Why a Woman will Get Married? The Character 婚 will Tell You.

There are two seasons when Chinese people like to hold wedding ceremony: 五月(wǔ yuè) and 十月(shí yuè). So the character “婚(hūn)” is very useful in these two months. “婚(hūn)” is composed of two parts: 女(nǚ) and 昏(hūn). 女(nǚ) represents the meaning of the character: a woman while 昏(hūn) indicates the pronunciation of the character. But Read more about Why a Woman will Get Married? The Character 婚 will Tell You.[…]

Getting “In Character”: The Evolution of Written Chinese

Guest Post: Chloe Lindeman There’s no question that Chinese characters are a mixed bag. On one hand, they can be hard to learn since they’re not phonetic and sometimes seem totally random. On the other hand, they’re really cool! To give you an idea how we ended up with this set of characters, here’s a Read more about Getting “In Character”: The Evolution of Written Chinese[…]