痛 muscle ache 緩解痠痛 relieve soreness 冰敷 cold compress 熱敷 warm compress 運動醫學科醫師 Sports Medicine Physician 時間不宜太長 Time should not be too long 一次以十分鐘為限 Up to ten minutes at a time 受傷 injured 急性發炎 acute inflammation ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
09:46
January 11, 2021
S1E19 A little art creation of “Soul” the movie
Have you seen the movie “Soul” yet? (靈魂急轉彎) This episode will be the first try for you to understand interesting facts or online news in Chinese! Words for today 靈魂 soul 急轉彎 sharp turn 主旨 subject 旅程 journey 尋找 look for 反思 reflection 好評 favorable comment 分享 share 程式 program 特徵 feature 身體部位 body parts 選項 options 兇 aggressive; short-tempered; mean; cranky; grumpy 配件 accessories 輸入 input 下載 download 分身 clone ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
09:54
January 05, 2021
S1E18 Do we celebrate Christmas in Taiwan?
Merry Christmas! In this warm, beautiful holiday, what would you see if you’re in Taiwan? ※Chinese songs playlist that has "Christmas" in the lyrics:https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxGnbfQtEcwuQ8-XnXQJzmWJuf95VjqTv Words for today 聖誕節 Christmas 溫馨 warm-hearted 意義上 In the sense of 裝飾 decoration 店員 clerk 服務生 server 商業化 commercialize 燈飾 illumination 塑膠 plastic 氣氛 atmosphere ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
09:01
December 23, 2020
S1E17 A concert I didn’t expect
Do you go to concerts? What do you usually expect from them? Here I’d like to share a story I found touching and inspiring. Words for today 音樂會 concert "辦"音樂會 to "hold" a concert 鋼琴 piano 音樂家 musician 背景 background 貝多芬 Beethoven 曲子 song 古典音樂 classical music 年紀 age 時期 period 感動 moving 自我介紹 self-introduction 從小到大 ever since I was little, ... 台上 on the stage 喘 pant 表演 performance 彈奏 to play(instruments) 生命 life 印象深刻 deep impression 激勵人心的 inspiring 鼓勵 encourage ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
12:57
December 19, 2020
S1E16 Do Taiwanese people drink beer?
Beer is a good drink for casual time, do you drink much beer? Words for today 代表 represent; representative 飲料 beverages 配啤酒 with beer(e.g. eat dinner with beer) 一般的 general 總之 anyway 飲食 food and drink 文化 culture 平常 ordinary 珍珠奶茶 pearl milk tea 藉由 by means of 相反 in contrast 功能 function 社交 socialize 文化差異 cultural differences ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
11:09
November 24, 2020
S1E15 What’s so special about November 11th?
Do you know about “Double 11th”? I know Double 10th is a big day in Taiwan, but what about 11/11? Words for today 雙十一節 Double 11th 黑色星期五 Black Friday 購物 shopping 最早的時候 The earliest time 光棍 bachelor, unmarried man 行銷 marketing 機會 opportunity 目標客戶 target customers 專注 focus 單身 single 數據 data 折扣 discount ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
07:47
November 08, 2020
S1E14 Smart home
Words for today 智慧家電 smart home appliances 智慧音箱 smart speaker 吸塵器 vacuum cleaner 品牌 brand 掃地機器人 sweeping robot 特定的 specific 紅外線 infrared ray 遙控器 remote control ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl
08:40
November 02, 2020
S1E13 Western Medicine vs. Chinese Medicine
Do you prefer Chinese or Western medicine? In this episode, we will talk about the differences. between them! ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
10:03
September 20, 2020
S1E12 (11-2) What about skin products? - Part 2
What’s your sequence of using care products? In this episode, we will talk about skin care-related topics! *There is so much to cover about skin products, so there are two parts to it! This week is Part 2. Enjoy! :) ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
07:53
September 14, 2020
S1E11 (11-1) What about skin products? - Part 1
What’s your skin type? Normal, Dry, or Mix? In this episode, we will talk about skin care-related topics! *There is so much to cover about skin products, so there are two parts to it! This week is Part 1. Enjoy! :) ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
09:03
September 07, 2020
S1E10 Jay Chou-Mojito [Chinese song]
Do you know Jay Chou? Do you listen to Chinese songs? In this episode, we will learn “Mojito” lyrics! ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
13:04
August 31, 2020
S1E9 We cherish and know how to maintain
Maintain your relationship with your significant other, in this episode, let’s talk about how. ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
11:44
August 24, 2020
S1E8 Work culture - does this describe you?
In this episode, we will talk about some stereotypes in the workplace in different countries. ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
09:59
August 19, 2020
S1E7 Be ready and rock the interview!
In this episode, we are going to talk about how to make your interview go more smoothly! ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
09:26
August 17, 2020
S1E6 The summer of that year
Do you enjoy summertime? In this episode, we are going to talk about popular activities you can do in summer! ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
10:02
August 12, 2020
S1E5 Give me a glass of wine
Are you a wine lover? In this episode, we are going to talk about red wine! :) ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
08:41
August 10, 2020
S1E4 Do the same thing every day
In this episode, we’re going to learn tips on how to build good habits! ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
09:11
August 09, 2020
S1E3 Take away my cell phone for me please!
In this episode, we are going to talk about the distraction caused by cell phones, and what we can do about it. :) ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
09:45
August 08, 2020
S1E2 Let’s open a restaurant!
In this episode, we are going to talk about what you need to consider if you’re opening a restaurant.  Find a cozy place and let’s get it rolling! :) ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
10:33
August 07, 2020
S1E1 Relax and sit back, let’s talk about life experience in 2020 :)
In this episode, you will hear Joyce talking about her life in the beginning of 2020. This podcast aims for creating content for Chinese learners from upper-intermediate to advanced level.  Enjoy your Chinese learning and see you in the air! :) ------------------------------------------------ Follow me on Instagram: @inspiremandarin Want to support me? Buy me a coffee here: https://reurl.cc/ZQ0rNl Visit my website: inspiremandarin.com
09:35
August 06, 2020