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Can You Figure Out the Meaning of These Simple Chinese Characters?
by J.P. Naomi

Are you ready to take on all 50,000 Chinese characters? Well, don't worry, you don't need to learn them all. But if you can recognize the few featured in this quiz, you'll be well on your way to fluency! 

You see, according to the experts, it takes knowledge of only 2,000 to 3,000 Chinese characters to be able to read the newspaper. It's the range in which you are considered fluent. Bump that number up to 8,000 characters and, well, you've just become a member of the highly educated class! 

But regardless of how much you know, we have a feeling you'll score well on this quiz. You see, we want to show you that it doesn't have to be too daunting of a task to learn Chinese. The characters featured in this quiz are the "easy" ones - the ones that actually look like their meaning! So do you think you have what it takes to name them all correctly? Is your right brain ready to take on the "pictograms" and "ideograms" seen within these characters?

It's time to pack your bags and head out of the classroom. We're heading to the streets of China! Good luck and remember, sometimes the answer is drawn out right in front of your face!

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