Getting started with Chinese 2
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Getting started with Chinese 2

8 Typing Chinese characters

You will now have a go at typing Chinese characters.

Activity 9

Follow these instructions on enabling Chinese font and typing characters [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Once you have enabled the Chinese font, the most common method used in inputting Chinese characters is to type in the Pinyin.

Below are the key characters used this week. Try to type them using the Pinyin input into the box below. Carefully read the characters below so that when you type, you are able to choose the correct ones.

Remember, when using the Pinyin input method, you don’t need to worry about tones. All you need to type is the correct Pinyin spelling.

Table 5 Typing Chinese characters

xué

to learn, to study

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zuò

to make, to do

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xiě

to write

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kàn

to see, to watch, to look; to read

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shàng wǎng 上网

to surf the internet

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zhuānyè 专业

major; subject

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yīngwén 英文

English language

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zhōngwén 中文

Chinese language

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wénxué 文学

literature

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diànshì 电视

TV

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shū

book

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hànzì 汉字

Chinese character

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wǎnshang 晚上

evening

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tiāntiān 天天

everyday

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