Comparative Chart of Chinese and English

Comparative Chart of Chinese and English

Unlike English, Chinese characters are so-called square pictographs or ideographs. The following is shown as a comparative Chart of Chinese and English.

Unlike English, Chinese characters are so-called square pictographs or ideographs. The following is shown as a comparative Chart of Chinese and English.

 

English

Chinese

1. Primitives:
26 letters.

Strokes, line, segment, arc and point.

2. Properties of primitives:

Each letter has its own symbol and name with sound.

Some generic names (sound) are used to describe strokes. Strokes are not described precisely in angle, direction and positions.

3. Arrangements of primitives:

Linear arrangement of letters from left to right.

Strokes are arranged in a virtual square boundary.

4. Arrangements of characters:

Line sequence of words from

left to right.

Independent block, it can be written in any directions (from left to right or from right to

left, top down or bottom up.)

5. Expression of a character:

Can be expressed by either writing or reading its letter.

Only by writing its strokes.

6. Pattern for memorization:

Order of letters.

Arrangement of strokes.

7. The wav to memorize:

Via the practice of reading, writing or watching.

Via the writing or watching

(strokes cannot be read.)


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