Akshay Swaminathan

Jan 31, 2020

5 min read

Should you learn to read Chinese characters? Maybe not yet

If your main goal is to read or write Chinese, then yes, you definitely have to learn characters. But what if your goal is speaking? Do you really need to learn how to read all of those complicated characters?

Just like children learn to speak before they learn to read, learning to speak Chinese before learning how to read characters will help you quickly reach

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