Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 4


Today's Chinese character:

Today's character looks like a man walking, doesn't it? Welcome, Mr. Long-Legs!

Characters' Knowledge Meter
Today with this lesson your characters' knowledge will reach 3.36% of all the Chinese characters usage! 3.36%

Characters' Essentials

Character Pronunciation Meaning

Description and Examples

Since you already know how to write "one" and how to write "person", you may be tempted to say that the Chinese for "one person" is:


Sorry, it's wrong. In modern Chinese, a measure word is generally needed between a numeral and a noun. What's a measure word? This subject is so important to deserve as much enphasis as possible.


Choose a Chinese website and try to: 1) recognize any Chinese character you know and 2) find the character ren2 preceded by a numeral plus the needed measure word (one character) - discovering it before tomorrow comes!

Chinese Character 11 of 1000
character's usage score # 7
frequency 0.9653541%

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Pronunciation Help Meaning Help
-Person, human being, man; everybody; adult; a person engaged in a particular activity; other people; personality; state of one's health; manpower
-A surname

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

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