Chinese Character Flashcards 888
Author/Publisher: China Books and Periodicals, Inc
Emphasis: Chinese Characters, Flashcard
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
List Price: $32.95
- Reading level: Ages 4-8
- Misc. Supplies
- Publisher: China Books & Periodicals; Flashcards edition
- Language: English
- ISBN: 0835126781
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5.8 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.0 pounds.
- Average Customer Review:
based on 7 reviews.
|52 of 52 people found the following review
Useful Tool for Memorizing Chinese Characters, October 30, 2004
Since I have both "Chinese in a Flash" and "Chinese Character
Flashcards 888" flashcard sets, I wanted to offer a comparison between
Flashcards 888 are organized in the order of frequency of use of
characters; Chinese in a Flash are arranged in the order of frequency
and complexity. Someone learning Chinese language is more likely to
encounter characters in the order presented in Chinese in a Flash cards.
Flashcards 888 are of a sturdier quality than Chinese in a Flash cards.
Both are approximately the same size.
Both have radicals mentioned. On Flashcards 888, radicals are provided
in the upper right corner on the front of the card; on Chinese in a
Flash cards, beside the radical is also noted the name of the character
as well as character components.
On Flashcards 888, you'll also find a stroke order, helpful to know when
you practice writing characters; Chinese in a Flash cards, do not
provide a stroke order.
Both sets also mention several character combinations, together with
their pronounciation in pinyin and the meaning in English.
Chinese in a Flash also provide a sample sentence where the particular
character / word is used; Flashcards 888 don't.
Flashcards come in one set of 888 cards; Chinese in Flash come in two
sets of 448 cards.
I am very happy with both sets and enjoy using them both.
|25 of 26 people found the following review
Best of a limited field, August 7, 2003
The approach is right, the type of information is right, and the
cards are sturdy and sturdily packaged. There aren't a whole lot of
flashcard sets on the market for learning Chinese, which sort of
surprised me, but these are still pretty good in terms of the range of
products I could anticipate.
My only real complaint about this edition is that they are
simplified-character primary. I'm learning traditional, and I think it's
a lot easier to go from traditional to simplified than the other way
around. The traditional characters are available on the front only of
the flashcards only (along with the standard simplified), so it's not a
complete loss, but the traditional font size is about 1/5 that of the
main simplified character (which just exacerbates the problem of
learning complex traditional characters), and the backs and index cards
don't have the traditional characters at all. I went through the first
few chapters of my textbook so I could pull the right flashcards out,
but it was extra tedious because I'd have to constantly double-check the
textbook's index to be see if there were a simplified version that I
should be looking for on the flashcard index.
|1 of 1 people found the following review
comentario, February 27, 2006
muy útil,estupendo juego de cartas, espero publiquen al menos otras
880 más. El envío sin problemas y el pago seguro, gracias.
|5 of 7 people found the following review
Nice Tool for working on Chinese, March 11, 2005
These cards are a very nice tool for learning Chinese. I'm in my
third year of Mandarin Chinese. I have discovered that to truly learn
the language, you MUST learn the characters. The best way to learn them
is by repetition. I used to make my own flashcards until I discovered
these. Very useful, decent quality. If you are serious about learning
Mandarin, or taking a college-level course, I would recommend them.
|9 of 10 people found the following review
Great support for my Chinese course, December 26, 2002
I am taking Chinese in College and I got these to help out. The index
is very helpful for pulling out the characters I am currently learning
for each chapter. I wish the characters were a little bigger, but these
are the best and most complete set that I could find anywhere.
|12 of 13 people found the following review
A fantastic resource for those learning Chinese!, October 27,
This is an indispensable resource for learning Chinese characters.
The flashcards are high quality and a perfect size that balances
readability and portability. The front of the card contains the
character in large font, and also the frequency of usage, character
radical, traditional character equivalent (if different), and stroke
order. The back of the card contains the pinyin pronunciation, the
definition of the character, and a number of words that contain the
character, along with each definition.
I have only one complaint with the flashcards. Because of a lack of
space, the stroke orders are sometimes abbreviated, combining a few
steps. It isnï¿½t always apparent which of the combined strokes should
be written first. Stroke order aside, this is the best set of
Chinese-language flashcards that I have come across.
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