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!
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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 人
details preceded by a numeral plus the needed measure word (one character) - discovering it before tomorrow comes!
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Chinese Character 11 of 1000
appearance score: # 7
|-||Person, human being, man; everybody; adult; a person engaged in a particular activity; other people; personality; state of one's health; manpower|