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Title: Overview


1
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2
Overview
  • When
  • - Use pinyin when you only know the sound of the
    word and want to know how it is written. Use it
    when you write.
  • - Use radical and number of strokes when you
    want to know the sound and/or meaning of the
    word. Use it when you read.
  • How
  • - Pinyin method
  • - Radical method

3
Pinyin Method
  • 1. You know how to say peng2 you3
  • 2. Now you want to know how to write it.
  • 3. Take your dictionary.
  • 4. Flip through the page till peng
  • 5. Find the second tone pengs.
  • 6. Check the meanings and find ?.
  • 7. Now try you3

4
An Example
5
Radical Method
  • 1. Now you have the character ? and want to
    know how to read it and what it means.
  • 2. Pick the radical ? and find it in the
    radical index table with a radical number next
    to it.
  • 3. Find the radical category/column according to
    the radical number in the next table of
    characters.
  • 4. Count how many strokes for the rest of the
    character, ?.
  • 5. Find the character under the corresponding
    stroke number heading, e.g. ??.
  • 6. Find the character and youll see the pinyin.
    Now you know what to do.

6
An example
7
Online dictionary
  • Try out this site
  • http//www.mandarintools.com/chardict.html
  • You can copy and paste a character into the box
    and search for its sound and meaning.
  • You can use pinyin and radical methods we just
    learned.
  • You can enter English and get the Chinese
    equivalent.
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