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I am learning Mandarin Chinese

Hello!,


I am a native English speaker currently learning Mandarin Chinese. I am VERY new to Mandarin Chinese and would like a good resource for learning what different parts of the Chinese characters mean.

Does anyone have a favorite website or tutorial?

Thank you! 

Feb 15, 2015 10:32 AM
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In addition to using the websites already listed, if you have a smartphone, I also highly recommend downloading Pleco Chinese dictionary. It's a free app, and very comprehensive. Whenver you learn a new character, you can look it up in the dictionary and go to the "characters" tab, it will tell you what its radical components are are what they mean. It's worth noting that many radicals are more for their phonetic component than their meaning, some of these you will just learn with time.

February 15, 2015

The parts of characters are called "radicals". If you google "Chinese radicals" you'll find some good resources. Here are a few:

http://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/radicals.php

http://www.clearchinese.com/chinese-writing/radicals1.htm

February 15, 2015

Check out www.zhongwen.com

February 24, 2015

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February 23, 2015
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)