Chinese Characters

Chinese Characters : An Ideographic Approach

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The undeserved reputation Chinese has for being "the most difficult language to learn," arises from the difficulty in learning its script. Beyond some of the most basic characters, students find themselves having to memorize hundreds of seemingly random symbols. This series of books, perhaps for the first time in modern history, uncover the purely ideographic nature of Chinese script - and lets the reader understand the logic, the mechanisms, behind this system of writing. The reader comes to see each character as a simple picture telling its own meaning. The approach allows the reader to effortlessly master Chinese - the ideographic script, properly understood, becomes a learning aid that lets the student master Chinese much faster than he could learn conventional languages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 190 x 244 x 22mm | 580.6g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0557550513
  • 9780557550517
  • 2,218,444