Mandarin Poster

Learn Chinese with the First and Second 1000
Most Common Chinese Characters

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How it works

A stupidly simple & effective system to help you learn Chinese Characters.

1. Hang it on your wall

Put it somewhere you pass everyday, it will be a daily reminder and motivation to study. Check out these examples.

2. Look up characters

Spot characters you already know and the ones you don't. Memorize them together with their keyword and pinyin, or look them up in our eBook.

3. Use the pen

Use the provided marker pen to highlight the characters you have learned and visualize your progress.

Each character is shown with pinyin pronunciation, a memorable keyword and coordinates to easily look-up extra details.

chāo

super

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First 1000

Beginner

The first set of Chinese characters you should learn, or die trying

  • 1000 Characters
  • 5 levels
  • 90% coverage of modern Chinese

Second 1000

Intermediate

Just like our first poster, but 100% more intimidating

  • 1000 Characters
  • 5 levels
  • 90-97% coverage of modern Chinese

First 2000

Awesome

Go from confused to confucius with our first and second poster combo

  • 2000 Characters
  • 10 levels
  • 97% coverage of modern Chinese

We use the best quality paper to ensure durability and to avoid sagging/ripping.
Coated with a thin plastic film so you can write on it/eat your dinner off it.

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Print it Yourself

Ebooks, character breakdowns, practice sheets, self-print posters

We took our character frequency list and added a whole bunch of extra information.

We've optimized our poster for self-printing and split it into levels - go from a humble grasshopper to jade emporer.

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0% of the profits go to Chairman Mao.

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Your Questions

  • What countries do you ship to?

    We ship to every country.

  • How much is shipping?

    Shipping is $5 for the first poster, $2 for each extra one, to any country.

  • Are the posters laminated?

    Most of our posters are coated in a plastic film, it's not as thick as laminate but that's a good thing as it's lighter and better for the environment. Check the store pages to get the low-down on specific posters.

  • Can I write on my poster?

    Yes, we provide you with an ultra-special marker pen that you use on the poster, but pretty much any water-based marker should be fine.

  • I want to buy more than 10 posters, can I get a discount?

    Send us an email at hello@mandarinposter.com and we will set you up with some sweet dealz.

  • Can I get some free stuff?

    If you have ordered before, send us in an awesome picture of your poster and we'll see what we can do.

  • How long does delivery take?

    That depends on which country you are located in, however in general all orders take around 1-4 weeks to arrive.

  • Can I print the posters myself?

    Yes, we offer PDF versions of the posters that you can print yourself. They are available in our store.

  • My poster was damaged in the mail, what should I do?

    Send us an email at hello@mandarinposter.com with your order number and we will sort it out.

About us

Two dedicated life-long learners of Chinese

Dave

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 eight hundred years. He founded and runs Chinese Hacks, a blog dedicated to learning Chinese. You can follow Dave on Twitter @DaveFlynn or simply ask for “茶米” at any number of Betel Nut stores in southern Taiwan.

Chris

After spending several years learning Chinese and ranking the various 四海豆漿 stores in Taiwan, Chris heard the call of his native haggis and so said goodbye to the land of dumplings. When he’s not pondering over radicals and stroke order, he’s making character frequency lists for fun or working on various side projects for MandarinPoster such as CharacterPop and Chinese is Awesome.