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Tuttle Leaning Chinese Characters HSK – Level A

 Author: Alison Matthews and Laurence Matthews  Category: Chinese  Publisher: Tuttle Publishing  Published: December 20, 2011  Language: Chinese  File Size: 91.4 KB  Tags: ChineseLanguageLearning |  Download PDF


Tuttle Leaning Chinese Characters HSK – Level A by Alison Matthews and Laurence Matthews. There are 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.


Chinese characters are ideographical. Usually, one character represents one word or a morpheme (a unit for constructing a word), which means one character contains the combined information of sound (pronunciation), shape (what it looks like) and meaning.


China has become the world’s second-largest economy, its influence on global trade, business, and technology is undeniable. In today’s globalized world, the ability to communicate in more than one language is a significant asset, and learning Chinese can be particularly impactful.


  • Chinese is one of the most ancient languages still in use today.
  • Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world.
  • Chinese is a major language in numerous Southeast Asian countries.
  • The Chinese language doesn’t have an alphabet.
  • There are over 50,000 distinct Chinese characters.
  • You don’t need to learn all 50,000 characters!
  • Chinese has no articles, verb inflections, or plurals.
  • Chinese is an official UN language.
  • Chinese is a tonal language.
  • Challenging but not hard to learn.
  • Chinese follows different calligraphy styles.
  • Chinese has borrowed words from English.
  • The world’s most famous people are learning Chinese as a second language!
  • The Chinese language has number symbols.
  • Learning Chinese makes you smart!