Uploaded on Jun 27, 2009
1. The third most frequently used Chinese character is 是，which means be, yes, right and so on.
Firstly I would like to give you a picture to answer a Chinese character riddle.
2. Look at this picture.
The title is 阳光下的mm，阳 is sun，光 is light，下is under，的 is of，in here，you need pay attention to this English letters, its not pronounced mm, it's pronounced meimei， whats the meaning of meimei.
Ok, a girl you imagine, Beautiful, Gorgeous, Cute or any other lovely words you can say to the girl, this girl in Chinese we can say meimei，
Its a fashionable Chinese word on Internet.
Come back to the riddle, which is the character to match this picture? You may guess that is 是, because that is the only character I am talking about in this clip.
You are right, but the question is why the character of 是 match this picture?
Lets try to find the answer from the structure
3. Lets write it again, vertical, horizontal turning, a short horizontal and a horizontal close the door, this is upper part, the lower part is a long horizontal, vertical, horizontal, and left falling stroke plus right falling stroke, that is shi.
Shi is top- bottom structure, the upper part is ri, means sun, the lower part is something like this, I separate this part into two parts, this one like the character of 下 very much, means under, below and that one is 人, means person.
4. Look at this picture again, we can see a person under the sun, just like 是. Ok its no problem, that is 是.
Lets make some sentences: I am a teacher. 我是老师。Is it a student? 它是学生吗？No it isnt. 它不是学生，but its more diligent than a real student!
Is he a teacher? 他是老师吗？ Yes, he is. 是的，他是老师。
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