Learn Chinese Characters

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Do you want to learn to read and write Chinese characters?

Unfortunately, we no longer offer the Cantonese/Mandarin audios on this website. We sincerely hope that you benefited from those lessons, and wish you the best with your continued efforts with spoken Chinese.

However, if you're interested in learning how to read and write Chinese, we still offer the Chinese character learning tools, including both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

Lesson #1 (start here)

Learn 4000 traditional Chinese characters

Learn 4000 simplified Chinese characters

Not sure which Chinese characters to learn?

Simplified Chinese characters are used in China and Singapore, while traditional characters are used in Hong Kong and Taiwan. However, since the simplified system is based on the traditional one, more than half of commonly used characters are the same in both styles. Therefore, knowing one style definitely helps with learning the other.

More about the writing styles

For advanced learners

Some Chinese proverbs

Calligraphy samples