Chinese Characters and Words

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Chinese characters with repeating component parts 2

多 ( duo1 ) : many; much
Note : two ( 夕 : evening; moon )
Example : 多邊 = 多边 ( duo1 bian1 ) -- multilateral

姦 is traditional version of 奸
姦 ( jian1 ) : adultery
Note : three ( 女 : woman )
Example : 強姦 = 强奸 ( qiang2 jian1 ) -- rape

戔 is tradictional version of 戋
戔 ( jian1 ) : narrow; small
Note : two ( 戈 : halberd )

昌 ( chang1 ) : prosperous; flourish
Note : two ( 曰 : say )
Example : 昌盛 ( chang1 sheng4 ) -- prosperous

晶 ( jing1 ) : crystal
Note : three ( 曰 : say )
Example : 結晶 = 结晶 ( jie2 jing1 ) -- crystallize