It seems that most people come to the blog for the HSK mnemonic sheets, so I'm taking them up again. I'm going to extend the mnemonic sheets past the HSK 1 to include the Grasshopper Level (200 characters) from Mandarin Poster. That means that whether you are studying the HSK 1 list or the 200... Continue Reading →
Finally, I have the next batch of HSK characters along with a template for you to make your own mnemonics 🙂 Have fun with it.
Here comes the next batch of HSK. Remember that these character sheets are simply to learn how to write the characters beautifully, not to learn the characters. That's why I provide a mnemonics sheet, which you should look at first. Go on and practice them with Anki or Skritter, then go back and learn the... Continue Reading →
Next set of HSK 1 characters. Notice I didn't draw the stroke orders. That's because it's up to you to find stroke orders 😛 Things are a little slow this week because of some bureaucratic processes at the university. I might also include a mnemonics sheet instead of writing a post about the characters. I've... Continue Reading →
Here is the second set of characters from the HSK 1 list: 8. 中 (zhōng): center; china (as in the middle kingdom); middle [It has an alternate pronunciation "zhòng" that means hit.] 9. 国 (gúo): country; national [As in 中国- middle kingdom i.e. China.] 10. 大 (dà): big; great; important; strong; loud heavy [It's obviously... Continue Reading →
In this lesson, I'm going to introduce the HSK lists. If you haven't heard of the HSK, you can google it, or take my word for it as it being the Chinese proficiency exam. The exam includes various sections and according to the level there are a certain number of characters tested. We're going to... Continue Reading →