- Update to the Pinyin readings9 December 2013
Many corrections have been made to the Pinyin readings shown in the Study page. Roughly one in ten characters (out of 3035 total) featured a reading of historical interest only, or low frequency of use. The reading shown on each character's study page is now primarily obtained from the UNIHAN database's kHanyuPinlu field. In cases where there is more than one common reading, a single reading is selected based on frequency of use of the pronunciation.
More details and a full list of the updated readings can be found in this post.
- Minor corrections to RTH Vol. 1 & 2 keywords11 November 2013
Minor corrections have been made to the database, mostly keywords as well as a few characters which were not using the correct form. Most keyword changes are minor and meant to reflect the exact spelling in the Remembering Traditional Hanzi books. However a few keywords are completely different such as #883 "Iran" which is now "Queen Elizabeth".
You can find a detailed list of the changes in this forum post. Many thanks to rubrick and gdaxeman for their help with the corrections!
- New "favourite" stories section on Study page8 October 2013
When you click the star button next to a story (mnemonic) it will now move up to a separate section called "Favourites". Voted stories now always appear at the top of the list in this new section.
With this change a vote now acts as a kind of bookmark. It tells other users you found this story helpful, while at the same time makes the story easier to find when you come back to the study page.
- Pinyin readings on the Study pages3 June 2013
- The pinyin readings (Mandarin pronunciation) are now displayed on the Study pages, just below the character and stroke count. Readings are displayed in diacritic form. Point the mouse at the readings to reveal the tone numbers in the tooltip. Please post any comments/feedback here. Thanks to rubrick for the suggestion!
- Corrections for RTH Vol.26 July 2012
A few corrections for RTH Vol.2 went live today. There were some minor typos in keywords, and in particular the range of characters between frame number 2751 to 2765 were incorrect. Thanks to zonius, aphasiac, myoshiquick, Frank. Please post any other errors you find in the RevTH Development Log.
- New domain!29 June 2012
The new domain name is live: reviewingthehanzi.com! I hope you like it :)
Please let me know if the redirect broke anything I will look at it asap!
- Yay Forums!28 June 2012
We now have a forum entirely dedicated to the Chinese language and a supportive community for the Remembering Hanzi method!
Including a section entirely dedicated to the Remembering Hanzi method by James W. Heisig & Timothy W. Richardson is important because the method is still fairly new and somewhat controversial in the Chinese language learning community.
Having a place to discuss and hear about other people's progress and successes is very helpful, as has proven to be the case with our Remembering the Kanji forums.
We also now have a dedicated Feedback forum for this website! Your feedback is always welcome and can help me figure out better how to develop the website, thank you!
You can expect a clean layout with no obnoxious advertising. Sponsors are always relevant and useful such as HanziStudyPoster.com.
Please join in and spread the word :)
Ps: And yes we have a new domain, but I haven't gotten around to figure out how to do the redirects yet ;) You can already use it if you like.
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