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The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
The story of the sun   stories with chinese characters
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The fun and fast way to learn Chinese Characters through stories. …

The fun and fast way to learn Chinese Characters through stories.
Did you know that the same 152 characters will make up 50% of any Chinese text ?
The story of the sun will introduce 15 characters. These characters will represent around 8 % of characters used in any Chinese text (7.7886%)
The idea of this text is to help children or adults learn in a fun and fast way the most used Chinese Characters.
As it builds on our natural way of learning – through association, the learner who masters all 152 most used Chinese characters will reach a threshold. From there on the student can read simple Chinese texts and can often guess the meaning of a new character in the text without having to consult the dictionary.

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  • 1. 2013[THE STORY OF THE SUN 日 –STORIES WITH CHINESECHARACTERS (CALLIGRAPHY)]The fun and one of the fastest ways of learning Chinese Characters through stories – forchildren and adults.
  • 2. Stories with Chinese Characters (Calligraphy)The fun and fast way to learn Chinese Characters through stories.Did you know that the same 152 characters will make up 50% of anyChinese text ?Peter PalmeJona, 06. May 2013Free for private use. For commercial use please contact:Peter Palmepetepalme@gmail.comwww.linkedin.com/in/peterpalmeThe story of the sun will introduce 15 characters. These characters willrepresent around 8 % of characters used in any Chinese text (7.7886%)Advice:Before you read to children, you can print out the story . While you readthe children can color the Chinese characters in the text.In the appendix of the story the stroke order of the Chinese Characters arelisted. A link will direct you to a sound file which will introduce you to thepronunciation of the character. Another link will show if available inanimated way how to write this Chinese character.In most cases two Characters (two syllables) make up a word. The idea ofthis text is to help children or adults learn in a fun and fast way the mostused Chinese Characters.As it builds on our natural way of learning – through association, thelearner who masters all 152 most used Chinese characters will reach athreshold. From there on the student can read simple Chinese texts and canoften guess the meaning of a new character in the text without having toconsult the dictionary.Writing and reading Chinese characters will also improve the IQ andlearning agility as several research studies have shown.There are many fun ways to work, play and learn with these charactersespecially with children.Further stories:The Lonesome Human Being – 11 Characters will introduce around 4% ofcharacters used in any Chinese Text.
  • 3. The Story of the Sunrì = sunOne day as the sun was shining as usual, the sun suddenly began to think.For the first time ever the sun was asking herself many questions about:“Why do I exist? Where do I come from?”And while the sun was in deep thought black spots formed on her surface.But the thoughts continued ….
  • 4. yì = conscience, thought, opinion, mindThere were so many questions springing up in the mind of the sun. Buteventually one big question formed: “What is the meaning of myexistence?”The Sun put on her graduation hat 立 and threw her wholeheart 心 into thinking about the one big question.And all of a sudden all the other open questions vanished and this was theonly thought left, which kept the sun busy thinking about.
  • 5. yué = moonAfter many years of thinking and thinking about her one big final questionlastly one answer came to the troubled mind of the sun “The meaning ofmy existence is to shine bright for the people living on the planet earth” thesun thought.Suddenly the dark sun spots vanished and the sun smiled for the first timeagain. “I have to tell it to the moon”, the sun said.
  • 6. shì = yes, indeed, rightThe moon listened intensively to the thoughts and the questions of the sunshe had asked herself during all those years. And when the sun presentedthe answer to the final question, the moon nodded. “Yes indeed”, he said,“this must also be the reason for my own existence.”
  • 7. míng = bright日 rì + 月 yué = 明 míngAnd the moon said: “Sun, let’s work together and shine as bright aspossible for the people on planet earth.”
  • 8. míng rì = tomorrowThe moon and the sun agreed to shine as bright as possible for the peopleon the planet earth tomorrow.Both went to sleep and both were so full of meaning and happiness.
  • 9. dàn shì = butThe next day the sun woke up happily and cheered: “Today I am workingtogether with the moon to bring more brightness to the people on theplanet earth.” The sun waited and waited, but the moon did not show up.
  • 10. jiān = between日 rì 土 tǔ 月 yuéThe sun could not see the moon, and the moon could not see the sun.While both had been sleeping, the earth had moved between them.The earth was now like a door 门 between the moon and the sun. And yousee the sun on left trying to look through the door to see the moon.
  • 11. hěn= very“Moon where are you?” The sun became very, very sad. “Without themoon I cannot bring more brightness to the people on planet earth”. Thesun suddenly felt so lonely and started to cry. Long tails of tears suddenlyappeared on the surface of the sun.
  • 12. shí= time , periodThe crying and the moaning of the sun went on for a certain period of time.(The period of time is characterized by placing the character for an inch (寸)next to the Chinese character for sun).Suddenly the moon came back as the earth had travelled onwards on herway around the sun.
  • 13. zuì = extremely“Sun, I am here”, the moon shouted. The sun now was extremely happy tosee the moon again. The sun (日) could hear with her ear (耳) again (又)the moon.
  • 14. dé = to obtain, to get, to acquire“Moon, now we can obtain together the meaning of our existence “, thesun said happily with contend.
  • 15. dōu = all, the whole“We will bring brightness to all the people on planet earth!” The moon andthe sun danced and smiled.
  • 16. dé = possessive, adjectival suffix„Actually we are not only there for the people on planet earth”, the moonsaid. “We are the moon and the sun of all living beings and plants on planetearth”. “Yes”, the sun replied and was even happier than ever before.
  • 17. zhě= he/she who, authorAnd while the sun was filled with joy, she spotted one who was writing apoem about the sun in the land of China. And while the sun felt honoredand watched the author write, suddenly the sun had a very new thought …
  • 18. ( )Ancient Chinese writing of the sun (left) – in brackets modern Chinesecharacter for sun“When I see how the author writes my name – sun, I think my meaning isnot to bring brightness to the people on planet earth. It is about me”, thesun concluded, “whenever people see me they smile. I am there to putsmiles on people’s faces!” Now finally the big question of the sun wasanswered. From now on the sun was happy and had a very peaceful mind….The End
  • 19. 日意明但是间很时最得都的者土月明日 = tomorrow但是 = butCan you find morecombinations? (Answer nextpage)
  • 20. 的都 = of all是的 = that’s it, that’sright很 明 = it is clear…
  • 21. 1234See: rì = sunListenSee: yì = thought, mindListenSee míng = brightListen123 45678910111213See: shì = yes, indeed, rightListenSee: dàn = only, butListenSee: jiān = betweenListen
  • 22. See: tǔ = earthListenSee: yué = moonListenSee: hěn= veryListenSee: zuì = extremelyListenSee: dé = to obtain, to acquireListenSee: shí= time , periodListen
  • 23. See: dōu = all, the wholeListenSee: dé = possessive,adjectival suffixListenSee: zhě= he/she whoListen

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