390 episodes

Learn Chinese with ease!

Talk Chineasy brings you 7-minute daily Chinese lessons. Each day, ShaoLan and a special guest share interesting cultural insights and stories as they teach you a useful Chinese phrase. Our amazing guests include rock stars, artists, CEOs, professors, adventurists, scientists, and more. You’ll discover the rich culture behind the most widely spoken language, while you learn how to converse in basic Mandarin Chinese.

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Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan Chineasy by ShaoLan

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    • 4.7 • 198 Ratings

Learn Chinese with ease!

Talk Chineasy brings you 7-minute daily Chinese lessons. Each day, ShaoLan and a special guest share interesting cultural insights and stories as they teach you a useful Chinese phrase. Our amazing guests include rock stars, artists, CEOs, professors, adventurists, scientists, and more. You’ll discover the rich culture behind the most widely spoken language, while you learn how to converse in basic Mandarin Chinese.

Explore various topics, special guests, and inspirations at https://www.chineasy.com/talk/

Become a Golden Chineasian to enjoy exclusive premium content such as recap videos, activity sheets, customized Chinese name, and more! https://www.chineasy.com/join/

Questions? Email hello@chineasy.com, we’re happy to help.

    268 - Winner in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author & Columnist Kevin Maney

    268 - Winner in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author & Columnist Kevin Maney

    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.”


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    • 8 min
    267 - Law in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact

    267 - Law in Chinese with ShaoLan and Co-founder Adam Foss at Prosecutor Impact

    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 way our legal system can be changed to help improve our society.


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    • 9 min
    266 - To See in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky

    266 - To See in Chinese with ShaoLan and Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky

    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 around us.


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    • 8 min
    265 - To Turn in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founding Director Matthew Kressy from MIT IDM

    265 - To Turn in Chinese with ShaoLan and Founding Director Matthew Kressy from MIT IDM

    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!


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    • 9 min
    264 - Eloquence in Chinese with ShaoLan and International Curator Bruno Giussani from TED

    264 - Eloquence in Chinese with ShaoLan and International Curator Bruno Giussani from TED

    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.


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    • 10 min
    263 - Face to Face in Chinese with ShaoLan and TED Resident & Conversation Expert Susan Bird

    263 - Face to Face in Chinese with ShaoLan and TED Resident & Conversation Expert Susan Bird

    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 ShaoLan TED resident and Podcast host Susan Bird.


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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

ZhengDaoGe ,

Wonderful!

I’ve been trying to learn Chinese for years. I love the short, topic specific shows that I can listen to in the morning as I’m getting the day started. I always find something useful, interesting, and since I’ve been listening to Chinese for many years, but struggling to really understand it, this show helps me enormously with understanding daily conversations! Thanks so much.

Stéphanie Giselle ,

Something in it for ALL LEVELS

Great podcast and especially well-structured for beginners, but it’s really beneficial for ALL levels. Two things this podcast does extremely well:

Brevity and outlining of interview questions
Chinese etymology

Never stop learning! As an upper intermediate/advanced learner, I must admit I play it at 1.5-2x speed but I keep coming back to this excellent short form podcast for Shaolan’s breadth of knowledge and juicy bits of cultural and hyper detailed etymological wisdom that I don’t get from long form, Mandarin-only podcasts. I LOVE the etymology bits. She is an exceptional teacher and her radio voice exudes compassion and zen clarity! Recently I’ve also been loving the occasional forays into classical poetry and literature. 非常感谢您!

Taichung2018 ,

One of the best Chinese podcasts

This podcast is habit-forming. The host is a great and worldly interviewer and her conversations always entertaining and fun. The explanation of words and characters is helpful and practical. The podcast has only gotten better since I began listening. Great way to build vocabulary and cultural knowledge. Please keep up the good work, Shiao-Lan!

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