Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan

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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 inspirations at https://www.chineasy.com/talk/ Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content such as recap videos, activity sheets, customized Chinese name, and more! https://www.chineasy.com/join/ Questions? Email hello@chineasy.com, we’re happy to help.

Episodes

008 - Cheers in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band  

‘Never drink alone!’ What’s the best way to toast your friends in China? Will you offend anyone if you get it wrong? In this episode, ShaoLan and Transition singer Jesse share some funny first-hand experiences whilst explaining how to say ‘cheers’ and the etiquette in Chinese culture when proposing a toast.

255 - Video Game in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith OBE at Calm.com  

Find out the word for “video game” in Chinese along with today’s special guest Michael Acton Smith. He is the creator of Moshi Monsters, a game which teaches children positive skills and has millions of players around the globe. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/255-video-game/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

254 - Bed in Chinese with ShaoLan & Stef Roberts at Stef Roberts Motion Design & Illustration  

Feeling sleepy?! Learn how to say “bed” in Chinese with ShaoLan and award-winning animator Stef Roberts. The majority of his resting time is spent in a hammock in the forest. You can also learn the bonus word for “hammock” in Chinese! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/254-bed/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

253 - Grandparents in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & President Kara Dyer at Storytime Toys Inc.  

Founder of Storytime Toys joins ShaoLan to find out how to say “grandparents” in Chinese. Listen in to discover why it is more descriptive than the English translation and also how Kara’s family influenced her in her journey to create the awesome Storytime Toys. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/253-grandparents/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

252 - To Talk/To Say in Chinese with ShaoLan and TED Resident & Conversation Expert Susan Bird  

Learn the art of conversation and how to say “to talk” in Chinese along with ShaoLan and TED resident and Conversation Expert Susan Bird. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/252-talk-say/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

251 - To Review in Chinese with ShaoLan and Senior Editor Will Knight at MIT Technology Review  

Learn the word for “review” in Chinese with the senior editor of MIT’s “Technology Review” Will Knight. The word is an interesting mix as it includes elements of the Chinese characters for commenting objectively and discussing. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/251-to-review/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

250 - Justice in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact  

Learn the word for “justice”, “fair” and “unfair” with today’s special guest Adam Foss. As a former Prosecutor in the USA, he shares some fascinating insights into the US criminal justice system and how his organization Prosecutor Impact is working not just to punish people, but to give them positive ways to change. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/250-justice/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

249 - Animation in Chinese with ShaoLan & Stef Roberts at Stef Roberts Motion Design & Illustration  

Who better to learn the word for “animation” in Chinese than top animator Stef Roberts?! Find out how the ancient Chinese characters reflect the meaning of the word animation and what kind of animation ShaoLan enjoys watching! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/249-animation/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

248 - Pig in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and President Kara Dyer at Storytime Toys Inc.  

Find out why pigs are some of ShaoLan’s favorite animals! And discover why they are significant in Chinese culture along with today’s special guest, Kara Dyer, the founder of Storytime Toys. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/248-pig/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

247 - Skill in Chinese with ShaoLan and Senior Editor Will Knight at MIT Technology Review  

Listen in to discover what the Chinese word for “skill” is. Will Knight, senior editor of MIT's “Technology Review”, shares his views on which new skills we will need to acquire in the future and how technology will shape our lives. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/247-skill/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

246 - Family (Member) in Chinese with ShaoLan and Managing Director Laura Esnaola at Care.com Europe  

Managing Director of Care.com Europe Laura Esnaola joins ShaoLan to say the words “family member” in Chinese. Listen in and discover more of what family means in Chinese culture. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/246-family-member/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

245 - Important in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Matteo Berlucchi at Your.MD  

Learn how to say “important” in Chinese along with this episode’s special guest Matteo Berlucchi. Matteo is the founder of Your.MD which has an incredibly important mission - giving free, accurate medical advice to the 2.5 billion people in the world who do not have access to a doctor. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/245-important/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

244 - Education in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Tom Ilube from Crossword Cybersecurity  

Educational philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Tom Ilube is ranked first in the Powerlist 2017. Listen to his fascinating thoughts on education and pick up the word for ”education” in Mandarin Chinese. Find out more about his amazing foundation that gives opportunities to gifted students in Africa. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/244-education/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

243 - Student in Chinese with ShaoLan & Coordinator James Trapp - UCL IOE Confucius Institute  

The primary coordinator for London’s famous UCL College James Trapp joins ShaoLan to teach how to say “student” in Chinese. Are you a good student or a bad student?! Find out how to say it in this entertaining episode! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/243-student/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

242 - Karaoke in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band  

Karaoke is a cultural phenomenon in China and Taiwan. Find out why the Chinese love it and how it differs from Karaoke in the UK with Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke and ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/242-karaoke/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

241 - True in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky  

Speaker, entrepreneur and bestselling author of “Eyes Wide Open,” Isaac Lidsky joins ShaoLan to learn how to say “true” and “false” in Chinese. Find out why when you add the character “order” to “true,” the meaning is perspective and vision in Chinese. In the episode, Isaac also shares his thoughts about how we achieve a true vision. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/241-true/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

240 - Heart in Chinese with ShaoLan and Managing Director Laura Esnaola at Care.com Europe  

How is the Chinese character for “heart” drawn? What significance does it still have today and which other Chinese words does heart join with? Find out with Managing Director of care.com Europe Laura Esnaola and Chineasy Creator ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/240-heart/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

239 - Relax in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith OBE at Calm.com  

Learn how to say “relax” in Chinese with ShaoLan and Michael Acton Smith, creator of the meditation app Calm. Find out how the word “fun” in English and “relax” in Chinese are similar and why this makes it an easy word to remember. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/239-relax/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

238 - Pasta in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Matteo Berlucchi at Your.MD  

This episode is almost guaranteed to make you feel hungry as ShaoLan teaches true Italian Matteo Berlucchi how to say “pasta” in Chinese and lets Matteo know why the Chinese words are connected to “big profit”! Matteo also fills ShaoLan in on the most authentic types of pasta. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/238-pasta/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

237 - BBQ in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Martin Talvari at Myriad.live & Wanderfeel  

Martin Talvari lives in Australia where they certainly know how to BBQ well! In this episode, find out how to say BBQ and also some of the most commonly cooked BBQ food in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/237-bbq/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

236 - Factory in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founding Director Matthew Kressy from MIT IDM  

Chinese manufacturing has changed the world that we live in. Find out how to say “factory” in Chinese in this episode with Founding Director of MIT Integrated Design and Management Matthew Kressy. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/236-factory/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on Talk Chineasy website! goo.gl/VJ8plT Want to practice the pronunciation of words taught in this episode? Have fun learning with activity sheets, recap video, coloring book, and more. Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content! goo.gl/vjbtL9

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