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Learn Chinese with Chineasy characters

Posted by rod - 06.05.2013

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If you ever wanted to learn Chinese and never got around to doing it or felt it was to difficult this could be your chance. Chineasy is a project by Shao Lan who has developed together with illustrator Noma Bar an easy to understand Chinese character set. As you can see in the images above, each character incorporates an illustration which reveals the meaning of it.

“Over the past two years, I have deconstructed nearly two thousand of the most frequently used Chinese characters and identified the top one hundred ”components”. These components are similar to the different shapes and sizes of LEGO® bricks. To create more characters, you just need to combine two or three (and sometimes four or five) of these components together.”

If you have been following CreativeRoots since 2010 you may remember the Mandagrams project which is quite similar. If you haven’t, I recommend you to check out part 1 and part 2

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