The book is very enjoyable to read and the characters presented are rather easy to learn.
Chinese has a strong tendency to use two characters for some unit of meaning, and the book provides many such pairs made from the characters learned.
At the end of the book the author has also provided a brief section with guidelines for writing Chinese characters.
Great book to learn a few basic Chinese characters and it really works based on experience.Published 1 month ago by John
This is my third copy. The other to have "disappeared" after friends have had them in their hands. A coincidence? I don 't think so. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dale Ray Thomas
even if you aren't ready for characters - the book also includes the pinyin and lots of interesting comments and photos about China in a conveniently-small package. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cynthia Berger
I bought this book for a trip to Taiwan and read it on the plane. I was able to learn about 30 characters this way and picked up a few more while in Taiwan. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Margaret Kipp
This book introduces and organizes Chinese characters in a useful and fun manner. It explains things in a way that logically fits many pieces together, and therefore makes them... Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by El Moro
Great book,Very helpful and easy to understand,if you are wanting to learn to read Chinese characters,then this book is a good investment!Published on January 12, 2012 by Galen
This book is nice for travel and inquisitive minds who like to see how language works and where it comes from. Read morePublished on September 2, 2009 by Patrick D. Cameron
When one travel to China for a meeting for exemple or make a visit as a tourist and has never studied Chinese before this book can be a good and useful help to reduce the fear of... Read morePublished on July 10, 2008 by Szendile
I highly recommend this book to anyone traveling to mainland China. It can be overwhelming to be surrounded by unfamiliar Chinese characters, but it really does help to be able to... Read morePublished on November 8, 2007 by A Reader