Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 72
Today's Chinese characters:
Country names are often composed of Chinese characters that "sound" as the country foreign name and that are chosen ONLY for this reason, not for their meaning. Anyway, it's a very useful exercise to associate to each country the meaning of the characters it is composed of - and, remember, it is better if you find a FUN association of ideas!
|Character Knowledge Meter|
|-||First character of the Chinese word for "Brasil" - Choose a fun meaning!|
|-||First character of the Chinese word for "Canada" - Choose a fun meaning!|
|-||Second character of the Chinese word for "Canada" - Choose a fun meaning!|
|-||First character of the Chinese word for "India" - Choose a fun meaning!|
|-||Second character of the Chinese word for "India" - Choose a fun meaning!|
Description and Examples
Invent whatever sort of association between the following countries and the Chinese characters they are composed by:
How to proceed:
First, read all the meanings of each character (as listed in the "Characters' Details" section).
Then, use your creative fantasy to "animate" each character: does it look like an animal, a piece of cloth, an object? What about the parts it is composed of? Is there a mouth, a woman, a man, a hand? Does it contain other characters?
Last, associate what you have found to the country, to the country location, to its population, to its shape or to whatever you want!
The purpose of this exercise is to help you memorize more Chinese characters.
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Chinese Character 185 of 1000
appearance score: # 546
|-||Split, open, crack, break up; hope earnestly, wait anxiously for; cling to, stick to; climb physically and socially; be close to, be next to|
|-||Python; crust, crust like formation; (part of compounds denoting tip or end or tail)|
|-||Ba (a state in the Zhou Dynasty); ancient name of East Sichuan|
|-||Bar (unit of barometric pressure)|
Chinese Character 186 of 1000
appearance score: # 166
|-||Plus; increase; add|
Chinese Character 187 of 1000
appearance score: # 645
|-||Take; capture; be sure of; make things difficult for sb.|
This character has a different traditional version.
Chinese Character 188 of 1000
appearance score: # 640
|-||Seal, stamp, chop; print, mark|
|-||Engrave, print; tally, conform|
Chinese Character 189 of 1000
appearance score: # 184
|-||Degree, limit, extent; linear measure; tolerance, magnanimity; consideration|
|-||Degree (used as unit of measurement for angles, temperature, etc.)|
|-||(Measure word meaning 'occasion, time')|
|-||(Used after nouns, verbs or adjectives as suffix to form nouns indicating degree, range or time segment)|
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