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Structures of Chinese Characters: the Compound Characters (Part Five)

In this lesson, we will continue with the compound characters of three components. Most Chinese characters are of either left-right or top-bottom structure. But there are characters that are composed of three components, which can be described as of left-middle-right structure and top-middle-bottom structure.

Please note that in these characters, not all strokes are shown one by one, because these have been shown in our former lessons.

1. Top-Middle-Bottom Structure (上中下结构 ). The structure of a character is like the picture shows:

For example: "意", "爱" and "高".

意 (yì, meaning)

爱 (ài, love)

高 (gāo, tall)

2. Left-Middle-Right Structure (左中右结构 ). The structure of a character is like the picture shows:

For example: "准", "谢" and "做".

准 (zhǔn, to allow)

谢 (xiè, thank)

做 (zuò, to do)



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