According to research, with a grasp of the 500 most common Chinese characters, you can read 75% of modern Chinese!  

For the first 100 days of 2018, I’ll take us through the 100 most commonly used Chinese Characters – explaining etymology and providing examples along the way! After that, we’ll move on to the next 200, 300 characters etc.  My goal is to here is to help us reach basic reading proficiency by the end of 2019... and become increasingly literate going forward!  I’ll be updating the panda Instagram and panda WeChat daily, so follow us to keep up! 

*Stretch goal: I'm considering doing a voiceover time-lapse for these characters going forward. I've planned a lot of projects for Jan-March 2018 (in addition to my MPhil and Thesis work). If I don't flame out by the time Essay 2 is due, I'll get started on this project! 

 

below are the most recent characters!