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dusty1 Post time: 2014-5-13 10:20
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Home is 家, now compare to the character they show.
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MisterPanda Post time: 2014-5-13 10:23
Home is 家, now compare to the character they show.

Ok, I'll ask my wife.

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you are very smart

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Although there exist many Chinese characters,you need mastered are not many in daily life.

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Being able to read 40% of the words in a newspaper is pointless, you can pick out words but not read sentances and will be able to make little sense of what is written

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futsanglung Post time: 2014-5-17 17:40
Being able to read 40% of the words in a newspaper is pointless, you can pick out words but not read ...

Chinese has, according to reliable sources, some 9500 characters. Mastering 10% of them, that is around 950 is enough to read a newspaper (maybe not all the characters but some can be infered by knowing the radical). A band 6 HSK exam is composed of around 1200 characters; this can give you access to study in some universities in the country.

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longzhou Post time: 2014-5-18 13:24
Chinese has, according to reliable sources, some 9500 characters. Mastering 10% of them, that is a ...

Most sources say that there are around 1800 to 2000 characters in regular use, the average high school leaver knows over 1400.

The OP said that knowing 200 characters can get you to understand a newspaper, I dispute that and even knowing radicals can only get you so far, for example you may know the words for speak and see but if you do not know the word for electric how can you understand TV or telephone?

The first two characters you need to know are those for Ladies and Gents, very useful

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