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A Chinese Character a Day Practice Pad: Volume 1 (Paperback)

A Chinese Character a Day Practice Pad: Volume 1 (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Philip Yungkin Lee
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Chinese Characters
List Price: $16.95

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Similar in concept to Tuttle's successful Kanji-a-Day and Kana-a-Day practice pads, this learning tool provides an enjoyable and motivating way for the learner to practice writing Chinese characters. The practice pad comes in the form of a memo block containing basic instructions, plus 365 numbered sheets: one per day for a year of learning, or more than one per day for faster progress!In writing Chinese characters, it is essential to follow the correct stroke-order and create uniform, well-proportioned, squarish shapes, rather than rectangular or rounded ones. Constant practice in the early stages of learning is vital in order for these habits to become second nature as you learn more and more characters.Essential help in learning to write the character is provided in diagrams showing its components and configuration, and above all, the stroke-order. Around the edge of each page, a set of 28 squares allow the user to first trace the character on top of the model, and then practice writing it independently.

About the Author
Philip Yungkin Lee is a native speaker of Chinese, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has published several language learning titles and has received a Teaching Excellence award from his university. He is also the author of Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary, Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book, Pocket Cantonese Dictionary and Essential Cantonese Phrase Book.


Product Details
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (June 2004)
  • Language: Chinese
  • ISBN: 0804833885
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.

Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Better than you think, January 14, 2005

Reviewer: K. Ericson "ericsonk" (Fort Wayne, Indiana United States)

This is not a calendar going by month and day, but lists the day of the year as a number (1-365). Notice on the package it IS listed as a "Practice Pad" and not as a calendar at all. I'd like to give it 4.5 stars, if I could; I only wish it came with a stand. I found the characters helpful. The stroke order is given, along with three chances to trace the character and 25 more chances to write it yourself without the tracing. It gives the simplified form of the character, but also the traditional form, if available. The box contains a "handout" with pronounciation helps. I have this calendar at work, and I work on the "charcater of the day" before checking my email! 8-)


5 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nice introduction to Chinese Charcters but NOT a Calendar, January 13, 2005

Reviewer: YuSubstitution (University Park, PA)

First of all this item is not a Calendar. While the pages are listed as "Day 1, Day 2, ..." and etc. there are no dates. However, it does have a good selection of words appropriate for the beginning Chinese student. However there is no indication of stroke orders, which is limits this product's use. In the end you're probably better off buying a real character book and doing the "one a day" on your own.


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