父 (fù) Father
When you think of 父 (fù), father, think of an ax. The character has its origin in the word ax. The ancient Chinese pictured a person who uses an ax to chop wood to provide for the family as representing father.
It also looks like two hammers, don’t you think?
親 (Qīn) means parent, relative, close, or intimate. It consists of 亲 (Qīn) and 見 (Jiàn), meaning “see”. The top of 見 (Jiàn) is an eye, 目 (Mù). The simplified form of 親 (Qīn) is 亲 (Qīn). Some people sarcastically say simplified characters are “Relatives that don’t see each other and love without a heart.”
The child character, 兒 (Er), looks like the molar character, 臼 (Jiù), with two little legs. The simplified character of child, 兒 (Er), has only two little legs, ㄦ (Er).
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You can now translate directly from written English to the Chinese “alphabet.” Type English sentences and this app will translate them to a Chinese “alphabet.” You can then e-mail the translation or copy and paste it to your own notes or documents. It's the complete Good Characters’ Chinese Alphabet in your pocket or backpack that you have access to offline anywhere and anytime, even without an Internet connection.
Chinese Alphabet Translator: Tap and type. Translate.
Chinese Alphabet Translator: Support both portrait and landscape modes. iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
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Symbols were selected based on their visual similarity to corresponding English alphabet letters. Only real Chinese characters are used. Only characters that are positive or neutral in meaning are included.
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