This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters.250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1
is a second edition, completely revised and with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for Chinese language mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in Chinese.
- Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning.
- Grow in proficiency by learning compound words.
- Example sentences show how to use them in context.
- Review activities reinforce your leaning progress.
- Helpful writing guides and practice grids for every character.
After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 2
, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to learn Chinese and improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese.
A native speaker of Chinese, Philip Yungkin Lee, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has published several language learning titles and has received a Teaching Excellence award from his university. He is also the author of the Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary, Pocket Cantonese Dictionary, Essential Chinese Mandarin Phrase Book and Essential Cantonese Phrase Book.
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