Welcome to the inaugural episode of Chinese Soundbites, a podcast series brought to you by ChinesePod and Shanghaiist. Every week we’ll be bringing you topics and words pulled straight from the headlines, in Mandarin Chinese.
In this first episode Jenny and Amber talk about Liu Xiang (刘翔, Liú Xiáng), the Chinese hurdler who carried the hopes and dreams of the Chinese nation on his back but was brought down by an Achilles’ tendon injury before his first heat in Beijing.
- 刘翔 [Liú Xiáng] Liu Xiang, the Chinese hurdler
- 受伤 [shòushāng] to be injured/wounded
- 退出 [tuìchū] to withdraw, to quit
- 好样的 [hǎo yàng de] good job; an admirable person