Here's Two Adorable Chinese Words

17 August 2012

Over dinner, my aunt taught me two words which I thought had particularly accurate radical compositions:

The word for 'heating up' / 'burn/scald/hot' is: 湯 (tang2, soup) + 火 (huo3, fire) = 燙 (tang4) The word for 'blind / unseeing' is 亡 (wang2, die/perished) + 目 (mu4, eye) = 盲 (mang2)

Excellent, excellent!

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