As Chinese learners, we are always looking for tools and hacks to increase our Chinese learning efficiency. We want to learn as fast and as efficiently as possible. So today, we’re putting two techniques to the test: Chinese character components vs. radicals. How do they stack up? Which should you choose to learn?
While Chinese radicals have interesting use, Chinese components bring more benefits to your learning. Let’s explore so we can prove that to you!
Scientists in China believe they have found the way to make learning Chinese a lot more efficient than any other method currently on offer. They say you’ll learn more useful Chinese characters in less time or with less effort. So what is their method all about? Networking Chinese characters together —using the simple characters to learn the more complex ones— and mixing them with frequencies of use. Is this the key to optimal Chinese learning? Could this be an efficient learning strategy for learning Chinese?