Should You Learn Traditional or Simplified Characters?

Simplified or traditional? This is a choice that can appear almost identity defining for Chinese learners. There are a couple reasons why someone might consider studying traditional characters instead of simplified and I will certainly list them in this article. However, I believe for almost all learners it is best to start with simplified characters,Continue reading “Should You Learn Traditional or Simplified Characters?”

How Do You Actually Learn Chinese Characters?

There are two questions new Chinese learners often ask when they start their journey into mastering Chinese characters. These questions are as follows… What characters should I learn? How do I learn them? The first question is relatively simple to answer. I recommend learners consult the HSK vocabulary lists to start learning the most commonContinue reading “How Do You Actually Learn Chinese Characters?”