慢速中文 Slow Chinese is a cultural podcast for Chinese learners. If you are learning Chinese and are curious about China, you’ve come to the right place! They are personal narratives by native Chinese people, they are read in Mandarin at a slow speed (2~3 characters per second). Topics vary from language, knowledge, tradition and culture to opinions on social phenomena.

We are a team of enthusiastic people and are devoted ourselves to revealing the authentic China in its own language. However, we are not professional Chinese teachers. We do not guarantee the correctness of word choice or grammar. But we do guarantee that we are 100% Chinese.

How to use

慢速中文 Slow Chinese website is based on a blog system and keeps a regular content upgrade of one episode per week. Each episode consists of an article and an audio file attached to the beginning of each article. You can listen to the audio file online by clicking the play button.

You can also download the audio file for later use: right click on the Download link below the player and choose “Save as…”; iTunes users can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes Store and manage the download through the software.


昕煜 Xinyu

Founder, Author

海悅 Haiyue

Chief Editor

希茜 Xixi


獨怡 Duyi


沈妮 Daisy


丁楠 Tina

Project Manager


Robert Budzul

English Translator

Zak Gray

English Translator

Maud Thiery

Dutch/French Translator

Tiago Debald

Portuguese Translator

Fabio Freitasregis

Portuguese Translator

Eszter Edl

Hungary Translator

Lola Cassinat

French Translator


French Translator

Paco Diaz

Spanish Translator

Jerzy Świnka

Polish Translator

William Buttigè

Italian Translator

Simone Macario

Italian Translator

Florian Balling

German Translator

Anna Becker

German Translator

Egor Skosyrskiy

Russian Translator

Ngan Le

Vietnamese Translator

Germano Matias

Portuguese Translator

Niklas Gerberding

German Translator

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慢速中文 Slow Chinese is a free podcast, which means you are allowed to use, duplicate, print or quote with non-commerical purpose without modification. Also remember to mention us as copyright owner when you quote or embed our content in another website. Text and audio content on Slow Chinese and its social network pages are original. We do not garantee the correctness of language used. Images used in the articles are partially from the Internet. Should there be any violation against your rights, please contact us. We do not have the intention to make profit out of the work of others. You are encouraged to recommend and share as much as possible. We appreciate it!

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慢速中文 Slow Chinese is free since its birth, because we love sharing and we really enjoy making new content. However we still need financial support to keep our website running and pay for some services. Please be kind to support me so that we can concentrate on our podcast without worrying about the cost!

So far we have received donation from these kind hearts:
Steven Grimm, Meng Lelan, Chris D Hall, HG LIM, Gavin Banks, Hans-Peter Postel, Rachel Epps, Richard Kell, Michael Reinecke, Berk Özer, Barbara Maag, Jim Slattery, Carmel James, Julie Mayer, Christopher Keaveney, Henriette Schoemaker, Steven Landman, Budi Antolis, Winnie Huang, Evan Offie, Yang Hu, Robert Budzul, Denis Tehlar, Matthew Grover, Patricia Ieong, Scott Orlyck, Sarah Bottoms, Daniel Rodriguez, Alexander Mosley, Michael Reinecke, Christian Mahr, Shelby Riddle, Renee Kraft, Jim Dunn, Jean-Baptiste Pelletier, Luca Pieralisi, Mary Oxtoby, Maria Carolina Pohl, Martin Wong, Cape Horn Illustration, Philippe Mouflard, Steven Landman, Kika Bisogno, Leigh Ferguson, Maria Kosche, Ira Perelson…