Notes taken from the great course over at I highly recommend them… it’s the best learning method I’ve found so far.

一 二 三 = 1 (yi) , 2 (er), 3 (san)

谢谢 = thank you (xie xie) “sounds like: shishue”

口= kou = mouth (or opening) “ko”

味 = smell (kou pictograph is miniature and to the left) “wei”

口味 = taste (mouth or opening + smell is taste) “ko wei”

一口= yi kou (“ee ko”) one opening/mouth, which means a mouthful.

日 =ri (sounds like ‘urgh‘ or ‘sjur‘) meaning Sun or Day. Like a mouth symbol with a line through it.


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