For several years visitors of OK blog download here Chinese practice book and learn the basics, how to write characters. Personally, I am very pleased with the thought, that someone will download a copybook and study characters, learn chinese. Share knowledge, teach your children – what could be better?
I will not write numbers out of my head, I do not know for sure, how many people downloaded the book, but before automating the dispatch, I manually sent out several hundred letters with copyrights.
In total I am already more than 4 years out of the last ten in China. I want to make the learning process easier with a few changes – everything is based on knowledge, how our memory works, mnemonics, understanding, what prevents you from memorizing. All this prompted me to go back to the very beginning and make my own notebooks for writing..
A printed version in English is available for purchase at Amazon. Books (there are 3 parts available) It'll be printed and shipped to you. We all shop online – payment, delivery. I don't, think, there will be any questions with that.
You can order an ebook on Amazon, inside you find rules for writing characters and a link to download a PDF file with English translation, part of the payment will go to the Amazon store. But if you pay through the form below, then “ a cup of coffee” will be sent directly to the authors and you will receive a Russian-language version of the publication with illustrations and translation.
Usually the translation is given, if it is very difficult to express the image with a picture, but our idea about translation – is to reduce the number of conjectures and misunderstandings, because everyone can think of completely different meaning from illustrations. There are those, who feel easier to associate with a picture – illustrations are for you and you don't have to guess, what is shown.
When we mentally speak words, images usually appear in our heads (and if they are not, it is likely that, we do not fully understand the word and don't feel we know it clearly). The simplest example, understandable words: a cat, a river, a fire – you have now visualized different pictures, but for all simple words we usually already have associated images.
And the new words (characters), should be associated with known and understandable images, as for kids. From simple to complex, we start with just a couple of strokes and “trees”, “cars”.
Let's take a bad example from the HSK1. 能 character – to be able, to be capable of – 10 strokes. Will we be able to immediately remember and recognize it in the texts, even if the word itself “I can” does not immediately give rise to an image in the head? Or it will be easier later, when will we see, that the character is made up of familiar parts, which we will know. It is better to move on to abstract words later..
Another important thing: we try to immediately remember the character and its translation, and how it sounds with the recording of pinyin tones – too much information, so we omit pinyin and tones, unlike you find it, in dictionaries.
In this way, the most important is to link just two images – the character and its meaning. Visualize images vividly, practice writing them at the same time, it's easier to remember and only then learn to perceive them by listening and speaking.
There won't be many pages in the printed version, so that the weight of the notebooks is less and the delivery is cheaper, it fits perfectly into a bag or school backpack.
You can print the electronic version on a regular A4, as many sheets, as you need to practice the learned characters or any characters, you are currently writing.
During the payment process, you will need to provide an email, where we'll send a link to download the electronic version of the practice book. And then return to the site.
If you have any difficulties with sending-receiving links to the copybooks, check all your email folders, if still not there, then drop a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: propisi
and attach a screenshot of the payment.
To receive the old version of Chinese handwriting practice books is still free:
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I close my eyes and imagine, that you write characters in new notebooks, it's easier to practice, memorizing new words is easy and you will definitely learn!