Chinese for Non-Chinese Language Background Students I

Fall 2020 (3 credits)

Study One: Pronouns

Character Learning

and share the same radical " " which means person, .

and both refer to the third person and both pronounced "ta1", but the former refers to a male and the latter a female. Have you noticed their radicals are different? The female "ta1" has the radical "" which means female.

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Character Recognition

Take a close look at the following passage and find out how many pronouns there are and write down the number in the box. Put down “0” in the box if you do not think you have found any.