Wednesday, 15 March 2017

沙 | shā

In Mandarin Chinese, (Pinyin: shā 🔊) means “sand”.

is composed of , which is a radical form of (shuǐ), and the character we’ve just learned, (shǎo). Uncle Hanzi says that means “sand, as found in a creek” (could have been on the beach as well), hence the semantic link with water, while the connection with is phonetic.

Speaking of the beach: all three pictures in this post are made from the material collected on the beaches of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

More photos of sand and sea glass @ Shutterstock.

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