clean the ice before the hockey contention
top hat on a literate gentleman farmer
alternative breakdown: 一+冂+丨+4丶 ceiling + hood + stick + 4 drops
derivative: ⻗ *weather
derived from: 风fēng wind/windstorm
Is your persona someone you could count on in times past for borrowing/loaning?
body part when on left, moon when on right
derivative: 夕 *evening
eight can be /divided and /divided again OR a spider has eight animal legs
modified version: 衤 ; derivatives: 𧘇 *scarf, *𧘇 *kerchief, 长 long
alternatively: 彳+一+丁 queue + one/ceiling + nail, queue at the hardware business to buy the one nail available
ancient meaning of this character was "right hand", which it still retains as a component
derivative: 乃 *fist
in the movie Inside Out, emotions are stored in something like a computer
alternative breakdown: 田+土 field + soil; anciently, a li was a measurement of distance one could use to measure a field
show respect to the “you” from the heart
if you have wool over your eyes, you might fall short of the next I-beam
get acquainted game, take thread end to summon new friend
derivative: 灬 cooking fire
grasp the boa with your hand to kill it
derivatives: 氵*water, 冫*ice, 氺 *snowflake
old man is the proctor of the SAT, all he says is “5 minutes” OR old man Confucius scores a perfect 5 on the exam
derivative: *经 *crane
originally a picture of meat
alternative breakdown: 冂+人+人 hood + person + person
a person hanging in a meat locker with a hood over their head
modified version: 罒; alternative breakdown: 冈gāng+乂 ridge + sheaf/X OR 冂+乂+乂 hood + sheaves
environmentalist demanding the rights of the trees
gang in the south: drugs, hoods, money
modified versions: 牜 ⺧
throwing rice on the bride from the second story of a wooden building
one of the four directions is 西 xī west
wake up from your siesta thirsty, need water
derivatives: 亻 *persona, 𠂉 *lying down
you can hold something when it fits in your hand
derivative: 㐄 *unicycle
Can you see the Arabic numeral 5 in this character? OR an upside down 4 plus some
modified versions: 扌龵 *hand; derivatives: 开 *open hands, 廾 *two hands, 寸 *thumb
antenna on alien with only a mouth, so he has to ask for orientation
it's not water in the whiskey bottle
the swaddling is completed when the arms stay tucked in
top hats go out at six and return at eight
nine hooks into ten
picture of a seed on a plant
to ancients, a star may seem like just a seed of the sun
magic wand hovering above the floor
magic wand hovering below the ceiling
people sitting on the soil
Brigham Young, first governor of Utah, puts his stick in the soil and declares the Salt Lake Valley as “the place” for settlement.
The sun and the moon are the two bright things in the sky.
Saw away yesterday, tomorrow will be a brighter day.
leave a trail of footprints in the soil when you walk；“走字旁”
go to the monument on a soil path
Picture yourself at daybreak at the beach drawing this character in the sand with your feet.
meeting at 6:45, now!
come one, come all, get your free rice
a person trying to make themself look large by spreading out their arms
When 大 appears as a component, it is often derived from 犬 dog, so in these cases we'll call it a "large dog" in our stories.
large person grows and grows until his head reaches the ceiling and then the heavens
Every day at noon, you must lie down and give yourself a shot with a needle.
Sleep in till noon on New Year’s day, then start checking the boxes of your New Year’s resolutions.
a drop of sunshine: white light
hair turns white at 100
Japanese call age 99 your "white year" because 100-1(百-一)=99(白)
empty whiskey bottle on the streets of the Wild West
point with a knife to that city (the other, the second)
ten thousand directions on a compass, moves by a drop
“I think I can, I think I can” Little Engine spitting nails
older sister, named Jenna, has her shelf of books you can’t touch
older brother doing the can-can
males are more field power
fruit orchard: a field of trees
日+木 sun + tree, need sun to ripen the fruit on the trees
father whispering his baby's name at night
shouting names of kids to bring them home in evening
call out your name in the evening, so they know who is approaching
child practicing characters at home
express individual style through your umbrella: Gene Kelly “Singin’ in the Rain”
alternatively: 人 + 丨 person + stick: maybe you are counting people, maybe sticks
woman with her child is good
house on stilts with pigs underneath
you possess the body parts by your side
Despicable Me villain wants to possess the moon
John Swigert Jr. was one of the astronauts on the Apollo 13 moon mission.
What in the world is going on here? (sees persona with needle)
your persona: he is also covered with scorpions
woman covered in scorpions named She
your persona finds her doppelganger (a person's look-alike) at the gate
Does your mama like horses?
papa is a father protecting his children from a boa