Stroke by stroke, you will learn 250 Chinese characters with Collins Easy Learning Chinese Characters. With thousands of characters to learn, beginning to read and write Chinese is a daunting task. Aimed at learners seeking to master Chinese writing, this book shows you how to form 250 of the most important characters. It explains the meaning of each character, the radicals it includes and some of the most useful compound words it can make. Stroke by stroke practice on every page lets you practice writing each character for yourself. In no time at all you will become familiar with reading writing characters and start to feel at ease within the Chinese writing system.