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Chineasy

The Easy Way to Learn Chinese

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. However, using the Chineasy system, anyone can begin to understand and read Chinese. It works by transforming Chinese characters into illustrations to make them easy to remember. This book teaches the key characters on which the language is built and how these characters can be combined to form more complex words and phrases. Learning Chinese has never been this simple or more fun!

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Customer Reviews

Pass on this book.

{(Updated Review) The iBookstore has recently added a great book for learning Chinese by Yip Po-Ching called ‘Basic Chinese’. It is easy and intuative. If you really want to learn Chinese get the updated orange cover book.} After studying Chinese and traditional characters for the last several years, I know what is useful for studying Chinese. The conceptual pictures in this book don’t relate or translate well. This book is also using traditional characters instead of simplified characters, which will make reading Chinese harder depending on what you are trying learn. While this book is artistically interesting, it lacks in helping you really understand the words and meanings of the words. Due to the fact that the drawings don’t accurately depict the pictographic meaning of the words, I give this book a two out of five stars.

Don’t buy this book to study Chinese, it is just an art book.

Great for traditional Mandarin

This book was written by a Taiwanese writer, so it makes sense that the characters are traditional Mandarin characters, as Taiwan doesn't use the simplified versions. I'm a foreigner living in Taiwan right now and I've found this book to be really helpful! Traditional Chinese characters are more complicated than the simplified versions, which can only provide more understanding for those learning simplified.

A revolutionary method that goes back to basics

As a language teacher, it's important to remember that there are different kinds of learners. Some are aural learners, others are visual, and some learn best through practical application. But to be a good teacher, it's important to be a good learner. I am most certainly a visual learner, and this book appeals 100% to my love of colours and pictures in language learning. ShaoLan Hsueh has truly created a treasure and a milestone in the learning of Chinese script. Her use of both traditional and simplified characters, as well as her handy explanations to help you remember the symbolism of the characters, really creates what should be the backbone to every student of Chinese's studies. Highly recommendable, to both young and old, learners and teachers alike!

Chineasy
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Foreign Languages
  • Published: Mar 11, 2014
  • Publisher: Harper Design
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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