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Chinese characters : learn & remember 2,178 characters and their meanings : how to retain the meanings for more than 2000 of the most common characters in Mandarin Chinese

Hoenig, Alan. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0982232403 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780982232408 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: ix, 496 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed. ; Simplified character ed.
  • Publisher: Long Island, N.Y. :, 2009.

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General Note: Arranged in thesaurus format, with numbered entries grouped by related characters and concepts.
Includes indexes to components, definitions, and pinyin pronunciation.
"Use an innovative memory method to put "ease" into Chinese."
"An EZChinesey guide!"
Summary, etc.: A systematic, building block-style plan for mastering the most daunting aspect of learning Chinese--how to remember the meaning of more than 2,000 of the most common characters--is provided in this handbook. Beginning with the simplest of strokes, such as those for numbers, scepter, and earth, and progressing to the extremely complex, such as destroy, insert, and mouse, this manual presents a methodology employing memory techniques to associate meanings with the characters' visual components. A sequence of numbered panels displays each character in two font styles, and a notation in the adjacent margin describes the character's pinyin pronunciation. Graphics that identify the components or characters from which the featured characters are drawn, and a listing of both the names of these root components, and the panel numbers that cite their location in the book augment the presentation. Beginners will be best served by using this guide in conjunction with the development of language skills, while those who are familiar with the language will find this book to be a comprehensive reference and refresher.
Subject: Chinese characters
Chinese language Textbooks for foreign speakers English
Chinese language Etymology

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