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Originally posted on Chinese About:
Having a good learning experience or not largely depend on how you arrange you learning project. Here are three tips for mastering Chinese characters and have a great experience in learning language. What Are Chinese Radicals –Chinese Character Components To beginners, each of Chinese Hanzi is standalone and has no…

Spatial breakdown search and layout explanation

Intended user: An intermediate or advanced student would know the radical system and at least 1000 characters, they could immediately break any character into it’s radical and non-radical part and do the add/delete/swap radical search method. For the beginner student, I’m trying to offer a method that does not require knowledge of radical system and […]

Not sure if text reads left to right, right to left, or up to down Not sure if text reads left to right, right to left, or up to down

Not sure if text reads left to right, right to left, or up to down   Traditionally, or at least how I was taught to read and write Chinese text, it read up to down and started from right to left.  Thus, Chinese books also started from the so-called “back cover” of an English book.  […]

Live the Language – Beijing

Originally posted on 中国制造 Made in China:

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Originally posted on Notes on Intercultural Communication:
Introduction to Chinese Language “Western languages are ruled by law. Chinese language is ruled by man.” View more PowerPoint from Clary Xue (retrieved 01.05.2012 at ~ The Basics about Chinese Language   Formation of Chinese characters The origin of the Chinese antique script is very long and…

林 (Lin, a Family name, ex: Jeremy Lin)

Originally posted on Chinese 3c:
Jeremy Lin, the first Taiwanese-American to play in the NBA. How to write his family name “Lin” in Chinese? ▲ Traditional Chinese: 林 ▲ Simplified Chinese: 林 ▲ Pinyin:  lin     Lín is a Chinese surname that is also used in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. It is particularly common in southeastern China – specifically Fujian Province – and Taiwan. It is also…

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