250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 (9780804840354)

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Tuttle Publishing
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250 stroke order diagrams & 30 b&w line drawings
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8 1/2 X 11

This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters.

250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a completely revised second edition with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in the Chinese language and a great way to learn Chinese characters.
  • Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning.
  • Grow in proficiency by learning compound words.
  • Example sentences show how to use them in context.
  • Review activities reinforce your learning progress.
  • Helpful writing guides and practice grids for every character.
After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 2, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese.

About the Author:
Philip Yungkin Lee, Ph.D. is an applied linguist with 30 years of practical experience in teaching Chinese to foreign learners. He is the author of several books on Chinese.

Darell Tibbles is the World Languages Coordinator and on the Mandarin Chinese language faculty at Vistamar School in El Segundo, CA.