Where to Start When Learning to Draw Chinese Characters

12 Dec

Chinese is an interesting language, but it is a little hard for some. There are many benefits of learning Chinese in today’s world. And if you are trying to learn how to draw Chinese characters for fun, no problem! We have found a few things to consider that all beginners should know prior to starting to learn the Chinese language. However, the first and foremost thing to keep in mind is that eventually you must need to know how to draw Chinese characters.

What is Pinyin?

As previously discussed, Chinese characters don’t seem to be phonetic, which means they have no obvious sounds attributed to them. Instead, they’re pictographs or symbols that represent completely different ideas and/or thoughts. These symbols work well for visual communication through writing and reading.

As an example, let’s draw a human figure that everyone will scrutinize to one point or another.

This happens once individuals from completely different nations get along and try to speak. So why is there a problem? Because of the variance in language and culture, a person from nation A may pronounce it “person,” while someone in nation B may see the same figure and pronounce it completely different. They may even possibly say a completely different word, not even remotely close to the figure that nation A would be accustomed to hearing, such as “potato.” This is one reason Pinyin was created. Pinyin, which uses the more common Roman script, came to be to resolve this problem, as well as to create an easier way to pronounce words in Mandarin Chinese correctly for those of us not familiar with Chinese characters. That’s why, before learning a way to look at, pronounce or to draw Chinese characters, you should try to learn Pinyin first. Once you have mastered Pinyin with your Chinese tutor, together with mastering Chinese tones, you should then move onto learning how to read and draw Chinese characters.

What is the best way to learn the Chinese language?

Now you probably do not have time to travel to China and study with a native Chinese person overseas. Don’t worry. There are quite a few package programs and online courses available where native Chinese speakers teach you each step of learning and mastering the Chinese language, starting with the pronunciation and tones all the way through learning Pinyin and how to draw Chinese characters, and everything in between. If you want to truly master the Chinese language, you must use these programs. It’s next to impossible to be taught how to pronounce the four Chinese tones unless you hear them directly from a native Chinese speaker. It is for all these reasons that being taught the Chinese language online is probably one of the best ways to learn this fabulous language.

 

 

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