Nicolay Shinkin (shinkinnicolay) wrote in uw,
Nicolay Shinkin

The Structural Logic of the Chinese Character

Do you think that the Chinese character decomposition can speed up the process of developing writing skills and, consequently,
memorization of the Chinese character?

It looks simplier to learn Chinese writing with the help of ready ‘blocks’, I mean radicals and components, rather than
the stroke order of the character.

In fact, if a Chinese character understood structurally, it might be recalled easily and written without any difficulties.

The Chinese character decomposition shows the structural logic of the character. Here is an example how the decomposition of the Chinese
character simplifies the whole idea of studying the Chinese language.

Decomposition of the Chinese character 畁 bì ‘give, allow’,

由 tián field,
囗 wéi enclosure,
冂 jiōng down box,
十 shí ten,
一 yī one,
丨 gǔn line,
一 yī one

由 囗 冂 十 一 丨 一

NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split.

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