Welcome to the newest 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.
This week Jenny and Amber jump into a topic that’s on (almost) everyone’s lips — the US presidential election. If you’re in China this Fall (and especially if you’re an American), you’ll need to be able to answer the inevitable question of who holds the keys to your hanging chad.
- 总统 [zǒngtǒng] president (of a country)
- 大选 [dàxuǎn] general election
- 麦凯恩 [màikǎiēn] John McCain
- 奥巴马 [àobāmǎ] Barack Obama