Chinese Flashcards

Integrated Chinese Flashcards

Chinese flashcards are an excellent way to learn Mandarin Chinese easily through character memorization. One of the best are Tuttle Chinese Flashcards.

Tuttle Chinese Flashcards Overview

So what is the attraction of the Tuttle Chinese flashcards? For starters, you will be studying Chinese in a flash in different volumes. You get root words, compounds, related words and definitions as part of the integrated flashcard package. A wealth of sample sentences in both English and Mandarin Chinese are included in the pack. The Chinese flashcards are arranged in  ascending order of character frequency and difficulty. The kit also contains Pinyin romanizations of all the characters that have been used in the teaching material.

Flashcard Features

These integrated Chinese flashcards are published by Tuttle Publishing in Hong Kong and marketed in Japan; Asia-Pacific; North America, Latin America and Europe and Indonesia. Those of us schooled in reading and writing the Roman alphabet often find it difficult to write the Chinese alphabets; learning the Chinese characters is probably the most problematic aspect of trying to learn Chinese.

On the front of each Chinese flashcard you will find a single Chinese character in a large clear font, making each character easily recognizable. When the traditional and the simplified forms differ, you will find that these cards have been marked accordingly to show both forms. On the bottom of each flashcard, you will find many compounds containing the featured character that are shown in various positions within the word.

Integrated Chinese FlashcardsThe back of each flashcard is more detailed and contains a great depth of information such as the English meaning of the character; a sample sentence in English and Chinese; information about the radical and character component parts and the Pinyin Romanization of the character. For easy memorization of the English name and form, you will also find the semantic, phonetic and other components composition.

The short sample sentence on each Chinese flashcard shows the word the character represents and its use in a typical sentence. Apart from the Pinyin Romanization, you find an idiomatic translation as well.

To help students recognize larger numbers of characters and identify them easily, the characters within a sentence are divided into words; the characters are affiliated with their romanization translation.

Easy To Use and Remember

Tuttle Chinese flashcards are an easy way of gradually increasing one’s knowledge of Chinese characters. Formatted in a highly compact manner, the integrated Chinese flashcards are a great study aid, they’re easily portable and can be used whenever one has a few minutes to spare. Frequent repetition is essential to mastering the Chinese language. For example, when relaxing over a cup of coffee, pull out your cards and do a bit of studying. It all adds up!


You can get a great deal on Tuttle Chinese flashcards on Amazon.  Buy volume 1 for example, online for only $16.47 instead of the original price of $24.95, and save 34% off the original price. What’s more, you will be eligible for a free super saver shipping deal if your total order is $25 or more. You can also get volumes 2, 3 and 4 on Amazon.

Mandarin Chinese Study In Taiwan

Mandarin Chinese Study In Taiwan

Before focusing on the details about studying Mandarin in Taiwan, we’ll summarize some basics about studying Mandarin Chinese that anyone interested in even visiting Taiwan should probably take note of. First, to start studying Mandarin in Taiwan, one should almost definitely contact a professional Chinese school or instructor.

Casually picking up Chinese by learning “on the street” doesn’t quite work as effectively as it might with Western languages which are similar in nature. In Mandarin Chinese, there are strict pronunciation and grammar rules you must learn in order to speak properly.  However, after only a few months of Mandarin Chinese study it is possible to improve through self-study and practicing with Taiwanese friends and acquaintances.

Traditional or Simplified Chinese Characters?

It is vital to understand that there is one main difference between Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan and that in Mainland China: the characters. In Taiwan ‘fan ti zi’ or traditional characters are in use, while in Mainland China, the characters have undergone simplification resulting in simplified characters which have replaced the original versions…Read the full article on Studying Mandarin Chinese In Taiwan