Just came across a an interesting "shi" sound Poet that gives a great example of how hard it is to learn Mandarin Chinese because there are too many homophones! Q: How many commonly used "shi" ...
Unlike English, Chinese is not a spelling language, which means there is no hint from the characters for pronunciation!!! Therefore, we can only work on the characters themselves to figure a way to ...
Many times I will know all the characters in a name but one & I'll ask what that one character means. 9 times out of 10 the response is, "That character has no meaning". While it might be true ...