Tag: Chinese characters

6 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese Characters

I often hear people say, “I am learning Chinese. Is it OK  to learn only how to speak? Chinese characters are too hard. ” Indeed, given the fact that there are more than 10,000 characters in Chinese, it seems to be a huge task to master them all. Plus, with the aid of Pinyin, a person can learn to speak in Chinese quite quickly. Why do we still need to learn Chinese characters? Here are the 6 reasons: Listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four major skills in learning any languages. If only listening and speaking are mastered,...

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A Visual Chinese Menu

If you don’t understand Chinese, making orders in Chinese restaurants can be difficult. If you want to order meals in a local Chinese restaurant, that can be mission impossible. Luckily, a visual Chinese menu appeared on Internet. Since its appearance, it has become really popular among foreigners. All the characters have the basic shape of the strokes. The food they represent is also embedded in the characters, making them easy to understand. Ordering meals is not that difficult anymore, isn’t it? What a brilliant...

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