In order to memorize Chinese characters, words must be visualized over and over again. Therefore, the best way to learn well the language, in my view, is to learn the radical of the characters first, which by itself usually has a hint from the writing (or drawing) and then forms the character. I am eager to know how you memorize Chinese characters. © 2020 Enux Education Limited. You may even get to incorporate different colors in your paintings!Chinese characters are so beautiful with all the paint strokes, and your finished products will look amazing as wall hangings in your apartment.Who doesn’t love watching movies as part of their study session?While Chinese movies and TV shows are more commonly Because you’ll be watching these TV series and movies with a purpose and not purely for entertainment, From YouTube to Youku, you have a myriad of options at your disposal. My forthcoming HSK course will have daily reading beginning on day one, so that every day there will be fresh content to read. However, if you look up common radicals and components, it’ll give you a well-rounded understanding of meanings. When looking at the Pinyin and English, you should be able to write the character using the tip of your finger on the table in about one second.

Even after understanding the components, characters can still look like gibberish. Chinese is a picture language, which means ancient Chinese people draw different pictures as Chinese characters out of everything they saw in the environment! Really, I am going crazy now.

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In addition to leaning five new cards and reviewing all cards less than 30 days old, you will also be reviewing the weekly deck for that day.Carry-on in this fashion until your daily review load starts to become unmanageable. Everytime I try to memorize the characters, I find that it is hard for me to remember the order of the strokes. These characters are not going to enter into your mind through osmosis. You can sign up for my newsletter on the right and I will notify you when the course is ready.I will go into great detail on this process answering a lot of the questions you may have along the way. There must be daily reading and writing involved.We are only going to make one change to your daily routine beginning on day 11. Ideally, in addition to flashcard work, you want to be reading and writing daily. On day 31, take out the five cards that you learned on day one put them in a new deck called “Monday”. For example, if you are looking at a flashcard with the Pinyin and English, you are able to write it from memory. Calligraphy classes are an awesome way to be creative with a repetitive study technique.

2 0 obj With the most common 300 characters, you can actually form 64% of all written Chinese. In a nutshell, here is how it works.Note: in the following explanation when I use the word “memorize”, I mean that you memorize how to write the character from memory using proper stroke order. The word “cat” immediately comes to your mind whether you like it or not. After a couple months, any cards in the monthly deck that you get correct each time can be retired from your system indefinitely. As a teenager, I read this popular science book on linguistics and it had these lines from a Tang poem by Han Yu, describing the characters: 年深岂免有缺画? Time has not yet … 2. If you can stick with this plan for three years, you should be able to read most of Chinese newspaper. Hopefully after watching this Hangout, you can see how fun and fascinating it is to learn Chinese characters. Give yourself a break on the weekends.So now your daily routine will change a little bit. Break Down Chinese Characters.

After quitting Friday Night Chinese School, I forgot everything quickly.For the past few years, I have been re-learning Chinese with my daughter and had to start from scratch.Despite the many challenges, I believe that people young and old can enjoy reading and memorizing In addition, research shows that emotional state of an individual can impact how an item is remembered. Be sure to have your stroke order instructions for writing and audio clips for pronunciation. Continue to do this day after day until you have five decks labeled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. The way Chinese characters work is like building blocks, so that learning to read gets exponentially easier as you acquire more characters.