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Photographic Picture Book Describing Language And Culture by Armelle Burke 

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Chinese Pictionary presents Chinese characters with pictures of everyday life. Starting with the most basic pictographs like fire and water each character is shown adjacent to a photograph visualising the characters meaning. 

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火 Fire      huǒ

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木 Wood     mù

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气 Air     qì 

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水 Water    shuǐ 

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土 Earth     tǔ

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石 Stone    shí 


More complex characters are also introduced, with photographs illustrating the associations in combined Chinese characters.

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Following the introduction to the meaning in Chinese characters, thematic chapters visualise useful language photographically introducing essential vocabulary for everyday survival.

NUMBER | TIME | DIRECTION | TRAVEL | TRANSPORT | CITY | ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | PEOPLE | STUFF 

Examples are posted @Chinese Pictionary on Instagram 


This book has been created by Photographic Artist Armelle Burke who’s interest in language, culture, travel and arts has inspired this project which has been shot over a decade in China. By presenting Chinese through photography, and the eyes of a foreigner, Chinese Pictionary offers an introduction to Chinese that is rich in meaning, splendid in colour and full of surprises.


For more information on Armelle Burke please visit: www.armelle.co.uk

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