Learning languages is a favorite hobby of many people. The difficulty of this process, however, greatly varies from language to language. If you’re native in language that is based on Latin, learning other languages based on Latin is not that challenging. When you’re trying to learn a new language with an entirely different way of reading and writing that language, it gets a bit more complicated. Learning Chinese languages, for example, is one of the more challenging things you could try, but it’s not impossible.
The video below is a presentation by ShaoLan Hsueh from a TED Talk event in which she navigates through various Chinese terms and explains how they were designed and how to remember them more easily. Please note that this video is aimed at people who have not yet started to learn Chinese. The themes explained are appealing for people who don’t have any previous experience in this subject matter and might lead to some trying to learn the language, but it will not support people who have already started to practice. If you enjoyed the video you can also check out her Chineasy app to keep learning.
YouTube: Learn to read Chinese with ease | ShaoLan