Learning Chinese Characters: A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters
Laurence Matthews, Alison Matthews
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2007
This user–friendly publication is geared toward supporting scholars of Mandarin chinese language research and bear in mind chinese language characters.
At last—there is a really powerful and stress-free solution to research chinese language characters! This e-book is helping scholars to profit and take into accout either the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This differently daunting activity is made more uncomplicated by means of suggestions in keeping with the psychology of leaning and reminiscence. key ideas contain using visible imagery, the visualization of brief "stories," and the systematic increase of extra complex characters from uncomplicated development blocks.
• especially designed images and tales are utilized in a established approach to make the educational technique extra stress-free and powerful, lowering the necessity for rote studying to absolutely the minimum.
• The emphasis all through is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. tips also are incorporated on studying suggestions and the way to prevent universal problems.
• Characters are brought in a logical series, which additionally provides precedence to studying the commonest characters first.
• glossy simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key details is given for every personality, together with radical, stroke–count, conventional shape, compounds, and counsel on writing the character.
attempting to decompose it into “one” plus “stick”. in its place, we reserve “stick” for occasions the place it stands by itself (as in personality 19 below). 19b 人 “tent” This fragment is located on the best of a few characters. It has a symmetrical form, not like “person” (12) and “enter” (219a). The which means is given in costs to point that the identify “tent” is one we now have invented for this fragment. to attract it, draw every one stroke downwards (rather than drawing a unmarried stroke in an “up and over”.
Even the puppy has to attend until eventually the moon is up, sooner than he may have his pet food. / [No pronunciation wanted] 266 然 rán despite the fact that Radical 灬 12 strokes pet food (266b) + hearth 灬 (185a) = notwithstanding 然 This personality additionally potential “correct”; “but”; “so”; “this”; “-ly”, looking on the context. 然后 (150) ránhòu after, after which [自然 (94) zìrán nature; traditional] [必然 (162) bìrán inevitable, certain to] [不然 (9) bùrán or, another way] The pet food has long gone undesirable in order that they throw it at the hearth— in spite of the fact that, the.
Pronunciation] 421 最 zuì utmost Radical 日 12 strokes solar 日 (6) + gather 取 (88) = utmost 最 最后 (150) zuìhòu eventually, ultimate level 最近 (241) zuìjìn lately, contemporary time “I could gather the sunlight for you if i'll, to turn out my utmost love,” he acknowledged (while she reached for the ailing bag!). / [DIY pronunciation] try out your self: 不 (9) 刀 (72) 种 (279) 读 (249) 言 (375) 座 (212) 便 (400) 吧 (368) 河 (141) 米 (334) 织 (255) 哈 (350) 校 (383) 岁 (116) 422a 炎 yán irritation hearth 火.
In it. 556a 咸 xián salty 鹹 5th 戊 (259a) + piled up (150b) = salty 咸 along with his 5th arm the starfish piled up the nutrition he had stuck to avoid wasting for a salty snack later. / [No pronunciation wanted] 556 感 gǎn believe Radical 心 thirteen strokes salty 咸 (556a) + middle 心 (161) = suppose 感 this is often literal (to “feel”, “touch”) or metaphorical — “to be moved”, “be grateful”. 感到 (74) gǎndào to suppose (e.g. satisfied) 感谢 (108) gǎnxiè to be thankful “All that salty nutrients was once undesirable in your heart,”.
Wash the infant fresh. / fairies floated lotus blossoms at the water. 616a 穴 xué gap condo 宀 (91a) + 8 八 (20) = gap 穴 while this appears to be like on the best of characters, you'll occasionally see the legs curl (so that they seem like “boy” instead of “eight”). the home the place the octopus lives is so small that he needed to make holes within the partitions for his tentacles to poke via. / [No pronunciation wanted] 616 究jiū examine Radical 穴 7 strokes gap 穴 (616a) + 9 九 (38) =.