Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoL

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoL

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Chineasy is the natural first step for anyone who wants to understand China, Chinese culture, and its language. Talk Chineasy brings you 7-minute daily podcasts in which ShaoLan, the Creator of Chineasy, teaches one useful Chinese phrase every day with cultural insight through lively conversations with extraordinary guests. Chineasy offers many engaging ways to learn Chinese, explore more at Chineasy.com .

Episodes

011 - Why in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band  

When you want to get below the surface of Chinese culture, you need be able to ask why things are done in certain ways! In this episode, ShaoLan and Transition singer Jesse teach you how to ask ‘why’!

057 - Movie in Chinese with ShaoLan and CFO Philip Rowley from Sony Pictures Entertainment  

ShaoLan asks CFO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Philip Rowley about his favourite movies and shares the amusing and memorable literal translation of the word.

056 - Writer in Chinese with ShaoLan and Environmentalist Stanley Johnson  

Famous writer and environmental campaigner Stanley Johnson learns how to say ‘writer’ and chats about what it's like to be a best-selling author.

055 - Dreaming In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein  

Imagine being able to learn Chinese so well that you dream in Chinese! Josh Weinstein calls in from New York to share how he got to this level and teaches you how to say ‘dreaming’ in Chinese at the same time.

054 - Names of Countries in Chinese with ShaoLan and Melissa Bethell from Bain Capital  

Top investor Melissa Bethell drops in to the studio in London to learn the names of countries such as USA, France and China in Chinese.

053 - Is That Ok in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band  

This is one of the most useful questions in Chinese, knowing this one will help you out in any number of situations!

052 - Woman in Chinese with ShaoLan and Mandeep Rai from Creative Visions Global  

Who runs the world? Girls! Mandeep Rai drops in to the London studio to share with ShaoLan how women are shaping the world as we know it and how that was not always the case.

051 - Degree in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Richard Price from Academia.edu  

Academia.edu's creator Richard Price learns the word for ‘degree’ in Mandarin Chinese and shares with ShaoLan the secrets to how his website is helping to revolutionise everything from sourcing the latest research for Hollywood movies to improving farming in the Sahara Desert.

050 - Lego in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of Marketing Ken Yahnhs from LEGO Education  

Get paid to play all day! ShaoLan teaches Lego’s Ken Yahns the Chinese word for one of the most famous toy brands in the world. Can you guess which company manufactures the most tyres in the world?

049 - So Fast in Chinese with ShaoLan & VP Strategic Communications Bruce Upbin from Hyperloop One  

So fast! Hyperloop One is aiming to revolutionise the speed at which we travel around the globe, and the head of Strategic Communications Bruce Upbin shares how to say ‘so fast’ in Chinese. Listen closely for some extra words to impress your Chinese friends!

048 - Service in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Michael Schneider at Service  

Want to get some service in China? Learn how to pronounce it perfectly with the creator of the hit app ‘Service’ Michael Schneider. Bonus words include customer and of course customer service!

047 - Chewing Gum in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Caron Proschan at Simply Gum  

Can chewing gum can make you happy? Discover the true meaning of chewing gum in Chinese and find out Caron Proschan’s incredible quest to create an organic, healthy alternative to the synthetic filled gums manufactured by the established companies in the sector.

046 - Culture in Chinese with ShaoLan and Philanthropist Nicholas Berggruen  

In this very touching episode, Philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen shares deeply with ShaoLan about how to build bridges between cultures and the importance of understanding one another. Learn the word for ‘culture’ and how it is intertwined with the Chinese language.

045 - Language in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and CEO Luis Von Ahn from Duolingo  

With over 120 million users, Duolingo is the worlds biggest language learning platform. Its founder Luis Von Ahn chats to ShaoLan about how it all started, and he also learns how to say ‘language’ in Chinese. A hugely inspiring episode!

044 - I Love You in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band  

In this Valentine’s day special, Transition singer Jesse shares the inspiration behind the band's latest hit single ‘wo ai ni’ and how to say those most important three words ‘I love you’ in Chinese.

043 - Money in Chinese with ShaoLan and Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee from MIT  

What’s Chinese for Money?! Economics expert Andrew McAfee talks finance with ShaoLan, how to make the pronunciation perfect and how to light-heartedly ask for money!

042 - Sleep in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author and CEO Arianna Huffington from Huffington Post  

The amazing Ariana Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, explores the ancient Chinese wisdom about resting better in order to make the most of our waking life. ShaoLan teaches her the Chinese for ‘sleep’ and the frequently used expression to say to your Chinese friends ‘sleep more’!

041 - Days Of The Week in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band  

Building on the numbers lesson, ShaoLan teaches Transition singer Jesse how to say all the days of the week in Chinese. It is easier than you might first think!

040 - Weather in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band  

Why do English people always talk about the weather?! Why do English people seldom carry umbrellas? ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh dig deeper into the entertaining elements of Chinese and English culture whilst teaching how to say ‘weather’ in Chinese.

039 - Piano in Chinese with ShaoLan and CFO Philip Rowley from Sony Pictures Entertainment  

ShaoLan asks CFO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Philip Rowley about his love of music and why he loves playing the piano.

038 - It Is Snowing in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band  

ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh talk about snow in this winter special!

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