祥 – Xiang2 – Auspicious
Archive for June, 2006
森 – Sen1 – Forest
森林 – Sen1 Lin2 – Forest
Funky Forest was definitely the strangest movie I’ve ever seen. I usually avoid reading about movies so I have no idea what they are about beforehand, but in this case I have no idea what it was about even after having seen it! The only thing I know for sure is it has something to do with dancing.
亮 – Liang4 – Light, Bright
漂亮 – Piao4 Liang5 – Float Bright — Pretty, Beautiful
月亮 – Yue4 Liang4 – Moon Bright — Moon
松 – Song1 – Loose, Pine
松鼠 – Song1 Shu3 – Pine Rat — Squirrel
Speaking of rats, Walde stepped on one in a subway station today! It didn’t like it.
歡 – Huan1 – Joyous, Happy, Pleased
歡迎 – Huan1 Ying2 – To Welcome, Welcome
舟 – Zhou1 – Boat
The World Bible School has found incontrovertible proof of the literal truth of the Bible encoded in the most unlikely of places – the Chinese language! The theory is that Chinese, being the oldest continuously used written language, encodes Bible stories right into the characters. One of the most interesting examples is 船 – Chuan2 – Ship. If you look inside this character, you find 舟 – Zhou1 – Boat + 八 – Ba1 – Eight + 口 – Kou3 – Mouth (person). As we all know, Noah’s Ark had eight people on it! QED.
Our friend Tian decided that this seemed to be a fun game and decided to have a go at it himself. His shocking result? Well, Jesus was a man who prayed on the cross. So if you take 人 – Ren2 – Man + 口 – Kou3 – Mouth (praying) + 十 – Shi2 – Cross and put them together, you get 呆 – Dai1 – Stupid…???!?! Wait! What are the authors of ancient Chinese trying to tell us anyway?
亞 – Ya4 – Asia, Inferior
亞洲 – Ya4 Zhou1 – Asia Continent — Asia, Asian
I wonder why the same character means “Asia” and “Inferior”?
志 – Zhi4 – Will, Ambition
大志 – Da4 Zhi4 – Big Will — High Aims
眾志成城 – Zhong4 Zhi4 Cheng2 Cheng2 – Multitude Will Complete Wall — “Unity Of Will Is An Impregnable Stronghold”
囉 – Luo1 – Fussy, Talkative
囉唆 – Luo1 Suo1 – Fussy Incite — Bothersome
我很囉唆。 Or at least that’s what Jenny always says.