逐 is a compound ideograph. 逐 is composed of 辶 and 豕. 辶 is a variant of 辵 and means “foot, walking”. 豕 is a pig. The original meaning of 逐 is “a foot is pursuing a pig”. Continue reading “逐 a foot pursues a pig”
汉字是世界上最古老的连续使用的书写文字 ，而且是最广泛使用的文字之一。汉字最初是按照客观事物的直观形象而创造的，例如水，山，火，人，树，天等。后来由于人类社会的发展需要，人们创造了更多的汉字来表达简单汉字不能表达的主观和抽象的事物，如思维，情绪，动作等。汉语经历了不同的发展阶段而演变成我们现在使用的现代汉语。 Continue reading “汉语特点”
包, cognate of 胞, is a pictographic character. 包 originally meant a fetus in the embryonic membranes, a meaning later replaced by 胞.
几 and 多 can combine to form a special word 几多 that can be used as an interrogative pronoun or adverb. As a pronoun, its meaning is equivalent to “how many/much 多少”, but it’s far less often used than 多少. Continue reading “How to use 几多?”
When the moon is still hanging in the sky and the sun is not out yet, a man begins to work hard. 夙 on the oracle bone script reflects this scene to express the meaning of “morning”. Continue reading “夙 morning——why 夙愿？”