Enjoy Learning Chinese Characters Pt.1

    • head
    • tou2
    • The "head" of a person or animal, the 'roof' of a building, the 'upper part' of an object.
    • hand over
    • jiao1
    • 交付-(jiao1 fu4) hand over, pay
    • 交换-(jiao1 huan4) exchange, swap
    • 交流-(jiao1 liu2) exchange, interchange
    • 外交-(wai4 jiao1) diplomacy, foreign affairs
    • head 亠(tou2) + crossed legs 父 (symbol)
    • When you see an image of two people (亠)with legs crossed/mixed (父) to make love, this character means 'associate with.' For a man and a woman to be in this posture, it also indicates they are in love with each other and reciprocate each other's feelings
    • dumpling
    • jiao3
    • 饺子-(jiao3 zi) dumpling (with meat and vegetable stuffing)
    • eat 饣=食(shi2) + mix/hand over 交 (jiao1)
    • Dumplings are made by mixing (交) various ingredients to make the stuffing, then separately kneading the dough to make the skin, wrapping some stuffing in a piece of skin, then cooking them to eat (饣).
    • compare
    • jiao4
    • 比较-(bi3 jiao4) compare, comparatively
    • cart 车 (che1) + mix/hand over 交 (jiao1)
    • Out of an assortment of (交) cars (车), they are comparing which one is better.
    • school
    • xiao4
    • 学校 (xue2 xiao4) school
    • 校长 (xiao4 zhang3) schoolmaster, principal
    • tree 木 (mu4) + hand over 交 (jiao1)
    • A school is a structure made with wood (木)where teachers and students get together to exchange (交)knowledge.
    • capital
    • jing1
    • 北京 (bei3 jing1) Beijing
    • head 亠 + structure of a building (symbol)
    • Symbolizing the shape of a high-rise building () with a roof (亠), it means something high or large. It also means a large city, like the capital of a nation.
    • cool
    • liang2
    • 凉快 (liang2 kuai) pleasantly cool
    • ice 冰 (r. bing1) + large/capital (京)
    • A large building (京) with a ceiling and thick walls is cool like ice (r. 冰), even in the summer.
    • forgive
    • liang4
    • 原谅 (yuan2 liang4) excuse, forgive
    • word 讠= 言 (yan2) + large/capital 京 (jing1)
    • Words (讠) of a high-ranking official living in a large building (京) has the power to forgive/pardon.
    • sunshine
    • jing3
    • 风景 (feng1 jing3) scenery, landscape
    • sun 日 (ri4) + large/capital 京 (jing1)
    • The sun (日) shines over a large building (京).
    • shadow
    • ying3
    • 电影 (dian4 ying3) film, movie
    • 影响 (ying3 xiang3) influence, affect
    • sunshine 景 (jing3) + decorate/hair r. (shan4)
    • When the sun shines (景) buildings cast shadows (r. shan4) Shadows are also used in photographs and movies.
Card Set
Enjoy Learning Chinese Characters Pt.1
Pt.1 of the Vocabulary from the textbook "Enjoy Learning Chinese Characters, Discover their Hidden Meanings" by Kun Ho Park and Kyung Yong Kong, Pub. 2008, Second Ed. 2013