What Character Is That?: An Easy-Access Dictionary of 5,000 Chinese Characters

by Ping-gam Go | Reference | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by aetm of Austin, Texas USA on 12/11/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by aetm from Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
"This dictionary has been referred to as the Rosetta Stone of the Chinese language. A Chinese Dictionary for the Western Mind. This dictionary is a must for every Chinese language student because it is the only dictionary indexed by the root of the character, named the radical. Most Chinese dictionaries are indexed by the pronunciation or the complexity of the character, that is, by the number of strokes in the character. The unique feature of this dictionary is that the characters are looked up using the English word of the radical of a character instead of the number of strokes or the pronunciation of the character. This simple rearrangement dramatically narrows the field of search for any given character. This dictionary teaches how to identify the radical and also provides its etymology to help with memorization"

Oh, why did I even have this book somewhere? Optimism. I have always wanted to learn everything, so being able to decipher the basics of chinese characters definitely falls under the category of that everything. But the realism kicks in: if I'll ever learn any chinese (more than "thank you"), it'll be in braille. My eyes don't really have the resolution to be able to decipher the so called regular print, or giant print... hopefully this book will be more usable to someone else out there.

Journal Entry 2 by aetm at The Bookshelf in Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/15/2019 UTC) at The Bookshelf in Austin, Texas USA

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