Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese by Noma Bar, ShaoLan Hsueh

By Noma Bar, ShaoLan Hsueh

Discover ways to learn and write chinese language with Chineasy—a groundbreaking process that transforms key chinese language characters into pictograms for simple bear in mind and comprehension.

Chinese is likely one of the oldest written languages, and some of the most tricky to grasp, specifically for Westerners. With Chineasy, studying and interpreting chinese language hasn't ever been less complicated or extra enjoyable. Breaking down the good Wall of Language, iShaoLan Hsueh attracts on her entrepreneurial and cultural heritage to create an easy method for fast figuring out the fundamental development blocks of written chinese language. operating with well known illustrator Noma Bar, she transforms chinese language characters into fascinating pictograms which are effortless to remember.

In Chineasy, she teaches the foremost characters, known as radicals, which are the language’s beginning, after which exhibits how they are often mixed to shape new phrases or even words. as soon as you’ve mastered those key characters, you could perform your talents with 3 stories—a fairy story, an Asian legend, and a latest fable—told utilizing the radicals.

With Chineasy, readers of every age may be in a position to navigate a chinese language menu, learn indicators and billboards, and snatch the that means of so much articles in a chinese language newspaper.

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Human body 1 • big body ·············•········· ....... ···-··· ........................................................................................ 1• in general ·················· ·······································································································································································~······--··························~············································ 38 TREE COMPOUNDS AND PHRASES II\\ beautiful fresh /1\\ bleating of sheep lamb ~ beautifu l (mei 3) ~ b leating of sheep (miel) This character is a This character is a combination of 'sheep' and 'big'.

WOMAN COMPOUNDS 47 to obey younger sister daught er greed ~[] to obey ( r u2) 9* younger sister This character is a ( m ei 4 ) combination of 'woman' and 'mouth!. A woman in ancient China didn't speak her own opinions, she obeyed . This compound also means 'is like' (see This character is a combination of 'woman' and 'not yet', so the literal translation is 'not yet a woman'. It is used to refer to a younger sister.

Sure that the upper line is longer than the lower one! ''! . . .. . . . ' " ' · -· . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . _• • • • • , . . . . * * future (w ei4 lai2) not yet + to come = future @] * to come back (hui2 lai2) to return + to come = [literally] to return from • • 1...................................................................................................

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