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Chinese characters

Chinese characters: 天 月 上 下
  • 天(tiān, sky;day):This character originally means the top of one’s head. It is used to refer to the sky or heaven that is above one’s head. Now, it also means “day”.
  • 月(yuè, moon):This character is derived from a picture of the moon.
  • 上(shàng, above):Originally, this character was composed of a short line and a longer horizontal line. The horizontal line of this character represents the horizon. The short line is above the horizontal line, which means something is above the horizon.
  • 下(xià, below):The opposite meaning of 上(shàng, above).

After learning this video, you can write these characters as their order in the worksheet to help you better understand what you have learned.

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