Hacking Chinese

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Student Q&A, June 2024: How much time on flashcards, Remembering the Hanzi, and resources for learning characters

This week’s podcast episode (number 200) is a reader and listener Q&A, where I answer three questions about vocabulary acquisition in Chinese, including both characters and words.

This time, I’ve picked three questions:

  1. How much time should I spend on flashcards?
  2. Is Remembering the Hanzi by Heisig & Richardson good for learning characters?
  3. What resources are best for learning about the Chinese writing system?

Tune in to the Hacking Chinese Podcast to listen to the related episode:

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Links to things mentioned in the introduction

Links for question #1: Time on flashcards

Links for question #2: Remembering the Hanzi

Links for question #3: Writing system resources

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