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Chinese characters

Chinese characters: 往 远 近 看 坐
  • 往(wǎng, towards):The left part is the radical related to roads or walking. The right part is 主(zhǔ, host), but the pronounciation of 往(wǎng, towards)comes from 王(wánɡ).
  • 远(yuǎn, far):The outside radical means walking and movement. The inner part 元(yuán, current unit;origin)stands for their pronunciation, but the tone is different.
  • 近(jìn, close):This character shares the same radical with 远(yuǎn, far). The inner part 斤(jīn, catty)stands for their pronunciation, but the tone is changed into the forth tone.
  • 看(kàn, to look; to watch):This character combines 手(shǒu, hand) on top and 目(mù, eyes) on the bottom. 看(kàn, to look; to watch) originally means to look from a distance with a hand above your eyes.
  • 坐(zuò, to sit):As this character shows, the two persons are sitting on the ground face to face.

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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