Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chinese radicals - Step 1 to memorize chinese characters easily

One of the simplest way to get a quick grip of Chinese characters is to learn radicals. Radicals is a word itself or it can be part of a more complex word. Most of the time, radicals will give you a hint or clue to guess the real meaning of a more complex character. For example 女 which means female. When combined with another characters, it will formed another meaning.

The character below, 媽 means mother. Mother is a female. Therefore, 女 is part of the word. You get the meaning right?

Feel free to comment if there's further questions. In our first few lessons, we are going to learn about radicals, and you will be able to memorize hundreds of words in a very short time.

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