TED: Learn to read Chinese ...

ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the chinese characters and their meaning -- building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.

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+24 1. joka232 commented 6 years ago

that was quite easy to understand :) i was expecting something far more complicated
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+19 2. Baboon commented 6 years ago

shes fucking hot ok?
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+7 3. joeman commented 6 years ago

#1 same same...
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+3 4. Tarc commented 6 years ago

It won't teach you to "read Chinese", only to recognize a few individual simple characters, and as a word most of the time consists of several characters + no space between words it's a lifelong quest.
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+9 5. psBigFanSnotr commented 6 years ago

#2 or should I say, fire symbol, followed by woman symbol... right?
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+2 6. funkyging commented 6 years ago

Mnemonics are great for learning asian characters. If anyone does want to learn Chinese characters ( Japanese and chinese both mean the same they just sound different spoken) then i would suggest a man called James Heisig.

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0 7. huldu commented 6 years ago

3:02 That's what she said. Just pointing it out.
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+4 8. PaterSin commented 6 years ago

this will be useful when our Chinese overlords take over :D
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+1 9. bella1 commented 6 years ago

mmmmm woman
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+3 10. herrkaleun commented 6 years ago

couldn't decide between tedtalks.com and snotr.com, ended up watching A ted talk in snotr :)
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+3 11. LaoMa commented 6 years ago

Unfortunately she's teaching the traditional characters. The vast majority of Chinese haven't used them for more than 60 years now...
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0 12. irishgek commented 6 years ago


Off you go now ..

Oh great the chars do not show up :P
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-1 13. jackDjohnson commented 6 years ago

Row K, I chink I runderstand now !!! O:)