qún group; crowd; flock, herd, pack etc

Made up of [ yáng sheep; goat radical 123, jūn monarch; lord; gentleman ]

Note

Combination of 'monarch' and 'sheep' so suggests all inclusiveness 'group' or 'crowd'

Related characters


Using yáng : xiān (fresh) měi (beautiful)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

害群之马 hài qún zhī mǎ The bad person of the family
鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún Being conspicuously different (often superior)
Song dynasty

Song dynasty

History

The Song dynasty is a period of Chinese refinement and peace rather than military prowess. Great strides were taken in the creative arts and literature. Prosperity from the growing trade by sea rather than overland fueled the building of huge cities. The eventual conquest by the Mongol hordes brought the dynasty to a tragic close.

White for funerals

The Chinese have their own customs and traditions and these are particularly evident at funerals. Where the Western tradition is to wear black, in China the tradition is to wear white.
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