Mandarin Poster

Learn Chinese with the First and Second 1000
Most Common Chinese Characters

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How it works

A stupidly simple & effective system to help you learn Chinese Characters.

1. Hang it on your wall

Put it somewhere you pass everyday, it will be a daily reminder and motivation to study. Check out these examples.

2. Look up characters

Spot characters you already know and the ones you don't. Memorize them together with their keyword and pinyin, or look them up with our reference sheets.

3. Embrace the Hanzi God (optional)

Give yourself fully to the god of Hanzi — make a daily offering or sacrifice (not recommended) and watch as your Chinese skills progress at an almost supernatural pace. Or just try to check it at least once a day and test yourself

Each character is shown with pinyin pronunciation, a memorable keyword and coordinates to easily look-up extra details.




First 1000


The first set of Chinese characters you should learn, or die trying

  • 1000 Characters
  • 5 levels
  • 90% coverage of modern Chinese

Second 1000


Just like our first poster, but 100% more intimidating

  • 1000 Characters
  • 5 levels
  • 90-97% coverage of modern Chinese

First 2000


Go from confused to confucius with our first and second poster combo

  • 2000 Characters
  • 10 levels
  • 97% coverage of modern Chinese

We use the best quality paper to ensure durability and to avoid sagging/ripping.
Printed on environmentally friendly paper in Taiwan

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Print it Yourself

Reference sheets, character breakdowns, practice sheets, self-print posters

We took our character frequency list and added a whole bunch of extra information.

We've optimized our poster for self-printing and split it into levels - go from a humble grasshopper to jade emporer.

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0% of the profits go to Chairman Mao.

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Your Questions

  • What countries do you ship to?

    We ship to every country.

  • How much is shipping?

    Shipping is $5 for the first poster, $2 for each extra one, to any country.

  • Are the posters laminated?

    No. We used to coat our posters with a thin plastic film after printing, however we now use a recycled cotton fibre paper. We think it looks a lot nicer plus it is more environmentally friendly and less prone to creasing.

  • I want to buy more than 10 posters, can I get a discount?

    Send us an email at and we will set you up with some sweet dealz.

  • Can I get some free stuff?

    If you have ordered before, send us in an awesome picture of your poster and we'll see what we can do.

  • How long does delivery take?

    That depends on which country you are located in, however in general all orders take around 1-4 weeks to arrive.

  • Can I print the posters myself?

    Yes, we offer PDF versions of the posters that you can print yourself. They are available in our store.

  • My poster was damaged in the mail, what should I do?

    Send us an email at with your order number and we will sort it out.