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Chinese characters: Pictographs: 雨、气; Phono-semantic compounds: 冷、病; Ideographic compounds: 喜、休
  • 雨(yǔ, rain):The horizontal line of this character indicates the sky. The dots represent the rain drops.
  • 气(qì, air):It refers to the air, so 天气(tiānqì) means “weather”.
  • 冷(lěnɡ, cold):The left two dots refer to the ice that is melting, so the two dots represent coldness. The right part 令(lìng, order)stands for the pronunciation.
  • 喜(xǐ, happy):This character looks like a smiling mouth under a drum, so it is related to happiness.
  • 病(bìnɡ, sick):The outside part is the radical, meaning “being sick”. The inner part stands for the pronunciation.
  • 休(xiū, rest):This character 休 consists of two parts. The left part 人(rén, person). The right part is 木(mù, tree). So 休(xiū) means “to rest”.

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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