The First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters

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This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters.

All beginning Chinese language struggle to memorize and learn to write Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning students, this book presents characters that have been carefully selected for rapid and effective ...

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The First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Chinese Characters

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Overview

This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters.

All beginning Chinese language struggle to memorize and learn to write Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning students, this book presents characters that have been carefully selected for rapid and effective learning.

The English meanings, pronunciations in hanyu pinyin and alternate forms (if any) for each Chinese character are presented along with a stroke order guide and spaces for writing practice. Printed with gray guidelines, the stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write the character. Related compounds and phrases are given to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked–up by their English meanings, hanyu pinyin pronunciations, or radicals. Extra practice sheets are also provided.

This book contains:

  • Step–by–step stroke order diagrams show you how to write each character.
  • Special boxes with grid lines help you practice writing them correctly.
  • Compounds and sample sentences provide easy vocabulary building.
  • Hanyu pinyin romanizations identify and help you pronounce every word.
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"This book really does have the characters you need to know for a basic understanding of Mandarin. I like the fact that it supplies a proper grid, gives you both stroke order and direction, and show the radical for each character. If you're a new person who wants to learn Chinese, I'd recommend this book for your reference." — Hanban.com

"Veeeery helpful in learning the basics of Chinese calligraphy and helping understand the order of the strokes. A must for any student of Chinese!" —Goodreads

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804838306
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Tuttle Language Library
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 343,934
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Matthews is a statistician who has worked in the oil, aviation, tourism, medical and software industries.
Laurence Matthews is the author of the Kanji Fast Finder and Chinese Character Fast Finder books.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Yi     10
Er     11
San     12
Si     13
Wu     14
Liu     15
Qi     16
Ba     17
Jiu     18
Shi     19
Ni     20
Nin     21
Hao/hao     22
Qing     23
Wen     24
Gui     25
Xing     26
Ta     27
Ta     28
Jiao     29
Shen/shi     30
Me     31
Ming     32
Zi     33
Wo     34
Shi     35
Da     36
Xue     37
Sheng     38
Zhong     39
Ying     40
Wen     41
Ke     42
Lao     43
Shi     44
Tong     45
Xiao     46
Xiao     47
Peng     48
You     49
Men     50
Ne     51
Xie     52
Zai     53
Jian     54
Mei     55
Guo     56
Ren     57
Ma     58
Ye     59
Bu     60
Shei/shui     61
De     62
Jia     63
Ba     64
He     65
Ma     66
Ge     67
Jie     68
Di     69
Mei     70
Zhu     71
Zai     72
Zhe     73
Nu     74
Er/r     75
Na/nei     76
Nan     77
Hai     78
Zi/zi     79
Dou/du     80
Mei     81
You     82
Zuo     83
Shi     84
Liang     85
Ge     86
Duo     87
Shao/shao     88
Shi     89
Jian     90
Jin     91
Tian     92
Ji     93
Hao     94
Ming     95
Nian      96
Yue     97
Ri     98
Xing     99
Qi     100
Zao     101
Shang     102
Xia     103
Wu     104
Chi     105
Wan     106
Fan     107
Le/liao     108
Na/nei     109
Hanyu Pinyin Index     110
Radical Index     116
English-Chinese Index     118
List of Radicals     128
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