What is your opinion on the most efficient way to learn the characters? Are there any read/write software programs available?
LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE?
March 10, 2009
March 15, 2009
Zap Chinese has a link that shows you how to write the radicals, you might want to check this our.
March 15, 2009
Hi there, have a look at the Grammar and Culture lessons. Each lesson will cover a few basic words and how they are made up. Chinese characters are mostly composed of two parts, one part implies the meaning and the other tells about the pronunciation. When you come across a word, it is helpful to look at the components and to break it down to see what the parts mean and why they are there. When it comes to writing, it is good to learn the basic strokes first, then radicals. There are some good reference books for writing. "Writing Chinese Characters" is one of them. Have a look online, I'm sure you can get a used copy quite cheap. Enjoy your day!
March 22, 2009
Hi Mike, I can recommend a book titled "Reading & Writing Chinese" by William McNaughton. Publisher is Tuttle Language Library. Barryh
December 2, 2009
__http://www.nciku.com__ !!! awesome. :D
December 13, 2009
I see it is some time since this question was raised...however, if you or others are looking for assistance to write the characters, while there are many options, I can recommend... "Reading and Writing Chinese" by William McNaughton from the Tuttle Language Library.
November 17, 2013
While there is a lot of debate on this, it is hard to imagine anyone beating the speed of mnemonics based character training with rote memorization. Heising, Matthews both have the mnemonics-based training. Some students mastered around 1,000 hanzi in 4 months with one of these. Your mileage will vary. Rote memorization will take a lot longer. No way around it.