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today,modern,present, current,this,now

jïn

zuó Ideograh - mouth 亼 talking about things フ

人(person)

日(sun)

day,sky,heaven,god, celestial

tiän

明 míng

Ideograph - the heaven 一 above a man 大 大(big)

期 qï jï 月(moon)

日 rì

clear,bright,light, brilliant, to understand,next,the Ming dynasty (13681644),surname Ming

日(sun)

a period of time,phase, stage,(used for issue of a periodical, courses of study),time,term,period,to Pictophonetic - Month 月 suggests the meaning while 其 provides the pronunciation.

star,satellite,planet,small amount

xïng

日(sun)

year,new-years,age of a person

Pictophonetic - Sun 日 suggests the meaning while 生 provides the pronunciation.

moon,month,Kangxi radical number 74

yuè Pictograph - Picture of a man carrying grains 禾, a yearly event

day,sun,date,day of the month,daytime,abbr. for Japan, Kangxi radical number 72

月(moon)

生 shëng

Pictograh - Picture of sun 日(sun)

Pictophonetic - Day 日 suggests the meaning while 乍 provides the pronunciation.

Ideograph - Bright as sun 日 light and moon 月 light

nián

干(dry)

yesterday,in former times, past

Pictograph - Picture of a half moon. When used as a character component, it is also the simplified form of meat 肉

to be born,to give birth, life,to grow,living,lifetime, birth Pictograph - A plant 屮 sprouting from the earth 土

生(life)

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(interj.),ah

ä

口(mouth)

chü Pictophonetic - Mouth 口 suggests the meaning while 阿 provides the pronunciation.

evening,night,late

wân

日(sun)

Pictophonetic - Sun 日 suggests the meaning while 免 provides the pronunciation.

用(use)

one,a,an,alone

上 shàng shâng

Ideograph - representing heaven (天), horizon (旦), or a bar

一(one)

eat,drink,suffer,endure, bear

起 qî

口(mouth)

走(walk)

dumb,emphatic final particle

on,on top,upon,first (of two parts),previous or last (week etc),upper,higher, above,previous,to climb, Ideograph - indicating above the line or ground 一

Pictophonetic - Eat with mouth 口, 乞 provides sound

饭(飯)

口(mouth)

to use,to employ,to apply, to operate,use

Ideograph - Divine 卜(altered) with middle 中(altered)

chï

Pictograph - Picture of a foot 屮 coming out of a container 凵

yòng

一(one)

凵(open box)

to go out,to come out,to occur,to produce,to go beyond,to rise,to put forth,to occur,to happen,

to rise,to raise,to get up,to initiate (action),to go up, to begin,classifier for cases or unpredictable Pictophonetic - Walk 走 suggests the meaning while 巳 provides the pronunciation.

meal,food,cuisine,cooked rice

fàn Pictophonetic - Mouth 口 with the phonetic component 巴 (to expect)

饣(food)

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Pictohonetic - Food 饣 with the phonetic component 反 (opposite)

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rat,mouse,KangXi radical 208

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属(屬)

shû

shû zhû Pictograph - Picture of a mouse

鼠(rat)

尸(body)

tiger,brave,fierce

牛(ox)

dragon,symbolic of emperor

lóng

马(馬)

Pictograph - Simplified form of 龍, picture of a dragon along with a child 童

Pictograph - Picture of a rabbit 儿(legs)

horse,surname,KangXi radical 187

snake,serpent

shé yí Pictograph - Simplified form of 馬, picture of a horse

马(horse)

虫(insect)

monkey,ape,monkey-like

hóu

犭(dog)

rabbit,hare

cow,ox,bull,KangXi radical number 93

Pictograph - Picture of an ox's head with horns and ears

儿(legs)

龙(dragon)

Pictophonetic - Body 尸 suggests the meaning while 禹 provides the pronunciation.

niú Pictograph - Picture of a tiger 虍 standing on its legs 儿

龙(龍)

category,genus (taxonomy),family members,dependents,to belong to,subordinate to,

Pictophonetic - Insect 虫 suggests the meaning while 它 provides the pronunciation.

sheep,goat,KangXi radical 123

yáng Pictophonetic - Dog 犭 suggests the meaning while 侯 provides the pronunciation.

Pictograph - Picture of a sheep with ears, horns and legs 羊(sheep)

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鸡(雞)

gôu

犭(dog)

fowl,chicken,hen

jï Pictophonetic - Dog 犭 provides the meaning while 句 provides the sound

Ideograph - Another 又 kind of bird 鸟 鸟(bird)

猪(豬)

hog,pig,swine,wild boar

zhü

犭(dog)

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Pictophonetic - Dog 犭 suggests the meaning while 者 provides the pronunciation.

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