Learn Mandarin the Sexy Way!

As I've mentioned in the past, learning a little bit of the various Asian languages can be very helpful in getting to first base with Asian sirens*. But if that isn't enough to make you want to learn, perhaps this video will get you motivated! You can subscribe to their YouTube Channel, but I highly recommend you register on the Sexy Mandarin web site, so you can watch all the full length lessons - it's absolutely free!

*It helps a lot if you're good at judging their ethnicity (so you know which language to speak!), and it is more important to learn to speak just a few words well, rather than many words not very well. Because they are tone languages, precise pronunciation and intonation is important - especially with Vietnamese, where minor errors can result in major embarrassment. :-)

Posted by: Dr. Lee on Feb 17, 12 | 12:00 am | Profile


Yes Dr. Lee, I am careful with my remedial Thai - always seems to be appreciated, although I think the fact that I am good-natured when I mess up is appreciated more! ;)

Posted by: Eclectic Keith on Feb 17, 12 | 12:25 am

Thai is actually the one language I don't know any of so far. I speak some Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese and Korean in order of expertise, which I guess is a reflection of my interests. :-).

Posted by: Dr. Lee on Feb 17, 12 | 12:35 am

Oh yes, I forgot: I don't know any of the Filipino languages either.

Posted by: Dr. Lee on Feb 17, 12 | 12:38 am

I've been married to a Filipina for over ten years and can't speak a lick of what she speaks. She speaks two dialects and I'm just to lazy to learn.

Posted by: arf on Feb 17, 12 | 12:50 am

i'd learn whatever they're teaching

Posted by: ..... on Feb 17, 12 | 1:55 am

ooohohoh yeeah. That is motivation!

Posted by: Basho on Feb 17, 12 | 5:56 am

holy crap.... Suddenly i have renewed enthusiasm to study chinese again....

Posted by: kroos on Feb 17, 12 | 7:29 am

Hot for teacher.

Posted by: wylde8 on Feb 17, 12 | 9:51 am

lol kroos..how long will that enthusiasm last?

but anyway, if they are the teachers..I'd certainly pay attention! Although if they knew what I was thinking I'd probably get detention.

Posted by: longtack on Feb 17, 12 | 10:46 am


Posted by: Shuai Ge on Feb 17, 12 | 4:45 pm

Videos are produced well and the models aren't bad for what is basically a marketing gimmick.
Very nice find.
If you are serious about learning mandarin though chinesepod.com is likely the best online option.

Posted by: Shuai Ge on Feb 17, 12 | 4:49 pm

Ahem Shuai - we have a policy of removing non-English comments. :-)

I agree these videos are well produced (I love the voiceover guy!), and I think Demi at least is very hot indeed.

Posted by: Dr. Lee on Feb 17, 12 | 11:11 pm

Yeah I agree shuai ge. I am still considering going past the home page as I am a bit reluctant right now to enter into what you describe as a maketing gimmick.
lol doc with Google Translate a click away it isn't a problem for me that comments in a foreign language are posted.
I like mango.com as well for language learning.

Posted by: longtack on Feb 18, 12 | 12:21 am

haha..although the translation is a bit Chinglishy this is what Google came up with for shuai ge's non-English comment.

"This is also similar,
Beautiful Chinese teacher
Truth to power!"
Maybe AS's policy of not posting in other languages does have its upside.

Posted by: longtack on Feb 18, 12 | 12:25 am

I have learned about 200 words and phrases of Tagalog (main Filipino language) but knowing the words and following them speaking it are two completely different things. At least I know if somebody calls me pangit or a bobo (ugly and/or idiot). Now when my wife wants to call me those things she needs to speak Visayan or Ilicano dialect. Ha!

Posted by: luvasianwimin on Feb 18, 12 | 1:52 am

Hey luvasianwimin...Hows a bout Putang ina mo? I think that's how you spell it? My wife helped me. That's one of the Tagalog curse words I learned early on. It always seems to be frowned upon by all the girls when I say it jokingly.

Posted by: arf on Feb 18, 12 | 3:00 am

Also...I wish I knew what Shuai Ge said back there. :)

Posted by: arf on Feb 18, 12 | 3:02 am

Just watched the video again and WoW!...sexy mandarins are hot!

Posted by: arf on Feb 18, 12 | 3:07 am

arf..I used Google Translate (see my comment above).
The question though, is what did he mean?
Oh and I'm sure you can say "I love you" in Tagalog?

Posted by: longtack on Feb 18, 12 | 8:55 am

I love you = Mahal Kita

Putang ina mo... hmmm... literally "your momma is a genitalia" or figuratively "you are a son of a ho or your momma is one". Considering the position of mammas (nanays) in that culture I think it would be grievous indeed.

An interesting thing about Filipino culture is the girls align with the mothers, and the sons are kind of left out because the fathers are usually out of the house for extended days or times. So the sons become momma's boys, just tagging along, and the girls have the inside track. Girls can't imagine having a father or stepfather who was interested in their lives at all. That's sad because father-daughter relationships here can be very rewarding for both. My own daughter works with me in my business... but my stepdaughter wants to know why I would even want to talk to her. She says "I talk to my mother. Go talk to my brother, he's a boy." So... when you say Putang ina mo to a girl, you are talking about her most cherished person, her momma.

Posted by: luvasianwimin on Feb 20, 12 | 8:57 pm