弋 士 Military Museum

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xián
salty

=

一 + 口 + 戊
one + mouth + cannon
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one taste of something too salty and you spit it out like a cannon

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或huò or

péng
puffy

=

月 + 彭péng
body part + Peng
Character Notes

This body part of drummer boy Peng is getting puffy.

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péng
Peng

=

壴 + 彡
drummer boy + bird tail
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This drummer boy, named Peng, adds a bird tail to his cap.

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jiā
commend

=

壴 + 加jiā
drummer boy + add
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This drummer boy is commended for his performance and money is added to his wages.

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kettle

=

士 + 冖 + 业
soldier + crown + profession
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This soldier put his mess hall experience to use as a professional kettle keeper for the crown.

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kuǎn
funds

=

士 + 示 + 欠
soldier + altar + lack
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This soldier lacks funds to take his bride to the altar.

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náo
chafe

=

扌 + 尧yáo
hand + ceremonial soldier
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The hand of this ceremonial soldier felt chafed and itchy, but he resisted scratching it.

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qiào
turn upward

=

尧yáo + 羽
ceremonial soldier + wings
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This ceremonial soldier’s collar is turned upward like wings.

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ráo
spare [v.]

=

饣 + 尧yáo
food + ceremonial soldier
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This ceremonial soldier was spared from mess hall duty.

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jié
lop off

=

𢦏 + 隹
tank + special bird
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This tank ran over a turkey and lopped off its head.

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zāi
sow

=

𢦏zái +木
tank + tree
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Other machinery is invented based on the tank. This tank-like tractor smooths the ground before trees are sown.

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zhǎn
small cup

=

戋jiān + 皿
machine gun + dish
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This small cup holds the bullets from a machine gun that were removed from his side.

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jiàn
tread on

=

足 + 戋jiān
lower leg + machine gun
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tread on the machine gun of a fallen comrade

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miè
despise

=

艹 + 罒 + 戊 + 丶
flowers + net + cannon + drop
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Flower children despise war. Picture them throwing a net over a cannon or stuffing it with something to prevent it from firing.

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róng
*padding

=

十 + 戈
ten + rifle
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You need padding 10 layers thick to protect yourself from a rifle.

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fell [v.]

=

亻 + 戈
persona + rifle
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War stories can get stretched. This persona tells of the time he fell a tree with his rifle.

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chuō
jab

=

翟 + 戈
special bird wings + rifle
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These soldiers are hungry, but they jab at the wings of the fallen bird with their rifle to make sure it isn’t an enemy trap.

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creak

=

口 + 一 + 自 + 戈gē
mouth + ceiling + nose + rifle
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This is the sound made by a POW who is being tortured to extract information. He is being hung by his nose from the ceiling with a rifle pointed at him.

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èr
II

=

二èr + 贝 + 弋
two + shells + pistol
Character Notes

This formal document between two parties of a duel listed the terms of the duel, including the shells that could be paid to settle the dispute rather than a pistol.

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𢦏

zái
*tank

=

土 + 戈
soil + rifle
Character Notes

part of the weapon series of components derived from ancient weapons: 弋yì pistol, 戈gē rifle, 戋jiān machine gun, 戊wù cannon, 𢦏zái tank; The tank is still the backbone of land combat today, rolling over the soil.

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jié
spotless

=

氵 + 吉jí
water + lucky
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Lucky water get things spotlessly clean.

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shell [n.]

=

士 + 冗
soldier + superfluous
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To this soldier in training, an extra shell of armor seems superfluous. OR Prince Superfluous is sent off as a soldier and dies in a shelling.

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cái
tailor [v.]

=

衣 + 𢦏zái
clothing + tank
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Civilians back home tailoring uniforms for soldiers are inspired by the tank to create new ways of tailoring: a machine rolls over a bolt of fabric like a tank to cut out the pattern.

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zhuàng
robust

=

丬qiáng + 士
turtle + soldier
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a teenage mutant ninja turtle OR With his turtle-like armor, this soldier looks quite robust.

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shēng
voice [n.]

=

士 + 尸 + 丨
soldier + split flag
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In a civil war, soldiers‘ voices are split against each other.

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huò
or

=

口 + 一 + 戈
mouth + floor + rifle
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“Put your mouth on the floor or I’ll shoot!”

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咸xián salty

kin

=

戊 + 上 + 小
cannon + above + small
Character Notes

Uncle Schubert does a cannonball jump into the pool to the delight of his younger kin. OR The justification of the cannon is it is protecting kin, flies above the small people.

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叔 shū uncle

*drummer boy

=

士 + 豆
soldier + beans
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A boy soldier who plays the drum and is also the camp cook. *Notice the bottom of 士 overlaps with the top of 豆.

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jiāo
sprinkle

=

氵 + 尧yáo
water + ceremonial guard
Character Notes

To vary the work, watering/sprinkling the flowers was assigned to this ceremonial guard.

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qiǎn
shallow

=

氵 + 戋jiān
water + machine gun
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Picture machine gun-toting soldiers moving through shallow water.

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线

xiàn
line [n.]

=

纟 + 戋jiān
thread + machine gun
Character Notes

Machine guns shoot a lot of bullets in a row, threaded together in a line that is fed through the gun.

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shāo
fever

=

火 + 尧yáo
fire + ceremonial guard
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This ceremonial guard had a fever but he had to ignore the burning.

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xiǎo
dawn

=

日 + 尧yáo
sun + ceremonial guard
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As the sun rises at dawn, this ceremonial guard’s watch ends.

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drum

=

壴gǔ + 支
drummer boy + branch
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The drummer boy uses a branch for a drumstick.

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yuè
surpass

=

走 + 戊
walk + cannon
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They walked with the cannon in order to surpass the enemy during the night; it got caught on something (hook stroke).

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shì
style [n.]

=

弋 + 工
pistol + work
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The stylish English dueling pistol was prized for its accuracy and its work-manship.

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huá
scratch [v.]

=

戈 + 刂
rifle + sword
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When it is a rifle versus a sword, a sword can only scratch a rifle.

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mào
lush

=

艹 + 戊
flowers + cannon
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They found this cannon half-buried in the jungle, now lush with flowers.

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zhǎo
look for

=

扌 + 戈
hand + rifle
Character Notes

look for the hand that the rifle shot off

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我wǒ I/me

cán
incomplete

=

歹 + 戋
carcass + machine gun
Character Notes

This carcass was made incomplete by a machine gun.

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zhàn
war

=

占zhān + 戈
tell fortunes + rifle
Character Notes

The fortune tellers of the day predicted the number of rifles would determine the outcome of the war.

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zài
load [v.]

=

𢦏zái + 车
tank + vehicle
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Picture a tank loaded with the vehicle it is pushing out of the way.

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jiè
take precautions against

=

廾 + 戈
two hands + rifle
Character Notes

To take precautions against someone shooting you, the universal signal is to put your two hands up in the air.

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joyful

=

壴 + 口
drummer boy + mouth
Character Notes

Make a joyful noise with drum and mouth!

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frolic [v.]

=

又 + 戈
right hand + rifle
Character Notes

right hand frolics with the trigger of the rifle

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arrow, *pistol

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part of a series of weapon components: 弋 *pistol, 戈 *rifle, 戋 *machine gun, 戊 *cannon, 𢦏 *tank; a pistol is a handgun used in duels

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halberd, *rifle

=

弋 + 丿
pistol + slash
Character Notes

part of the weapon series of components derived from ancient weapons: 弋yì pistol, 戈gē rifle, 戋jiān machine gun, 戊wù cannon, 𢦏zái tank;  the next step up in guns, 

used in the Revolutionary War

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jiān
*machine gun

=

一 + 戈
one + rifle
Character Notes

part of the weapon series of components derived from ancient weapons: 弋yì pistol, 戈gē rifle, 戋jiān machine gun, 戊wù cannon, 𢦏zái tank; Adding more ammunition 

and power to guns, the machine gun changed warfare.

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yáo
*ceremonial guard

=

戈 - 丶 + 儿
unloaded rifle + human legs
Character Notes

 A ceremonial guard named Yao: he could almost be a statue, his human legs are so still.

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*cannon

=

𠂆 + 戈
drag + rifle
Character Notes

part of the weapon series of components derived from ancient weapons: 弋yì pistol, 戈gē rifle, 戋jiān machine gun, 戊wù cannon, 𢦏zái tank; This weapon has to be dragged to and from the battlefields.

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cáng
hide

=

艹 + 爿pán + 戊 + 臣
flowers + slat + cannon + loft bed
Character Notes

Hidden enemy: in the flowers, behind slats, behind the cannon, or hiding from his fear in the loft bed in the barracks.

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dài
substitute for

=

亻 + 弋
persona + pistol
Character Notes

An important persona in a duel is the “second”, someone sent as a substitute for offended parties, whose primary role was to settle the dispute without violence.

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wēi
might [n.]

=

一 + 女 + 戊
one + woman + cannon
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The might of a cannon blows one woman away. OR It takes one woman to show her might by standing up to the cannon

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chéng
turn into

=

刀 + 戊
knife + cannon
Character Notes

When does a knife fight turn into a cannon fight? When a bully becomes president.

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I, me

=

手 + 戈
hand + rifle
Character Notes

I have a right to my rifle.

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找zhǎo look for

levy [n.]

=

贝 + 武wǔ
shells + military
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levy's purpose is to collect shells to pay for the military

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zéi
burglar

=

贝 + 戎
shells + padding
Character Notes

Burglars are in it for the shells, especially in wartime. This one is padding the guns he is selling to the enemy (贼 zéi also means “traitor”).

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jiàn
cheap

=

贝 + 戋jiān
shells + machine gun
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cheap plastic machine guns that only cost a few shells

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dài
have on

=

𢦏zái + 田 + 共
tank + field + together
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tanks roll together over the field, battalion members all have on a helmet

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qián
coin [n.]

=

钅 + 戋jiān
metal + machine gun
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Ammunition is expensive. A machine gun might as well be shooting coins.

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military [adj.]

=

一 + 止 + 弋
one + footprint + pistol
Character Notes

Picture this military salute: one stamp of the foot followed by a flash of the pistol.

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chuí
droop

=

千 + 艹 + 士
thousand + flowers + soldier
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a thousand flowers droop to honor a fallen soldier

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zhì
aspiration

=

士shì + 心
soldier + heart
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Soldiers who aspire to serve their country can be awarded a purple heart if they pay the ultimate price by being wounded or killed.

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shì
soldier

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broad soldiers, feet at attention

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土tǔ

jié
tie [v.]

=

纟 + 吉jí
thread + lucky
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tie a lucky thread around your finger OR This soldier was lucky to tie the knot during leave.

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lucky

=

士 + 口
soldier + mouth
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This lucky soldier got a kiss on his way to war.

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