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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters.

Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference.

Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout.

Key features of this newly-expanded edition include:

  • The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms.
  • All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam.
  • Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations.
  • More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters.
  • An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order.
  • Completely updated/expanded English definitions.
  • Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals.
  • Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered.
  • Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam
.

Book News Annotation:

Now retired, McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College, Ohio, established Chinese-language programs at four other colleges and universities in the U.S., and taught at City U. of Hong Kong from 1986 to 1998. The third edition of his reference text for students and teachers has been completely revised with modern simplified forms. The content and organization are now linked to Chinese language proficiency level standards utilized by Chinese universities and employers for prospective students and employees who are nonnative speakers of Chinese. The new edition features some 1,067 characters, including 450 new ones. Pronunciation and core meanings are provided for each character, along with examples of its use in common compounds and a stroke-order diagram showing how to write it correctly. Includes both an alphabetical index and a stroke index.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Now retired, McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College, Ohio, established Chinese-language programs at four other colleges and universities in the U.S., and taught at City U. of Hong Kong from 1986 to 1998. The third edition of his reference text for students and teachers has been completely revised with modern simplified forms. The content and organization are now linked to Chinese language proficiency level standards utilized by Chinese universities and employers for prospective students and employees who are nonnative speakers of Chinese. The new edition features some 1,067 characters, including 450 new ones. Pronunciation and core meanings are provided for each character, along with examples of its use in common compounds and a stroke-order diagram showing how to write it correctly. Includes both an alphabetical index and a stroke index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The best-selling book on Chinese language now completely revised and updated

Synopsis:

This is a revised third edition of Tuttle's Reading and Writing Chinese.

This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely.

All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+ characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items covered will equip students to take the test at either the Basic or the Elementary-Intermediate standard. Success in the top band of the Basic standard is sufficient to enter college in China.

Synopsis:

This is a revised second edition of Tuttle's Reading and Writing Chinese.

Reading and Writing Chinese has long been the best–selling reference text for foreign students and teachers of Chinese characters. This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of Chinese language proficiency, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely. All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+ characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items covered will equip students to take the test at either the Basic or the Elementary-Intermediate standard. Success in the top band of the Basic standard is sufficient to enter college in China.

Completely revised with simplified characters, it draws on the lessons learned from the use of the book in classrooms to provide a convenient and up–to–date introduction to the Chinese writing system. materials are organized in units of progressive difficulty and complexity, with clear definitions of the individual characters presented in a logical and systematical sequence. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout.

About the Author

William McNaughton was the founding teacher of Chinese at Oberlin College. From 1986 he taught at Kong Kong's City University, where he was the founding program leader of the BA (Honors) program in Translation and Interpretation. He now lives in retirement in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

o Introduction covering the essentials of learning the Chinese writing system using the modern simplified format

o Comprehensive charts of modern simplified Chinese radicals and their traditional

character equivalents

o Features the Student's 1,020 Character List and the Official 2,000 Character List

o Pronunciation, definition and derivations for the basic 1,062 characters, presented in a systematic and thorough manner

o Use of hanyu pinyin romanization

o Memorization tips, stroke order diagrams and cross-references to look-alike characters

o Notes on those aspects of the Chinese writing system that are often overlooked

o Alphabetical index and stroke-count, stroke-order index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835091
Subtitle:
Third Edition (2,633 Chinese Characters and 5,000+ Compounds)
Author:
Mcnaughton, William
Author:
McNaughton, William
Author:
Fan, Jiageng
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Handwriting
Subject:
Writing
Subject:
Chinese language
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Chinese language -- Writing.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
chinese characters; traditional characters writing chinese; reading chinese; written chinese
Subject:
chinese characters; traditional characters writing chinese; reading chinese; written chinese; character book; chinese book
Subject:
chinese language; chinese characters; traditional characters writing chinese; reading chinese; written chinese; character book; chinese book
Subject:
chinese language; chinese characters; write chinese; read chinese; written chinese; character book; chinese book
Subject:
chinese langauge ; chinese characters ; learn chinese
Subject:
written chinese ; chinese book ; character book ;
Subject:
learn chinese; chinese langauge; chinese characters; learn chinese
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
3rd Edition, Third Edition
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20130723
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
The best-selling book on Chinese language now completely revised and updated
"Synopsis" by , This is a revised third edition of Tuttle's Reading and Writing Chinese.

This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely.

All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+ characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items covered will equip students to take the test at either the Basic or the Elementary-Intermediate standard. Success in the top band of the Basic standard is sufficient to enter college in China.

"Synopsis" by , This is a revised second edition of Tuttle's Reading and Writing Chinese.

Reading and Writing Chinese has long been the best–selling reference text for foreign students and teachers of Chinese characters. This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of Chinese language proficiency, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely. All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+ characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items covered will equip students to take the test at either the Basic or the Elementary-Intermediate standard. Success in the top band of the Basic standard is sufficient to enter college in China.

Completely revised with simplified characters, it draws on the lessons learned from the use of the book in classrooms to provide a convenient and up–to–date introduction to the Chinese writing system. materials are organized in units of progressive difficulty and complexity, with clear definitions of the individual characters presented in a logical and systematical sequence. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout.

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