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Building Blocks (BB) are the basis of Chineasy Methodology. By recognising a few building blocks, one can learn how to construct many more compound characters using them.

Pinyin: 日 ri4

日 The current version of this ancient building block is quite interesting. It looks just like a window, which is quite handy for us learning Chinese, but why doesn’t this character look like a sun? I mean, it’s not especially hard to draw a sun, right? Well, it used to look a lot more like that burning star in the sky, but the Chinese language has been evolving for thousands of years and most characters have changed a lot. It’s just like “old English”, “middle English”, and “modern English”. The oldest form of Chinese that ...

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