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    This character refers to night. The Lantern Festival is also called Yuan Xiao Festival, in which yuan refers to the first lunar month and xiao means the night. The de…
  • Spring
    This character refers to spring, a season when new life starts. In Chinese literature and arts, spring is the promise that everything can begin again, letting go and …
  • Fable
    When used as a noun, this character often refers to a place of residence, such as gong yu, which refers to an apartment. The word yu yan, in which yan means word or s…
  • Fan
    This character has two tones. When pronounced as shān, it is used as a verb, referring to slapping or flapping. When pronounced as shàn, it is a noun with ref…
  • Purple
    This character refers to the color purple. Purple is the symbolic color of nobility and divinity in traditional Chinese culture. It often appears in words relating to…
  • Hill
    This character refers to mountains or hills. Mountains are of key importance to Chinese culture. Literati always acquire inspiration from mountains. Sometimes they se…
  • wooden or bamboo slips
    When used as a noun, this character refers to wooden or bamboo slips, the material used for writing in ancient China before the widespread use of paper. It also refer…
  • Door
    This character refers to a door or a gate. Sometimes it serves as an abstract concept representing a family or clan, such as zhu men, or vermilion gate, referring to …
  • book
    When used as a noun, this character refers to books, letters or script. When used as a verb, it refers to writing, the form of which has evolved from carving characte…