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Post time 2018-3-16 12:33:48 |Display all floors
zhihu1 Post time: 2018-3-16 09:19

First let me say thanks for constructive comment!
I have posted many writings on the structure of some interesting characters and all were based on my own comprehension to them. It is not useful to copy others‘ sayings!
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Post time 2018-3-16 15:09:32 |Display all floors
Lindsay2192 Post time: 2018-2-3 22:55
The ancient image of “左” is looked like the shape of left hand.
And the ancient image of “右”  ...

"Chinese regard the left as more honorable"

Then why don't the Chinese keep to the left?  When taking the escalator you are expected to stand on the right; while driving you are to keep to the right!  Surely if what you said is true, they should be keeping left!

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Post time 2018-3-16 16:33:37 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-3-16 15:09
"Chinese regard the left as more honorable"

Then why don't the Chinese keep to the left?  When ta ...

In Chinese, the phrase ‘左右’ sometimes could be used as verb ‘control’! ------- For an example: Could you control (左右) the situation?

In TV drama, you often see the boss sitting in the middle while his men standing on his both sides who are ready to serve him. --------So the officer could 左右 (control)the ‘soldiers’.
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