What could you see through the character 向?Many Chinese characters are vivid hieroglyphic words. 向 is one of them：
向 means ‘direction’. Why?
Look！ 向 shapes like a wall with a window in it, and on the top of the wall （or house）you can see smoke rising that goes tilt into the air from the chimney！----------When I was child, villagers burnt firewood for cooking and sometimes they judged the wind-direction with the help of smoke from the stove！
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Thanks for your reading and enjoyment! I have written many writings on some special characters with funny components, such as 东 西 南 北 酒 张 飞 墙 拜 臼 气 吃 and so on!
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