Coolest Chinese Characters Most Chinese Don’t Know

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发布于2020-07-15 10:59来源:原创 0 评论 1 点赞

There are many of them, such as:

This is a variant Chinese character of 鲜(xian )and with the same pronunciation. Its original meaning is fresh fish( yeah, with three fishes 鱼) , with meaning of fresh, brilliant, and delicious and popular food too.

This character is a variant Chinese character of 膻 ,pronounced as 山(shan). It means the taste or odour of sheep(with three sheep羊), you can imagine how odorous it shall be. The famous scholar Qian Zhongshu | Wikiwand in his novelBesieged Fortress used this character to describe an annoyed lady,which was quite appropriate and impressive .

This character is a variant Chinese character of 奔(ben)and with the same pronunciation. With three bulls (牛),you can imagine how fast they are running. Yes, it means run, rush or gallop.

There are many cousins of these interesting characters, among which at least include:

This character is pronounced as 标(biao). With three dogs(犬) running one after another, it means swift and skyrocketing.

This character is a variant Chinese character of 粗(cu)and with the same pronunciation. With three deer(鹿)tangling with each other, it means using force(动粗).

This character is pronounced as 必(bi). Shell(贝) once was used as currency for trading in China, therefore it can mean money in Chinese. with three shells, how hard is for you to make? It means forceful(用力)in Chinese.

This character is pronounced as 古(gu),whose structure consists with three insects (虫)in addition to a container(皿).In ancient China there used to be a similar evil practice among various cults, whose believers gathered many poison insects into a container, making them killed each other. The last survivor was called the 蠱, being the most poisonous and atrocious, which would be used by the believers to poison their enemies. Jin Yong | Wikiwand had many such interesting stories in his martial art novels.

This character is pronounced as 脆(cui).With three pieces of hair(毛) In Chinese medical practice, there is a jargon called 毳毛(i.e. 寒毛), meaning other hair on the body except for hair on the head, pubes and armpit hair.

This character is a variant Chinese character of 奸(jian)and with the same pronunciation. With three women(女), it can mean private, secret(talking) or sinister as there is an old Chinese saying Three Women Are Enough for A Drama (三个女人一台戏). And with so many women, it is also related to lust and erotic too.

This character is pronounced as 尧(yao), who was among one of the 5 great emperors of ancient China, so it means mountain high. The five characters under Chinese Wu Xing | Wikiwand Theory(i.e.金木水火土) can constitute meaningful Chinese characters as this one(鑫森淼焱垚). But as earth(土)is the central and most basic element, this 垚 is with the most far reaching significance, just like the Chinese old saying mentioned A Nine-Floors Terrace Must Be Built from the Tired Earth(九层之台,起于累土).


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