No. 53 in my 365 project
books, chinese, 365
Are you learning Chinese on top of all your other talents? Fine comp here.
in the great tradition of dilettantism, I’ve been learning in dribs and drabs for years now – speaking and listening I can manage basic stuff ok but writing and reading are a challenge.
– Evelyn Bach
Oooh, I can’t resist! tíng zài bàn (stop to exist in the middle?…..) Sorry – I have a new app no my phone (Pleco) that amongst many other things lets me enter Chinese characters in handwriting – best if you get the stroke order right, though it’s fairly tolerant. But I’m learning, and getting better at it. I’d seen the tíng character before (in a ‘forbidden to park a bicycle’ sign). Anyway, can’t resist practicing on every Chinese text that crosses my eyes now ;) So thanks for the opportunity provided!
Are you learning Chinese? Anyway, great shot, nice composition and lighting, too.
Yes, I’ve been learning for a while. The complete saying goes like this:停在半路 比走到目標辛苦。I’ll let you figure out the pinyin! BTW, these are traditional characters, may not all be the same as the simplified ones used in China now.It means ‘Stopping half way is more painful than completing the objective’ or words to that effect.Happy reading,Evelyn
I found all the words (when my handwriting attempt results in the character as the first from a list of options it means I’m doing well on my stroke order, though maybe not perfect). :) I can sort of match that with the saying – great one!
How do you type(?) those characters in here?
Set language to pinyin, traditional. Can’t remember how – it was a long time ago, but no special software needed, just language settings.Nice job on the stroke order!!!
Aha! That put me on the right track, thanks!! I found this wonderful mini site with clear instructions. All set now. :)
Fantastic! Full speed ahead.
This is Great…compositionally, as well as the very fact that you are doing this.My novice eye is pleased by the letter(does one say ‘letter’ ? Or symbol formation.Keep it up ;))~sass
Hi Sass, thanks for the encouragement. I and others I know call them characters. I also love the look of them, and the writing of them is a strangely beautiful and meditative practice, even when they are clumsy as a child’s first efforts with pencil in fist!
Featured in my ‘THINGS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS ON’ selection for 08.04.2012
most honoured! Thanks, Karen
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