Tools for Memorising Chinese Characters

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Tools for Memorising Chinese Characters

Postby admin » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:03 am

I've been trying to learn the Chinese language for around three years now.

For learning how to read the written language, the best tool I've found are flash cards.

Many different types exist. If you don't have any money you can print some off the internet and make them yourself.

However, I can highly recommend the Tuttle Flashcards - they're by far the best. Buy them on Amazon or from any other book retailer. They can often be picked up quite cheaply second hand, but if you go down this route, make sure none of the cards are missing :oops: !

They come in 4 packs, 1-4. They're generally ordered in importance, and the characters in box one are the ones worth learning first.

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Inside of box:

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The flashcards each describe one chinese character. The box also comes with an index, which is really useful if you're taking a Chinese class and want to find the flashcard for some particular characters you're learning that week.

The cards are brilliant for memorising characters as you can test yourself all the time by shuffling through the cards and attempting to remember what they represent.

On the back of each card is the meaning of the character. There are also a few compound words that show how that character can be combined with other characters to make other words (e.g. 雪人, xue ren means snow man!) :D .
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Re: Tools for Memorising Chinese Characters

Postby Felix » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:20 am

That kind of looks like a lot of hassle. Why don't you just find a Filipino bride - they speak English you know!
Is it worth going to live in a foreign country? Maybe you'd just be HappierBackHome!
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Re: Tools for Memorising Chinese Characters

Postby admin » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:43 am

If anyone wants to learn another language and they have a SmartPhone, then try Memrise. It's fantastic for smashing Chinese words into your brain (and keeping them there). It's also good for learning other Asian languages including Thai and Vietnamese. Guess what? It's absolutely free as well. And it's great for those who want to travel light, so no bulky books or flashcards to lug around :o .
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Re: Tools for Memorising Chinese Characters

Postby otter899 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:21 am

Felix wrote:That kind of looks like a lot of hassle. Why don't you just find a Filipino bride - they speak English you know!


I second emotion. Filipinos are almost perfect in speaking in english, but even though some of them speak broken english they can still understand you. So why bother to find a Chines lady to date or to marry and learn all those Chinese characters.
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