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Beginner - Intermediate
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Chinese comedic performance in the form of a short skit between two or more performers. Similar to western comedic skits, it often involves the use of stage props and physical actions of the actors.

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Special actor

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7:03
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Special actor Part 1

What happens when a Chinese film director meets a foreign actor (David Moser of the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies and the author of "Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard")? Watch and learn how hard it is to play a role in a Chinese film.

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2:00
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Special actor Part 2

What does "Cai Mi" get? Watch and find out who will get the money in the end.

Main Role vs. Supporting Role

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3:42
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Main Role vs. Supporting Role Part 1

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

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3:28
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Main Role vs. Supporting Role Part 2

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

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3:29
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Main Role vs. Supporting Role Part 3

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

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3:37
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Main Role vs. Supporting Role Part 4

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

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2:51
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Main Role vs. Supporting Role Part 5

In this comedy sketch, two actors argue over who has the lead role.

Lamb Skewer

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3:29
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Lamb Skewer Part 1

This classic comedy sketch from the 1986 New Year's Eve Gala features a wily, unlicensed lamb skewer vendor trying to get out of paying a fine.

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3:02
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Lamb Skewer Part 2

The skit continues with the lamb skewer hawker pretending to be a Uyghur- the ethnic minority associated with his culinary product- to fool the inspector. The only problem is, he knows nothing about his fake homeland, the far western region of Xinjiang.

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3:26
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Lamb Skewer Part 3

The enterprising but fraudulent lamb skewer vendor keeps up his charade, pretending not to know enough Mandarin to understand the inspector when he requests to see the man's business license.

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3:08
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Lamb Skewer Part 4

The rogue lamb skewer hawker's act is starting to wear thin with an increasingly frustrated inspector. Luckily, he's saved when his dodgy meat comes to the rescue.

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1:33
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Lamb Skewer Part 5

The wily vendor has duped the inspector for long enough now. His act is beginning to fall apart and his luck is running out.

Saving Face

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1:42
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 1

A young couple is facing the problem of where to go celebrate Chinese New Year since both of them want to avoid being asked difficult questions by their own parents.

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1:29
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 2

As the couple debates where to go to celebrate the New Year, the woman's father unexpectedly shows up with a plan to uncover the lies she's been telling him about her career.

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1:28
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 3

With the help of a distant relative, the father is determined to discover the truth about his daughter's career.

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1:26
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 4

As the conversation progresses, the young woman is put to the test and asked a lot of difficult questions by her father and his accomplice.

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1:35
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 5

Looking for ways to get his daughter to tell the truth, the father and his accomplice start asking her to reconcile quite impossible situations.

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1:15
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 6

As she is faced with the first difficult situation to solve, the daughter is forced to lie once again and the ice just gets thinner and thinner.

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0:56
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 7

As she faces more and more difficult requests, her lies get more and more elaborate.

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0:59
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 8

As the situation evolves to the point where the daughter cannot lie anymore, is there anything she can do to get herself out of it?

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0:58
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 9

The moment of truth is coming closer as the lies keep building up. This time, there will be no way out.

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1:35
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 10

The truth is finally unveiled and the daughter explains to her father what her life is like.

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1:35
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Saving Face Part 11

As the truth is revealed, the daughter discovers that the situation is nothing like she imagined.

365 Nice Wishes

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1:26
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 1

Shen Teng's father-in-law is about to undergo surgery. A dilemma ensues.

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1:34
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 2

Doctor Liu, a man of principle, refuses to accept bribes disguised as red envelopes.

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1:40
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 3

Doctor Liu finally relents and takes the red envelope from Shen Teng.

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1:30
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 4

Shen Teng realizes the mistake he just made.

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1:24
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 5

Shen Teng and his wife ponder over the fate of their father.

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1:33
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 6

Is Shen Teng's father-in-law really that bad?

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1:35
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 7

The operation is finally finished, but Shen Teng and his wife make a grave discovery.

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1:05
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 8

Shen Teng's father-in-law pulls through with a successful surgery.

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1:10
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

365 Nice Wishes Part 9

Shen Teng gives Doctor Liu his best wishes for happiness and health!

One Apartment, Two Owners

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1:27
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 1

Tai and Xue have a four-bedroom, two-living room house. Or do they?

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1:58
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 2

While filming a video to show off their new home, Xue and Tai meet Fung, a real estate agent. Or is he?

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1:32
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 3

As they leave the house, Xue and Tai realize they've forgotten something.

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1:49
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 4

To avoid being discovered, Xue and Tai begin their act.

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1:51
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 5

Xue and Tai try to convince Feng that they aren't, in fact, who they said they were.

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1:38
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 6

Feng's real identity and motives are revealed.

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1:45
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 7

In an effort to help Feng, Tai makes a proposal.

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1:24
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 8

Xue and Tai come clean.

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1:00
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China Northeastern

One Apartment, Two Owners Part 9

Feng is about to meet his new mother.

The Taste Of Home

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1:30
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 1

A man comes in search of the taste of home.

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1:19
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 2

The man comes in search of the taste of home, but something's not quite right.

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1:31
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 3

The taste of home is about more than just the food.

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1:22
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 4

The restaurant staff tries to help the man get the taste of home back, but things don't go as well as he hopes.

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1:31
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 5

Something unexpectedly reminds the man of the taste of home.

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1:37
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 6

The man sees a glimmer of familiarity in the waitress' eyes.

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1:33
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 7

The waitress tries to help the man get back the taste of home.

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1:34
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 8

A misunderstanding ensues.

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1:59
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Taste Of Home Part 9

Although the man isn't able to go home for the New Year, he has managed to find the taste of home.

Customer Service Training

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1:29
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Customer Service Training Part 1

Customer service intern Wang Xin Yuan gets her first taste of dealing with difficult airline passengers.

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2:11
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Customer Service Training Part 2

For the second round of training, customer service intern Wang Xin Yuan is shown how to deal with passengers fed up with waiting for a delayed flight to take off.

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2:28
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Customer Service Training Part 3

See what changed customer service intern Wang Xin Yuan's mind about wanting to be a flight attendant.

I Love You, Dad

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1:57
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 1

Guo and his father's doctor hatch a plan in an attempt to get his father's memory back.

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2:12
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 2

The first phase of an experiment to get Guo's father's memory back begins.

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1:57
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 3

Guo reenacts his childhood in an attempt to get his father's memory back.

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1:47
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 4

Guo remembers how he disappointed his father as a child.

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1:44
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 5

Guo gets creative in his attempt to get his father's memory back.

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2:16
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 6

Guo appeals to his audience for assistance in his plan to get his father's memory back.

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1:41
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

I Love You, Dad Part 7

Guo's father appears to be on the brink of recovering his memory.

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