Chinese character for «snake»

Chinese character for «snake»

Chinese character for «snake” Chinese character for «snake” The Chinese character to represent the snake has undergone over the centuries a curious evolution that, although seen from the cultural perspective of the XXI century may seem strange, it will not be so much...
The Kudzu vine, a necessary plant

The Kudzu vine, a necessary plant

The Kudzu vine, a necessary plant. In the last edition of my book on Chinese characters I explained the character 葛 as follows: gé – kudzu vine. A plant 艹 asked 曷 for its beneficial properties and for its use in making clothes. And in turn曷 is explained: hé...
Chinese character 灸 jiǔ – moxibustion

Chinese character 灸 jiǔ – moxibustion

Chinese character 灸 jiǔ – moxibustion Main meanings 1. moxibustion. 2. cauterize. Statistics HSK – STROKES – 7 RADICAL –  火 Etymology Elements  —-  Fire radical 火 + long time 久. Phonetic series 久. Fire 火 with lasting 久 effect on health. Main...

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