宋 song Song; Song dynasty
Made up of [宀 mián
radical 40, 木 mù
NoteMade up of 'wood' and 'roof' suggesting a wooden building used as a family name, in particular the Song dynasty that ruled China
Using 宀 mián
: 安 ān (peace) 它 tā (it) 宝 bǎo (jewel) 富 fù (rich) 寒 hán (cold) 实 shí (real) 灾 zāi (disaster) 字 zì (letter) 宫 gōng (palace) 院 yuàn (courtyard) 宜 yí (proper) 客 kè (customer) 穴 xué (cave) 容 róng (to hold) 家 jiā (house) 官 guān (official) 定 dìng (to set)
Using 木 mù
: 茶 chá (tea) 来 lái (arrive) 棋 qí (board game) 本 běn (root) 彩 cǎi (color) 树 shù (tree) 未 wèi (not yet) 相 xiāng (each other) 桌 zhuō (table) 椅 yǐ (chair) 杆 gān (pole) 桔 jú (tangerine) 闲 xián (to stay idle) 亲 qīn (parent) 李 lǐ (plum) 枝 zhī (branch) 植 zhí (to plant) 板 bǎn (board) 楼 lóu (multi-story building) 校 xiào (school) 机 jī (machine)
Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián
?money, coin? and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination. Read More
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