Categorization of Chinese Character Radicals and Instruction of Chinese Character for Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language

Cui Jinming


Chinese characters have always been the

difficulty of teaching Chinese as a foreign

language, especially for Chinese learners of

non-Chinese cultural circles. Based on the

characteristics of Chinese characters and the

cognitive law of "linguistic concept" and

"categorization" of Chinese characters, the

article aims to design a set of radicals "Typical

attribute", with the radicals as the "prototype",

"typical members" and "atypical members" of

the hierarchical system for Chinese learners

more systematic and more reasonable to master

the Chinese characters to provide a teaching

model, and After the teaching of Chinese

characters to provide some reference.


Chinese characters; radicals; principles of categorization; typical attributes; archetypes.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Cui Jinming

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Sinología hispánica. China Studies Review

Soporte técnico:

I.S.S.N. 2444-832X (Ed. impresa)

e-I.S.S.N. 2531-2219

             © Confucius Institute, University of Leon

                               © Authors