Welcome to Chinese Characters!

Here you can learn about Chinese characters and why they are shaped the way they are. Each Chinese character has components that indicate the meaning and the pronunciation. These provide helpful hints to Chinese speakers and learners.

sounds like "mù"
means "eye"

sounds like "hŭo"
means "fire"

sounds like "dāo"
means "knife"

广

sounds like "guăng"
means "shelter"