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    The original version of this character resembled a person holding a plant in hands. Since horticulture is viewed as a craft, this character gradually developed into m…
  • Paper
    This character originally referred to the dregs produced during the process of rinsing silk fibre. During the Eastern Han Dynasty, Cai Lun (61–121) improved the…
  • Cute
    This character originally refers to a bud. When used as a verb, it means "to sprout, begin or start." Influenced by Japanese culture, this character is often used to …
  • Window
    This character refers to windows. 何当共剪西窗烛 hé dāng gòng jiǎn xī chuāng zhú He dang means "when" and gong "together." Jian me…
  • live
    As one of the most common Chinese characters, sheng has various meanings. As a verb, it means "to give birth, bring up, grow, or live." As a noun, it refers to life, …
  • River
    This character refers to a river, particularly the Yangtze River. 春江水暖鸭先知 chūn jiāng shuǐ nuǎn yā xiān zhī Chun refers to spring and jiang "a …
  • Contemporary
    This is one of the most common Chinese characters. When pronounced as dāng, it often means "be equal to, turn towards, work as, or undertake." When pronounced as d&a…
  • Rites
    When used as a verb, this character means "to worship gods" or "to treat someone courteously." When used as a noun, li refers to rites, courtesy, etiquette, or gifts.…
  • Play
    When used as a noun, this character refers to a drama, play, game, or a sport. When used as a verb, it usually means "to play tricks on." 烽火戏诸侯 fēng huǒ x…