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Post time 2018-5-11 10:03:54 |Display all floors
Just now I wrote a note about 文章(article)but failed to post it here due to technique problem and the original script is missing!

Later I would like to rewrite it for your reading-enjoyment.   Now I want to challenge fellow Chinese friends: Could you explain the true meaning of the two characters in a funny way to foreign friends?
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Post time 2018-5-11 14:43:12 |Display all floors
You are a compulsive writer, SEARU. I suggest you proofread your writings before you post them.

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Post time 2018-5-11 17:38:22 |Display all floors
文 looks like a man who has wide shoulders for carring heavy load for family or society;

Is his stomach big? -----------In China we often use the idiom 满腹经纶 to describe someone whose ‘stomach’ is full of Bible and poems those are enough for him to deal with any problem in reality!---------- Ancient Chinese believed that the function of the heart was ‘thinking’ which in fact is the head‘s business!’

The bottom of 文 should be the two legs:Reading thousands of books is not enough to make you a real scholar, for more you must travel the world putting  theory into practice! That is the real meaning of the  idiom  ‘’走千里路,读万卷书”!
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Post time 2018-5-11 18:06:46 |Display all floors
The top part of 章(zhang)is 立 which means ‘standing’ or ‘set up’;
Its middle component is 日 that is 'the Sun‘ which original form was one circle plus a short horizon-stroke inside that looks like the real shape of the star!
The bottom of 章 is 早 which contains the horizon-line of the ground and the vertical stroke symbols the route through which the Sun rises in the east in early morning.

So the whole image of 章 tells us ‘We must set up new idea through writing and let readers feel that as if they see the bright sunlight from the darkness!’’----------Try to make your article more meaningful is the first important thing!
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Post time 2018-5-11 18:16:12 |Display all floors
文 plus 章  is equal to ‘article’.  But it is not easy to do the sum for Searu! (laughing!)
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Post time 2018-5-11 21:39:13 |Display all floors
SEARU Post time: 2018-5-11 18:16
文 plus 章  is equal to ‘article’.  But it is not easy to do the sum for Searu! (laughing!) ...

If you think the word "article" has just the one meaning you have been discussing here, then you have misled yourself. The word has several meanings. One is the grammar category that comes in front of most nouns: The, a, an.

The basis of this word is the Latin word "ars", which in English became "art".  

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Post time 2018-5-11 22:53:32 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-5-11 21:39
If you think the word "article" has just the one meaning you have been discussing here, then you h ...

Chinese language is hieroglyphic with each character looking like a painting which contains one thousand words!--------So it is too shallow to learn them without analysis on the relationship of their meaning and construction!

As a blogger, it is necessary for us to discuss what makes up an article!
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