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Chinese characters

You will learn how to write three new characters 在,子 and 工, and two radicals 辶 , 门 and one Component structures: half-enclosure structure.

New characters

子zǐ baby

在 zài to live; to exist

工 gōng worker; to work

Character structures

In previous lessons, we have learnt 4 types of compound structures. Such as 你 哪 爸 高

Today we will focus on the half-enclosure structure.

We have learnt lots of characters with half-enclosure structures, such as 店 同 医 习 这

Some of them, like 店 同 医 are enclosed by 3 sides,

and some of them, like 习 and 这 are enclosed by 2 sides.


Today we will learn 2 more Chinese radicals.

The radical “辶” is usually related to walking or distance. For example:

送 sòng to send、近 jìn close; near

Pay attention, when writing the characters with “辶”, you should write this radical at last, for example for 这, you should write “文” first, and then “辶”, it is not follow the common stroke order from left to right, please keep it in mind.

The radical “门” is usually related to a door or a room. For example:

间 jiān a measure word for room 闭 bì to close

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HSK Standard Course Level 1: 1.2

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