we have listened to your requests and decided to publish a set of physical flashcards designed to help you learn faster and more efficiently. This set of flashcards which we have named Core Vocabulary, includes 300 most frequently used words and characters and covers most of the vocabulary from our Module 1.
The flashcards feature Pinyin, Chinese characters and English pronunciation. A third of the cards have additional explanations and example sentences. For example, under the word 颜色 YánSè (colour) we’ve also added the different colours: black, blue, green, red etc to make it easier for you to memorise relevant characters in one go.
Some of the characters we find are more challenging than others, so we’ve provided a simple example sentence to make it easier for you to understand it. For example: 随便 SuíBiàn means ‘casual’ or ‘casually’, but, if you ask me, it’s still difficult to understand what exactly is meant by that. That’s why we’ve included a simple sentence: 随便你 SuíBiàn Nǐ – ‘as you wish’, ‘as you please’.
We’ve also included common phrases such as ‘happy birthday’, ‘bon voyage’ and ‘have a good weekend!’.
The flashcards are currently with our printer, but since we really couldn’t wait to share this news with you, we’ve asked them to print a sample.
The entire set of 300 cards will be available for purchase through our website in the upcoming weeks with a special price for our members.
We are currently also designing a A1-size poster with 50 most commonly used radicals. The radicals are those bits of characters which can be found in characters that are somehow related to each other. For example the radical 女, which means ‘woman’, is featured in the characters for mother 妈, older sister 姐 and the pronoun ‘she’ 她.
The poster will feature the radicals themselves, their variations and examples, which will extremely benefit those who wish to acquire their vocabulary faster and those who are interested in writing in Chinese. We will share the photos of those as well, as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your great ideas and support! Let us know your suggestions in the comments below or through our email.