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Easy Chinese Characters – 你(nǐ)

Easy Chinese Characters – 你(nǐ) Hi there!   One strategy to remember new characters is to associate it with the ones you already know. In the Character “你” (nǐ), you can find there are small people (人) around YOU 你.  The way of saying “Hello” in Mandarin is “YOU你 GOOD好”, so it is “你好” (nǐ...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 我(wǒ)

Easy Chinese Characters – 我(wǒ) Hi there!   I 我 (wǒ) is very easy to remember. It looks like a hand (手) holding a weapon (戈) to protect MYSELF 我.  懂(dǒng) means “understand”, 我懂 is “I understand”.   If you want to learn Chinese online with a professional Mandarin teacher, check out how Flipped Learning Approach will...

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Easy Chinese Characters – 他(tā)

Easy Chinese Characters – 他(tā) Hi there!   The left part of 他 (亻) represents “people or person”. The right part is 也ALSO. So the Character 他 (tā) HE is also (也) a person (亻).  来(lái) means “come”, so “他不来” is “he is not coming”.

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Easy Chinese Characters – 再(zài)

Easy Chinese Characters – 再(zài) Hi there!   Grouping is a strategy to learn new things. You can put things similar into the same group. 再(zài) looks like the character rain 雨 multiplied by two 二, so we have the meaning of AGAIN 再.  见(jiàn) is “to see” so 再见 is “see you again”.

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Easy Chinese Characters – 人(rén)

Easy Chinese Characters – 人(rén) Hi there! 人(rén) is a picture of man. It looks like a PERSON standing up with two legs. 中国(zhōng guó) means “China” so 中国人 is “Chinese people”.   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 – 酒(jiǔ)

Easy Chinese Characters – 酒(jiǔ) Hi there!   酒(jiǔ) is pronounced as same as nine.  Water radical (氵) with a wine jar (酉) makes ALCOHOL 酒.  喝(hē) means “drink” , so 喝酒is “drink alcohol”.

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Easy Chinese Characters 牛(niú)

Easy Chinese Characters 牛(niú) Hi there! 牛(niú) Ox/cow is one of the easiest Chinese characters to remember. It just looks like the ox horn. 肉(ròu) means “meat”, so 牛肉 is “beef”.   If you want to learn Chinese online with a professional Mandarin teacher, check out how Flipped Learning Approach will work for you.

March 3, 2017September 27, 2018by
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Easy Chinese Characters 肉(ròu)

Easy Chinese Characters 肉(ròu) Hi there! 肉(ròu) is one of the characters which is indeed a visual representation. It looks like MEAT hanging on a hook in the butcher’s shop.  吃(chī) means “Eat” so “吃牛肉” (chī niú ròu )is “eating beef”.

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Easy Chinese Characters 车(chē)

Easy Chinese Characters 车(chē) Hi there!   The character 车(chē) is simplified from the traditional one 車 which is a visual representation. The middle part of 車 looks like the wheel of a VEHICLE. 上(shàng) means “get on/up” so 上车 is “getting on the car”.

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