Book 1

Chinese Blockbuster 1

Chinese Blockbuster, book 1

How to Reach Reading Fluency in Chinese

With over 1 billion users, Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Add to that the economic importance of China in the world economy and you end up with a situation where knowing Chinese is becoming a necessity.

Yet, most people are limited in their interaction with one fifth of the world population because of the false assumption that ‘Chinese, with its weird alphabet and sound, is too hard to learn.’

The Chinese Blockbuster Series helps you to bust out of that mental block for good! When you are done with the Series, you will be able to read everything in Chinese that comes your way, like Chinese texts written with traditional characters, recent novels as well as newspapers published in mainland China, street signs displayed in the China towns of the world or tattoos your friends or movie stars may have on their body.

The Chinese Blockbuster Series is the blueprint that takes you all the way to reading fluency by teaching:

  • How to learn both forms of a Chinese character (simplified and traditional)
  • How to recall the building blocks or components making up each form
  • How to remember the various definitions of a character
  • How to remember the various pronunciations of a character in Mandarin
  • Additional facts concerning the character, such as its frequency of use, its etymology, or its ancient meanings and shapes

The details of each character are imprinted in your brain by way of funny, dramatic or true stories, allowing you to remember all aspects of a specific character in one fell swoop. You will effectively learn to recognize and pronounce all the Chinese characters you are bound to see, while being entertained!

The goal of the Chinese Blockbuster Series is not limited to teaching you the ‘top few Chinese characters you need to know to get by,’ only to realize later that you don’t get anywhere with such a limited number of characters. It covers what is necessary for reaching reading fluency in modern Chinese.

This is the first book of the series and its print and electronic versions can be purchased on Amazon.


Here are some sample pages taken from Chinese Blockbuster 1:

Read Chinese characters with Chinese Blockbuster, Book 1


Read Chinese characters with Chinese Blockbuster, Book 1


Read Chinese characters with Chinese Blockbuster, Book 1


Read Chinese characters with Chinese Blockbuster, Book 1


Here are some Amazon’s reviews from all over the world:

Amazon's five stars
“This is an absolutely phenomenal series of books! Though there are many books for learning Chinese characters, none of them come even close to this series in terms of utility and efficiency. If you are trying to learn Chinese characters, you owe it to yourself to at least go to the author’s website and have a look at the free sample PDF. I could not recommend this book any more.

Pour avoir travaillé avec les 4 volumes, qui représentent un peu plus de 1.500 caractères, présentant à la fois les caractères simplifiés et traditionnels, je peux affirmer qu’il est possible d’apprendre ces 1.500 caractères en un peu moins d’un mois et demi.
Ceci pour tous ceux qui affirment que le Chinois est une langue difficile !
Evidemment, après il reste à apprendre les mots, mais c’est plus simple lorsque, quelque soit la méthode que vous utilisez, 99 % des caractères vous sont connus. Et les mots sont parfois un peu déroutants, mais répondent en général à une logique qui permet de les retenir assez facilement.
Comme en plus il n’y a pas de grammaire (conjugaisons, singulier/pluriel, masculin/féminin, déclinaisons) …