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Situation #4.2: My child thinks Chinese is too difficult to learn…

March 17, 2013

Symmetry in Chinese Characters

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Chinese characters are pictorial, as everyone knows, but symmetry can actually plays a role in some characters, adding geometry into the curriculum. Finding and using these new and fun ideas tailored to your child’s level of need can provide some sparks to an otherwise dry and rote-learning method.

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  1. Is there a list of those characters?

    Comment by Fla Lan — March 17, 2013 @ 11:22 am
  2. 一二十三川工口囗王丰井中日曰旦田由甲申目回吕亘串車昌噩. I am sure there are others. And there are those that are not quite symmetric in original form, but if a certain font is used, or that we stretch them a bit to be, like 來 or 春, they can still be classified as that. When used for educational purposes, we need not be so precise, as long as the children are thinking about the characters and having fun doing it!

    Comment by admin — March 17, 2013 @ 11:57 am
  3. I agree! So visual. It helps them to remember.

    Comment by Alfie Ling — March 17, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

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