An Introduction to Chinese Characters – Part One

Here is a short video giving an Introduction to the beautiful Chinese characters in the pictogram group. Many Chinese characters are like pictures and those are the basic elements/words to form the compound characters. Enjoy the beauty of Chinese characters and culture!

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Chinese Character Fun: person, big, sky, middle, small

Writing Chinese characters is a lot of fun. Follow the strokes and write the character. They are all picture words. Let’s take a look at each word, its pronunciation, and its meaning. 人 – reń – person, people 大 – dà – big 天 – tān – sky 中 – zhōng – middle 小 – xiǎo – small, little ***Click on the characters below and see how they are written.*** Word List #1 人   大  

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Chinese Character Fun: person, big, sky, middle, small

Writing Chinese characters is a lot of fun. Follow the strokes and write the character. They are all picture words. Let’s take a look at each word, its pronunciation, and its meaning. 人 – reń – person, people 大 – dà – big 天 – tān – sky 中 – zhōng – middle 小 – xiǎo – small, little ***Click on the characters below and see how they are written.*** Word List #1 人   大  

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Eensy Weensy Spider

Chinese Play Time with Miss Panda introduces songs and activities to children and parents.    Today we are singing Eensy Weensy Spider in Chinese.  You know this song very well and now you can sing it in Chinese. Activity: (1) Finger play – use fingers as a spider and going up and down. (2) Spider fun – use a plastic or plush spider to climb up all the way to the head and down. Game: “Is the

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Chinese Cultue for Kids: Happy Chinese New Year!

Do you know this year is the year of the Rabbit? There are 12 Chinese animal or birth signs. It is a 12-year cycle. Do you know that the Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon? Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival. Let’s say Happy New Year in Chinese…Xin Niań Kuaì Lè!

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Year of the Rabbit

The 12 Chinese animal or birth signs are (1) Mouse (2) Ox (3) Tiger (4) Rabbit (5) Dragon (6) Snake (7) Horse (8) Ram (9) Monkey (10) Rooster (11) Dog (12) Pig

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