Views: 1332|Replies: 1

What is 离 [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2019-8-6 21:03:50 |Display all floors
The structure of the word appears strange even for native Chinese students who had(have) to swallow it as whole without reasonable analysis! Now let‘s have a close look!
I think the first part should be ‘文’ that symbols ‘a thin scholar’ or ‘man’: In fact it is a simple form of human body with the head, the shoulder plus two leg with thin waist.
The second component of the character is as same as the bottom ofwhich should represent ‘an area’;
The following part goes like the boundary of which should also mean another ‘area’;
The remaining component is as same as the bottom of that represents ‘foot’.
So the whole painting ofshows:A ‘man’ has gone to a new ‘area’ with the ‘footstep’ leaving in his ‘hometown’! That is why 离 means ‘leave’!

Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2019-8-7 10:18:54 |Display all floors
离 reminds me its ‘brother’ who is ‘别’(bie).  The latter has three components as the following:口 is ‘mouth’ but here that represents ‘a person’;
力 is a simple picture of human body with arms and two strong legs. So the left part of 别 is two people who have close relationship with the bottom one tries to raise up the top one!
The right of 别 is a vertical knife which is a changed form of 刀(something like sword).
When you put 口, 力 and 刀 together, or you wave a ‘knife’ to two friends or relatives, do you intend to seperate them? That is the exact meaning of the idiom ‘一刀两断’:One sharp sword cuts something into two parts and from now on it is the end of their close relationship before (at least for the moment)!
别 means ‘farewell’ or ‘goodbye’!

Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.