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    When used as a noun, this character usually refers to defense or a dam. When used as a verb, it means “to prevent” or “to alert.” …
  • Rat/Mouse
    The above is the Chinese character for rat or mouse. It is a tradition in China that one animal is used to symbolize the year, and the rat comes first in the 12-ye…
  • Flower
    This character usually refers to flowers. It can be used to describe floral items. The lanterns displayed on the night of the Lantern Festival are usually called hua …
  • year
    This character usually refers to a year. The Spring Festival is also called “nian,” which is believed to originate from a Chinese myth. Nian was the na…
  • Hill
    This character usually refers to a hill or a mountain. The earliest form of this character appeared in the scripts of the Shang Dynasty as a pictogram, in the shape o…
  • Return
    This character usually means “go back, return or turn around.” 故国不堪回首月明中 gù guó bù kān huí shǒu yu…
  • Mirror
    This character refers to mirrors. Bronze mirrors, which precede the glass mirrors of today, are loaded with profound historical and cultural connotations. A good e…
  • Sink
    This character usually means “sink” when used as a verb. When used as an adjective, it means “deep, heavy or calm.” As an adverb, it means …
  • Blue/Green
    This character usually refers to blue or green. In ancient China, it also referred to black. The term dan qing is a poetic expression of traditional Chinese painti…