I Can’t Fall Asleep, You?

If you have trouble sleeping, you may be able to relate to our main character. If you don't, you can get a glimpse of how miserable our nights can be sometimes…

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How to Get the Most out of the Slow Chinese Stories Series

We recommend this story to students who have studied HSK 2, HSK 3, or at a basic level. 

If you enjoy learning Chinese through stories, then make sure to subscribe to AL Language Cafe and hit the bell notification. We publish free Chinese learning videos every Monday and/or Tuesday. We are always working hard behind the scenes to bring you fun and exciting stories to help you create an enjoyable learning journey. 

To make sure you get the most out of our Slow Chinese Stories series, we recommend the following studying method: 

  1. Listen to the story without looking at the screen. This helps you practice and improve your listening comprehension. 
  2. Listen to the story by looking at the pictures only. The pictures are complementary to the sentences on the screen. 
  3. Listen to the story by reading the pinyin and/or the Chinese characters. 
  4. Listen to the story by reading the translation to check your comprehension. 

Repetition is the key to mastering Chinese. Do not hesitate to re-listen to the stories. You will be surprised at how much more you understand every time you listen to it.