TaxiAsh Posted March 8, 2022 at 09:36 PM Report Share Posted March 8, 2022 at 09:36 PM In recent weeks, I decided to have a look at learning traditional. (mainly because I'm toying with the idea of going to Taiwan maybe next year to study as looks unlikely to go to mainland for the foreseeable future). I assumed this would be a mammoth task, but I'm not so sure it is? Anyone share any experiences? Here is what I did (after not finding much on youtube), I downloaded the TOFU hsk1-6 trad sets. And ignored any cards that are no different to see what the numbers are like (obviously there are many compound words and duplicate characters) (in case interested, these are the figures) Level / cards / total different ones hsk1 / 150 / 74 hsk2 / 150 / 60 hsk3 / 300 / 162 hsk4 / 600 / 304 hsk5 / 1300 / 723 hsk6 / 2500 / not done yet I went through them all and put them into categories. Radical change / phonetic component change / complete change I've only done 1-4 so far as 4 is what I am studying for (old system) / and it took me ages! -- total 600 different of the 1200 total Once you remove the radical changes (easy to learn) / and duplicates etc. there are only about 170 characters that I couldn't recognise, which isn't that many out of 1200! 2 people I learn with also wanted to see this info, so last night I made a little film, and thought I would share it here, in case anyone is interested. Looking back I missed a few of really common ones like 关 which is totally different, but I was rushing to keep the film as short as possible. If anyone is interested, here it is... it's 24 mins, but the first 12mins you can rush through as I am basically saying what is in this post, so you can skip to 4 minutes to see the radical changes, then jump to 11mins 40seconds for the speeded up bit. (it's a bit messy writing, but I found it easier than switching keyboards, and helps me remember them! haha) https://youtu.be/MLk2shW6TqE Has anyone else got an experiences of trying to do this? (i.e. start learning trad after only learning simpl? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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