4/18/08

一天一字
(A mini Chinese lesson
specially designed for
people not intending to actually
learn the language.)




Today's character is:



人, simply enough, means "person." It evolved from a rough stick figure to it's present form, which is more like a pair of legs. 人 is frequently used in compounds to make a variety of works having to do with occupations, nationality or genders. It's one of the most common words in the language.

To indicate a woman you can add a 女 (a pictograph of a pregnant woman, although much altered from it's ancient state) before 人. For a man add a 男 (a pictograph comprised of a field made of four plots and an arm bend and flexing) Simple enough.

人 is pronounced ren? (like you're asking a question)

2 comments:

Silvia Elena said...

你太可爱了! 人人人!

人肉! 人肉! 恶心!

你喜欢吃人肉吗? 你记得那个开车的人 他告诉我们了他喜欢吃人肉包子 他让我怕 真的!你记得那天吗?

我喜欢你,肉丝!

loveyerma said...

So whenever you type a Chinese character I get a ? My computer is like me," No speaky Shiny!"
been oh so busy!
loveyerma