Following a recent MandMX comic that use various facial expressions to represent different feelings and emotions I was reminded of the famous Taiwanese artist Wan Wan （彎彎）, who is renowned for her blog and series of MSN emoticon animations. A few years ago she released a great series of cartoons (which is continually being added to) that represent emotions, activities and even the weather.
Due to the visual representation they are perfect for learning individual words, here I’ve picked out a few basic yet interesting ones to get you started:
The Wan Wan illustrations are great to look at and use for funny MSN emoticons, and the inclusion of Chinese characters also makes them the perfect learning tool for introducing words at the basic level. We’ll no doubt be looking at more Wan Wan stuff in the future but in the mean time make sure you check out her blog, and more illustrations can be found in her blog album.
Know of any other good resources like this for learning words? Or if you read any comics to help you learn Chinese then let us know which ones!
Dave is a designer of websites, learner of Chinese and lover of technology. Originally from the UK, he's been living in Taiwan and learning Mandarin Chinese for the last seven years. He founded and runs Chinese Hacks, a blog dedicated to effectively learning Chinese.