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What’s the Best Way to Learn Chinese Characters?

What’s the best way to learn Chinese characters? To learn Chinese characters, you need to learn “radicals” first. Chinese characters can be categorized into 6 types: Pictograms, Ideograms Ideogrammic compounds Phono-semantic compounds Transformed cognates Rebus Among all Chinese characters, more than 90% of them are Phono-semantic compounds. A Phono-semantic compound consists of a radical related[…]

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How to distinguish between Chinese characters and words

How to distinguish between characters and words when reading Chinese? If you are a beginning Chinese learner sometimes you have trouble differentiating between Chinese characters and Chinese words. The problem is that in Chinese writing there are no spaces in between words like English. This means that any two characters next to each other could[…]

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How Many Chinese Words Are There? How many Chinese Characters?

How many in Chinese Characters How many words are there in the Chinese language? Or how many Chinese characters are there? Is it the same or does it make a difference? Chinese is not English. Chinese is a comprised of pictograms that are referred to as characters. Characters are used alone or combined together to[…]