Mandarin Chinese Characters Made Easy

This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs.

Author: Michael L. Kluemper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462917204

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Learning the necessary characters used to write even simple Chinese sentences can be a long and arduous process. Chinese Characters Made Easy makes the learning process fun and easy by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a new mnemonic approach that associates each character with a memorable visual and verbal clue—making memorization easy. The character for person, for example, is superimposed over a sketch of a man representing "a person standing on two legs"—drawing the reader's attention to the distinctive shape of the character and associating the sketch with the character's meaning. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. Key features of Chinese Characters Made Easy include: An introduction to the history and structure of the Chinese writing system 1,000 characters and over 3,000 words for beginning learners of Chinese This Chinese character book's visual approach is a powerful learning tool. It can be used by serious students and is entertaining and useful to general readers who are curious about how the Chinese writing system works and how it developed.

Reading Writing Chinese Traditional Character Edition

This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters.

Author: William McNaughton

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804847150

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published. This completely revised edition draws on the lessons learnt from the use of the book in classrooms so as to provide a more convenient and up–to–date introduction to written Chinese. Over 1,100 new combinations of characters have been added, increasing the total vocabulary significantly to about 4,500 items. There are also new notes on usage to give students insight into the contemporary state of the Chinese language. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. For each of the basic 1,062 characters, the pronunciation, definition and derivation are given, with examples of the use of most words and a chart showing how to write each character. Memorization tips and cautionary cross–reference to look–alike characters are also provided, as well as notes to help clarify those overlooked aspects of the Chinese writing system. Key features of this book: The Student's 1,020 List and the Official 2,000 List. Over 2,000 characters and 4,500 vocabulary items. Pronunciations given in standard Hanyu Pinyin Ronamized form Memorization hints and stroke–order diagrams. Hong Kong/Taiwan and China/Singapore forms. Traditional and modern radical systems. The best-selling student's guide

Reading and Writing Chinese

This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters.

Author: William McNaughton

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462913497

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference. Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese is reinforced throughout. Key features of this newly-expanded edition include: The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms. All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations. More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters. An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order. Completely updated/expanded English definitions. Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals. Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered. Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam.

Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials

Here is a wealth of effective practice activities to help polish your written Chinese. This book corresponds to Basic Written Chinese and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency.

Author: Cornelius C. Kubler

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462914654

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide and Chinese workbook together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking. No matter what book or course you're using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activities to help polish your written Chinese. This book corresponds to Basic Written Chinese and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency. Included downloadable content contains extensive audio material, as well as (printable) flash cards. Practice Essentials includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills, including: Chinese character practice sheets. Dictation, fill–in–the–blank, dialog completion. Answering questions, map reading, converting written style to spoken style. Identify radicals and phonetics; punctuating sentences. Written tasks based on realia like schedule, photographs, and name cards. Translation exercises. The downloadable materials include: 64 minutes of native–speaker audio. 288 printable flash cards. Together with this book, you can use the Basic Spoken Chinese series if you want to learn fluent spoken Mandarin. About the Series: Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a learning system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. The materials in Basic Spoken Chinese allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

Chinese Character Writing For Dummies

Introduction L earning how to write Chinese takes patience, persistence, practice, and lots of hard work — all the qualities one needs for success in life, ...

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119475538

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Learn to write 100 characters in Chinese Billions of people worldwide speak Chinese—and now you can learn to write 100 characters in the world’s most-spoken language! Whether you’re taking a course, looking to get ahead at work, or just want to up the ante when you’re communicating with Chinese-speaking family and friends, Chinese Character Writing For Dummies gets you up to speed fast. This workbook will guide your first steps in learning Chinese characters. It contains 100 basic characters, including 44 simple characters (pictograms and symbols) and 56 composite characters (ideograms and ideo-phonograms). It helps you little by little to familiarize yourself with the pieces of the puzzle most frequently used, as well as some basic Chinese writing rules. Offers online bonus content that includes instructional videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages Shows you how to write 100 Chinese characters Provides instruction for beginners, students, and lifelong learners Gives you helpful tips on how to memorize characters Speaking Chinese will take you far—and learning to write some of the most common characters will only take you farther! Find out how Chinese Character Writing For Dummies can help you today!

Overture to The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters

This book is the ultimate guide and reference for first-time learners as well as masters of the Chinese language. It is for both the teachers and self-motivated students.

Author: S. W. Well

Publisher: Suntific, Books by the Intellectual Engagé for Intellectuals

ISBN: 9781310997419

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 139

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The complete introduction to Chinese language that covers its writing symbols, pronunciation, and unique language characteristics with emphases of the formation and classes of the writing symbols or characters to unveil the mystery shrouding the stories they tell and prepare readers for The Colourful Biography of Chinese Characters. This book is the ultimate guide and reference for first-time learners as well as masters of the Chinese language. It is for both the teachers and self-motivated students. For its extensive colour illustrations throughout, this book is best read with a colour screen reader.

101 Easy Chinese Characters

The author introduces Chinese character writing using very simple characters with linear strokes. All the rules of stroke order, Hanyu Pinyin, and character writing are detailed.

Author: Huzi Mo D

Publisher:

ISBN: 192656412X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

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The author introduces Chinese character writing using very simple characters with linear strokes. All the rules of stroke order, Hanyu Pinyin, and character writing are detailed.

Chinese Characters Made Easy

This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs.

Author: Michael L. Kluemper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804843856

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 669

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This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Learning the basic characters used to write even simple Chinese sentences can be a long and arduous process. Chinese Characters Made Easy makes the learning process fun and easy by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a new mnemonic approach that associates each character with a memorable visual and verbal clue—making memorization easy. The character for person, for example, is superimposed over a sketch of a man representing "a person standing on two legs"—drawing the reader's attention to the distinctive shape of the character and associating the sketch with the character's meaning. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals, or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. A free audio CD provides native-speaker pronunciations for all the characters and their associated vocabulary. A short introduction explains the history and structure of the Chinese writing system. This Chinese character book's visual approach is a powerful learning tool. It can be used by serious students and is entertaining and useful to general readers who are curious about how the Chinese writing system works and how it developed.

The 251 Most Common Chinese Characters

It is is the most complete book of it's kind in the English Literature. ISBN 978-0-9810576-0-6 Included in this book are the chapters on stroke order, pronunciation and tone from Book 1.

Author: Huzi Mo D

Publisher:

ISBN: 0981057640

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 440

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The 251 Most Common Chinese Characters, Book 6, is an introduction to the stroke order, writing and grammar of the 251 most common Chinese characters.These characters are taken from a statistical database. As the 6th book in a series it builds on the skills and information from the other books.The first book, Hanzi and the Kangxi Radicals, covers all of the fundamentals of Chinese Character writing. The 214 Kangxi Radicals are explained along with extensive writing drills. It is is the most complete book of it's kind in the English Literature. ISBN 978-0-9810576-0-6 Included in this book are the chapters on stroke order, pronunciation and tone from Book 1.

An Introduction to Chinese Japanese and Korean Computing

Chinese Application Programs 253,278 Chinese Applications 251 Chinese Axiology ... Chinese Character Writing Style (or font) 38 Chinese Characters 8-7, ...

Author: J K T Huang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814507516

Category:

Page: 460

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This first book of its kind gives a comprehensive introduction to Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) Computing. Every possible related issue is covered but an in-depth look into Chinese, Japanese and Korean computing problems and environment in particular, is also discussed. Besides being of interest to Oriental Language computing professionals, it also provides a clear overview of the subject to individuals learning CJK Computing and computer companies working on CJK systems. Contents:IntroductionAbout the Chinese LanguageInput MethodsOutput Methods — Chinese Character GenerationInternal CodesChinese Character Code for Information InterchangeChinese SoftwareA Real Implementation Example Readership: Computer scientists.

Introduction to the Study of the Chinese Characters

Thus shu “ write , ” " book , ” is in the upper part the same as #pit " hair pencil , ” “
writing brush , ” in its lower part . The word pit for pencil occurs commonly in
literature from the T'sin dynasty , B.c. 200 onwards . The pencil then introduced
by ...

Author: Joseph Edkins

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010456445

Category: Chinese language

Page: 314

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The Second 251 Most Common Chinese Characters

Within this character-writing drill book is a set of 3,000 of the most common Chinese characters. The text includes the complete set of strokes, stroke order, the rules of Pinyin and pronunciation.

Author: Máo Hóuzi Dà

Publisher:

ISBN: 1926564022

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 444

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Within this character-writing drill book is a set of 3,000 of the most common Chinese characters. The text includes the complete set of strokes, stroke order, the rules of Pinyin and pronunciation.

Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters

Essential for anyone wishing to pass the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 & 2 proficiency exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam, Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters presents these 300 characters in a ...

Author: Haohsiang Liao

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462919949

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Learn the essential Mandarin Chinese characters and words in everyday use in China! Anyone planning to learn Chinese knows that there are 300 primary characters they must learn to function in China. This systematic introduction to Mandarin is designed to help you learn them fast—along with how to pronounce, write, and remember 1,200 key vocabulary words and phrases. Essential for anyone wishing to pass the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 & 2 proficiency exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam, Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters presents these 300 characters in a series of very simple and easy lessons that: The characters are grouped into themes with a warm-up narrative for each character Each character's pronunciation and meanings in combination with other characters are presented Exercises to practice recognizing the characters and using the vocabulary are provided Writing guides show you how to write each correctly Includes easy access to online native speaker audio recordings and free, printable flashcards

Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading Writing Textbook

These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest.

Author: Cornelius C. Kubler

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462919291

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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A complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and efficiently! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. Whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons—the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and online material include: Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both Features a variety of fonts and styles—typeset and handwritten—preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone The online material included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary. This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly.