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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
chathaway7 months ago

Just letting you know, these are Japanese, not Chinese

cloon1 year ago
Maybe you can try simplified Chinese characters for a start,
firebird1012 years ago
At first i was like K then i was like J :D
vzhong2 years ago
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! ^.^
james kevin3 years ago
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 .
THECHINABOY3 years ago
do you now the numbers?
lil larry (author)  THECHINABOY3 years ago
I really don't know what your talking about. These are characters I learned, but I didn't learn any more for some reason.
happyjo3 years ago
wow! These are really graceful and elegant! Ahh, chinese is awesome!
I am!
haha. Well don't you think these are quite beautiful?
Yep
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
Thanx!
Yeah! So you speak and write it?
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
I don't speak it, but I can write what is there. :D
Awesome-sauce! :D I am going to learn French! EEEEeeee! *squeals with excitement*
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
lol is there any other languages that you know?
Pig Latin! Yay!
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
wow! you must have a better school than me cuz they don't teach us stuff like that. good for you1 :D
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!
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
yeah,but my school doesn't teach stuff like that! :D
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!
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
Well, your school is still better cuz I don't have any of those things! :D
Oh, i am sorry to hear that. You can always take classes or something!
lil larry (author)  happyjo3 years ago
Well, that is true! I can take classes!
yep! That is what I am going to do!
jtobako3 years ago
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?
lil larry (author)  jtobako3 years ago
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.
kelseymh3 years ago
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.
lil larry (author)  kelseymh3 years ago
ok