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Chinese Character Fast Finder

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Publisher Comments:

This Chinese character reference book employs a revolutionary and user–friendly new way to look up characters by appearance rather than radical.

In order to completely learn Chinese, a knowledge of characters is necessary. Chinese characters are fascinating, but can be frustrating. In particular, looking them up in a typical Chinese dictionary can be a nightmare, as there is no 'alphabetical order.' Reading Chinese as well as writing Chinese requires referencing dozens of characters. Typical Chinese–English Dictionaries and Chinese character dictionaries often take a long time to look up a particular character. With Chinese Character Fast Finder you can find a character in seconds from its appearance alone. From the finder chart inside the front cover, you can turn to the correct page immediately, and finding the character on that page has also been made as simple as possible. As an optional feature you can make a double thumbnail index to speed things up even more. The fast finder is designed primarily for serious Chinese language learners of modern simplified Chinese (Mandarin Chinese) and serves as a quick reference for experts, but is also well suited for beginners with no previous experience, or people who wish to dip into characters, browse, or simply discover what a street sign means. With this book you can:

  • Find characters quickly, reliably and intuitively– from their visual appearance alone.
  • Quickly check the meanings, pronunciations, stroke–counts and radical characters.
  • Look up traditional characters to see how they have been simplified.
  • Look up newly encountered characters or check on those you have temporarily forgotten.
  • Find elusive characters more easily in large character dictionaries.
  • Simply browse and explore, comparing similar characters.
  • Lists 3,200 characters, including all those prescribed for the Chinese government's official HSK Language Proficiency Test (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi).
This book contains hints and suggestions on finding kanji but the system is so intuitive that you will be able to use it immediately and with very little guidance. By the time you have looked up half a dozen characters, you will appreciate the speed with which you can locate kanji in the Fast Finder.

Book News Annotation:

Consider for a moment the fact that Chinese characters have no equivalent to "alphabetical order." Now imagine trying to use a dictionary. With this guide you have a fighting chance. Designed for serious students but also accessible enough for beginners and browsers, the guide arranges characters on the basis of how they look alone, so users can quickly check meanings and pronunciations of characters, as well as their stroke counts and radicals. It also compares modern with traditional characters. The best news is that this guide contains 3,200 characters, including all four levels of the HSK test, and you can probably get through a newspaper with about 2,000 of them.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A new and innovative study aid that allows the user to find Chinese characters rapidly and intuitively from their appearance alone.

Synopsis:

Chinese Character Fast Finder allows users to find Chinese characters based on their appearance alone, without knowing their pronunciation, radical or stroke count. This reference book has been designed for serious learners of Chinese as well as readers with an interest in written Chinese.

Convenient features include printed thumb-index marks for rapid access to any character; all the characters prescribed for the Chinese government's official HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Koshi) Language Proficiency Test, and simplified characters and their pinyin pronunciation.

Synopsis:

Chinese Character Fast Finder allows users to find Chinese characters based on their appearance alone, without knowing their pronunciation, radical or stroke count. This reference book has been designed for serious learners of Chinese as well as readers with an interest in written Chinese.

Convenient features include printed thumb-index marks for rapid access to any character; all the characters prescribed for the Chinese government's official HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Koshi) Language Proficiency Test, and simplified characters and their pinyin pronunciation.

About the Author

Laurence Matthews has worked as a university lecturer, a research manager , and as an airport consultant in Japan. In this work he uses his knowledge to bring order to the confusing world of kanji identification.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804836340
Author:
Matthews, Laurence
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
English
Subject:
Chinese language
Subject:
Chinese language - English
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
chinese characters; learn chinese; chinese reference; reading chinese; written chinese
Subject:
chinese characters; learn chinese; chinese reference; reading chinese; written chinese; character book; chinese book
Subject:
chinese langauge; chinese characters; learn chinese; chinese reference; reading chinese; written chinese; character book; chinese books
Subject:
chinese language; chinese characters; learn chinese; chinese reference; reading chinese; written chinese; character book; chinese books
Subject:
chinese language ; chinese characters ; learn chinese
Subject:
written chinese ; character book ; chinese books ;
Subject:
learn chinese; chinese language; chinese characters; learn chinese
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 19 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
A new and innovative study aid that allows the user to find Chinese characters rapidly and intuitively from their appearance alone.
"Synopsis" by , Chinese Character Fast Finder allows users to find Chinese characters based on their appearance alone, without knowing their pronunciation, radical or stroke count. This reference book has been designed for serious learners of Chinese as well as readers with an interest in written Chinese.

Convenient features include printed thumb-index marks for rapid access to any character; all the characters prescribed for the Chinese government's official HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Koshi) Language Proficiency Test, and simplified characters and their pinyin pronunciation.

"Synopsis" by , Chinese Character Fast Finder allows users to find Chinese characters based on their appearance alone, without knowing their pronunciation, radical or stroke count. This reference book has been designed for serious learners of Chinese as well as readers with an interest in written Chinese.

Convenient features include printed thumb-index marks for rapid access to any character; all the characters prescribed for the Chinese government's official HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Koshi) Language Proficiency Test, and simplified characters and their pinyin pronunciation.

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