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Most Common Character Poster
Learning the common Chinese characters and need a visual reference?
Our popular Hanzi Wallchart poster of the 1500 Most Common Chinese characters is now free in PDF form.
You can download (and print) it in either Simplified or Traditional variants from the members' area.
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Added bonuses include the Roadmap to Chinese (pictured) and more.
Our extensive and carefully curated list of all the best Chinese resources (mainly free) available on the internet right now. We tried out what's available to help you learn Chinese and selected the best resources for different stages of your journey.
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We've carefully prepared lists of the most common Chinese characters to help guide your study of written Chinese. Did you know that the most common 1500 characters make up 95% of all written Chinese? Despite there being more than 50,000 characters thankfully a few thousand will get you to literacy.
Few thousand still sound like a lot? Don't worry too much - part of Sensible Chinese's mission is to make the characters more understandable and easier to handle. Even, dare I say it, fun!
One of the common mistakes beginners make when learning Chinese characters is to focus on learning individual characters.
The vast majority of Chinese words are actually two characters long and the individual character's meanings can shift depending on what word the character is in.
We've prepared graphics of the 100 most common characters and the most commonly used words that use these characters to help you learn characters in context.
Fast-track to Chinese fluency
For early beginner's our Week 1 in Chinese course takes you step by step through the first vital stages of Chinese. By the end of the week you'll be talking (and typing) with native Chinese speakers.
This 7 hour step-by-step video course teaches you everything you need to be able to learn the 2000-3000 characters you need for literacy. I'll show you the system I used to learn 75-100 characters per day.