Chinese Blockbuster 2
Second Step towards Reading Fluency in Chinese
You are well on your way to successfully learn to read Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world.
This second volume follows the comprehensive, fun and pragmatic approach where characters are brought to life through funny and dramatic stories as well as why-didn’t-I-think-of-that mnemonics. Its building blocks, definitions and pronunciations are all part of the memorization process, allowing you to remember all aspects of a specific character in one fell swoop.
The Chinese Blockbuster series covers all aspects of a Chinese character:
- Its simplified and traditional forms
- The building blocks making up each form
- Its various definitions
- Its various pronunciations in Mandarin
- Its known etymology, ancient meanings and shapes
- Examples of use
- Additional information, such as its frequency of use and other fascinating facts
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 second book of the series and its print and electronic versions can be purchased on Amazon.
The electronic version is also available on Apple, Nook and Kobo.
Here are some sample pages taken from Chinese Blockbuster 2:
Here are some Amazon’s reviews from all over the world:
I started learning Chinese characters with the first book of the series and I recommend starting with Book 1. Many of the most frequently used characters are described in Book 1 and you will encounter them as building blocks for the characters introduced in Book 2. I was amazed to see how quickly my learning is progressing with this approach. And best of all, I had fun learning.”