Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 14
Today's Chinese characters:
Do you know why these three characters come together in this lesson? Do their shapes suggest you anything?
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Description and Examples
Every day, for each character, a clear animation shows the correct order of strokes. So, you already know that Chinese characters are made up of strokes. Anyway, in most cases the strokes constitute fixed units which form characters in turn. These units are called parts. For example, the character 好
details is made up of two parts: 女
details and 子
In this case, the "fusion" of these two parts into one has an interesting meaning. Woman plus son equals good!
Woman + Son = Good
Let's go back a few lessons to the pronouns 她
details and 他
details, both pronounced "ta1". One of them means "she", the other one means "he". Which one means "she"? The one with the woman, of course.
You're now ready to learn by heart your first dialogue - the simplest ever!
The meaning of: 你好！
It means "Hi!", "How do you do?", "Hello!" It is an everyday greeting and is used at any time, on any occasion and by a person of any social status. The reply should also be "你
Learn by heart the following dialogue:
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Chinese Character 31 of 1000
appearance score: # 82
|-||Good, fine, nice; be in good health; friendly, kind; be easy (to do)|
|-||(Used after a verb to indicate the completion or improvement of an action)|
|-||(Used before a verb to indicate a pleasing quality)|
|-||(Indicating praise, approval or dissatisfaction)|
|-||So as to, so that|
|-||(Used before measure words for quantities or before words denoting time, with the meaning of 'a good many')|
|-||(Used before certain adjectives or verbs to indicate high degree)|
|-||(Used before adjectives as an interrogative of number or degree)|
|-||(Used as a polite formula)|
|-||May, can, should|
|-||(Used to indicate acclamation)|
|-||(Used to indicate greetings)|
|-||Be liable to|
Chinese Character 32 of 1000
appearance score: # 224
|-||Nu (one of the lunar mansions)|
Chinese Character 33 of 1000
appearance score: # 37
|-||Son; person; (an ancient title of respect for a learned or virtuous man); seed; egg; small things, hard things; copper coin; (the fourth ranking of the five feudal title of nobility); first of the twelve Earthly Branches|
|-||Young, small, tender|
|-||(Measure word for a bundle, bunch, sheaf or hank of fine and long things that can be clutched with one's fingers)|
|-||(Used as a noun suffix)|
|-||(Used as a suffix to a few measure words)|
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