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Learn Chinese with ease! Talk Chineasy brings you 7-minute daily Chinese lessons. Each day, ShaoLan and a special guest share interesting cultural insights and stories as they teach you a useful Chinese phrase. Our amazing guests include rock stars, artists, CEOs, professors, adventurists, scientists, and more. You’ll discover the rich culture behind the most widely spoken language, while you learn how to converse in basic Mandarin Chinese. Explore various topics, special guests, and inspira ...
 
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Historian and TV presenter Niall Ferguson joins ShaoLan in the London studio for a special edition of Talk Chineasy. Listen in to lose your fear of Chinese and learn some of the most important starting phrases such as addressing a crowd, how to introduce yourself, the way to count to 4 and ordering 10 beers! Read extended show notes for this episod…
 
Learn “old” in Chinese along with top historian Jonathan Dugdale, an expert on the Liao dynasty. Be sure to understand the different words for “old” and how to use them in a non-offensive way. Chineasy creator ShaoLan will teach you how! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/326-old/Explore various to…
 
Do you enjoy watching TV? Or has your computer taken over from the TV in your house? Learn the word for “TV” in Chinese with Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/325-tv/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chine…
 
Learn how to say “baby” in Chinese with Vice President of Finance and Strategy for EF Education First, Silvia Cruz. Find out in this touching episode who you can call your baby! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/324-baby/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese …
 
Learn the word for “boat” in Chinese along with the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of H-FARM, Maurizio Rossi. ShaoLan also shares her unique insights and tips on how to get your pronunciation perfect. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/323-boat/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of u…
 
Discover the word for “grandchild” in Chinese with ShaoLan and today's guest Neil Edbrooke, a grandfather to four young children. Understand the historical concepts of the words and how they changed after the cultural revolution. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/322-grandchild/Explore various top…
 
Find out how to make a phone call in Chinese with this episode's guest, Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke. The imagery of the Chinese description will certainly make this phrase easy to remember! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/321-make-phone-call/Explore various topics, special guests, and expan…
 
“Excuse me, may I ask...?” - a Chinese phrase that you will use a hundred times a day! Today's guest is the Bristol indie musician Robin Mitchell. He has toured extensively in China and Taiwan with Transition and used this phrase many times there! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/320-excuse-may-a…
 
Discover the Chinese word for “road” along with best-selling author and former advisor to the Whitehouse, Pippa Malmgren. She also discusses with ShaoLan how China's new “One Belt, One Road” policy is going to shape the world that we live in. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/319-road/Explore vari…
 
How do you say shoes in Chinese? Find out along with today's guest Maurizio Rossi, a luxury shoe brand owner who eventually sold his company Rossimoda to LVMH. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/318-shoe/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Ch…
 
The chances are if you visit Asia you will need to take a taxi at some point. Learn the Chinese word for “taxi” and other useful words along with resident Talk Chineasy guest and Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/317-taxi/Explore various topics, special guests, an…
 
“Street food” culture in mainland China and Taiwan is definitely something to be appreciated! With a huge variety of snacks available and with every local market having its own character and unique specialities, be ready for the adventure and learn the word for “street food” in Chinese, along with some of the most popular snacks. Read extended show…
 
Learn the word for “city” in Chinese along with top historian on the Liao dynasty, Jonathan Dugdale. Find out why some of the Chinese place names used today were given to cities in China over a thousand years ago. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/315-city/Explore various topics, special guests, a…
 
With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) changing the world we live in, it's important to know who we are! Listen to this episode and find out how to say “human” in Chinese! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/314-human/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chines…
 
“Farm” in Chinese has many fascinating historical connotations and ShaoLan teaches today's special guest Maurizio Rossi how to say it. He is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the incredibly successful H-FARM, a business incubator that helps tech startups in Italy to reach their full potential. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.…
 
“Island” in Chinese, with Bristol indie musician Robin Mitchell who was inspired to write his latest hit single “Island” after a recent tour to the island of Taiwan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/312-island/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on…
 
Learn the word for “bird” in Chinese along with today's special guest and former advisor to the White House, Pippa Malmgren! Pippa is the author of a best-selling book called “Signals” which helps readers to decipher the economic signs that we see in the world and anticipate the future! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.ch…
 
This episode's theme is “sky” in Chinese and today's guest is the award-winning photographer Neil Edbrooke who flies all over the UK taking aerial photographs. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/ep-310-sky/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk …
 
Learn the word for “king” in Chinese with Chinese historian Jonathan Dugdale. Listen in to the fascinating discussion with ShaoLan about the importance of dynasties in China and how the influence of their legacies can still be felt today. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/309-king/Explore various …
 
Parks are amazing places to go to relax, to exercise, to take children to play. They have an especially important place in dense cities where they may be the only green spaces around. In this episode learn the word for “park” in Chinese with ShaoLan and Silvia Cruz. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lesso…
 
notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/307-hot-cold/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plTWant to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. …
 
Learn how to say the amazingly important word “night market” in Chinese with singer-songwriter Robin Mitchell. You will also learn words for some of the most common and most delicious “small eats” that can be found in some of the famous night markets in Taiwan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/30…
 
Shall I follow you?! Take the step and find out how to say “come with me” in Chinese with Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke and ShaoLan! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/305-come-with-me/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! …
 
Why are the Chinese words for the USA directly translated as “beautiful country?” Find out in this intriguing episode as founder and executive director of Code For America Jennifer Pahlka shares her vision for a government in the USA that works for everyone and harnesses the amazing new technologies in our world. Read extended show notes for this e…
 
Entrepreneur and CEO of the Cue Ball Group Anthony Tjan learns the word for “risk” in Chinese and shares his strategies on how to invest money well. He has a strong belief that good companies create healthy cultures and his results certainly seem to back up his methods! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/l…
 
Charlie Hoffs is a talented teenager based in California. She is a fluent Chinese speaker and today calls in to the studio in London to learn the Chinese words for “teenager” and “young people.” In Chinese, the distinctions are slightly different to English. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/302-t…
 
We all live in the now! Find out how to say “now” in Chinese as well as the right contextual uses with Transition drummer, Josh Edbrooke. The word for “now” is also very linked with “live performance” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/301-now/Explore various topics, special guests, and…
 
Today's Chinese word is “chicken.” ShaoLan quizzes Jennifer Pahlka about what it takes to rear her own free-range chickens and also teaches the bonus word for eggs, an extremely useful word to know if you're in China as so many dishes are cooked with eggs! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/300-chi…
 
Chineasy aims to “break the great wall of misunderstanding” between the east and west and in this episode, Charlie Hoffs discovers the origins of “the Great Wall” in Chinese with ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/299-great-wall/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of…
 
Learn the word for “color” in Chinese in this entertaining episode. Entrepreneur and bestselling author Anthony Tjan talks about the importance of color to improve our lives and how it is used in one of his groundbreaking investments, the chain of nail salons “MiniLuxe.” Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/…
 
Learn the phrase “right away” in Chinese with ShaoLan and Transition singer, Jesse Edbrooke. You will hear this phrase in many instances in China and particularly in restaurants where you may need to ask a waiter to check on a certain dish that you have ordered. The visual descriptions of the words mean that you won't forget it in a hurry! Read ext…
 
A must-listen episode! ShaoLan and the director of Nanyang Tea House, David He, teach you how to customize your tea with different amounts of milk, sugar and heat, all in Chinese. After listening you will be able to order and customize your drink to your heart's content! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/…
 
“Where” and “There” in Chinese are very similar words. Learn how to distinguish between the two and where to use them in this entertaining episode with Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke and Chineasy creator, ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/295-where/Explore various topics, special guests…
 
Do you need to travel for business? If so, is it something that you enjoy, or is it a bit of a pressure? ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke talk about the word for “business trip” in Chinese, while also discussing what they do and don't like about going on business trips. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/…
 
“Single” in Chinese is a common word that is used in many situations. Transition band's singer Jesse Edbrooke drops in to the studio in London to find out the origins of the word and how it can be mixed and matched with other Chinese words to create some fascinating meanings. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/…
 
Find out how to say “female” in Chinese with Chineasy creator ShaoLan and today's guest Shuangyi Li. Also, find out how Chinese culture is changing and evolving and allowing more women to have a larger influence on modern society in China. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/292-female/Explore vario…
 
Why would a “net red” mean an internet celebrity in Chinese? Find out with Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke and ShaoLan as they discuss the origins of the newly created term and how internet celebrity in China is impacting popular culture. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/291-internet-celebrity/E…
 
“Classmate” in Chinese is the word for the day as ShaoLan enlightens today's guest Charlie Hoffs with the origins of the word. As ever, the word for classmate can be joined with other Chinese words to create new and relevant meanings. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/290-classmate/Explore various…
 
Shuangyi Li has a thirst for knowledge and an amazing vocabulary that has stemmed from consistently looking up words that she didn't know in the dictionary. ShaoLan reveals her love of the Chinese dictionary and why she took it to the USA when she traveled there for business. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/…
 
“This and that” in Chinese are two of the most useful words you can learn! Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke chats with ShaoLan about the possible ways of using the word and how it is not as offensive in Chinese culture as it can sometimes sound! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/288-this-that/Expl…
 
Motorbike enthusiast and fluent Chinese speaker James Trapp chats with ShaoLan about the Chinese words for motorbike and other types of vehicles. Listen and discover the similarities between riding a motorbike and meditating! Would you dare ride a motorbike on a 10 lane motorway in Beijing?! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://w…
 
David He is the Non-executive Chairman at Jinchun Group. The company already has over 75 tea stores in Shanghai. Find out how to say “store” or “shop” in Chinese and how to differentiate between different types of stores. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/286-store/Explore various topics, special …
 
Learn the Chinese word for “book” in this episode with Shuangyi Li, a fascinating individual who has a huge love of books. ShaoLan shines a light on the reasons why the Chinese character for “book” has developed and evolved into its modern form. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/285-book/Explore v…
 
ShaoLan shares with listeners how to say “scholarship” in Chinese with today's guest Charlie Hoffs. Charlie has recently won a scholarship from the Confucius Institute to compete in a Chinese speaking competition in Beijing. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/284-scholarship/Explore various topics,…
 
Founder and executive director of Code For America, Jennifer Pahlka joins this podcast to learn the word for “code” or “coding” in Chinese. Her amazing initiative aims to harness the incredible advances in technology in the 21st Century and enable them to make the government work for a fairer society. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
 
Find out how to say the super useful phrase “sorry I'm late” in Chinese with ShaoLan and Transition drummer, Josh Edbrooke. Follow the conversation and the other useful applications of “late” but be careful who you say them to (listen in to find out why)! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/282-be-l…
 
Express your emotion in Chinese with ShaoLan and Transition's singer Jesse Edbrooke. Find out how to say “I am angry” or how to directly ask others why they are feeling angry. The Chinese words embody something of the Chinese philosophy of emotion and ShaoLan's explanation is fascinating. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.…
 
New York Times Bestselling author and CEO of The Cue Ball Group Anthony Tjan joins ShaoLan to teach how to say “good people” in Chinese. Find out why he believes finding good people is “the only leadership decision that really matters.” Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/280-good-people/Explore var…
 
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The Chinese word for “so-so” is often one of the first words that non-native speakers learn to say. ShaoLan teaches Transition singer Jesse the humorous origins of the word and why Chinese people find it a funny thing to hear. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/278-so-so/Explore various topics, spe…
 
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