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220 - Leave A Message in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Aug 7 • 7 min
Discover how to say “leave a message” in Chinese with Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke and Chineasy Creator ShaoLan. Super useful when you want to leave a message or ask someone else to do it for you! Find out why the Chinese words for “leave a message”…
219 - Colleague in Chinese with ShaoLan and TED Resident & Conversation Expert Susan Bird
Aug 6 • 8 min
TED resident, successful CEO and Podcast host Susan Bird learns the word for “colleague” in Chinese. ShaoLan asks her to share some pearls of wisdom when choosing colleagues. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
218 - Debate in Chinese with ShaoLan & Economic advisor to the Secretary of State Tony Curzon Price
Aug 5 • 11 min
ShaoLan and Tony Curzon Price teach the word for ”debate” in Chinese and engage in some serious debating in the process! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/218-debate/ Explore various topics, special…
217 - Always in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Aug 4 • 7 min
In this super funny episode, Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke and ShaoLan look at the positive and negative ways you can use “always” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/217-always/ Explore…
216 - Conference in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Martin Talvari at Myriad.live & Wanderfeel
Aug 3 • 7 min
Learn the Chinese word for “conference” with a real “Conference Guru” Martin Talvari. He is a co-founder of Myriad.live and was involved in running one of the biggest technology and investment conferences in the world, Slush. Read extended show notes for…
215 - Big in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author & Columnist Kevin Maney
Aug 2 • 8 min
The author of the bestselling book Play Bigger, Kevin Maney joins ShaoLan to learn a hugely important word in Chinese, “big”! Find out why Kevin believes it is so key to “play big” in the modern world and also find out some bonus words along the way. Read…
214 - Fresh in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Aug 1 • 8 min
What things can you describe as “fresh” in Chinese? Learn how to pronounce the word perfectly along with today’s guest, Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/214-fresh/…
213 - New in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of International Sean Leow From Kickstarter
Jul 31 • 6 min
Learn how to say “new” in Chinese with Kickstarter’s Sean Leow and ShaoLan. Find out how to apply the word to describe “new year,” “new home,” “new book” and “newbie” and more! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
212 - Open in Chinese with ShaoLan and Economic advisor to the Secretary of State Tony Curzon Price
Jul 30 • 7 min
Tony Curzon Price of Open Politics joins ShaoLan to learn two incredibly useful words ”open” and ”close” in Mandarin Chinese. Find out how the use of these verbs are different in Chinese than in English and be surprised at how many different situations…
211 - Roommate in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Songwriter Ida M. Paul
Jul 29 • 7 min
Musician Ida M. Paul has had many hit songs and her success is down to some great talent and an amazing work ethic. As a student at Harvard University, she knows about roommates and in this episode finds out how to say ”roommate” in Mandarin Chinese. Read…
210 - Smells Bad in Chinese with ShaoLan and Stephen Turban from Harvard College
Jul 28 • 8 min
Listen to this humorous episode in order to master the pronunciation of ”smells bad” in Mandarin Chinese with ShaoLan and Harvard University student Stephen Turban. Would you describe stinky tofu as a good smell or bad smell?! Listen and enjoy! Read…
209 - English in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jul 27 • 7 min
Which style of English do you enjoy listening to? Singapore style, English style, American style. Learn how to express that and more in an entertaining conversation between Chineasy creator ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke. Read extended show…
208 - Chinese Cuisine in Chinese with ShaoLan & Coordinator James Trapp - IOE Confucius Institute
Jul 26 • 8 min
Chinese expert and keen chef of Chinese cuisine James Trapp drops in to the studio in London to share some of the key ways to describe Chinese Cuisine. He also shares what he likes to make as his “signature dish.” This episode will almost certainly make…
207 - Hospital in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jul 25 • 6 min
Josh Edbrooke, drummer from Transition shares why visiting hospital recently has been a positive experience. Find out from his conversation with ShaoLan how to say “hospital” and “dentist” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
206 - Kite in Chinese with ShaoLan and Economic advisor to the Secretary of State Tony Curzon Price
Jul 24 • 8 min
What does ancient Chinese wisdom have to do with kites? Find out that and more in this episode with ShaoLan and kiteboard inventor Tony Curzon Price! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/206-kite/ Explore…
205 - Taking A Picture in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Chase Jarvis from CreativeLive
Jul 23 • 8 min
How do you say ”let’s take a selfie” and ”take a picture” in Mandarin Chinese? Find out with Chineasy creator ShaoLan and the world famous photographer Chase Jarvis from CreativeLive. When you listen you will find out why the Chinese description of the…
204 - Go Abroad in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jul 22 • 9 min
How do you say ”go abroad” in Mandarin Chinese? And what differences are there between that and the literal translation in English? Transition drummer Josh joins ShaoLan to find out! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
203 - Popularity in Chinese with ShaoLan and Stephen Turban from Harvard College
Jul 21 • 8 min
Immensely popular student Stephen Turban learns the word for ”popularity” in Mandarin Chinese. Understand the right ways to use the word and also find our more about the Chinese concept of destiny or ”yuan fen” 緣分/缘分. Read extended show notes for this…
202 - To Subscribe in Chinese with ShaoLan and Content Chief Gina Pell at The What
Jul 20 • 7 min
What does the word for ”subscribe” in Mandarin Chinese have to do with getting engaged? Find out in this interesting interview with Chief Editor of ”The What”, Gina Pell who has tens of thousands of subscribers. Read extended show notes for this episode…
201 - Calm in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith OBE at Calm.com
Jul 19 • 8 min
The app Calm has already had over 10 million downloads worldwide and in this episode, its creator Michael Acton Smith shares with ShaoLan why it is helping more people than ever. Discover how to say “calm” in Chinese and stay calm in the hectic,…
200 - Stage in Chinese with ShaoLan and International Curator Bruno Giussani from TED
Jul 18 • 10 min
Bruno Giussani of TED was one of the key people who offered key encouragement and support to ShaoLan in her journey to create Chineasy. Bruno shares some of his invaluable expertise about how to shine on the stage and learns how to say “stage” in Chinese.…
199 - Fans in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jul 17 • 8 min
Are you a fan of Chineasy?! How do you say fans in Chinese? Transition singer and songwriter Jesse Edbrooke joins ShaoLan in London to find out and to get the pronunciation perfect! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
198 - Special in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of International Sean Leow From Kickstarter
Jul 16 • 6 min
Sean Leow of Kickstarter has spent many years in China and speaks the language fluently. In this episode, he joins ShaoLan to teach you how to say ”special” in Chinese! Also, find out which ”special” new project Chineasy will release through Kickstarter…
197 - Creativity in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Chase Jarvis from CreativeLive
Jul 15 • 9 min
Creator of Creative Live the world’s largest live streaming education platform joins ShaoLan to talk about how to save the world with ”creativity.” Moreover, listen to the interview to learn to say ”live streaming” in Mandarin Chinese. Read extended show…
196 - Possible in Chinese with ShaoLan and Mandeep Rai from Creative Visions Global
Jul 14 • 8 min
What things are possible? ShaoLan quizzes Mandeep on her views and shows how the newly learned Chinese word ”possible” can be applied in many real life situations. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
195 - Get Naked in Chinese with ShaoLan and Oncologist and Bestselling Author David Agus
Jul 13 • 8 min
Ever wondered how to say ”get naked” in Chinese? World famous doctor David Agus phones in from California to find out. He also shares his views that ”getting naked” can help us to prevent disease and live a long and healthy life. Read extended show notes…
194 - Internet in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Tom Ilube from Crossword Cybersecurity
Jul 12 • 7 min
CEO of cyber security firm Crossword Cybersecurity Tom Ilube knows a thing or too about keeping yourself protected online. He shares his valuable knowledge and learns how to say ”internet” in Chinese in the process. Read extended show notes for this…
193 - Limit in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of International Sean Leow From Kickstarter
Jul 11 • 8 min
Sean Leow of Kickstarter calls in from New York to learn how to say “limit” and “unlimited” in Chinese. Both words are key in different situations, so be sure to listen in. Also, find out why limited editions are often more desired by Kickstarter backers…
192 - Reward in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of International Sean Leow From Kickstarter
Jul 10 • 8 min
Sean Leow of Kickstarter and founder of Neo Cha in China joins ShaoLan for an exciting episode of Talk Chineasy. Throughout the conversation, you will learn how to say Reward in Chinese. Also, find out why Kickstarter believes giving backers rewards is…
191 - Have A Meeting in Chinese with ShaoLan and Mandeep Rai from Creative Visions Global
Jul 9 • 8 min
Do you prefer to work by yourself or have meetings with other people? Mandeep Rai drops into the studio in London to learn how to say ”have a meeting” in Chinese. Listen and grasp which contexts to use the phrase in. Read extended show notes for this…
190 - Red Sox in Chinese with ShaoLan and CMO Adam Grossman from Boston Red Sox
Jul 8 • 6 min
Chief Marketing Officer for the Boston Red Sox Adam Grossman joins ShaoLan to learn how to say ”Red Sox” in Chinese. Bonus words taught in this lesson include how to cheer on your team to get a home run! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
189 - Cocktail in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Chairman Chafic Kazoun from B-Line Medical
Jul 7 • 7 min
Chafic Kazoun is passionate about cocktails and even has his own cocktail bar at home! Listen in to hear more about the secrets to a good cocktail and most importantly what the word is in Mandarin Chinese! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
188 - Market in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Bill Gross from Idealab
Jul 6 • 9 min
Serial entrepreneur Bill Gross generously shares his thoughts and ideas about new trends that we are seeing in markets around the world. He also discovers the Mandarin Chinese words for ”market” and shares the fascinating story of creating a product that…
187 - Jealousy in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jul 5 • 9 min
What is the link in Chinese culture between jealousy and drinking vinegar? Discover that and more in this entertaining episode with Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke and Chineasy founder ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
186 - Water in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jul 4 • 8 min
”A touch of class!” Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke learns how to say ”water” and ”sparkling water” in Chinese. ShaoLan makes the words easy to remember by describing the visual origins of the characters. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
185 - Baseball in Chinese with ShaoLan and CMO Adam Grossman from Boston Red Sox
Jul 3 • 8 min
Chief Marketing Officer for the Boston Red Sox Adam Grossman calls in from Boston to learn how to say ”baseball” in Mandarin Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/185-baseball/ Explore various…
184 - To Launch in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of International Sean Leow From Kickstarter
Jul 2 • 10 min
Chineasy launched an amazing new project as part of the amazing Kickstarter Gold initiative. ShaoLan teaches Sean Leow of Kickstarter how to say “to launch” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
183 - To Jog in Chinese with ShaoLan and Global Economist & Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo
Jul 1 • 9 min
Dambisa is a world leading economist and New York Times bestselling author. She is also a keen runner and has completed numerous marathons, which is no mean feat! In this episode, she learns the word for ”to jog” in Chinese and finds out why it is not as…
182 - To Influence in Chinese with ShaoLan and Global Economist & Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo
Jun 30 • 6 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
181 - Period in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & Executive Director Nadya Okamoto
Jun 29 • 9 min
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…
180 - Confidence in Chinese with ShaoLan and Content Chief Gina Pell at The What
Jun 28 • 7 min
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! Read extended show…
179 - Optimistic in Chinese with ShaoLan and Renowned Leader, Economist and Author Noreena Hertz
Jun 27 • 6 min
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…
178 - Timing in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Bill Gross from Idealab
Jun 26 • 9 min
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…
177 - Go To Work in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and Chairman Edward Shenderovich from Knotel
Jun 25 • 6 min
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. Read…
176 - To Have Free Time in Chinese with ShaoLan and Stephen Turban from Harvard College
Jun 24 • 6 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
175 - Dear in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
Jun 23 • 8 min
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! Read extended show notes for this…
174 - Volunteer in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & Executive Director Nadya Okamoto
Jun 22 • 6 min
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. Read extended…
173 - Ringtone in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Ralph Simon from Mobilium Global
Jun 21 • 6 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode…
172 - Gig in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Songwriter Ida M. Paul
Jun 20 • 7 min
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.” Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
171 - Mobile in Chinese with ShaoLan and Chief Executive & Founder Ralph Simon from Mobilium Global
Jun 19 • 9 min
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…
170 - Most in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jun 18 • 6 min
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! Read extended show notes for this episode…
169 - Dad & Mom in Chinese with ShaoLan and Stephen Turban from Harvard College
Jun 17 • 7 min
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. Read…
168 - To Give/To See off in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jun 16 • 10 min
Are you being given a present or being taken to the door?! Find out how to distinguish between the two meanings with Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke and Chineasy founder ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
167 - Spicy in Chinese with ShaoLan and Stephen Turban from Harvard College
Jun 15 • 8 min
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! Read extended show notes for this…
166 - Curious in Chinese with ShaoLan and Content Chief Gina Pell at The What
Jun 14 • 6 min
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.” Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
165 - Good Wine in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Chairman Chafic Kazoun from B-Line Medical
Jun 13 • 9 min
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. Read extended show notes for this…
164 - Basketball in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Ralph Simon from Mobilium Global
Jun 12 • 8 min
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! Read extended show notes for this episode…
163 - Software in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Chairman Chafic Kazoun from B-Line Medical
Jun 11 • 8 min
How do you say ”software” in Chinese? Software engineer turned entrepreneur Chafic Kazoun calls in from the USA to find out more from ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/163-software/ Explore…
162 - Free (of charge) in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jun 10 • 8 min
Transition drummer and fluent Chinese speaker Josh Edbrooke calls in from Taiwan to learn from ShaoLan the origins of the word ”free” (of charge) in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
161 - Queen in Chinese with ShaoLan and CBE, Author & Radio Broadcaster Carole Stone
Jun 9 • 9 min
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. Read extended show notes for this…
160 - Gifted in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Tom Ilube from Crossword Cybersecurity
Jun 8 • 9 min
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. Read…
159 - Idea in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Bill Gross from Idealab
Jun 7 • 8 min
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. Read…
158 - Hygiene in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & Executive Director Nadya Okamoto
Jun 6 • 7 min
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. Read extended show notes for this…
157 - To Feel/To Think in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jun 5 • 7 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
156 - Annoying in Chinese with ShaoLan and Stephen Turban from Harvard College
Jun 4 • 7 min
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.…
155 - Recipe in Chinese with ShaoLan and Writer and Mental Health Campaigner Rachel Kelly
Jun 3 • 7 min
After recently publishing her top selling healthy recipe book, Rachel Kelly shares the secrets behind making a great recipe whilst learning how to say “recipe” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
154 - Fashion in Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Helen Wright
Jun 2 • 6 min
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. Read extended…
153 - Guitar in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Songwriter Ida M. Paul
Jun 1 • 8 min
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. Read extended show notes for this…
152 - Kid in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of Marketing Ken Yahnhs from LEGO Education
May 31 • 8 min
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. Read extended show notes for…
151 - Radio in Chinese with ShaoLan and Sound Recordist, Designer & Mixer Suzy Robins
May 30 • 8 min
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. Read extended show notes for…
150 - Poem in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and Chairman Edward Shenderovich from Knotel
May 29 • 6 min
In this episode, ShaoLan trades poems with Russian-American poet Edward Shenderovich. Listen and learn how to perfectly pronounce the word for “poem” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
149 - Lose Weight in Chinese with ShaoLan & Founder Dean Ornish from PMRI
May 28 • 8 min
How do you say “lose weight” in Chinese? ShaoLan teaches Dean Ornish how to get the pronunciation right and Dean reveals his secrets to losing weight quickly and healthily. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
148 - Baddies in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
May 27 • 8 min
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?!…
147 - Humor in Chinese with ShaoLan and Illustrator Noma Bar
May 26 • 8 min
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…
146 - Detox in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Genevieve Lydstone from Scout Technologies
May 25 • 6 min
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. Read extended show notes…
145 - Happy in Chinese w/ ShaoLan & Founder Dean Ornish from Preventive Medicine Research Institute
May 24 • 5 min
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.…
144 - Young in Chinese with ShaoLan and CBE, Author & Radio Broadcaster Carole Stone
May 23 • 9 min
Carole Stone learns how to say young and shares her tips on how to stay young in heart and mind. ShaoLan teaches “young” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful…
143 - What in Chinese with ShaoLan and Content Chief Gina Pell at The What
May 22 • 7 min
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…
142 - Bag in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Helen Wright
May 21 • 7 min
Helen Wright learns the word for “bag” in Chinese. With handbags retailing for over $15,000 she certainly knows a thing or two about the luxury market! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/142-bag/ Explore…
141 - I Got It in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
May 20 • 8 min
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. Read extended show notes for this…
140 - Jet Lag in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
May 19 • 7 min
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…
139 - Good Mood in Chinese with ShaoLan and Writer and Mental Health Campaigner Rachel Kelly
May 18 • 8 min
Expert Chef Rachel Kelly has spent over 5 years researching the science of food and how it can affect our mood. ShaoLan coaches her how to say “good mood” in Chinese and finds out some of the touching journey that Rachel has been on to help change the…
138 - Generation in Chinese with ShaoLan and Renowned Leader, Economist and Author Noreena Hertz
May 17 • 9 min
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. Read extended show notes for this…
137 - Universe in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Max Tegmark from MIT
May 16 • 8 min
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…
136 - Design in Chinese with ShaoLan and Illustrator Noma Bar
May 15 • 8 min
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 about his amazing new collection of sketches and drawings that will…
135 - Expensive in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Helen Wright
May 14 • 7 min
Helen Wright learns how to say “expensive” and “cheap” in Chinese. In certain situations in China, bargaining is very important and these words will equip you to be a champion bargainer! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
134 - Kitchen in Chinese with ShaoLan and Writer and Mental Health Campaigner Rachel Kelly
May 13 • 8 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
133 - Chopsticks in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
May 12 • 8 min
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? Read extended show…
132 - Challenge in Chinese with ShaoLan and Renowned Leader, Economist and Author Noreena Hertz
May 11 • 6 min
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,…
131 - Brothers & Sisters in Chinese with ShaoLan and Young Ballet Dancer Luke Wragg
May 10 • 5 min
ShaoLan shares with rising star dancer of the Royal Ballet, Luke Wragg how to let your friends know whether you have any brothers or sisters in Chinese. Find out why it is important in Chinese society whether a brother or sister is older or younger than…
129 - Diet in Chinese with ShaoLan & Founder Dean Ornish from Preventive Medicine Research Institute
May 8 • 7 min
ShaoLan teaches renowned doctor Dean Ornish how to say “diet” in Chinese. Dean looks at the reasons why a healthy diet is so important. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/129-diet/ Explore various topics,…
128 - Interview in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Genevieve Lydstone from Scout Technologies
May 7 • 8 min
In this special episode, ShaoLan teaches the co-founder of Scout Technologies Genevieve Wolff Lydstone the word for “interview” in Chinese. Find out Genevieve’s tips on how to perfect your interview technique and find out how Scout is revolutionising the…
127 - Take Care in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
May 6 • 5 min
How do you say “take care” in Chinese? Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke finds out that ”protecting your weight” has a fascinating origin rooted in ancient Chinese culture and isn’t as offensive as it may first seem. Read extended show notes for this…
126 - Year(s)-old in Chinese with ShaoLan and Young Ballet Dancer Luke Wragg
May 5 • 5 min
Find out how to say how old you are in Chinese with a rising star dancer of the Royal Ballet, Luke Wragg. ShaoLan shares the fascinating history of the original characters in Chinese too. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
125 - Friend in Chinese with ShaoLan and Content Chief Gina Pell at The What
May 4 • 6 min
Editor of the amazing publication “The What,” Gina Pell joins ShaoLan to find out how to say “friend” in Chinese. Find out how friendship is viewed in Chinese culture and also learn bonus words “girlfriend” and “boyfriend.” Read extended show notes for…
124 - Dance in Chinese with ShaoLan and Young Ballet Dancer Luke Wragg
May 3 • 5 min
Can you dance? The 11-year-old star of the Royal Opera House ballet Luke Wragg certainly can! In this episode, he joins ShaoLan in the London studio to chat about how to say “dance” and also “ballet” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode…
123 - Buddha in Chinese with ShaoLan and Lucid Dreaming Teacher Charlie Morley
May 2 • 6 min
Lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley shares his experiences with Buddhism and learns how to say “Buddha” in Chinese. Also as a bonus feature, you can listen to one of his Buddhist rap songs. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
122 - Office in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and Chairman Edward Shenderovich from Knotel
May 1 • 5 min
Highly successful businessman and entrepreneur Edward Shenderovich learns how to say “office” in Chinese. ShaoLan also how to distinguish between different types of work in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
121 - Work in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT
Apr 30 • 7 min
World leading economist Erik Brynjolfsson visits the Talk Chineasy studio in London to learn a hugely important word for our lives in Chinese, “work”! Also, find out how to say “I want to work!” and “I don’t want to work”! Read extended show notes for…
120 Philanthropy NicholasBerggruen
Apr 29 • 6 min
Philanthropist Nicholas Berggruen speaks with ShaoLan about the importance of “holistic” philanthropy and the best ways to empower people. He has already endowed the Berggruen Institute and joined the “Giving Pledge” to donate most of his wealth to…
119 - To Believe in Chinese with ShaoLan and Chief Science Officer Guruduth Banavar from IBM
Apr 28 • 8 min
“Do you believe me?” ShaoLan jokes with Guruduth Banavar, VP and Chief Science Officer of IBM. Guruduth discovers the word for “believe” in Chinese and shares a touching story of helping a friend rediscover how to believe in themselves. Read extended show…
118 - Juice in Chinese with ShaoLan and Oncologist and Bestselling Author David Agus
Apr 27 • 8 min
“Eat the real thing!” recommends renowned doctor David Agus, as he learns the Chinese word for “juice” and shares with the listeners about his bestseller “A Short Guide To a Long Life.” Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
117 - Fat & Skinny in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 26 • 7 min
Transition drummer Josh learns these descriptive words in Chinese in a funny and engaging lesson. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/117-fat-skinny-2/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive…
116 - Stuff in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 25 • 7 min
Such a useful word in Chinese… “stuff!” Transition’s singer Jesse returns and finds out the fascinating reason why the word for “stuff” in Chinese is made up of the words East and West. Also, find out how to avoid insulting people! Read extended show…
115 - Economy in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT
Apr 24 • 8 min
The economy affects almost every area of our lives and who better to learn the Chinese word for the economy than world leading economist and author of “The second machine age” Erik Brynjolfsson. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
114 - Success in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Serial Entrepreneur & Mentor Sunny Bates
Apr 23 • 7 min
Successfully learn Chinese with Talk Chineasy! Sunny Bates learns how to say “success” in Chinese and chats with ShaoLan about how we define success. Also, learn how to wish someone a success in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
113 - By The Way in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 22 • 7 min
ShaoLan shares with Transition drummer Josh how to say “by the way” in Chinese. Bonus words taught in the lesson include “a little bit”, which is a hugely useful phrase in everyday conversation. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
112 - Crowd in Chinese with ShaoLan and Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee from MIT
Apr 21 • 8 min
The highly entertaining, world-leading economist Andrew McAfee returns to share his thoughts on the way in which “the crowd” is changing the world that we live in. ShaoLan ensures that his Chinese pronunciation of the word is spot on! Read extended show…
111 - Philosophy in Chinese with ShaoLan and Philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen
Apr 20 • 7 min
In this special episode, ShaoLan teaches philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen how to say “philosophy” in Chinese. Nicholas then gives his remarkable views on philanthropy and how he is making a positive difference in the world. Read extended show notes for…
110 - New York in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Serial Entrepreneur & Mentor Sunny Bates
Apr 19 • 7 min
How do you say “New York” in Chinese? ShaoLan teaches Sunny Bates and in return is treated to Sunny’s recommendations on where to visit in one of the world’s most iconic cities. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
109 - Hour in Chinese with ShaoLan & VP Strategic Communications Bruce Upbin
Apr 18 • 8 min
How long will the journey take? Learn how to reply in Chinese as ShaoLan teaches Hyperloop One’s Bruce Upbin. Test your comprehension along with Bruce at the end of the lesson. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
108 - Transportation in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Michael Schneider at Service
Apr 17 • 6 min
What distance is it faster to cycle in LA? Find out that and how to say “transportation” in Chinese with the help of ShaoLan and today’s special guest and tech entrepreneur Michael Schneider. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
107 - From To in Chinese with ShaoLan & VP Strategic Communications Bruce Upbin
Apr 16 • 8 min
Moving from somewhere to somewhere is a phrase you will hear every day in China. Find out how to say it in Chinese with Hyperloop One’s Bruce Upbin. ShaoLan also explains to Bruce that it can also be used to describe moving jobs as well as physical…
106 - To Come Back in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 15 • 9 min
Why do people say “You’re back!” in Chinese culture? What feeling does it express? Find out why as Transition’s singer Jesse is back in the studio in London for another entertaining Chinese masterclass with ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this…
105 - Have A Holiday in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 14 • 7 min
Need a holiday? ShaoLan teaches Transition drummer Josh the phrase and helps him to distinguish between the summer vacation, school holidays and just taking a holiday. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
104 - Sweet Dreams in Chinese with ShaoLan and Lucid Dreaming Teacher Charlie Morley
Apr 13 • 10 min
Lucid dreaming specialist learns how to wish someone “sweet dreams” in Chinese. ShaoLan shares more formal and less formal ways of saying this and which situations it will be appropriate in. And find out why Charlie recommends taking a nap when you’re…
103 - Question in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Michael Schneider at Service
Apr 12 • 11 min
Creator of the amazing app “Service”, which helps people around the globe solve any kind of service related questions, Michael Schneider learns how to say the Chinese word for “question.” Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
102 - Chinese Literature in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 11 • 6 min
Chinese culture is steeped in history, going back thousands of years. The written form of the language even originated from pictograms. ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh discuss the word for “Chinese literature.” Read extended show notes for this…
101 - Smart in Chinese with ShaoLan and and Author, Serial Entrepreneur & Mentor Sunny Bates
Apr 10 • 7 min
The amazing Sunny Bates calls in from New York to learn how to say “smart” in Chinese. A hugely successful individual, she is the CEO of Sunny Bates Associates and is on the board of some of the world’s most exciting companies, including Kickstarter and…
100 - Teacher in Chinese with ShaoLan and Lucid Dreaming Teacher Charlie Morley
Apr 10 • 9 min
Lucid dreaming specialist Charlie Morley shares invaluable insights as to why teachers are highly respected in Far Eastern culture and his own journey to accepting the title of the teacher himself. And find out which language ShaoLan most often dreams in!…
099 - Red & Green Color in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 8 • 9 min
Why is the color red so significant in Chinese culture? How does it differ from Western culture? Transition’s drummer Josh chats with ShaoLan and offers some fascinating insights. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
098 - Too Much Trouble in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 7 • 7 min
Can’t be bothered to learn Chinese today? Learn how to say “too much trouble” in Chinese with ShaoLan and Transition’s Jesse. A colloquial phrase that will make you sound like a native speaker in no time! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
097 - Lucky in Chinese with ShaoLan and Oncologist and Bestselling Author David Agus
Apr 6 • 9 min
David Agus is a doctor to the stars and author of the New York Times bestselling “A Short Guide to a Long Life.” In this episode, he joins ShaoLan to help Talk Chineasy listeners make their own luck and stay healthy in the long term. Read extended show…
096 - Dissertation in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Richard Price from Academia.edu
Apr 5 • 7 min
How many million dissertations can you read on academia.edu? Find out the answer and more in this fascinating episode as the founder Richard Price chats with ShaoLan about how access to elite knowledge is improving people’s lives all around the world.…
095 - Today Tomorrow Yesterday in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 4 • 11 min
Jesse shares an exclusive clip of Transition’s latest hit song “jin tian wan shang” (今天晚上) and learns how to say Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Test your Chinese comprehension of the words at the end of the lesson along with Jesse. Read extended show…
094 - Mountain Climbing in Chinese with ShaoLan & Nelson Dellis the 4x US Memory Champion
Apr 3 • 8 min
4x USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis talks about his love of climbing mountains and his attempt to climb Mount Everest. Thanks to expert teacher ShaoLan, he learns how to say it in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
093 - 8 Times in Chinese with ShaoLan and Chief Science Officer Guruduth Banavar from IBM
Apr 2 • 12 min
One of IBM’s top stars Guruduth Banavar is also an accomplished composer. He shares the inspiration to one of his top songs Rise 8 times. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/093-eight-times/ Explore…
092 - Orange Color in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Apr 1 • 4 min
Talk Chineasy’s resident special guest Josh learns how to say “orange” in Chinese. Find out why the Chinese love to eat a lot of oranges especially during Chinese New Year. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
091 - What Do You Want in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 31 • 5 min
If you don’t learn any other Chinese today, then learn this! Transition drummer Josh discovers how to ask and how to answer the question “What do you want?” In China, you will use this phrase every day. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
090 - Air Conditioning in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 30 • 7 min
As spring approaches in Asia, Transition drummer Josh teaches the Chinese word for “air conditioning”. It’s a hugely important word to know, especially when experiencing the searing temperatures of the summer. Read extended show notes for this episode…
089 - Knowledge in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Richard Price from Academia.edu
Mar 29 • 8 min
Knowledge is power, and in the academic world, Richard Price now has 78 million academics using his website academia.edu. Even farmers in the Sahara Desert have benefitted from expert research that has been shared on the site. ShaoLan helps you learn the…
088 - Organic in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Caron Proschan at Simply Gum
Mar 28 • 11 min
Ever wondered why organic produce is so important? Caron Proschan shares the secrets of her bestselling Simply Chewing Gum and learns the Chinese word for “organic”. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
087 - Learning in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn from Duolingo
Mar 27 • 7 min
Duolingo’s creator Luis von Ahn learns the word for “learning” in Chinese and shares his incredible vision for enabling millions of people all over the world to learn languages for free. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
086 - Long Time No See in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 26 • 5 min
It is one of the classic sayings in Chinese that has even been assimilated into the English popular language. ShaoLan teaches Transition drummer Josh how to greet old friends and why it will take your business meeting to another level. Read extended show…
085 - Mount Everest in Chinese with ShaoLan and Product Director Erick Tseng from Facebook
Mar 25 • 8 min
It is one of the ultimate mountain climbing challenges, and Erick Tseng took on that challenge and even podcasted on the ascent! ShaoLan shares the Chinese word for Everest and mountains. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
084 - Sound Recording in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 24 • 7 min
Transition’s Jesse has recorded numerous albums in English and Chinese, but the word for Sound Recording in Chinese has always been a challenge. ShaoLan teaches him how to pronounce the words and the tones perfectly! Read extended show notes for this…
083 - Sounds Good in Chinese with ShaoLan and CFO Philip Rowley from Sony Pictures Entertainment
Mar 23 • 5 min
Bravo! It sounds good! CFO for Sony Pictures Entertainment Philip Rowley certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to good sound and visuals. ShaoLan teaches him this extremely useful Chinese phrase. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
082 - Music in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 22 • 9 min
Shakespeare once said: “If music be the food of love, play on!”. Transition singer Jesse is put through his paces by ShaoLan who also discusses her own love of music. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
081 - Productivity in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT
Mar 21 • 9 min
When are you most productive? How do you increase your productivity? And is technology a help or a hindrance?! The amazing Erik Brynjolfsson learns the Chinese word for “productivity” and discusses with ShaoLan the technologies that can cause ripples of…
080 - May I in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 20 • 5 min
ShaoLan teaches Transition singer Jesse how to ask for permission to drive a friends Ferrari, or ask someone on a date! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/080-may-i/ Explore various topics, special…
079 - Daughter in Chinese with ShaoLan and her father Jui-Fang Hsueh
Mar 19 • 5 min
In this touching episode, ShaoLan invites her Dad to join the show and teach the word for daughter in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/079-daughter/ Explore various topics, special guests, and…
078 - Platform in Chinese with ShaoLan and Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee from MIT
Mar 18 • 8 min
“A balcony to watch the moon!” ShaoLan tells the world leading economist - Andrew McAfee the literal romantic meaning of platform, and the two explore the ways in which other kinds of platforms are shaping the world we live in. Read extended show notes…
077 - Go Home in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 17 • 7 min
Living abroad is a huge adventure, but inevitably there can be moments when you feel like going home. Transition’s singer Jesse returns to share the inside story on another of the band’s hit songs 108,000 miles (Shi Wan Ba Qian Li) and ShaoLan teaches how…
076 - Bicycle in Chinese with ShaoLan and CFO Philip Rowley from Sony Pictures Entertainment
Mar 16 • 7 min
CFO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Philip Rowley, is back to learn how to say bicycle and share some stories from the adventures that his love of cycling has led him to undertake. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
075 - School in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 15 • 5 min
Transition drummer Josh learns how to say “school” in Chinese while discussing a bit of what life is like for students at each stage of their school life in Asia. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
074 - Fun in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of Marketing Ken Yanhs from LEGO Education
Mar 14 • 8 min
Lego’s Ken Yanhs chats with ShaoLan about how to say “fun” in Chinese and reveals the best parts of his job working for Lego. Also taught in this podcast, “very fun” and “no fun”! The power is in your hands! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
073 - Good Ok Very Good in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 13 • 8 min
ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh help you decipher Good, Ok and Very Good in Chinese. Learn how to rate your experiences and show your pleasure or displeasure with almost anything! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
072 - 365 Days in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 12 • 6 min
Learning how to say the days of the year in Chinese is not as hard as it sounds. Transition’s Jesse drops into the London studio to learn from ShaoLan how to master the days of the year as quickly as possible. Read extended show notes for this episode…
071 - It Is Raining in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 11 • 6 min
Why do the English always talk about the weather? How do you say “It is raining” in Chinese? Transition drummer Josh chats with ShaoLan and teaches you in this weather related episode! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
070 - Umbrella in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 10 • 8 min
Giving gifts in Chinese culture is important! Every gift has a meaning, so ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh teach how to avoid some potentially embarrassing situations. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
069 - Awesome in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 9 • 6 min
Impress your Chinese friends with the word for “awesome” in Chinese! Jesse from Transition learns from ShaoLan the situations when it is best to say this word and why it is related to baseball! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
068 - Traveling in Chinese with ShaoLan and Product Director Erick Tseng from Facebook
Mar 8 • 9 min
Head of Facebook Mobile Products Erick Tseng is also a seasoned traveler and adventurer. ShaoLan asks for details of some of his most memorable trips and teaches how to say “traveling” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
067 - Technology in Chinese with ShaoLan & VP Strategic Communications Bruce Upbin
Mar 7 • 7 min
Bruce Upbin of Hyperloop One talks technology with ShaoLan. Learn the word for technology and discover some of the amazing new technological breakthroughs that are taking place in the world right now. Will robot cars be here soon? Read extended show notes…
066 - Yes And No And Is It in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 6 • 5 min
Mandarin Chinese does not have a direct translation of the word “no”. So in this episode, ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh explore the pattern for how to express positive and negative responses to some of the most useful questions. Read extended show…
065 - I Have Caught A Cold in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 5 • 7 min
ShaoLan teaches Transition singer Jesse how to say “I have caught a cold” in Chinese. In this episode, he has gone the extra mile and actually caught one! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
064 - Facebook Like in Chinese with ShaoLan and Product Director Erick Tseng from Facebook
Mar 4 • 7 min
Who better to teach the word for Facebook Like than Erick Tseng, the Product Director at Facebook? Discover how the Chinese word for Like has evolved and found out which pictures on Facebook have received the most Likes ever! Read extended show notes for…
063 - Good Morning Good Night with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Mar 3 • 6 min
Transition’s drummer Josh learns how to say Good Morning in Chinese. Vary your range of expression to show if you have the energy to face a new day or are still recovering from the concert the night before! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
062 - Fly A Plane in Chinese with ShaoLan and Daniel Kraft from Exponential Medicine
Mar 2 • 10 min
Leading health expert and entrepreneur Daniel Kraft reveals his love of flying. Learn air-related words in this fascinating episode covering the basic words relating to flight. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
061 - So Cute in Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Mar 1 • 4 min
Native Chinese speakers love this phrase and ShaoLan explains why. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/061-so-cute/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese phrases on…
060 - Count Lots Of Numbers in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 29 • 7 min
Chinese has a fantastically logical numerical structure and learning all the numbers to 99 in 7 minutes is not as daunting as it sounds! ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh share their tips. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
058 - Chatbot in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn from Duolingo
Feb 26 • 9 min
Would you practise your Chinese with a robot?! Luis von Ahn reveals to ShaoLan how the future of language learning is quickly becoming a reality and that new AI to help us learn will soon be available. Learn Mandarin for Chabot in the process! Read…
057 - Movie in Chinese with ShaoLan and CFO Philip Rowley from Sony Pictures Entertainment
Feb 25 • 6 min
ShaoLan asks CFO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Philip Rowley about his favorite movies and shares the amusing and memorable literal translation of the word. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/057-movie/…
056 - Writer in Chinese with ShaoLan and Environmentalist Stanley Johnson
Feb 24 • 6 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/056-writer/ Explore…
055 - Dreaming In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Feb 23 • 6 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode…
054 - Names of Countries in Chinese with ShaoLan and Melissa Bethell from Bain Capital
Feb 22 • 7 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/054-names-countries/ Explore…
053 - Is That Ok in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 21 • 4 min
This is one of the most useful questions in Chinese, knowing this one will help you out in any number of situations! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/053-is-that-ok/ Explore various topics, special…
052 - Woman in Chinese with ShaoLan and Mandeep Rai from Creative Visions Global
Feb 20 • 7 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
051 - Degree in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Richard Price from Academia.edu
Feb 19 • 9 min
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…
050 - Lego in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director of Marketing Ken Yanhs from LEGO Education
Feb 18 • 9 min
Get paid to play all day! ShaoLan teaches Lego’s Ken Yanhs 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? Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
049 - So Fast in Chinese with ShaoLan & VP Strategic Communications Bruce Upbin from Hyperloop One
Feb 17 • 6 min
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…
048 - Service in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and CEO Michael Schneider at Service
Feb 16 • 10 min
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! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
047 - Chewing Gum in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Caron Proschan at Simply Gum
Feb 15 • 9 min
Can chewing gum 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…
046 - Culture in Chinese with ShaoLan and Philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen
Feb 14 • 10 min
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…
045 - Language in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn from Duolingo
Feb 13 • 10 min
With over 300 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! Read extended show…
044 - I Love You in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 12 • 9 min
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. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
043 - Money in Chinese with ShaoLan and Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee from MIT
Feb 11 • 7 min
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! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
042 - Sleep in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author and CEO Arianna Huffington from Huffington Post
Feb 10 • 14 min
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…
041 - Days Of The Week in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 9 • 7 min
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! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
040 - Weather in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 8 • 8 min
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…
039 - Piano in Chinese with ShaoLan and CFO Philip Rowley from Sony Pictures Entertainment
Feb 7 • 5 min
ShaoLan asks CFO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Philip Rowley about his love of music and why he loves playing the piano. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/039-piano/ Explore various topics, special…
038 - It Is Snowing in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 6 • 6 min
ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh talk about snow in this winter special! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/038-it-is-snowing/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful…
037 - Champion in Chinese with ShaoLan and Nelson Dellis the Four-time US Memory Champion
Feb 5 • 7 min
An unmissable episode in which four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis returns to share the secret to remembering Chinese words first time around! ShaoLan puts his theory to the test. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
036 - Competition in Chinese with ShaoLan and Nelson Dellis the Four-time US Memory Champion
Feb 4 • 5 min
Four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis talks to ShaoLan about how he first started competing in memory competitions and learns how to say “competition” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
035 - Facebook in Chinese with ShaoLan and Product Director Erick Tseng from Facebook
Feb 3 • 5 min
With almost a third of the world’s citizens using Facebook every day, it is a big honour to hear from the Head of Facebook Mobile Products Erick Tseng. He learns how to say “Facebook” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
034 - Sing A Song in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 2 • 8 min
“I am a singer!” In this episode, explore how singing has become a major part of Chinese culture and the differences in mindset between east and west. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/sing-a-song/…
033 - I Am in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Feb 1 • 4 min
This simple and effective episode will enable you to introduce your name and vocation in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/i-am/ Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of…
032 - Welcome And Thanks For Coming in Chinese with ShaoLan and the artist Sarah Butterfield
Jan 31 • 5 min
In China, every time you enter a shop you will hear this phrase. Discover what it really means and the origins of the word with ShaoLan and renowned British artist Sarah Butterfield. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
031 - Numbers From Five To Nine in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 30 • 9 min
How do you say bye bye in Chinese using only numbers? ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke work hard to make it easy for you to quickly learn the Chinese numbers 5 - 9! The episode also features insightful comments about the cultural significance of each number.…
030 - I Dont Know in Chinese with ShaoLan and 13-year-old British student Astrid
Jan 29 • 4 min
Do you know how to say “I don’t know!”? Top Chinese student Astrid returns to share with ShaoLan and the Talk Chineasy listeners her own experience in China and why this phrase can be useful in so many different areas. Read extended show notes for this…
029 - I’m Sorry in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 28 • 8 min
“Formidable or severe!” - The literal English translation of this word is different from its extended use in Chinese. New York tech entrepreneur and chess master Josh Weinstein shares with ShaoLan how he first learned the phrase and ShaoLan teaches Josh…
028 - Formidable In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Jan 27 • 8 min
“Formidable or severe!” - The literal English translation of this word is different from its extended use in Chinese. New York tech entrepreneur and chess master Josh Weinstein shares with ShaoLan how he first learned the phrase and ShaoLan teaches Josh…
027 - See A Doctor in Chinese with ShaoLan and Daniel Kraft from Exponential Medicine
Jan 26 • 12 min
The amazing Daniel Kraft, doctor, tech entrepreneur and scientist returns to Talk Chineasy to learn how to say “see a doctor” in Mandarin Chinese. ShaoLan also discovers some surprising new technologies that are helping to revolutionise the quality of…
026 - Whatever In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Jan 25 • 7 min
Want to make your Chinese friends laugh? Learn this useful phrase which when used in a light-hearted way means “whatever!” ShaoLan and tech entrepreneur and chess master Josh Weinstein discuss the way in which this word has become embedded in Chinese…
025 - Tiger Mum in Chinese with ShaoLan and Melissa Bethell from Bain Capital
Jan 24 • 7 min
Ever wonder how tiger moms earned their stripes? In this Talk Chineasy Episode, learn how to say “tiger mom” and “tiger dad” in Chinese as ShaoLan and star investor Melissa Bethell discuss the cultural roots of Chinese “tiger parenting.” Read extended…
024 - May You Be Prosperous In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Jan 23 • 5 min
“Live long and prosper!” In this episode tech entrepreneur and chess master, Josh Weinstein calls in from New York so ShaoLan can wish him a “Happy Chinese New Year” as well as teaching other greetings that are suitable for this festive period! Read…
023 - Conservation in Chinese with ShaoLan and Environmentalist Stanley Johnson
Jan 22 • 7 min
Leading conservationist and writer Stanley Johnson drops into the London studio to share his incredible journey in campaigning to protect the environment. ShaoLan teaches him the Chinese words for “conservation” and ponders the correct term for…
022 - Take A Break in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 21 • 6 min
Time to “take a break!” ShaoLan and Transition singer Jesse laugh about the different uses of this phrase in Chinese. Highly personable and insightful, make sure you understand the cultural significance of the word. Read extended show notes for this…
021 - Convenient in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 20 • 7 min
“Convenient” in Chinese has many different uses. Be the first to stay on top of these uses as ShaoLan shares with Transition singer Jesse her first-hand experiences. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
020 - Terrible In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Jan 19 • 6 min
“Terrible!” -  ShaoLan finds out the real reason why tech entrepreneur and chess master Josh Weinstein loves this phrase and why it is so frequently used in Mandarin Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
019 - I Remember & I Forgot in Chinese with ShaoLan & Nelson Dellis the Four-time US Memory Champion
Jan 18 • 9 min
What is the easiest way to remember all these new Chinese words you’re learning? Cue the four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis, who tells ShaoLan the secrets to remembering. Also, learn how to say “I forgot” as well as “I remember.” Read extended…
018 - Health in Chinese with ShaoLan and Daniel Kraft from Exponential Medicine
Jan 17 • 8 min
What is the easiest way to remember all these new Chinese words you’re learning? Cue the four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis, who tells ShaoLan the secrets to remembering. Also, learn how to say “I forgot” as well as “I remember.” Read extended…
017 - Beautiful in Chinese with ShaoLan and the artist Sarah Butterfield
Jan 16 • 5 min
So beautiful! A must learn phrase for new Chinese learners. This episode’s guest Sarah Butterfield is an internationally acclaimed artist who has recently exhibited in Shanghai. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
016 - Robot in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT
Jan 15 • 5 min
Erik Brynjolfsson returns for another fascinating episode in which you can learn how to say the word for robot in Chinese. He and ShaoLan also discuss the future of robotic technologies and how they will continue to shape our lives in the coming years.…
015 - Computer in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT
Jan 14 • 6 min
Which characters does the Chinese language put together to make the word computer? It will definitely surprise you with its sci-fi nature. In this episode, ShaoLan and leading expert on digital technologies Erik Brynjolfsson share how to construct Chinese…
014 - Husband and Wife in Chinese with ShaoLan and Nelson Dellis the Four-time USA Memory Champion
Jan 13 • 6 min
Learn the most affectionate way of referring to your better half (the words for husband and wife) thanks to ShaoLan and four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
013 - China in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 12 • 6 min
China, a vast country with an incredibly rich history. It is shaping the world we live in, ShaoLan and Transition singer Jesse explore the etymology of the word China and some of the highlights of Jesse’s touring there. Read extended show notes for this…
012 - One Two Three Four in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 11 • 8 min
The fastest and easiest way to learn the numbers from 1 - 4 with ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh.  Also, discover some unexpected meanings hidden under the surface of these numbers! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
011 - Why in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 10 • 5 min
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.” Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
010 - Chinese in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 9 • 6 min
Why learn Chinese? To communicate with 1.3 billion people! ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh explore the word for the Chinese language and other useful phrases that can be easily constructed from its two characters. Read extended show notes for this…
009 - Thank You in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 8 • 5 min
One of the most important words you can learn in Chinese… “Thank you.” But it’s easy for non-native speakers to mispronounce the words with potentially embarrassing consequences! ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh let you know how to get it right first…
008 - Cheers in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 7 • 9 min
“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…
007 - No Problem In Chinese with ShaoLan and Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein
Jan 6 • 3 min
How do you say “no problem” in Chinese? Tech Entrepreneur Josh Weinstein Skype’s in from New York City to chat with ShaoLan in an informative and entertaining episode in which you can also practice a few of the different accents from around China. Read…
006 - Boss in Chinese with ShaoLan and Melissa Bethell from Bain Capital
Jan 5 • 5 min
ShaoLan and star investor Melissa Bethell reveal how to refer to a boss in Chinese. Find out why the literal translation of boss, “old plank” is not as insulting as the direct translation would have you believe! Read extended show notes for this episode…
005 - Goodbye in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 4 • 4 min
Discover how to say “see you next time” in Chinese. ShaoLan and Transition’s drummer Josh ensure that your goodbye will not be forever! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/005-goodbye/ Explore various…
004 - How Are You in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Jan 3 • 5 min
ShaoLan shares with Transition drummer and fluent Chinese speaker Josh the secret to pronouncing a perfect “hello” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/004-how-are-you/ Explore various topics,…
003 - Hello Everyone in Chinese with ShaoLan and 13-year-old British student
Jan 2 • 3 min
Learn how to wow a crowd with a special greeting, courtesy of ShaoLan and 15-year old top British student Astrid. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/003-hello-everyone/ Explore various topics, special…
367 - To Fight in Chinese with ShaoLan and Kung Fu Instructor Martine Niven
Jan 1 • 9 min
Today’s Talk Chineasy guest is martial arts specialist and instructor Martine Niven. She is well qualified to learn the main words “to fight” in Chinese along with Talk Chineasy host ShaoLan. If you listen in, you will also find out why the verb “hit” in…
366 - Instructor in Chinese with ShaoLan and Ski Instructor George Stoy
Dec 31, 2019 • 11 min
Legendary ski and surf instructor George Stoy shares with ShaoLan the secrets of being a great coach. Learn the origins of the Chinese characters and the Chinese philosophy of teaching well. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
365 - Happy New Year in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse & Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 30, 2019 • 9 min
“Happy New Year” is a super useful phrase in Mandarin Chinese and can be used to congratulate each other at the Western New Year and Chinese New Year. In this special edition, Jesse and Josh Edbrooke from Transition join ShaoLan in London to learn and to…
364 - Get Married in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder, President & COO Lea Tarnowski from Averon
Dec 29, 2019 • 10 min
Learn how to say “get married,” “wedding” and “propose” in Chinese along with Lea Tarnowski, who celebrated her marriage in 3 different countries! ShaoLan also shares some fascinating insights into the role that marriage plays in Chinese society and some…
363 - Start Up in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Shalini Khemka from E2Exchange
Dec 28, 2019 • 9 min
Do you know why creativity is a key asset to founding a start-up? Discover the fascinating origins of the word for “start-up” in Chinese with ShaoLan and today’s special guest, advisor to the Mayor of London Shalini Khemka. Read extended show notes for…
362 - Politics in Chinese with ShaoLan and Cambridge Politics Graduate Eleanor Olcott
Dec 27, 2019 • 8 min
Cambridge politics graduate Eleanor Olcott calls in from Taipei to learn the Chinese word for “politics.” She also shares her hope for bridging the gap between the East and West in the future. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
361 - Judge in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Shalini Khemka from E2Exchange
Dec 26, 2019 • 9 min
Advisor to the Mayor of London, Shalini Khemka is today’s special guest. ShaoLan shares with her the way to say “judge” in Chinese and the different uses of the word when compared with the literal translation in English. Read extended show notes for this…
360 - Chess in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professional Poker Player Alistair Hill
Dec 25, 2019 • 7 min
Today’s Chinese word is “chess” with ShaoLan and guest Alistair Hill. Learn how to differentiate between “Western” and “Chinese” chess and also Alistair gives his tips on how to think strategically! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
359 - Feast in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 24, 2019 • 7 min
Celebrating a significant life event in China is often done with a feast. ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke discuss which events merit a feast and how to say it in Mandarin Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
358 - Merry Christmas in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse & Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 23, 2019 • 9 min
Merry Christmas! Find out how to say it in Chinese and what the Chinese do to celebrate. This special episode features both Jesse and Josh Edbrooke from Transition and of course the amazing creator of Chineasy, ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this…
357 - Skiing in Chinese with ShaoLan and Ski Instructor George Stoy
Dec 22, 2019 • 11 min
Learn how to say “skiing” in Chinese and all the associated vocabulary along with today’s amazing guest, ski instructor George Stoy. ShaoLan herself is an avid skier and the two engage in some great conversation. Read extended show notes for this episode…
356 - Snow in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 21, 2019 • 8 min
What’s your favorite thing to do in the snow?! Find out how to say “snow” and all the important fun things associated with snow in Chinese with Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke and Talk Chineasy creator ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode…
355 - Badminton in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professional Poker Player Alistair Hill
Dec 20, 2019 • 9 min
Badminton is a hugely popular sport in China and today’s guest Alistair Hill is not only a professional poker player, but also a keen badminton enthusiast. Find out how the Chinese word for badminton differs from the English and what key concepts are.…
354 - Give Birth in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder, President & COO Lea Tarnowski from Averon
Dec 19, 2019 • 9 min
Learn the Chinese word for “give birth” in Chinese with Talk Chineasy Creator Shaolan and today’s guest Co-founder and COO of Averon, Lea Tarnowski. She shares the recent experience giving birth to her baby daughter and even finds out how to say her…
353 - Chinese Medicine in Chinese with ShaoLan and Acupucturist Martine Niven
Dec 18, 2019 • 9 min
Learn the words for “Chinese medicine” in Mandarin Chinese and discover why its practice is becoming more popular in the West along with Talk Chineasy host ShaoLan and today’s special guest Martine Niven. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
352 - Angel in Chinese with ShaoLan and Angel Investor Lea Tarnowski
Dec 17, 2019 • 9 min
Lea Tarnowski is today’s Talk Chineasy guest, learning how to say “angel” in Chinese. She is a long-term “angel investor” and has funded many successful technology start-ups including Experiment.com, Boosterfuels.com and Muse.ai. Read extended show notes…
351 - Bridge in Chinese with ShaoLan and Cambridge Politics Graduate Eleanor Olcott
Dec 16, 2019 • 10 min
Do you know which bridge is the longest bridge in the world? Is it possible for the word “bridge” to be used metaphorically in Chinese? Find out the answer in this episode along with Cambridge graduate Eleanor Olcott and Talk Chineasy creator ShaoLan.…
350 - Christmas Tree in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 15, 2019 • 8 min
The Christmas season is well and truly upon us and Transition frontman Jesse Edbrooke talks with ShaoLan about how to say “Christmas tree” in Chinese. As it is a relatively new concept in China, the words have a fascinating etymology. Read extended show…
349 - Professional in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professional Poker Player Alistair Hill
Dec 14, 2019 • 8 min
Professional poker player Alistair Hill drops in to the Talk Chineasy studios in London to learn the word for “professional” in Chinese. Find out his biggest poker win to date along with the best applications and explanations for the words in Chinese.…
348 - Member in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Shalini Khemka from E2Exchange
Dec 13, 2019 • 9 min
Find out the word for “member” in Chinese with Shalini Khemka. She is a member of some amazing groups, including the Mayor of London’s advisory board, the National UK Business Awards and the Great British Entrepreneurship Awards. Read extended show notes…
347 - Father Christmas in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 12, 2019 • 7 min
Find out how to say “Father Christmas” in Chinese with Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke and ShaoLan. Many Christmas traditions from the West have been accepted in China and it is fascinating to see how the language reflects that. Read extended show notes…
346 - Because in Chinese with ShaoLan and Cambridge Politics Graduate Eleanor Olcott
Dec 11, 2019 • 9 min
Take your Chinese to the next level by learning the word for “because” in Chinese with ShaoLan and today’s special guest Eleanor Olcott! Learn how to reason and give reasons for your statements. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
345 - Gift in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 10, 2019 • 13 min
Find out why gifts are so important in Chinese culture with today’s special guest and Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke. ShaoLan explains the art of gifting and how to get your reasoning right! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
344 - Founder in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder, President & COO Lea Tarnowski from Averon
Dec 9, 2019 • 9 min
Why is creativity such a key to being a founder? How do you say “founder” in Chinese? All will be revealed when you listen to this fascinating episode featuring Co-founder and COO of Averon, Lea Tarnowski and Talk Chineasy host ShaoLan. Read extended show…
343 - Martial Arts in Chinese with ShaoLan and Kung Fu Instructor Martine Niven
Dec 8, 2019 • 9 min
Martial arts expert Martine Niven learns from ShaoLan how to say “martial arts” in Chinese. Listen in to hear the amazing story of how she started her journey first studying and then teaching to a high level of competency. Read extended show notes for…
342 - Poker in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professional Poker Player Alistair Hill
Dec 7, 2019 • 9 min
Top professional poker player Alistair Hill is today’s Talk Chineasy special guest, learning the word for “poker” in Chinese with ShaoLan. He shares some of the secrets to his success, so listen closely and learn! Read extended show notes for this episode…
341 - To Exchange in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Shalini Khemka from E2Exchange
Dec 6, 2019 • 8 min
Advisor to the Mayor of London, Shalini Khemka is in today’s hot-seat in the Talk Chineasy studio to learn how to say “to exchange” in Chinese. She is the founder of E2Exchange (E2E), a remarkable organization that facilitates entrepreneurs to exchange…
340 - Shopping in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 5, 2019 • 15 min
Do you know anyone who is a “shopaholic”?! Learn how to say all the most useful words to do with “shopping” in Chinese with today’s Talk Chineasy guest, Transition singer Jesse Edbrooke. You can also find out which shopping environment Jesse finds hardest…
339 - Senior & Junior in Chinese with ShaoLan and Cambridge Politics Graduate Eleanor Olcott
Dec 4, 2019 • 10 min
Learn how to say “senior” and “junior” in Chinese with Cambridge graduate and Chinese speaker Eleanor Olcott. In this episode, find out why the concept is so important in Chinese culture and how it differs to the West. Read extended show notes for this…
338 - Surfing in Chinese with ShaoLan and Director George Stoy from George’s Surf School
Dec 3, 2019 • 11 min
Pro surf instructor George Stoy tours the world finding the best waves and in the most beautiful locations. Learn with him today how to say “surfing” in Chinese along with ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
337 - Book A Table in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Dec 2, 2019 • 8 min
Eating out is a huge thing in Chinese culture! Listen in to this episode to find out how to book a table, book a time and a specify the number of guests in Chinese. You will be making your own reservations in no time! Read extended show notes for this…
336 - History in Chinese with ShaoLan and Architectural Historian & Archaeologist Jonathan Dugdale
Dec 1, 2019 • 11 min
Find out how to say “history” in Chinese with the specialist on the Liao dynasty, Jonathan Dugdale. Also, discover how a small Buddhist structure still exerts its influence in the Chinese language in the modern day. Read extended show notes for this…
335 - Apple in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 30, 2019 • 8 min
Today’s word is “apple” in Chinese. Find out whether the word for the fruit is the same as a lot of people’s favorite fruit-based phones! And learn the perfect pronunciation when you listen in to ShaoLan and Transition’s singer Jesse Edbrooke. Read…
334 - Put On & Take Off in Chinese with ShaoLan & Mother of Three Adorable Little Girls Silvia Cruz
Nov 29, 2019 • 9 min
As a parent of three young children, Silvia Cruz is very busy! She calls in from Boston to learn how to say “put on” and “take off” in Chinese. Particularly useful when relating to her kids. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
333 - Campus in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Co-CEO Maurizio Rossi from H-FARM
Nov 28, 2019 • 8 min
Serial entrepreneur, Maurizio Rossi shares the secrets of his tech business incubator H-FARM and the word for “campus” in Chinese along with Chineasy creator ShaoLan. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
332 - To Solve in Chinese with ShaoLan and Software Development Manager Oren Golan at Amazon Video
Nov 27, 2019 • 8 min
Amazon Software Development Manager, Oren Golan speaks about how to solve problems in Chinese! In this entertaining episode, find out how to say “small problem” and “big problem” and which is most applicable in modern Chinese culture. Read extended show…
331 - Camera in Chinese with ShaoLan and Photographer Neil Edbrooke
Nov 26, 2019 • 10 min
Discover the word for “camera” in Chinese with the award-winning photographer, Neil Edbrooke. ShaoLan finds out the fascinating (and dangerous) way in which Neil’s aerial photography career took off! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
330 - To Guess in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 25, 2019 • 7 min
Do you enjoy guessing games?! It could land you in “hot water” if you guess someone’s age wrong! Find out how to guess in Chinese along with resident Talk Chineasy guest and Transition’s singer Jesse Edbrooke. Read extended show notes for this episode…
329 - Hurry Up in Chinese w/ ShaoLan & VP of Finance & Strategy Silvia Cruz from EF Education First
Nov 24, 2019 • 8 min
Learn to say “hurry up!” in Chinese with this episode’s guest Silvia Cruz. A must-learn phrase for any parents of small children! It’s also something that is important to understand as it is a widely used phrase in fast-paced Chinese society! Read…
328 - How Much Is It in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 23, 2019 • 8 min
A must-learn phrase in Chinese! Find out the correct pronunciation, tones and essential vocabulary along with ShaoLan and Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke, who is currently based in Taiwan and therefore uses the phrase every day! Read extended show notes…
327 - Introduce Yourself with ShaoLan and Historian & Author & TV Presenter Niall Ferguson
Nov 22, 2019 • 36 min
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…
326 - Old in Chinese with ShaoLan and Architectural Historian & Archaeologist Jonathan Dugdale
Nov 21, 2019 • 11 min
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…
325 - TV in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 20, 2019 • 10 min
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/…
324 - Baby in Chinese with ShaoLan and VP of Finance & Strategy Silvia Cruz from EF Education First
Nov 19, 2019 • 9 min
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:…
323 - Boat in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Co-CEO Maurizio Rossi from H-FARM
Nov 18, 2019 • 9 min
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:…
322 - Grandchild in Chinese with ShaoLan and Photographer Neil Edbrooke
Nov 17, 2019 • 8 min
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…
321 - Make A Phone Call in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 16, 2019 • 10 min
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:…
320 - Excuse Me, May I Ask in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Musician Robin Mitchell
Nov 15, 2019 • 9 min
“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…
319 - Road in Chinese with ShaoLan and Economist & Bestselling Author Pippa Malmgren
Nov 14, 2019 • 12 min
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…
318 - Shoe in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Co-CEO Maurizio Rossi from H-FARM
Nov 13, 2019 • 9 min
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/…
317 - Taxi in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 12, 2019 • 9 min
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…
316 - Street Food in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Musician Robin Mitchell
Nov 11, 2019 • 9 min
“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…
315 - City in Chinese with ShaoLan and Architectural Historian & Archaeologist Jonathan Dugdale
Nov 10, 2019 • 6 min
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…
314 - Human in Chinese with ShaoLan and Software Development Manager Oren Golan at Amazon Video
Nov 9, 2019 • 9 min
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:…
313 - Farm in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-Founder & Co-CEO Maurizio Rossi from H-FARM
Nov 8, 2019 • 7 min
“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…
312 - Island in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Musician Robin Mitchell
Nov 7, 2019 • 9 min
“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:…
311 - Bird in Chinese with ShaoLan and Economist & Bestselling Author Pippa Malmgren
Nov 6, 2019 • 10 min
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…
310 - Sky in Chinese with ShaoLan and Photographer Neil Edbrooke
Nov 5, 2019 • 8 min
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:…
309 - King in Chinese with ShaoLan and Architectural Historian & Archaeologist Jonathan Dugdale
Nov 4, 2019 • 9 min
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…
308 - Park in Chinese with ShaoLan and VP of Finance & Strategy Silvia Cruz from EF Education First
Nov 3, 2019 • 7 min
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…
307 - Hot & Cold in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Nov 2, 2019 • 11 min
Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke calls in from Taipei to teach the words for “hot” and “cold” in Chinese. The cultural concepts and sayings of the words are intriguing and paint a colorful picture in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode…
306 - Night Market in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Musician Robin Mitchell
Nov 1, 2019 • 10 min
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…
305 - Come With Me in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 31, 2019 • 8 min
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…
304 - USA in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Jennifer Pahlka from Code for America
Oct 30, 2019 • 8 min
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…
303 - Risk in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Anthony Tjan from the Cue Ball Group
Oct 29, 2019 • 10 min
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…
302 - Teenager in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
Oct 28, 2019 • 7 min
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…
301- Now in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 27, 2019 • 7 min
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…
300 - Chicken in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Jennifer Pahlka from Code for America
Oct 26, 2019 • 8 min
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…
299 - The Great Wall in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
Oct 25, 2019 • 8 min
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:…
298 - Color in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Anthony Tjan from the Cue Ball Group
Oct 24, 2019 • 8 min
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…
297 - Right Away in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 23, 2019 • 9 min
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…
296 - Sugar & Milk in Chinese with ShaoLan and Non Executive Chairman David He at Jinchun Group
Oct 22, 2019 • 12 min
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…
295 - Where in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 21, 2019 • 9 min
“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…
294 - Business Trip in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 20, 2019 • 9 min
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…
293 - Single in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 19, 2019 • 7 min
“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…
292 - Female in Chinese with ShaoLan and Adventurer & Trendsetter Shuangyi Li
Oct 18, 2019 • 9 min
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…
291 - Internet Celebrity in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 17, 2019 • 8 min
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…
290 - Classmate in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
Oct 16, 2019 • 8 min
“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…
289 - Dictionary in Chinese with ShaoLan and Adventurer & Trendsetter Shuangyi Li
Oct 15, 2019 • 9 min
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…
288 - This & That in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 14, 2019 • 8 min
“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…
287 - Motorbike in Chinese with ShaoLan & Coordinator James Trapp - UCL IOE Confucius Institute
Oct 13, 2019 • 8 min
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…
286 - Store in Chinese with ShaoLan and Non Executive Chairman David He at Jinchun Group
Oct 12, 2019 • 8 min
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…
285 - Book in Chinese with ShaoLan and Adventurer & Trendsetter Shuangyi Li
Oct 11, 2019 • 10 min
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…
284 - Scholarship in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
Oct 10, 2019 • 8 min
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…
283 - Code in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Jennifer Pahlka from Code for America
Oct 9, 2019 • 7 min
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…
282 - Be Late in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 8, 2019 • 9 min
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)!…
281 - Get Angry in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 7, 2019 • 8 min
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…
280 - Good People in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Anthony Tjan from the Cue Ball Group
Oct 6, 2019 • 9 min
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…
279 - Smile in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Mandeep Rai from Creative Visions Global
Oct 5, 2019 • 8 min
Want to tell jokes in Mandarin Chinese? Listen on! In this entertaining episode, find out how to say ”smile” in Chinese with Mandeep Rai, CEO of Creative Visions Global as she joins ShaoLan and discovers that the best pronunciation of the word is possible…
278 - So-so in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 4, 2019 • 8 min
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…
277 - Tea in Chinese with ShaoLan and Non Executive Chairman David He at Jinchun Group
Oct 3, 2019 • 12 min
Discover the word for “tea” in Chinese and how to say some of the most common types of tea, such as Oolong, black and green tea. Today’s guest is David He and he knows a thing or two about tea as he is the CEO of one of the coolest tea brands in Shanghai,…
276 - Bus in Chinese with ShaoLan and Adventurer & Trendsetter Shuangyi Li
Oct 2, 2019 • 9 min
Listen in to learn the many different words for “bus” in Chinese. ShaoLan interviews today’s special guest, Shuangyi Li, about an encounter on a bus in China when she was 13 that changed the course of her life. Read extended show notes for this episode…
275 - Like in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Oct 1, 2019 • 10 min
Start expressing your opinions in Chinese by learning the word for “to like” with ShaoLan and Transition singer, Jesse Edbrooke. Do you like to sleep? Do you like me?! Discover the ways of using the word in both formal situations and in a lighthearted…
274 - Birthday in Chinese with ShaoLan and Super Chineasian Charlie Hoffs
Sep 30, 2019 • 7 min
Learn how to wish your friends happy birthday in Chinese in this special episode with Californian student Charlie Hoffs. ShaoLan shares the varying birthday customs in China and Charlie talks about how she likes to celebrate her birthday. Read extended…
273 - Jazz in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact
Sep 29, 2019 • 7 min
Adam Foss joins Talk Chineasy today to talk about his love of “jazz” and learn the word in Chinese. In this episode, find out why the word for “jazz” in Chinese and “noble scholar” are connected! Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
272 - Chinese Characters in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band
Sep 28, 2019 • 7 min
Don’t miss out on how to say “Chinese Characters” with Transition drummer, Josh Edbrooke! ShaoLan shares about the origins of the words and how they came to mean what they do. Do you know why there are 2 different kinds of characters, simplified and…
271 - Outstanding in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Martin Talvari at Myriad.live & Wanderfeel
Sep 27, 2019 • 6 min
Martin Talvari, co-founder of Myriad.live spends a lot of his time with and looking for “outstanding people.” Listen in and find out the word for “outstanding” in Chinese and how to use it in the best context! Read extended show notes for this episode…
270 - Nature in Chinese with ShaoLan & Stef Roberts at Stef Roberts Motion Design & Illustration
Sep 26, 2019 • 8 min
Today “nature” is the Chinese word for the day and you can learn it with Stef Roberts, animator and popular blogger who shares about his amazing lifestyle appreciating nature through living in the forest. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
269 - Automatic in Chinese with ShaoLan and Senior Editor Will Knight at MIT Technology Review
Sep 25, 2019 • 9 min
Will Knight is the senior editor of world-leading university MIT’s “Technology Review.” He gets to see new technologies before the rest of the world. In this episode, you can find out how to say “automation” and “automatic” in Chinese. These words are…
268 - Winner in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author & Columnist Kevin Maney
Sep 24, 2019 • 8 min
Learn to say “winner” in Chinese! Today’s guest is the bestselling author of the book “Play Bigger,” Kevin Maney. Find out about his fascinating research and how playing bigger can help your business in a world where the “winner takes all.” Read extended…
267 - Law in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact
Sep 23, 2019 • 9 min
Find out how to say “law” in Chinese and why the original meaning of the words are important in Chinese culture in this fascinating episode with special guest Adam Foss and ShaoLan. Adam is a former US Prosecutor and has some valuable insights into the…
266 - To See in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky
Sep 22, 2019 • 7 min
In this fascinating episode, Isaac Lidsky calls in to talk to ShaoLan about how to say “to see” in Chinese. His book “Eyes Wide Open” talks about how we need real “vision” to shape the world we live in and not just accept what we see to be the reality…
265 - To Turn in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founding Director Matthew Kressy from MIT IDM
Sep 21, 2019 • 9 min
Founding Director of MIT Integrated Design and Management Matthew Kressy learns the words for “turn” and “left and right” in Chinese. Very useful if you ever take a taxi in China but can not remember the address of where you need to go! Read extended show…
264 - Eloquence in Chinese with ShaoLan and International Curator Bruno Giussani from TED
Sep 20, 2019 • 10 min
Curator of TED’s speeches Bruno Giussani shares extensively with ShaoLan about how eloquence is far more than the words that we say. He also learns the word for “eloquence” in Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
263 - Face to Face in Chinese with ShaoLan and TED Resident & Conversation Expert Susan Bird
Sep 19, 2019 • 8 min
These days with all the new digital media and communication technology, it’s as important as ever to be able to meet face-to-face. This is also still a huge part of Chinese culture, so learn how to say “face to face” in Chinese in this episode with…
262 - Monsters in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith OBE at Calm.com
Sep 19, 2019 • 9 min
Creator of Moshi Monsters Michael Acton Smith learns the word in Chinese for “monsters” with Chineasy creator ShaoLan. Listen in and discover how to distinguish between cute monsters and evil monsters. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
261 - Forest in Chinese with ShaoLan & Stef Roberts at Stef Roberts Motion Design & Illustration
Sep 17, 2019 • 9 min
Discover the word for “forest” in Chinese and what its significance is in Chinese culture along with today’s special guest Stef Roberts. Stef is an award-winning animator who has produced animations for top companies such as Coke, Adidas and of course,…
260 - Europe in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder Plamen Russev from Webit.Foundation
Sep 16, 2019 • 7 min
Learn the word for “Europe” in Chinese along with today’s special guest Plamen Russev. In this episode, you can find out why Plamen thinks Bulgaria is such an important country in Europe’s history and future. Read extended show notes for this episode…
259 - Grapes in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Matteo Berlucchi at Your.MD
Sep 15, 2019 • 8 min
Matteo Berlucchi owns several high-class wine shops in central London all selling and importing the best quality Italian wines. In this episode, learn with him how to say something in Chinese that is crucial to making wine… “grapes!” Read extended show…
258 - To Choose in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact
Sep 14, 2019 • 7 min
Life is about “choices”! Find out how to say “choices” and “to choose” in Chinese with ShaoLan and this episode’s special guest Adam Foss. Adam is helping many people around the world make better choices so listen and be inspired! Read extended show notes…
257 - Life in Chinese with ShaoLan and Professor Max Tegmark from MIT
Sep 13, 2019 • 8 min
World famous cosmologist Max Tegmark shares with ShaoLan his thoughts on the origins of life and the universe and moves on to discover the word for ”life” in Mandarin Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here:…
256 - Eyes in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky
Sep 12, 2019 • 5 min
Author of the bestselling book “Eyes Wide Open” Isaac Lidsky calls in to share with ShaoLan his amazing story. As he shares his insights as to how we can shape the reality around us, you will learn the word for “eyes” and all other bonus words in Chinese.…
255 - Video Game in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith OBE at Calm.com
Sep 11, 2019 • 5 min
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…
254 - Bed in Chinese with ShaoLan & Stef Roberts at Stef Roberts Motion Design & Illustration
Sep 10, 2019 • 7 min
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…
253 - Grandparents in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & President Kara Dyer at Storytime Toys Inc.
Sep 9, 2019 • 8 min
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…
252 - To Talk/To Say in Chinese with ShaoLan and TED Resident & Conversation Expert Susan Bird
Sep 8, 2019 • 7 min
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…
251 - To Review in Chinese with ShaoLan and Senior Editor Will Knight at MIT Technology Review
Sep 7, 2019 • 8 min
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…
250 - Justice in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact
Sep 6, 2019 • 9 min
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…
249 - Animation in Chinese with ShaoLan & Stef Roberts at Stef Roberts Motion Design & Illustration
Sep 5, 2019 • 9 min
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…
248 - Pig in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and President Kara Dyer at Storytime Toys Inc.
Sep 4, 2019 • 7 min
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:…
247 - Skill in Chinese with ShaoLan and Senior Editor Will Knight at MIT Technology Review
Sep 3, 2019 • 7 min
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…
246 - Family (Member) in Chinese with ShaoLan and Managing Director Laura Esnaola at Care.com Europe
Sep 2, 2019 • 6 min
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:…
245 - Important in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Matteo Berlucchi at Your.MD
Sep 1, 2019 • 8 min
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…
244 - Education in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder & CEO Tom Ilube from Crossword Cybersecurity
Aug 31, 2019 • 8 min
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…
243 - Student in Chinese with ShaoLan & Coordinator James Trapp - UCL IOE Confucius Institute
Aug 30, 2019 • 7 min
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…
242 - Karaoke in Chinese with ShaoLan and Jesse Edbrooke from Transition band
Aug 29, 2019 • 8 min
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:…
241 - True in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky
Aug 28, 2019 • 8 min
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…
240 - Heart in Chinese with ShaoLan and Managing Director Laura Esnaola at Care.com Europe
Aug 27, 2019 • 8 min
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…
239 - Relax in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder & Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith OBE at Calm.com
Aug 26, 2019 • 7 min
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…
238 - Pasta in Chinese with ShaoLan and CEO Matteo Berlucchi at Your.MD
Aug 25, 2019 • 7 min
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…
237 - BBQ in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Martin Talvari at Myriad.live & Wanderfeel
Aug 24, 2019 • 6 min
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:…
236 - Factory in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founding Director Matthew Kressy from MIT IDM
Aug 23, 2019 • 8 min
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:…
235 - Toy in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founder and President Kara Dyer at Storytime Toys Inc.
Aug 22, 2019 • 7 min
Everyone loves toys! Kara Dyer, founder of Storytime Toys calls in from the USA to learn how to say “toys” and “play with toys.” ShaoLan also teaches another phrase which can be used to describe a fun-loving person! Listen in to find out how! Read…
211 - Roommate in Chinese with ShaoLan and Singer & Songwriter Ida M. Paul
Jul 29, 2019 • 7 min
Musician Ida M. Paul has had many hit songs and her success is down to some great talent and an amazing work ethic. As a student at Harvard University, she knows about roommates and in this episode finds out how to say ”roommate” in Mandarin Chinese. Read…