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Slow Chinese 每周漫闻 is a unique resource to help you learn, use, and understand Chinese language the way people speak it today.


As a member of the community you get access to unique resources to help you learn, use, and understand Chinese language the way people speak it today, as you master modern Mandarin.


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Member benefits


  • 📚 Resources: Pleco downloads, word lists, and example sentences print-outs and audio downloads for each newsletter issue
  • 🔉 Audio: audio version of the newsletter delivered as a member-only podcast every Saturday morning (before the free newsletter is published)
  • 🤓 Archive: full database of all words and phrases in the archive (over 1,300!) searchable according to word-type, sector and topic with audio for each entry, updated weekly


This is possibly the most comprehensive source of modern Chinese vocabulary, with accurate translations and explanations in English, on the Internet! You know, the kind of stuff you probably won’t find in HSK lists or in any text book.




You can pay monthly or annually:

  • Annually: $120 per year (1/3 saving per month)
  • Monthly: $15 per month


If using Mandarin is essential to your job, or it’s important to your career development, you should be able to expense the membership to your business.


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What do people say about Slow Chinese?


This is what readers of the newsletter have said in the media…


Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-in-Chief, SupChina

The Slow Chinese newsletter by Andrew Methven is a fantastic resource if you are learning Chinese.


Jordon Schneider, founder of ChinaTalks newsletter and Podcast:

It’s an amazing resource for language learners and those more broadly curious about trends in modern Chinese society and politics who also enjoy getting a peek into just how colorful Chinese can be. 


The Beijing to Britain Newsletter describes Slow Chinese as:

Slow Chinese is a fantastic resource for those of us wanting to learn more about what goes on in China, beyond the textbook and headlines, through the language of those actually living it. Andrew puts significant time into producing it, and it shows!


Shi Lijing, Chair, British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS):

Slow Chinese 每周漫闻 is a valuable resource for language teachers and students alike. The ideal target audience are more advanced learners, HSK4 level and above. But it is written in a way that non-Chinese speakers and less advanced learners can also enjoy reading it. We wholeheartedly recommend teachers subscribe to the newsletter and share with your students.


Daniel Nalesnik, Founder, Hack Chinese

This is an incredible newsletter, and is currently the Internet’s best source for real-life Mandarin, from slang to Internet words to business phrases.


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Virtual tour of the membership


Here is a virtual tour of the Slow Chinese 每周漫闻 member area:



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