Chinese Writing


The Chinese language is one of the oldest known languages. It has been used since 2,000 years before the birth of Christ. It is a difficult language to learn because it doesn’t have an alphabet and there is no standard pronunciation for it.

Each symbol used in writing represents a complete idea. In working with a brush to make these symbols, the wrist is used instead of the hand or fingers. It is believed that the way a person writes tells what kind of a person he is. The Chinese proverb written on this page expresses that feeling:

Strokes and manner of writing:
If the wrist has strength,
The pen will have its power
And the characters will show
The power of words.