Lesson 15 Chinese symbol for heart 心


Lesson 15  Chinese symbol for heart

We will learn the heart symbol in this lesson. It’s a hieroglyph form in ancient Chinese, but not like the modern type, though the structure is still very similar to a heart organ.


The writing strokes for this heart symbol are not complicated. As shown in the animation below, three short strokes with a hook-like stroke, you just need to practice yourself and that’s all.




heart
pronunciation: Xīn










Here is a 2-character Chinese word: 小心 careful, caution, watch out. It’s the combination of the character (small) and (heart):

小心 careful, caution, watch out

小心(careful) = (small) + (heart)

Remember how to write the symbol (small)? We have just learned in last lesson (Lesson 14), here is the animation to recall your memory:



small, little
pronunciation: Xiǎo










Well, the 2-character Chinese word 小心(careful) is very useful, it can be used as a sign, or as a phrase, to say “Watch out!” to warn somebody not to do something. The pronunciation is xiǎo xīn.

I’ve just created an animation sign with this 小心(careful) word for you, please feel free to use it:





小心
careful
caution
watch out
pronunciation: xiǎo xīn






Well, I think that’s enough for this lesson. Thanks for your watching!


Review and further study


heart
pronunciation: Xīn
with pronunciation play button, calligraphic strokes animation, different calligraphic styles, related Chinese words, and more…


small, little
pronunciation: Xiǎo
with pronunciation play button, calligraphic strokes animation, different calligraphic styles, related Chinese words, and more…


小心
careful
caution
watch out
pronunciation: xiǎo xīn
with pronunciation play button, related Chinese words, and more…

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