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Dissection of a simple characters

  1. Labear profile image59
    Labearposted 6 years ago


    Pack: strong, clothing. Strong, refers to the strong. Strong, 丬, then, 丬, two spear, a strong refers to 丬 together, together to fight with a sword, The soldier, the warriors;, Strong, twisted together to fight the swords soldiers, KaiJia clothing, clothing, means. So, people (especially the soldiers are made on clothes KaiJia have cover, more than naked (fight) stronger

  2. matherese profile image60
    mathereseposted 5 years ago

    I like the explanation given, most chinese characters have really deep meanings don't they?

    1. oldhorse profile image80
      oldhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The majority of Chinese characters are built up by combining simple characters.  So, it is easy to come up with stories about how the component characters make sense together.  It is hard to determine whether any particular story reflects the thoughts of that character's inventors.  Mostly, such stories are mnemonic devices for remembering how to draw the character.  When reading characters, they tend to be recognized as a whole, without a lot of thought about the parts; just as you read written English by recognizing whole words, without focusing on the spelling.

    2. Philanthropy2012 profile image89
      Philanthropy2012posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ah hah, take it from someone who is learned of Japanese, most combinations and characters don't make any sense at all!

      For example, 台風 means 'typoon' and 台所 means 'kitchen'. But by itself,  台 is a way of counting vehicles or a platform!

      Ah hah, sometimes it just takes mindless memorisation, but sometimes there are some good, deep meanings to them!