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Chinese is a pictorial language and is the only Language which has no Alphabet. Chinese Characters originated from picture. According legend, Cang Jie (仓颉) created Chinese Characters or scripts. Inspired by the trace of bird and animal, he created Chinese Characters or scripts by observing the nature shape such as Sun, moon, wood. Around one third of the total population on the earth are still using Chinese Characters. The creation and evolution of Chinese Characters is closely interwoven with the development of Chinese Culture and has long lasting impact on Japan, Korean, Vietnam, and Thailand… etc.
Chinese Characters are an important tool for extending, spreading and exchanging idea. Chinese Characters contain information and will never be replaced by Alphabet in other languages.
It is a daunting challenge to foreigner as well as native Chinese. But good news for you, we have secrets to share with you how to study Chinese in a smarter way:
Guessing! Guessing by Chinese Radicals. There are around 220 Chinese Radicals in my collections. But the Most Common 20 Chinese Radicals which account 51% of total Chinese Characters.
We will arrange the Chinese Radicals according their importance and give you the most important 60 Chinese Radicals in 3 courses.
Overall, there will be two series to cover Chinese Radicals and boost your vocabulary.
1 HSK Reading Skills-Guess by Chinese Radicals, Quick View
2 HSK Reading Skills-Guess by Chinese Radicals in Details
Quick View of Chinese Radicals will give you a big picture of Chinese Characters, something like a key to open the treasure.
HSK Reading Skills-Guess by Chinese Radicals in details
We will explain Chinese Radicals with the most common Chinese Characters in HSK 1 – 6 (Chinese Proficiency Test Level 1-6).
After boot camping of Chinese Characters, we will test your understanding by reading quiz.
In each video, there is a section call “Vocabulary Builder”, which is our many years’ effort in Chinese teaching as a secondary language.
The main features of “Vocabulary Builder” are:
1 The best possible English translations. The English translation is referring to Oxford Dictionary and other online dictionaries. Clear English translation is SO important for foreigner students to learn Chinese.
Each Character and even phrases may have many meanings. Accurate English translation will give you a crystal clear view on Chinese phrases.
2 Up-to-date and updating. We have go thought the whole Oxford Dictionary and other recourses to collect more than 60,000 phrases with the best translation possible for our reference in editing materials.
We are updating more than 5000 new phrases into our collections to reflect the ever-never fast changing China.
3 Indicating the difficulty level of Phrase according to HSK levels.
You will not see such Classifications in any other dictionaries. Our unique classification provides a framework for selecting of articles. Choosing material suitable for students’ level and evaluate their progress is an Art of teaching.
4 The most important thing is the Vocabulary Builder.
This is more than just a vocabulary list. It is a Language Builder based on the Chinese language’s special features and our 25 years’ experience.
The Vocabulary Builder will find and list out the connections among Chinese Characters, expand into more phrases. We will use sentence to show how to use the new phrase in context, to point out the common booby trap.
Vocabulary Builder actually is our natural process of Language Building.