Learn Chinese Characters Easily

The Chinese language, an instant thought of mind would be to think "crazy" or "impossible to learn" but when living in China like myself, to learn and understand the Chinese language is vital and key attribute to have in order to fit in with the Chinese culture and lifestyle. This could mean in terms of ordering food at dinner, navigating when travelling in a taxi, negotiating a price within a local Chinese market and of course communicating with friends,staff and locals.

Whilst living in China, I have always had an interest of learning the spoken Chinese but have wandered away from the visual characteristics of the language due to the visual complexity, artistic forms and majorly the amount of individual characters that need to be memorized.

However, this week I came across a webpage called Chineasy, enlightening and twisting my perspective of not wanting to learn the Chinese characters, into wanting to learn!


Chineasy is a Chinese teaching syllabus which uses fun and friendly creatives visuals within the characters themselves. For example, they character for "fire" represents the form a flame, of which Chineasy have studied and created a flame icon/symbol around the "strokes" of the character. A carefully selected range of orange shades has been selected, contrasting well with the jet black colour of the character, and illustrating the meaning through aesthetics.


The Chinese language, an instant thought of mind would be to think "crazy" or "impossible to learn" but when living in China,like myself, to learn and understand the Chinese language is vital and key attribute to have in order to fit in with the Chinese culture and lifestyle. This could mean in terms of ordering food at dinner, navigating when travelling in a taxi, negotiating a price within a local Chinese market and of course communicating with friends,staff and locals.



Whilst living in China, I have always had an interest of learning the spoken Chinese but have wandered away from the visual characteristics of the language due to the visual complexity, artistic forms and majorly the amount of individual characters that need to be memorized.

However, this week I came across a webpage called Chineasy, enlightening and twisting my perspective of not wanting to learn the Chinese characters, into wanting to learn!

Chineasy is a Chinese teaching syllabus which uses fun and friendly creatives visuals within the characters themselves. For example, they character for "fire" represents the form a flame, of which Chineasy have studied and created a flame icon/symbol around the "strokes" of the character. A carefully selected range of orange shades has been selected, contrasting well with the jet black colour of the character, and illustrating the meaning through aesthetics.

The colour choices Chineasy have used are very important in terms of visual teaching and portraying the characters in a way in which they can be understood easily but also memorized with ease. The use of light, pastel colours have been chosen, illustrating the characters in a subtle but artistic way. Such as for the word "door" , light browns and grays have been selected, representing the stereotypical colours of a wooden door, making it easier for the user to remember, but not overpowering the main focus of the learning activity which is the character itself.

The colour choices Chineasy have used are very important in terms of visual teaching and portraying the characters in a way in which they can be understood easily but also memorized with ease. The use of light, pastel colours have been chosen, illustrating the characters in a subtle but artistic way. Such as for the word "door" , light browns and grays have been selected, representing the stereotypical colours of a wooden door, making it easier for the user to remember, but not overpowering the main focus of the learning activity which is the character itself.