SEARU Post time 2018-3-16 12:33:48

zhihu1 Post time: 2018-3-16 09:19 static/image/common/back.gif


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!

pnp Post time 2018-3-16 15:09:32

Lindsay2192 Post time: 2018-2-3 22:55 static/image/common/back.gif
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!

SEARU Post time 2018-3-16 16:33:37

pnp Post time: 2018-3-16 15:09 static/image/common/back.gif
"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’.

darvei Post time 2019-8-1 02:02:34

Lindsay2192 Post time: 2018-2-3 22:55 static/image/common/back.gif
The ancient image of “左” is looked like the shape of left hand.
And the ancient image of “右”  ...

nonono, it is kinda left in chinese means minds and right the power. 左文右武。
left means what you say and do is from your heart and right means the way you do or say to your heart. 文治武功。
i am not so sure and not an expert.

SEARU Post time 2019-8-1 20:31:09

zhihu1 Post time: 2018-3-16 09:16 static/image/common/back.gif
Duan Yucai, a renowned Chinese phiologist of Qing Dynasty, elucidates  "left" in Chinese means to he ...

How to “help hand with hand”?
That is equal to say ‘I help you with my own hands’ through real labor action?
If I help you with the ‘mouth’‘, I only offer you some advices for your business.
The explaining above to the phrase ‘左右’’ sounds complicated!
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