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Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition, HSK All Levels (2,633 Chinese Characters and 5,000+ Compounds) by [Nickels, William]
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"Excellent reference book for beginning and Intermediate-level Chinese. Well laid out with several ways to look up characters. Common phrases are also listed with each character." --Goodreads

..".this book can be the best choice for Chinese beginners who want to learn Chinese characters. With exact pronunciation, lively definition and derivation, it will make the process of characters learning more interesting and easier." --Yes-Chinese.com

"I wish we'd all been given a copy of this in the first year of university. Even now I can find gems of information about Chinese characters in this book that I didn't know before. It's a nice book to have around." --Hugh Grigg, East Asia Student blog

..".learning how to write Chinese characters will provide a more thorough understanding of their structure and composition, as well as open the door to the world of Chinese calligraphy. William McNaughton's Reading and Writing Chinese is an excellent introduction to this knowledge." --Qiu Gui Su, About.com Mandarin Language

"I really love how this book puts an emphasize on mnemonics, bringing this Chinese character learning method to the mainstream. It's really nice seeing more books embracing this method. The bottom line: this book effectively combines the mnemonics of Heisig and Remember the Hanzi with the practicality of HSK and character frequency studies. It makes a great reference book for any student." --En Route to Fluency blog

"My mom is from Okinawa, and we lived on Okinawa several times. I even took Japanese at a local community college, but none of my textbooks were ever as good as 600 Basic Japanese Verbs! From the very beginning, in the introduction, the verbs are broken down into easy to understand categories: u-dropping conjugation, ru-dropping conjugation, and irregular conjugation. Never has anyone taken the time to explain this to me before and now I am finally starting to understand Japanese when I watch anime with my kids, watch J-drama, or listen to my mom speaking Japanese." --Goodreads

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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters.

Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference.

Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese is reinforced throughout.

Key features of this newly-expanded edition include:
  • The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms.
  • All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam.
  • Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations.
  • More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters.
  • An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order.
  • Completely updated/expanded English definitions.
  • Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals.
  • Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered.
  • Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 23853 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 3 edition (23 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GF2RAGE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #283,205 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terence Way
2.0 out of 5 starsNOT recommended; Copyright 1999; only 20 pages of useful study tips; couldn't make sense of how characters were organized
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