Saturday, 5 July 2014

千字文 (One Word at a Time)

Despite its lofty reputation, the 千字文 is, really, just a vocabulary list.

I've been creating my own resources for the Qiān Zì Wén (千字文) for a few months now.  All of the available books presume that the reader is already entirely fluent in Chinese, and that is a shame; a foreign beginner (such as myself) really can benefit from working through it systematically.  It isn't easy, but if it were easy it wouldn't be worth doing.