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Remarks touching the signification of the Chinese character [E] E

Walter Henry Medhurst

Remarks touching the signification of the Chinese character [E] E

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Published by Hongkong Register in Hongkong .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementelicited by ... P.P. Thoms" attempt to shew that the Chinese do not call Europeans barbarians.
ContributionsThoms, Peter Perring.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21443909M

Most characters in Chinese only have one common reading, but the character we're going to look at in this article has many different pronunciations, although some of them aren't character in question is 和, which has the basic meaning of "harmony" or "together" and is pronounced "hé" as in 和平 (hépíng) "peace".


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Translation for 'remarks' in the free English-Chinese dictionary and many other Chinese translations. – Even though the characters are listed separately if it means a different word when it’s put together with another character (i.e. they are compounds), at the bottom of that character listing all the compounds are listed – for example underneath the entry for ‘文’ (which means culture), ‘日文’ (meaning.

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remark translate: 說起;評論說;談論, 言辭;話語;談論;評論. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Chinese traditional Dictionary. A lot of new words came into being.

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There are o Chinese characters, about 7, of them commonly used today. The great number of the Chinese characters formed the basis of the. Chinese characters are made up of pieces called radicals. A radical is to a Chinese character as a letter is to an English word.

Chinese words (made up of a series of characters) are listed in dictionaries according to the Chinese equivalent of alphabetical order, which is based on radicals and where they appear in the first character of the word. With the rapid development of Chinese economy and culture in recent years, China has become a country which attracts the world's attention.

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