Lesson 18 Wood 木, Seedling 禾, Peace 和平


Lesson 18 Wood , Seedling , Peace 和平

I think we should learn more elementary Chinese symbols in order to create more new words. Here is the basic one, the Wood symbol , and two variations: Seedling and Peace .




wood
pronunciation:



Please look at the animation of the strokes for Wood symbol , it could be decomposed as the Cross symbol and the Human symbol . 



The next symbol is one extra stroke added on the top of the Wood symbol , that becomes Seedling symbol , as shown in the animation.



seedling
pronunciation:

Note: the Wood symbol and Seedling symbol are both hieroglyphic symbols, here are their ancient writing styles, just use your imagination to figure out what the meanings could be inspired as Wood and Seedling…

The next symbol is an important one, it can be “peace, harmony” as a noun, or “peaceful, harmonious” as an adjective. We will create some 2-character words later with this Peace symbol .

Let’s look at the animation of the writing strokes, it’s the combination of the Seedling symbol with the Mouth symbol .



peace
pronunciation:

To refresh your memory, here is the animation of the writing strokes for Mouth symbol , which is taught in Lesson 04.




mouth
pronunciation: Kǒu








Now, let’s use the Peace symbol to create the popular 2-character word: 和平 Peace

和平
peace
pronunciation: hé píng

和平 Peace = (peace) + (equal, fair)

Oops, we haven’t learned the (equal, fair) symbol yet, but it’s not hard to write anyway.  Here is the animation of the writing strokes for this (equal, fair) symbol:



equal, fair
pronunciation: Píng









Well, here is another 2-character word which is using the  Peace symbol , with the Human symbol .

人和
harmony with the people
pronunciation: rén hé

人和 harmony with the people = (human) + (peace)


I think that’s enough for today’s lesson. Thanks for your watching!


Review and further study


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


seedling
pronunciation:
with pronunciation play button, different calligraphic styles, related Chinese words, and more…


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


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


和平
peace
pronunciation: hé píng
with pronunciation play button, related Chinese words, and more…


equal, fair
pronunciation: Píng
with pronunciation play button, calligraphic strokes animation, different calligraphic styles, related Chinese words, and more…


人和
harmony with the people
pronunciation: rén hé
with pronunciation play button, related Chinese words, and more…


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




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