Month: May 2022

chinese silk radical

The Silk Radical 糸: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

Have you ever seen a Chinese knot 中国结 zhōng guó jié? For those who are out of the loop, a Chinese knot is often made of silk cords. Speaking of which, today we’d like to share with you the radical for silk 糸 which appears in the phrase 中国结 zhōng guó jié. Read on to learn about the silk radical, what it is, how to memorize it with fun mnemonics and a list of useful vocabulary (because the radical silk 糸 is one of the most popular characters). What is the silk radical? In Chinese, the silk radical is pronounced …

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chinese arrow radicals

The Arrow Radical 矢: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

Hey Pandanese users! Let us ask you a question: Is anybody here a fan of adventure sports? Something such as bungee jumping, mountain biking, or archery? Speaking of archery, it’s a competitive and recreational activity. To practice archery, you’ll need a bow and arrow. Do you know the character for arrow in Chinese looks somewhat similar to an arrow? Today, Pandanese is thrilled to introduce you to the arrow radical 矢 shǐ. Continue reading for more information! What is the arrow radical? The Chinese radical for arrow is 矢 shǐ. 矢 shǐ radical is composed of 5 strokes and listed …

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chinese cow radical

The Cow Radical 牛: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

Another Monday, another article of the Pandanese radical series is released! Happy Monday to all hardworking Chinese learners out there! “Monday is for people with a mission.” — Cristina Imre. Do you see yourself in that statement? High-five if you do! Pandanese is here to fuel your energy for your Chinese learning!  Today, Pandanese brings to the table the cow radical. You may have encountered this radical several times before, but do you know about the historical transformation of the character, how to use mnemonic devices to memorize it more effectively, or its related vocabulary? Read on to satisfy your …

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How to learn Chinese for travel

Do You Need to Learn Chinese To Travel To China? 

Cultured, historic, diverse, and flourishing are words international travel lovers have used to describe China.  China is filled with ancient heritage, spectacular natural wonders, and of course, excellent cuisine. No wonder so many people want to visit China at least once in their life — is it on your destination list?  Yet, many people often have the same worry and question when it comes to traveling to China: do you need to know Chinese?  Well, not necessarily.  If you plan to travel to big cities like Beijing or Shanghai, you don’t really need to know Chinese because local people can …

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chinese lid radical

The Lid Radical 亠 : Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

It’s great to have you guys back to the Pandanese blog series on radicals! Radicals are the main components of a Chinese character (Hanzi). Therefore, learning radicals helps you broaden your Hanzi understanding and increase your Chinese vocabulary. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the lid radical 亠, how to learn it with fun mnemonics, and a list of vocabulary associated with this radical. Continue reading for this useful information!  What is the lid radical? In Chinese, the lid radical is pronounced as “tóu” and written as 亠. This radical has two strokes and is listed as radical 8 …

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Negation with 不 bù

Chinese Negation: How to Use 不 Bù to Form Negative Sentences

To Chinese learners out there, we have a question for you: when it comes to learning Chinese, what’s just as important as vocabulary and pronunciation? I bet you’ll get the right answer! It’s Chinese grammar! Chinese grammar is mysterious, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way you can master it. If you need some help with Chinese grammar, Pandanese is at your disposal. Pandanese is here to help you “crack” Chinese grammar from the simplest to the most difficult patterns. Learning Chinese grammar is a breeze with the Pandanese Chinese grammar series! Before going into specific grammar lessons in this …

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jade radical

The Jade Radical 玉: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary 

Continuing the Pandanese series on Chinese radicals, we’re here again to introduce you to the super cool radical for jade 玉 (yù).  Without any further ado, let’s scroll down to get interesting information about the jade radical and, as always, a fun mnemonic to help you remember this radical for a long time!  What is the jade radical in Chinese?  The Chinese radical for jade is 玉 (yù). It’s often used in characters having meanings related to jade, glass-like materials, jewelry, or precious, beautiful things in general.  You can find this radical in 473 Chinese characters (out of 49,030) ​​in …

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