Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Learning Chinese through Stories

Feb 8, 2024

Are you a fan of our podcast and hungry for more? Well, we've got a treat for you! By becoming a member, you'll gain exclusive access to our treasure trove of story and story explanation transcripts.
Transcript Membership

Did you know that you can practice your spoken Chinese with Rui & Simeng and other language enthusiasts ? Besides having exclusive access to the transcript, you can also engage in spontaneous conversations with other learners where you can improve your Chinese speaking skills in a friendly, supportive environment.

For a limited time, use code LCTS50 to get 50% off your annual membership at Checkout. 

Join LCTS community and Speaking Chinese Now

ReaLife Chinese for beginners Podcast


ABB structures consist of two words or phrases that are similar in meaning or sound. It can be used to create a variety of effects, such as emphasis, humor, or vivid imagery.

乐呵呵 (lèhēhē) is a compound word that combines the words 乐 (lè), meaning "happy," and 呵呵 (hēhē), an onomatopoeia for laughter. This word is often used to describe someone who is very happy and cheerful.

Here are some other examples of ABB structures in Chinese:

  • 气冲冲 (qì chōngchōng) - to be angry and impatient
  • 香喷喷 (xiāngpēnpēn) - to be fragrant and delicious
  • 慢吞吞 (màntūntūn) - to be slow and deliberate
  • 急匆匆 (jícōngcōng) - to be hurried and rushed
  • 臭烘烘 (chòuhōnghōng) - to be smelly and foul

In the next episodes, we'll learn about more common Chinese  ABB-structured words.



Brilliant Idea #1

If you need something rock solid in your life and someone shared this podcast with you, or you think you already subscribed on Apple Podcast/Spotify, support us by becoming a transcript member

And be sure to share with a friend or colleague if you enjoy the podcast because: 

  • 2023 marks 8th year of LCTS
  • We want to hear your feedback
  • It will motivate us to continue crafting more stories


Brilliant Idea #2

You’re obviously full of wisdom and fluent in Chinese if you are listening to LCTS . We appreciate every feedback we receive, and it helps us craft the following week’s Podcast. Leaving us a review on iTunes !


Check out our playlists on Spotify

Chinese for Superior- LCTS

Chinese for Advanced-Playlist

Chinese for Intermediate High-LCTS

Chinese for Intermediate-Playlist

Chinese for Beginners-Playlist


Follow and subscribe for free

Get the next episode as soon as it is available by following/subscribing it for free at

Apple Podcast 

Google Podcast