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Kids Chinese Podcast: Newsletter No.5

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How many Chinese characters do you need to know? - Common Chinese Characters

There are over 80,000 Chinese characters. How many Chinese characters do you need to know? Here are the coverage rates of the most frequently used Chinese characters:

Most frequently used 1,000 characters: ~90% (Coverage rate)
Most frequently used 2,500 characters: 98.0% (Coverage rate)
Most frequently used 3,500 characters: 99.5% (Coverage rate)

Therefore, if you know about 3,500 Chinese characters, you should be able to handle normal Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks.

The Most Common Chinese Characters

Here we are going to make a compilation of the 3000 most frequently used characters in modern, simplified Chinese. The most common Chinese characters are put in order of frequency from the highest to the lowest.

Full Version of The Most Common Chinese Characters are available to Members.

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