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1 Chinese Characters 汉字 Where do they come from? 从哪里来?

2 人 If you take a manat his word then you have… 言

3 信 xin4 meaning trust

4 口 If you take words that are saidover ten times then you have… 十

5 古 gu3 meaning ancient

6 心 If you find a heart that ishidden behind a door then you have… 门

7 闷 men2 meaning depressed

8 言 When you say numbersup to ten then you have… 十

9 计 ji4 meaning count

10 大 If you go from bigto small then you have… 小

11 尖 jian1 meaning sharp

12 心 When your heartis divided then you have… 分

13 忿 fen4 meaning anger

14 人 When you have a personconfined then you have… 囗

15 囚 qiu2 meaning imprison

16 人 When a personleans up against a tree then you have… 木

17 休 xiu1 meaning to rest

18 不 When you get a ‘no’from someone’s mouth then you have… 口

19 否 fou3 meaning to deny

20 人 When a person feelsfor a second person then you have… 二

21 仁 ren2 meaning love

22 So that’s where some Chinese characters come from. Now, let’s see if you can reconstruct which character means what.

23 休计否信仁忿尖囚闷古休计否信仁忿尖囚闷古 trust ancient depressed count sharp anger imprison rest deny love


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