Chinese Dictionary

  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-13
    雨(yǔ) :rainYu (雨, rain) is a pictographic character. In oracle bone inscriptions, it consists of a horizontal line with six column bars in three rows underneath. If we say the line signifies clouds, the six bars may be rain falling from the sky. From it we can get the original meaning of “yu”,...
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-12
    止(zhǐ) :Stop 戈(gē):Dagger,Weapon 止(zhǐ)+戈(gē)=武(wǔ)
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-11
    1. 走(zǒu) In the oracle bone inscriptions, the character “zou” (走) is shaped like a person shaking his two arms while fast walking or running. In the bronze inscriptions, the character is made up of two parts, with the upper part being a running person swinging both arms and the lower part a “...
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-9
    Learn Chinese Word Formation“Xiao” (小) is a pictographic character in the shape of a tiny sand grain in the oracle bone inscriptions. So the original meaning of the character was “tiny and fine”, which is exactly the opposite of “da” (大, meaning “big”). The form of the character “xiao” r...
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-8
    In the bronze inscriptions, “zhu” (“蛛”) is a pictographic character that looks like a small insect spreading its legs; In the small seal script, a archaic phonetic element “ ” is added, making it a pictophonetic character. The change indicates the separation of this kind of insect from all ot...
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-7
    In oracle bone script, the character depicts the scene when the sun is rising from the mountain. Nowadays, it expresses the rising of the sun from the horizontal line. It is a pictograph, symbolizing the dawn.“草(Cao, grass)” is a pictographic character in oracle bone inscriptions. It vividly rese...
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-6
    儿(ér) :child,kidIn the oracle bone script, the character looks like a child with a big head. The upper part is a child's head, and the lower part is the character "人"(ren,means person).For the Chinese, it is a symbol of bliss to have many offspring. The image of a child with a big head often ap...
  • Learn Chinese Word Formation-5
    心(xīn) : heartxiàng yì kē xīn de yàng zi 。 像一颗心的样子。The character looks like the shape of a heart.息(xī) :  rest"自(zì) "is the sound element of the word.休(xiū) 息(xi) ,have a rest; 作(zuò) 息(xī) ,work and rest.念(niàn) :  have in mind, miss,yarnjīn  shì zhè ge zì de sh...
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