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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...

March 16, 2017September 27, 2018by
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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...

March 16, 2017September 28, 2018by
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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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Easy Chinese Characters 大(dà)

Easy Chinese Characters 大(dà) Hello, everyone! Can you remember Chinese characters by using body language? Yes! The Character大(pronounced as “dà”, meaning “big”)can be remembered easily if you can show people how big it is by standing up and stretching your arms. You will find that many more Chinese characters can be easily remembered and acquired...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 小(xiǎo)

Easy Chinese Characters – 小(xiǎo) Hi, everyone! Today’s character is “Xiǎo” (小) which is the opposite of “dà” (大). You can remember this character easily if you can show people how small your body is by lowering your hands and dropping your shoulders.  “Xīn” (心) is “heart” so “xiǎo xīn” (small heart) means “be careful”.

March 13, 2017September 28, 2018by
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Easy Chinese Characters – 多(duō)

Easy Chinese Characters – 多(duō) Hi, everyone! Some characters are made up of two or more parts, one of which gives an associative clue to what the character means. For today’s instance, 多 (duō) means “many or much”. Too much work (多) is accumulated and it can not be finished even if you work night...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 快(kuài)

Easy Chinese Characters – 快(kuài) How to remember the character “快” (kuài)?  快means FAST. The left part (忄) represents “heart”. So FAST is a feeling of heart rate and it has a heart radical and the right component suggests the pronunciation. “吃” (chī) means “eat”, so “快吃” is “eat fast”.   If you are interested...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 慢(màn)

Easy Chinese Characters – 慢(màn) Hi, Everyone! How to remember the character “慢” (màn)?  慢 means SLOW. The left part (忄) represents “heart”. So SLOW is a feeling of heart rate and it has a heart radical and the right component suggests the pronunciation. “太”(tài)means “too”, so “太慢” is “too slow”.

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Easy Chinese Characters 对(duì)

Hi, Everyone, There are characters which convey ideas and concepts by combining two or more. For today’s instance, 对 (duì) means “correct”. It looks like a hand (left part) carrying a ruler to measure the length in Chinese INCHES (寸) to see if something is accurate and correct. 不 (bù) means “no”, so “不对” is...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 忙(máng)

Easy Chinese Characters – 忙(máng) Hi, there! How to remember the character “忙” (máng)? 忙 BUSY is related to heart 心,so it has a heart radical (忄) and the right component suggests the pronunciation. 不 (bù) means “no”, so “不忙” is “not busy”.   If you want to learn Chinese online with a professional Mandarin...

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