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

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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by Laurence Matthews, Alison Matthews
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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 blog

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804838306
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Tuttle Language Library
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
586,049
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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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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The First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Includes Character classes contents Combination of radicals for each character Avaliable also in 2: Traditional Edition