In Chinese we have a saying, crying for health. Our word of this week is 哭 – ‘cry’.

Pronunciation

哭 is pronounced kū.

Meaning

The origin of this character is different. Duan Yucai, a scholar in the Qing Dynasty, believed that “cry” originally referred to the howling of dogs, but when used for humans, it referred to the wailing of people; others believed that the ancient character of “cry” resembled the appearance of a person raising his hands and crying to heaven and earth.

Example:

哭鼻子( kū bí zi )

A banter for crying.

哭笑不得(kū xiào bù dé )

Literally, It means to be able neither to cry nor to laugh. It describes an embarrassing situation, not knowing what to do.

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