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  • What does knowing 575 characters mean?

    A while back we announced a gadget to estimate how many characters you know. [Read more]

  • Ever wonder how many characters you know?

    If you have been learning Chinese you no doubt have wondered, “how many characters do I know?” Perhaps you would like to see if you’ve made a dent in the roughly 4000 characters it usually takes to be considered literate. Or perhaps you want to see some measure of all that effort you’ve put into studying. Or maybe you want to impress your mom. Regardless of your reason, you would rather not run through the roughly 10,000 characters in modern use to count how many you know. [Read more]

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