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The stories behind chinese characters

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[Aug. 7th, 2006|10:56 pm]
The stories behind chinese characters

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JOYO KANJI
japanese on-reading: ハン
chinese pinyin: ban1/pan2/bo1
cantonese (yale): bun1/pun4/bo1

meanings: encircle, spread, general

sample japanese words:
一般 いっぱん、 全般 ぜんぱん - general



left side originally not 舟 ship, but a drawing of a board/plank
right side - 殳 (movement/strike)
the kanji shows flattening/spreading of substance w/a board.

alternatively: 殳 move a 舟 ship





JOYO KANJI
japanese on-reading: ハン
chinese pinyin: ban1
cantonese (yale): bun1

meanings: move from place to place, remove

sample japanese words:
搬出 はんしゅつ - carry out
搬入 はんにゅう - bring in

手 hand and 般 (phonetic) circular movement - move stg. back & forth (previously close in meaning to 般)




JOYO KANJI
simplified chinese: 盘
japanese on-reading: バン
chinese pinyin: pan1
cantonese (yale): pun4

meanings: tray, bowl

sample japanese words:
盤 ばん - bowl
盤石 ばんじゃく - firm (as a stone)

皿 bowl and 般 (phonetic) flat - flat tray w/animal for a feast
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