Introduction: How to Write Chinese!!!

In this instructable you will learn how to write a bit of Chinese.

HISTORY OF CHINESE CHARACTERS

The history of chinese characters is that it started as PICTOGRAPHS. It still is based on pictographs, but not all of them. They evolved to here. For example, the "tree" and "forest" characters are a like and look like simple trees. I really used a sharpie to write all of this, but if I were a true chinese boy (which I am) I would have done it in ink and a brush or a caligraphic pen. There are 3,000-4,000 chinese characters in modern day. How do they search the internet I don't know (pretty big keybaord then). These aren't serious

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chathaway (author)2014-04-20

Just letting you know, these are Japanese, not Chinese

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cloon (author)2013-09-17

Maybe you can try simplified Chinese characters for a start,

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firebird101 (author)2012-07-03

At first i was like K then i was like J :D

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vzhong (author)2011-12-02

Pretty good, great for a person that isn't chinese ^.^ ur great its just that......the tree is wod and the graceful chinese character is upside down ^.^' learn more!!! I look forward to seeing more chinese characters from you! ^.^

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james kevin (author)2011-10-01

I am a high school student in china. now I live in Anhui Province.
I have to say your calligraphy is very beautiful. But you should make further efforts.
There are many versions of Chinese calligraphy. Such as regular script, running script, cursive. They all have their own characteristics,so Rome was not built in a day.
I hope you can stick to your own preferences .
If you need any help ,you can send message to me .I am glad to help you .

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THECHINABOY (author)2011-04-03

do you now the numbers?

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lil larry (author)THECHINABOY2011-04-04

I really don't know what your talking about. These are characters I learned, but I didn't learn any more for some reason.

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happyjo (author)2011-02-23

wow! These are really graceful and elegant! Ahh, chinese is awesome!

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Air_Assassin (author)happyjo2011-03-05

I am!

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happyjo (author)Air_Assassin2011-03-05

haha. Well don't you think these are quite beautiful?

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Air_Assassin (author)happyjo2011-03-06

Yep

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-23

Thanx!

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-23

Yeah! So you speak and write it?

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-23

I don't speak it, but I can write what is there. :D

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-23

Awesome-sauce! :D I am going to learn French! EEEEeeee! *squeals with excitement*

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-23

lol is there any other languages that you know?

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-23

Pig Latin! Yay!

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-23

wow! you must have a better school than me cuz they don't teach us stuff like that. good for you1 :D

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-23

No, actually, i have a school that doesn't offer the best ecucation! I will be learning French through the computer, I have a class thing for it! And Pig Latin is just a fun way to speak English!

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-24

yeah,but my school doesn't teach stuff like that! :D

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-25

Yeah, I am really bummed because my school doesn't have a drama class! I really like acting! But I am happy that we have a school band!

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-25

Well, your school is still better cuz I don't have any of those things! :D

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-26

Oh, i am sorry to hear that. You can always take classes or something!

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lil larry (author)happyjo2011-02-27

Well, that is true! I can take classes!

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happyjo (author)lil larry2011-02-27

yep! That is what I am going to do!

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jtobako (author)2011-03-04

From what I understand, the order of the strokes is important-so much so that the dictionary is organized by stroke order. Do you have the seven(?) strokes that the words are made up of, or are you just copying something?

Isn't tree one tree, grove two trees and forest three trees?

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lil larry (author)jtobako2011-03-04

Sorry, I don't know the seven strokes. I didn't copy this, I just learned some at school, but that's only what they taught us.

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kelseymh (author)2011-02-23

You really could turn this into a real Instructable! You could start by discussing the radicals, then move to the singular characters, and then to compound characgers.

It looks like you're presenting the mainland "simplified" characters, rather than the older ("Cantonese" in San Francisco, or Taiwanese) characters. It might be helpful to note that difference.

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lil larry (author)kelseymh2011-02-24

ok

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