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Firewood and axe

Viewed 95 times 2018-2-7 22:28 |Personal category:education|System category:Life

This winter I often split log into pieces for firewood! ----------Living in the village with my old mom, I have to burn coal to warm up the house against the cold weather. The job of making firewood let me think more about 柴---------止 shapes like your two feet; 匕 is  ‘knife’(to me it is an axe!); 木 means ‘wood' or ’tree'. ----------I fix the tree-branch with one foot while raising up and dropping down the axe, wood easily becomes burning-material!  

 

Another related character is 析, which first part is ‘wood’ and the remaining one is ‘axe'(斧).  析 means ’to divide something into pieces.'

分-----八 is ‘eight’ and 刀 means ‘knife'.  To cut the melon with the knife for eight times?  How many pieces it would be?-------I know you could divide the object into eight parts if three times of cutting!

-----------For this reason, we use ’分析' to refer to your word 'analyze’! -------Is it reasonable? ----------Or when you see the word ‘analyze’, could you think of ‘wood, knife and axe’?

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    Some western friends may feel strange to my description above who think that is not graceful to talk about saliva! ----------Here you had better take me as a doctor whose advice is good for your health!

    My 82-year-old uncle-in-law still has perfect teeth and his experience is:  'Often use the tongue to brush teeth since he belives saliva is the best tooth-paste that could kill bacteria around the chewing tools!'  Furthermore the old man always pretends to chew candy through the way more saliva would be produced that is good for digestion!

    Yes, another Chinese character 活(alive)could explain the secret: The left of 活 shapes like streams to the river(江)which represents the saliva glands; 舌 is tongue. ---------Saliva   flows to the tongue from the glands that shows you are alive! -----------Life could live without saliva!

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