Friday, September 24, 2010

What does that say??

It can be very difficult to look words up in Chinese because of the characters.  Mostly we just don't worry about anything that's written or have someone read it for us, but occasionally you really need to understand something and no one is around.  I've found a website - nciku - that will let you draw the character without knowing the correct order of the strokes.  It can be tedious with more complex characters or if you have many characters to read, but if there are just a few words this tool can be very helpful.  Now, if a button accidentally gets pushed on our air conditioning remote I know which one to push to get it back.

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