https://www.duolingo.com/PetulantVi

Is it necessary to know how to handwrite every single character?

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I always try to learn how to write each character by hand but it requires a lot much time and slows down my progress

2 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/White-Camillia

No, just know the basic ones, then carry a dictionary, that's what we did in first grade.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DestinationVoid
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If you're only typing on the computer, you do not necessarily need to know how to write every character.

I'm not saying that writing isn't helpful for remembering them.

Just do what gives you satisaction.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1Pozin2
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Once I needed to read few pages from the handwritten diary of John Quincey Adams, the President, I found it on the Internet. I almost died reading. You newer know what you will need and what not.

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https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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At this point, you might find that learning to recognize the characters and learning the Pinyin would make learning Chinese more enjoyable. You can leave the writing of characters till later.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Martinologue

I like to do that too as it helps me to remember them. I know it makes progress a bit slower but in the end I find that it helps my learning. I also review them before going back to redo an exercise.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoveForChinese

Not necessarily since people usually type or speak into the phone for online communication. However, it is a great way to help you imprint those characters in your mind better. :)

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