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How many Chinese characters do we have to learn to be able to read?
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kisskyu profile picture kisskyu   
In Chinese Dictionary, there are 3600 characters are in common used.
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 09:44100% GOOD (1 votes)
  • vincent profile picture vincent   
      Jan 23, 2017 @ 19:52
sun79 profile picture sun79   
I remember that our educational center for illiterates chose a book called 《常用2000字》 for textbook. So I figure 2k characters might be enough for regular newspaper, fictions reading.
While I learn English, I fell word is essential for further learning but the most boring part of it too.
I recommend to learn basic Chinese characters such as 2k ASAP, no need to learn them by rote, especially their varieties of meanings, roughly understanding is enough, then master them profoundly by means of widely reading, also you’ll extend your characters finally by this way.
    Feb 20, 2017 @ 03:36Vote now!
Kyanne profile picture Kyanne   
5000 characters
then u get no trouble with reading papers
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 11:46Vote now!
  • vincent profile picture vincent   
    Thanks for your answer
      Jan 23, 2017 @ 19:52