Learning to Write Chinese Characters by Hand.
Nciku, a Web site that bills itself as “more than a dictionary,” has a nifty feature that allows users to find Chinese characters by drawing them with a mouse. As you draw, possible character matches will appear in the box to the right of your drawing, with the results refined as your drawing progresses.
The Chinese system of writing basically consists of pictographs. Each pictograph stands for a word, with symbols being combined to form whole sentences.
Arch Chinese is a premier Chinese learning system crafted by Chinese teachers in the United States for Mandarin Chinese language learners at K-12 schools and universities. Designed from the start specifically for English speakers who have no or little knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, it offers a rich set of features with a slick and easy-to-use user interface.
Chinese works in a different way to Japanese, because Japanese has two sets of syllabaries (almost like alphabets) in addition to individual characters, and one of the syllabaries, Katakana, is used to write foreign names, or words brought over from foreign languages.
Well, here is a chart of 100 useful Chinese characters to know. Once you learn to recognize just a few of these basic characters, you'll find yourself noticing them wherever you find Chinese writing. Please note that the pronunciations given below are Mandarin (using Pinyin romanization) and when applicable, simplified characters are used instead of traditional.
Chinese to Pinyin converter. This Chinese Keyboard enables you to easily type Chinese online without installing Chinese keyboard.You can use your computer keyboard or mouse to type Chinese letters with this virtual keyboard. Pressing Esc on the Chinese keyboard layout will toggle the mouse input between virtual QWERTY keyboard and virtual Chinese keyboard.
Chinese Alphabet. Learning the Chinese alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Chinese language.