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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”.

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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 – 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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Easy Chinese Characters – 美(měi)

Easy Chinese Characters - 美(měi) Hi, there! Remembering Chinese characters needs to be a bit creative.美 (měi) BEAUTIFUL is combined by 羊(lamb) and 大(big). You can remember 美 by associating that BIG (大) LAMB (羊) is beautiful.  国(guó) means “country” so 美国 Beautiful Country is America.  

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Easy Chinese Characters – 好(hǎo)

Easy Chinese Characters - 好(hǎo) Hi there ! The meaning of some Chinese Characters is closely related to its components. For today’s instance, “好” (hǎo) means “good”. So a GOOD 好 family should have both a daughter 女and a son 子.

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Easy Chinese Characters – 不(bù)

Easy Chinese Characters - 不(bù) Hi there! Exaggerated associating also helps memorizing. This week’s character 不 (bù) looks like a mother bird’s wing (一) is above a little bird (bottom part) to stop it flying solo so it means NO 不. 好 (hǎo) means GOOD so 不好 is “not good”.   If you are interested...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 这(zhè)

Easy Chinese Characters - 这(zhè) Hi there! There is always some kind of logic behind the formation of Chinese characters. Motion radical (辶) is related to moving and distance. Saying words (left part文) while you are moving along indicates it is here and now and extended to mean THIS 这 (zhè). “车” (chē) means “car”,...

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