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JLC Chinese Character Lesson 1 – ba, pa (巴把吧爸芭靶笆疤爬)

Posted by Grace Feng on October 4, 2012

This is a Learn Mandarin Online Chinese Character Lesson series copyrighted by Just Learn Chinese. If this is your first time reading this, please read JLC Chinese Character Lesson Guide first.

1.   Main Chinese pronunciation for these characters:

ba

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pa

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2.  Chinese characters that we’ll learn and memorize today

JLC Chinese Character Pro Lesson 1 - ba, pa

They all have an identical “sound component” of “巴”, let’s get into details. Characters marked with a “*” are less frequent ones:

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition Example Word Meaning Radical
ba1 abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing; abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian; abbr. for Pakistan; [hanzi]巴蜀[/hanzi] ba1 shu3 (east Sichuan or Chongqing)
ba3 to hold; handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle; classifier for small objects: [hanzi]把手[/hanzi] ba3 shou3 (handle) hand
ba1 bar (serving drinks, or providing internet access etc); onomat. bang; [hanzi]网吧[/hanzi] wang3 ba1 (Internet Cafe) mouth
ba4 father; dad; [hanzi]爸爸[/hanzi] ba4 ba4 (Dad) father
芭* 芭* ba1 a herb; banana; [hanzi]芭蕉[/hanzi] ba1 jiao1 (banana, plantain) grass
ba3 target; mark; [hanzi]靶子[/hanzi] ba3 zi5 (target) leather
笆* 笆* ba1 an article made of bamboo strips; fence; [hanzi]篱笆[/hanzi] li2 ba1 (fence) bamboo
ba1 scar; [hanzi]疤痕[/hanzi] ba1 hen2 (scar) illness
pa2 to crawl; to climb; [hanzi]爬山[/hanzi] pa2 shan1 (mountain climbing)  claw

 

3.  Chinese Character Quiz

Are you ready for a test now? See how much you could memorize? The left character is simplified, the right character is traditional. Let me know!
(If you find a question that you did right but was marked wrong, it’s due to a bug that I haven’t figured out in this quiz. Sorry for the inconvenience. Believe me, you beat the machine. :-) )


JLC Chinese Character Quiz (中文字练习) - ba, pa

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Question 1

芭, 芭

A

an article made of bamboo strips; fence;

B

abbr. for Pakistan

C

a herb; banana;

D

father

Question 2

吧, 吧

A

bar

B

handle

C

father

D

abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing

Question 3

靶, 靶

A

to climb

B

scar;

C

target

D

to take hold of; handle;

Question 4

巴, 巴

A

abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing

B

father; dad; pa; papa;

C

a herb; banana;

D

an article made of bamboo strips; fence;

Question 5

爸, 

A

bar

B

scar

C

Dad

D

an article made of bamboo strips

Question 6

把, 把

A

to climb

B

target

C

to take hold of; handle;

D

bar

Question 7

疤, 疤

A

scar

B

an article made of bamboo strips; fence

C

a herb; banana;

D

abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing

Question 8

The pinyin of "爬, 爬" is:

A

pa2

B

pa4

C

ba2

D

ba3

Question 9

爬, 爬

A

target

B

to take hold of; handle;

C

to crawl; to climb;

D

bar

Question 10

笆, 笆

A

father

B

a herb; banana;

C

an article made of bamboo strips; fence;

D

abbr. for Pakistan;

Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

 

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13 Responses to “JLC Chinese Character Lesson 1 – ba, pa (巴把吧爸芭靶笆疤爬)”

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    Kaviche:

    10-04-2012 8:11 am

    hello !!!

    i have to say that your blog is the most helpful stuff ever that i could find on the web, i mean CCTV’s chinese learning programs are not bad but yours’ are stupendous.
    i wanna let you know that you have me as fan, someone who lives far far away in Mauritius ( small island off the eastern african coast) my native language is creole but i also know english french and spanish, i work as a tour guide and wanna become a polyglot

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      Grace:

      10-04-2012 12:42 pm

      Wow, Kaviche, that’s impressive! Me, myself is not a polyglot, but I admire all that have the resolution to become a polyglot. Our world needs them!

      Mauritius is actually a quite familiar name to me cuz I had a close colleague grew up there, such a beautiful place. Wish some day I could go there… :-)

      Thanks for your encouragement on my work for this blog! I actually don’t see it as “work” since I really enjoy doing it. Never be afraid to tell me if you find out something is missing or anywhere needs improvement. I’ll only be happy to help out. :-)

      Again, welcome onboard! 让我们一起努力!

      Grace

      Reply

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    白睿:

    10-04-2012 2:17 pm

    This is a great resource Grace. I really like the fact you included the ‘meaning radical’ column in your ‘box’ above. This really gives a strong hint as to each of the characters’ meanings.

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    Grace:

    10-04-2012 2:33 pm

    So glad to hear that, 白睿. I hope building meaningful connections can help long-term memories.

    Viewing from a native perspective, the characters with both a frequent meaning radical and a frequent sound radical are the ones that stay in our memory bucket the longest.

    The ones with much less frequent components are the easiest to be forgotten. Luckily we have computer today, so pinyin input can really help us… :-)

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    John D'Alton:

    10-20-2012 9:54 am

    Thanks for these excellent lessons. The grouping words by sounds and also having the added radical makes it so much easier to learn a group of words.

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      Grace:

      10-20-2012 1:11 pm

      Good to know it is helpful for you, John.

      Feel free to ask questions whenever you have. Welcome onboard!

      Cheers,

      Grace

      Reply

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    Zineb:

    12-14-2015 8:57 am

    I’ve never came across such an excellent website really ;)

    WISH YOU ALL THE BEST

    KAVICHE good to hear languages, I wanna also become a polyglot,

    Actually I speak arabic french, english spanish and chinese, I’m still learning chinese

    Zineb from Morocco

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      Grace Feng:

      12-15-2015 5:00 am

      Hi Zineb,

      Thanks and welcome!

      I wish your dream of becoming polyglot become true!

      Grace

      Reply

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    Ayse:

    02-23-2017 4:18 pm

    把 means “to take hold of, handle”, I chose the right answer, but for some reason it was marked as wrong. Also, “mp3” files doesn’t work; it only shows “[mp3j track=”ba.mp3″]”.

    Btw, I want to subscribe to the newsletter but when I click on the Newsletter button, nothing happens.

    And I really want to thank you for your efforts, I have been having a real hard time to find proper reading materials till I stumbled upon your website. You are a great teacher. :)

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      Grace Feng:

      02-24-2017 5:25 am

      Hi Ayse, you’re welcome. :-)

      I believe the quiz issue is a bug. I tried a few other quiz, only this one has the issue. Can’t figure out why. :-( So I left a note on the page as a reminder to people.

      The audio clip issue is fixed now. That’s my old audio plugin that I removed and haven’t found time to do clean up through out the site.

      Sorry about the confusion.

      Grace

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      Grace Feng:

      02-24-2017 5:26 am

      I don’t have newsletter yet. :-)

      Reply

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