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Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History #2: Writing: the Vehicle of Chinese History

中国历史新手指南 Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History   第二集:中国历史的载体——文字 #2: Writing: The Vehicle of Chinese History Listen to this episode of the podcast here: Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History #2: Writing: the Vehicle of Chinese History     Episode Transcript

800 Most Common Chinese Character Components

I have just finished creating a new resource entitled 800 Most Common Chinese Character Components. This time I have created both Traditional and Simplified Chinese versions. I have also converted the hanzi from both resources into pinyin which students can then use for silent dictation practice. This has been a huge project that has taken […]

500 Most Common Chinese Character Components (Traditional Chinese Version)

If you’re wondering why I haven’t updated in months… this is why. This is the biggest project I have ever completed for this blog. I’ve long neglected my Chinese writing skills, in particular character recall, or lack thereof (aka 提筆忘字). I created this resource for myself – as a way to practise writing all the […]

Chinese Dictation Practice #1

Inspired after my recent post Top 500 Chinese Characters (and How to Write Them), I thought I’d create a dictation practice mp3 for those out there who want more practice writing and recalling Chinese characters. Chinese Dictation Practice #1 Chinese Dictation Practice #1 (Answers) Exercise: Listen to the recording, and write out the Chinese words […]

Top 500 Chinese Characters (and How to Write Them)

I created this because a) I’m sick of memorising Chinese characters the old-fashioned way; and b) I’m obsessed with collecting Chinese radicals and components. If you’re looking for a systematic way to learn how to memorise all of the common Chinese characters, you’re in the right place. Nothing like this collection exists anywhere else – […]