Character #462: 句

really useful word needed when tasking anyone to write or complete a sentence.

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462The character 句(ㄐㄩˋ) means sentence. Here is the stroke order animation and pronunciation. Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. Here is the definition in Taiwanese Mandarin. Here is the evolution of 句.

句(ㄐㄩˋ)型(ㄒㄧㄥˊ) – sentence pattern
句(ㄐㄩˋ)號(ㄏㄠˋ) – period indicating full stop

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Character #298: 嗎

this is the character to look out for because it tells us where there is a question 嗎[ㄇㄚ˙]

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The character 嗎[ㄇㄚ˙] is a character used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question. It can also be used as a character in the transliteration of words. Here is the stroke order animation and pronunciation. Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. Here is the definition in Taiwanese Mandarin.

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Character #250: 星 Star

Who wants to be a star? Here is the Chinese word and stroke character

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The character 星[ㄒㄧㄥ] means star. Here is the stroke order animation and pronunciation. Here are the individual steps for writing the character. Here is the evolution of 星. It did start out looking like a picture of stars.

星[ㄒㄧㄥ]圖[ㄊㄨˊ] – star chart
星[ㄒㄧㄥ]座[ㄗㄨㄛˋ] – constellation, zodiac sign
星[ㄒㄧㄥ]期[ㄑㄧˊ] – week

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Chinese Numbers 1 to 1 trillion

Lets learn numbers in Chinese with 1 and 0 in right up to a trillion thanks to thinking about languages.

One thing that can be confusing is the names of numbers in Chinese. It is not simple to translate one to the other, especially for numbers above one hundred. In English, the name change occurs at the thousand. For example, a million is equivalent to a thousand thousand. In Chinese, the name change is at 萬, which is ten thousand, so the names do not change at the same numbers. 一億 is equivalent to 一萬萬. I do not know if this makes a difference in the perception of numbers. Does 十萬 seem larger or smaller than one hundred thousand? I’m not sure. If I write down the number, I know the two terms are identical.

1 = one = 一

10 = ten = 十

100 = one hundred = 一百

1000 = one thousand = 一千

10000 = ten thousand = 一萬

100000 = one hundred thousand = 十萬

1000000 = one million = 一百萬

10000000 = ten million = 一千萬

100000000 = one hundred million = 一億

1000000000 = one billion = 十億

10000000000 = ten billion = 一百億

100000000000 = one hundred billion = 一千億

1000000000000 = one trillion = 一兆

Character #242: 父 father

Chinese character-female or girl

Continuing chinese character learning todays word is female or girl.

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The character 女[ㄋㄩˇ] means female or girl. Here is the stroke order animation and pronunciation. Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. Here is the evolution of 女.

女[ㄋㄩˇ]兒[ㄦˊ] – daughter
女[ㄋㄩˇ]士[ㄕˋ] – Ms.
女[ㄋㄩˇ]婿[ㄒㄩˋ] – son-in-law

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Chinese character -to teach

Chinese character for to teach and the strokes to write it..

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The character 教[ㄐㄧㄠˋ] means to teach. Here is the stroke order animation and pronunciation. Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. Here is the evolution of 教.

教[ㄐㄧㄠˋ]堂[ㄊㄤˊ] – church, place of worship
教[ㄐㄧㄠˋ]學[ㄒㄩㄝˊ] – teaching, education
教[ㄐㄧㄠˋ]室[ㄕˋ] – classroom

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