An Introduction to Square Word Calligraphy by Xu Bing, born 1955.  This is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. . .

In the early Xu began to develop a system for writing English called “square word calligraphy,” which organizes the letters of each English word into structures that resemble Chinese characters

Chinese Tattoo Symbols | 300 Most Popular Characters

A list of the 300 most popular Chinese characters with English meaning and pronunciation for you to use in your tattoo design.

My son is teaching me Japanese.  All I can say is Ganky dis, which means, "I'm fine."

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Kanji is derived from Chinese. Japanese consists of three writing systems; hiragana (あ), katakana (ア) and kanji (雨).

意瞑字査印 Genius! Thanks heap for the idea. What a creative way to teach MSL, English background students to learn Chinese characters.

Thanks heap for the idea. What a creative way to teach MSL, English background students to learn Chinese characters.

Chinese character cards

Use these pages of Chinese Character Cards in lots of different ways for Chinese New Year or when you are learning about China:

A student of mine in Shanghai said... “My driver told me his wife gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, and he was really happy! I wanted to congratulate him ...

A student of mine in Shanghai said... “My driver told me his wife gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, and he was really happy! I wanted to congratulate him ...

I'm native English speaker but have learnt quite a lot of Spanish over the years...and sometimes I forget English words and can only remember the Spanish translation.

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I would love to learn Spanish and French (possible), Russian (unlikely), and Arabic and Chinese (probably never going to happen).

What Are The Hardest Languages to Learn? The easiest and most difficult languages to learn for English Speakers

kids can trace this Chinese character for dog -- maybe have it with some watercolors at a station for a Chinese New Year celebration

Kids can trace this character to get an idea of what it's like to write in Chinese

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