Characters family related to 欠 qian

CHINESE CHARACTERS

 

qiànyawn; owe/ short of, lacking. The upper part evolved from the pictogram of an open mouth. A person人with an open mouth is yawning, or trying to compensate for the lack of air.

欠缺    qiànquēlack/ be deficient of (lack + lack)

欠债    qiànzhài owe a debt (owe + debt)

chuīblow; play (wind instruments); boast, brag; flatter. An open mouth 欠 expels air 口 – blowing, playing a wind instrument, or boasting.

吹牛 chuīniú brag, boast.

ruǎnsoft; flexible.  The soft 耎 (as the beard 而 of a man 大 changed to 欠), part of a chariot车.

软化 ruǎnhuà  soften;

软件 ruǎnjiàn software.

yǐndrink, keep in the heart, nurse// yìngive water to drink.  An open mouth 欠 is drinking from a vessel食.

饮料yǐnliào beverage.

kǎncut, chop; cut down. A stone 石knife that leaves a void欠 where it cuts.

砍柴 kǎnchái cut firewood.

qīnadmire; respect. 钦慕qīnmù. With the mouth opened 欠, before a metallic 钅(jīn phonetic) or golden object.

kǎnpit, hole; bank (of river); ridge.  A pictogram of a hole in the earth: the place lacking 欠 earth 土.  ç

垄坎lǒngkǎn ridge between fields.

chuīcook. To blow 吹 (chuī phonetic) to the fire 火 to stir it up and start cooking.

炊具 chuījù cooking utensils.

second/ times, order/ inferior/ remain/ stand. This is two 二breaths (or two sneezes) with an open mouth 欠, emphasizing the second one. Second > secondary > times > order > arrange > arrange hair (of woman). It is also the modern form of a OBC that showed a military encampment > place > remain > stand.

 

其次    qícìnext; second.

次序    cìxùorder, sequence (order + order)

English version (not yet published) of the section in the Spanish «Caracteres chinos: un aprendizaje fácil basado en su etimología y evolución.» Madrid. 2016

characters hsk

More posts on Chinese characters

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease
Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease 1. chronic disease. 2. remorse. HSK - STROKES - 8 RADICAL - 疒 Elements  ----  Illnes radical 疒 + long time 久. Phonetic series 久. It causes pain 疒 for long time 久.   内疚  nèijiù  – remorse (inner + remorse) 疚心 jiùxīn   – ashamed...

Chinese character 久 jiǔ – for a long time
Chinese character 久 jiǔ – for a long time

Chinese character 久 jiǔ – for a long time 1. for a long time.2. long. HSK - 3 STROKES - 3 RADICAL - 丿Elements  ----  Pictogram of a modified person. Phonetic series 久. Pictogram of a person 人= ⺈ with something in his leg, possibly some fetters that force him to walk...

Chinese character 坎 kǎn – pit, hole
Chinese character 坎 kǎn – pit, hole

Chinese character 吹 chuī – cook 1. pit.2. hole. 3. bank (of a river). 4. ridge HSK - STROKES - RADICAL - 土 Elements  ----  An open mouth (lacking)  欠 + earth 土 . Phonetic series 欠. A pictogram of a hole in the earth: the place lacking 欠 earth 土. 垄坎lǒngkǎn ridge...

How a change in writing changed history
How a change in writing changed history

How a change in writing changed history In ancient China, enemies'  heads were cut off for several different reasons: enemies captured alive as part of a ritual intended to provide power to the victor, during battle to witness the number of dead enemies and collect...

Chinese character 次 second, times
Chinese character 次 second, times

Chinese character 次 second, times second times, order inferior remain stand. HSK - 2 STROKES - 6 RADICAL - 冫Elements  ----  two 二  + open mouth 欠. Phonetic series 次. This is two 二 breaths (or two sneezes) with an open mouth 欠, emphasizing the second one. Second >...

Chinese character 吹 chuī – cook
Chinese character 吹 chuī – cook

Chinese character 吹 chuī – cook ① cookHSK - STROKES - 8 RADICAL - 火 Elements  ----  An open mouth 欠 + a fire 火 . Phonetic series 欠. To blow 吹 (chuī phonetic) to the fire 火 to stir it up and start cooking.炊具     chuījù    cooking utensils.More posts on Chinese...

Pin It on Pinterest