Chinese Character for Fortune, Fate, Luck: Yùn (運)

April 3, 2013, 11:05 pm

The Chinese character 運 (yùn) is a pictophonetic character—one formed by combining a component that indicates the meaning with a component that indicates the sound.

Chinese Character for Forbearance: Rěn (忍)

March 27, 2013, 8:26 pm

The Chinese character for forbearance is formed by placing a “knife” over the “heart.”

Chinese Character for Intelligence and Cleverness: Cōng 聰

March 20, 2013, 9:17 pm

To thoroughly understand the truth of a matter, first listen, then observe well and think carefully.

Chinese Character for Harmony: Hé 和

March 15, 2013, 11:40 pm

The character 和 (hé) portrays the traditional Chinese ideal of harmony between nature and humankind.

Chinese Character for Law: Fǎ 法

March 6, 2013, 1:57 pm

The Chinese character 法 (fǎ) stands for law or method.

Chinese Character for Soldier: Bīng 兵

March 6, 2013, 1:50 pm

The Chinese character 兵 (bīng) stands for soldier, the military, arms, or being related to war.

Chinese Character for Snake: Shé 蛇

February 9, 2013, 12:51 am

Learn about the Chinese character for snake as we celebrate Chinese New Year 2013, Year of the Snake.

Chinese Characters for Music: Yīn Yuè 音樂

January 30, 2013, 8:43 pm

The Chinese characters for music literally translates as “the sound of happiness.”

Chinese Characters: 和平 Hé Píng

January 17, 2013, 9:40 am


Chinese Characters: 禮 Lǐ

January 17, 2013, 9:34 am

Confucius placed much emphasis on the conduct of people, especially as it relates to customs and ethics. The word 禮 (Li) means propriety and encompasses this idea of [...]

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