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Chinese Characters – Cracking the System!

In this course Ishow you the system behind the vast majority of Chinese characters - their PHONETIC elements. MostChinese characters are made up of two parts...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 1h 46m
Language: English
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In this course I show you the system behind the vast majority of Chinese characters – their PHONETIC elements. 

Most Chinese characters are made up of two parts – the Radical, which gives some idea of the meaning, and the ‘other part’.

Examples of radicals include the ‘hand’ radical for actions performed with the hands, the ‘three drops of water’ radical for things to do with water and wet things, and the ‘mouth’ radical for things to do with speech.

The radicals are well-know and have a central role in all Chinese language teaching, but the ‘other part’ of the character is typically neglected in the classroom.

In the vast majority of cases this non-radical part of the character gives us a very good idea of the pronunciation of the character while the radical tells which one it is out of a short list of characters with that pronunciation, and an awareness of the phonetic element of characters is the most efficient way to learn the huge bulk of Chinese characters needed for literacy.

You will learn

Before you start the course, check your knowledge of thirty useful radicals and sixty basic characters – you’ll need these (and more!) to make sense of the course.

After that, you can check your knowledge of each of the phonetic families taught in the course by doing these recognition quizzes. Do each one after you have watched the corresponding video, and come back to them as often as you need:

The ba family

The bao, pao family

The qing, jing family

The fen family

The ding family

The gu family

The zheng family

The zhu family

The zhi family

The hu family

The gen and liang families – quiz 1 and quiz 2

The ke, he, ge family

The a family

The qi, ji, yi family

The pang, bang family

The fang family – quiz 1 and quiz 2

The bian, pian family

The tong, dong family

Requirements

There is no requirement, anyone can start this course.

This course is for

Anybody can take this course, as it is suitable for all levels.
Learn Chinese characters efficiently!
Learn Chinese characters efficiently!
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 1h 46m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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