First volume of Chinese Characters: Building Blocks Character-based Learning Method, a series with which to learn traditional characters through radicals. Traditional characters are used in Taiwan and simplified characters are those used in Mainland China. This book is specially recommended for those who have an A2/B1 level because it does not include the most basic characters. To learn those, Learning Chinese Characters with Drawings must be used.
This first volume includes 16 different radicals that derive in 213 different characters. Each character includes all information: meaning, order of strokes, pinyin and MPS (Mandarin Phonetic symbols, colloquially known as Bopomofo).
Each unit begins with a reading that contextualizes all characters and finishes with a series of exercises to practice. The book also includes a CD with all texts read to practice listening comprehension and pronunciation.