Since its introduction, our Radical View map has been shared, tweeted, mentioned, liked, and pinned across the globe. We’ve heard from many Mandarin enthusiasts offering their appreciation, accolades, and encouragement. The response has been beyond our expectations.
We’re grateful and we’re inspired. Grateful for all the nice things you’ve said and inspired because we know you’re hungry for creative and innovative ways to learn Chinese characters.
Welcome to gotCharacters 2.0! Here you’ll find animated characters, stories, games, lessons, topic maps, and more, with new content added regularly. The story “Character Counts”—one of our favorites—is showcased below.
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A new twist on an old Chinese classic, this is the animated story of Zhang Wen, a concerned dad who hires a tutor to help his teenage son learn characters.
Read along (and read aloud) with the narrator to improve your reading and pronunciation skills. Pinyin and English translations help your reading comprehension. There’s a comic strip version of the story, which is also available as a poster.
Click Start below to see an excerpt!