Chinese writing looks very different to our own. There are over 7,000 characters to learn; out of these most children will have to learn 5,000 of them while they are at school. They can take many years to learn. Each stroke or line has to be done in the correct order and start in the correct place – just like how we learn to write our alphabet letters at school.
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Have a look at the characters below and their meaning.