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194: How to Talk About Your Recent Travel Experiences

By Learnmandarinnow

 These days, so many people in China love to travel overseas. Maybe for a holiday or business, or, possibly, a special trip such as a honeymoon. If you have been travelling, then your friends and colleagues will be keen to hear about your experiences—so make sure you know how to explain all about the places you’ve been; and, of course, bring a souvenir or two back with you!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) To tell others where you have been when travelling

(ii) How to describe some of the features you liked in overseas countries


A colleague has just returned from a trip:


(zài gōng sī)

(at the company)


Yōu, xiǎo měi huí lai la. Kuài gěi wǒ mén shuō shuo, nǐ zhè mì yuè lǚ xíng zěn me yàng a?

Hey, Xiao Mei is back. Hurry up and tell us, how was your honeymoon trip.


Hēi hei, wǒ gǎn jué zì jǐ hǎo xìng fú a! Wán er de dōu bù xiǎng huí lai le. Wǒ zuì xǐ huān Yì Dà Lì, fēng jǐng jiǎn zhí měi jí le. Wǒ mén zhào le hǎo duō zhào piān, yī huì er gěi nǐ mén kàn kan ha.

I feel so blessed. I had so much fun that I didn’t want to come back. I liked Italy the most, the scenery is extraordinary. We took lots of photos. I will show you all later.


Ài yà, xiàn mù sǐ wǒ mén la.

Oh…, we are so jealous.


Wǒ hái gěi nǐ mén měi gè rén dōu dài le jì niàn pǐn ne, xī wàng nǐ mén xǐ huān!

I brought souvenirs for every one of you. Hope you like them.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

快给我们说说:hurry up and tell us


蜜月旅行:honeymoon trip




照照片:take photos



Cultural/Grammar note:

‘羡慕死了’ is a common expression to say ‘extremely jealous’.

If you come back from a trip, please do not forget to bring souvenirs for your co-workers. It is ‘礼貌’.

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

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Keats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course.

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