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Beginner's questions

Hello peeps

I have recently started the Chinese course, but I am confronting myself with a very big problem. That is, what can I do to correctly write and be able to remember the characters I am learning?

Will there be lessons about the different radicals that make up Chinese characters? A glossary functionality for logging all these characters would be an amazing feature, too.

Thanks for your attention

November 26, 2017



With Chinese, there's a certain stroke order to write each character. When I was learning characters, we would be told to write each character 10-20 times while repeating the pronunciation of each character. I found that to be pretty helpful. You can find stroke orders for just about any word here: https://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/dictionary.php?word=%E4%BD%A0%E5%A5%BD&cache=7756 (apologies for URL, I don't know how to embed links here.) Ideally Duolingo would have lessons on stroke order, but that seems a bit unlikely. As to radicals, you can find a pretty comprehensive list here: https://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/radicals.php . A glossary would be nice. After all, this is beta...


Thanks for sharing these resources!


Very helpful, thank you.

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