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New Chinese Learners


Component breakdowns for 2000 characters

In-depth explanations for semantic components

Latest research from Scholars in China & Taiwan

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AP Tests, SAT II, and HSK students


Everything in The Mini Edition

Another 2000 characters (4000 total!)

More information + stroke order for all 4000 characters

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For curious minds


Everything in The Essentials Edition

Detailed information on each character's history

Evolution from ancient to modern form

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Semantic Components Posters

Our PDF Semantic Components posters are a great addition to the Outlier Dictionary. Keep these posters on your wall as a reference to jog your memory, or as a way to work on your handwriting!