Chinese character decomposition for teachers!


Polina Shinkina’s Author Spotlight page

Showing a detailed decomposition of each Chinese character you will avoid a lot of unpleasant questions from your students, show your high subject proficiency and gain deep respect. Just make complicated things simple.


Decomposition example of the Chinese character 字 zì character


宀  mián roof

丶  zhǔ dot

冖  mì cover

子  zǐ child

了  jué hook

一  yī one




More information and guidelines about decomposition you can find in each Chinese textbook by Polina Shinkina on

and in the The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance



Author: theearthofbrain

Chinese Language Teacher

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