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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...

Chinese character 软 ruǎn – soft; flexible
Chinese character 软 ruǎn – soft; flexible

Main meanings: ① soft, weak ② flexible ③ timid HSK - STROKES - 8 RADICAL - 车   Etymology: Elements  ----  The soft 欠 part + a car 车. Phonetic series 欠. The soft 耎 (as the beard 而 of a man 大 changed to 欠), part of a chariot 车. Here soft 欠 replaces an old character...

Travels

Description of Mount Taishan in 1870
Description of Mount Taishan in 1870

Description of Mount Taishan in 1870 You know I love to read testimonials from the past about travel and culture in China. Some of the authors who were writing at that time didn't have much opportunity to know more or their goal was simply to share their experience or...

Ethnic groups

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion
The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion We continue with the second chapter of Paul Vial “Los Lolos”, in which fragments dedicated to the myth of the flood and the activities of its shamans are particularly striking. CHAPTER II - RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS These...

Chinese culture

Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers?
Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers?

Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers? When we arrive in a country with a culture as different as China, it is as if a fog blanket covers our eyes, allowing us only a blurred vision of everything around us. Then we recognize the characters in their writing...

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