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here is how one counts in Chinese:

一  one

二  two

三  three

it's a start but you get the idea that there is a method behind the characters, and simple memorization is not all that is required.

I hope this encourages you to look into the topic a little more.  

I will be posting more characters with the story behind them, to pique your interest and hopefully get you studying this fascinating system of communication.  

by zoe on Thu Apr 24th, 2008 at 05:25:49 PM EST

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