Think learning to read and write Chinese is impossible?
By mastering just 1500 characters you'll have access to 95% of written Chinese.
Hanzi WallChart is an essential tool for mastering the high-frequency characters.
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“This poster was a revelation. It brought to light the most important lesson of language learning: what you study is more important than how you study.”
--Tim Ferris (Author of The Four-Hour Work Week), talking about his chart of common Japanese characters
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why am I having trouble ordering from within China?
A: If you live in China and you're using a virtual private network (VPN) to access PayPal, there can be problems. To PayPal, it looks like you're on the internet in one country, using a credit card from a second one, and shipping to a third (China)! You can understand why they'd be a bit jumpy about that . . . and it's probably for the best, really.
But that doesn't help you place your order. What does help is to use your credit card address as the delivery address. Simply include the address in China where you'd like it shipped instead in the “notes” section of your PayPal order, and we'll get it shipped to the right place! Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure that it gets to the right place.
Q: Where is my package?
Q: Do you deliver to the USA / UK / Canada / Netherlands / Australia / Timbuktu / my lovely country?
Q: I don't use PayPal. Can I still buy a WallChart?
Q: What's the HSK? Is that important?
Q: Do your charts use simplified characters or traditional ones?
Q: Do you sell Cantonese posters?
Q: Is there any overlap between the Hanzi WallChart and the HSK Vocabulary WallChart?
Q: Buying paper WallCharts and paying for shipping is too expensive for me! Can't I just print them off myself?
P.S. Nearly forgot—there's another cool Tim Ferris quote I wanted to share with you.
“Students are subordinate to materials, much like novice cooks are subordinate to recipes.
If you select the wrong material, the wrong textbook, the wrong group of words, it doesn’t matter how much (or how well) you study.
It doesn’t matter how good your teacher is.
One must find the highest-frequency material. Material beats method."
This is why we worked so hard at compiling only the characters that you'd need the most.
Chinese actually has tens of thousands of characters, but most of them are so rare that it's not worth learning them. It was quite a job narrowing the characters down for the Hanzi WallChart, but the result is something we're really proud of.