Welcome to the latest 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.
The turmoil on Wall Street and across the world’s financial markets have us all looking warily at our investment accounts, waiting for the so-called other shoe to drop. The turmoil is being felt in China, as well, and the economy is on everybody’s lips, regardless of what language they’re speaking.
- 经济 [jīngjì] the economy
- 不景气 [bù jǐngqì] in depression / recession (of the economy)
- 破产 [pòchǎn] bankrupt, bankruptcy