Mandarin listening practice – short movie “Not Anymore”

Posted by Grace Feng on October 30, 2012

Tonight, let’s watch a short movie about how younger generations of China (post 80’s and 90’s) adjust themselves to the real world. With all the ambitions and dreams they carried from the campus, they soon realized that the real world is not as welcoming to their ideas as they expected.

Young designer Wang Hao had learned from his previous failures that pure design to his own satisfaction couldn’t earn him a life. To survive in the society he has to give up his own idea to meet customer’s requirement. One day his cousin moved in with his girlfriend, who was also a student in design. The things that happened between Wang Hao and the girl eventually changed Wang Hao’s attitude towards both life and design.

The reason I recommend the movie here is because the mandarin conversations between the roles are natural. The vocabulary in the movie are very close to real life today. Therefore, it’ll be a good candidate for you to practice your listening and speaking.

Let me know if it really helps. Or if you have any good suggestions on what materials you’d like to see, feel free to leave me a comment.

Good night, my dear friends!

For readers in China that can’t access youtube, please watch it from youku:


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One Response to “Mandarin listening practice – short movie “Not Anymore””

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    12-27-2016 9:57 pm

    General wisdom says you need to know around 3,000 characters in order to be able to understand a newspaper; however this is only half of the truth. Characters are quite useless alone; most of modern Chinese words are composed of 2, 3 or even 4 characters. Thus, beside the characters, you must learn how to combine them.


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