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Radicals sorted by their first occurrence in HSK

By Confused Laowai | Date: October 15th, 2012 | Category: Experiments
HSK characters

I was looking at my blog’s web analytics when I saw a few hits coming from Skritter’s forum. I headed on over and found an interesting topic. Is there a list of radicals sorted by their first occurrence in HSK? So, basically, show the components based on their entry into an HSK level. I decided to spend the day and code this up using code from HanziJS. It was interesting question and I was curious […]

What do you know if you learned the most frequent Chinese characters?

By Confused Laowai | Date: August 20th, 2012 | Category: Experiments
wordchart

I have developed an interest in Chinese characters and statistics recently. This interest comes from my research into Chinese orthography and spaced repetition systems for my Master’s degree. For instance the effects of radicals on sub-conscious level on recall of Chinese characters. One question popped into my head the other day on the ratio between Chinese character knowledge versus Chinese vocabulary knowledge. As you might know, most Chinese words are formed with the combination of […]