Beginner Lesson 9.2 – Chinese Characters: 吗 哥 姐 弟 妹

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How To Write The Chinese Characters For Siblings

In this video lesson we'll learn how to write the Chinese Characters for siblings in Chinese: gege, jiejie, didi and meimei. We'll be able to understand the characters' construction and find out their Radicals.

  • Chinese Radicals: 弓
  • Chinese Characters: 吗 哥 姐 弟 妹



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Disneydad21Premium Student April 19, 2024 at 1:43 pm

Great course so far. I go a few days and I test myself on the characters that I’ve learned and I’m learning that I remember them even though I haven’t studied them in a few days or a week

Wal MalikPremium Student May 20, 2020 at 6:35 am

Is there a simple explanation of difference between 谁 and 吗?

Lacey JoPremium Student August 13, 2020 at 11:17 pm

I know you asked this question awhile ago, but I wanted to answer anyways.
谁 means “who”. For example, “谁是你的爸爸?” means “who is your dad?”
吗 is added to the end of a statement to turn the statement into a yes or no question. It is literally like saying “yes or no?” after a statement. For example, “他是你的爸爸吗” means “he is your dad, yes or no?”

jesseflorian1Student March 9, 2019 at 2:56 am

is gōng like a bow to a person or hair bow. xie xie 🙂

Lacey JoPremium Student August 13, 2020 at 11:26 pm

I think gōng 弓 is bow as in “bow and arrow”.

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