Extra interests related to learning Chinese

These short animated videos are produced for fun, and we hope you have fun watching them!  These videos explain some interesting facts which students are likely to encounter when learning Chinese. 

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Beginner’s Guide to Six Common Chinese Fonts

Learning how to write Chinese? Recognise some common Chinese fonts too!

In this video, April introduces six Chinese fonts, Sim Sun, Song Ti, Hei Ti, Micro Soft Ya Hei, Kai Ti and Fang Song Ti, which are widely used both online and in print. You’ll see how strokes look differently in different Chinese fonts. Chinese characters are cool. Chinese fonts are way cool!

If you prefer reading than watching this video, read a longer version here.

How Many Chinese Characters Do You Need To Learn?

For beginner students, we set this number to 320 Chinese characters. But, there is a lot more that is not captured in both the question and the answer. If you prefer a longer written article, read here.

A step by step procedure of using the “bushou” method to consult a dictionary

This is a step by step demonstration of how to use “bushou” to consult a dictionary when there is an unknown Chinese character. Comparing to using smartphone Apps, this method is slow and complicated even in its best case scenario. 

Understand more about “bushou” and “radicals”, and why it is a good idea not to spend too much time on learning “radicals” here.


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