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Easy Chinese Characters-说(shuō)

Easy Chinese Characters-说(shuō) Hi, there, The left component (讠) is a short form of 言represents “speaking or speech”. So speech comes from children’s 儿mouth 口. Children learn to speak 说 (shuō).  你 (nǐ) means “you” so “你说” is “you speak”. If you want to learn Chinese online with a professional Mandarin teacher, check out how Flipped...

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Easy Chinese Characters-问(wèn)

Easy Chinese Characters-问(wèn) Hi, there, To know the story behind a character also helps you remember its meaning. 问(wèn) means “ask”. In old times people at the door 门 and open their mouth 口 to ASK 问 for directions. 请(qǐng) means “please” so “请问” is “May I ask…?”

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Easy Chinese Characters-回(huí)

Easy Chinese Characters-回(huí) Hi, there, 回(huí) means “return”.  Looking at the poker card, you can find it looks like water turning in circles. It keeps returning. 来(lái) means “come” so 回来 is “coming back”.

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Easy Chinese Characters-懂(dǒng)

Easy Chinese Characters-懂(dǒng) Hi, there, Here comes another Chinese Character 懂 (dǒng) UNDERSTAND with heart radical (忄). Ancient Chinese believe UNDERSTANDING 懂 takes heart. If you are interested in learning Chinese on your own, check out our fun and easy-to-follow Chinese video lessons.

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Easy Chinese Characters-见(jiàn)

Easy Chinese Characters-见(jiàn) Hi, there, The Character “见”(jiàn) means “see”. Because the top part (目) of traditional 見 means “eye” and the bottom part (人)means “person/man”. So a Man (人) SEES 见 with his eyes (目).

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Easy Chinese Characters-男(nán)

Easy Chinese Characters-男(nán) Hi, there, It is very easy to remember this character 男 (nán) MALE if you understand what its components mean. The top part (田) means “field” and the bottom part (力) “strength”. So the association can be a MAN (male) 男 works hard with all his strength 力 in the field 田....

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Easy Chinese Characters-女(nǚ)

Easy Chinese Characters-女(nǚ) Hi, there, 女(nǚ) means FEMALE which looks like two 7 bound together. 人(rén) is person so 女人 means “WOMAN”. If you want to learn Chinese online with a professional Mandarin teacher, check out how Flipped Learning Approach will work for you.  

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Easy Chinese Characters 上(shàng)

Easy Chinese Characters 上(shàng) Hi, there! Learning how to read and write Chinese characters is one of the most rewarding aspects of studying Chinese. However, at the mean time, it always freaks out a lot of Chinese learners. As a matter of fact, it is a case of 'the more you learn, the easier it...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 下(xià)

Easy Chinese Characters - 下(xià) Hi, There! In this mini Mandarin lesson, I am going to teach you some of basic Chinese Characters you may use during your stay in China. It is not really difficult to learn Chinese characters, because many basic Chinese characters were actually visual representations of concrete things and objects. Such...

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Easy Chinese Characters 中(zhōng)

Easy Chinese Characters - 中(zhōng) Hi, there! A written language needs to convey ideas as well as things, so another group of characters illustrating abstract concepts such as one 一, two 二, three 三 are called ideographs. The Character we are going to learn today is pronounced “zhōng” (中), which means “middle”. Looking at the...

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