As readers of my blog probably already know, my friend Cimi is going to China next year, so together we are learning a few Chinese characters (Korean hanja 한자, Mandarin trad. 漢字, simpl. 汉字 pinyin: Hànzì, Japanese kanji). Cimi teaches me and shares resources, as well as me writing “Hanja for Cimi” posts. Cimi is my language buddy, and we inspire each other, which keeps the motivation strong.
Here are some of the things Cimi has shared.
Basics of Chinese writing:
Chinese characters stroke order:
Cimi also sent me this amazing gift basket with facial masks (like they use in Korean dramas), a lavender and roses wreath she made with herbs from her garden, seaweed snacks to go with rice, and hydrating skin spritzer. Language exchange can bring you closer to people, it is not just about the words you learn.