Chinese Characters You Must Know for HSK 1-2 Volume 1
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Trace the roots and Expand Vocabulary in a Smart Way, More than Just a Flash Card- Origin of Chinese Character 说文解字
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Created by David Yao
Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the only language without alphabets
  • Learn how to write Chinese using animation.
  • Learn the secrets of how Chinese Characters were created.
  • Decode Chinese – Learn Radicals
  • Know Chinese language structure, why there are many callings.
  • Expanding vocabularies in smart way
  • Learn Pinyin (Pronunciation System) and know how to read correctly.
  • Know the right path for your further study, better with us, of course
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  • You may have ZERO basic Chinese.
  • You should have determination to start.
  • You should have interest in Chinese language.
  • Have 5 - 10 minutes time slot to study Chinese language

“Origin of Chinese Characters” series will let you learn Chinese by giving a briefing of Chinese Character’s origin, illustrating how to write Chinese Characters. They are more than just a Flash Card but the most important thing is to expand your vocabulary in a smart by watching my video, follow me to read and speak.  You will find Chinese Characters are so fun and Chinese language is NOT that hard as you thought.

Chinese is a pictorial language and is the only Language which has no Alphabet. Chinese Characters were initially originated from picture. According legend, Cang Jie (仓颉) inspired by the trace of bird and animal, observing the nature such as Sun, moon, wood, created Chinese Characters or scripts. It is used by around one third of the total population on the earth and has a history of 5000 years.  The creation and evolution of Chinese Characters is closely interwoven with the development of Chinese Culture and has long lasting impact on Japan, Korean, Vietnam, and Thailand... etc.

Chinese Characters are the basic carriers of Chinese culture and as an important tool for extending, spreading and exchanging idea. Chinese Characters contain information and will never be replaced by Alphabet.

Chinese Characters present a daunting challenge to foreigner as well as native Chinese. But good news, we have some secrets for you to study Chinese in a smarter way:  

 Even there is no alphabet but have Component Part (Radicals) in Chinese. The Most Common 20 Chinese Radicals which account 51% of total Chinese Characters

And the most 900 Characters cover 90% of daily usage in Chinese Newspaper, daily conversation…

GOOD news for you?!   Take our course to find more.

In each video, there is a section call "Vocabulary Builder", which is our many years’ effort in Chinese teaching as a secondary language.

The main features of "Vocabulary Builder" are:

1 The best possible English translations are given. The English translation is referring to Oxford Dictionary and other online dictionaries. Clear English translation is important for foreigner students to understand Chinese better, in which each Character may have many meanings.

2 Up-to-date and updating. We have go thought the whole Oxford Dictionary and other recourses to collect more than 60,000 phrases with the best translation possible for our reference in editing materials. We have added more than 4000 phrases into our database and including many modern phrases in our collection.

3 Indicating the difficulty level of Phrase according to HSK levels.

The Classification according to HSK levels and Frequency of usage of single Character. This is our creation you will not see in any dictionaries. This Classification provides a framework for selection of articles suitable for students’ level and evaluate their progress.

4 The most important thing is the Vocabulary Builder is more than a vocabulary list or new words for individual article, it is a language Builder based on the Chinese language’s special features and China National Reward methodology “集中识字·大量阅读·分步习作” "Literacy-Focused Learning, Mass Reading, Step-by-step Writing" educational system wins the First Class Reward by China Education Ministry in 2010. 

The Vocabulary Builder will find and list out the connections among Chinese Characters according the features of language such as Radical, the basic components of Chinese characters.

Who is the target audience?
  • It is the prefect start point for HSK takers
  • It is also a good starting point for ZERO beginners.
  • For who want to learn the secrets of how Chinese Characters were created
  • For who want to trace the roots of Chinese Characters and Expand Vocabulary in a Smart Way
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Journey begins here!
29 Lectures 04:39:54

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0002 二 贰 èr two

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0003 三叁仨 sān three

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0004 四 sì four

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0005 五伍 wǔ five

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0006 六陸 liù six

Origin of Chinese Characters -0007 qī seven

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0008 八捌 bā eight

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0009 九玖 jiǔ nine, many

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0010 十 拾 shí ten, topmost

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0011 日 rì Sun, Day, Daily

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0012 月 yuè the moon; month

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0013 明 míng bright; clear

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0014 水 shuǐ Water

Origin of Chinese Characters - 0016 山 shān hill, mountain

0017 石 HSK 1 LM 0467 石

0018 田 HSK 1 LM 0596 田

0019 土 HSK 1 LM 0151 土

0020 人 HSK 1 LM 0005 人

0021 大 HSK 1 LM 0017 大

0022 天 HSK 1 LM 0065 天

0023 木 HSK 1 LM 0125 木

0024 禾 HSK 1 LM 2303 禾

0026 来 HSK 1 LM 0042 來

0027 上 HSK 1 LM 0008 上

0029 下 HSK 1 LM 0014 下

0030 小 HSK 1 LM 0030 小
About the Instructor
David Yao
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founder of legoo mandarin online learning school

I am David Yao, the founder of legoomandarin dot com and Education Video (Edeo dot biz ), born in china, resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, holding Master degree from university Malaya, have 20 years’ experience in mandarin teaching for foreigners. 
Teaching is also a process of learning, especially for me. I enjoy the teaching and always try to find the better solutions from outside perspective ( I am not trained as teacher). The online education is the one of trend which will shape our future education. Combining my Master degree in IT and my mandarin teaching experience, I am focusing on mandarin Chinese online teaching and created many unique methods. The Online Video courses solutions combines my past 22 years’ efforts. The current and upcoming more 100 courses will prove that I am the top gun in mandarin teaching to non-native learners.