纟Silk Family Dynasty

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róng
down [n.]

=

纟 + 戎róng
threads + padding
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Down needs to be covered and sewn loosely with threads to become padding.

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rào
go around

=

纟 + 尧yáo
thread + ceremonial soldier
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wrapping thread around and around a ceremonial soldier

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vegetarian diet

=

龶 + 糸
grow up + fine silk
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grow up healthy and wear vegan fine silk

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*thread

=

cocoon modified
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“绞丝旁”

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huàn
unreal

=

幺 + 𠃌
cocoon + coat hook
Character Notes

Unreal! coat hooks that come with fake cocoons to scare real moths away

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lèi
tired

=

田 + 糸
field + fine silk
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tired after working in a silk field

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kūn
descendants

=

日 + 比
sun + compare
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comparing everyone under the sun, all descendants

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xiāng
countryside

=

幺 + 丿
cocoon + slash
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countryside is where they raise silk worms, can see them pull out the thread

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jǐn
tight

=

(刂又)jiān + 糸
swordplay + fine silk
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swordplay pants made of tight fine silk

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xiá
spare time

=

日 + 叚jiǎ
day/sun + copycat
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her spare time during the day filled with buying copycats

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轿

jiào
sedan chair

=

车 + 乔qiáo
vehicle + pretend
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when riding in a sedan chair vehicle, you can pretend your are important

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liàn
refine

=

火 + (东一)jiǎn
fire + covered rickshaw
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rickshaw runner’s muscles on fire OR refined by fire when his covered rickshaw burned up, lost his job, had to start afresh

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liàn
practice [v.]

=

纟 + (东一)jiǎn
thread + covered rickshaw
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daughter has to practice her embroidery even in the covered rickshaw

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hùn
mix [v.]

=

氵 + 昆kūn
water + descendants
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water down descendants by mixing with other cultures

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tǒng
continuum

=

纟 + 充chōng
thread + sufficient
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use thread of sufficient length to make a continuum OR thread together a sufficient continuum

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gùn
club [n.]

=

木 + 昆kūn
wood + descendants
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wooden club used to beat descendants

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xiè
discharge [v.]

=

氵 + 世shì
water + generation
Character Notes

discharge of fluids, blood-letting was the cure-all for generations

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jiǎn
opt for

=

扌 + (东一)jiǎn
hand + covered rickshaw
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use finger to point out which covered rickshaw the family has opted for

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lián
lotus

=

艹 + 连lián
flowers + one after another
Character Notes

parade of lotus flower floats one after another

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xiù
embroidery

=

纟 + 秀xiù
thread + elegant
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embroidery is elegant thread work

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luó
edible root

=

艹 + 罗luó
flowers + silk gauze
Character Notes

use silk gauze on the flowers of the edible root plant, so they don’t get eaten

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carry on [v.]

=

纟 + (米𠃊)jì
thread + rice sack
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you can carry a thread ball or rice sack to leave a trail OR pulling a thread from a rice sack carries on and on unit the bag is unraveled

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yāo
youngest, *cocoon

=

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youngest in the moth family is still a cocoon; derivative: 纟*thread

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chāng
prosperous

=

日 + 日
sun + day
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on sunny days you feel prosperous

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suǒ
large rope

=

(十宀) + 糸
chapel + fine silk
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the rope in chapels is made of fine silk

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fine [adj.]

=

纟 + 田
thread + field
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threads from his silk field are the finest (thinnest)

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jué
discontinue

=

纟 + 色
thread + color
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We've discontinued that thread color

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pái
brand [n.]

=

片 + 卑
slice + lowly
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slice of wood is a lowly brand sign OR sometimes lowly people wear brand names to appear like they own a slice of the pie

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beer

=

口 + 卑
mouth + lowly
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the lowly alcohol

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accomplishments

=

纟 + 责
thread + responsibility
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what an accomplished young person! can sew, has responsibility

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zhī
weave [v.]

=

纟 + 只zhǐ
thread + only
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thread is the only thing you need to finger weave OR little pac man weaving back and forth

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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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jiào
relatively

=

车 + 交jiāo
vehicle + mingle
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mingling, comparing cars

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niǔ
New York

=

纟 + 丑chǒu
thread + clown
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in New York street performers have threads like clowns

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lineage

=

丿 + 糸mì
slash/line + fine silk
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line that ties Chinese lineage is made of fine silk

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shì
generation

=

十 + 十 + 十shí
ten + ten + ten
Character Notes

30 years is a generation

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chronicle

=

纟 + 己jǐ
thread + snake
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in the chronicles of the world, a common thread is the presence of the snake

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zhōng
end [n.]

=

纟 + 冬dōng
thread + winter
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end of season sale on winter threads

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biān
compile

=

纟 + 扁biǎn
thread + flat/doormat
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use thread to compile the flat pieces of paper

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shào
acquaint

=

纟 + 召zhào
thread + summon
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get acquainted game, take thread end to summon new friend

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cháo
dynasty

=

𠦝 + 月
Korea + moon
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Korean dynasties come and go like the moon

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silk

=

纟 + 纟
thread + thread
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silk threads woven together into silk fabric

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(中一)

kuì
*purse

=

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alternative breakdown: 中+一 middle + “base”, a purse in China

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*fine silk

=

幺 + 小
cocoon + small
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the smallest cocoons make the finest silk

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*family tree

=

世 + 木
generation + tree
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generations on a tree

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(东一)

jiǎn
*covered rickshaw

=

东 + 一
east/rickshaw + “flap”
Character Notes

marriage rickshaw covering the bride, alternatively: *练-纟

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guì
expensive

=

(中一)kuì + 贝
purse + shells
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expensive things take a purse full of shells

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hán
Korea

=

𠦝gàn + 韦
Korea + tanned hide
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blankets or clothing made of animal furs to keep warm during cold Korean winters

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luó
silk gauze

=

罒 + 夕
net + evening
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silk gauze fishnet hose worn in the evening

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绿

green

=

纟 + 录lù
thread + record
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In the military, record books have a green cloth cover.

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