Welcome to Mandarin Morning. As the example above shows, Chinese characters need not be cryptic or require tedious effort to learn. This web site will give you access to a wealth of information about the most commonly used Chinese characters.
Anyone learning Chinese knows how difficult it is to understand and remember Chinese characters.
On each page, you will see simplified and traditional versions along with images and text that help you understand not only the meaning of the character, but why it is written the way it is. Doesn't Ҋ [to see] make much more sense when you see the ancient pictographic way the Chinese character was first written?
For many Chinese characters a mnemonic phrase is given that will help you remember the character so you can recognize it again. In fact, using the technique introduced on this site, you can learn to recognize, understand, and even write complex characters - without spending hours staring at flashcards or mindlessing writing and re-writing.