Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: (HSK Levels 1 -3) A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters

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Tuttle Publishing, Dec 20, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 384 pages
This user–friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters.

At last—there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks.

Although Learning Chinese Characters is primarily a book for serious learners of Mandarin Chinese, it can be used by anyone with interest in Chinese characters, without any prior knowledge of Chinese. It can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. All characters are simplified (as in mainland China), but traditional characters are also given, when available.

Key features:
  • Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum.
  • The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems.
  • Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first.
  • Modern, simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke–count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character.

This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well–indexed with easy lookup methods. The 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.
 

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A quick way to learn the characters

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I think this book is great! It has quirky stories that go along with the characters to help you remember them. While this, at first glance, seems a little childish, it works well. I have worked ... Read full review

Learning Chinese Characters

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This book is a very good value for a student on a budget. This book effectively informs the reader how to write 800 simplified characters.Most importantly the book focuses on how to memorize the ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 22
185
Chapter 23
192
Chapter 24
199
Chapter 25
208
Chapter 26
218
Chapter 27
228
Chapter 28
238
Chapter 29
248

Chapter 3
38
Chapter 4
43
Chapter 5
50
Chapter 6
58
Chapter 7
66
Chapter 8
74
Chapter 9
81
Chapter 10
90
Chapter 11
98
Chapter 12
106
Chapter 13
113
Chapter 14
120
Chapter 15
130
Chapter 16
139
Chapter 17
146
Chapter 18
154
Chapter 19
162
Chapter 20
170
Chapter 21
177
Chapter 30
255
Chapter 31
265
Chapter 32
275
Chapter 33
284
Chapter 34
294
Chapter 35
304
Chapter 36
314
Chapter 37
323
Chapter 38
333
Chapter 39
343
Chapter 40
353
Soundwords
361
PRONUNCIATION INDEX
366
MEANING INDEX
370
FAST FINDER INDEX
377
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Backcover
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