Sensible Chinese

Learn Chinese Characters | Sensible Character Learning System Introduction

There are a number of existing systems to help you learn Chinese characters. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. None of them present a complete system for how to learn Chinese characters. We’re going to mix and match, taking the best...
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Sensible Character Learning System – Welcome!

Hi there! This page is now out of date. Check out the Chinese Character Learning System in all its glory on these pages: Introductory video and blog posts or Direct to the ~7 hour step-by-step video course     Welcome to the Sensible Character...
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Black Magic! Phono-Semantic Chinese Characters

This is part of our How to Learn Chinese. Check out the How to Learn Chinese homepage to get a lot more tips on how to learn Chinese. If you are a native English speaker learning a European language for the most part you can look at writing in that language...
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All Chinese characters are made up of the same 200 Chinese radicals!

This is part of our How to Learn Chinese. Check out the How to Learn Chinese series to get a lot more tips on how to learn Chinese. Every single character in Chinese, both Traditional and Simplified, is made up of around 200 small “pieces”...
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Pronunciation and Pinyin – The Foundations of Chinese

This is part of our How to Learn Chinese. Check out the How to Learn Chinese homepage to get a lot more tips on how to learn Chinese. Update: Our free Sensible Pinyin Course is now available. First read through this article to see why Pinyin is so important...
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Why learn Chinese? Why are YOU learning Chinese?

This is part of our How to Learn Chinese. Check out the How to Learn Chinese homepage to get a lot more tips on how to learn Chinese. Why learn Chinese? Specifically, why are you learning Chinese? Do you have a good reason? Starting to learn Chinese...
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