Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters, Volume 1: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (Hsk Level 1 & AP Exam Prep) (Paperback)
Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the essential Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. This character workbook presents 178 Chinese characters and over 534 standard words using these characters. It is intended for self-study and classroom use and includes the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented plainly and transparently. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character, and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the critical vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process, and an index at the back allows you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include:
- Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep
- Learn the 178 most essential Chinese characters
- Example sentences and over 534 vocabulary items
- Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes
Yi Ren taught and researched in Beijing after graduating from Tsinghua University. Upon moving to the U.S., she began to teach Chinese. She taught Chinese-American children and has been teaching and tutoring American adults and high school students for the past twenty years. Currently, she is teaching Chinese at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Colorado. This is her second book about Chinese language and culture.