*sigh Chinese characters are a nightmare a true nightmare! How should anyone even begin to go about learning it ? Iv seen various different methods suggested like associating characters with a picture or some other obsecure association. But this is very limited trying to create associations for 3000 +characters would quickly become a useless method . So it seems the only true way is just brute force repatition which is very overwhelming. Any chinese people reading this how were you taught your language at school? Interested to know
When you find a character just look it up and you can easily find the stroke order, pronounciation and meaning on an online dictionary. And you’ll find that lots of characters are made up of characters you already know. Try learning a few each day.