Archive | August, 2013

Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 282 – 复 Fù-turn around; turn back; repeat

                                Return on the old or previous road is 复 Fù . Vocabulary Builder 复 Fù 1 (动)  turn around; turn back; repeat: 复写 Fùxiě duplicate. 复 Fù 3 recover; resume: 复 Fù 5 (副) again: 复活 Fùhuó 2 ( 名) […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 281 – 后 (後) Hòu-1 behind; at the back; 3 after; afterwards; later

                  A rope   tied to a foot , which casued the person fall behind!   後 is simplified to 后. But 后 orginally means ” KING who is giving order to people”     Vocabulary Builder 后 Hòu 2 (名) 1 behind; at the back: 屋后 Wū hòu behind […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 280 – 各 Gè – each; every

各 Gè is a foot back to the entrance (may a cave).   But now 各 Gè is used as “each; every”. WHO knows why! Vocabulary Builder 各 Gè (代) each; every: 各位先生女士 Gèwèi xiānshēng nǚshì Ladies and gentlemen . 各国 Gèguó each country. 各个 Gège 1 (代) each; every; one by one: 各个方面 Gège fāngmiàn […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 278 – 武 Wǔ- military; 2 connected with martial arts

Vocabulary Builder 武 Wǔ 1 (形) military 武 Wǔ 2 connected with martial arts 武 Wǔ 3 valiant 武打 Wǔdǎ (名) acrobatic fighting in Chinese opera or film. 武打片 Wǔdǎ piàn Martial arts film; Kung fu movies 武力 Wǔlì 1 (名) force 武器 Wǔqì (名) weapon; arms: 核武器 Héwǔqì nuclear weapons 武术 Wǔshù (名) wushu […]

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The 4th International Conference on Han Characters Education and Research – David Yao’s Presentation

The 4th International Conference on Han Characters Education and Research 16 August 2013, Hong Kong University 非汉语语境下汉语汉字的教学及个性化、生活化、分类化教材的发展 The development of personalized, daily-life-focused, classified teaching materials for Non-Chinese Speaking Regions 第四届汉字与汉字教育国际研讨会 论文 姚福伟 马来西亚方正汉语在线创始人 ACCA, Master of IT 关键词:   非汉语语境下汉语汉字的教学及个性化、生活化、分类化教材的发展 词汇分类、难易程度划分、模块式教材、生活化词汇、个性化教学 Vocabulary classification, the division according degree of difficulty, modular materials, daily life vocabulary, individualized […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 277 – 往 Wǎng; go; 2 (介) in the direction of; to; toward

                      A foot    show the fowarding direction, plus the   to represent the sound. Vocabulary Builder 往 Wǎng 1 (动) go: 来往于上海南京之间 Láiwǎng yú shànghǎi nánjīng zhī jiān  travel to and fro between Nanjing and Shanghai 往 Wǎng 2 (介) in the direction of; […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 276 – 前 Qián; front; forward; ahead

                A foot on the boat, means ” go forward”. Vocabulary Builder 前 Qián 1 (名) front: 前厅 Qián tīng front hall. 门前 Ménqián in front of the gate 前 Qián 2 forward; ahead: 向前看 Xiàng qián kàn look forward; look ahead 前 Qián 3 ago; before: 三天前 […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 275 -正 Zhèng; straight; upright:

                      正 Zhèng is foot going forward to a city, which mean to go on a long journey or go on an expedition. Later and new character 征 was created to mean go on a long journey or go on an expedition.  正 Zhèng is used as ” straight; upright” […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 274 – 之 Zhī – a foot on a line: go, to, from etc

Vocabulary Builder 之 Zhī 1 [used as object] 求之不得的好机会 Qiúzhībùdé de hǎo jīhuì a welcome opportunity. 无不为之高兴 Wú bù wéi zhī gāoxìng Everybody feels excited about it. 之 Zhī 2 [without actual reference ]: 久而久之 Jiǔ’érjiǔzhī with the passage of time 之 Zhī 3 (助) [used to connect the modifier and the word modified ] […]

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