The idea for Mandarin Poster was conceived in mid 2010 by a couple of Brits learning Chinese in Taiwan. Their aim was to create a study aid that would be valuable for newcomers to Chinese and seasoned learners alike. As the poster starts from the most frequently used words, which for the most part are the most basic, this makes it perfect for beginners while at the same time being useful as a reference for intermediate and advanced learners as the list progresses.
Mandarin Poster covers the 1500 most frequently used Chinese characters, so it’ll keep you busy for a while, but there are also more products on the way so make sure to check back often, or better yet follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
If you have any questions at all about Mandarin Poster then please get in touch, we’ll always get back to you within a day at the latest and usually within a few hours.
So who are the people behind Mandarin Poster?
A Scottish computer graduate turned Mandarin addict, Chris (currently a lvl29 Dovahkiin) has been learning Chinese for the last 3 years in Taiwan. When he’s not pondering over radicals and stroke order, he’s making character frequency lists for fun or illustrating his web comic Horse Dragon Fish.
“I saw what Chris had done when he made the sample version of the poster for his own use and I had to be a part of it.”
Dave is a learner of Chinese, designer of websites, and lover of technology, in that order. Originally from England, he’s been living in Taiwan and learning Mandarin Chinese for almost five years. He founded and runs Chinese Hacks, a blog dedicated to learning Chinese. You can follow Dave on Twitter @analogue40 or simply ask for “茶米” at any number of Betel Nut stores (檳榔店) in southern Taiwan.