暑 shǔ heat; hot weather; summer heat
Made up of [日 rì
radical 72, 耂 lǎo
NoteCombination of sun and a now misleading phonetic
Using 日 rì
: 明 míng (bright) 是 shì (is) 香 xiāng (fragrant) 春 chūn (spring) 昌 chāng (prosperous) 莫 mò (do not) 者 zhě (in process of) 桌 zhuō (table) 晴 qíng (clear sky) 间 jiàn (gap) 白 bái (bright) 景 jǐng (bright) 曾 céng (once) 音 yīn (sound) 旧 jiù (old) 最 zuì (most) 易 yì (easy) 昨 zuó (previous) 旦 dàn (dawn) 早 zǎo (early) 晚 wǎn (evening) 时 shí (time)
Using 耂 lǎo
: 者 zhě (in process of) 老 lǎo (venerable) 孝 xiào (filial piety or obedience)
Sounds same署 shǔ (office)
Different tone书 shū (book)
殳 shū (spear)
树 shù (tree)
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is called 象棋
literally 'elephant game'. One of the pieces in the game is an elephant, it is a defensive piece that can only move two places at a time and only on the home side of the board. As well as meaning 'elephant', 'xiang' can also mean shape or image and it may be that the game is to do with the 'shapes' or constellations in the sky. Another 'Xiang' 想
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that Mao Zedong
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