撇除文法、用語、音調,光是以外形圖像為主的文字系統,就讓中文在許多外國人眼裡成為最難學的語言之一,想要閱讀一篇基本的文章,就至少要先認識四千個中文字才行。加上中文字的拼寫方式也不是很規律,若是一個字沒有包含有用的部首偏旁或是語意提示,那就很容易忘記一個字的寫法了。




My dear Chineasians, 

Join me and the team for a big reveal in just a few days! After twelve months of hard work Chineasy is finally coming out and I couldn’t be more thrilled! 

So many of you have been sending messages to share their excitement and I really wish I could be with everyone of you to see your face as you discover the book. Since I can’t be in multiple locations at the same time (not yet, that would be so cool though…but I digress) I would love if you could take a selfie with your digital or hard copy of the book and share with me and team. You can share on our Facebook wall, on Twitter or Instagram using thehashtag #Chineasy. 

Here are my selfies for you ^^. 

I’ll spice it up a bit: Get the most likes on your shared selfie to win a large screensaver featuring 100 characters. You have until Sunday night 16th March to participate.

By the way, the character for reveal is 示, see if you can spot it in the book. You will also learn some other cool words and phrases to build around this character. 




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Small print (just in case you reeaaally want to know. ;-))

1) The entry instructions are part of the rules
2) Prizes must be accepted as offered. It is not transferable and there is no cash alternative
3) The competition is open to people of 18 or over. (Of course if you have creative children like I do, their contribution is more than welcome). Proof of identity and age may be required for winners.
4) The winning entry will be the shared selfie, using the hashtag #Chineasy, that gathered the most likes.
5) All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
6) Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
7) If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, we reserve the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant
8) The closing time for submission is 11.59 pm GMT 16th March 2014.
9) Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
10) One entry per person. No bulk or third-party entries.
11) The judges' decision is final
12) The selfie you submit to us must be of yourself. Please do not copy or use someone else’s image. You will lose the chance to win the prize if it’s found out.
13) Your entry must contain the hashtag #Chineasy to be valid. You will lose the chance to win the prize if it's missing.


"火"+"山"便是"火山"。
雖然這套方法並沒有完全按照象形字的演變規則編譯,而是直接以圖像直接連結文字套上印象,但是這種簡單的認知又能加深對字義的印象,應該對剛學習中文的人來說,是不錯的入門吧!