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The major struggle facing all beginning Chinese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Chinese characters. This book adopt a structural approach that helps students overcome this initial difficulty and quickly master the basic Chinese characters fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning students, The First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Edition contains carefully selected and sequenced characters for rapid and effective learning. Each Chinese character is shown separately on a single page, along with its English definitions, hanyu pinyin romanization, alternate form, a stroke-order guide and ample writing space.
Two indexes--alphabetical by the English meanings and by pinyin romanizationùare provided at the back of each book for quick and easy reference, along with extra sheets of blank boxes for writing practice.
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Alison Matthews is a statistician who has worked in the oil, aviation, tourism, medical and software industries, and also as a university lecturer.
Laurence Matthews has worked as an aviation consultant in Asia, including both China and Japan, and is the author of the Kanji Fast Finder and Chinese Character Fast Finder books. Both authors have wide experience in organizing and presenting complex information to a variety of audiences.
"This book really does have the characters you need to know for a basic understanding of Mandarin. I like the fact that it supplies a proper grid, gives you both stroke order and direction, and show the radical for each character. If you're a new person who wants to learn Chinese, I'd recommend this book for your reference." —Hanban.com blog
"Veeeery helpful in learning the basics of Chinese calligraphy and helping understand the order of the strokes. A must for any student of Chinese!" —Goodreads
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Book Description Tuttle Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0804838305
Book Description Tuttle Publishing, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0804838305
Book Description Tuttle Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Original. Seller Inventory # DADAX0804838305
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0804838305