The word 流 is more funny than you think!This post was edited by SEARU at 2017-10-20 19:07
Today I notice that the Chinese character 流 is so interesting that it is worth sharing with you through this writing. I wish you enjoy my explaining!
The left part of 流 is called “three-drop-water” in Chinese , but in fact it shapes like three 'streams' those would join together running into the same river.
----------About 江（river），which right part 工 is also funny which looks like the 'bank'(二） plus a 'bridge'（1） over the river!）
The right top part of 流 is a special shape of 云(clouds)；
The right bottom part of 流 is a changed-form of 川 ------------the middle of 川 looks like the 'current' with the remaining part as the 'bank'. So 川 also means （river）.
流，many 'streams' run together into 川 with clouds over the head which seems show that it is still raining. Now the 川 in the 流 looks like water-fall coming down from the mountain！ ------------What a beautiful landscape it is!
Yes, the original meaning of 流 is ‘current’!
When you write 流, you imagine that you are drawing a picture：Three steams would meet together; then draw ‘clouds’（云） in this way（二 seems like the layers of clouds and the remaining lower part is its ‘foot’ with which the clouds can move freely! ）; at last draw something as water fall!
I am looking forward to the photo of your handwriting of 流 which if you would like show us in Forum. That would be great encouragement for my future work here! To dear editors:
It is Ok! I am waiting for your approval!