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What is 番 in Chinese [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-10-15 20:48:02 |Display all floors
refers to ‘how many times something takes place'. Why?
The bottom part is 田(tian)that looks like what you see on the ground from the flying airplane. Yes, 田 means ‘fields’ or ‘farmland’. ;


The middle component is 米 that means ‘rice’ but here it should be ‘crops’. Does 米 seem like a plant with strong roots growing deeply underground?

Then how do you think of the top stroke of 番?  I believe it represents ‘a knife’ with which you get in the crops for harvest from the field. In north China the farmers can harvest crops for mere one time in a year due to the cold climate. Of course we do farming job year after year. So we harvest again and again as time goes on. That is why 番 means ‘times’.

As you see, Chinese people are good at using colorful body language to express their ideas whose ‘speaking’ style is quite magic!

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Post time 2019-10-15 20:52:20 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SEARU at 2019-10-16 09:10

In fact plus one knife-stroke shapes like that means 'pick up'.  The middle three dots look like ‘fruits growing on the tree or grain singles on the top of the crops-plant’, You can finish the harvest-action without a powerful tool that goes like knife or stick.Another example is 稻(rice): 禾 means ‘young plant’; 臼 is a bowl-like stone container where you get off the crust of the raw rice singles with a wood stick.
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