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Does a RTK2-like listing of phonetic-semantic hanzi really not exist?


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One of the cornerstones of learning Japanese is the Remembering the Kanji series by Heisig and the Japanese edition has a separate volume for the readings. It lists the phonetic-semantic characters in groups by the phonetic radical,  for example showing that the character 情 implies it's reading on the right side. It has more than one  possible reading while some others have only one - nevertheless a very helpful trick to learn the readings.


Since I started learning Mandarin, my plan was to quickly grab a book like that and start learning the readings the easy way. But.... It's seems such a book does not exist! 


What do you guys think about this? Have you ever come across such a book? Or could I use a dictionary that lists characters by radicals to look for similar readings? Any suggestions?


Thank you!

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Although not quite common, those books do exist. The main problem is that they are aimed at native speakers, so if you have a beginner level you won't get much about the explanations.

In another post I already talked about this topic and I uploaded some images of a book called 形声字谱, I hope you can find it.


Edit: I also found a book aimed at children which is called 汉字开花. Maybe it could be suitable for foreign students. You can check it out here: 




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