Beginner Lesson 3.2 – Chinese Characters: 中 国 人 是

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How To Write Chinese Characters Shi, Zhongguo, Ren

In this video lesson we will learn how to write Chinese characters shi , Zhongguo, ren.

  • How to Write Chinese Radicals: 囗  日
  • How to Write Chinese Characters shi, Zhongguo, ren: 是  中  国 人


Writing Sheets


1 wéi ①  border
1 the sun

① 囗 is a very common Chinese Radical, however, as a character it is not used in Modern Chinese. It's pronunciation is not useful for general communication.


1 shì to be
1 zhōng middle; center
1 guó country; nation
1 rén people; person
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CherryDaAxolotlGuest June 29, 2022 at 1:57 pm


Thiago De Sousa SilveiraPremium Student December 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm

I’m very curious about this as well. They seem the same format but have different computer encodings.

psychicattackPremium Student May 5, 2020 at 2:07 am

Ms. Lili, I have a question. Do you think it is acceptable to model my Chinese handwriting after non-brush styles? It’s like the “Sans Serif” version of Chinese characters. I was thinking of this because I prefer writing with my ball point pen, and I find that uneven stroke widths do not suit my pen very well. What are your thoughts? My example font would be Noto Sans CJK. 谢谢!

hesterPremium Student July 25, 2021 at 8:23 am

hi, this is a late reply and from someone who likes the brush style. I agree about the ball point pen. I use a v fine point Kuretake pen when I practice. Try it out. Good luck.

Sanjiv PaudelPremium Student April 2, 2020 at 8:50 am

Oh God! Your way of teaching is really impressive. I have subsbribed for 6 months package for that. Hope to be fluent in this time haha

p.johnamorosoPremium Student December 11, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Lili, you have devised an ingenious language learning curriculum for the teaching of introductory Chinese. My main concern was how does one learn Chinese characters. The interactive process is based on sound learning techniques and is quite versatile in its approach. Thank you.

Hi Patrick. Thanks for such a nice comment! I’m really glad that you like our methods and hope you enjoy your journey learning Chinese even more in the future!

Thank you so much for the great lessons!

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