Thank you for this series on Chinese Pod. I began my study of Chinese almost 20 years ago and never got a lesson on radicals...I am sureit will help whenever I have to 查字典！
antony73May 31, 2009, 06:10 PM
Thank you for the comment. Hopefully that's the idea, that by learning the Radicals, using dictionaries and learning new Characters will become much easier and will help pass new words into long term memory.
The reason why I decided on a 155 list rather than one of the longer ones was that learning Radicals carries the risk of becoming both tedious and boring. For this reason I thought the shorter the list the better, and that it would give enough of an insight into Character building to make a difference. For other Radical lists see HERE
If you have any suggestions as to how I can improve these Posts, please let me know.