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December 2012

chinese-目-eye

mù Depiction of the human eye, rotated 90 degrees An eye (which is the radical, No. 109), a picture tilled Compound 目的 …

chinese-木-wood

mù Wood, is the radical, No. 75. Wood or tree: branches on top, roots on the bottom (more visible in earlier forms) …

chinese-口-mouth

kǒu The word for mouth resembles an opening or orifice Mouth or opening is the radical, No. 30 Compound 口琴 kǒuqín – …

chinese-日-sun-day

rì A pictograph of the sun. Sun or day. Also  the 72nd radical Compounds 日报 rìbào – daily newspaper 日本 rìběn – …

chinese-大

dà Great,  37th radical, resembles a person 人 with arms stretched out as far as possible, implying the meaning of big/great/large Compounds …

chinese-月-moon

yuè The moon, is the radical, No.74. A picture of the crescent moon completely visible (compare 夕 xī No. 14) The word for …

the-pet-dragon

The Pet Dragon

The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters by Christoph Niemann This is one of the first books that …

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