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The Value of Learning Write Chinese Characters
Posted by: Mandarin.Garden (IP Logged)
Date: June 11, 2015 03:06AM
I only recently learned to read and write Chinese. I’m not as good as a native but now I have the tools to check my understanding and look up whatever I need on my iphone. Throuh learn Chinese at Mandaringarden in Shanghai that I realized if you can’t write it is not possible to use the dictionary. The importance of being able to write by hand is the following. I was quite proud that my reading was getting pretty good. Now that I learn wrote in Chinese instead of a two sentence e mail I got a whole paragraph. There were many characters I didn’t remember which put me in a panic. Now that I have my iphone and can write, I draw the character in my iphone and the dictionary tells me how to pronounce it in Mandarin by giving me the pinyin, a sound bite and also gives me the English. I learned to write a couple thousand characters which I promptly forgot when I’m not using them.  I didn’t forget how to draw to copy a character into my iphone. Because I learned to control the drawing I can look up any word in the dictionary. This helps me checking contracts, mail and anything I need to know in Mandarin.

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