English Title: 1000 Frequently Used Chinese Characters
Chinese Title: 汉语1000常用字
ISBN-10: 7-5619-2703-7, 7561927037
ISBN-13: 978-7-5619-2703-8, 9787561927038
Shipping Weight: 420g
Size: 130mm x 185mm
Language: simplified Chinese, pinyin, English
Publisher: BLCU Press
Main Category: Chinese characters
This book for beginners aims to help the learners fully master 1000 basic Chinese characters. The chosen basic characters - as well as the words they form - all have a high frequency of use in China and are among the most popular ones used in daily life.
With common meanings and examples for each character. Chinese pinyin and English translation are provided throughout, also for all example words and sentences! Meanwhile, this book covers knowledge on each character concerning its number of strokes, order of strokes, structure and original complicated form.
It should be noted that a complete command of all given knowledge of this book is of course no necessity for beginners. It is sufficient for them to grasp the pronunciation and the related meanings of a character. As to the strokes, stroke orders and character structures, the learner will master these items naturally with the recurrence of the characters.
Knowledge on strokes of modern Chinese characters, structures of Chinese characters, basic rules for writing Chinese characters and radicals of Chinese characters are in the appendix. Many indexing methods are provided: phonetic index (alphabetical Chinese syllable index), stroke index (sorted by number of strokes of Chinese characters) and radical index (classical sorting by radicals of each character) are provided in this book.