Lesson 1 – Entrance and Exit
With a population of over 1.3 billion, some places in China can get extremely crowded sometimes. In many cases there will be one door for entrance and another door for exit. It is in times like these when you want to spot the door you need as quickly as possible.
The Chinese character for entrance is fairly simple one. It consists of only two brash strokes and it looks like the entrance part of a tipi tent with a fold on top. Remember that fold as it will help tell this character from another very common character 人 which means person or people.
The shape of the Chinese character for exit may seem somewhat arbitrary for westerners and Chinese alike. Luckily this is where English comes in handy. It just so happens to be that this character looks like two lying E letter stacked one on top of the other. And EE obviously stands for Emergency Exit.
These two characters are usually followed by a square shaped character which looks like 口 and means opening.