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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...

Chinese character 钦 qin – admire
Chinese character 钦 qin – admire

Chinese character 钦 qin – admire. 1. Admire 2. Respect HSK -6 STROKES - 9 RADICAL - 钅Elements  ----  Open mouth 欠 + metal 钅. Phonetic series 欠. A person with the mouth opened 欠 before a metallic 钅 (jīn phonetic) or golden object.钦佩  qīnpèi - admire; esteem. 钦慕  qīnmù...

Chinese character 砍 kǎn – cut
Chinese character 砍 kǎn – cut

砍 kǎn – cut Main meanings: ① cut, chop ② cut down  HSK - STROKES - 5 RADICAL - 石 Etymology: Elements  ----  Open mouth 欠 + stone 石. Phonetic series 欠. A stone 石 knife that leaves a void 欠 when cutting.  Main Words: 砍柴 kǎnchái cut firewood. Discussion and sources More...

Travels

History of Dunhuang, crossroads of cultures on the Silk Road
History of Dunhuang, crossroads of cultures on the Silk Road

History of Dunhuang, crossroads of cultures on the Silk Road Dunhuang is one of the most fascinating cities on the Silk Road, although it now appears to be asleep, in the sleep that the improvement of communications in recent centuries has brought to the great...

Ethnic groups

The first description of the Religion of the Yi
The first description of the Religion of the Yi

The first description of the Religion of the Yi By Father François Louis Crabouillet in 1872. The religion of the Lolos[i] is that of sorcerers: it consists only of conjurations of evil spirits, according to them, the only authors of evil. Without being devout like...

Chinese culture

Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China’s history
Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China’s history

Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China's history All the rankings made in recent years, place a film, unknown to the general public, as the best film in China. It is called "Springtime in a Small Town" and was directed by Fei Mu in 1948. I had been wanting...

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