TLF ID L709
Look at the structure of Chinese characters appearing on a sushi train. Break up each character into two sides and classify its structure. Stamp each character according to its structure. Continue to break up the character until there are only two components remaining. Correct answers will earn some sushi to eat. Note that there are about 400 components (basic characters) in Chinese writing. These components act as building blocks, which can be joined in different ways to form new characters. A combination of characters is called a structure. There are ten main structures as well as some exceptions. Learn the first ten structures. Build your knowledge of character components and structures by checking meanings and spoken examples. Notice there are some exceptions to the general patterns when compounding characters. Increase the challenge by adjusting speed. This learning object is the last in a series of three objects that progressively increases in difficulty.