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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 >...

Family of characters 欠 qian
Family of characters 欠 qian

 欠 qiàn – yawn; 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    qiànquē – lack/ be deficient of (lack + lack) 欠债    qiànzhài – owe a debt...

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...

Chinese character 吹 chuī – blow, play (wind inst.)
Chinese character 吹 chuī – blow, play (wind inst.)

chinese character 吹 chuī – blow, play (wind inst.) ① blow ② play (wind instruments) ③ boast, brag HSK - STROKES - 4 RADICAL - 口Elements  ----  An open mouth 欠 + a mouth 口. Phonetic series 欠. An open mouth 欠 expels air 口, blowing, playing a wind instrument, or...

Chinese character 欠 qiàn – lack, owe
Chinese character 欠 qiàn – lack, owe

chinese character欠 qiàn – lack, owe ① lack, owe ② short of, lacking. ③ lean forwad HSK - STROKES - 4 RADICAL - 欠Elements  ----  Pictogram of a person with the mouth open. Phonetic series 欠. The upper part evolved from the pictogram of an open mouth. A person人with an...

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

Chinese character 坎 kǎn – pit, hole 1. pit, hole 2. bank (of river) 3 ridge HSK - STROKES - 7 RADICAL - 土Elements  ----  Open mouth 欠 + earth 土. Phonetic series 欠. A pictogram of a hole in the earth: the place lacking 欠 earth 土.垄坎  lǒngkǎn ridge between fields.In OBC...

Travels

The Silk Road: Ancient communication between Asia and Europe
The Silk Road: Ancient communication between Asia and Europe

The Silk Road: Ancient communication between Asia and Europe The Silk Road is the longest and oldest commercial network on our planet, the oldest, the one used for the longest time, and the one that has had the greatest importance for the formation of the world as we...

Ethnic groups

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong
The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong As depicted by E. G. KEMP in The Face of China. New York. 1909. The prefectural town of Zhaotong was reached after passing through a dull plain, across which a piercing wind was blowing, which is characteristic of this district. It is an...

Chinese culture

Taosi. The first capital of China
Taosi. The first capital of China

Taosi. The first capital of China Taosi is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China in the past decades. Located in the southern part of Shanxi province, is possibly the first urban center emerged in China. The excavation of the ancient city of...

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