Some say it is a representation of seeing the sun through a tree that has been recently simplified in structure, others it is a shared phonetic for a 'bundle'. One of the few characters not to have a radical. Number of strokes 5
东奔西走dōng bēn xī zǒu Be busy; bustling about 东施效颦dōng shī xiaò pín Ludicrous self-conceit 干活不由东累死也无功gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done
Even the name used for Tibet is contentious. The name used in the West 'Tibet' probably comes from the Arabic 'Tibat' meaning 'the summits'. In China it is known as 西藏xī zàng meaning 'Western treasury of Buddhist scriptures'. It is the strength of Buddhism in Tibet that has set it apart from China. The Tibetan name for themselves is Bod or in Sanskrit བོད. Read More
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