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for some reason I love the character 樂. I love the meaning (music, happiness) , and it just looks so cool and pretty!

I personally think that the traditional form of the character looks better and more meaningful. :wink:

K.

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I too like the ones that look like facial expressions (容,哭).

As funny is at sounds, I used to remember 复杂的杂 (traditional characters, of course) by remembering that it was indeed complicated.

Another joke from when I was just starting to study Chinese comes in the form of the character 杯. When you are trying to remember how to write "cup", all you need to do is realize that a cup is not wood, and then you are home-free.

On a 脏er note, I like explaining to people the logic behind 操‘s older 写法:肏.

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Did they have those sound values even before the invention of Ping Pong?

I'm fairly sure they were created for the purpose of describing the sport, because their combination so perfectly describes the act of playing Ping Pong. This is just speculation, though.

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I used to remember 复杂的杂 (traditional characters, of course) by remembering that it was indeed complicated.
I tried to remember 難 that way, difficult=difficult to write. But there were so many difficult to write characters that that didn't really work.
I too like the ones that look like facial expressions (容,哭).
笑 is also one of them.
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"what about "凹" and "凸"....they are simple but they can remind you that they mean what as soon as you see them"

Well in some in the internet contex the character 凸 in Chinese can be used to imply giving someone the middle finger..

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