The Beauty of Chinese Character

How we teach western kids to write Chinese cha...
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People who have studied Chinese must realize that Chinese character is not just a character, but it is also an art. Every stroke in the character forms a beautiful combination of a meaning. It is said that Chinese character evolves from time to time based on the actual object. Although I cannot say that it is 100% true, but there are books about Chinese pictogram. For example, you can see below how "sun" and "moon" was written in the past and the evolution of it until nowadays. Characters 日 and 月, on far right, are the characters used today. 


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Besides, I found an image of unique Chinese character, which I put below. Those are actual characters used. It is easy to remember since they are unique, having triplets characters inside one character. For example, 犇 ben1 (top left) means "to rush". It contains three 牛 niu3 means "cow". From this meaning, I can imagine people in the past riding cow to work in a rush hour. This statement may not be true, but it helps me to remember the word.



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