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By Sam Gendreau

Pareto’s Law and Language Learning

We will end this already lengthy article by once more taking a look at Pareto’s Law, also known as the 80-20 rule. If you’ve already forgot, the law states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, in the context of work or study, 20% of the efforts bring in 80% of the results.

Let’s repeat the math for Chinese. The Hanyu Da Cidian contains 370,000 words, whereas 2500 words (1710 characters)Chinese Characters are necessary in order to “read Chinese newspapers and magazines and watch Chinese films”, according to the HSK test(level 5). That’s 0.68% of the total number of words contained in the Hanyu Da Cidian!
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