Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition HSK All Levels (2349 Chinese Characters and 5000+ Compounds) Read ✓ 104

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Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition, HSK All Levels (2,349 Chinese Characters and 5,000+ Compounds) Read ✓ 104 ✓ [Reading] ➰ Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition, HSK All Levels (2,349 Chinese Characters and 5,000+ Compounds) ➸ WillDated and revised these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally and Writing Chinese Third Edition PDFEPUBrecognized test of proficiency in Chinese the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi HSK. 1 The text is of uniform size with no bigger gap between definitions within one entry than between entries2 The tables showing stroke order are crude blurry screenshots3 None of the Chinese text is searchable4 There are no page markersThese last two points make the book or less unusable because I imagine most people buying this will already have some Chinese and will be using this as a reference book to look up and learn specific characters which there is literally no way to do because the character index gives only the page numbers from the print edition So the only way to use this book is to go through from beginning to end learning all the characters needs separate ratings for Kindle and paper editions

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Used as a standard by students and teachers Writing Chinese ePUB #180 in learning Chinese forthan three decades the best selling Reading and Writing Chinese has been completely Reading and MOBI #198 revised and updatedReading and Wr. I have several books aimed at learning Chinese characters These are Alan Hoenig's two books which use his own amusing mnemonics One book is for traditional characters though I personally find the text is too small to use comfortably The other is for simplified characters which I would not personally recommend before knowing the traditional onesLikewise it turns out that RWC uses traditional for the first two editions and then for this new third edition uses simplified characters Again I was a bit disappointed that this wasn't clearer from the book details my aim is to learn traditional charactersLooking closely though I am less put off with this new edition for these reasons1 There are actually relatively few characters which have been 'simplified' I judge this from the small traditional character which is noted alongside the larger main simplified version This trad character is a bit small to use on it's own you would need another source to be sure of the strokes used but the average of 1 or 2 per ten characters a double page worth is small enough to live with The same conclusion comes from looking at the second edition trad book and seeing how many simplified characters are given Again not that many2 The additional vocabulary has been modernised and one could usefully use it as review material or even first time through The total vocab in the book is about 5000 words made from about 2000 characters possibly but substantial in any case3 The text in both editions is very clear are useable both the characters explanatory English text and additional vocabulary4 The character order is somewhat different though the method of building on characters already given is maintained It's interesting to dip into and use as a test against the second editionThe only thing I miss in this new edition is the brush like font This edition uses rather pointy almost computer generated script which though clearly readable is not as prettyCompared with Alan Koenig's books I have to say McNaughton's work remains preferable He uses mnemonics but usually with reference to the historical roots and development of each character very interesting in itself Koenig's mnemonics are fun but rather his own idiosyncratic ideas They work but the extra info in McNaughton would be of interest to many wishing to engage with Chinese cultureKoenig's traditional book is uses fonts which are really too small for prolonged use a pity given his obvious and infectious enthusiasm I hope he addresses this sometimeTo summarise then I personally wish to learn traditional characters There are many issues around simplified characters which as a non Chinese I don't want to get involved with With that aim I have found both the second and third McNaughton editions to be the best resource The characters and text are clear including the extra vocabulary which is up to date and usefulI would recommend getting them both that is the second and third editions of McNaughton using the second for the traditional script and the third as a further reference and reinforcement If you had to get just one it would still be the second edition for traditional charactersFor issues around the simplification of Chinese characters you might read this article

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Reading and Writing Chinese Third Edition HSK All Levels 2 349 Chinese Characters and 5 000+ CompoundsIting Chinese places at your fingertips the essential Chinese characters’ up to date definitions derivations pronunciations and examples of correct and Writing Chinese ePUB #8608 usage by means of cleverly condensed grids Newly up. Brilliant book im teaching myself Chinese and would find it very hard without this I use it constantly Every time I come across a new word I use this book instead of the dictionary to look it up you can use it as a dictionary too by looking up the pinyin in the index at the back then finding the character by its number theyre all listed in a numerical system Then I use the book to show me how to write the character and it also gives you a few wordsphrases which use that newly learned word so you can start to build up your vocabulary and piece things together in your mind about how the language works Another thing I use this book for is to actually see the characters clearly and check I have the right one sometimes Anyone who's ever looked at any Chinese words in books etc will know sometimes esp with the intricate ones it can be very difficult to see what they actually are with all the small lines etc So by finding a character in this book I can actually see it bigger theyre each about the size of the top part of your thumb to look at it in detail So its a multipurpose book for me Brilliant learning tooli'd highly recommend it to anyone learning to read and write chinese Im an absolute beginner have been learning for about a month now and am starting to use it and as I get into the language and get in about it all