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2018-02-13

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Greedy and new year
 
May I answer your question in this way?:
When I was young, people were not well off who often worried about food, clothing, firewood, etc. Children always looked forward to the coming of the Spring Festival that might mean delicious dishes, beautiful dress and flowers for girls while crackers to boys!  So there was a strong relationship between greed and the important festival which was the sensitive atmosphere of the new-year celebration!
I have posted many writings on some interesting Chinese characters which special-instructure  could speak out their mind!
I wish 馋 could become the key to unlock the door of our culture  for reader-friends on the festival!
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  • The story behind the greedy? 2018-2-18 10:21

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  • The story behind the greedy? 2018-2-13 00:32

    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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