Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

Remembering Simplified Hanzi How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters At long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters Book of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writ

  • Title: Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters
  • Author: James W. Heisig Timothy W. Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780824833237
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • At long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the simplified Chinese writing system, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage Book 2 adds anAt long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the simplified Chinese writing system, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage Book 2 adds another 1,500 characters for a total of 3,000 Of critical importance to the approach found in these pages is the systematic arranging of characters in an order best suited to memorization In the Chinese writing system, strokes and simple components are nested within relatively simple characters, which can, in turn, serve as parts of complicated characters and so on Taking advantage of this allows a logical ordering, making it possible for students to approach most new characters with prior knowledge that can greatly facilitate the learning process.Guidance and detailed instructions are provided along the way Students are taught to employ imaginative memory to associate each character s component parts, or primitive elements, with one another and with a key word that has been carefully selected to represent an important meaning of the character This is accomplished through the creation of a story that engagingly ties the primitive elements and key word together In this way, the collections of dots, strokes, and components that make up the characters are associated in memorable fashion, dramatically shortening the time required for learning and helping to prevent characters from slipping out of memory.

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    1. Chinese teachers tend to allude obliquely to some wonderful way that the characters relate to each other -- but this is the first book that I've seen that attempts to make this into a real method. You create little stories or mnemonics for each character, which then build into the next character, and so on. UPDATE: It took five years to get around to it, but I have finally finished this book! At least in its capacity as a textbook or work book'll still be a useful reference for people even if yo [...]

    2. I loved this book. Heisig's approach is great and what I really appreciate about the book is the sequence of characters. I've combined mnemonics with the power of an SRS (Anki) and went through the book in 5 months. I also added the pinyin and pronounciation to my flashcards and although I don't make a concious effort to learn them, they just stick by sheer repetition (when I'm focusing on the characters). It's certainly a handful, and before I dive into the second book, I'll take a few weeks br [...]

    3. Effektives Gedächtnistraining auch für SelbstlernerDas Lernen von chinesischen Schriftzeichen ist hauptsächlich eine Gedächtnisübung: Nur ein überraschend kleiner Teil der Zeichen sind tatsächliche Piktogramme, und so muss der Lerner sich einfach merken, was ein spezielles Zeichen bedeutet. Dadurch, dass die allermeisten Zeichen sich aber aus anderen Teilzeichen zusammensetzen, kann eine Systematik das Lernen erleichtern: Eine solche Systematik wird hier vorgestellt. Durch möglichst verr [...]

    4. This is almost the book I wanted to write myself. It assumes that you want to learn the chinese pronounciation after learning the meaning and that I don't like. And clearly the stories or mnemonics that the author devises are not necessarily going to be as good as whatever you might have come up with yourselfbut this is still a darn good idea and definitely several steps in the right direction. I certainly want a copy.

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