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Guess the Chinese pictogram Quiz!

While researching on Chinese writings and artefacts for my previous quiz, I actually stumble upon some interesting Chinese ancient texts and pictogram that got me inspired for a quiz!! hehe

Most writings system actually evolved from “Drawings” or pictogram … A good example will be the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Well, the Chinese writing system did started out similarly as the Egyptian hieroglyphs, with “characters” that resembles the being or action … and then slowly, they simplify an cut down the number of strokes …

Now, let’s go guessing some of them!

  • What does this character describe?

    • Man
    • Child
    • Sky
    • Grow
  • What does this character describe?

    • Eye
    • Sun
    • Center
    • Round
  • What does this character describe?

    • Carry
    • Bend (bend down)
    • Human
    • Lift
  • What does this character describe?

    • High
    • Mountain
    • Sharp
    • (Animal)Trap
  • What does this character describe?

    • Home/House
    • Farm
    • Animal Sty
    • Room
  • What does this character describe?

    • Dog
    • Horse
    • Elephant
    • Camel
  • What does this character describe?

    • Fly
    • Fish
    • Bird
    • Chicken
  • What does this character describe?

    • Monkey
    • Baby
    • Chicken
    • Run (running)
  • What does this character describe?

    • Dog
    • Mouse
    • Cow
    • Crawl
  • What does this character describe?

    • Crawl
    • Lizard
    • Turtle
    • Crocodile

What do you think?

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    • Hmm… actually I didn’t understand why they use (or draw) certain things they way they did … Their animals looks very alien to me :p
      I can understand why you don’t think the fish looks like the modern word for fish … but graphically, it’s the one that resembles the most …

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