Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: (HSK Levels 1-3) A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters
Tuttle Publishing, Aug 15, 2007 - 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 efficient 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 more accessible by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. Fundamental 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 a comprehensive book intended for students, it can be used by anyone with an 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.
This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well–indexed with clear 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 charactersUser Review - Study - Borders
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 CharactersUser Review - frankcomments - Overstock.com
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