Is it necessary to learn to write Chinese characters by hand? (Hacking Chinese)

Submitted by Olle Linge on 02 November, 2015 12:19

Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Characters

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Written Chinese characters are regarded by some as the true essence of Chinese; without learning to write by hand, you're not learning Chinese. Others go to extremes in the other direction, claiming that handwriting is a waste of time since we normally type Chinese nowadays anyway. The answer lies somewhere in between. This article addresses the question if you should focus on handwriting, and if so, how much.

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