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The stories behind chinese characters

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[Sep. 6th, 2006|11:11 pm]
The stories behind chinese characters

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JOYO KANJI
japanese on-reading: イン
japanese kun-reading: かく(す) かく(れる)
traditional chinese: 隱
chinese pinyin: yin3
cantonese (Yale): yan2 yan3

meanings: hide, hidden

sample japanese words:
隠す かくす hide
隠滅 いんめつ destroy (evidence)

left part is 阜 (wall) radical, right part has 心 (heart) phonetic below and above it (in traditional variant) a picture of 工 something hidden between 爪ヨ two hands. 工 is gone in the modern version.




JOYO KANJI
japanese on-reading: アイ
simplified chinese: 爱
chinese pinyin: ai4
cantonese (Yale): oi3 ngoi3

meanings: love, affection

sample japanese words:
愛しい いとしい darling, beloved
愛犬 あいけん pet dog

on top was right part of 既 phonetic, picture of person choking because he ate too much. under it 心 (heart) and 夂 (to drag feet). when you're in love, your heart is so full you can hardly walk.
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