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Post time 2018-2-7 22:26:27 |Display all floors
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’?
Let's make or take life as simple as possible! That would save you a lot of unnecessary troubles. ---------------It is precious experience that I have learned from Mom.

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Post time 2018-2-7 22:41:11 |Display all floors
It is really funny when you have a tasty chewing of some Chinese character which relationship between the shape and meaning could tell you more about our traditional culture!
Let's make or take life as simple as possible! That would save you a lot of unnecessary troubles. ---------------It is precious experience that I have learned from Mom.

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Post time 2018-3-16 09:35:56 |Display all floors
This character is a typical phono-semantic compound. 此 is phonetic -"ci", therefore its pronunciation is "cai".

Not all Chinese characters are pictographs.

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Post time 2018-3-16 12:20:59 |Display all floors
zhihu1 Post time: 2018-3-16 09:35
This character is a typical phono-semantic compound. 此 is phonetic -"ci", therefore its pronunciati ...

Thanks for reply.  Different characters have their own story on how they came to the world. Furthermore the different forms of the same Chinese word and in different handwritings always show you different feelings just as you are judging paintings! -----------Through which we could have a talk with our ancestors and admire their wisdom on expressing ideas!
Let's make or take life as simple as possible! That would save you a lot of unnecessary troubles. ---------------It is precious experience that I have learned from Mom.

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Post time 2018-3-16 12:21:27 |Display all floors
Thanks for reply.  Different characters have their own story on how they came to the world. Furthermore the different forms of the same Chinese word and in different handwritings always show you different feelings just as you are judging paintings! -----------Through which we could have a talk with our ancestors and admire their wisdom on expressing ideas!
Let's make or take life as simple as possible! That would save you a lot of unnecessary troubles. ---------------It is precious experience that I have learned from Mom.

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