Many Chinese characters are pictographic and therefore look like the objects they represent. These characters are among some of the oldest and most common characters in Chinese and can often be used together with other characters to form new characters. Whether you are learning to write Chinese or simply want a better understanding of Chinese characters, Picturing Chinese is a great resource. Picturing Chinese gives information about twelve of the most common pictographic Chinese characters and uses pictures to aid in remembering them.
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What a lovely book! Chinese characters are made up of pictures, and this book beautifully illustrates where some common characters come from. I learned a lot about Chinese language as well as the culture. A wonderful book for anyone with any level of interest in Mandarin Chinese.