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BeijingMadeEasy

I've always loved 中 it just seems so... perfect.

But I quite like 河 as well.

I just like them for the way they look and feel, I've always been intrigued why 家 is written the way it is though.

Anyone else? :)

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muyongshi

Not that it really matter but in calligraphy (I don't know why) I love to write 之

I just like them for the way they look and feel, I've always been intrigued why 家 is written the way it is though.

What you don't have a pig under your roof??? I bet it was written by a woman who had a pig for a husband... :lol:

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yonglin
I love to write 之

just because it makes you feel like you're Zorro duh. :lol:

i'm a very conventional person, hence tend to like 囍.

喜 on the other hand is a quite horrible character: impossible to fit into a square grid.

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Ari 桑

I've always had a thing for 发 and 衣 or anything with an 衣 like thing in it.

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muyongshi
just because it makes you feel like you're Zorro duh.

You know what...you're right! Absolutely right :mrgreen: Never even thought about that 之

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Alcides

I like 是. Something about the way the character flows with pen and brush. It's just nice. I like the ren part the most.

Alcides.

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rob07

I like (gang1 - earthen jug, crock, cistern).

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muyongshi

I also like 子 in writing calligraphy.... don't know but I prefer the simpler ones... they look better :mrgreen:

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lokki
衣 or anything with an 衣 like thing in it.

Same here. My absolute favourite is , mainly for being so dynamic. It really looks like it is on its way somewhere. Other favourites are and .

Other ones conjure up funny associations, like , which looks like a cow coming towards you, legs astride, on a motorcycle. I normally stick to simplified characters, but the traditinonal is funny. It looks like a raging bull charging straight at you, with the horns on top of its head and you-know-what hanging between its legs :).

Then for some reason I have taken a dislike to , especially in the many combinations where it makes up one half of the character. Can't explain it but I just find it boring to write.

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ayala

My favorite character is

i jusy love everything about it!

the shape (almost symmetrical but still soft), the sound, the meaning.

if i had the courage i would have tattooed it on my body.

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Lu
like 某, which looks like a cow coming towards you, legs astride, on a motorcycle
Great association. And it even sounds like that! (mou)

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liuzhou

Perfect simplicity - on a stick.

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skylee

Perfect simplicity - on a stick.

On a stick as a 串 of fishballls. :D

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skylee
how about "爱"?In Chinese it means LOVE

Now that you've mentioned it, I just wanna say that IMHO the traditional character "", which has a heart inside, is so much nicer than the simplified "", which only has a friend inside. :D

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Yiwan

Speaking of which, I do like traditional Chinese better for looking more beautiful. When comes to actually writing, I prefer simplified. You get the point.

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Rrina

I'm actually surprised nobody has yet listed here yu3, the rain character:

Now that I'm trying in earnest to learn to read I've found so many beautiful characters but this one has a special place because it was the first one I was able to remember. ''Rain falling through a window'' was the way it was described to me.

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