Pulling up the Seedlings to Help Them Grow

Pulling up the Seedlings to Help Them Grow

During the Song Dynasty, there was a farmer. He wished that his rice crop would grow faster, but instead, as the days passed, the rice did not seem to grow. So he asked himself, “What can I do to make the rice grow faster?”.   He considered and considered until he...
Word of the Week: bright/clear – 明 míng.

Word of the Week: bright/clear – 明 míng.

The beauty in Chinese characters can be found in their composition, history and meaning. 明 (míng) is a simple Chinese with beautiful meaning, which can be revealed by looking at this character closely. Its meaning is “bright”.  Pronunciation 明 is pronounced míng....
Word of the Week: Clothes  – 衣yī/yì

Word of the Week: Clothes – 衣yī/yì

Clothes are a basic necessity for our day-to-day life. Our word of this week is 衣 – ‘clothing; clothes; garment’ Pronunciation 衣 is pronounced yī/yì. Meaning The character衣 (yī) was found in the Shang Dynasty oracle bone inscriptions. Its ancient character...
Word of the Week: Drink – 喝hē / hè /yè

Word of the Week: Drink – 喝hē / hè /yè

Staying hydrated is critical to human life, even more so than eating. So our word of this week is 喝– ‘drink’. Pronunciation 喝 is pronounced hē  Meaning 喝(hē)was first seen in Xiao zhuan in Shuo wen. This character relates to 口(Kǒu)meaning “mouth”. When it refers...
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