What is Talk Chineasy?
Talk Chineasy is a 7-minute daily podcast in which ShaoLan, the creator of Chineasy, teaches useful Chinese phrases. In each episode, ShaoLan and special guests share cultural insights and amazing stories. Visit our about page to learn about Chineasy!
Who should listen to the Talk Chineasy podcast?
Talk Chineasy is for everyone with a curious soul; the journey begins with “nǐ hǎo”. Shaolan teaches basic, useful Chinese phrases, and the special guests share ideas about new trends, technology, and innovations.
Surrounding key topics, each episode explores popular phrases and sayings that will give you a deeper understanding of Chinese etymology and its influence from different cultures. Native Chinese speakers can also learn from lively dialogues between ShaoLan and guests who come from all walks of life.
Check out our array of topics here!
Where can I listen to Talk Chineasy?
Is Talk Chineasy in Mandarin Chinese?
Yes. All Talk Chineasy content is in Mandarin Chinese.
How much can my Chinese improve if I listen for one year?
Talk Chineasy teaches you one phrase a day, for 365 days. However, through informative conversation within each episode, you will have mastered thousands of Chinese phrases in a year! Our lessons cover 20 topics, including greetings, leisure, travel, technology, weather, love, and much more.
Our Golden Chineasian membership allows you access to useful resources such as activity sheets, monthly recaps, pronunciation reviews, and personalized word bank to enhance your learning experience.
How do I listen to Talk Chineasy on my phone or tablet offline?
Subscribe to us on iTunes, and you can download every episode to your phone or tablet and listen to them offline. If you have Stitchers and Soundcloud on your device, you add a specific episode to your Listen Later playlist. Be sure to enable the playlist for Offline listening to ensure the episode is downloaded right away.
Who are the guests on Talk Chineasy?
Talk Chineasy invites interesting guest speakers to talk about different topics from their field of expertise. From MIT professors to 13-year-old Chinese students, our guests come from all walks of life. For example, Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and Thrive Global, learns from ShaoLan how to say “sleep” in Chinese. USA memory champion Nelson Dellis learns how to say “I remember” and “I forgot.”
If you are interested in being featured on our podcast, please fill out the Be Our Guest form and we’ll be in touch shortly.
How can I get updates about Talk Chineasy?
Who are Golden Chineasians?
Chineasy is constantly innovating and we want to provide the best learning experience to all our Chineasy users. Golden Chineasian is Chineasy’s special membership program. Through this monthly or annual subscription, you get access to exclusive website content and supplemental materials. Although Talk Chineasy is free to listen, Golden Chineasian members can receive downloadable activity sheets that maximize the learning experience. For detailed preview of Golden Chineasian member benefits, visit our Pricing page.
How do I become a Golden Chineasian?
Where can I access my Golden Chineasian exclusive content?
After you subscribe to our Golden Chineasian membership, you can access exclusive content by going to “Downloads” in “My Account” on the top right corner of the page. To listen to words you saved from specific episodes, go to “Dashboard” in “My Account” to access your word bank list.
Do the learning materials teach simplified or traditional Chinese?
Our materials have mostly simplified Chinese, English and Pinyin. We will also have traditional Chinese soon.
Payment and Policy
What payment methods can I use?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club cards, and PayPal during check out.
How does the subscription work?
You will be billed immediately upon first sign up. Your Golden Chineasian membership will continue on a monthly/annually recurring basis according to your subscription type. You will be billed at the end of the month for monthly subscribers and at the end of the year for annual subscribers.
Can I cancel or change my subscription?
Yes. You can cancel your Golden Chineasian membership at any time from your setting page. When you cancel, you will lose your digital learning materials at the end of your billing cycle. Be sure you download the current month materials before the cancellation goes into effect.
If you want to switch to a different subscription plan, cancel your original plan then purchase the other plan.
What is the refund policy?
Talk Chineasy does not offer refunds except in certain situations and jurisdictions.
How do I play Talk Chineasy skill on Alexa?
You can say:
“Alexa, open Chineasy.”
“Alexa, ask Chineasy for today’s lesson.”
“Alexa, ask Chineasy what tomorrow’s lesson is about.”
“Alexa, tell Chineasy to play yesterday’s lesson.”
Is Talk Chineasy Skill available on all Amazon stores?
Sorry, at the moment, Talk Chineasy Skill is only available on Amazon US store.
How can I support Chineasy?
Since we started, many of you asked how you could support Chineasy. We’d love for you to join us in the journey to revolutionize how people learn Chinese.
Your donation to Talk Chineasy enables us to continue to produce quality content and materials that make Chinese learning innovative and fun.
If you have other questions related to Chineasy, please visit Chineasy’s FAQ page.