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roddy

Tacky (even taking into account surprisingly high production values), and looks to be cheap marketing for New Concept Mandarin in Hong Kong, but I suspect some of you will have a look anyway. I give it a couple of months before they figure out this is no way to make actual money.

A hint for anyone actually trying to learn from this: 5 minutes of actual pornography, then 55 minutes of actual studying. I think of this as the beer-flavoured ham principle. Realistically you're going to be better off with a beer, and some ham.

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kdavid

I think this is a novel concept bound to go viral. It caters to the hoards of men with yellow fever looking to learn Mandarin.

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roddy

Xiao Li been updating much recently?

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roddy

Did you notice the date on that? Quick look at the Youtube channel and it looks like one video a month. I suspect Xiao Li was more a film student's final year project rather than an attempt at a commercially viable operation though.

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Demonic_Duck
A hint for anyone actually trying to learn from this: 5 minutes of actual pornography, then 55 minutes of actual studying. I think of this as the beer-flavoured ham principle. Realistically you're going to be better off with a beer, and some ham.

Only 5 minutes of porn? :(

Also this reminds me of hotforwords Russian lessons. A nice bit of eye-candy, but not really an effective way of learning anything substantial.

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tottora

Why would you try and learn Mandarin with textbooks and learn textbook language, when you can enjoy yourself and learn colloquial Mandarin that could be of use one day!?

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tottora

Does life have to be that boring and serious? If you don't like it and want to keep complaining, that is fine with me!

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yonglin

Ah, you guys got my expectations up real high... but seriously. Only girls? *sigh*

So unfair. When do we girls get to watch Chinese guys in only their underpants teaching us Chinese...?

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tooironic
When's the version with semi-naked men coming out?

:clap 太搞笑了

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Meng Lelan

I'm turning off the computer.

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jbradfor

This makes me embarrassed to be a guy with a Chinese wife studying Mandarin -- such a cliche. Now please excuse me as I go watch it for a fifth time.

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Gymnosopher

kay, totally creeped out by that xiao li chick now... thanks sexy mandarin...

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langxia
Anyone got a non youtube link of this :P haha

Indeed if you want to target people on the main land aswell you should upload it to pages we have easy access.

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icebear
Indeed if you want to target people on the main land aswell you should upload it to pages we have easy access.

Pretty sure the primary audience is foreigners.

I agree that the production value is surprisingly high. Neither it nor the Xiaoli videos are any good for serious students, but are fun links to send to your friends about the joys of studying Chinese (particularly one studying Arabic with no Sexy counterpart).

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