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By James W. Heisig, Timothy W. Richardson

In the end the procedure that has helped millions of novices memorize jap kanji has been tailored to aid scholars with chinese language characters. "Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi" covers the writing and which means of the 1,000 most ordinarily used characters within the simplified chinese language writing procedure, plus one other 500 which are most sensible discovered at an early level. (Book 2 provides one other 1,500 characters for a complete of 3,000.) Of severe value to the strategy present in those pages is the systematic arranging of characters in an order most fitted to memorization. within the chinese language writing method, strokes and straightforward elements are nested inside of quite easy characters, that may, in flip, function elements of extra advanced characters and so forth. benefiting from this enables a logical ordering, making it attainable for college students to procedure such a lot new characters with earlier wisdom which may tremendously facilitate the educational process.Guidance and distinct directions are supplied alongside the best way. scholars are taught to hire 'imaginative memory' to affiliate each one character's part elements, or 'primitive elements', with each other and with a key observe that has been rigorously chosen to symbolize a big which means of the nature. this can be complete in the course of the production of a 'story' that engagingly ties the primitive parts and key note jointly. during this manner, the collections of dots, strokes, and elements that make up the characters are linked in memorable type, dramatically shortening the time required for studying and aiding to avoid characters from slipping out of reminiscence.

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