Chineasy — A creative way to learn Chinese
China is already a key player in our world, but for many of us it’s so far away for so many reasons, geography, culture, language and more… With this simple and ingenious method of “ChinEasy”, you can learn to read Chinese in no time, it’s essential for creating business opportunities and if you plan to travel to this far east gem sometimes in the future.
I originally came across this brilliant project a couple years ago, in it’s early days as a small kickstarter campaign which I backed. It drove me into it because as we all know it’s very hard to learn how to read Chinese. To me everything looked the same, and I didn’t have so many brain cells to memorize it all… and still maybe also because of the amazing Chinese culture, this language stayed mysterious and intriguing to me. Then came “ShaoLan Hsueh”, the inventor of “Chineasy”, she found a very creative way to make learning to read Chinese very easy and even fun. By associating every symbol in Chinese to its visual meaning, you can actually learn how to read and this complicated language starts to make sense.
To practice and master the key characters of the revolutionary visual method I recommend you to also get this essential companion to Chineasy a 60 gorgeous full-color flashcards which takes the fun in learning Chinese to the next step.
Learn to read and write Chinese with Chineasy — a groundbreaking approach that transforms key Chinese characters into pictograms for easy recall and comprehension.
Chinese is one of the oldest written languages, and one of the most difficult to master, especially for Westerners. With Chineasy, learning and reading Chinese has never been simpler or more fun. Breaking down the Great Wall of Language, iShaoLan Hsueh draws on her entrepreneurial and cultural background to create a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of written Chinese. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she transforms Chinese characters into charming pictograms that are easy to remember.
In Chineasy, she teaches the key characters, called radicals, that are the language’s foundation, and then shows how they can be combined to form new words and even phrases. Once you’ve mastered these key characters, you can practice your skills with three stories — a fairy tale, an Asian legend, and a contemporary fable — told using the radicals.
With Chineasy, readers of all ages will be able to navigate a Chinese menu, read signs and billboards, and grasp the meaning of most articles in a Chinese newspaper.