Clavis Sinica

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    Chinese characters are monosyllabic, which means each character corresponds to one syllable. Unlike most other languages that are discrete in

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    Learning the Characters by Rationales

    A more meaningful way to learn the written forms of the characters is to take advantage of the historical origin of how the characters were

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    Logical-aggregate Characters

    In 會意字[huì yì zì] logical-aggregate characters, the meanings of the components are “added up” to indicate the meanings of the whole

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    Semantic-phonetic Characters

    The overwhelming majority of 90.0% of Chinese characters instead fall into the category of 形聲字 semantic-phonetic characters.

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    Three, Hundred and Thousand

    The most traditional way to teach Chinese characters is the use of 三字經 Three Character Scripture (Three), 百家姓 Hundred Family Names