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.
We’ve been covering some pretty heavy topics lately, but now it’s time for a break — a week-long “Golden Week” break, in fact. Millions of people will be on the move this week as they celebrate the 59th anniversary of the PRC with some good-natured consumerism. Whether you’re getting a tan on a Thai beach or cooping yourself up in your apartment for seven straight days, we at Shanghaiist and ChinesePod wish you a happy holiday!
- 黄金周 [huángjīn zhōu] Golden Week
- 放假 [fàngjià] to have a holiday
- 人山人海 [rénshānrénhǎi] oceans of people