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Reading & Writing Chinese Simplified Character Edition: (HSK Levels 1 - 4) by [McNaughton,William]
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Reading & Writing Chinese Simplified Character Edition: (HSK Levels 1 - 4) Second Edition Edition, Kindle Edition

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Length: 311 pages Language: English

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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."

"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, 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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Reading and Writing Chinese has been the best-selling standard reference text for foreign students and teachers of Chinese for the last 25 years. Now completely revised with modern (simplified) characters, it draws on the lessons learned from the use of the book in classrooms to provide a convenient and up-to-date introduction to the Chinese writing system. Materials are organized in units of progressive difficulty and complexity, with clear definitions of the individual characters presented in a logical and systematical sequence.

For each of the basic 1,067 characters, the pronunciation and core meanings are given, along with examples of its use in common compounds and a stroke-order diagram showing how to write it correctly. Memorization tips and cross-references to look-alike characters are also provided. Charts of modern and traditional radicals, necessary to look up words in comprehensive Chinese dictionaries, are printed inside the front and back covers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 28484 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Second Edition edition (24 November 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017QL9QVY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #504,632 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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Anonomys Reader
3.0 out of 5 starsThe information in the book is good but the organization is poor
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