Hanzeasy® Chinese writing for beginners

Designed to start you on your journey into the world of Chinese characters, this beginner writing course is perfect for anyone with an interest in writing Chinese characters or for those of you taking the HSK exams looking for an engaging and fun way to get started with writing.

The challenges of writing in Chinese have been broken down into bitesized and easy to digest steps. Begin with mastering the basic strokes, then move on to the fundamental writing rules before leaning the most important radicals.

You will learn to write over 100 characters and unlock fascinating cultural and historical knowledge as our illustrations bring the world of Chinese characters to life.

七夕Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese name: 七夕

Pinyin: qī xī

English name: Double Seventh

History: Qi Xi (七夕), or Chinese Valentine’s Day, falls on the 7th day of the 7th month in the Chinese calendar. It originated from the legend of ill- fated mythical lovers torn apart between a sea of stars .But once a year a bridge of magpies allows them a brief encounter. Today in China it is celebrated in a similar way to western Valentine’s Day, with flowers, chocolate and romantic meals.