i had to write my own dictionary

presented with a simplified character that you don’t know (and no accompanying pinyin pronunciation), it’s not possible to look it up in a dictionary by radical/stroke count.

so, when i encountered a new word, i would write on an index card clustering simplified words by their stroke counts and “translate” to my beloved traditional characters. yeah, i’m a geek.

On this day..

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  1. teahouse says:

    Yeah, you are a geek! I can’t write in any language except English (well, some French), so I am in awe of you.

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