Learn Mandarin From Movies: 囧妈 (Lost in Russia) | Intermediate Lesson | ChinesePod

Learn Mandarin From Movies: 囧妈 (Lost in Russia) | Intermediate Lesson | ChinesePod

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Learn Mandarin From Movies Series is a push increase awareness of fun Chinese movies that can help you improve your Mandarin Chinese level.

In this Intermediate Level lesson, let’s take a look at the movie 囧妈 (Lost in Russia).

Released in 2020, this Chinese comedy film can be consider as the third film in the ”Lost in” series by Xu Zheng. The film follows the story of an awkward journey to Russia of a manipulative mother and her middle-aged son who wanted to rebel and escape on the K3 train.

Key Vocabulary:

离婚 – líhūn – to divorce

协议 – xiéyì – agreement; pact; protocol

满意 – mǎnyì – satisfied; pleased; to one’s satisfaction

做作 – zuòzuo – pretentious

骂 – mà – to scold; to abuse; to curse

幻想 – huànxiǎng – to fantasize; to fancy

设定 – shèdìng – setting; to set up; to install

锲而不舍 – qièérbùshě – to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth; to persevere

意识 – yìshí – consciousness; awareness; to be aware

NOTE: This video features SIMPLIFIED characters, which are used in Mainland China. For viewers studying the form of written Chinese used in Hong Kong and Taiwan (traditional), the traditional-character version of this video is available at

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