Chineasy- the easiest way to Learn Chinese

In case you want to start learning Chinese… Chineasy is a bright and engaging illustrated methodology for learning Chinese through fun and whimsical illustrations.   Above: Fire.  Watch the video…

“Our illustrations are fun, quirky and memorable and we have plans, big plans, if you will help us! Chineasy has been on the Internet now for a few months, since my TED talk, and we have already amassed quite a following, if we do say so ourselves. We have turned to Kickstarter because we KNOW that there is a real desire for a book, as well as other Chineasy material.”

In Chinese there are thousands of characters, not all of them are needed to understand the language. For instance:

  • 20,000 = Characters in a Scholar’s vocabulary
  • 1,000 = Characters used in standard literacy
  • 200 = Characters used Basic literacy

With top 200 most frequently used characters a person will be able to understand about 40% of the basic Chinese literature. The trick is to know how to build phrases by using those characters. This is enough to understand Chinese found in Menus and on road signs.

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“In Chineasy we started off with 8. With these 8 building blocks we can quickly build hundreds of compounds (made up of two or more building blocks) and phrases (made up of two or more building blocks & compounds). Have a look at Chineasy.org then you will be amazed how many more characters and phrases you are able to recognise and remember just knowing the first set of 8 building blocks.”

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