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, scienti…
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New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo is this episode's guest as ShaoLan teaches her how to say ”influence” in Chinese. Listen to Dambisa's fascinating views on global economic trends.
It's a fact of life that over half of the world's population will have to deal with periods at some point in their lifetime. The remarkable Nadya Okamoto has used her youth organisation Period to help in the fight to empower women around the world by providing education and sanitary products. ShaoLan teaches her how to say ”period” in Chinese.
Chief Editor of The What, Gina Pell rejoins ShaoLan to share her secrets to being a confident person. ShaoLan teaches her the word for confidence in Chinese and the beautiful history of the character for confidence will surprise you!
Successful TV presenter Noreena Hertz shares her secrets to being optimistic and her answer may surprise you! ShaoLan coaches her how to say “optimistic” and “pessimistic” in Chinese, with a bonus recap of “I love you” in Chinese near the end of the lesson.
Possibly the most important thing you will learn today! ”Timing” in Chinese and who better to learn the word than hugely successful entrepreneur Bill Gross. He shares the most important secrets he has learned along his journey starting businesses and ShaoLan shows him how he could have saved a lot of time!
ShaoLan speaks to Russian-American poet Edward Shenderovich about “going to work” in Chinese. Edward is the Managing Director of the successful New York flexible workspace company Knotel and also learns the bonus words ”work from home” in Chinese.
Know the difference between ”do you have time” and ”do you have the time” in Mandarin Chinese in this cute episode with Chineasy founder and presenter ShaoLan and Harvard senior Stephen Turban.
Charlie Hoffs became fluent in Chinese at 16 years old. ShaoLan teaches her the different uses of the word “dear.” Listen carefully so you can avoid any embarrassing situations by saying the word in the wrong context!
With over 75,000 volunteers across the globe, Period is an amazing organisation providing hygiene products to women all over the world. In this episode, ShaoLan interviews Nadya about the journey and how she has recruited so many volunteers.
The ”Father of the ringtone” Ralph Simon learns how to say ”ringtone” in Chinese! You can also learn how to specify whether the ringtone is a mobile ringtone or not in Mandarin thanks to Chineasy founder ShaoLan.
Ida M Paul talks about concerts with ShaoLan and learns the Chinese word for ”gig.” The literal translation of the phrase will surprise you. Also, listen out for the bonus Chinese words ”singer” and ”song.”
The ”Father of the ringtone” Ralph Simon joins ShaoLan in London to learn how to say ”mobile” in Chinese. Listen to find out why Ralph believes smartphone technology will continue to be one of the most important technologies driving change in the world and why we need to have trust in our apps and devices.
Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke learns a dangerous new word in Mandarin Chinese - ”most”! ShaoLan shares with him situations where it is a useful word to say and situations where its use could lead to trouble!
In Chinese culture, it's not as simple as just calling your parents ”dad and mom.” Learn how to respectfully address your parents and friend's parents in this fascinating insight into Chinese family dynamics with Harvard student Stephen Turban.
Fluent Chinese speaker and Harvard student Stephen Turban returns to chat about the uses of the word ”spicy” in Chinese. Which three parts of China are famed for their spicy cuisine? Find out in this entertaining episode!
Chief Editor of The What Gina Pell shares how her curiosity has led her to amazing new challenges in life. ShaoLan shares with her the fascinating history behind the Chinese character for ”curious.”
Do you enjoy wine? Entrepreneur and CEO of Beeline Medical Chafic Kazoun is also an avid drinker of fine wines! ShaoLan teaches him the essential words in Chinese to know how to ask for and how to describe fine wine.
Ralph Simon is today's special guest and ShaoLan teaches him how to say ”basketball” in Chinese along with a lot of other super useful words that you will need to know when talking about or playing basketball!
The “Networking Queen” of London Carole Stone CBE drops into the studio to learn how to say “king and queen” in Chinese. Sharing some deeply personal and heartwarming stories, this is truly an episode not to be missed.
Tom Ilube gives scholarships gifted students from all over Africa. They then have the opportunity to focus on science and mathematics. It's only right that he then learns the word in Chinese for ”gifted” with Chineasy's expert teacher ShaoLan.
After starting over 150 different companies through Idea Lab, Bill Gross knows a thing or two about eureka moments. He chats with Chineasy founder ShaoLan about his best ideas and most importantly learns how to say ”idea” in Mandarin Chinese.
Today ShaoLan is joined in the Boston studio by Period's incredible 19-year-old founder, Nadya Okamoto. Throughout the course of the interview, learn all the Chinese words for the most important women's sanitary products.
Ever wanted to express an opinion in Mandarin Chinese?! Transition singer and songwriter Jesse Edbrooke joins ShaoLan in London to find out the best way to share your thoughts and feelings in Chinese.
Want to learn how to say something is ”annoying” in Mandarin Chinese? And what is the link between someone eating a dog and the Chinese word for ”annoying”?! Find out in this excellent episode featuring Harvard College senior Stephen Turban and ShaoLan.
Truly fashionable or just a fad?! Find out how to say these words in Chinese as luxury brand CEO Helen Wright chats with ShaoLan. Listen out for the bonus word “popular” and challenge yourself to say all the major fashion weeks in Chinese.
Finnish musician and actor Ida M Paul drops into the Talk Chineasy Boston studio to learn how to say ”guitar” in Chinese. She already has 2 singles that have hit the Spotify top 20 and has studied Mandarin in the past.
Learning Chinese is child's play! Lego's Ken Yahns finds out the word for ”kid” in Chinese and ShaoLan discovers more about Ken's life as he works hard to make sure that children all over the world can play hard using Lego.
Top studio engineer Suzy Robins has worked on the audio for top movies and radio productions for a number of years. In this special episode, she is on the other side of the microphone learning how to say “radio” in Chinese.
Chinese films also feature lots of “baddies”! Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke learns how to say the word in Chinese and what other situations the phrase is useful in. Can you guess where a film is made based on the nationality of the bad guys in it?!
Illustrator of the original Chineasy characters Noma Bar shares how his sense of humor was crucial to designing the multi-award-winning characters. ShaoLan asks what kinds of humor influenced him when he was young and the secrets of becoming so successful.
Co-founder of Scout Technologies, Genevieve Wolff Lydstone talks “detox” in Chinese with ShaoLan. Find out whether fasting is part of Chinese culture and why Genevieve among other things stopped drinking fruit juice for 30 days.
Dean Ornish shares the secret to staying happy and learns the word in Chinese. Listen carefully as ShaoLan teaches the bonus word: “open heart.” Prepared to be blown away as the origins of the character link so well with Dean's history as a heart surgeon.
Gina Pell, editor of one of the trendiest publications around, “The What” learns how to say just that in Chinese. Want to know how to ask “what to eat, what to drink, what to watch?” Listen on as ShaoLan teaches Gina these other highly useful questions in Chinese.
Learn how to say “I understand” and “I don't understand” in Chinese with 16-year-old Californian star student Charlie Hoffs who is a fluent mandarin speaker. ShaoLan also reveals the origins of Charlie's Chinese name.
Having flown 6,000 miles to be at the London studio, Transition drummer Josh is well qualified to speak about and learn about the word “jetlag” in Chinese. ShaoLan shares her tips on how to cross time zones and adapt to the new time zone as quickly as possible.
Expert Chef Rachel Kelly has spent over 5 years researching the science of food and how it can affect our mood. ShaoLan coaches her on how to say “good mood” in Chinese and finds out some of the touching journeys that Rachel has been on to help change the lives of those with mental health conditions.
Bestselling author and TV presenter Noreena Hertz has spent many years researching “Generation K.” Find out about her fascinating theory and discover the word for “generation” in Chinese in this fascinating discussion.
Cosmologist Max Tegmark not only is an expert on the universe that we live in, but he can also speak great Chinese! He calls from the USA to chat with ShaoLan about how to say “universe” in Chinese and explains how our understanding of the universe continues to amaze him.
The original Illustrator of all the incredible Chineasy characters Noma Bar learns how to say “design” and “I am a graphic designer!” A humorous and engaging character, Noma also shares his amazing new collection of sketches and drawings that will soon be released.
The author of the “The Happy Kitchen” Rachel Kelly learns how to say “kitchen” in Chinese and explains the science of how what we eat affects not just our physical but also our mental wellbeing.
Transition drummer Josh and ShaoLan discuss the origins of chopsticks and how to pronounce it just right in Chinese. The chopsticks in every Asian country have slightly different characteristics. Which style do you find easiest to use?
Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author and chief economics editor of the UK's ITV. ShaoLan asks her to reveal why having a challenge in life is so important and how she has motivated herself to grow and reach new heights. In this fascinating conversation, learn the word for “challenge” in Chinese!