You asked for it, we delivered. Visit the book page for any Mandarin Companion novel where you can download a word list for the book FREE. The word lists can be use to focus efforts on learning the words that will allow a person to read a Mandarin Companion book.
While each book uses a limited number of characters, you’ll quickly find that there are more words used than characters. For instance, The Monkey’s Paw uses exactly 271 characters, however the story is written using precisely 391 words. Using words with characters you already know is an excellent way to build on the knowledge you have already acquired and expand your vocabulary into words you are likely to retain.
We at Mandarin Companion want to assist in building the fluency of all Chinese learners. This is just one small step in that direction!
For your convenience, here is a link to the word list for every Mandarin Companion book published as of December 2015.
Level 1 word lists
- The Secret Garden
- Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curly Haired Company
- The Sixty Year Dream
- The Monkeys Paw
- The Country of the Blind
Level 2 word lists