Mandarin Language Game online book

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2. Kite


Kite fēngzhēng 风筝     




This stamp was issued in 2015 in a set of 6 stamps which together form the shape of a fan and celebrate the 'Beginning of Spring' in the 24 seasonal periods. This stamp has 清明 qīng míng written on it which means clear and bright. 



The word for kite is made up from two characters. The first means wind and the second means a stringed instrument. The character for wind has changed over time from a simple drawing. 


Suggested activities:

  • Find out about the 24 seasonal periods.
  • Make a kite.
  • Fly a kite.

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