When you unlock the room you should know which key to use. When you study a foreign language you should choose the most successful method to do it.
Different languages demand different approaches.
To study the Chinese language the best method is Chinese character decomposition. It means splitting a Chinese character into components and radicals. Then you see how simple a Chinese character is!
So, the knowledge of the Chinese radicals is the key to the Chinese language door!
You can see it for yourself in this very sample below.
Decomposition of the Chinese character 千 qiān ‘thousand’:
千 qiān thousand
丿 piě slash
十 shí ten
一 yī one
丨 gǔn line
It is clear as a day, isn’t it?