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  • NinKenDo

    Hey mate, please fix your certificate. Without a valid certificate, podcatchers won't download the episodes. Your traffic also seems to be getting highjacked.

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  • Ben

    Website and podcast certificates still not fixed. Please help!!

  • Brian

    Hey the SSL certificate used here is expired, it prevents any podcast client from downloading episodes.. Not sure what the situation is but you can use for a free certificate..

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  • Ben

    Hi – I am having problems both accessing the website and downloading podcasts (I use Pocketcasts). Both say that ‘The Certificate for this Server is invalid.” Not sure if this is a problem your end, but I have tried several machines with no luck. Thanks for the great podcast lessons, though!

  • FPC

    Thank you very much for creating and sharing these videos and texts, I particularly like the variety of topics, it is a wonderful tool! 非常感謝!

  • Chris Astles

    Is the podcast no longer running? Haven't received any new episodes for a while :(

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  • Mark Stone

    Is August 13 really the most recent podcast?

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  • Aron

    Really love your website.
    I find the articles to be interesting, useful, of a good length and difficulty, and well intentioned.
    My only request would be for a cycle button, so a dialogue could be replayed multiple times without having to hit the replay button. I often listen on my computer or phone while doing other activities–painting the house, taking a shower . . . where I can't easily take the moment to start the dialogue again.
    It would also be great if multiple articles could be played in a row without having to cue each of them.
    Also, for those of us who prefer to learn with traditional characters, a toggle to switch to traditional characters would be great–though it isn't a big deal for me to convert the text on various sites. This latter request is less important and just an "ultimate wish list" kind of item.

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  • Adam

    Just stumbled across this while browsing podcasts on itunes. What an amazing resource, so thankful for these lessons, and so well done. Thanks again.

  • Dave

    Great site, but please can you add a difficulty rating next to the podcast number. I am a beginner and have trouble finding the easy stuff. Thanks

    • Carmel James

      Hi Dave.
      I'm another happy user of
      I thought I might add my bit to your request. This site is run by a group of Chinese that I think are just friends and they don't spend a lot of time on it. It is not their main form of income, if it generates any income at all. I just give them a small donation each month as an encouragement.
      Can I recommend if you are a beginner. After about 20 lessons or so, (I can't remember) all their lessons are in Chinese, no spoken English at all. I did all 420 lessons of theirs, and loved it. My only regret is that I did not make use of their teachers to get some talking practice. I'm suffering for that now. It was good to go from that course with lots of listening practice, to slow-chinese with longer passages.
      All the best with your journey .. I hope you enjoy it as much as a I am.

  • Dave

    Great site, but please can you add a difficulty rating next to the podcast number. I am a beginner and I find it hard to find the easy stuff. Thanks

  • Jenn

    Thanks God i found your website. Its really helpful for my reading and listening skill. At the same time i can read the translation in German :)
    Thanks zillion!! I love really love your website <3

    • 丁楠 Tina
      丁楠 Tina

      pleasure to help you. Hope you enjoy learning Chinese:)

  • Daweilaoshi

    How hard would it be to list which translations are available for each podcast (English, French, German etc) next to the podcast number. That way internet users would not have to open each podcast to see if the podcast has been translated into their native language. (Sometimes they load very slowly). That would save amateurs like me some time, since I MUST have a translation in English available to get anything out of the podcast.

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    available translations:
    Deutsch, Espanol, Portuguese, etc

  • Mohamed

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  • Leonard Attard

    Hello, I have just donated some money because you have produced an amazing tool and I will be using you videos. I noticed that you have transcripts for sale but not for all the videos. Don't you have all transcripts for sale? They would come in handy when I do not have access to internet and I need to revise the lessons.
    Thank you again for producing so much valuable material. It really is the way to learn a language.

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    • 丁楠 Tina
      丁楠 Tina

      We will definitely make that happen! Thanks for the support:)

  • Frank Hopman

    谢谢你们的帮助! 我觉得这个网站很方便为提高我的听力理解! 加油!

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      “套路”的意思就是 你用了一些方法欺骗了一个人,或者你是一个非常机灵的人,字面意思好像不太好,但是在中文里是一个流行的词,不是贬义词

  • David

    Great site but too hard for me. Please try to add these features: 1)karaoke-style highlighting of each word as it's spoken (see the new app "Otter" for an example of this type of thing) 2) Please please offer pinyin versions. Not every Chinese learner is going to learn Chinese characters, nor is that entirely necessary – after all, little Chinese kids can't even read!
    Thank you.


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  • ryan gandolfo

    English translation for the German seeing Germany from a Taiwanese perspective (xia)

    Although Germans are said to be colder than Taiwanese people, I was still happy to finally return home. First, German buildings are both beautiful and of a high quality. In Taiwan there are quite a few buildings that are pretty mundane due to workers skimping on resources and time constraints. Taiwanese people are also polite to an extreme. For example, Taiwanese servers say 'thank you’ when they bring out your food. If you ask someone on the street for directions, they may also say thank you for pointing you in the direction. I think Taiwanese people’s politeness may have come from the time they were colonized by Japan for 50 years and introduced Japanese culture into Taiwan. At last, When I talk to German government agencies and service centers on the phone, it doesn’t matter whether there are any cultural or language mistakes, speaking in the native tongue allows communication to run smooth.

    Of course Taiwan also has many aspects that I miss dearly such as the great weather. I can usually wear a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals. Germany’s Fall and Winter is quite cold, you must be wrapped up like a zong zi in order to stay warm. Secondly, Taiwan food is both cheap and tasty, and there are many to choose from such as beef noodles, fried bread, nigiri, tofu, soy milk, bean curd, kung pat chicken, etc. Thinking of these dishes makes my mouth start to water. In addition, people who deliver the food are quite friendly making me feel especially warm. Compared to Taiwan, German cooking is still yet to be as developed as China. Regrettably, Although Germans drink more than twice the amount of coffee as Taiwanese people, some German cafes have bad tasting coffee. Taiwanese cafe managers can be very meticulous about coffee bean measurements and equipment quality as well as how to coffee is brewed. At the Frankfurt airport ordering coffee, the barista threw away the coffee filter in the trash and then unexpectedly used that same filter again to brew my coffee. In Taiwan, If a cafe manager saw this kind of service, that barista would be fired very fast.

  • Ben

    I've enjoyed Slow Chinese for years, thanks for all the great work you do!

  • Georg Lohrer

    Thank you very much. I`m learning Mandarin since more than year and at moment I do stay in China for business reasons. Despite all learning with teacher, quizlet (SRS-learning) and ChinesePod, I am overwhelmed by the direct conversation with locals.
    Well, I know that hearing and speaking knowledge develops slowly, but I was missing this more than one sentence stories I can follow directly with my native language German. Regularly I learn with English as base. But to really concentrate it´s much more simple to listen the Chinese, try to understand by myself and then read it on German. It´s more smooth, it´s more clear, without any misunderstandings, although my English is quite well.
    So, you get a new subscriber and my first donation was sent immidiately. Please continue with your great work.

  • camille joannides

    Hi! Slow Chinese team!
    Thank's a lot for this wonderfull web site so important to improve chinese lessons .I improve my mandarin's level every day
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  • Giuliano Cacciatori

    I just discoveres your website and is very useful and interesting.
    I'm an intermediate chinese student from Italy.
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  • Dean

    HI, I was just wondering why your audio is no longer able to be played on itunes podcast. They do not play on my iphone. I get a message that says, "Episode Unavailable. This episode is temporarily unavailable from 'Slow Chinese." They are also unavailable to play on itunes on my computer. They appear, but when you click on them to play or download, nothing happens. Could you please explain and/or correct this. Slow Chinese has been extremely helpful to me! Thank you!

    • Mecca

      I have the same issue!!

    • Matt

      I agree with Dean and Mecca; I experience the same frustrating problem with the podcast audio. Essentially, the Slow-Chinese podcast doesn't work; I too get the error message ""Episode Unavailable. This episode is temporarily unavailable from 'Slow Chinese."" The only place I can manage to get the audio to work is in a laptop/desktop computer web browser. (Doesn't work on my iPhone's web browser.) Would greatly appreciate it if you could get the podcast to work! Thanks much!

      • Ryan

        Did you ever find a workaround? I have tried other podcast apps but i still get the same issue.

      • qmmayer

        I'm still getting this response a lot when I try to listen using the podcast. Has anyone heard from Slow Chinese?

    • Danielle

      I also have the same issue and am really sad that I can’t listen to Slow Chinese anymore since the episodes are always unavailable, even ones I’ve listened to in the past.

  • Lucy Gu

    I would like to make a donation to your website for the fantastic work you guys have done for all. But your Paypal link was out of date, I couldn't read their term and conditions, therefore I couldn't make my donation. Would you please sort out this problem. Thanks!

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    I would like to make a donation to your website, but your papal link was out of date, I can read their terms and conditions, therefore I could not get my donation done. Would you please check this issue.

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    I purchased #1-100 packet but there's no audio files that came with it. Is there a separate product of audio files that I could purchase for #1-100?

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  • Philip Howson

    Really love this website. If any help is needed with English translations myself and my wife (who is bilingual, originally from 厦门)would be more than happy to help. I notice a few of your articles are missing English translations. Sent you an email as well.

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  • Philip Howson

    Really love this website. If any help is needed with English translations myself and my wife (who is bilingual, originally from 厦门)would be more than happy to help.

  • Tiffany Harvey

    This is my go to site for cool and short to read Chinese language articles! Reading interesting articles has helped me improve my reading and listening skills so much. Keep it up! :)

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      丁楠 Tina

      thank you Tiffany!

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