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Any resources for learning traditional Chinese characters?

I have a lot of family in Taiwan, and they use traditional Chinese characters, so I'm curious if there are any good online Mandarin learning resources that use traditional characters?

July 30, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Rival apps such as HelloChinese and ChineseSkill support them; DL says it plans to add support in the future but does not specify when. Note that you can enter any supported answer in either character set on DL; it is merely the option of displaying text in traditional that is not yet supported.
Depending on your browser, however, there are various add-ons that can convert the characters for you (search in the relevant directory of add-ons); I seem to remember a DL user also wrote a dedicated script extension to do this, although I'm afraid I can't remember who it was or where to find it.

Edit: here it is


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ed.Chan

These Free Resources Offer Support For Both Simple and Traditional: Chinese Language: Learn Basic Mandarin -> MX101x, MX102x, MX103x, MX801x - She is from Taiwan! https://www.edx.org/course?subject=Language or https://ocw.mit.edu/search/ocwsearch.htm?q=chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ed.Chan

Check out Estella: Mandarin Chinese Level 1 | MandarinX on edX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtjIDyFgVlI


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ed.Chan

Do you want to draw traditional characters?: http://stroke-order.learningweb.moe.edu.tw/character.do Paste in this example character if desired-> 愛

Arch Chinese shows you how to draw simple and traditional: http://www.archchinese.com/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flydragon14

Hello Chinese, Chinese Skill , and Lingodeer all have both traditional and simplified. I believe Memrise has a traditional mandarin Chinese course as well, but I'm not positive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Riven333

It's old-school, but I highly recommend this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Writing-Chinese-Traditional-Comprehensive/dp/B015X4FVP6/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Tuttle+Chinese+Traditional+Characters&qid=1558389288&s=gateway&sr=8-7

It covers 1,000 first characters in detail, showing stroke order for each character on a 3x3 grid, tell the origin story of many of the different characters, includes HanYu PinYin for how you would pronounce each character, shows the Simplified version if it differs, and gives a couple of different examples of where the character is used.

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