Adorable Chinese Etymology - Teeth (齒)

4 October 2012

I'm nearing the 1000 character mark on Skritter (maybe I'll hit it before the end of the month? Progress is slow but steady), and here's one that like 龜 has a pretty direct relationship to its pictorial past - 齒. Essentially, it's a mouth with teeth - simple as that!

I've just come back from Kaoshiung where I partook in the age old tradition of roadside barbecue in celebration of the Mid-Autumn / Moon Festival. There's just something really special about meats you've cooked yourself over a coal fire (that was started by a blowtorch - thanks, modern technology!) It was great to catch up with a whole bunch of friends and family that I hadn't seen since the last time I was in Taiwan.

Tags: Chinese, Kaohsiung, Skritter

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