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By Joel Bellassen, Zhang Pengpeng, Joel Bellasen

This introductory path not just serves as a textbook but in addition as a advisor which, via numerous routes (etymology, semantics, linguistics, photos and culture), can help imagine in chinese language. the purpose of this path is to offer the chinese because it is: an international of symptoms with their starting place and the common sense in their composition, represented by means of the main often used ones. The four hundred characters featured in quantity 1 will assist you to realize at the least 70% of the characters utilized in books and newspapers.

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