Observations tuesday – learning characters

20120822-054830.jpgI was teaching Krysta her first Chinese characters and came to a realization. The old style characters are sometimes much easier to teach than the new. Take 馬 (mǎ, or horse).

The old version (馬) looks much more like a horse with 4 legs and a rider than the new, stylized and simplified version (马). Of course the new version is much easier to read and write.

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