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Post time 2019-10-23 16:58:06 |Display all floors
Many Chinese characters have 木 as one organ for the spelling which symbols ‘tree’, or ‘wood’. As we know,‘tree‘ is different from ‘weeds’: the latter has mere one-year-long life while the first can live for several years. Why can trees or bush live so long ? Who  can stand still in strong cold wind in winter? Yes, a tree usually has powerful roots growing deeply underground than weeds. For this reason, our ancestors drew 木 with strong roots. Sometime we use the idiom 根深叶茂(deep roots plus countless leaves)to describe how beautiful a tree is. 西 looks like a 'jar' with a good lid.  That is why 酒 means ‘liquor’ or ‘wine’ which inside short horizon-line represents the real liquid.

What is the jar-like thing hanging on the branches of the tall tree?  Yes,it is a bird-nest where its master can live!


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Post time 2019-10-23 20:23:58 |Display all floors
Yes, mostly 西 refers to ‘west’ in our mother language. Why? Ancient Chinese believed that ‘the West Heaven' is (or was) the home of all creatures after death including the Sun when it sets down. In other words, the remote place in that direction can hold up every thing in the end! It goes like an invisible huge jar 西.  
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Post time 2020-5-8 12:14:38 |Display all floors
"That is why 酒 means ‘liquor’ or ‘wine’ which inside short horizon-line represents the real liquid. " ??
That is why 酒 means ‘liquor’ or ‘wine’ (in) which the inside short horizon-line represents the real liquid. ?

(Which one of the sayings above is better in grammar? )
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Post time 2020-5-8 12:28:38 |Display all floors
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"That is why 酒 means ‘liquor’ or ‘wine’ which inside short horizon-line represents the real liq ...

Why does 東 refer to ‘east’?  東 is 木(tree)plus 日(the Sun). Now the latter is under the ‘ground’ that is going to rise up and up like the tree grows. (The horizon line of 木 is the surface of the Earth.  So 東 symbols the direction where the Sun rises every morning. ’)
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