Archive for the ‘Chinese-Characters’ Category

Online Chinese Character learning tool

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Pictograph of a crescent moon.   – Evening, Dusk

Chinese Body Parts

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Chinese Character learning tool online

   heart       lung

Notice character for lung has same first component as leg series below. How fast you can leg it is highly dependent on how much lung you have.

 

   head         ear        nose       鼻孔  nostril          eye                                       orifice       眼镜  glasses – eye mirror 

Note how nostril uses the "sub" character as a component of the second character.    orifice. 

  arm       elbow     wrist     hand      finger      thumb  掌    palm                                                      手机  Cellular Phone = hand machine

 

 

 

  leg   膝 knee   脚  foot    踝    ankle   趾  toe                                   脚踏车  bicycle = foot tap car

Chinese Single Double Triple Quadruple

Friday, March 12th, 2010

   Single – different than the number 1

   Pairs – different than the number 2  – looks like 2 people walking side by side

   triple = three – degenerates to the number

   quadruple = four – degenerates to the number

Email Chinese

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Emails have some very common parameters and thus studying the chinese used in them has some advantage.

  – Year
  – Month

week

  – Day   

星期一    Monday – Star Period One

周二   Tuesday  – Week two  … meaning day of the week number 2.  Translator gives 星期二

星期三    Wednesday – Star Period Three  …. using the email format this would be 周三    Communists are atheists because they want you to worship THEM.  If you are a libertarian atheist you would not get your knickers in a snare by calling it "Star Period One"….. notice any similarities of communists with the left in the United States?  Imagine hearing a liberal saying it is God Day #2 for Tuesday.

星期四  Star Period Four

星期五   Friday –  Star Period Five

星期六   Saturday –  Star Period Six

星期日  Sunday – Star Period Day

And thus falling out of the above the words for numbers:

zero,one,two,three,four,five,six,seven,eight,nine, ten,eleven,twelve,thirteen:    

零,一,二,三,四,五,六,七,八,九,十,十一,十二,十三       

 

三月   3 month = March

 

写道Wrote =  Write  Road
发件人
  From   =     Fa     Parts    人  People   –  this looks like a stick person

主题  Theme ( subject ) –    Main  Title

回复:   reply =    Back    Complex

收件人   Recipient  Close  Parts    People

日期  Date =   Day        Period

上午  AM =   On   Afternoon
 

下午   PM =         Next     Afternoon

Fun with Chinese Characters

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

TaoBao is a chinese ebay like website.  They have on their front page a list of categories.  I am using it to learn chinese characters.

I am recording what I do here on my 电脑 ( electric brain aka computer )

– electric

– brain