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the very best of pictographic chinese characters
Posted February 24th, 2013 - 5:07 am by from Lucerne, Switzerland (Permalink)
hi ppl!

i try to learn some chinese characters. there are some simplified chinese character who did not change too much when they were modificated from the traditional ones.

i am looking for a list of characters which the meaning of it does show clearly in the style. pictographic characters. for example:

mountain 山

looks like a mountain right? so i found some websites about this topic. for example:

http://www.ahachinese.com/wp/education/fun-for-children-learning-chinese-the-pictographs-behind-10-chinese-characters-3/

but not every pictographic character does have that locical clear style of its meaining. for example:

water 水

for me, it does not really look like water on the first sight as the mountain character looks like a mountain. looks more like an umbrella with two birds on it

i hope to find a list of the very best, the top 10 or top 100 of the MOST easiest and logical pictographic characters. if you dont know a list or website for this, please feel free just to add your favorite character here in the post)

so my top 4 is:

one 一

two 二

tree 三

mountain 山

Posted February 24th, 2013 - 6:21 am from Destelbergen, Belgium
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Posted February 24th, 2013 - 10:19 am from Foshan, China
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