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Five Second Hanja (10) Carpenter (목수)

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on December 2, 2010

A totem pole being carved

Combining the characters for ‘wood’ (나무-목 =木) and ‘hand’ (손-수 =手) produce the word ‘carpenter’ (목수). This is a combination of two pictograms.

carpenter - 목수

Simply highlighting some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning), I suggest you obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

 

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Five Second Hanja (9) – hand – 손수

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on November 23, 2010

hand, 손수

The simple pictogram for hand.

 

Simply highlighting some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning), I suggest you obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (8) Volcano – 화산

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on November 9, 2010

Volcano - 화산

The compound character for volcano is produced by combining ‘fire’ with ‘mountain.’

 

Simply highlighting some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning), I suggest you obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (7) Fire – 불 – 화

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on November 2, 2010

Pictogram. Fire

the similarities are obvious

Simply highlighting some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning), I suggest you obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (6) Tree – 나무 – 목

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on October 26, 2010

tree

A simple pictogram of a tree showing stem, roots, and branches. Only a small leap of the imagination is needed to visualize the character.

tree- 나무-목

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning), I suggest you obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (5) Day – 날-일 (sun, daily, Japan)

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on October 8, 2010

날-일-Day

Another easily remembered pictogram. With a slight twist of the imagination, ‘Day’ resembles the sun and is the character used for days of the week, eg: Friday – 금요일, and Birthday – 생일. It is also used for sun, Japan and daily.

 

Get the idea?

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning), I suggest you obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (4) Small – 작을-소

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on October 5, 2010

Small

This character, meaning small or little, is common on menus denoting a smaller portion.

Small

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning). I suggest you buy a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (3) Month, Moon – 달-월

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on September 29, 2010

 

month, moon - 달-월

 

A pictogram of a crescent moon with two clouds traversing the center. As a pictogram it probably would have been slightly rotated.

 

Sometimes a little leap of the imagination is required for the pictogram's meaning to materialise

 

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning). I suggest you buy a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (2) Mountain – (메-산)

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on September 24, 2010

mountain - 메-산

Looks like the character

The character for ‘mountain,’ a simple pictogram depicting three mountains.

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning). I suggest you buy a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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Five Second Hanja (1) Big-Large (큰-대)

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on September 22, 2010

This character is very common and means big or large. Originally a pictogram, it is easily remembered as a representation of a person holding their arms outstretched, as you might do when telling someone how big something is.

(큰-대) Remove the outstretched arms and you're left with person (사람-인)

Found in restaurants, place names, rock inscriptions as such as well as Korean names.

Dae-gu大邱

Dae-chon大田

Dae-Han-Min- Guk (대한민국) – 大韓民國

Dae-Po – (artillery) – 大砲

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning). I suggest you buy a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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