How to Learn Chinese Characters

We've helped 1000s of students master Chinese Characters using this structured approach

Learn the Basics

The course starts off by teaching you the basic components making sure you can differentiate the characters many beginning students confuse.

For example, beginning students might not realise that the characters mù and ér shown here are actually two different characters, not the same character written differently.


Focus on Phonetic Series

Over 80% of modern Chinese characters were created according to the 'picto-phonetic' method. These characters include a phonetic component which suggests the sound and a radical component that suggests the meaning.

Learning these characters as part of their phonetic series helps you see the logic behind the characters and means you can easily remember whole groups of characters.


Don't Get Confused

Some characters have no direct relationship but are easily confused by beginning students. Learning them together helps you differentiate them.