Chinese Character of the week

饿 è

To be hungry

My favourite character this week has to be the character for ‘to be hungry’.

On first look, for such a simple pinyin spelling (è) the character is somewhat complicated, however, I found a good way to remember it is that when I am hungry, I want to eat. Breaking the character down, on the right hand side is the character for ‘I’ 我 , and on the left hand side is the food radical 饣, found in many characters to do with food. So really, it’s pretty logical…at least for this character anyway!

P.S.  if you’d like to see the stroke order of the character, please find it here

And the best way to remember this character is to  practice writing on your notebook or in your web browser by using Skritter below and here is a Skritter review would be helpful for you to read.

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  • Pozycjonowanie Warszawa

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this article was good. I don’t know exactly who you are however certainly you’re going to a legendary tumblr if you aren’t already ;) Many thanks!