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Where to find online and easy reading material in traditional Chinese

You can use the Google Advanced Search. key words: 兒童故事 language: Chinese (Traditional) region: Taiwan Some examples: 兒童文化館 中文兒童故事 兒童故事 格林童話集 兒童睡前故事 兒童故事 安安免費教學網-國小國語 安安免費教學網-千篇文章共賞
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How many distinct characters are there in a typical Chinese book?

Counting distinct characters/words in chinese books is really easy, but what exactly does "typical" means? You can solve it by python. Then every time you meet a "typical" book(txt,mobi,azw format ...
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How many distinct characters are there in a typical Chinese book?

Actually, I think a more interesting question is how many distinct characters there are in a book that aren't considered "common". To that effect, I used the 2854 results from rambler's answer for the ...
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How many distinct characters are there in a typical Chinese book?

OK, here is my test. Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight total: 238,872 (only Chinese is counted), individual: 2,882 I have never read this book, 2,882 is a friend number. There isn't a lot of '...
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How would a northerner pronounce 姊姊?

This is even a hard question for people in china. We understand the meaning of "姊姊", but we don't use that word in daily life. If you ask me to read it. I will most likely read it as "...
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories?

Possibilities here I sometimes read essays written by Chinese children: RuiWang's 作文. They have all levels for free, starting from 一年级 (grade 1). You can find many English novels translated into ...
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Can Speak - Can't Read

A quick way to learn characters is grinding flashcards in the spaced repetition app Anki – there are plenty of existing HSK vocab sets that other users have made. You can also check out Remembering ...
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Are subtitles (often) necessary?

TL;DR Subtitles are not necessary. Large media Large media and news programs often supply subtitles, because they have more resources. The TV companies in mainland China act like public services, ...
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Are there any free/open fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?

Yes a font does exist with pinyin on top of every character and it can be obtained from the Chinese page at www.pinyinok.com/pyhzk.htm but I do NOT recommend it for learning, because taking only the ...
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Is this how it feels to read Chinese?

“汉字的序顺并不定一能影阅响读” 根剑据桥大的学研究,词汇中的字表母达的含并不义重要,重的只要是首末字母的位正置确与否。其字他母的位置可完以全混乱但你仍可通以顺地读出语句。这因是为人的意并识不是逐字阅母读,而逐是词阅读。 尽管剑大桥学从做未过这个实验,但这个段子确实让友外网海产生了不小兴趣。当它入传中国时,也就有了开头的那句话。 这也以可给一些网友一些发的挥空间,...
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Improve reading speed at advanced level

Hacking Chinese (by Olle Linge) mentions that the way to reading faster is to simply read more. Presumably extensive reading as opposed to intensive reading. That is, read many different texts that ...
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The readings of 栅

For 栅极 (as well as related terms like 光栅 grating), the change of tone from an expected shàn to shān in Mainland Standard Mandarin is easily explained by 看边读边. As a literary, and indeed a technical ...
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Does reading Chinese sentences improve my speaking?

I’m Chinese and currently studying English. If you're just reading, your progress is probably very slow. I think that the best way to improve your skill is to have conversation with people. 你好,朋友,...
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Hanzi pronunciation by radicals

It is possible in Chinese as well, and similar rules apply. The big reason behind this is the liushu 六書, or the six methods by which all Chinese characters are created: pictogram (象形), simple ...
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Improve reading speed at advanced level

I am not an expert reader of Chinese script at all. However, a useful piece of advice was given to me when I started learning: instead of reading character-by-character, try to read in groupings. That ...
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Origins of more Cantonese specific hanzi

粵語真的是有音無字嗎? Cantonese retained a lot of ancient characters that modern people no longer recognize. We only know the sound-alike, simplified modern characters that sound like those ancient characters. ...
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What language do Cantonese people use when reading Chinese?

When reading a book or a newspaper, what language do Cantonese people read in? Do they read in mandarin or Cantonese? In Cantonese, of course. Cantonese and Mandarin are not mutually intelligible, ...
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Reading of Chinese Name

This signature is 冯群 feng2 qun2 You can get the pronunciation in Google Translation, Choose Chinese
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Hanzi pronunciation by radicals

When I learned Cantonese, I started by first learning the pronunciation and romanization, then I memorized the Cantonese pronunciation of most common 3000 characters based on Jun Da's Modern Chinese ...
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Hanzi pronunciation by radicals

I don't know Japanese, but, coincidentally, I have just saw this page: Learning the most common phonetic and semantic chunks (or “radicals”) enables you to make educated guesses about the ...
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Can one learn to comprehend Chinese texts while being unable to read aloud?

I am learning to read and write Chinese first. So far I've learnt around 360 characters and can read/write some basic sentences. I fully intend to learn properly though, but my brain just cannot ...
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Where can I find a graded reader with pinyin alongside the simplified characters?

All, even higher "levels" of Graded Chinese Reader books come with pinyin. With a nice grid you can put over the page to cover pinyin (or characters) if you feel like it. https://www.purpleculture....
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Where can I find a graded reader with pinyin alongside the simplified characters?

If you don't mind, you might want Mandarin textbooks for lower grade elementary school used in China. And some storybooks also have Pinyin on every character. You might search jd.com or taobao.com to ...
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories?

You can search 小学语文 online. There're a lot of Youtube materials. If you're in China, search with Baidu. I found this one seems quite easy, with English subtitles.
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Most popular question and answer and forum sites in Chinese

Check out 知乎 - just type that into google along with any random Chinese word of your choice, to find a load of threads containing that word - it's a great way to practice reading.
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How many distinct characters are there in a typical Chinese book?

Harry Potter Referring to 哈利·波特与魔法石 (the version with the first sentence "家住女贞路4号的德思礼夫妇总是得意地说他们是非常规矩的人家。". There is another version floating around.) 132,016 total characters 2735 unique characters ...
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Are there any free/open fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?

I created a project to gerenate such font for chinese and other scripts: hanzi-pinyin-font (first release): Chinese font displaying Hanzi (汉字) characters with by transliteration/pronunciation (...
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories?

http://www.qigushi.com/ is a site for children to read stories. https://children.moc.gov.tw/animate_list?type=1 is a Taiwan site, full of videos about picture books.
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories?

Another free site is https://hskreading.com/ They have short stories/articles at many different HSK levels. They also include the translation, discussion questions, and a hover-over word-by-word ...
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Is this how it feels to read Chinese?

Disclaimer: Native Chinese speaker, English as 2nd language. The picture question No, it is not an accurate analogy. If you are reading a Chinese paragraph with some characters in the wrong order, ...
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