User Comments - Waerde
Posted on: Do I Need To Learn Chinese Characters?November 01, 2014, 03:56 PM
My experience is that if you practice writing a character (like writing it 50 times on page for example), then you'll be able to recognize the character for a long time without reviewing it, but you will quickly forget how to write it. Whereas being able to write it permanently, you'll have to both read it and write it very frequently. I will presumably for instance never forget to write or recognize basic characters like 我，你，中文 etc. Knowing the radicals makes it a lot easier by the way.
Posted on: Physical ExaminationJuly 02, 2014, 04:22 PM
Xuè is the official pronunciation (according to my dictionary http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=%E8%A1%80), but here on chinesepod xiě is mostly used. It's probrably very common in Shanghai.