shǎng to hand down

Made up of [ shàng still; yet; to value , bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The 'shang' element gives phonetic, 'bei' for valuables gives the menaing
Number of strokes 12

Related characters


Using shàng : tǎng (to recline) tàng (collective for trips) zhǎng (palm of the hand)
Using bèi : guì (precious) zhēn (chaste) pín (poor) tiē (to stick)

Different tone

shàng (up) shàng (still)

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The date

Prior to the adoption of the Western calendar on the foundation of the Republic in 1912, China used a lunar based calendar. The year was divided into 12 or 13 months determined by the phase of the moon. The day within the month was named after the constellation that the moon was in (or near) on that particular date. This allowed Chinese people to work out the precise date on a clear night without the need for clocks and calendars.
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